Heading to Geelong and wanting to book the best cheap accommodation in Geelong?

Excellent. In this article we will help you do just that, with our list of the best cheap accommodation Geelong has to offer.

Geelong is a terrific holiday destination with a variety of budget accommodation options.

Whether you are looking for value for money accommodation apartments, the best cheap hotels Geelong area, Geelong motels cheap options, or a Geelong cheap accommodation caravan park we have you covered.

Below we don’t just have a budget accommodation Geelong Vic list, we also have a comparison table so you can easily compare all the cheap Geelong accommodation options.

We’ve also included a map with the location of each place listed to help you choose your best place to stay in Geelong.

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People picnicking on the lush Geelong Waterfront lawns with the bay and city skyline.

Note: The cheap Geelong accommodation listed here has been chosen as a budget option when compared to the rates of other places to stay in Geelong.

Rates may vary depending on factors such as the time of year and how far in advance you book.

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Comparison Of The Best Cheap Accommodation In Geelong

NameSummaryPriceBook
Rydges HotelBudget hotel on the city fringe with a pool and views.$$CLICK HERE!
Admiralty Inn Value for money motel close to the CBD with a pool.$$CLICK HERE!
Rippleside Motor InnSimple motel that's close to the bay and Rippleside Park.$CLICK HERE!
Geelong Conference CentreAffordable accommodation with a pool and games room in a garden setting. Great for families.$$CLICK HERE!
Golden Palms MotelBudget motel with outdoor barbecue. Allows easy access to the Surf Coast.$CLICK HERE!
Hacienda MotelClean and comfortable motel with a pool.$CLICK HERE!
Anchor GeelongStylish boutique accommodation with Netflix access.$$CLICK HERE!
Limeburners StudioWell designed studio apartment close to cafes and bars. Suitable for couples.$CLICK HERE!
Eastern Sands City CentreBudget waterfront accommodation. The best rooms have bay views.$$CLICK HERE!
Riverglen Holiday ParkAn affordable holiday park with a pool and jumping castle.$CLICK HERE!

Cheap Hotels In Geelong

1) Rydges Geelong Hotel 

 

If you’re looking for cheap Geelong hotel accommodation then Rydges is a budget friendly hotel in Geelong worth taking a look at.

Located on the edge of the Geelong CBD, Rydges Geelong is only minutes from the Waterfront and within walking distance of restaurants, bars, the train station, and Kardinia Park.

This is a great value hotel accommodation Geelong option with all the facilities you expect from a good hotel.

Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and spa, a gym, sauna, restaurant, and bar, as well as room service and a 24-hour front desk.

A highlight of this popular hotel is its fantastic view of Corio Bay and Geelong city.

There are 138 rooms spread over 7 floors most of which have bay or city views. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms including superior, bay view apartments, family rooms, and suites.

The good size rooms feature comfortable beds, flatscreen televisions, a work desk with free internet facilities, a minibar, large opening windows, and tea and coffee making facilities. On-site parking is available.

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Best Things?

One of the best things about Hotel Rydges is the views – try to get a room on a high floor! The location and comfy beds are a definite plus too.

Worst Things?

The hotel could do with updating (currently underway) but this is reflected in the price – other Geelong hotel accommodation is far more expensive.

Summary

Rydges is a terrific budget hotel Geelong option that’s well-located, with views and all the facilities you need.

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2) Admiralty Inn

The Admiralty Inn is great value accommodation in Geelong Vic.

Located on the outskirts of the city centre, it’s just a 15-minute walk to the Waterfront with restaurants and cafes nearby and it provides easy access to the Bellarine and Surf Coast.

Guests can choose between standard and superior rooms, each with a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, reverse cycle air-conditioning, and a flatscreen T.V with Foxtel cable channels.

Superior rooms are larger than standard rooms and feature a spacious seating area. Guests can make use of free Wifi, an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and free onsite parking.

