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Australia's state capitals run the gamut of lodging options. But that's doesn't mean all the interesting accommodation is in town. Family-run bed-and-breakfasts, farm-stays, country hotels, and even small-town pubs are some of the alternatives Australia has to offer. Sleeping Down Under is generally cheaper than in North America, and money-saving accommodation is particularly varied—be it a serviced apartment, a well-appointed caravan, or a bed at a backpackers' dorm.