Student Housing

Choose your accommodation!

Take control! Select accommodation with StudentBNB

See photos, distances to your school, and available properties! You can select from homestay, roomstay, or independent living. Choose your own preferences, with or without meals. No bond, no lease, no placement fee, no minimum stay.

Select from Home Stay, Room Stay, share housing, or apartment style / granny flat options 

 Below we have explained a little about each type of accommodation to help you decide.

Home Stay

GBS Homestay families are trained to assist you feel at home in Australia. Whether you want to stay for a few weeks or a few months, when you stay with a GBS Certified Host, you know you’re in good hands. Our Homestay families will help you get around and get settled in your new surroundings. Your accommodation with a GBS Family Host means that all of your expenses are covered, including the meal options you choose, PLUS you will have the safety and security of a family environment. You can also practice your English with your family in your homestay home.

Independent Living Options

Prefer your independence?  Our independent living options give you choice! These include Room Stay, granny flat or student share house options. All of our accommodation options are inspected and screened for your increased peace of mind.

If you would like a little more information read on below…

Room Stay – your own furnished room in a house with a family. Cater and cook your own meals. You have access to a laundry, kitchen, and common areas of the home, and the knowledge that you have family support nearby to assist you if you need it. Nothing beats the feeling of family in a home away from home.

Granny Flats – your own private space, self-contained with basic furniture, linen and cooking utensils so that you can live by yourself or with a friend/partner. Allows time for study and reflection, with the freedom to come and go as you wish. With GBS, your utilities (gas, power, electric, water) are all included. Essentially, you will have a place to call your own for the same or less than it would cost you to stay in a back packer accommodation.

Student Share – shared house or flat/apartment with other students where you have your own room, but share all of the other facilities in the property. Unlike rentals, GBS provides house share options for students where one, two or three students can live together in a large Australian home without the need to pay a bond or sign a lease. This option gives you the ability to move if you find the property or the people you are sharing with a not the right fit for you.


Student Accommodation



Register Property

Spare room available? List your room to host international students in your home!  Do people describe you as a friendly, fun-loving person? If so, you are exactly the kind of person we at Global Booking Service are looking for.

We need people like you who can provide international students with safe and comfortable homestay or independent student housing, and a chance to experience Aussie culture. Our hope is that both host families and guests come away from this experience with lifelong memories and cherished friendships.

Here’s what you should know.

What Are the Responsibilities of a Homestay Host?

As a homestay host, you’ll be responsible for providing your guest with a quiet, furnished room, meals and access to essential amenities, such as a washing machine and dryer. In exchange for your generosity, you’ll receive payments of between $170 and $275 per student per week, depending on the type of room and package.  For more information on responsibilities click here…

How Do I Apply?

The application process to become a host family is simple. Once you submit an application, one of our team will be in contact with you to organise a home visit. This can be in person or virtual. You then need to complete an online orientation. 

Step 1. Apply

Take a look at our register your property form. This form asks for some personal information and then lets you fill in your preferences, such as how old you’d like your guest to be and whether you allow smoking or not. Keep in mind that all students are over 18 years old.

Step 2. Orientation

After completing your application, you will also need to complete your orientation and review the responsibilities of a host. This will help you understand what is expected and give you a better understanding of hosting students from different cultures. You should familiarise yourself with the Terms and Conditions.

Step 3. Home Visit

The final step of the application process is a home visit conducted by one of the members of our team here at GBS. The purpose of this visit is to make sure that your home is ready to accommodate your guest. Your home visit may be in person, or virtual. Our team will respect your privacy and only inspect the rooms and amenities your guests will be using. We will also ensure you have the correct paperwork to process a Blue Card or Working With Children check for any permanent residents over the age of 18 if you don’t already have one. This is for the safety of our guests, and is required regardless of the age of the students you are hosting.

What If I Have Questions?

If you still have questions about the process of becoming a homestay host, please don’t hesitate to chat us on our live chat online during business hours.

Education Partners

Meeting your needs, from big groups, study tours to individual student housing 

English Immersion Study ToursCustomise your study tours with our online study tour quoting, which enables you to select the options that suit your group’s needs. GBS offers accommodation, airport transfers, excursions and charter buses – build your own tour and get an immediate quote emailed to you!

Student AccommodationYour students can select their own accommodation that meet their preferences using our new service, StudentBNB! They can search accommodation that is near their education provider, seeing what properties are available that meet their needs. We offer a range of student housing options, including homestay, room stay, and shared housing. Students have the opportunity to see properties before they pay while saving on bonds and lengthy leases. All properties are certified by GBS and have been security checked. Try it today!


Student Tours

While you focus on great education services

we’ll focus on student experience.

Customise your study tours with our online study tour quoting, which enables you to select the options that suit your group’s needs. GBS offers accommodation, airport transfers, excursions and charter buses – build your own tour and get an immediate quote emailed to you! Every group is different, and now you can easily select the options you’d like to quickly see approximate costs of your tour…. all at the click of a button! Try it today!