When should I start looking for Sydney student accommodation?
Starting your search for student accommodation in Sydney early is recommended. 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 Sydney?
Yes, but you should check the availability of your Sydney 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 Sydney ?
The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Sydney, specifically a single room, is around £250. 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 Sydney?
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 Sydney 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 Sydney 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 Sydney?
Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Sydney. 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 Sydney student accommodation?
While searching for student accommodation in Sydney, 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 Sydney?
There are many neighbourhoods and locales in Sydney where students can make themselves at home while they are studying. Darlington and Haymarket are among the top neighbourhoods to live in Sydney.
What different accommodation types are available for students in Sydney?
The types of student accommodation in Sydney 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 Sydney 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 Sydney?
Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Sydney 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 Sydney 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 Sydney?
When booking student accommodation in Sydney, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the trains, buses, ferries and light rail, cycle 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 Sydney?
Most Sydney 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 Sydney?
Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Sydney student accommodation providers are always the safest and most trustworthy student options.
Are these Sydney student accommodations secure?
Most of our available options for Sydney 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 Sydney, 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 Sydney for the first few days when I arrive?
While some Sydney student flats may allow parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Sydney 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 Sydney?
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.