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Shae Killey4 years ago

Stay at these quality locations for less

When's the last time you treated yourself to a holiday? It's no secret that the colder months can keep you inside and give you a bit of cabin fever. As the temperature drops, it's getting harder and harder to drag yourself out of bed. If you're in a winter rut, perhaps it might be time to book a tropical escape to Townsville. This beautiful North Queensland city is known for its warmer climate, tropical surroundings and friendly people. Just picture yourself relaxing by the beach, while your friends and co-workers are heading to work in their trench coats, propping up umbrellas. What are you waiting for?

If you’re travelling with family, a holiday escape to Townsville can be very expensive. Luckily for you, we’ve done our research and found some of the best budget-friendly accommodation in Townsville! Travelling solo? Stay at one of these places and you’ll have more money for important things like shopping or a cheeky drink!

Beachfront affordability

Shoredrive Motel

Modern looking building, Shoredrive Motel - Townsville
Modern looking building, Shoredrive Motel – Townsville

If you’re looking for a place with a prime Townsville location that won’t burn a hole in your back pocket, look no further than Shoredrive Motel. Only a stone’s throw away from the beach and a short drive to the city centre, you’re never too far away from the action staying here. As well as being close to everything, Shoredrive Motel also has an onsite restaurant, pool, barbecue facilities and luxurious rooms, so you may not want to move an inch. If you’re with your partner, you can spend the night indulging in a few wines over a restaurant-style dinner, before making the short walk to Jupiters Townsville Hotel and Casino for a romantic night out. Depending on how much you’re looking to spend, there are budget, standard and premium rooms available; so there’s really something for everyone at Shoredrive Motel.
Where: 117 The Strand North Ward Townsville QLD

Townsville Seaside Apartments

Relax poolside, Townsville Seaside Apartments - Townsville
Relax poolside, Townsville Seaside Apartments – Townsville

Want to to stay near the beach? Book a room at the Townsville Seaside Apartments for the perfect location to go with quality accommodation. Enjoy relaxing by the pool – or your balcony – while the sea breeze blows through your hair, all the while thinking to yourself, how did I get so lucky? Choose between a studio, one or two-bedroom beachfront apartment, which come with free wi-fi and Foxtel. Located on The Strand tourist strip, you can enjoy views of Magnetic Island or take a short walk to the many the cafes, restaurants and bars that surround you. Whether you’re with family, friends or travelling solo, you won’t be disappointed if you book into Townsville Seaside Apartments.
Where: 105 The Strand North Ward Townsville QLD

Looking to go for a day trip to Magnetic Island?

Arcadia Village Motel

Pool near the beach, Arcadia Village Motel - Magnetic Island
Pool near the beach, Arcadia Village Motel – Magnetic Island

There’s no way you can experience all Magnetic Island has to offer in one day, so be sure to stay a few nights and discover why this charming island is such a popular tourist destination. Whether you want to spend your day snorkelling Arcadia Bay or fishing the tropical waters of Horseshoe Bay, you’ll be rest assured knowing you can come home to a quality room with a range of facilities at Arcadia Village Motel. Magnetic Island is two-thirds National Park and is situated within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, so you’ll never be short of things to do and see in this untouched paradise. With a pristine pool, beachside location and affordable rates, you really can’t stay anywhere else but Arcadia Village Motel when planning your Magnetic Island escape.
Where: 7 Marine Parade Magnetic Island QLD

If you’re on a strict budget when it comes to your spending as well, click here for 20 things to do for under $20 in Townsville.

Have we missed your favourite budget-friendly accommodation in Townsville? Let us know which places you like to stay in the comments below.