The Villas Palmerston North
The Villas Palmerston North

9 Best Budget Accommodation in Palmerston North

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Cheap Accommodation in Palmerston North

Stay in the vibrant city of Palmerston North without breaking the bank! The North Island hub offers a wide range of budget accommodation, especially motel-style for travellers needing some of the conveniences of home. We go through some of your best affordable options in this list of budget accommodation in Palmerston North! For more cheap accommodation, see our 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Palmerston North.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in 15 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Palmerston North and The Guide to Palmerston North on a Budget.

1. Broadway Motor Inn

Affordable, close to the city centre and utterly practical, Broadway Motor Inn ticks all the boxes for the budget-conscious traveller. The motel complex with 21 rooms offers studios sleeping up to three guests and one-bedroom units for up four guests. Features in each room include kitchen facilities, making it easy to save money on food, as well as dining furniture, a bathroom with a shower, Freeview and Sky TV and free WiFi. Other facilities include on-site parking, laundry and continental breakfasts.

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2. Penny’s Accommodation

An old-school Kiwi motel, Penny’s Accommodation is worth staying in just for the experience. The budget accommodation is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre and offers a range of private rooms with communal bathrooms, lounge and kitchen. Stay in either a single, double, twin or triple room with classic yet clean furnishings. WiFi is complimentary, as is the on-site parking.

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10 Best Budget Accommodation in Palmerston North© Penny's Accommodation

3. The Cobb Hotel

A budget hotel above a bustling bar, The Cobb Hotel offers an affordable stay in Palmerston North for couples and families. Couples have the option of the Studio Rooms with basic furnishings, an ensuite, fridge and tea/coffee facilities. The Family Room has a little bit extra in terms of beds and space. Downstairs, the bar serves a range of crowd-pleasing meals at an affordable price.

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4. The Villas

The Villas offers a resort-style stay in Palmerston North, featuring an indoor swimming pool, spa pool, game room and a range of motel rooms. The motel offers studio rooms, split-level one-bedroom units, one-bedroom spa units, and family units. Whichever room you stay, you’ll have access to Sky TV, WiFi, on-site parking and a guest laundry. Some rooms have a microwave and fridge, while others have full cooking facilities. Find The Villas located on the Pioneer Highway just a short drive from the city centre.

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© The Villas

5. Kiwi Studios Motel

Ideally located in the centre of Palmerston North, Kiwi Studios Motel makes it all too easy! Choose from budget studios, twin studios and family units, or upgrade to an Executive Spa Studio. Either way, you’ll find rooms elegantly-decorated and feature all the essentials, from kitchenettes to free WiFi. The motel also has a guest lounge to relax in, on-site parking, security gates and the option for continental breakfast.

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© Kiwi Studio Motel

6. Rose City Motel

Free unlimited WiFi: check! Sky TV: check! Two-minutes walk from the city centre: check! Rose City Motel does the job and more. Guests can make use of the squash court, spa pool, barbecue area and handy amenities like on-site parking and laundry facilities. As for the rooms, relax in your indulgent Spa Studio or treat the family to a home away from home in the Apartment Suite – both your best-value options. You’ll have access to at least basic cooking facilities. See more self-catering accommodation in our list of 10 Best Accommodation in Palmerston North for Foodies.

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7. Comfort Inn Kauri Court

A boutique motel near the scenic Fitzherbert Park, Comfort Inn Kauri Court provides a tranquil and friendly experience. Stay in bright and well-appointed studios and multi-bedroom apartments with features like individual air-conditioning, free WiFi, super king beds, cooking facilities and a bathroom. The motel also have a breakfast menu should you want to take a break from cooking, as well as on-site parking and laundry facilities.

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8. ASURE Colonial Court Motel

One of the closest motels to Massey University, ASURE Colonial Court Motel provides an alternative location. Drawcards of the motel include the free mountain bikes to hire in summer and free access to a nearby gym and pool. The motel has 13 well-appointed rooms including budget Executive Studios, One-Bedroom Single Spa Units, and Two-Bedroom Family Apartments. Guests will have access to their own kitchenette, Sky TV, DVD player with an extensive library, free WiFi and more. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Palmerston North.

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© Asure Colonial Court

9. Aztec Motel

Retreat to this peaceful motel just five-minutes drive from the city centre. Aztec Motel offers budget studios with or without kitchen facilities, as well as one and two-bedroom units. Rooms are well-presented, with many having a ranchslider onto a private outdoor area. There’s on-site parking available, a barbecue, outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi, Smart TVs and a trampoline for the kids.

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© Aztec Motel


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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