Are you the type of traveller who becomes suspicious when they hear the term ‘budget accommodation’? You think booking budget accommodation in the Gold Coast or anywhere else means compromising what you really want for lower prices. This notion is not always the case. In fact, there are plenty of options for budget accommodation in Gold Coast that can be very surprising – they’re half the price of a five-star hotel yet are on par when it comes to comparing the facilities and location. You just really need to know where to look.
Sometimes, what you’re paying for is the view. There are just so many apartments, resorts and hotels on the Gold Coast vying for the first dibs on that ocean view. The price difference can be startling, and sometimes the only difference is that the pricier apartments or hotel suits offered unobstructed views of the ocean. If you don’t mind having your ocean view obstructed by a bit of the city view, you can save between $50 – $100 when booking accommodation on the Gold Coast.
The distance from the beachfront will also play a role when it comes to securing budget Gold Coast accommodation. If you book a night at a beachfront hotel, you’re bound to pay for more than double the price compared to the rate of a serviced apartment that’s just a building away. If your serviced apartment sits on a high floor, you’ll still have a view of the ocean from the windows, but you might need to walk a few more steps to reach the beach. The walk might be worth it, though, because you’ll save plenty of money. This is money you can spend shopping or going on a guided tour.
So it’s not exactly bad to go for budget options especially for your accommodation. Sure, you may have to give up a few things to save money, but the payoff is great. You might realise that a cruise, for example, is actually more important for you than the unobstructed beach view. It’s all about what you prioritise in your trip to the Gold Coast.
If you haven’t yet found budget accommodation in Gold Coast, consider looking at the listings we offer here at Gold Coast Holiday Stays. We have a variety of spacious serviced apartments at very affordable rates, perfect for those on a tight budget. For more information, or to book your stay, just call us at 07 5531 6911 and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.