Budget hotels & hostels
Port Augusta Big4 Holiday Park
A leafy park like this attracts a friendly mob of 'roos around dusk, while you're setting up for dinner in the well-appointed campers kitchen.
Comfort Inn Augusta Westside
Handy to the gulf and the town centre, this excellently appointed hotel has all the mod cons including spas in the better rooms.
Acacia Ridge Motor Inn
In a secluded but central location, this motel has old-style rooms featuring TVs, bar fridges and some kitchsy shower decorations. Their interconnecting rooms are a good bet for older families.
Pampas Motel Port Augusta
Offers backpackers' rooms with a shared kitchen or self-contained motel rooms with microwaves and fridges.
Majestic Oasis Apartments
Property Location Majestic Oasis Apartments is centrally located in Port Augusta, walking distance from Wadlata Outback Centre and close to Port Augusta Golf Course...
Augusta Courtyard Motel
Conveniently located within 10 minutes’ walking distance to Port Augusta town centre, the Augusta Courtyard Motel offers spacious rooms and barbecue facilities. Free continental breakfast is provided...
Catering largely to conventioneers, this group of 75 luxury units (studios to two-bedroom) with jaunty designs is right by the water. All rooms have washing machines, dryers, TVs, fridges, microwaves, fortresslike security and flashy interior design...
Shoreline Caravan Park
It's a dusty site and a fair walk from town (and the shoreline when the tide is out), but the cabins are decent, plus there are simple four-bed dorm units for backpackers. The cheapest beds in town if you don't fancy sleeping above a pub.
Renovated pub rooms with town views.
The daggy pub accommodation here is fairly basic, but motel rooms have recently been renovated with big TVs, good bathrooms, and nearly silent air-con.
This central, 130-year-old pub has a variety of basic rooms upstairs and some clean but weirdly configured, pokey motel rooms off to one side. The Italian-prone dining room here is pretty good too (mains $15 to $40; open for lunch and dinner).
Best Western Standpipe
The sprawling Standpipe attracts government delegates and business types with its 85 reasonably hip units – the best motel in town, hands down. And the Indian restaurant here (mains $18 to $38; open 5.30pm to 8pm) is unbelievable!
The bargain status of this hotel is down to the competitiveness of this strip, but they do try harder at the Poinsettia, with new microwaves and TVs, a guest laundry and a restaurant.