Australia is known as home of many illustrious universities, which attract many international students all over the world. However, they often struggle to find accommodations when studying university in Australia. Here are some useful tips on how to find suitable student accommodation in one of the most prestigious institutions in Australia – University of Sydney.

University of Sydney

Short term accommodation

The most obvious option for students is renting a room. Here are some short-term accommodations around the University of Sydney that you can choose to stay for a couple of days. Address and contact information are also listed below.

YHA Australia Glebe

262-264 Glebe Point Road Glebe, NSW 2037

Phone: (+612) 9692 8418


Standard room:  $78 per room per night for single room, $89 for double room.

It may take you only minutes to travel from YHA Australia Glebe to the best pubs and restaurants in Sydney, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. This backpacker hostel has a spa pool, free Wi-Fi hotspot (Wi-fi Plus also available), especially self-catering kitchen.

Vulcan hotel


500 Wattle Street Ultimo, Sydney NSW 2007

Phone: +61292113283

Standard queen: $230.43, Superior room: $268.83


Vulcan hotel offers luxurious serviced apartment with a unique combination of modern style and updated heritage room. The Vulcan Hotel is l0 to 12 minute walk from the center of Darling Harbour, Central Station and only a short distance to China Town, Broadway and new shopping district in Central Park.

Other options for student accommodation include

Adina apartment:

Adara hotel:

Ryal apartment:


Long-term accommodation for students

  • On-campus accommodation 

If you choose to stay on campus, the University of Sydney offers students a wide range of university-run housing options to suit different budgets:  including Abercrombie, Darlington House, Selle House, the Arundel St Terraces and the Queen Mary Building.


Located on Abercrombie street, Camperdown

Open to: All students (international and domestic).

Rent: $430 per week

Darlington House

Open to: full-time students only, apartments are mixed-gender.

Rent: Medium room: $235 per week;  Large room: $245 per week. Other costs: Non-refundable acceptance fee of $200, and an $800 room deposit payable when the offer is accepted. Car spaces can also be rented for an additional $25 per week.

Selle House

Located on Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge

Open to: Full-time postgraduate students only.

Rent: Studio: $250 per week. One-bedroom apartment: $280 per week

Other costs: Non-refundable acceptance fee of $200, and an $800 room deposit payable when the offer is accepted. Car spaces can also be rented for an additional $25 per week.
  • Terraces: Located at the following locations:
  • Arundel Street, Forest Lodge
  • Chapman Steps, Forest Lodge
  • Darlington Road, Darlington
Open to: Full-time students only. Note the terraces are mixed gender.
Rent: Small room: $200 per week. Medium room: $220 per week. Large room: $235 per week
Other costs: Non-refundable acceptance fee of $200, and an $800 room deposit payable when the offer is accepted.

Queen Mary building

Located in Queen Mary Building, Grose Street, Camperdown
Open to: All students
Type: Single bedrooms in a residential hall
Cost: ranging from $312 to $ 337 per week
  • Surrounding suburbs

Accommodation within the proximity of the university can cost you a huge sum of money. In order to save money, you can choose to live in a surrounding suburb with easy public transports. There are some choices for you to make such as renting a property for your own or sharing a house or an apartment with your college friends. The surrounding suburbs near University of Sydney are:


If you are a loyal fan of cafes, food and the art then Newtown is definitely a perfect place for you to choose. Newtown is famous for its concentration of theatre and art spaces. You may even find a student practicing clarinet in the local park. Newtown station is close to King street, therefore it only takes you around 5-10 minutes to transport to The University of Sydney by bus.


This suburb is perfectly close to Sydney’s CBD (one stop away from Central Station by train) together with a well-equipped bus network, transportation in Redfern is nothing but fast and convenient, especially when it comes to the proximity to the airport. 20 minutes is the average amount of time to transport to the university from this suburb. Necessary facilities such as supermarket, newsagent, boot maker are also easy to find in the surrounding area.

Besides, there are many other suburbs suitable for students such as , Rozelle and Stanmore. Prices for shared room in these suburbs usually ranges from $150 to $350 depending on facilities of rooms provided and distance from university.

In short, there are various kinds of accommodations for you to choose according to your budget as well as preference. These recommendations above will help you to picture a clearer idea about where to stay when planning to study in this country, especially with a limited budget.

Note: Prices listed here are indicative and accurate at the time of posting only.

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