Hotel guide Australia: the best hotels on the east coast of Australia

You will find the finest hotels, hostels and bed & breakfasts on the east coast of Australia in this blog! Nice accommodation for large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. But you will also read about the best hostels in Noosa, Byron Bay and Cairns. And if you are looking for cosy hotels or cute B&Bs in Hunter Valley, this hotel guide will help you too!

Hotel guide east coast Australia: the best hotels and hostels for sleeping

Yes! You will go to Australia! What a great prospect! We ourselves have been to Australia twice, but I am sure there will be a third time. Are you travelling to the east coast of Australia like us and looking for nice hotels, hostels or other accommodation? This blog offers help.

Many people travel through Australia by camper or campervan. Are you not a camper, do you backpack by bus alone or do you sometimes need a hotel? Then we can recommend the hotels below. On the map of Australia you can see where the different cities we described in this blog are located.

Map of Australia with highlights of the east coast!East Coast Australia itinerary Melbourne to Brisbane in 4 weeks.001

A hotel guide with accommodations for every budget class

Below we have listed the best sleeping places of the different destinations in Australia. There is always a budget accommodation (hostel, basic guesthouse or accommodation, of 30 euros, no more than €59). You will find a mid-range option in the middle of each row. Often this is a hotel with a more spacious room, swimming pool and a price of between €55 and €82. And finally, you will find a more luxurious hotel variant for every destination. These are beautiful hotels where you will be pampered. Prices vary from €82 to €181 per night.

We have found great places to sleep for the following destinations in Australia: Cairns, Noosa, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Hunter Valley, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Have fun mapping your itinerary and booking your hotels!

Are you looking for great itineraries for the east coast of Australia? In this blog, we describe 5 possible Australia east coast itineraries for road trips. Varying in length from 2 weeks to 6 weeks!

Nice accommodations and sleeping places in Cairns

Cairns is a small city in northeastern Australia, in the state of Queensland. Most people visit Cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef. There are also a number of national nature parks near Cairns such as Danbulla National Park and Kuranda National Park.. The famous Daintree Rainforest is about 2 hours drive from Cairns.

The beaches at Cairns are not safe for swimming (due to crocodiles). If you want to relax for a day at bounty beach, visit the island of Fitzroy. While in Cairns we rented bikes to explore the area for a day, also recommended!

Below are three great hotels and hostels in Cairns!

Dreamtime Travellers €dreamtime travellers

This nice hostel comes with a swimming pool. It has all kinds of cosy rooms, large kitchens and clean bathrooms. The decor is very nice! You sleep here from €34 in a private room.

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Freedom Hostels €Freedom hostels

This nice hostel with free WiFi and free bicycles offers more space and tranquillity, while it is centrally located. The rooms feel like boutique hotel rooms. You sleep here from €47 in a private room.

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Riley €€€Rileys

With a swimming pool, fitness center and rooftop bar, this luxury hotel has everything. You also have your own (artificial) private beach in front of the hotel. You stay here from €134 per night.

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Click here for more hotels in Cairns.

Where to sleep in Noosa: The best (budget) hotels in Noosa!

Noosa is a cosy beach town on the east coast of Australia, in the state of Queensland. It is a very chic region, with beautiful boutiques, luxury hotels and stylish restaurants. You can learn to surf in Noosa and the Noosa National Park is Australia’s most popular national park: the perfect place for hiking.

Other fun activities in the Noosa area include a cruise on the Noosa Everglades. Also very nice to do, a visit to the characteristic village of Eumundi, about 20 minutes drive from Noosa.

Below are three good hotels for Noosa. The first two hotels are suitable if you are travelling through Australia on a budget and as a backpacker. Pick the last hotel options if you are in a need for more luxury and comfort.

Click here for our blog on Noosa.

Noosa Flashpackers €Noosa Flashpackers

This nice hostel with swimming pool and free breakfast is worth every penny. The free shuttle bus takes you to the centre of Noosa. You stay here from €59 in a private room.

