Whether you’re looking for top Alice Springs luxury hotels or an excellent cheap motel, backpacker’s hostel or caravan park, you can find great choices in Alice Springs’s CBD, along the Todd River, and even in the town’s suburbs.
You’ll find it useful for not only checking rates for the town’s best hotels, but also for exploring some of the lesser known accommodation gems located in Northside, Eastside and south of Heavitree Gap.
Accommodation by Area and Location
Accommodation by Type
Accommodation by Area:
Central Business District (centre of Alice Springs)
About a quarter of accommodation in Alice Springs can be found in its compact Central Business District (CBD), along with a number of important Aboriginal sacred sites, historical sites, alfresco restaurants and cafes, a healthy arts and cultural scene, the legendary Todd River, and a quirky but laid-back atmosphere that many visitors fall in love with.
Casino/Convention Centre Area
Best known for Lasseter’s Casino and the award-winning Hanuman restaurant, the Casino/Convention Centre area is home to Alice Springs’s golf course, some of the town’s most expensive homes, the must-see Olive Pink Botanic Garden, and breath taking views of the MacDonnell Ranges.
It’s also where most of the luxury accommodation in Alice Springs in located.
You’ll find some great accommodation options a 15-20 min walk along the Todd River in the shade of sacred River Red Gums, or along Gap Road, past some fabulous cafes, shops, and sporting facilities.
Home to Alice Spring’s large population of social justice, environmental and alternative advocates, Eastside is flanked by the Todd River and the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Reserve.
Look carefully, and you’ll find some great places to eat, and some of the town’s quirkiest homes and gardens.
Quiet and close to the School of the Air and the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Northside is a little world unto itself, complete with a shopping centre and the best butcher in town (Shorty’s Meats).
Home to a large lesbian and social/environmental advocacy population, Northside is less trendy than Eastside, but maintains an ambience somewhere between mainstream surburbia and quirky bohemian.
Larapinta Drive is close to the Alice Springs train station and the Araluen Cultural precinct.
It’s a short walk to the centre of town, Larapinta Drive has a couple of good budget choices for accommodation:
South of Heavitree Gap
The area on the south side of Heavitree Gap is a caravanner’s paradise. You’ll find all kinds of great options to park your van, pitch your tent or grab a cabin. For those who want the ultimate in bushland quiet, try either Temple Bar or Wanngardi Caravan Parks, located along Ilparpa Road.