Cheap Accommodation In Geelong: 11 Top-Value Places To Stay

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

Great! 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 to choose from.

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.

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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 exact location of each place listed to help you find your ideal place to stay in Geelong.

So no matter what you’re looking for, with the information below you can be booked and set to go with the best value accommodation Geelong Victoria has for your trip!  

If you don’t want to waste any time and simply want the best cheap accommodation Geelong has,  click here and book Rydges Hotel now.

Otherwise, let’s start!

Comparison Of The Best Cheap Accommodation In Geelong

In this table you will find a comparison of all the top choices for cheap accommodation Geelong and surrounds. Click the booking buttons for the latest prices.

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!
Eden Oak
Affordable accommodation with a pool and games room in a garden setting. Great for families.$$CLICK HERE!
Parkside MotelBudget motel with a pool in a central location. Handy to shops, eateries and Kardinia Park.$CLICK HERE!
Hacienda MotelClean and comfortable motel with a pool.$CLICK HERE!
Anchor GeelongStylish boutique accommodation with Netflix access.$$CLICK HERE!
The Beach House
Affordable 2 bedroom apartment right on Eastern Beach.$CLICK HERE!
Eastern Sands
City Centre
Budget waterfront accommodation. The best rooms have bay views.$$CLICK HERE!
Riverglen Holiday ParkAn affordable holiday park with a pool and jumping castle.$CLICK HERE!
Geelong CBD
Centrally located self-contained budget accommodation.$CLICK HERE!

Geelong Cheap Accommodation Reviews

Whether you’re looking for motels, hotels, boutique accommodation, or a caravan park with the below list of Geelong accommodation cheap options, you’re bound to find something to suit your needs.

1) Rydges Geelong Hotel: TOP CHOICE! 

**Top Choice For Cheap Hotels In Geelong**

Guest room at Rydges a cheap hotel in Geelong.

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.

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A highlight of this popular hotel is its fantastic views 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 accommodation options including superior rooms, 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.

Pool area at Rydges Geelong Hotel accommodation.

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.


Rydges is a terrific cheap hotel Geelong option that’s well-located, with views and all the facilities you need. If you are looking for the cheapest hotel in Geelong then this is for you.

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2) Eden Oak Geelong Hotel 

Eden Oak cheap Geelong accommodation room with doors opening to the outside.

Tucked away in the Eastern Park precinct, Eden Oak Geelong (formerly the Geelong Conference Centre) is one of the best value-for-money Geelong cheap hotels.

Its secluded location sits adjacent to the East Geelong Golf Course and offers easy access to the Botanical Gardens, Geelong CBD, and waterfront.

The peaceful retreat 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.

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

Breakfast is included in the nightly rates which is always a plus in our books.

Relaxing pool area with sun lounges and umbrellas at Eden Oak Geelong accomodation.

Best Things?

The stunning pool and peaceful garden setting.

Worst Things?

Some rooms are a bit small.


A recently renovated hotel retreat surrounded by parklands offering affordable accommodation in Geelong Victoria. Perfect for a peaceful getaway this is worth considering if you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Geelong.

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3) Admiralty Inn Motel Geelong

Pool area at Admiralty Motor Inn cheap Geelong accommodation.

The Admiralty Inn represents great value accommodation in Geelong Vic.

Located on the outskirts of the city centre, the inn is one of the best budget motels in the Geelong area.

It’s just a 15-minute walk to the fabulous Geelong 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.

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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, next door. Room service can be provided on request.

Guest room at Admiralty Motor Inn Geelong motel.

Best Things?

Guests rave about the excellent breakfast and friendly helpful staff.

Worst Things?

The parking can be a bit tight at times.


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

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4) Parkside Motel

Guest room with views out the window at Parkside Motel in Geelong.

With its central location, the Parkside Motel is another terrific choice for people who are looking for budget accommodation near Geelong.

This Geelong motel sits right across the road from Belmont Shopping Centre which has a Coles, 24-hour Kmart, a bakery, and other handy shops.

There’s also a variety of cafes and restaurants nearby including the popular Belmont Hotel, and Kardinia Park (home of the Cats) is just a 10 minute walk away –  so it’s perfect if you’re looking for accommodation near Kardinia Park Geelong.

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This value-for-money Belmont motel overlooks the lush Cameron Park and offers queen, twin, spa, and family rooms.

All 36 rooms have been fully renovated and feature beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows, a Smart TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini fridge, and reverse cycle air conditioning.

Other facilities include free unlimited Wifi, a guest laundry, free parking for buses and other large vehicles, and a fantastic outdoor swimming pool.

Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the park.

Pool area at Parkside cheap Geelong motel .

Best Things?

The central location in Belmont, refurbished rooms, and the swimming pool.

Worst Things?

The Wifi can be patchy at times.


If you’re looking for value-for-money accommodation in Geelong with a pool, that’s handy to everything then the Parkside Motel is for you.

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5) Anchor Geelong

Guest room at Anchor Geelong.

Anchor Geelong is a top choice when it comes to affordable Geelong boutique accommodation. It’s also ideal for anyone that needs accommodation near Geelong hospital.