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Halse Lodge €Halse Lodge

This cosy hostel is very close to Noosa Heads. There is a large communal kitchen, Wi-Fi and both dorms and private rooms. You stay here from €64 in a private room.

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Sofitel Noosa €€€Sofitel Noosa

You will find luxury and design in the beautiful Sofitel Noosa Resort. With a swimming pool, fitness centre and super central location, this hotel has everything! From €181.

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Hotel guide Australia: Where to stay in Brisbane?

Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland. It is a large city, but relatively unknown to tourists. Too bad, because the city is very nice, has a wonderful climate and many beautiful sights and activities. Definitely worth a visit is the Gallery of Modern Art, the Botanical Gardens and a boat trip on Brisbane River.

Below are three nice hotels right in the centre of Brisbane. The first is perfect for backpackers. The other two are good if you have a little more budget. All of these hotels in Brisbane have a pool!

Click here for our travel guide for Brisbane!

Brisbane City YHA YHA Brisbane 1

This cosy hostel right in the centre of Brisbane is quite luxurious! There is a swimming pool, large kitchen and private rooms with shared bathroom. You stay here from €40 per night (2 persons).

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Next hotel €€Hotel next brisbane 1

The hip Next hotel is located in the Central Business District of Brisbane. There is a swimming pool on the roof, a gym and the rooms are very spacious! You sleep here from € 72 per night.

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Hotel W €€€Hotel W 1

Are you ready for design and luxury? Then spend a night at Hotel W! The rooms ridiculously beautiful, there’s a rooftop pool and a cool bar! You sleep here from €126 per night.

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Click here for an overview of hotels in Brisbane.

Hotels Australia: The best (budget) hotels and campgrounds in Byron Bay!

Byron Bay is a cool village in the state of New South Wales. If there is one place on the east coast of Australia that you should not miss, it is Byron Bay. The number one activity in Byron Bay is of course surfing! But you can also eat, drink and shop in Byron Bay. Fancy something active or to go out into nature? Consider visiting the Miyon Waterfalls or kayaking with dolphins.

We travelled by campervan through Australia. So, we stayed at campgrounds. There are several campgrounds in Byron Bay itself, but unfortunately, these are very expensive. There are no free campgrounds close to Byron Bay. However, just outside Byron Bay, there is a very nice campground where you sleep for $29 a night. This clean Ingenia Holidays campground has a swimming pool, unlimited Wi-Fi and the 3rd night is free!

Below, you find our budget recommendations for good hotels and hostels.

Click here for our Byron Bay blog!

Byron Bay YHA € Hostel Byron Bay YHA

This cosy hostel has a swimming pool, BBQ night and free Wi-Fi! There are dorms (€14 per person) and private rooms (€46 for two people).

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Byron Palms Guesthouse €€Byron Palms Guesthouse

This stylish bed and breakfast with swimming pool is within walking distance of Byron Bay. You sleep here from €54 in a beautiful room including breakfast!

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The Bower Byron Bay €€€ The Bower Byron Bay Hotel

Need a little more luxury? Then spend the night at the luxurious Bower Byron Bay. Including swimming pool, you sleep here from €120 a night.

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Click here for more hotels in Byron Bay!

Hotel guide Australia: Our favourite hotels in Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is a famous region in the interior of Australia. The Hunter region is located in New South Wales, about 100 kilometres north of Sydney. This area is all about wine! The fertile soil is home to many vineyards where mainly white wine grapes grow. A must in the Hunter Valley is, of course, visiting different wineries, wine tasting and spotting the different vineyards. But there are also several beautiful nature parks in Hunter Valley, such as the Watagans National Park, the Yengo National Park and Lake St. Clair.

Are you short on time? Then consider doing this wine tour from Sydney. You will get to know many different wineries in one day, enjoy a delicious lunch and taste up to 20 different wines.

Below three fine hotels in Hunter Valley.

Hunter Valley YHA €Hunter Valley YHA

This cozy hostel, just outside Cressnock, has a swimming pool and BBQ night! There are dorms (€14 per person) and private rooms (€45 for two people). Just 10 minutes from the vineyards.

