When should I start looking for Melbourne student accommodation?
Start looking for student accommodation in Melbourne early. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.
When should I book my accommodation for the January intake?
Securing student accommodation should be done about six months before your intake.
Are there short-term stays in Melbourne?
Yes, but you should check the availability of your Melbourne student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.
How much rent does a student pay for student accommodation in Melbourne?
The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Melbourne, specifically a single room, is around £150. Depending on the provider, other room types like single rooms or studios may cost more or less.
How do I pay for my student room in Melbourne?
Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process.
Can I pay my Melbourne student accommodation rent in instalments?
Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have an Australia guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.
Are bills included in my rent?
It depends on the provider as many Melbourne student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent. At the same time, some also provide Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. However, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.
Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Melbourne?
Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Melbourne. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website!
How do I complete my booking?
Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.
What should I look for when booking Melbourne student accommodation?
While searching for student accommodation in Melbourne, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities, among others.
What are the best areas for students to live in Melbourne?
There are many neighbourhoods and locales in Melbourne where students can make themselves at home while they are studying. Darlington and Haymarket are among the top neighbourhoods to live in Melbourne.
What different accommodation types are available for students in Melbourne?
The types of student accommodation in Melbourne vary, ranging from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.
What are the different available room types?
The available room types in Melbourne student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms to private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses.
Can I get a furnished student room in Melbourne?
Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Melbourne that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and air, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.
Can I see the property before moving in?
Almost all Melbourne student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or virtual tours of the property, so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.
What’s the best mode of transportation in Melbourne?
When booking student accommodation in Melbourne, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the trains, buses, ferries, bike, or walk from one place to another.
What is dual occupancy student accommodation?
Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at either the same price or a slightly higher fee.
What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Melbourne?
Most Melbourne student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.
Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Melbourne?
Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Melbourne student accommodation providers are always the safest and most trustworthy student options.
Are these Melbourne student accommodations secure?
Most of our available options for Melbourne student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account.
Can only students book with Casita?
Yes, only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find suitable student accommodation in Melbourne, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita, but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find fitting accommodation.
Can my parents or guardian stay in my student accommodation in Melbourne for the first few days when I arrive?
While some Melbourne student flats may allow parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Melbourne has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the necessary information.
Can I stay with a friend at the same student accommodation in Melbourne?
This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you do not like your accommodation due to unforeseen or unaccepted circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.