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By divion123 - 20 January 2010 34

Well here am I in Wollongong & contemplating a few days in Canberra. I am solo, kids have now grown up! As a single dad, we used to visit Canberra at least twice a year as they were growing up. Just got over major illness so $ are at a premium.

Wondering where are the value places for accommodation these days?

Don’t want to spend $100 plus for a room just for a shower & 8 hours sleep

Thanks for your help

Ed

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zllauh 12:40 am 17 Sep 15

Hey divion123,
An ex colleagues and his family came here to Canberra for the floriade last year and stayed in furnished apartments for a short stay.

I helped them finding accommodation and had used http://accommodatecanberra.com.au/ . Still got them bookmarked as it was a a very good and will surely use them next time when any one probably comes from interstate for a short visit.

As the apartment had a kitchen it was very handy as they had young kinds and one of them was vegetarian.

My 2 cents.

yellowredme 10:49 am 25 Jan 10

Forgot about these ones:

http://www.victorlodge.com.au

For free or cheap accommodation:

http://www.couchsurfing.com
http://www.airbnb.com

yellowredme 10:44 am 25 Jan 10

An O/S relative stayed in a single room at Hotel Kurrajong for $77 per night room only (plus booking fee through wotif.com), older wing of hotel, very small, not glamourous compared to rest of hotel but clean, own ensuite and within walking distance of Galleries, parliment house etc. See: http://www.wotif.com/hotel/View?hotel=W63541

Holden Caulfield 11:15 am 22 Jan 10

The Lodge, Adelaide Avenue, Forrest.

I’d say they have rooms available, but the screening process is a bit tough. You pay your taxes though, so it might be worth a try.

burkes08 9:44 am 22 Jan 10

Whoa, I just looked up prices at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin. Can you believe that their prices start at $135p/n. That is crazy!

dvaey 2:23 am 22 Jan 10

You could look at pub-style accomodation, such as Kambah, Curtin and another one on Belconnen way whos name escapes me at the moment. I cant find any prices online for them, but pub rooms were pretty cheap when I was travelling in the past.

Raptorana 4:27 pm 21 Jan 10

If you’re thinking of staying at the Formula1, then I guess you have a car.

If you have a Car, the Motel Margeurita in Qbn has rooms from $80 a night, and its just off Canberra Ave, get you to Parliament House in 10 min or so.

http://www.totaltravel.com.au/travel/nsw/canberraact/regact/accommodation/motels/margeurita-motel

Cheers

spinact 9:57 am 21 Jan 10

Brindabella said :

Young man, there’s a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I’m sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It’s fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It’s fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys …

Who would have thought that Village People song lyrics could sound so gay……

haroldbeagle 9:18 am 21 Jan 10

Various University halls of residence make their accomodation available during term break (and summer break)

see http://accom.anu.edu.au/UAS/1042.html for details (sorry I don’t know prices – but the location is good)

divion123 7:09 am 21 Jan 10

Dont know what happened then

Should have read

Love this site other cities should have an informative site like this one

thanks for your help
Ed

divion123 7:06 am 21 Jan 10

Isn’t life funny? we live in difficult times! I’m 57 years old & own my house, no debts no credit card & no cash lol! Asset rich but cash poor they say! Hard when you are doing it on a pension when you have been so ill.

Will follow up backpakers & YHA & YMCA

Makes you think about Canberra tourism, the good things about Canberra is that once you get there everything I want to see is free: the mint, old & new Parliament, National Museum, War Memorial, National Art Gallery, Sound Archives, National Library, National Archives, etc etc

I think that $100 a night for a room is outrageous! Just to let you know have had 2 short trip lately, 7 nights in Bangkok: my son got me a flight ($799 return)> world class hotel was only $48 a night & had trouble spending $20 a day on amazing food & drink.

Also a trip to Mudgee. Pubs offer night accommodation in lovely room with breakfast thrown in for $45 a night. Pub lunches & dinners are about $5/$10. Had a superb steak lunch for $5!

By the way verlove this site eI

Brindabella 10:48 pm 20 Jan 10

Young man, there’s a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I’m sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It’s fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It’s fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys …

MrPC 10:44 pm 20 Jan 10

Top Pub at Queanbeyan (aka Hotel Queanbeyan) is very cheap, and they also serve meals around the $8-12 mark. Assuming you have a car, it’s good. If you are arriving by train, it’s passable as it’s less than five minutes walk from Queanbeyan Station and has a bus stop at the door.

Just keep in mind that it’s rather basic, and, erm, Historic.

housebound 7:51 pm 20 Jan 10

My ‘long time ago’ would have been about 25 years. Hells-Bells74 wins by a decade.

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