More commonly known as B&Bs, bed and breakfast accommodation can be found in Australia 's rural and regional areas and capital cities. In country areas they can be either in a country town, on a small rural property, or on a farm, in which case it would fall into the farmstay category.
The attraction of B&Bs is the homely feeling they provide the guest. Hosts are friendly but unobtrusive. Often accommodation is provided in the owner's home, though self-contained B&B accommodation is also available.
If in the owner's home there would normally be separate areas for guests and owners. Guest rooms may have private access. Alternatively, guest rooms can be in a separate building to the host's home. Bathroom facilities may be either en-suite or shared with other guests.
Self-contained B&B accommodation is in a cottage, cabin or apartment. This provides the guest with more privacy and independence, while still being able to share the host's hospitality.
The tariff at a B&B, as the name suggests, includes bed and breakfast. Other meals may also be available at extra cost. In self-contained accommodation, breakfast provisions are supplied by the host but the meal is usually prepared by the guest. Prices are generally in the $100 to $400 per night range though the upper limit can be close to $1000.