Canberra Family Accommodation: Best Places To Stay in Canberra


Are you thinking of visiting Canberra with kids?

Then you need to find out all about the best places for families to stay in Canberra and this is the post that can help you!

Here you’ll find details on the places we have visited and can personally recommend as well as others we know are great spots for families.


Best Canberra Accommodation With Kids

We have visited Canberra several times and have stayed in a few different places. You’ll find below a list of the places we can recommend having stayed ourselves or from friends who have raved about them.

Check the Table Of Contents here to get you started.




Cheap Family Accommodation Canberra


If price is your main consideration then a great places to start is the Deals Finder widget below.  Just pop in your dates and number of guests and you’ll find the best cheap places to stay in Canberra.

Check out the best Canberra deals here.

Just click on See All Deals to search your dates. Deals Finder



best family accommodation canberaa YHA

The terrace at the YHA

Canberra YHA

7 Akuna Street, Canberra

Very centrally located and with family rooms, cafe and kitchen plus indoor pool and sauna, the YHA is a good choice for families.

Canberra YHA is very close to the bus station and an easy walk to shops and cafes.  Lake Burley Griffin is just a 10-15 minute walk away.

Check Canberra YHA availability and prices here.

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The YHA in Canberra



best cheap canberra hotels

Queen bed with single bunk at the Ibis Budget

Ibis Budget Canberra 

15 Tay Street, Anthill Street, Watson Canberra 2602

You can rely on this brand for cheap and cheerful accommodation.  The Ibis Budget is not in the city centre, it’s about a 7km drive to the middle of Canberra.

The rooms with queen beds and a single bunk are good for families with one child.

Check Ibis Budget Canberra availability and prices on here.

If you prefer to book direct, search for Ibis Budget on the Accor Hotels website here.

Check out the free breakfast offer on the advert below.

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Best Hotels in Canberra

These are the hotels in central Canberra that are great quality and also known to be suited to families.  These are hotels in Canberra city centre so they are very close to all the attractions families will visit. This is always helpful!

Novotel Canberra family_10 Of course the pool was our fave bit of the Canberra Novotel


The Novotel Canberra

We have stayed here and love the pool and the location especially. Read our review here.

If you like to book direct head over to the Accor Hotels website here and search for Canberra Novotel.

Check Novotel Canberra on prices here


Novotel Canberra family_12 The pool at the Novotel Canberra


Novotel Canberra family_3 Good spacious rooms at the Novotel Canberra


The Avenue Hotel

This is a lovely hotel with spacious rooms and apartments in a great location. We enjoyed a stay here, check out our review here.

Check Avenue Hotel availability and prices here.

 Avenue hotel room Canberra The apartments at the Avenue Hotel are super spacious



East Hotel Canberra

East Hotel is famous for its family-friendly rooms with bunks and games for kids. We haven’t stayed here yet but hope to.

Check this terrific hotel out by clicking the button below!

Read more about East Hotel and Check prices here


best places to stay Canberra Photo from East Hotel




Holiday Apartments Canberra


Mantra on Northbourne

This is an apartment hotel, terrific for when you prefer to be able to cook for yourself.

Check Mantra on Northbourne prices and availability here.






Best Holiday Park Canberra 


best holiday parks NSW Canberra Beaut views from Alivio Tourist Park Canberra

Alivio Tourist Park Canberra

Alivio Tourist Park Canberra is great for families and just a 4km drive from the city centre.

There are heaps of activities and facilities to keep the children busy and happy in between visits to the sights of Australia’s capital.

  • choose from 3 bedroom villas which sleep up to 8 people to motel rooms to caravan sites
  • Cafe is open for breakfast and dinner
  • resort pool, not huge but handy, plus a kids playground
  • pool on site plus basketball, volleyball courts and tennis courts, outdoor table tennis and foosball tables
  • tennis court
  • feels bushy and there are bush walks and mountain bike trails to enjoy right there
  • mountain bike trails nearby

Alivio Tourist Park Canberra

20 Kunzea Street, O’Connor ACT 2602

Find Alivio Canberra prices and check dates here.




Canberra Zoo Accommodation 

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

The National Zoo + Aquarium Canberra has its own unique accommodation for visitors, Jamala Wildlife Lodge.  This is a luxurious safari style hotel offering three different options; Ushaka Lodge, Giraffe Tree Houses and Jungle Bungalows.

What could be more exciting for the kids than a Canberra Zoo stay!?

Your stay includes behind the scenes tours and activities, plus you stay VERY close to the animals very very close!

Jamala Wildlife Lodge has won Most Luxurious Hotels prizes and it is a very upmarket and expensive Canberra accommodation option. However, it’s also completely unique and would be a massive treat for any family.

Check Canberra Zoo Accommodation prices + availability on here.






If you’ve read all of this and realise that actually price is the most important factor, then no need to go back to the top, here’s the Deals Finder.

Start searching! Just click on See All Deals to search your dates.


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Twins on the loose at the Avenue Hotel


PS  This post is updated regularly so please do check back for the latest info.

PPS This post contains some affiliate links meaning that, if you book accommodation using the link, a small commission is paid to support Hello Sydney Kids, at no cost to you. Read my full disclosure policy here.




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Posted on: October 10, 2018

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