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17+ Best Cheap Accommodation Margaret River (Locals Guide 2024)

Heading down to Margaret River on a budget? Looking for the best cheap accommodation in Margaret River? No worries! If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Margaret River, this list has got you covered. Trust me, with 5 kids and a hungry husky, I know the value of a dollar!

Let’s be real, we can’t always splurge on luxury, right? Sometimes all you need is a snug room to rest your head. Or maybe, like me, you’ve got a big family and need some extra bunk beds. I totally get it, and I love finding ways to save money without sacrificing fun!

As a Margaret River local, who has lived in the region since 2016, I’m a local expert on all things Margaret River, from accommodation to activities. This guide is your go-to for Margaret River budget accommodation. Whether you’re a family, a group of pals, a couple, or flying solo, I’ve got the perfect spot for you that won’t break the bank.

Get ready to book your next adventure in Margaret River without stressing about the cost. How awesome is that?

My Top 3 Picks: Cheap Accommodation Margaret River

#1 Top Pick


Margarets Forest

✅ Close to town (200m)

✅ Self-contained apartments

✅ Dishwasher, washing machine and dryer in room

#2 Pick

Margaret River Tourist Park

✅ Centrally located (1km from town)

✅ Offers tent and caravan sites, plus cottages

✅ Modern communal facilities like a camp kitchen and BBQs

#3 Pick

Margaret River Motel

✅ 400m to town

✅ Variety of room types

✅ Extra facilities like tennis court and pool

Best Cheap Accommodation in Margaret River -The List!

1. Margarets In Town Apartments

RATING: 8.5/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 250m |📍LOCATION: Center Bussell Highway and Tunbridge Street, Margaret River WA | Book Margarets In Town Apartments

If you’re looking for a central, self-contained option close to town this is probably it! Margarets In Town Apartments sleeps from 2 to 6 guests in a variety of room configurations.

A short stroll to the hustle and bustle of the main street including shops and restaurants with ample parking and top-notch facilities you can’t go wrong for the price. 

There’s a Thai restaurant just across the road and heaps of other takeaway options nearby if you just want to grab a bite and relax after a long day exploring.

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2. Margarets Forest

RATING: 9/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 210m |📍LOCATION: 96 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Book Margarets Forest

Margarets Forest are holiday apartments that are close to town, with walking tracks, and mountain bike trails. They represent a superb value by giving you everything you need in a place to stay.

The apartments are tastefully styled, clean, and self-contained. They even have a dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer. Basically, these lovely townhouses are the perfect home away from home.

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Photo: Magaret River Motel

3. Margaret River Motel

RATING: 8.1/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 400m |📍LOCATION: 18 Farrelly Street, Margaret River WA | Book Margaret River Motel

If you are looking for CHEAP, CLEAN, COMFORTABLE accommodation SUPER CLOSE to town, and some of the best Margaret River hotel deals, Margaret River Motel is the place for you.

Margaret River Motel is a short 4-minute walk from the main street and local shops and restaurants. They have a range of room types to suit singles, friends, corporate guests, and families. 

Facilities at the Margaret River Motel also include a tennis court, laundry, swimming pool as well as some spa suites! Yep, you get all of that for low nightly rates making them one of our favorite options for Margaret River accommodation that’s cheap.

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4. Surfpoint Resort

RATING: 8.9/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 11km |📍LOCATION: 12 Riedle Drive, Gnarabup WA | Book Surfpoint Resort

Surfpoint Resort is located about ten minutes from town, close to both Prevelly and Gnarabup beaches. In fact, they are only a short 5-10-minute walk away from some of the best beaches in Margaret River!

Surfpoint Resort offers clean, cheap rooms (some) with communal bathrooms, a common area, and shared kitchen facilities. 

They are easily accessed from the Cape to Cape track making them the perfect base for hikers.

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5. Margaret River Tourist Park

RATING: 8.2/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 1km |📍LOCATION: 44 Station Road, Margaret River WA | Book Margaret River Tourist Park

Smack-dab in the middle of Margaret River town, Margaret River Tourist Park is your go-to for both comfort and convenience. As a caravan park, you can choose from grassy or paved spots for your tent or caravan, or opt for a cozy, fully-equipped cottage that’s perfect for couples or families. If you’re traveling with a larger group, you might want to check out my guide on large group accommodation in Margaret River.

There is a well-stocked camp kitchen, BBQ areas, a TV room, and even a laundry room all at your disposal. For the kiddos, there’s a playground and a super-fun jumping pillow! You’re just a short stroll away from cafes, shops, and restaurants.

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Photo: Edge Of The Forest Motel

6. Edge Of The Forest Motel

RATING: 8.9/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 1km |📍LOCATION: 25 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Book Edge Of The Forest Motel

Perfectly located close to the river and a short stroll from the main street of Margaret River you’ll find Edge Of The Forest Motel

Edge of the Forest Motel offers clean and comfortable rooms sleeping 2, 3 or 4 guests in their various room types. Surrounded by towering Karri’s and National Park you’ll really get that peaceful Margaret River feeling.

