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Seymours on Lydiard
4 out of 5
210 Seymour Street, Soldiers Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$110 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.5/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

"Apartment was warm on arrival and quite cozy, it was well priced and well placed."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020

Seymours on Lydiard
Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$138 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Mercure Ballarat is a beautiful property with spacious rooms. Clean and well appointed it was great for the 3 of us. The propert itself features beautifully maintained grounds, with units that are spaced out meaning privacy is assured. Staff were super friendly. Comfy beds.. our own downside was ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2020

Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre
Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat
3.5 out of 5
1759 Sturt Street, Alfredton, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$98 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (263 reviews)

"Very friendly service room was very clean specious and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 21 May 2020

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Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
3 out of 5
104 Stawell Street South, Ballarat East, VIC
The price is AU$100 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.2/5Very Good! (416 reviews)
Good

"Good"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
Barkly Motorlodge
3 out of 5
43 Main Road, Bakery Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$102 per night from 27 Oct. to 28 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (448 reviews)

"Not bad for the money, however stated it had Foxtel but wasn’t on the television I had in my room"…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2020

Barkly Motorlodge
Mid City Ballarat
4 out of 5
19 Doveton St North, Ballarat, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$129 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"The room was clean and had what we needed. The breakfast was also great, being able to eat as much as you want. Recommended."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Mid City Ballarat
Alfred Motor Inn
3 out of 5
1839 – 1843 Sturt Street, Alfredton, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$95 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4/5Very Good! (309 reviews)
Lovely owners and great place to stay

"Fantastic service from the owners. Couldnt help us enough and serviced our room daily. Great location and easy to find. Not a flash motel, outdated but its fine to stay at. Its only a bed for the night so basic is good. Price was a little dear for an outdated motel but thats all. Suggestion to owner ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Alfred Motor Inn
Bakery Hill Motel
3.5 out of 5
1 Humffray Street South, Bakery Hill, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$126 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
3.9/5Very Good! (528 reviews)

"Its close and handy to the shops, walking distance, close to a few restauranta, The only thing is the noise of sirens, or loud cars,"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Bakery Hill Motel
Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
3 out of 5
9379 Western Highway, Ballarat, Warrenheip, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$105 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
3.9/5Very Good! (925 reviews)

"Loved the very helpful and friendly manager, thankyou ☺"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020

Ballarat Colonial Motor Inn & Apartments
Avenue Motel
2.5 out of 5
1813 Sturt Street, Alfredton, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$95 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
3.6/5Good! (470 reviews)
Ecellent value

"Excellent value. My room even had microwave, toaster and dishes. Breakfast included. Excellent reception. Good bed, and good quiet air conditioner"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Avenue Motel
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As you start mapping out your travel itinerary, you realize there are a lot of things to see and do on your list. You plan on visiting the many landmarks that make Ballarat unique, and know of a handful of restaurants that are dishing up meals you can’t miss out on. And you can’t forget your plans to tour the museums and art galleries. There are so many things to experience in Ballarat, so why spend your entire holiday budget on your accommodation? There are plenty of cheap hotels in Ballarat that will not only serve as a comfortable place to recharge between sightseeing, but that will provide exemplary service and welcoming amenities, too.

Instead of spending your whole bank account this trip, book cheap accommodation in Ballarat that offers everything you need. Budget hotels offer the things you’d expect from a temporary stay, such as comfortable beds, spacious rooms, televisions with extensive channel offerings, and occasionally even additional features like kitchenettes and pools. If you’re not planning on spending much time in your room, why blow your entire paycheck? Instead, spend your hard-earned money on experiences that will truly make your stay memorable, like tickets to local concerts, plays, or sporting events.

Cheap Ballarat hotels allow you to keep cash in your wallet for when you truly need it—like when you’re touring the area and come across an irresistible ice cream shop. Browse an extensive inventory of Ballarat hotel deals here on Expedia, and prepare to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Frequently asked questions

What is Ballarat like for travellers on a budget?
Ballarat has a variety of cheap accommodation options and places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travellers. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Sovereign Hill, this destination is home to Lake Esmond Botanical Garden and Ballarat Wildlife Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Ballarat?
Based on reviews, Avenue Motel is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other options to stay on the cheap include Bakery Hill Motel and Eureka Stockade Holiday Park.
How many low-cost hotels will I be able to find in Ballarat?
Expedia has 10 hotels in Ballarat that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Ballarat?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Ballarat, but bear in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 19°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 11°C. Average annual precipitation for Ballarat is 279 inches.
What is there to see and do in Ballarat?
Ballarat is known for its historic sites and gardens, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Sovereign Hill, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and St Patrick’s Cathedral, or check out the area’s cultural spots like at Gold Museum.
How can I get to Ballarat and get around on a budget?
Scoping out the transportation options in Ballarat is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The most convenient airport is Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), 54.6 mi (87.8 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 46.4 mi (74.7 km) away: Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon). Ballarat might not have many public transport choices so renting a car could be a reasonable alternative to see more of the area.

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What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Ballarat?

Based on reviews, Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat is a popular 3.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Avenue Motel and Mid City Ballarat.

How is it to stay in Ballarat?

History buffs will enjoy exploring Ballarat, and all visitors are sure to appreciate the museums. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its art, gardens, and lakeside setting. A top sight in the city is Sovereign Hill. In Ballarat, there are 84 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

Where is the best place for a stay in Ballarat?

Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Sovereign Hill. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include Lake Inn Ballarat and Comfort Inn & Suites City Views.

What is there to see in Ballarat?

The city is well known for its museums and art, and cultural venues include Art Gallery of Ballarat and Gold Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Sovereign Hill, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, and St Patrick's Cathedral. The city's gardens and lakeside provide a picturesque setting and places to visit include Lake Esmond Botanical Garden.

Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to Sovereign Hill?

Adjacent to Sovereign Hill, Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 4-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. Other good options close by include Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre and Comfort Inn Main Lead.