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Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Dickson
4 out of 5
45 Dooring Street, Dickson, ACT
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The price is AU$159 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)

"It was modern clean and tidy. Very quiet location."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2020

Adina Serviced Apartments Canberra Dickson
Little National Hotel Canberra
4 out of 5
21 National Circuit, Barton, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$163 per night from 20 Dec. to 21 Dec.
4.4/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean and the beds are super comfortable!!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2020

Little National Hotel Canberra
Vibe Hotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5
1 Rogan St, Canberra Airport, ACT
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The price is AU$143 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.4/5Wonderful! (984 reviews)

"Very pleased with hotel staff great and close to every thing"…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep. 2020

Vibe Hotel Canberra
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ANU - University House Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT
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4.3/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"Ii is in a beautiful settling, calm and peaceful. My room was more like an apartment, with lounge/study, bedroom and bathroom (no kitchen). The mid-century furniture is well preserved,"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan. 2020

ANU - University House Hotel
Pacific Suites Canberra
4.5 out of 5
100 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$156 per night from 3 Jan. to 4 Jan.
4.2/5Excellent! (2,482 reviews)

"Large apartment size for me and my partner and the room was very well maintained and spotless. Recommend to all."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2020

Pacific Suites Canberra
Statesman Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Cnr Strangways & Theodore Streets, Curtin, ACT
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The price is AU$129 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.2/5Excellent! (918 reviews)

"Clean good value Pub with bistro bakery and Coles close by"…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2020

Statesman Hotel
Alivio Tourist Park Canberra
4 out of 5
20 Kunzea Street, O'Connor, ACT
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The price is AU$125 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,015 reviews)

"Wonderful property for children. The pool area is fantastic. Water park, pool and smaller pool for kids. Two playgrounds. Tennis, basketball, handball/ badminton courts. Walking and cycling tracks. The Verandah restaurant was excellent. Food great. Only downfall was we were in the older Grevillia ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2020

Alivio Tourist Park Canberra
Nesuto Canberra
3.5 out of 5
2 Akuna Street, Canberra, ACT
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The price is AU$126 per night from 20 Dec. to 21 Dec.
4/5Very Good! (1,566 reviews)

"Good facilities, good location, great staff. I felt the service was really good, and the apartment was very good for us, we have a 4 month old baby and we could use the kitchen and had a seperate bedroom to the living room."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2020

Nesuto Canberra
Canberra Parklands Central
3.5 out of 5
6 Hawdon Place, Dickson, ACT
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The price is AU$122 per night from 3 Jan. to 4 Jan.
4/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Very convenience location, next to parks, close to restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2020

Canberra Parklands Central
Crest Motor Inn
2.5 out of 5
60 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, NSW
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The price is AU$85 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4/5Very Good! (903 reviews)

"I think its a great place to stay tried other places but its the best"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2020

Crest Motor Inn
Aussie Settler Motel
3 out of 5
5 High St, Queanbeyan East, NSW
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3.9/5Very Good! (370 reviews)

"Room was in need of refurb. Was a little too basic and aged for the price."…"

Reviewed on 7 May 2019

Aussie Settler Motel
Canberra Carotel Motel
2 out of 5
170 Aspinall St, Watson, ACT
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The price is AU$255 per night from 4 Dec. to 5 Dec.
3.9/5Good! (45 reviews)

"Nice quiet area. Good shops just down the road with groceries, nice cafe and takeaway. Lovely staff! They gave us a family pass to the dinosaur museum, the kids loved it. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020

Canberra Carotel Motel
Forrest Hotel and Apartments
3.5 out of 5
30 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT
The price is AU$101 per night from 16 Dec. to 17 Dec.
3.8/5Good! (984 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable for one night, very good location, prompt service, very helpful receptionists"…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2020

Forrest Hotel and Apartments
Canberra Short Term and Holiday Accommodation
3 out of 5
47 McMillan Crescent, Griffith, ACT
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3.7/5Good! (283 reviews)

"For the cost it had off street parking in a designated park. Although the unit was cosy, it had self catering facilities. Also free wifi."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2020

Canberra Short Term and Holiday Accommodation
Novotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
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The price is AU$139 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.
3.6/5Good! (989 reviews)

"Had good size heated pool. Spa was not operational."…"

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2020

Novotel Canberra
ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk
4 out of 5
1222 Federal Highway Service Road, Sutton, NSW
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The price is AU$95 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
3.6/5Good! (981 reviews)

