Brisbane Accommodation - Search & Book Online!
Brisbane is Australia's third largest city and as you'd expect, accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes and price points. Whether you're after budget backpackers hostels, business hotels, tourist parks, luxury five star resorts, bed and breakfasts, farmstays, motels, caravan parks, or family apartments you'll find it all in Brisbane.
Most of the hotels are in the Brisbane CBD and rates are reasonable when compared with most destinations. If you don't want to stay in the bustling CBD then you can search through the outlying suburbs for what suits your accommodation needs. We have separated a range of accommodation providers into the most popular regions below:
Brisbane Accommodation Regions
The Brisbane Central Business District has a whole range of accommodation choices including budget backpackers and hostels which are popular with those traveling on a budget. There's modern hotel rooms suitable for those on business and if you're here longer then there is also a range of self serviced apartments. Tourists may also like to choose to stay in the heart of the city as many of the sights are located within walking distance.
There’s a whole host of fantastic suburbs located in inner Brisbane. You have alternative Fortitude Valley, known to locals just as The Valley, which is popular for live music gigs, late night bars, Chinatown, eclectic shopping boutiques and funky accommodation options. There’s a great cafe lifestyle in New Farm and Newstead with lots of large holiday apartment choices close to cafes, restaurants and shops. South Bank is a suburb that never sleeps (although you can in a modern high rise building) with a whole host of restaurants and wine bars and even a man made beach so you can cool off during the day!
The Northern suburbs of Brisbane are either leafy and green with Queenslander homes aplenty or new residential suburbs popular with young families. Accommodation here is varied as you can find long term apartments, holiday house rentals and well priced hotels and motels. It’s extremely popular with those with early flights out of Brisbane International Airport, punters attending the horse racing at Eagle Farm, staying in Chermside or a live show at Boondall Entertainment Centre.
The areas of Caboolture and the Redcliffe Peninsula in Brisbane’s North offer a laidback holiday location full of wonderful views and places to relax while still only being about an hour out of Brisbane city by car, bus or train. Explore the history of the area in Caboolture’s many museums or make the most of Redcliffe’s 22km of coastline and doorway to the magnificent Moreton Bay and Islands.
The south side of Brisbane is a melting pot of cultures and especially popular with those passing through Brisbane. There’s a whole range of budget motels, family hotels and long term apartment stays. While you’re here have an amazing and authentic Asian meal in the suburb of Sunnybank or visit Moorooka for a taste of African food and culture in the South of Brisbane. The south is also a popular spot to stay in as it is close to the Brisbane International Speedway known for its speed car racing, and is only a short drive or train trip away from the Gold Coast.
The West Side of Brisbane is known for its beautiful semi rural suburbs with rolling hills, undulating rivers and picturesque gardens. It’s a great destination for those wishing to have a quiet weekend getaway at a country Bed and Breakfast. There’s much to do including horse riding, bush walking, picnicking by the river and so much more. It’s also an ideal spot for those heading out west with budget motels suitable for travellers.
Moreton Island may be 95% national park but there are also a few accommodation options including the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, an eco lodge with self contained apartments and a stretch of campsite along the beach. Moreton Island is a great weekend getaway as it’s just a short boat ride from the mainland, and is perfect for those wishing to get out of the city for the weekend. There's lots to see and do on this beautiful island and in the sparkling waters.
Where's the best place to stay in Brisbane?
The Brisbane CBD isn't huge, so if you're in town on business pretty much all the main corporate hotels are within a short cab ride from the main office buildings. If you're in Brisbane for pleasure you might as well stay near your vice - if it's shopping you're after, stay somewhere near the Queen Street Mall, if you're there for the nightlife then Fortitude Valley is where it's at, and there are plenty of hotels and apartments within walking distance of the Gabba and Suncorp Stadium if you're there for sporting or music events.
If you're coming to Brisbane to check the place out, you'll get through most of the sights in a couple of days, so stay somewhere central - anywhere on the main Brisbane peninsula is fine and that will put you within walking distance of South Bank, the train stations and the botanic gardens.
If you're spending a couple of weeks in Brisbane, try an apartment in Kangaroo Point because the views are great and the prices are cheaper. If you want easy access to the city try somewhere just north of the city in Spring Hill. Don't forget the Gold Coast is only 45 minutes down the road, and there's lots more touristy things to do there, and plenty more places to stay, so keep it open as an option as well.