Monarch Motel
Monarch Motel

8 Best Budget Accommodation in Invercargill

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Budget Stays in Invercargill

It’s always a relief for budget travellers once they reach the southernmost city of New Zealand. Invercargill is home to a range of affordable hotels, motels, holiday parks, backpacker hostels and B&Bs, so you can leave behind the stress of finding cheap accommodation behind with New Zealand’s more touristy spots. Check out some of our top picks when it comes to cheap places to stay in this list of the best budget accommodation in Invercargill.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Guide to Invercargill on a Budget, as well as the 10 Free or Cheap Things to Do in Invercargill.

1. ibis Styles Invercargill

Get that international hotel experience at a budget price with ibis Styles Invercargill Hotel. This budget accommodation is located in the heart of the city, offering apartments with kitchenettes so you are able to make extra savings on food. Guests also have access to free WiFi, an off-site gym, in-house movies theatre, games room, a guest lounge, on-site parking and more. As well as apartments, Standard Rooms are available offering a simple yet affordable room for couples and solo travellers – note that these rooms don’t have kitchens.

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Ibis Styles Invercargill© Ibis Styles Invercargill

2. Homestead Villa Motel

For that home-away-from-home experience, check out Homestead Villa Motel. The motel has 35 extremely well-appointed rooms with modern decor and fixings. Units and apartments are roomy and have a range of layouts to suit couples to families. Even the most standard units have a fully-equipped kitchen so be rest assured that you’ll be able to prepare your own meals to save money on eating out. Find this motel just a couple of minutes away from the city centre and a short walk from Queens Park – learn more about Queens Park in 5 Glorious Reserves & Parks in Invercargill.

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Homestead Villa Motel© Homestead Villa Motel

3. 45 on Avenal Motel

Enjoy quiet and spacious accommodation at 45 on Avenal Motel. The motel, located a 15-minute walk from Queens Park, offers four two-bedroom units, making it a top choice for groups and families. There’s also a limited choice of affordable studio apartments and a one-bedroom motel unit for couples or business travellers. Facilities at the motel include free DVDs, a book exchange, free use of cot and/or highchair, guest laundry and a lawn area with a children’s playground. See more recommendations like this in the 7 Best Family Accommodation in Invercargill.

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45 on Avenal Motel© 45 on Avenal Motel

4. Kelvin Hotel

From budget to premium rooms, Kelvin Hotel offers hotel rooms right across the spectrum. Their classic double, twin and triple rooms are the most affordable offerings, decorated with simplicity but offering all the basic hotel amenities you would expect. Each room has an ensuite bathroom, Sky TV and WiFi. On-site is also a restaurant and bar open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What’s more, the hotel is centrally located in Invercargill’s main shopping precinct.

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Kelvin Hotel© Kelvin Hotel

5. Monarch Motel

A bright motel in its exterior and the way it captures the sun, Monarch Motel makes an attractive place to stay in Invercargill. While a little out of town, the motel is located just a short walk from the Ascot shopping centre and Stadium Southland. The motel has 22 spacious and stylishly-decorated motel studios, one and two-bedroom units with facilities including free WiFi, on-site parking, a spa pool, five Sky TV channels, breakfast delivery available and more.

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Monarch Motel© Monarch Motel

6. Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park

Offering a huge range of accommodation types, there’s something at the Invercargill Top 10 Holiday Park to suit most tastes. Apart from campsites, the holiday park offers budget cabins with linen and breakfast-making facilities and access to the holiday park’s communal bathrooms and kitchens. For more comfort, there are ensuite units and self-contained units with private cooking facilities. Other features at the holiday park include a barbecue area, free limited WiFi, laundry, a children’s playground and more. Find Invercargill Top 10 Holiday Park on the northern border of Invercargill by Donovan and Anderson parks.

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Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park© Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park

7. Lovett Lodge

For an affordable bed & breakfast experience in Invercargill, set your sights on Lovett Lodge. The lodge contains eight bedrooms, including two ensuite rooms, queen, twin, double and single layouts. Attractive features include free continental breakfast, on-site parking, access to a full kitchen, laundry facilities and more. Find this B&B just a five-minute drive from the city centre and a 10-minute walk from Queens Park.

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Lovett Lodge© Lovett Lodge

8. Tuatara Lodge

Invercargill also has a small but excellent selection of backpacker hostels, including Tuatara Lodge. This large city centre hostel offers everything from dorm rooms to private double and family rooms, some with ensuites. Guests can make use of the communal bathroom facilities, as well as the large kitchen for cooking your own meals. Otherwise, there is an on-site cafe on the ground floor. Note that rooms are pretty basic here, but do the job for a budget stay in Invercargill. See more like this in 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Invercargill.

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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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