Looking for where to stay in Jindabyne? You have come to the right place! I am not only a travel writer and blogger but also a resident of Australia. For those who don’t know Jindabyne, it is a small town in the very south of New South Wales and just 2hours drive or 180km south of Canberra ACT. The ski fields of Thredbo and Perisher are 30 minutes drive from Jindabyne.

Jindabyne is famous for its close proximity to some of Australia’s best snowfields and alpine resorts, as well as the national park which is home to the tallest mountain of the continent, Mount Kosciuszko.

All in all, there are so many reasons to visit this quaint little town with its serene lake and friendly atmosphere. But when you do decide to make the trip, where will you stay? I have compiled a list of the ‘Top 5 Hotels in Jindabyne’, no matter which season you decide to holiday at Jindabyne, these Jindabyne hotels will meet your needs.

Lake Jindabyne Hotel overlooks the lake
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Lake Jindabyne Hotel

With a stunning view of Lake Jindabyne and spacious rooms for you to enjoy, Lake Jindabyne Hotel is one of the favourites of the area. It is reasonably priced, so this hotel is perfect for families, couples, even groups of friends ready to hit the slopes up the mountain. They offer so many amenities and are a short walk from the centre of town so that you can pick up some groceries, have a look around the beautiful stores or even hit one of the many Jindabyne restaurants and bars of a nighttime.

It will take you less than 5 minutes to reach the town centre and the walk is situated along the flat roadside of the main road through Jindabyne. It is also only a half hour drive from both Thredbo and Perisher resorts along Alpine Way if you are interested in making it a ski holiday too! The location is one of the best on offer for guests of Jindabyne.

Each room in the hotel has its own TV and access to the sites Wi-Fi as well needed heating in winter and air conditioning in the summer months. Attached is a restaurant for guests, which overlooks the lake, making for an unforgettable evening. It serves all the favourites, including steaks, pizza and burgers. No one will be left hungry with these hearty meals.

During the middle of winter, between June and August, you will also find live entertainment in the main bar making it just that little bit more appealing. No need to brave the cold to find something to do for the night, Lake Jindabyne Hotel has you covered! The prices are extremely reasonable for what you get at this hotel. It has been known for quite some time as one of the more affordable hotels and for this reason and many more it is extremely popular in the busy winter months.

Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains Hotel and Lake Jindabyne
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Rydges Horizon Snowy Mountains

Nearby to the town of Jindabyne, you will find Rydges Horizon Snowy Mountains, a hotel which is part of the Australian owned and operated, Rydges Hotel and Resorts chain. They do not disappoint! The location is just as central, also is situated alongside the stunning lake and close enough the best ski resorts in the area. Ideally located just a short walk to town and 45-minutes’ drive to both of the most well-known ski resorts up the mountain. Each room comes with a balcony or patio that looks out over the breathtaking scenery. So, whether it is during daylight or deep into the chilly nights, you are surrounded by natures beauty.

Rather than just a hotel room, you will be provided with an apartment, which houses a well-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. You will never need to outsource your washing while here! If you would prefer not to cook yourself, you can either make the short walk into town to check out some of the amazing Jindabyne restaurants or order straight from the restaurant downstairs. There are two dine in choices, either the Horizon Resorts Bar & Bistro or the exquisite Embers Fireside Restaurant, both offering exceptional food and service. While you wait you may wish to partake in a game of billiards or a drink or two from highly trained bartenders. While you are at Jindabyne make sure you also include a visit to Jindabyne’s Top 3 Breweries and Distilleries.

Again, you have Wi-Fi services as well as an indoor pool and tennis court so you and the kids will never be bored. There is private parking provided where you can leave your vehicle at any time. Each apartment is given their own parking spot just outside the front doors.

Hotels in Jindabyne
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Ski Rider Hotel

For those who are seeking a ski holiday to top all the rest, look no further than the Ski Rider Hotel on Kosciuszko Road is the place to be. The hotel is 15 minutes’ drive from Perisher Ski Resort and offers a free shuttle bus service that runs up to 8 times daily to deliver you to nearby Perisher Resort.

