Below, you can check the best rates on hotels, motels, caravan parks, backpacker’s hostels and other kinds of outback accommodation.
Simply click on any of the ‘get best rates and read more reviews‘ links to find out current vacancies and specials.
(Bookmark this page so you can check back regularly. There’s always another outback town or hotel to review and we add to this section of the site often).
Before you start researching and booking, we thought we’d share a few important facts we’ve learned over the years.
We use and recommend TripAdvisor to research ALL of our non-camping accommodation.
You can try it here (for free). Just type the place you’d like to stay in the box below. You’ll be able to read reviews and book online.
We’ve also used them throughout Asia to book rooms as well.
Just click here to search Zuji: Find me the best hotel deal!
Click here to search for cheap hotels at expedia.com.au.
Alice Springs Accommodation
If there’s one thing that Alice Springs has lots of (besides Aboriginal art shops and tourists dressed in bad outback hats), it’s accommodation options.
Read our firsthand reviews and check the rates for outback accommodation in Alice Springs on these pages:
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Ayers Rock/Uluru Accommodation
Outback accommodation at Ayers Rock/Uluru really gets people talking.
We’ve stayed in everything on offer at Ayers Rock, with the exception of the luxury tents (at $2100 AUD per night, it’s just way too expensive for us!)
So the reviews we’ve written are totally from the heart and our own first-hand experience. We’ve even written a page of our own secret tricks for saving money here, too.
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Coober Pedy Accommodation
If there is one place kind of unique outback accommodation we want to rave about and say JUST DO IT, it’s underground accommodation in Coober Pedy.
Staying in an underground hotel gives you an insight into what it’s like for the people who live in this very unusual place (as well as bragging rights amongst your friends).
Underground rooms are cool in summer and warm in winter and you’ll get a deep, restful night’s sleep because they’re quiet and dark.
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Four Fabulous Tips:
1. Accommodation Can be a Little More Expensive
If you’re staying in hotels, motels or B&Bs in the outback, expect to pay around 10-15% more than you’ll pay in Australian capital cities.
The reason for this is: It costs a lot of money to transport food and other goods to places that are a long way away from major suppliers.
What to do: Make sure you allow for this cost when you’re planning your travel to avoid nasty surprises.
2. Four Star Hotels Are NOT Always 4 Stars
Remember this one and you won’t go home disappointed.
Four Star hotels in the outback are not the same as 4 Star hotels in Australian cities. Whilst there are a few exceptions to this, we recommend that you book your room expecting a very nice 3 Star hotel.
Of course, you’re paying 4 Star rates, but if you read point 1 above, we’ve explained why rooms are more expensive in the outback.
MUST READ: Outback Accommodation Secrets. Information you won’t find anywhere else on the web.
3. Customer Service Can Suck
We’re ashamed to admit it: customer service in the outback can be very average, and occasionally, downright poor.
We recommend: an immediate complaint to management. Never accept poor service.
If it is the management who’s giving you poor service, then write about it on a hotel or accommodation review sites. Nothing works like bad press.
4. Save money in summer
You’ll save hundreds of dollars on outback accommodation by visiting the during the summer months, from November to March (remember, our seasons are the mirror reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere).
This is especially true at Ayers Rock/Uluru, where you’ll find $600 per night hotel rooms often discounted to under $200 per night over summer.
We will be updating and adding to this page and the pages linked to it regularly.
Make sure you bookmark this page and check back regularly.
And don’t forget: check out our ‘outback accommodation secrets‘ page, where we’ll show you how to save money and introduce you to some of the outback’s most unusual accommodation.
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