3 ways to do Splendour if you’re not into camping

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Camping can get really expensive. Here are some affordable options that will allow you a hot shower at the end of the day.

For some people, music festivals can be a double edged sword. The atmosphere, the music and the memories are priceless, but they come at the cost of having to spend three days knee-deep in mud, without a shower or clean toilet. While creature comforts may not be essential for some people, others (like me) just can't have fun at a glamorous festival while feeling smelly and dirty with the remnants of two-day-old makeup on your face and bloated from carb-filled festival food.

But never fear, just because you want the Splendour experience doesn't mean you have to camp. In fact, camping has gotten pretty darn expensive in recent years. The Splendour ticket itself is $385 and the camping ticket is $129 per person. And if you want to book one of the pre-erected campsites they'll cost you anywhere from $435 - $1,860 twin-share on top of the camping ticket itself.

So you can actually save some serious cash if you choose to stay another way.

Scroll down to see three alternative ways to do Splendour if camping is not your thing or if you're looking for a cheaper option.

Book an Airbnb

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Why not make your Splendour in the Grass experience even more memorable by having your own house where you have your own space? This is a top option if you're heading to the festival with a group. Pool the money you would have spent on the camping pass together and score an entire house to yourselves. If there are six of you, you can book a place from $775 - and that's without factoring in the extra money you would have spent on a pre-erected campsite or camping gear.

You'll be able to enjoy pre-drinks together in your own space plus get a bit of a break from the party noise. Airbnb has lots of options in the Byron region and there are options for every budget. If you can't find what you're look for try one of these other homestay sites like Airbnb that can help you find even more holiday homes.

Stay in a hotel or hostel

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Hotels are often synonymous with unaffordable to some. But they're not if you know where to look. If you use Hotel Finder to compare prices from all the deals sites, you can find some really affordable accommodation. Some of the budget accommodations around the Byron region offer free bike rentals and shuttle services.

Hotels and hostels might end up a bit more expensive than your camping ticket but they're certainly a lot cheaper than the pre-erected campgrounds. Plus, you don't have to bring any gear with you. You can find hotel or hostel accommodation from $350 for four nights.

Try a motorhome

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Did you know that you can rent motorhomes from $610 for four nights? Yep, that's your transport and accommodation in one. They're supposed to sleep two people but it depends on how much you value your space. If you're not fussy you could squeeze four people in one of these babies. But there are bigger ones too. You can get motorhomes that comfortably sleep six.

These vehicles have kitchens with a stove and refrigerator, a dining area and a bed. The bigger ones have multiple beds and toilets. The best part is you can park it this one where you want and be close to the action but still have the creature comforts of an apartment.

Check out the Letsgo motorhomes recommended on the official Splendour in the Grass website or head to DriveNow to compare lots of deals and find the best price.

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Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is the Editor of the Shopping section at finder. She has a serious shopping habit and an addiction to gold jewellery. Her talents include tracking down one-off or almost sold out pieces and knowing the sizing charts for just about every brand.

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