Cheap Accommodation in Akaroa
Want to visit New Zealand’s “French town”? Want to swim with dolphins or explore the vibrant volcanic-formed scenery of the Banks Peninsula? Want to do it all on a budget? The limited choice of budget accommodation in Akaroa will allow you to do just that but, as you’ll see from this small list, you’ll need to book quick! Check out some of your options for cheap accommodation in Akaroa in the list below. Don’t forget, you’ll also find some more affordable holiday homes in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Akaroa too.
1. Onuku Farm Hostel
Onuku Farm Hostel is an experience in itself. Not only does the backpacker accommodation feature some of the cheapest rates in Akaroa but it has its own attractions, including an in-house dolphin swimming tour, kayak rental and full-day to multi-day hiking trails. In between, enjoy a cosy retreat in a private room or dorm room in the farmhouse or watch the stars through the transparent roof of the “Kiwi Stargazer” cabins. The backpackers also has a campground and van park. See more like this in the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Akaroa.
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2. Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park
Perched on the hillside above Akaroa town, Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park is a good go-to for budget accommodation, no matter what type of traveller you are. Want your own space? Stay in the self-contained units with their own kitchen facilities and sleeping arrangements of up to two or four. On a tight budget? Stay in one of the basic-yet-well-presented cabins or a camping site with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities available. The holiday park is a popular option for families, in particular, thanks to facilities like the children’s playground and swimming pool. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Akaroa.
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- Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park on Booking.com
- Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park on Trip.com
- Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park on Expedia
3. Halfmoon Cottage
Offering B&B-style accommodation (without the breakfast) in Barrys Bay, Halfmoon Cottage offers a tranquil out-of-town retreat. The adult-only boutique accommodation features private double, twin and quadruple rooms with bunk beds, all with private separate bathrooms, at a reasonable price. Self-cater in the well-equipped communal kitchen and barbecue area and make use of the kayaks and bikes to explore the surrounding bays and mountains.
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- Halfmoon Cottage on Booking.com
- Halfmoon Cottage on Airbnb – Don’t forget your FREE NZ$45 of Airbnb credit on us!
4. The Lighthouse
Much of Akaroa’s remaining budget accommodation are private holiday rentals, as featured in 10 Best Holiday Homes in Akaroa. One of the most affordable options is the studio accommodation of The Lighthouse. The easy-to-find accommodation sits atop Akaroa township with unbeatable views of the harbour. Stay in the freshly designed and decorated studio-for-two with an elevated deck overlooking the harbour and nestled in gardens.
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5. Duvauchelle Holiday Park
Finally, near the waterfront of Duvauchelle Bay just outside of Akaroa, Duvauchelle Holiday Park offers more camping options on the Banks Peninsula. Either pitch a tent, park your campervan or stay in one of the cabins or the self-contained tourist flat. There are cabins suitable for up to two or four guests with drink-making facilities and some with ensuites. Only the tourist flat comes with linen supplied so bring your own or hire some from reception.