Accommodation Options – What’s included

Accommodation Options

Student Housing Accommodation, Homestay
Seeking Student Accommodation

So, you’re researching what type of Student Housing Accommodation options you want while you study in Australia? Housing for students can be a real puzzle. We are here to assist you with your options and provide you with information and support to help you make the decision that best suits you. There are many extra costs when you rent through a real estate agency or independent advertiser.  You may have to pay a bond, which could cost up to 4 weeks’ rent,  plus the entire amount of the monthly rent fees for the time you will be living in that accommodation.  In addition to that, there’s extra monthly costs for electricity, water and internet service.  Don’t forget that you’ll also have your food and transport expenses – so what might seem like a cheap option can often cost you much more than you thought.  Let’s compare GBS accommodation options, and what is or is not included.

host families, homestay, student housing accommodation
Homestay in Australia is a great option to get settled

Homestay Accommodation

  • your own furnished room with sheets and blanket/s
  • separate or shared bathroom
  • shared living space
  • shared laundry at your home
  • food included (per your selection)
  • electricity and water included
  • WiFi optional extra and included in your monthly fees if selected
  • additional security and a family environment
  • no bond
  • two weeks minimum stay, then one week’s notice to leave
Student housing, homestay, house share, flatmate
Private room rental gives you space, privacy and access to a larger living areas

House Share – Private Room

  • your own furnished room with sheets and blanket/s
  • separate or shared bathroom
  • shared kitchen and living space
  • shared laundry at the home
  • food not included
  • electricity and water included
  • WiFi optional extra and included in monthly fees if selected
  • additional security and family environment
  • no bond
  • two weeks minimum stay, then one week’s notice to leave

Granny Flat or Bachelor Pad

  • self-contained unit or granny flat – includes furniture and cooking facilities
  • your own room and living space
  • private or shared bathroom
  • electricity and water included
  • WiFi optional extra and included in monthly fees if selected
  • food not included
  • may contain laundry or laundry facility; can be shared
  • no bond
  • two weeks minimum stay then one week’s notice to leave
  • cleaning fee extra upon departure

Student Share

  • own room or shared room, depending on selection
  • shared bathroom
  • shared kitchen
  • shared laundry if on site; some shared accommodation does not have internal laundry
  • shared living space
  • electricity and water additional costs, usually vary in cost depending on useage and season
  • food not included
  • WiFi not included
  • bond additional up-front cost
  • cleaning additional cost

So take your time to make the right decision.  We recommend starting off in homestay or family share while you get on your feet.  This gives you the support of a local family, who will show you how to get around and where things are. This will also allow you some time to secure a property that has been screened and secured by us if you wish to live alone. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have about making your student accommodation decision.  For more information and pricing for students – CLICK HERE