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Student accommodation in Melbourne

We can help you arrange safe and welcoming student accommodation – your home from home in Melbourne.

Choose your student accommodation 

Melbourne offers a wide range of safe and central accommodation – an ideal environment for international students to meet and make friends. Explore different options from our recommendations below, including purpose-built student accommodation or homestay. 

  • UniLodge on A’Beckett

    UniLodge on A'Beckett provides fully-furnished, heated hostel rooms in the heart of Melbourne. It is located in A'Beckett Street in the city centre, only 15 minutes’ walk from the Charles Sturt University Study Centre. While you stay here, you can get involved with the Community Spirit Program, which offers a range of events and activities for residents, including day trips, competitions and charity volunteering.

    Rooms options

    • Residences/Hostel – for under 18 year-olds, students have their own room with shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities
    • Studio apartments
    • 1 bedroom apartment
    • 2 bedroom apartment


    • Student lounge with bean bags, pool table, table tennis and board games
    • Barbecue area
    • Laundry room
    • Car parking (additional cost)

    There are gym facilities, shops, restaurants and cafes all within a short walk from A'Beckett.

  • Urbanest

    Urbanest student housing in Melbourne has a community feel. You can enjoy a superb lifestyle with comfortable rooms, study areas, social spaces and a great support network. Urbanest specialises in hassle free and secure living. Short term bookings (min four weeks) are available from $60/night, including all utilities and internet. 

    There are three Urbanest locations in Melbourne. Melbourne Central is the closest to Charles Sturt University Study Centres, just 15 minutes' walk from campus. Rent includes all utilities and unlimited wi-fi and insurance. You also have access to the residential social program, uLife.

    Room options

    • Private studio
    • Twin bedroom with ensuite within a shared apartment


    • Fully equipped kitchen 
    • Study spaces
    • 24/7 onsite team
    • Air conditioning and heating
    • Rooftop gym and terrace
    • Barbecue area
    • Cinema room
    • Laundry
    • CCTV
    • TV and games room


  • Iglu

    Iglu Melbourne City offers the supportive benefits of student accommodation along with the flexibility of an off-campus lifestyle, just 15 minutes' walk from the Charles Sturt University Study Centre. All rooms are fully furnished

    Room options

    • Private studios (Premium and Standard)
    • Shared apartments (5 or 6 students)


    • Wi-fi included
    • CCTV and on-site security 
    • Events program
    • Study and social spaces
    • Free weekday 'breakfast on the go' included
    • Gym
    • On-site laundry
    • Bicycle storage
    • Barbecue and courtyard area
  • Homestay

    Homestays are designed to support international students to learn more about the culture and lifestyle and help improve their language skills in a new country. All homestay families have hosting experience, police clearance and their homes have been inspected to meet certain criteria.

    Please note that Charles Sturt University Study Centres do not have agreements with homestay providers. Any arrangements you enter into with the provider is between you and the provider directly.

Accommodation costs

Prices for accommodation vary depending on the student residence you choose and the room type. The prices below are a guide only. Please visit the individual provider's website for more information. 

Residence  Cost 
UniLodge on A'Beckett  Prices start from $270 per week 
Urbanest  Prices start from $315 per week 
Iglu Melbourne City Prices start from $409 per week 

How to book

After you have confirmed your place and arranged your visa, the next step is to book your accommodation. Make sure you know your arrival and departure dates. To book your accommodation you will need to go directly to your chosen provider and book via their website. Contact us if you have any questions. 

Private renting

If you are over 18 you can choose to look for a private house, flat or apartment, which you can rent furnished or unfurnished. If you choose an unfurnished house you will need to provide your own furniture and appliances.

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