Making the musical pilgrimage to the OG town? Whatever your budget, we’ve pulled together a list of the best places to stay in Canberra. These properties usually book out for the Spilt Milk weekend, so fire up the group chat and don’t snooze if you see something you like. For a full list of accom options, also check out Visit Canberra.
GET ME AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE
The closest accom to Spilt Milk Canberra is Red Cedars, a short 15-minute walk from the festival site. Red Cedars is a budget hotel, with 30 ensuite rooms and rates starting at around $149.
Other hotels that are around 5 minutes away by Uber are:
PITCH A TENT
Want to rock up to a pitched tent right next door to Spilt Milk? Rent-a-Tent and Tent City will have tents already set up for you and your mates for the weekend. You can book yourself bedding, lights and extras or bring your own goods! Read up on camping FAQs and tent options here.
If you’re bringing a car, be sure to buy a camping parking pass as well.
Camping and parking tix go on sale through Moshtix 8AM Friday 14 July.
QT Hotel is our recommended hotel in Canberra and it’ll take less than 15 minutes to Uber or lightrail to the Spilt Milk gates. QT has some of the best rooms (and comfiest beds) in the capital, a speakeasy bar, barber shop, restaurant and 24-hour room service (#hotelyf). It’s four stars of heaven with the festival practically on your doorstep.
For those that love an afterparty debrief (or just love spending time with their mates and saving a bit of cash at the same time), here are some of the best apartment options in the Canberra CBD. These are all about a 10 minute ride on the light rail to Spilt Milk in Exhibition Park and they’ve all got multiple bedroom options. Lesgo.
- Abode Apartments
- The Avenue
- Crowne Plaza Canberra
- Mantra Macarthur Hotel
- Mantra on Northbourne
- Adina Serviced Apartments James Court
- Pacific Suites
- Quest Apartments
- Rex Hotel
- University House
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE
Ovolo’s Nishi Hotel will ruin every hotel moment in the future for you. It’s an artful imagining of a sustainable future, bringing nature inside through design and finishes. Each room is fancy AF, with free minibar, in-room snacks, wifi and so much more. The Nishi building also has one of the best restaurants in Canberra, Monster Kitchen. It’s about a 20-minute Uber to the gates of Spilt Milk.
The Village Hostel is your best bet for backpacker accom. It’s located right in the middle of the city, and is about a 10 minute ride on the light rail to Spilt Milk. If time is money and this is cheap AND close to the action, what does that make this? A vibe, we reckon.