Couples in particular enjoy the romantic setting up high in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. As it is quite a drive from the town of Jindabyne, Ski Rider Hotel has two bars on offer and both breakfast and dinner is included in your accommodation costs. The dinner menu differs on a daily basis, so you will never get bored of what is on offer here. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a ‘grill your own’ dinner of steak, chicken or seafood, with salad or vegetables. For breakfast you have plenty of options too! All the favourites are available, including bacon and eggs or a plethora of cereals and fruits to fill you up before hitting the slopes.

Entertainment in the form of trivia competitions, live music, movie nights and much more is provided by the hotel from Saturday to Thursday each week. There is also a communal TV lounge and games room if you are looking to meet new friends or relax, after a big day of snow activities. On-site facilities include ski and snowboard equipment hire, souvenir shop, and a self-service laundry.

Free bus to Perisher Ski Fields
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Snowy Valley Resort

When you are thinking of spectacular views of Lake Jindabyne, there is no other place for you than the Snowy Valley Resort. With an on-site ski hire store and just a 5km drive from the main ski resorts of the area, it is the perfect place to relax and take in your surroundings during your stay.

It has access to free parking and various facilities that put it a step above other accommodation in Jindabyne. With an indoor heated pool, you can enjoy a well-deserved swim any time of the year. Or, during the colder season, there is an outdoor hot tub and sauna available for your use too! There is also an onsite bar to enjoy a few drinks with friends after a long day of skiing and a billiards table as well.

Each room has access to fresh linen and towels so no need to pack them for yourself and rooms are fitted with a heating system, which is much needed over winter especially. The only drawback for some in this accommodation is the shared bathroom facilities which are used for most of the rooms. If you are used to backpacking or hostel accommodation this will not phase you in the slightest and this may be why Snowy Valley Resort is so reasonably priced.

If you must have your own bathroom then get in early and book the family room which has a private bathroom and three bunk beds. During the winter especially, accommodation prices in Jindabyne skyrocket so this is a great option for those trying to stick to a budget and get the most out of their ski holidays.

Budget accommodation for families in Jindabyne
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Banjo Patterson Inn 

Finally, last on our list is the very well-known Banjo Paterson Inn. Do you like a good meal and a refreshing beer at the end of a long day out and about? If the answer is yes, then this may be just the place for you! The rooms are available at a great price and you are just around the corner from the centre of town. It does not have the lakeside views that most other places do, but it has something that may be even better, a brewery just downstairs! Home to the Kosciuszko Pale Ale, you can take a look at where the delicious ale originates. You also have access to two different bars on site and a restaurant too. It serves delicious pub style meals, which are both enjoyable and hearty so you will not be left hungry at the end of the night.

During winter especially, this location is in high demand and can book out quickly during peak times, between June and August each year. Each room does not have a full kitchen, but does have tea and coffee making facilities, a bar fridge and much needed heating. Some of the higher priced rooms also have balconies or spa baths if you are up for something a little more special. For something to do during your stay, the Banjo Paterson Inn also offers live music on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Of course, you will also be able to access the free Wi-Fi at the premises while you are housed in the Banjo Paterson Inn.

Trout fishing in Jindabyne NSW
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Discover More About Jindabyne NSW

So, whatever your reason for a trip to Jindabyne, there is accommodation to cover everyone’s needs. From the snow bunnies to the family friendly, everyone is welcome to this small town nestled amongst the mountain ranges of the Snowy Mountains. It is not only a great place to come during the winter months but has stunning views and so many activities for you and your family or friends throughout the summer as well. While winter brings skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing, in the summertime you can try out some trout fishing, hiking and kayaking.

Many of the Jindabyne hotels are situated toward the centre of town and of the ones listed the majority sit along the lakeside, giving you spectacular views during your stay. Why waste another second thinking about it? No matter what time of year, Jindabyne is the perfect place for your much-needed getaway.

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