Cheap Accommodation in Westport
If you prefer to save some of your travel budget for the things that matter, like surfing in Westport or doing a glowworm rafting tour in Charleston, then check out some of the budget accommodation in Westport. From vibrant backpacker hostels to quiet motels to seaside campsites, there’s a wide range of accommodation excellence in this northern West Coast town. Check out some of our favourites in this list of the best budget accommodation in Westport!
For more cheap accommodation in Westport, as well as budget tips and advice, see The Guide to Westport on a Budget.
1. Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
Set in 12 acres of park-like grounds with all sorts of cool A-frame units, Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels is an excellent budget accommodation in Westport. Whether you decide to camp, stay in one of the characterful chalets (shared bathrooms or ensuite) or want to stretch out in a modern studio or motel unit, you’ll find something to suit your desired budget and level of privacy. On-site is also a mini golf course, which we feature in the 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Westport.
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2. Bazil’s Hostel & Surf School
A fun and vibrant backpackers in the heart of Westport, Bazil’s Hostel & Surf School is an excellent option for solo travellers, couples, groups and families. With murals painted on almost every wall, a (usually) sun-filled courtyard with hammocks and flowers, and a cute living room with a cosy fire, Bazil’s can’t help but put a smile on your face. Room types include a six-person ensuite unit with a kitchenette, private single/double/twin rooms, dorms, a 10-person dorm with its own kitchen and bathrooms, as well as camping and caravan options.
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3. Pakington Ensuite Homestay
For an affordable homestay experience, check out the Pakington Homestay, offering twin, triple and family rooms with ensuite bathrooms. The B&B-style accommodation (without the breakfast) allows guests to mingle with other guests and the hosts in the large communal kitchen and relax on the outside deck. Rooms are homely and make for a peaceful place to stay not too far from the town centre. WiFi is included.
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4. The Westport Hotel
It doesn’t get any more central than The Westport Hotel, sometimes referred to as the Westport Motor Hotel. Either way, it’s the same place that features affordable and well-presented twin, double and triple rooms with ensuite bathrooms. In the central courtyard is an attractive lawn with outdoor furniture, while on-site is also a bar, restaurant and a liquor store. Sit down for a range of crowd-pleasers at the restaurant, from burgers to Asian stir-fries. See more like this in the 5 Best Hotels in Westport.
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5. TripInn Hostel YHA
Another popular hostel in Westport, TripInn Hostel YHA is set in a historic building with a hammock-filled garden. Play a round of darts or snuggle by the fire in this comfortable hostel, which also features a wide range of room types. Join fellow backpackers in one of the mixed or female dorms or enjoy your own space in one of the queen or twin rooms with either an ensuite or shared bathroom facilities. Campers are welcoming to pitch on the lawn, while the retro caravan in the garden makes for a funky stay. See more like this in the 6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Westport.
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6. Art Hotel
An ultra-cheap hotel in the centre of town, the Art Hotel offers single and double rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Rooms are old-school yet clean, but fussy travellers may want to look elsewhere. In the same building is an art gallery well worth checking out whether you decide to stay here or not.
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7. Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park
Moments away from the sandy shores, Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park offers cheap accommodation on the edge of Westport. Stay in one of the spacious motels or kitchen cabins to enjoy your own space or opt for one of the cheaper standard units or camping sites where guests can use the communal kitchen and bathroom facilities. The holiday park is a fantastic option for families, featuring a children’s playground and bouncy pillow. See more like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Westport.
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8. Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation
Admittedly, this one is a little out of town but that’s what makes it so charming! Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation is located in Mokihinui on the shores of a sandy beach with the wilderness area of the Kahurangi National Park and the Old Ghost Road just a short drive away. There are lots of funky accommodations to choose from for a budget stay, including “Elsie the Caravan”, “The Cheeky Weka Cabin”, “The Treehouse” and some larger holiday homes. Campers are also welcome to the powered and tent sites available.
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9. Westport Motels
If you prefer motel accommodation, then one of the best-value is the Westport Motels. No-nonsense and straight to the point, just like its name, Westport Motels offers plenty of comfortable rooms for couples and families. Couples have the option of a standard studio or can upgrade to a more modern studio. Families have several multi-room apartments to choose from. Either way, you’ll have all the essential amenities at your fingertips, including a full kitchen (some with an oven but most with stovetops), an ensuite and children’s play equipment in the garden.
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10. Beaconstone Eco Lodge
Only a 10-minute drive south from Westport in Charleston, Beconstone Eco Lodge offers private rooms with sustainability in mind. Escape to this small and quiet hostel during the spring and summer months to experience living in a hostel powered by solar power, using rainfall as its water supply (don’t worry, it rains A LOT on the West Coast), amongst other things. Choose from private double/twin rooms, triple rooms or the “Mountain View Hut”. They have a cheaper rate for single occupancy.