5 types of accommodation you’ve probably never considered

Brisbane accommodation

When you are planning a holiday, one important part you cannot afford to overlook is your accommodation. The cost of hotel accommodation could discourage anyone, especially those travelling on a budget. However, there are other types of Brisbane accommodation you can look into.

Brisbane is a hot tourist destination and there is accommodation to cater every budget. At Bridgewater Terraces, we offer holiday apartments that are a great and affordable alternative to the usual hotel accommodation.

Holiday apartments are just one of several options you can choose for your Brisbane holiday. But there are many different types of accommodation you’ve probably never considered. Here, I walk you through your different options and how they might fit with your lifestyle and budget.


If you are traveling in a group, you should consider hostel accommodation. There are several hostels that cater mostly to backpackers and offer shared accommodation at a much lower cost than what you would typically pay for a hotel room. Some hostels offer dormitory rooms, while you could find others that offer double, twin and single rooms in addition to dormitory rooms. Hostels are widely available throughout Brisbane so you’ll have no trouble finding one close to your destination.

Self-Contained Apartments

Self-contained apartments are a great option if you are traveling on a budget and still want some form of comfort. You can book as a group and stay together or you can choose to share with someone else. Additionally, you will find self-contained apartments in Brisbane CBD, however cheaper apartments are located in the inner city suburbs of Fortitude Valley, Spring Hill and Kangaroo Point, which is where Bridgewater Terraces is located. We have 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments available for different needs. Our apartments feature a full kitchen, which means you can enjoy a self-catered holiday and reduce your holiday costs.

serviced apartments in Brisbane

Bridgewater Terraces self-contained apartments in Brisbane

Holiday homes

If you have a little more money to burn and you want a lot of freedom and privacy then you might want to consider a holiday home. There are privately-owned holiday homes that you can get for the duration of your stay. Holiday homes are generally located outside of Brisbane CBD, in the inner city suburbs or beyond so you will have to take into consideration extra travel time. Regardless, you will have more flexibility and living space to enjoy.

Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfast accommodation is almost as old as time, yet strangely; it is not the first option that comes to mind. I believe that this charming accommodation type is often overlooked. It is one Brisbane accommodation option that is as laid back as the city itself. You get to meet people in a close-knit way and your host or hostess can be a wealth of information on local Brisbane activities that you might enjoy. Like holiday homes, expect B&B to be located outside of the city.


A homestay is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Brisbane accommodation, yet it might be a great option if it is your first time to Brisbane. It allows you to experience real Australian culture, from a real Australian household. Basically, some families choose to open their homes to guests for a homestay. This sort of accommodation is usually more common among students, but it could work out great for you. It is a way to ensure that your meals are provided, you get to see the city through the eyes of a local and you could also form friendships that last a lifetime.

 If you choose a homestay however, you should be prepared to abide by the rules of your host family. Also, all domestic facilities such as bathrooms, swimming pool, living room etc., are shared with the host family.


There are several Brisbane accommodation types available that you have probably never considered. When you are planning your holiday, you should give serious thought to any of these, which include hostels, self-contained apartments, holiday homes, bed and breakfast places and homestay families. It is a wonderful way to widen your horizons.

If you decide that a self-contained apartment is the best type of accommodation your needs, then Bridgewater Terraces is exactly what you need. Our facilities are clean and affordable and we give you the flexibility and independence you need. You can choose from a 1, 2, or 3-bedroom apartment, as it suits you.

Go ahead and contact us on 07 3435 5216 to reserve your holiday apartment or go online to book your spot today.

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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