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Temporary accommodation

We understand how important housing and accommodation is for students arriving from overseas. It can be difficult to make a decision about permanent housing before you arrive, so we recommend booking temporary accommodation or pre-arrange somewhere safe to go when you first arrive.

Melbourne hosts many events year round so it's important to book temporary accommodation as early as possible and also allow yourself enough time to find permanent accommodation. It may take four weeks or more.

On-campus accommodation

UniLodge @ Swinburne Place
Rate: $233 – $388 per week for more than 12 weeks Students in a Swinburne Place Apartment kitchen
Trial Period: $299 per week minimum 1 week / maximum 4 weeks
Description: Brand new fully furnished multishare apartments conveniently located on campus (includes utilities and basic bed linen).
Travel to campus: 1 minute to Hawthorn, 30 minutes to Prahran. Students in a Swinburne Place Apartment bedroom
Address: 24 Wakefield Street, Hawthorn, Vic. 3122
Telephone: +61 3 9914 2900
Email: swinburne.place@unilodge.com.au
Website: www.swinburneplace.com.au
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.  

Swinburne Residential College
Temporary accommodation available from December to early February only.
Address: 21 Wakefield Street, Hawthorn, Vic. 3122
Telephone: +61 3 9214 5555
Email: residences@swin.edu.au
Website: www.swin.edu.au/stuserv/residential
Rates per night: $50 or $340 per week. Includes continental breakfast daily.
Description: Located on Hawthorn campus. Single rooms with shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge facilities.
Travel to campus: 1 minute to Hawthorn, 30 minutes to Prahran.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Disclaimer: The housing information provided here should be treated as a guide only. The accommodation facilities referred to here and elsewhere on our website are not owned or operated by Swinburne, except the Swinburne Residences and Apartments, nor do they have any affiliation with the university.

It is your responsibility to make contact with providers, arrange inspections and to satisfy yourself as to the suitability of the accommodation being offered. Swinburne will not be responsible or held liable in any way to tenancy or any other agreements or negotiations between the provider and yourself.

Hotel accommodation

Victoria Hotel
Address: 215 Little Collins St. Melbourne 3000
Telephone: 1800 331 147
Email: stay@victoriahotel.com.au
Website: www.victoriahotel.com.au
Description: Hotel style rooms with share bathroom or private bathroom. No cooking facilities.
Travel to campus: 20 minutes to Hawthorn or Prahran campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above. You may be offered a discounted rate as a Swinburne student.

Claremont Hotel
Address: 189 Toorak Rd, South Yarra
Telephone: +61 3 9826 8000
Email: info@hotelclaremont.com
Website: www.hotelclaremont.com
Description: 3-star hotel that offers single rooms withshare bathrooms.
Travel to campus: 15 minutes to Prahran campus, 30 minutes to Hawthorn campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

City Centre Budget Hotel
Address: 22 Little Collins St, Melbourne
Telephone: + 61 3 9654 5401
Email: info@citycentrebudgethotel.com.au
Website: www.citycentrebudgethotel.com.au
Description: Good quality budget accommodation, fully-furnished rooms, roof top garden with kitchen, free internet & wireless.
Travel to campus: Near Parliament train station, 25 minutess to Hawthorn or Prahran campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Quest Hawthorn
Address: 616 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 3122
Telephone: +61 3 8803 7700
Email: questhawthorn@questapartments.com.au
Website: Quest Hawthorn
Description: 4.5 Star and Green star accreditation, fully serviced studio apartment.
Travel to campus: Two minutes to Hawthorn or 30 minutes to Prahran campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above. You may be offered a discounted rate as a Swinburne student.

Hotel Cavalier
Address: 343 Stud Rd Wantirna South 3152
Telephone: +61 3 9801 9733
Email: hotelcavalier@hghotels.com.au
Website: www.hghotels.com.au/hotelcavalier
Description: Hotel style rooms with ensuite bathroom
Travel to campus: 5 minutes walk to Wantirna campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Dorset Gardens Hotel
Address: 335 Dorset Road, Croydon 3136
Telephone: +61 3 9725 6211
Email: info@dorsetgardens.com.au
Website: www.dorsetgardenshotel.com.au
Description: 3.5 star Motel style units with ensuite bathroom available in Double and Twin Share
Travel to campus: 5 minutes walk to Croydon campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Disclaimer: The housing information provided here should be treated as a guide only. The accommodation facilities referred to here and elsewhere on our website are not owned or operated by Swinburne, except the Swinburne Residences and Apartments, nor do they have any affiliation with the university.