You are located close to the popular mountain bike trails and walking tracks as well as cafe’s, shops, and restaurantsBonus, there’s also secure bike storage available!

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Photo: Rosewood Guesthouse

7. Rosewood Guesthouse

RATING: 9.2/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 1km |📍LOCATION: 54 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River WA | Book Rosewood Guesthouse

You might be surprised to see Rosewood Guesthouse in this guide as they are known for their touch of class. For a luxury bed and breakfast, you’ll find they are delightfully affordable!

Rosewood Guesthouse is ideally suited to couples looking for a convenient and comfortable stay in Margaret River. They offer a range of rooms at different price points so you can ensure your stay is within your budget. 

Of course, with a bed and breakfast stay like this you’ll also experience the added value of having a freshly made, from local ingredients, breakfast included.

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Stay Margaret River Motel View Across The Lake
Photo: Stay Margaret River

8. Stay Margaret River

RATING: 7.8/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 2km |📍LOCATION: 78 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River WA | Book Stay Margaret River

Stay Margaret River is one of the most well-appointed, cheap hotels in Margaret River. They are located a short 15-minute stroll into the heart of Margaret River town but also have an onsite restaurant called Willow Grill if you’d prefer a night in.

Stay Margaret River also offers a number of different room types to suit couples, friends, and families including semi-self-contained apartments. 

There is a large on-site meeting and convention room as well so Stay Margaret River is also perfect for groups or corporate guests.

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Photo: Caves Road Chalets

9. Caves Road Chalets

RATING: 8.2/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 11km |📍LOCATION: 5023 Caves Road, Margaret River WA | Book Caves Road Chalets

Caves Road Chalets are nestled amongst 64 acres of natural bushland offering a really peaceful holiday experience. The chalets are comfortable and well appointed with air-conditioning, a wood-fireplace (cozy!) and extras available such as porta cots and highchairs for families.

Caves Road Chalets are conveniently located only 15 minutes from Margaret River town and close to nearby Caves Road breweries and wineries.

The chalets sleep from 2-5 guests and are self-contained. They really tick all the boxes for value-packed, affordable accommodation in Margaret River.

Bonus: They are DOG-FRIENDLY and also feature in my dog-friendly accommodation guide

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Photo: Bushy Lake Chalets

10. Bushy Lake Chalets

RATING: 9.2/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 7km |📍LOCATION: 26 Eucalyptus Court, Margaret River WA | Book Bushy Lake Chalets

Another surprising appearance on this cheap accommodation in Margaret River guide but despite being a beautiful place to stay, Bushy Lake Chalets is also VERY affordable.

We love Bushy Lake Chalets as they are close to town (5 minutes), set amongst nature, clean, comfortable AND 4.5 stars! Need we go on? 

Ok, we don’t need to but we will. They have chalets up to three bedrooms so can fit families and have everything you’d expect and more from a self-contained cottage. 

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11. Heritage Trail Lodge

RATING: 8.9/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 900m |📍LOCATION: 31 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Book Heritage Trail Lodge

Heritage Trail Lodge is a hidden gem. Only 900m from the town center but set amongst nature in the Bramley Forest so you’ll still feel a world away.

I love Heritage Trail as it’s a small boutique-style accommodation offering well-appointed, comfortable rooms at affordable rates. 

They offer an included bottle of champagne for three-night stays and also have special winter rates helping them sneak into this list!

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12. Margaret River Holiday Cottages

RATING: 9.6/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 3km |📍LOCATION: 185 Boodjidup Road, Margaret River WA | Book Margaret River Holiday Cottages

Margaret River Holiday Cottages are a gorgeous, family-run accommodation option only 2km from Margaret River town. They have amazing facilities including a communal fire pit, indoor heated pool, and even farm animals to interact with

They get a coveted spot on this list because they offer some great Margaret River accommodation deals, including:

  • Discounted rates for three, five, and seven-night stays
  • Preferred rates for return guests

How’s that? You get to stay somewhere awesome with your family and then get rewarded for your loyalty on your next trip down south?

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13. Central Avenue Apartments

RATING: 9.3/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 400m |📍LOCATION: 1 Charles West Avenue, Margaret River WA | Book Central Avenue Apartments

Central Avenue Apartments are premium 2 x 2 apartments at a fair rate. Located at an easy walking distance to the main street of Margaret River, Settlers Tavern, IGA, and other specialty stores they are a convenient and classy option.

They are modern and contemporary in style and best suited to couples. While they may seem pricey at first glance, the value here is in the self-contained facilities and the option to share your apartment with another couple. 

They also offer reduced rates for midweek or long stays.

