It’s a daunting task sifting through all the places you could stay in Port Macqaurie trying to find that one place that will meet all your needs and expectations. And knowing which accommodation type is best suited to your needs, budget and level of comfort is important to ensure you not only relax and enjoy your holiday, but also get the best value for money.
If you are still unsure about what type of accommodation is best for you, check out my post Which Accommodation Type is Right for Me? where I lay out in simple terms exactly what you can expect from each type of accommodation so you are better informed when booking your next trip.
Once you’ve picked the accommodation type that best suits you, come back here and I’ll show you where to stay in Port Macquarie in each category to help guide you in booking the perfect room for your next trip to Port Macquarie.
Where to Stay in Port Macquarie for Cheap $-$$
Accommodation prices in Port Macquarie can be pricey, especially around the summer holiday time. Being that this is a beach town and most of what you are going to do when visiting will centre around the beach, you will want to find something that is centrally located to the beaches.
Hostels are not just for backpackers and young people. They also have private rooms, some with private facilities and are much cheaper than hotels. Here is a run down on the best hostels in Port Macquarie:
Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers – Port Macquarie YHA
Address: 36 Waugh St, Port Macquarie
Room Types: Double/Twin Shared Bathroom | Double/Twin Private Bathroom | Triple Private Bathroom | Mixed 6-Bed Dorm | Male/Female 6-Bed Dorm | Mixed 4-Bed Dorm | Single Shared Bathroom
An easy walk to both the beaches and town, Ozzie Pozzie is a hostel with real character and lots of included extras. Relax in the hammocks in the courtyard, take a dip in the pool, enjoy free wi-fi, relax in the communal living room fitted with a TV and over 100 movies, easily book tours at the tour desk and hire free body boards from the front desk.
Port Macquarie Backpackers
Address: 2 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie
Room Types: Queen Room Shared Bathroom | Queen Room Private Bathroom | Mixed 6-Bed Dorm | Mixed 10-Bed Dorm | Mixed 8-Bed Dorm | Female 6 Bed Dorm
How does a free pancake breakfast sound to start your day EVERYDAY! That’s what you’ll get with a stay at Port Macquarie Backpackers. Located in an old converted house, guest have access to the outdoor pool, free wi-fi, pool table, communal kitchen, laundry and free body board hire. Located just a few minutes walk into the centre of town.
Address: 40 Church St, Port Macquarie
Room Types: Double Room Shared Bathroom | Mixed 6-Bed Dorm
This hostel is located the closest to the beach from this list of three hostels above. It is also right in the thick of town, giving you the best of both worlds. Enjoy free breakfast, wi-fi, darts, pool table and evening entertainment along with the usual hostel amenities or communal kitchen, laundry and lounge room.
The Best Mid-Range Accommodation in Port Macquarie $$$
Mid-Range is by far the most popular type of accommodation among travellers. It offers not only comfort but great value, usually in central locations and offering consistency. Most will also have a few extra perks to help make your stay that little big more comfortable. Here are my top three picks in Port Macquarie:
Ocean Breeze Motel
Address: 24 Burrawan St, Port Macquarie
Room Types: King | Standard Double | One Bedroom Suite | Two Bedroom Suite | Two Bedroom Apartment | Standard Single
Located 700m from the beach, the Ocean Breeze Motel is one of the best located places to stay in this category. Relax in the on-site gardens or in the fully air conditioned rooms, some of which have sea views. The apartments are self contained with kitchenette, dining table and outdoor living area.
East Port Motor Inn
Address: 56 Burrawan St, Port Macquarie
Room Types: Budget Queen | Queen with Balcony | Twin with Balcony
Just 10 minutes walk from Town Beach and the centre of town, East Point Motor Inn offers fully air conditioned rooms and a great guest pool for all to enjoy. Most rooms come with a balcony and there is also an onsite BBQ for guests to enjoy.
Port Aloha Motel
Address: 3 School St, Port Macquarie
Room Types: Budget Double | Standard | Deluxe Balcony | Balcony | Deluxe Family Apartment | Family Apartment | Family Unit | Family Apartment with Balcony
Located right in the centre of town and just a few minutes walk to the beaches, Port Aloha Motel puts you right in the heart of everything Port Macquarie has to offer. The rooms are air conditioned and some have balconies. Enjoy the onsite pool, free wi-fi and cable TV.
Here are the Best Luxury Places to Stay in Port Macquarie $$$$-$$$$$
Whether luxury is just your thing or you are on a splurge trip, Port Macquarie has some fantastic resorts to help you do just that. Think ultra comfy rooms, waterfront locations and lots of amenities. Here are my top three picks on luxury places to stay in Port Macquarie:
Flynns Beach Resort
Address: 68 Pacific Dr, Port Macquarie
Room Types: Two Bedroom Apartment | Two Bedroom Spa Apartment | Two Bedroom Premier Apartment |
The quintesential resort experience can be found at Flynns Beach Resort, located right on the beach of the same name. Enjoy access to the onsite pool, tennis court and BBQ area. Relax in the generous apartments complete with balcony and full kitchen and laundry. There’s a great restaurant right next door and plenty of other places to eat closeby.
Address: 12-24 William St, Port Macquarie
Room Types: Studio Apartment with Ocean Views | One Bed Room Apartment with Ocean Views | Two Bedroom Apartment with Ocean Views | Three Bedroom Apartment with Ocean Views
Located opposite Town Beach which is just 10 minutes walk to the centre of town, Sandcastle Apartments offers fully self contained apartments all with balcony or terrace and ocean views. Enjoy the onsite restaurant for meals or you’ll find plenty other option nearby.
Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges
Address: 20 Park St, Port Macquarie
Room Types: Standard King | Superior King | King Garden View | King Water View | Executive Suite | Superior Suite | Garden Studio | Water View Studio
Located at Pelican Bay on the stunning Hastings River, this very comfortable resort features rooms with views of the river and luscious surrounding gardens. The resort boasts swimming pool surrounded by private cabanas, entertainment, private jetty, paddle boards and many more amazing amenities. Rooms are fully air conditioned and have either a balcony or patio. Enjoy the onsite restaurant or its just a short drive into the centre of town.
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