This charming Geelong city accommodation sits opposite Barwon Health Hospital and is close to restaurants, shops, 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.

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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.

Kitchen area at Anchor Geelong accommodation with desk and chair.

Best Things?

The modern style, convenient location, and kitchenettes

Worst Things?

Occasional noise from the hospital.


Beautiful and stylish affordable Geelong Vic accommodation featuring outdoor courtyards and gardens. A top option for cheap accommodation Geelong area.

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6) Rippleside Park Motor Inn

Rooms and car parks at Geelong motel accommodation Rippleside Park.

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.

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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, the Baywalk Bollard Trail, and No 42 cafe.

Guest room at Rippleside Park Motel Geelong.

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.


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

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7) Econo Lodge Hacienda Motel

View of the Econo Lodge Hacienda Motel Geelong.

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

Located in a quiet part of Belmont, this budget Geelong motel accommodation is within walking distance of 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.

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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 at this economical motel in Geelong 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.

Guest room at Hacienda a cheap motel in Geelong.

Best Things?

The comfortable beds and the great location that’s close to everything a traveller needs. The pool and barbecue area are 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.


Hacienda is a great value motel Geelong budget option with a pool in a quiet location. 

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8) Geelong CBD Accommodation

Entrance with ramp and outdoor table at Geelong CBD Accommodation.

Looking for self-contained cheap Geelong accommodation that’s neat, clean, and central to everything?

Then Geelong CBD Accommodation is an ideal choice.

Located across the road from Geelong University Hospital, this value-for-money accommodation is within walking distance of the waterfront, restaurants and cafes, the botanical gardens, and major shopping centres.

A 7-Eleven store is just a one minute walk away for midnight snacks and the morning newspaper.

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There are 5 studio-style units available including a fully accessible apartment, with everything you need for a stress free trip.

All units feature a kitchenette with a cooktop, fridge, microwave, and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a flat-screen TV and DVD player, a seating area, and comfy king size beds.

All rooms have private ensuite bathrooms and the accessible room has a walk-in shower.

Other amenities include safe electronic keypad entry, complimentary wifi, and designated free off-street parking. 

Guest room at cheap Geelong CBD Accommodation.

Best Things?

Neat and clean accommodation with kitchen facilities in a great location. Value for money.

Worst Things?

Sometimes you can hear the helicopter landing at the hospital at night.


A top option for budget travellers who are looking for cheap self-contained accommodation that’s centrally located.

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9) The Beach House Apartment

View of the Beach House Apartment in Geelong

When it comes to affordable beachfront accommodation, Geelong options, The Beach House Apartment is hard to beat.

Situated on Eastern Beach Road, this little gem is tucked in at the top of Geelong’s iconic “Spanish Staircase”, and boasts views across the bay from its front windows.

Imagine being able to walk straight out the door and cross the road to Eastern Beach. With the promenade and sea baths, children’s pool and playground, and the fabulous Pavillion Restaurant all on your doorstep. 

Just around the corner, the Botanical Gardens are a 5-minute walk away, and in the other direction you’ll find the busy main Waterfront Precinct.

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This quirky art deco Eastern Beach Geelong accommodation sleeps 4 people in two bedrooms with one queen bed and two singles.

There’s also a lounge room, kitchen and dining, a bathroom, and laundry.

The light filled apartment has been tastefully decorated, with brand new furniture and modern touches including a new gas log fire.

Guests can also make use of the beautiful garden, free Wifi, and the single garage. At this price point, in this location, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better.

Living area with lounge and large windows at The Beach House self-contained accommodation in Geelong.

Best Things?

The incredible location where you can walk out your front door straight onto Eastern Beach. The waterfront views.

Worst Things?

The garage can only fit small cars.


Affordable 2 bedroom self-contained Eastern Beach accommodation. This has to be the cheapest accommodation Geelong has on the waterfront. Perfect for enjoying cheap Geelong holidays.

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10) Eastern Sands City Centre

Night time view of Eastern Sands Cheap Motel in Geelong.

If you’re looking for cheap Geelong motels accommodation 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.

As an added bonus there’s a restaurant right next door that serves up tasty Indian dishes.

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Eastern Sands is a small motel in Geelong city with 25 well-appointed standard and deluxe rooms.

All rooms have air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge, microwave ovens, a flat-screen TV, and a DVD player.

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

Other amenities include free Wifi, Austar cable television, and complimentary off-street parking.

Guest room at Eastern Sands Geelong motel accommodation.

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.


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

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11) Riverglen Holiday Park

Outdoor deck with table and chairs at Tasman Holiday Park in Geelong.

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.

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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.

Pool and playground at Tasman caravan park in Geelong.

Best Things?

The excellent facilities, lovely verandahs, and helpful staff.

Worst Things?

Poor Wifi.


An affordable holiday park with self-contained cabins, a swimming pool, a jumping pillow, and a games room. A good option if you’re looking for budget-friendly family accommodation Geelong region.

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

Cheap Accommodation Geelong Map

You can see all the above options for cheap accommodation around Geelong on the map below.

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. 

Want a bit more luxury? Click here to find our guide to Geelong’s best luxury accommodation.

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