Trips can take a day, a week or even a month, depending on your purpose and budget. If you’re planning to have an extended stay in Australia, think about leasing a short-term accommodation rather than staying at a hotel. While you may not have amenities like cleaning service or breakfast, a rental property can give you the flexibility and privacy you need.
With a short-term rental, you get:
A hotel may provide certain amenities that a short-term rental does not, but the latter has a fully equipped kitchen, your own washer and dryer, and other common amenities found in a typical apartment. Also, if you have a pet, rental apartments may let you keep it during your stay.
• Convenient location
As hotels are often situated downtown, rooms can get pretty noisy because of the nearby establishments. For instance, Visitbrisbane.com.au says Fortitude Valley’s streets are filled with the sound of live bands at night.
This is an opportunity for you to experience the local nightlife, but it also means dealing with noise. Short-term rentals, on the other hand, give you a way to get to know the area — meet the locals and visit places in your own time.
Choosing a rental apartment that is closer to local neighbourhoods will assure you of more privacy. Or, if you’re going to Australia for business, you can even choose a place that would be more convenient for your transportation needs.
This is the biggest draw for people going on extended stays. Hotels are expensive — staying for a few days translates to expensive costs. Also, staying at a hotel means eating out and even entertaining people outside.
Paying for a month-long stay at a short-term rental, however, might amount to what you’d expect to pay for two weeks at a hotel. You get even more savings when you stay longer. M&A Apartments says booking early and staying for at least two nights can qualify you for discounts.
Staying at a new place can be an opportunity to explore and see tourist destinations. Don’t let the high costs of staying at a hotel stop you from staying a few more days.