A hearty breakfast is served in the poolside breakfast room, and there’s an excellent restaurant, The Empire Grill, located next door. Room service can be provided upon request.

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Best Things?

Guests rave about the excellent breakfast and friendly helpful staff.

Worst Things?

The parking can be a bit tight at times.

Summary

The Admiralty Inn is one of the best cheap motels in Geelong, with its great location close to the city centre shops, the bay, and restaurants, its pool, great service, and spotless presentation. This is excellent value.

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3) Rippleside Park Motor Inn

 

If you’re looking for the best cheap motels Geelong has to offer, then take a look at Rippleside Park Motor Inn.

Offering traditional motel style accommodation this motor inn has simple, comfortable rooms that are spacious and spotlessly clean. Guests can choose from twin, Queen, and family room options.

Each room features a fridge, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities, split system air conditioning, and a good sized television with Foxtel cable channels. Other amenities include ample free parking and complimentary Wifi.

As an added bonus a delicious cooked breakfast can be delivered to your room for a small fee.

Rippleside Park Motel is just a 5-minute walk to the beautiful Corio Bay, Rippleside Park Reserve, and the Baywalk Bollard Trail.

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Best Things?

Large well-maintained rooms with comfortable beds, and good showers. The value for money breakfast.

Worst Things?

Traffic noise at certain times of day. Uninspiring decor.

Summary

No-frills motel style accommodation. A great choice if you’re travelling on a budget.

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4) Geelong Conference Centre 

 

Tucked away in the Eastern Park precinct, the Geelong Conference Centre sits adjacent to the East Geelong Golf Course and offers easy access to the Botanical Gardens, Geelong CBD, and Waterfront.

The centre has 42 hotel rooms and 4 self-contained apartments with fully equipped kitchens. Rooms have lovely garden views, heating and cooling, a seating area, tea and coffee making facilities, TVs, fridges, and modern ensuite bathrooms.

Guests can enjoy the centres tranquil setting while taking a dip in the beautiful pool. Other amenities include a games room, free Wifi, and complimentary private parking.

The Conference Centre serves an excellent breakfast which is always a plus in our books.

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Best Things?

The stunning pool and peaceful garden setting.

Worst Things?

Some rooms are a bit small.

Summary

A purpose built conference centre offering affordable accommodation in Geelong Victoria with a pool and games room. Surrounded by gardens it’s worth considering if you’re looking for a peaceful getaway.

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5) Golden Palms Motel

 

The Golden Palms Motel is another great option for cheap Geelong accommodation.

Located in the suburb of Grovedale it allows easy access to Torquay and the Surf Coast. The motel is also close to Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre and a 10-minute drive to the Geelong city centre.

There are a variety of rooms to choose from including deluxe, triple, and two-bedroom family rooms, as well as one-bedroom villas. The spic and span rooms are quite large and spacious.

All rooms feature cable TV, a small fridge, heating and cooling, toasters, tea and coffee making facilities, and electric blankets to keep you toasty warm. Some rooms have small kitchenettes.

Other amenities include free Wifi, complimentary onsite parking, and a barbecue with outdoor seating. As an added bonus, for food and drinks, the Grovedale Hotel is right next door to the motel.

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Best Things?

The cleanliness, barbecue area, and super helpful staff.

Worst Things?

There’s not much wrong with this budget Geelong motel, however, the location is not convenient for the Geelong Waterfront.

Summary

The Golden Palms Motel is one of the top-value budget motels Geelong Vic has to choose from.

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6) Econo Lodge Hacienda Motel

 

The Econo Lodge Hacienda Motel is another excellent budget accommodation Geelong choice.

Located in a quiet part of Belmont, the motel is within walking distance of the Belmont Hotel, a fabulous wine bar, restaurants and takeaways, and the High Street shopping strip.

There are a variety of rooms on offer, including standard queen and twin share, deluxe with sleeping for 3, a 2 bedroom family room, and a 2 bedroom apartment with a small kitchenette.

