Like all big cities there is plenty of Brisbane accommodation to choose from. Before making your choice you need to consider which area of the city you want to stay in and which type of accommodation in Brisbane you are looking for.
The Central Business District or CBD is in fact the city centre and is probably one of the best areas to stay in if you want proximity to shopping malls and a large range of bars and restaurants. As its name suggests it is very central with excellent access to all other areas of Brisbane. There are lots of hotels in this area, plenty of Brisbane backpackers hostels and many serviced apartments. This area has more choice of Brisbane accommodation than other areas of the city.
Southbank is just across the river from the CBD and is home to the Southbank Parklands, the Brisbane Wheel and a range of cafes and restaurants making it one of the main leisure and entertainment areas of Brisbane. There are fewer hotels in this areas than in the CBD but there are some to choose from.
Spring Hill lies just on the outskirts of the CBD and is a wonderfully peaceful area away from the noise of the city centre while still having great proximity to the bars and restaurants located there, the Brisbane River and many of the main tourist attractions. We spent a lot of time in this area which has an excellent range of Brisbane accommodation with lots of serviced apartments, a few hotels and motels and a few backpackers hostels.
The West End is a fairly relaxed area and is home to some trendy bars and restaurants. It is about a 20 minute walk from Southbank and about 30 minutes from the CBD but there is plenty of public transport running between it and the city. There are a couple of very nice backpackers hostels here and it is a great area for backpackers and young people.
Fortitude Valley is the main nightlife area of Brisbane so if that is what you are looking for then you would want your Brisbane accommodation to be there. It is also right next to Chinatown and Brunswick Street where there is always lots going on. There are a few backpacker hostels in this area some of which are very well equipped and there are some very good serviced apartments too.
If you are arriving in Brisbane by bus or train you are likely to arrive at Roma Street Station. If you are looking for a backpackers hostel this area has a huge number to choose from and we make some suggestions on our Brisbane backpackers Hostels page.
The Newmarket Gardens Caravan Park is the closest caravan park to the city and is a great option for anyone looking for cheap Brisbane accommodation. It is 4kms from the city centre and there are plenty of buses running between the two. It has lots of powered and unpowered sites with plenty of shade on many of them, luxury and standard cabins and lodge accommodation and is often busy so I would definitely recommend booking in advance.
As you would expect there are also plenty of Brisbane motels. These tend to be on the outskirts of the city but there are some in Wickham Terrace which is an excellent location just next to the city centre.
If you are looking for a hotel please check out our Brisbane Hotels page where you will find lots of information about hotels in various areas of the city.