Eastern Hotel

Pub in Ballarat

Sharing space with a lovely corner pub that's good for live music, this former backpackers hostel remains one of Ballarat's few budget options. These days it offers tasteful pub-style accommodation, with nicely furnished doubles and a kitchen for self-catering. Rooms 6, 7 and 8 are best for light sleepers. The phone is rarely attended, so online bookings are best.