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Accommodation Alternatives

If you would prefer an alternative to University managed or residential college accommodation, the Accommodation Service can advise you on how to find suitable alternatives such as student hostel or private rental options.

  • Approved Accommodation

    This is an option for International Students under the age of 18 years.

    Eligible students should see the Approved Accommodation pages for more detailed information.

  • Backpackers

    Backpackers usually offer a variety of single bedroom accommodation, however some offer twin, double and triple share rooms. Each bedroom is fully furnished and students have access to a shared bathroom, laundry, lounge and recreational activities.

    Computer facilities may also be available. Backpackers are self-catering.

    Backpakers below are located in the Adelaide CBD so students can easily walk to the University of Adelaide.

    Backpackers offer different lengths of stay so please enquire direct to the Backpackers of your choice.

    Recommended Backpackers in Adelaide

    Backpacker room bookings and enquiries should be made directly to the business.

    Adelaide Central YHA
    135 Waymouth Street
    Adelaide SA 5000
    Phone: +61 8 84143010
    Web: www.yha.com.au/hostels/sa/adelaide

    Adelaide Shakespeare International Backpackers
    123 Waymouth Street
    Adelaide SA 5000
    Phone: +61 1800556889
    Web: www.shakeys.com.au

    Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel
    1/62 King William Street
    Adelaide SA 5000
    Phone: +61 8 8231 9292
    Web: www.bluegalah.com.au

    Backpack OZ
    144 Wakefield Street
    Adelaide SA 5000
    Phone: +61 8 8223 3551
    Web: www.backpackoz.com.au

    Hostel 109
    109 Carrington Street
    Adelaide SA 5000
    Phone: +61 8 8223 1771
    Web: www.hostel109.com

  • Homestay

    Living or boarding in a home with a local person or family can be a great way for students to experience and learn more about Australia and our way of life.

    Homestay usually includes a furnished room, two or three meals per day and all expenses besides personal items and telephone calls.

    Homestay is best organised before you arrive in Adelaide and independently of the University Accommodation Service.

  • Hotels / Motels

    Hotel/Motels are suitable for short term stays while looking for longer term accommodation, or for visiting friends and relatives.

    They usually provide all furniture, bedding, linen and basic utensils. Most Hotel/Motels offer rates that are cheaper the longer you plan to stay e.g. the rate per night will be cheaper than the standard rate if you stay for two weeks or longer.

    Prices vary greatly, but an approximate guide is as follows:

    Mantra Hindmarsh Square
    Studio/1 bedroom/2 bedroom From $149 per night (subject to availability and season)
    Website www.mantra.com.au
    Phone 13 1517
    Promo code UoAaccommodation (no space and case sensitive)
    Valid until 31/12/15

    Mantra on Frome
    Studio/1 bedroom/2 bedroom From $129 per night (subject to availability and season)
    Long Stay rates (for 14+ nights*) 1 bedroom apartment from $150
    2 bedroom apartment from $164
    Amenities Complimentary internet (1GB per day)
    Weekly housekeeping (unless otherwise stated)
    Stays of 28 nights or more include a welcome grocery pack
    Website www.mantra.com.au
    Phone 13 1517
    Promo code UoAaccommodation (no space and case sensitive)
    Valid until 31/12/15

    BreakFree Adelaide
    Studio/1 bedroom/2 bedroom From $99 per night (subject to availability and season)
    Long Stay rates (for 14+ nights*) Studio from $104
    1 bedroom apartment from $109
    2 bedroom apartment from $144
    Amenities Complimentary internet (1GB per day)
    Weekly housekeeping (unless otherwise stated)
    Stays of 28 nights or more include a welcome grocery pack
    Website www.breakfree.com.au/adelaide/
    Promo code UoAaccommodation (no space and case sensitive)
    Valid until 31/12/15

    Quest on King William
    Studio/1 bedroom/2 bedroom From $125 per night (subject to availability and season)
    Long Stay rates (for 14+ nights*) 1 bedroom apartment from $145
    2 bedroom apartment from $215
    Amenities Complimentary WIFI connection
    Weekly housekeeping (unless otherwise stated)
    Stays of 28 nights or more include a welcome grocery pack
    Website

    www.questonkingwilliam.com.au

    Phone (08) 8217 5000
    Promo code AccommADSUNI
    Valid until 31/12/15

    *Long Stay rates also available for 28+ and 90+ nights

  • Serviced Apartments

    Fully furnished apartments suitable for short term stays while looking for longer term accommodation, or for visiting friends and relatives.

    They usually provide all furniture, bedding, linen, cooking appliances and utensils and laundry facilities. Most apartments offer rates that are cheaper the longer you plan to stay - eg. there will be one rate per night if you are staying for one week, another rate if you are staying for two weeks, and a cheaper rate per week if you are staying for more than three months.

    Prices vary greatly, but an approximate guide is as follows:

    Serviced Apartment Rental
    1 bedroom $150-$200/ night or (min. 3 months) $200-$500/ week
    2 bedroom $160-$300/ night or (min. 3 months) $350-$600/ week
    3 bedroom $200-$300/ night or (min. 3 months) $500+/ week


    Many apartments are serviced, meaning they are cleaned and the linen is changed regularly like in a hotel, but most offer unserviced options and will be unserviced for stays of three months or more. For a comprehensive list of furnished and serviced apartments, use the Yellow Pages to look up 'Apartments & Flats' and 'Apartments - Serviced'.