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14. Higgins Lane Motel

RATING: 7.7/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 300m |📍LOCATION: 55 Willmott Avenue, Margaret River WA | Book Higgins Lane Motel

Looking for cheap Margaret River accommodation? You’ve come to the right place. Higgins Lane Motel is super affordable and right in town.

Formerly the Margaret River Hotel, it has undergone some rebranding, and refurbishment and now forms a welcome addition to our cheap hotels in Margaret River recommendations.

Simple, clean rooms in a convenient location to suit corporate guests, couples or families on a budget.

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15. Riverview Tourist Park

RATING: 8.6/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 2km |📍LOCATION: 8-10 Wilmott Avenue, Margaret River WA | Book Riverview Tourist Park

Nestled in a serene spot near town, Riverview Tourist Park is your gateway to nature and convenience. You’re right next to the Margaret River’s walking and biking trails, making it a breeze to explore the area.

While tent sites aren’t an option, you’ve got a choice between caravan/camper sites (some even have ensuites!) and cabins in various sizes. They’re all about giving you a clean, comfy place to stay without breaking the bank.

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16. Adamsons Riverside Accommodation

RATING: 8.1/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 500m |📍LOCATION: 71 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Book Adamsons Riverside Accommodation

Adamsons Riverside Accommodation offers a cozy and affordable stay right in the heart of Margaret River. Not only is it close to the town’s vibrant scene, but it’s also nestled near the river, giving you the best of both worlds.

They offer a range of options from simple rooms to self-contained spa suites, all with modern amenities like air-conditioning, TV-DVD, and free Wi-Fi, all at a super affordable price.

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17. Margaret River Resort

RATING: 8.2/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 1km |📍LOCATION: 40 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River WA | Book Margaret River Resort

At the Margaret River Resort you can choose from Pub Rooms located above their on-site bar and restaurant, Motel Units with two queen beds, or indulge in a Spa Suite. If you need more space, their Villas offer two bedrooms, a loft bed, and a full kitchen and laundry.

The Margaret River Resort is just a 10-minute walk from the town center, with amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool, tennis court, and guest laundry. And, if you don’t want to leave the property, you can grab a drink and meal at the River Hotel, located at the front of the property, a favourite pub for visitors and locals alike.

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FAQs: Affordable Accommodation Margaret River

Is it possible to find budget-friendly accommodation in Margaret River?

Absolutely! Margaret River offers a range of budget-friendly options, from holiday parks to cozy motels. You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy your stay. You can definitely have cheap Margaret River holidays as long as you do your research beforehand!

Are these cheap accommodations close to attractions?

Yes, many budget accommodations are conveniently located near popular attractions, making it easy to explore without spending much on transport.

Do budget accommodations offer free Wi-Fi?

Most budget accommodations do offer free Wi-Fi. It’s always a good idea to check in advance if this is important to you.

Do these places have parking?

All properties in Margaret River, including budget accommodation, offer free parking. Always check beforehand to make sure if you are worried.

What amenities can I expect?

Basic amenities like clean rooms, showers, and sometimes a small kitchenette are usually available. Some places even offer a pool!

Are these accommodations family-friendly?

You bet! Many budget options have family rooms and even extra bunk beds, perfect for a family getaway.

Wrapping Up: Margaret River Cheap Accommodation

So there you have it folks, the best budget accommodation Margaret River has to offerbut it doesn’t stop there!

If you’re looking to cut the budget even further, the Margaret River Region offers oodles of EPIC camping spots and caravan parks which we are delighted to share with you!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my guide to cheap accommodation in Margaret River. I trust you’ve found a place to rest your head, have a weekend away with mates, or even bring your whole family to Margaret River on a budget. 

The standard of accommodation and services in the area are high but that does not mean you need to break the bank to holiday here. 

There are plenty of places in our guide that pride themselves on offering clean and comfortable rooms at a rate you can afford. 

Australia Travel Planning Guide

🚑Should I buy Australian travel insurance?

100% YES! — Australia has “free” healthcare but it’s only for citizens and permanent residents. Foreigners visiting need travel insurance in case anything happens on their visit. I like SafetyWing – their Nomad Insurance starts at just $1.50 USD a day!

🚗Should I rent a car in Australia?

Yes — Renting a car is a necessity in most of Australia! If you want to go on road trips or adventures outside of the major cities, and even if you’re staying in a major city, you’ll want to rent a car. If you are visiting Margaret River, it will be even more important that you hire a car, you’ll need it to be able to get around and see all the great attractions and wineries!

🏨What’s the best way to book my Australian accommodation?

My go-to for Australian hotels is Booking.com. Pretty much all registered accommodation use Booking.com (but not necessarily any of the other major booking platforms), and even most of the holiday homes and caravan parks use Booking.com too!

If you’re planning a trip to Australia where you will stay at multiple locations, it’s super handy to have all your accommodation listed in one place, and accommodation owners like Booking.com because it’s easy to contact the guests using the messaging platform if the guest has an international phone number.

I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to Margaret River!