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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

At times of major events the price of hotels in the city becomes extreme. If you only need a place to sleep and have a shower than this place is suitable. The rooms are small and the bathroom is more like a pod, however on the night I was in town it was significantly cheaper than alternatives. City is easily...

Thank Ben H
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I recently had a bad experience at this hotel, which was more like a hostel, but $129 per room per night. When we arrived, we saw that the rooms were smaller and much dirtier than in the online photos, with dead bugs on the walls and stains on the floor and furniture. The room also did not...

Thank Sam R
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is great value for money to explore the capital city. This motel is located on the outskirts of Canberra. You will need a car to get around to visit all the attractions and a free car park is included.

1Thank Steffen G
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Smallest room I've ever been in. Not big enough for 2 peopel to be out of bed at the same time. Bathrm is a fiberglass shower/toilet modual approx. 2 metre's sq. located several klm. out of town, nearest food is 4 klm. away. Ok for single backer.

1Thank JIM C
Maitland, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This was the worst stay I have ever made in an hotel. The guests were so noisy with a party I guess and whoever was next door kept on banging the door and kicking the wall, or so it seemed to me. I was tired from a day outside and would have expected to sleep well. Instead I did not...

1Thank V8607ZHpaulg
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This hotel was very basic as you would expect for the price. The bathroom was very small but clean . The bed was fine . It's a good place to stay for one maybe two nights and it's close to the centre of Canberra. It advertises a continental breakfast for $9p/p I wouldn't recommend this at all. Bit of bread...

1Thank Yvette C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It's not the Ritz but did the job for one night passing through Canberra - basic rooms but spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, tea and coffee making facilities and good shower. Check in staff were very friendly and called in advance to confirm our arrival time and that they were holding our room for us. For somewhere to lay your head...

2Thank MA3K
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It is a budget hotel, so we were not expecting too much of it. But in fact it was way worst then we expected! The bathroom is the size of an airplane toilet, it has the toilet seat and the shower (whoch has no door or division. They just provide bath towels, so there was no other thing to dry...

1Thank Marcela S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very basic place to stay but decent for sleeping. Good place for a night or two or a s a stop over. Reasonable distance (about 5-10km) from the main city centre of Canberra. Helpful staff. Free car parking facilities.

1Thank AdrianDB84
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Ok I get that it's a budget motel. I only stay in budget motel when it's all I can get. Canberra can get booked out at times. The Staff were friendly that's about it. The room had mould on the walls. The shower toilet had a step up and it was like a large porta loo with a shower. No...

1Thank Craig H

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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Canberra

Address: 15 Tay St | Antill Street, Watson, Canberra 2602, Australia (Formerly Formule 1 )
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: $82 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ibis Budget Canberra 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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“All rooms should be equal in size. It is small but nobody chooses a budget hotel for a longer stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 767steffeng, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pick one facing away from the main highway”
 of 5 bubbles cleaner53, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room above the office to get wifi in your room, or at least on the same side as their main entrance to avoid some highway noise.”
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 of 5 bubbles jocelynm587, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor as there are no lifts.”
 of 5 bubbles bronc709, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter but there is no elevator”
 of 5 bubbles AOK3, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
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