The spacious rooms feature flat-screen TVs with Foxtel cable television, heating and cooling, comfortable beds with soft pillows, and tea and coffee making facilities. The modern bathrooms have hairdryers and walk-in showers.

Other facilities include an outdoor pool and barbecue area, free Wifi, and onsite parking. In-room breakfast is available.

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Best Things?

The comfortable beds and great location that’s close to everything a traveller needs. The pool and barbecue area is an added bonus.

Worst Things?

Although the location is close to shops, restaurants, and pubs, you will need a car to visit Geelong’s main attractions.

Summary

A clean, comfortable, and affordable motel with a pool in a quiet but convenient location.

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7) Anchor Geelong

Anchor Geelong is a top choice when it comes to affordable Geelong boutique accommodation.

This charming Geelong CBD accommodation is close to Barwon Health Hospital, restaurants and bars, and it’s just a 5-minute walk to the Waterfront.

There are 8 studio rooms each one is tastefully decorated with its own individual style. Some rooms have private courtyards. All rooms have sparkling modern bathrooms and access to a laundry.

Features include a flat-screen TV with Netflix access, heating and cooling, a small kitchenette with a fridge and microwave, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Other amenities include complimentary Wifi, free off-street parking, and a lovely communal garden area.

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Best Things?

The beautiful and stylish decor. 

Worst Things?

Occasional noise from the hospital.

Summary  

Stylish boutique accommodation in central Geelong with outdoor courtyards and garden.

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8) Limeburners Studio

Tucked away in East Geelong, Limeburners Studio is a private and cosy place to relax after a busy day.

This great value Geelong holiday accommodation is perfect for couples and features a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, plug-in hotplate, and a pod coffee machine.

Other amenities include free Wifi, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, a queen-size bed with luxury linen, and a modern bathroom with a bath. There’s also a tiny patio with a table and chairs for relaxing on a sunny day.

The studio is located just a few minutes walk from hip cafes, a wine bar, bakeries, takeaways, and other handy shopping outlets.

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Best Things?

The excellent design and extra personal touches. 

Worst Things?

The studio is small but well laid out. No off-street parking.

Summary

Well designed studio apartment accommodation Geelong East, that’s great for couples.

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9) Eastern Sands City Centre

If you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Geelong Waterfront then Eastern Sands City Centre is a great option.

Located just one street back from the waterfront this Geelong budget accommodation allows easy access to Eastern Beach and everything the waterfront has to offer.

Eastern Sands is a small hotel with 25 rooms, each with a TV and DVD player, air conditioning, a fridge, free Wifi, and off-street parking.

The best rooms have views of the bay and Giant Sky Wheel.

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Best Things?

For the price, you won’t get a better location. The views from the deluxe rooms.

Worst Things?

Dated decor that’s in need of an update.

Summary

Budget waterfront accommodation Geelong city centre, offering bay views from its best rooms.

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10) Riverglen Holiday Park

If you are looking for the best cheap cabin accommodation Geelong offers, then Riverglen Holiday Park is a terrific option.

Nestled on the banks of Barwon River this Geelong caravan park is an excellent choice for families. 

Riverglen’s self-contained deluxe cabins can accommodate up to 6 people, and feature a fully equipped kitchen, reverse cycle air-conditioning,  a seating area, and lovely wide verandahs.

Guests can also choose to stay in a deluxe spa cottage with a 2 person spa, and a fully accessible deluxe cottage.  

Park amenities include a sparkling swimming pool, a colourful jumping pillow, a playground and games room, and a free undercover barbecue area.

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Best Things?

The excellent facilities, lovely verandahs, and helpful staff.

Worst Things?

Poor Wifi.

Summary

An affordable holiday park with self-contained cabins, a swimming pool, jumping pillow, and a games room.

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You can read our full guide to Geelong holiday parks here.

Cheap Accommodation Geelong Map

We hope you found your perfect choice of Geelong cheap accommodation. For more cheap places to stay in Geelong click here to read our top motels guide. 

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