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5 Tips for Finding Cheap Accommodation on Your Next Road Trip to Melbourne

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | Views [38]

Where you sleep at night is one of the biggest expenses you’ll face while travelling. If you’re planning a road trip into Melbourne, chances are you don’t want to be spending your money on luxury hotels. You want to see the sights and experience the city like a local. That’s why we’ve made a list of the best ways to find cheap accommodation in Melbourne. That way you don’t have to spend your time budgeting during the day – just enjoy your holiday instead!

1. Stay more than one night
Many hostels and hotels and motels will offer a discount if you stay longer than one night, and those savings keep increasing the longer you stay! Taking advantage of deals like these mean you’ll have more time to explore the world’s most liveable city, and everything that surrounds it. If you’ve got your own mode of transport, then rather than staying one or two nights in Melbourne, and then a night here and there at the beautiful beaches and stunning mountains that surround the city, you can make Melbourne your base for day trips.

2. Stay mid-week
The idea that things only ever happen on the weekend is well and truly debunked. There are fun events happening on every night of the week in Melbourne, from night markets to live music, so you don’t have to worry about missing out if you stay mid-week. Plus, a lot of places offer cheaper rates during the week, so you’ll have more money to spend on activities! If you’re road tripping into Melbourne, chances are you’re already taking time off work for the long drive, so trying to plan your holiday around arriving on a weekend can be difficult. Now you don’t have to!

3. Visit during the off-season
Even those who aren’t experienced travellers know about this one. You won’t just save money on accommodation – which is generally far cheaper during shoulder and off-peak times – but many attractions around the city are cheaper outside of summer as well. Not only that, you won’t have to battle the crowds which make sight-seeing a hassle. If you’re worried about terrible weather ruining your holiday, then fear not. Melbourne is known for its wildly inconsistent weather throughout the year, but it’s always fairly mild, even in the winter. Summer has an average temperature of around 26 degrees Celsius, while winter sits around 15 degrees. Pack layers, and you won’t have any problems.

4. Stay Outside the city centre
If you’re struggling to find cheap accommodation inside the city centre, then travel into the suburbs for more affordable options. Parking in Melbourne can be quite difficult, so if you’ve road tripped in and are worrying about what you’ll do with your car, then this is a great option. You’ll be able to save money on parking, and with a Myki card you’ll be able to use trains, trams and buses to see the sights. If you don’t mind the short commute, you’ll be able to save a lot of money – and you’ll see Melbourne like a local.

5. Sign-up and follow
If you sign up to your favourite motel booking site, you may be able to take advantage of their rewards programme, especially if you’ll be using them to book different motels throughout your trip. Follow them on social media as well – these days this is where most places announce specials and deals. You’ll have to get in quick though, cheap accommodation in Melbourne is often on a first come, first served basis.

A road trip to Melbourne doesn’t have to cost you a small fortune. By following these tips, you’ll be able to save money on hotels and motels, and spend it where it really counts – sightseeing and activities. Enjoy your stay in Melbourne!

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