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Beltana Villa’s €€Beltana Villas

These stylish villas with pool are located outside Pokolbin, a 15-minute drive from the vineyards. You can sleep in a beautiful villa from €75! Including barbeque and cozy stove.

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Russley Rural Retreat €€€Russley Rural Retreat

These incredibly cute rooms are located in the B&B Russley Rural Retreat in the small town of Scone. Note, most wineries are a bit further south than Scone. You stay here from €100 per night.

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Click here for more hotels in Hunter Valley!

Hotels Australia: Our favorite hotels in Sydney

Sydney is a wonderful city and also the largest and oldest city in Australia. Visit Sydney Opera, admire the Sydney Harbor Bridge and do the Coogee to Bondi walk!

Below three nice hotels in Sydney. The first accommodation is a budget hostel, perfect for backpacking through Australia. The two after that are a bit more luxurious!

Wake Up €Wake Up Sydney Central

Are you a typical backpacker who is not averse for a party? Then hostel Wake Me Up is really something for you! Including it’s own nightclub. You sleep here from €27 in a double room.

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Sydney Harbour YHA €Sydney Harbor YHA

This relatively luxurious hostel is located in the middle of the central area of The Rocks, on the harbour. You can enjoy the view on the roof terrace. You sleep here from €34 in a private room and bathroom!

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Four Seasons €€€four season hotel sydney

Also super central in CBD, with luxurious furnishings and swimming pool, is the Four Seasons in Sydney. Including a bar and large fitness room! You already stay in a luxury room from €115 (two persons).

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Click here for more hotels in Sydney!

Hotel guide Australia: What are great places to sleep in Melbourne?

Melbourne is located entirely in the south of Australia and is the capital of the state of Victoria. The atmosphere is hip, with many nice bars, vintage shops and street art. In addition, Melbourne is the start of the most iconic road in the world: the Great Ocean Road! And Melbourne wouldn’t be an Australian city if it wasn’t for the beach. The beautiful St Kilda beach is the place to be!

We selected three fun and hip Melbourne hotels for you!

Summer s Holiday Inn €Summers Holiday Inn Melbourne

This cosily furnished hotel is located just outside the centre of Melbourne. But trust me, the decor is more than worth it! You sleep here from €46 in a private room (with two people).

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Zagame’s House €€Zagames House

This super luxurious hotel has everything you could wish for: beautiful rooms, a gym and a nice bar. Location is central. You can sleep here from €82 in a beautifully stylish private room!

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Ovolo Laneways €€€Hotel Ovolo Laneways Melbourne

Big art fan? Then you have to sleep in Ovolo Laneways. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s art district and chock full of art itself! Also rooms with a balcony and jacuzzi. You sleep here from €100.

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Click here for more hotels in Melbourne!

Hotels Australia: Fine accommodations in Adelaide

Adelaide is the final destination (or the beginning, just how you look at it) of the Great Ocean Road in southern Australia. This beautiful city in the state of South Australia is located by the sea but also has the beautiful river Torrens that runs through the city. Henley beach is one of the finest beaches in Adelaide. There are several vineyards in the hills surrounding Adelaide, but you will also find urban vineyards in the city! Also special: Kangaroo Island!

Where to stay in Adelaide? Well how about one of the hotels below?

The Guesthouse €  The Guesthouse Adelaide

For the budget travelers: The Guesthouse. With a roof terrace and views of the Adelaide Hills and a free dinner on Mondays and Wednesdays. You sleep here in a private room from €30.

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Marion Hotel €€Marion Hotel Adelaide

Design hotel and restaurant Marion is located in the Marion district, about 20 minutes from the center of Adelaide. The rooms are beautiful and affordable! You sleep here from €69 in a design room!

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The Playford €€€Hotel The Playford Adelaide

You will find old-fashioned glamor in The Playford hotel, in the heart of Adelaide. Including swimming pool (with mural), fitness room and sauna. You sleep here from €95 per night.

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Click here for more hotels in Adelaide!


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  1. by Meryl on 18 January 2021  08:28 Reply

    Loved the article.
    Thank you for sharing it. Loved the map.

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