    Recommended Serviced Apartments in Adelaide

    Adelaide Regent Apartments
    Free Call:  1800 242 503
    Phone:  +61 8 8224 8888
    Fax:  1800242 403
    Email:  book@adelaideregent.com.au
    Web:  www.adelaideregent.com.au

    RNR Apartments
    14 Sturt Street
    Adelaide  SA  5000
    Phone:  +61 8 8416 4200
    Email:  reception@rnradelaide.com.au
    Web:  www.rnrservicedapartments.com.au

    Quest on Franklin
    74 Franklin Street
    Adelaide  SA  5000
    Phone:  +61 8 8113 7500
    Fax:  +61 8 8113 7699
    Email:  questonfranklin@questapartments.com.au
    Web: www.questapartments.com.au

    Glenelg Gateway Apartments
    35 Brighton Road
    Glenelg  SA  5045
    Phone:  +61 8 8376 3914
    Mobile:  +61 413 451 842
    Web:  www.glenelggateway.com.au

    Adelaide Oakford Apartments
    Phone: +61 2 9003 0960
    Phone:  1300 302 040
    Email:  mail@check-in.com.au
    Web:  www.check-in.com.au/Adelaide/Adelaide_Oakford_Apartments.htm

    Adelaide DressCircle Apartments
    PO Box 1099
    North Adelaide  SA  5006
    Phone:  +61 8 8267 1556
    Fax:  +61 8 8267 2993
    Email:  bookings@adelaidedresscircle.com.au
    Web:  www.adelaidedresscircle.com.au

    Quest on King William
    82 King William Street
    Adelaide  SA  5000
    Phone:  +61 8 8217 5000
    Fax:  +61 8 8217 5050
    Email:  questkingwilliam@questapartments.com.au
    Web:  www.questapartments.com.au

    Hotel Richmond
    Rundle Mall
    Adelaide  SA  5000
    Phone:  +61 8 8215 4444
    Email:  reception@hotelrichmond.com.au
    Web:  www.hotelrichmond.com.au

    St George Apartments
    Corner of William and George Streets
    Norwood  SA  5067
    Phone:  +61 8 362 7120
    Fax:  +61 8 363 2180
    Email:  info@apartmentsongeorge.com.au
    Web:  www.apartmentsongeorge.com.au

    Wotif.com
    Search for suitable apartments
    http://www.wotif.com/

  • Student Hostels

    Student hostels usually offer single bedroom accommodation, however some offer a limited number of twin, double and triple share rooms.

    Each bedroom is fully furnished and students have access to a shared bathroom, laundry, lounge and recreational activities.

    Computer facilities may also be available. Most hostels are self-catering, however there are some that provide meals. Occasionally, they have a mix of both.

    Gas, electricity and water are generally included in the set fee. Some hostels provide a private telephone line in each room with an additional point for computer use. Students are responsible for the costs associated with these services if they choose to connect.

    Most hostels are located in suburban areas of Adelaide so students will need to budget for public transport costs.

    Hostels offer different lengths of stay varying from daily, weekly, 3, 6 or 12-month leases or on a semester/academic year basis. Bonds are payable and two weeks notice is required to vacate rooms.

    Recommended Hostels in Adelaide

    Student Hostel room bookings and enquiries should be made directly to the hostel.

    Bradford Lodge (formerly Alexandra Lodge)
    46 Watson Avenue, Rose Park
    Phone: 0417 826 990
    Fax: 8331 0877
    Email: aiv@aiv.com.au
    Web: www.aiv.com.au

    Highgate Lodge
    40 Cheltenham St, Highgate
    Phone: 8271 3189 
    Email: aiv@aiv.com.au
    Web: www.aiv.com.au

    Elm Tree Lodge
    2-4 Gladstone Street, Fullarton
    Phone: 8372 2500
    Fax: 8372 2555
    Email: admin@elmtreelodge.com.au
    Web: www.elmtreelodge.com.au

    Gosse International Student Residence
    2 Highgate Street, Fullarton
    Phone: 8357 9386
    Fax: 8357 9485
    Email: isradel@hotmail.com
    Web: www.studentresidence.com.au

    Homeaway Overseas Student Residence
    89 Greenhill Road, Wayville
    Phone: 08 7200 2408
    Email: info@homeawayadelaide.com.au

    Australian Lutheran College
    104 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide
    Phone: 7120 8200
    Fax: 8127 8071 
    Email: residential@alc.edu.au
    Web: www.alc.edu.au/residential/

    Semaphore House
    144 Semaphore Road, Semaphore
    Phone: 8449 3195
    Mobile: 0422 498 990
    Email: semaphorehouse@gmail.com.au
    Web: www.semaphorehouse.com.au

    Torrens Valley International Residence
    41-69 Smart Road, Modbury
    Phone: 8161 2724
    Fax: 8161 2805
    Email: tvir@tvir.biz
    Web: www.tvir.biz

    Adelaide Overseas StudentAccommodation
    143 West Terrace, Adelaide 
    Mobile:  0488 544 483
    Fax: 82117778
    Email: aos.residence@gmail.com
    Web: sites.google.com/site/aosaaus

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