"The room provided had no direct access to car park. Breakfast was average."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2020

ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk
Madison Capital Executive Apartments
3.5 out of 5
108 Northbourne Ave, Braddon, ACT
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The price is AU$115 per night from 18 Dec. to 19 Dec.
3.5/5Good! (1,233 reviews)

"Madison has recently been refurbished and is much better than it was. Comfortable beds and hot showers. Good aircon. Close to Lonsdale St"…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2020

Madison Capital Executive Apartments
ibis budget Canberra
2.5 out of 5
15 Tay Street, Antill Street, Watson, ACT
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The price is AU$85 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
3.4/5Good! (986 reviews)

"The best was the staff cheerfulness, really made you feel welcome. The walls are quite thin tho so you can hear your neighbours coughing and convos down the hall. But for a budget hotel, amenities were maintain and restocked regularly with access to microwaves, utensils, iron and snack machine."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2020

ibis budget Canberra
ibis Styles Canberra
3 out of 5
203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah, ACT
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The price is AU$89 per night from 3 Jan. to 4 Jan.
3.4/5Good! (992 reviews)
Ibis styles

"Stay was ok , bed was comfortable and room was nice and clean , stairs on the otherhand weren't cleaned and there was mud ad crap all the way up them for the 2 days i was there Big breaky wasnt that big 2 small sausages 2 small egs 1 piece of toast and 2 small bits of crunchy bacon , wast real impresed ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2020

ibis Styles Canberra
Unilodge @ UC Short Stays
2.5 out of 5
Cooinda Hut, off Cooinda Street, Bruce, ACT
The price is AU$89 per night from 5 Dec. to 6 Dec.
3.3/5 (278 reviews)

"It is convenient and walking distance to my faculty. However, there isn't any wifi and it is hard to adjust the cold and hot water."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Unilodge @ UC Short Stays
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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 Canberra 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 Canberra, so why spend your entire holiday budget on your accommodation? There are plenty of cheap hotels in Canberra 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 Canberra 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 Canberra 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 Canberra hotel deals here on Expedia, and prepare to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Frequently asked questions

What is Canberra like for travellers on a budget?
Canberra offers a variety of cheap accommodation options and places to visit, making it a great holiday choice for budget-conscious travellers. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Canberra Centre and Commonwealth Park, this destination is home to Lake Burley Griffin and National Arboretum Canberra, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Canberra?
Based on reviews, ibis budget Canberra is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Crest Motor Inn and ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk.
How many cheap hotels will I be able to find in Canberra?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet from Expedia’s 45 budget hotels in Canberra.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Canberra?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Canberra, 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 June, with an average of 7°C. Average annual precipitation for Canberra is 594 inches.
What is there to see and do in Canberra?
Canberra attracts visitors with its top museums and lakeside setting, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Canberra Centre and Commonwealth Park, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Lake Burley Griffin and National Arboretum Canberra, or check out the area’s cultural spots like National Museum of Australia.
How can I get to Canberra and get around on a budget?
Looking at these ways to get around Canberra can help keep you on budget. The most convenient airport is Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), 4 mi (6.4 km) away. Canberra may not have many public transport options so renting a car could be an economical alternative to see the area.

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What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Canberra?

Based on reviews, ibis budget Canberra is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include ANU - University House Hotel and Little National Hotel.

What is staying in Canberra like?

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Canberra, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants, lakeside setting, and fascinating museums. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its shopping, art, and local tours. Top sights in the city include National Museum of Australia, Australian National Botanic Gardens, and Australian War Memorial. In Canberra, there are 181 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

What's the best place to stay in Canberra?

Jamala Wildlife Lodge is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Lake Burley Griffin. Other favourite options based on reviews include Deco Hotel and Avenue Hotel Canberra.

Capital Hill is a walkable neighbourhood known for its fascinating museums and major shopping area. Other favourite areas in Canberra include Duntroon and Canberra City Centre.

What should I do while I'm visiting Canberra?

The city is well known for its museums and art, and cultural venues include National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, and Questacon (National Science and Technology Centre). Families come for attractions such as National Zoo and Aquarium, Cockington Green, and Canberra and Region Visitors Centre. The city is notable for landmarks like Australian War Memorial, Old Parliament House, and Telstra Tower.

What's the best place to stay close to Manuka Oval?

Adjacent to Manuka Oval, Manuka Park Apartments is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 4-star apartment offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other good choices within a short distance include Rydges Capital Hill and Forrest Hotel and Apartments.