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Question Best "cheaper" accomodation in Thredbo?

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by Runamuk, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Runamuk

    Runamuk Early Days

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    OK so after our trip a few weeks back I'm totally hooked and need another trip down to the snow before it all melts.

    What do people think is the best budget accomodation in Thredbo? I see you can share at the YHA for about $65 a night, but what else is around?
     
  2. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not a lot around
     
  3. Runamuk

    Runamuk Early Days

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    Contemplating camping up in the national park in the van LOL
     
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  4. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cheapest option for sure.
     
  5. iagreewithhim

    iagreewithhim One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Non members can only stay as guest of a member.
     
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  6. Runamuk

    Runamuk Early Days

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    You a member? ;) hehe
     
  7. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I dunno about NSW, but in Victoria and TasMania many club lodges accept bookings from members of the public.

    Club lodges range from very flash and expensive to rather "agricultural", so if you look for cheap club lodge accommodation in a hotel booking aggregation website, you may find something that's affordable.

    Take note of the lodge and then contact the lodge directly yourself. You may get a better price as they won't have to pay the 12% or so commission to the aggregation website.
     
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  8. Runamuk

    Runamuk Early Days

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    Hey I don't mind "agricultural"! I've spent a lot of time in the bush over the years. Thanks for the tip!
     
  9. db2567

    db2567 One of Us

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    Backpackers is great.
    Often booked out.
     
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  10. iagreewithhim

    iagreewithhim One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes, but I've had my visit for the year. Sorry.
     
  11. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    YHA Membership isn't too expensive.

    Camping is your cheapest option if you're kitted up.

    As per Bogong's post, I've worked at quite a few lodges in Thredbo over the years and I'm not really sure about any cheap ones or ones you can ring out of the blue and ask for accomm like you can in Vic. The idea of the lodge memberships is to provide affordable accom for members, not for the general public. That's been my observation in NSW anyways.
     
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    cornice11 One of Us

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    the knp bed limit isnt compatible with cheap accom in thredbo.
     
  13. db2567

    db2567 One of Us

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    No membership required for YHA.
    But you need to book months in advance for the popular times.
     
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  14. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    no more room though.

    Sorry

    :)
     
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    AJS One of Us

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    Yep, membership is included in the room price and the premises are excellent for on snow for that price. Plenty more availability this time of year (vs July/Aug) - especially mid week. Plus they have a kitchen so you can save money cooking all your own food as well. Can highly recommend (2 stays this season, 4 stays last season).
     
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    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Vikas in Jindy is pretty reasonable.
     
  17. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Am I the only person who thinks that even the dodgiest on snow accommodation like a grotty and basic backpackers hostel is vastly better than commuting up the hill from a nicer room at the bottom of the mountain?

    It's not just the convenience of being able to ski almost from your front door, it's not just the mountain vibe and atmosphere, it's all those things and more. If I stay in a place away from the snow, I could be almost anywhere, but sleeping in a place surrounded by snow is always a nice and rather special experience.

    I've stayed hundreds of nights in dozens of ski lodges, I've even spent hundreds of nights in mountain huts and tents and they were all special in their own way. But when I stay off mountain, I always feel it's a rather beige and generic 'meh' experience.
     
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  18. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Overall I agree with you but in Utah we did stay in SLC and commuted up the hill each day and that was a great experience as we got to explore a new city and various resorts rather than just one ski hill. It was so bizarre dressing in our city room into ski gear and picking up an Illy coffee in downtown SLC on our way to the snow - have never had that experience before or since!
    But yes, generally I'd prefer any accomm on snow rather than driving. Unless I'm doing a day trip from home :D
     
  19. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Must have changed a bit over the years and this is not a bad thing. You used to have to have a membership and then ballot for winter. But of course, there were almost always empty beds outside of school hols that couldn't be filled as people never thought they'd be able to get in at the last minute. This is a much better solution for both lodge and client base.
     
  20. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Changed this season I believe, or maybe last. Can’t recall 100% but it was recent.

    Membership include in room price that is.
     
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    FourSquare04 A Local

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    Best cheap accommodation on snow in Thredbo is the kind that you know a friend who is a member of a ski lodge and you get 'friends' prices :)
     
  22. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Unfortunately it doesn't work that way in my lodge, it's really expensive for friends and guests on a per night basis.

    Best cheap accom of all is mates with a decent sized house where you can pull up a trundle bed!!! (or couch surf, if you're in your 20s).
     
  23. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Nope I’m with you. Much prefer being up or as close as I can.
     
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  24. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I like both. I used to mix several weeks on the mountain with weekends at the base. Then got a van at the base and didn't bother staying up top. Advantages in the valley include other things to do on crap days. 3 rainy days in a row on the mountain are not much fun. Eventually decided to join a club up top so I could enjoy the vibe too.
     
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    I can get $95 per night per person as a 'friend' of a lodge member, pretty good for on snow
     
  26. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    yep, that's a good price. Our lodge is $150pp pn (a bit cheaper for a winter booking).