Cost-efficient Tips for finding accommodation in Brisbane

Are you looking for affordable accommodation in Brisbane? Well, you’re certainly not alone. Throughout the year, thousands of tourists look for tips to find more affordable Brisbane accommodation.

Luckily for you, I offer Brisbane accommodation so I certainly know the ins and outs of the accommodation industry – especially how to snatch a bargain.

Today, I’ll list some cost-efficient tips to help you find quality, yet affordable accommodation in Brisbane.

After reading through this article, you’ll have a better idea of what to do when looking for your holiday accommodation. You can thank me by choosing to stay in one of our holiday apartments at Bridgewater Terraces. Listen up!

1. Choose accommodation that is located centrally

One of the best ways to save money when choosing accommodation in Brisbane is to choose accommodation that’s centrally located. There is no point in booking cheap accommodation if it’s located far away from the heart of the city. If you do so, you will end up spending a fortune on transportation.

Rather, choose accommodation located in or around Brisbane CBD. This way, you’ll be close to the very best that Brisbane has to offer, and won’t need to spend a cent on transport.

This is one of the main reasons guests choose to stay at Bridgewater Terraces. We’re centrally located just outside Brisbane CBD and close to the major tourist attractions. Moreover, given that we’re not in the CBD itself, our rates are far cheaper than hotels located in the CBD.

2. Check prices online and then book directly

This is a strategy which most people are unaware of. Most hotel booking websites claim to offer the best deals and because of this, many book accommodation in Brisbane through third-party hotel bookingswebsites.

However, let me tell you that these third-party websites receive a commission from the hotel for making bookings. This commission usually ranges from 20%-30%.

To save a few bucks, check prices online and then call the hotel directly for a booking. Ask if they are willing to knock off 10%-15% of the price listed by hotel booking website as they will still be saving money on the commission they would otherwise be paying.

Most accommodation providers will happily oblige as this is a win-win situation for both of you. Good luck with this strategy!

3. Check for amenities

Often, people simply book accommodation in Brisbane that looks great without checking on what amenities are offered. Upon arrival, these guests end up spending more simply because their accommodation does not provide essential amenities. To avoid this, make sure to check what amenities are offered before you make a booking.

At Bridgewater Terraces, you won’t face this issue. Our serviced holiday apartments offer great facilities and amenities, which are typically equal to what most hotels offer.

Our apartments include Wi-Fi, free secure underground parking, fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, BBQ areas, swimming pools, gyms, spas and saunas and much more.

By staying with us, you won’t have to spend extra on any of these.

4. Choose a serviced apartment over a hotel

If you’re travelling to Brisbane with your family or with a group of friends, choose a serviced apartment over a hotel. Serviced apartments are far cheaper; they are much more spacious and offer amenities on par with hotels.

If you’ll be staying for more than 4 nights, then take a look at our rates. Our holiday apartments are available in 1, 2 and 3-bedroom configurations, which are perfect for groups of all sizes.


To find affordable accommodation in Brisbane, you should follow some tips. These include choosing accommodation that is centrally located, checking prices online and then booking direct, checking for amenities and choosing a serviced apartment over a hotel. By following these tips, you will definitely get a great deal on your accommodation and make the most of your holiday dollar.

To avoid any problems with your accommodation in Brisbane, choose to stay with us at Bridgewater Terraces. Our luxurious holiday apartments are incredibly affordable and promise to make your Brisbane holiday a magical one.

Make a booking with us by giving us a call at 07 3435 5216 and we’ll be more than happy to make you a reservation. So, call us 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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