Student Accommodation: Your Home Away From Home

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Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. You might like to live in a student housing facility or private rental.

Dedicated student accommodation

Dedicated student housing offers well-equipped accommodation options. As well as the benefit of living alongside fellow students. Thus, the University works closely with a number of providers. There are different options in both city and suburban locations.

Student hostels

$135–$230 per week

Hostels are generally located in the suburbs and provide fully-furnished single rooms. Hence, all has shared kitchen, bathroom and recreational facilities. These are great places to meet people and build networks.


$150–$390 per week

A variety of student apartment options is available in the city and near suburban campuses. These include fully-furnished 1-6 bedroom apartments, spaces with shared kitchen, living and bathroom facilities. On the other hand, chores and household expenses are usually negotiated with fellow tenants.

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Residential colleges

 $300–$440 per week

Located in North Adelaide, a 10 minute walk from the city, are a number of residential colleges. Which offer fully furnished single rooms with a bed, desk, chair, telephone and wardrobe. In addition, most include meals and provide access to computers, the internet, a library, music rooms, sporting and laundry facilities.

Non-profit housing

Several not-for-profit and subsidised housing options are open to students. Eligibility criteria and waiting lists apply.

 Note: all costs are per person in Australian dollars and are only approximate.

Student accommodation providers

A number of providers offer a variety of dedicated student accommodation options. Conveniently located at sites around the city and nearby to our campuses.


Offers an extensive range of city centre accommodation styles to meet most budgets. All sites are located within walking distance of the University’s city campuses. Additionally, shopping precincts including the Adelaide Central Market and cosmopolitan East End, and public transport links. In particular, options include affordable share accommodation, single rooms, deluxe apartments and more.


Located in the heart of Adelaide city, is directly across the road from the central railway and tram stations and bus links to a number of suburbs. Additionally, it is a five-minute walk to Rundle Mall – Adelaide’s premier shopping precinct – and in between our City East and City West campuses. Whether you want to live in a shared apartment or your own studio room, Urbanest North Terrace offers a variety of rooms to suit a range of budgets.

Private rental accommodation

You may prefer to organise your own private housing. While the University has made searching easier through our new private rental accommodation database.

Student rental database

Many properties listed on universities’ user-friendly database are targeted towards students seeking accommodation just like you. So the site offers a great way to find the ideal place to stay. You can also look for vacancies through real estate agencies and newspaper classifieds.

University of South Australia

Flinders University

Note: It is very important that you inspect the accommodation carefully. Satisfy yourself of its suitability and meet future housemates before paying money or agreeing to a lease.

Private rental

 $100–$350 per week

Renting privately can be a very affordable housing option if you are prepared to shop around and share with others. Likewise, you can rent an entire property, share with other students or live in a home with a family, couple or single person.

Homestay/private boarding

$250–$300 per week

Students can live in a home with a family, couple or single person. Costs include your own furnished rooms, meals and utilities. Additionally, stays can be as short as four to six weeks.

Note: all costs are in Australian dollars and are only approximate.

Temporary Accommodation

If you have not finalised your long-term accommodation, please ensure that you arrange temporary accommodation BEFORE arriving in Adelaide. Plan to arrive TWO WEEKS before the start of your program to allow enough time to select accommodation and get settled.

(Sources: University of South Australia, Flinders University )