It is your responsibility to make contact with providers, arrange inspections and to satisfy yourself as to the suitability of the accommodation being offered. Swinburne will not be responsible or held liable in any way to tenancy or any other agreements or negotiations between the provider and yourself.

Hostel accommodation

Greenhouse Backpackers Hostel
Address: Level 6 / 228 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
Telephone: +61 3 9639 6400
Email: greenhouse@friendlygroup.com.au
Website: www.friendlygroup.com.au
Description: Backpacker style accommodation with share bathroom, kitchen and lounge facilities.
Travel to campus: 20 minutes to Hawthorn or Prahran campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Student Accommodation Victoria Pty
Address: 32-34 Kangerong Rd. Box Hill 3128
Telephone: +61 3 9890 2812
Email: admin@sa-vic.com.au
Website: www.sa-vic.com.au
Description: Student hostel style with fully furnished rooms, share kitchen and bathrooms.
Travel to campus: 25 minutes to Hawthorn/ 40 minutes to Prahran. Located in Public Transport Zone 2.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Chapel St. Backpackers Hostel
Address: 22 Chapel St. Windsor Victoria 3181
Telephone: +61 3 9533 6855
Email: info@csbackpackers.com.au
Website: www.csbackpackers.com.au
Description: Small hostel, very close to Prahran campus. Share bathroom and kitchen.
Travel to campus: 10 minute walk to Prahran campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Base Backpackers Hostel
Address: 17 Carlise St. St Kilda
Telephone: +61 3 8598 6200
Reservations: 1800 24 22 73
Email: melbourne@stayatbase.com
Website: www.stayatbase.com/base-backpackers-melbourne-hostel/
Description: New hostel, popular with travelers. Dormitory rooms, shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge facilities. Hostel also has a ‘female only’ section.
Travel to campus: 15 minutes by tram to Prahran campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Back of Chapel - Backpacker's Hostel
Address: 50 Green St, Prahran
Telephone: +61 3 9521 5338
Email: backofchapel@optusnet.com.au
Website: www.backofchapel.com.au
Description: Backpacker style accommodation with share bathroom, kitchen and lounge facilities.
Travel to campus: 1 minute walk to Prahran campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Urban Central Accommodation
Address: 334 City Rd SouthBank
Telephone: +61 3 9693 3700
Email: stayplay@urbancentral.com.au
Website: http://www.urbancentral.com.au
Description: 24 hours reception, funky bar with big screen projector, TV, pool tables, free breakfast & locker, air conditioned & heated, Cheap internet access .
Travel to campus: Tram to Southern cross station 30 mins to Hawthorn or Prahran campus .
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

All Nations Backpackers Hostel
Address: 2 Spencer Street, Melbourne
Telephone: +61 3 9620 1022
Email: info@allnations.com
Website: http://www.allnations.com
Travel to campus: 20 minutes to Hawthorn or Prahran campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Pint on Punt
Address: 42 Punt Road, Windsor
Telephone: +61 3 9510 4273
E-mail: stay@pintonpunt.com.au
Website: www.pintonpunt.com.au
Travel to campus: 10 minute walk to Prahran campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Disclaimer: The housing information provided here should be treated as a guide only. The accommodation facilities referred to here and elsewhere on our website are not owned or operated by Swinburne, except the Swinburne Residences and Apartments, nor do they have any affiliation with the university.

It is your responsibility to make contact with providers, arrange inspections and to satisfy yourself as to the suitability of the accommodation being offered. Swinburne will not be responsible or held liable in any way to tenancy or any other agreements or negotiations between the provider and yourself.

Useful sites for temporary accommodation

Disclaimer: The housing information provided here should be treated as a guide only. The accommodation facilities referred to here and elsewhere on our website are not owned or operated by Swinburne, except the Swinburne Residences and Apartments, nor do they have any affiliation with the university.

It is your responsibility to make contact with providers, arrange inspections and to satisfy yourself as to the suitability of the accommodation being offered. Swinburne will not be responsible or held liable in any way to tenancy or any other agreements or negotiations between the provider and yourself.