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Accomodation query

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realistically how much is backpacker accom in Oz?
14 years ago, January 2nd 2006 No: 1 Msg: #3593  
Hi, I have been in thailand and malaysia since nov and am soon to be moving onto australia for 3 months. I have been looking on the net for rough prices of accomodation and can only find what seems to be quite expensive places. I know they will be considerably more than what i am used to in S.E asia, but would like to hear from peeps who are actually there to let me know how much i can be expecting to pay for a room. From what i have seen, prices are given per person, not per room. I am travelling with my boyfriend and ideally we would like a private room, obviously if prices are considerably higher then we will have to dorm it up.

hope you guys can give us some insight

Thanks

Bethan Reply to this

14 years ago, January 2nd 2006 No: 2 Msg: #3594  

14 years ago, January 2nd 2006 No: 3 Msg: #3597  
What's your budget? There are some reasonable accommodations, depending on where you're staying. Warisan Hotel at Jalan Bukit Bintang probably cost around RM100 for a double room, might be higher during holiday period like now.

The other althernative is to try Holiday Villa at Jalan Ampang, near KLCC
http://www.holidayvillakl.com/location.html

For Bangkok, reasonable accommodation (but not luxury), try Manohra Hotel.

If you need more info, email me directly at siewmang@hotmail.com Reply to this

14 years ago, January 3rd 2006 No: 4 Msg: #3604  
sorry...i wasn't clear in what i wrote....looking for accom in australia, already been in S.E asia since Nov. Thanks for your advice anyway! My fault...bit ambiguous i know.

Was really wanting to have real people let me know how much they were spending on their budget accom in aus, rather than net quotes etc. We are looking for as cheap as poss, we have been staying in the most basic places around thailand and malaysia, so we are not too bothered about creature comforts etc!

Let me know,

Thanks

Bethan Reply to this

14 years ago, January 23rd 2006 No: 5 Msg: #3803  
Bethan,

Backpacker accomodation in OZ, generally varies considering where you heading. Most of the key cities such as Sydney, Brisbane will charge you around $20 AUD a night, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. However for decent backpacker accomodation, you could pretty much budget aroudn $20 a night. As you get out of the major metropolitan areas, the cost may drop a little, unless you are heading to a very popular tourist destination, such as the Gold Coast or Airlie Beach. Just be careful where you stay, as a lot of the less reputable hostels, may be cheap, but are dirty, unsafe, and generally have long term un-employed Australians living there, who can prey on overseas tourists, to give them money or even worse, steal. I know because I once stayed in such a place up in Cairns. My advice is to stick to the recommended hostels, promoted by YHA. You may pay more money, but at least you will have peace of mind. Reply to this

14 years ago, January 25th 2006 No: 6 Msg: #3819  
Yeah, I'd go along with that. $20 - $25 would be a fair average for the East Coast anyway. Not sure about Perth etc. though.
YHA hostels all looked good if you can stick to them. Reply to this

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