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Apartment, home stay, residence or hostel?

Finding good, affordable accommodation in Australia can be challenging. But, there’s no need to worry! One of our advisors can help you find accommodation in Australia – free of charge. They will take your needs and budget into account, to find you an ideal living situation.

We advise you move well in advance and start looking for that one special place you’re going to call home, as soon as possible.

To find the place you’re going to call home, however, we advise you to move well in advance. A place that ticks all the right boxes isn’t going to stay on the market for long.

Shared Apartments

Shared apartments are the most common choice and are convenient for medium to long term stays. You will be sharing an apartment with fellow students or workers and can choose between single room, double or triple sharing.

For those who are travelling in pairs, a self-contained Studio apartment may be a suitable option.

Prices range depending on cities and areas. A double-shared room in Sydney may be priced between $130 and $180 per person, per week.

Home stay

Living with an Australian family is a great way to kick off your Australian adventure. It is a unique experience that can help you understand the culture and quickly improve your English. The families are carefully selected to meet requirements and will offer you a warm welcoming (they will be just as excited as you are).

You will have a single room and may choose between half board and overnight stay. Home stay accommodation is the ideal solution for those looking for a privacy at accessible rates.

A home stay can range from a minimum of four weeks to the entire duration of the course you’re taking. In some cases, it is possible to extend your stay after the initial period.

Many students choose a home stay to get settled in before switching to shared accommodation.

Residence for International Student

Some Australian institutions may arrange accommodation for their students. These can be apartments, student halls or self-contained residences.

To live in a residence means sharing the company of males and females from all over the world outside the classroom. It is a great way to socialise and meet new friends, making the best of the experience.

You can choose a single, double, triple sharing room or dorm, depending on your budget and privacy requirements. Breakfast is usually included in the rent.


A hostel is the best way to meet people from all over the world in complete freedom. This choice usually represents the starting point of the adventure and provides a safe base whilst searching for an apartment upon arrival.

This is a convenient short-term solution before moving into long-term accommodation such as an apartment or student accommodation.

Australia has many hostels to choose from as it’s the preferred choice of many backpackers that visit the country. Our student advisors will help you select the best one for you!