Types of accommodation in Australia

Types of student accommodation in Australia

Here we are to help you find a place you can call home.

There are different types of accommodation for your stay in Australia, but the most important thing is that you stay with one that makes you feel at home. And that's what we're here for, to help you find that accommodation you can call home!

There are options for all tastes: it is to hire a backpacker for your first days, to share a house with other students, to live in a student residence or to immerse yourself 100% in Australian culture under the roof of a family Aussie

Ideal for the first days


The best.

  • You will meet people from all over the world.
  • You can choose between different types of rooms.
  • It usually includes cleaning.
  • It can include a lot of extras: pool, gym, bar, dining room ...

The least good.

  • For long stays it may be impersonal.
  • They are usually places with a lot of coming and going.
  • In the long run it is more expensive than other options.

Shared house

The best.

  • Stability: if you get along with your compis you will form a small family.
  • You will have a room that you can “make yours”.
  • You are not subject to schedules.
  • The expenses are usually shared.

The least good.

  • It's like a box of chocolates: you never know the teammates that are going to touch you.
  • You will have to pay a bond or bond.
  • Cleaning is not included.

Student residence

The best.

  • Double or single rooms.
  • May include cleaning and food.
  • They usually have sports facilities, leisure ...
  • You can meet people from all over the world.

The least good.

  • It is the most expensive accommodation.
  • It can be loud if you are looking for tranquility.
  • They usually have access schedule.

Au Pair Course

The best.

  • It is the most economical option.
  • You will live with an Aussie family and immerse yourself in the local culture
  • Language Immersion
  • You will have many basic needs covered.

The least good.

  • You may have less freedom than with other options.
  • The customs of the house are what they are and can be very different from yours.
  • It is more complicated to separate the personal from the professional.

And the best part is that there isn't one better than another, they are all great. Deciding on one or the other will depend solely and exclusively on two things: your preferences and your budget.

In case you still have doubts, let's take a closer look at the different types of accommodation in Australia!

What are the preferred accommodations of our students? And because?

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The word backpacker is a very Australian way of referring to the hostels of a lifetime. Who has not ever been to one? The backpackers are perfect for your first days or weeks in Australia and at Dingoos we know it so well that we help all our students and work & holidays to find the best quality / price option and we take care of processing the reservation for you. Making coming to Australia more comfortable than staying on the couch.

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Backpacker hosting

Prices per city

* Prices are approximate and are calculated for a room of 4-6 people in a backpacker in the center of each city. The price range varies based on the high or low season and availability.

How does Dingoos help you in your accommodation for the first few days?

Before your arrival in Australia, as part of the integration services, we will put at your disposal a Integration Coordinator to help you find and reserve the ideal backpacker for your first days.

Once in the backpacker, where you will meet other students and work & holidays newcomers like you, you Integrator Dingoos will pick you up and accompany you to make all the necessary steps so that your first steps in Australia are firm, exciting and with approximately zero point zero percent worries. Let's live, it's three days!

And this does not end here, because one of the best things about processing your reservation in a backpacker with Dingoos is that if for any reason you are forced to cancel your reservation before coming, you will benefit more flexibility in cancellation conditions.

Ah! And when you are here and the traveling bug bites you, you can also book your stay and travel through Australia through Dingoos in the best backpackers, so you do not have to worry about anything, because we will gladly manage it for you.

Shared house

It is one of the most common accommodations in Australia. Staying in a shared flat is a good idea if you want to enjoy total independence and come and go whenever you want without accountability to anyone. Further, It allows you to live in the neighborhood that you most want in your city to be close to work or see the beach from the window of your room.

In most cities it is quite easy to find rooms in flats or shared houses; Australia is a country with a lot of mobility in which people from all over the world make study or work stays in a timely manner. Therefore, you should not have much difficulty renting a room for a few months. Further, The price usually includes other expenses or “bills” such as water, electricity or internet.

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Shared house

Single room

An own room inside a house shared with other partners. That is, the room is yours and only yours, but the rest of the rooms are common (the living room, the kitchen, the bathrooms…)


Shared room

A room shared with another person, who will sleep with you in the same room as you.


Prices per city

* Prices are approximate and will depend a lot on the season, the area chosen and the type of accommodation.

Student residence

The best thing about living in a student residence is that you will live with people like you and from all over the world, and you will always have a flat in the sleeve with a lot of colleagues willing to sign up for a bombing.

In addition, living in a residence is quite comfortable because you forget things like thinking about what you are going to eat today and having to get down to work or cleaning the dust in your room. This can be an advantage for you or not, everything will depend as always on your priorities.

Au Pair Course

Living with an Australian family is a great option if you want to learn English at the speed of light and immerse yourself 100% in the local culture. In au pair type jobs you can stay for free in exchange for taking care of the children in the house for a few hours, and also receive a salary for your expenses.
The "but" of family homes is that they are not usually very central and you may be a little far from school, but it's all about seeing it and assessing your priorities.

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    How far in advance should I book my accommodation for the first few days?

    The sooner the better, because that way you will avoid getting a surprise if you look again in a while and prices have risen. Let our Integration Coordinator I will advise you and give you a cable: it will help you throughout the process and make the backpacker reservation for you on the dates you choose. It is a free service made in Dingoos!

    How many weeks should I be in a Backpacker to search for a shared house?

    Who said weeks? Between 7 and 10 days should be more than enough. While you are staying in the backpacker, from Dingoos we will give you the necessary tips to find your accommodation as soon as possible. In addition, you have the department of Student Service at your disposal for any questions that may arise.

    Can I start directly in a shared house?

    Maybe, you can, but we always recommend looking for shared accommodation once you're here so you have a broader view of how things work in Australia.

    Is Dingoos accommodation search support service free?

    Of course yes, it is a free service that we offer to all our students and work & holidays to help them find a place where they feel at home. Like all the services we offer 🙂

    What is the best option to improve my English?

    In reality, more than the place it will depend on the people with whom you live in that place: if from the day you stay with people with whom you are forced to speak in English, you will learn faster than if you enter a house in the That all your compis are Spanish speakers.

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