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1. Posted by hollyblond (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

hollyblond has indicated that this thread is about Australia

Can anyone give me any info on this area?

Will be staying here when i first arrive in Sydney with some aussie friends but then looking at getting either my own place or flatshare etc..
Am wondering what sort of cost accomadation etc is and what the area's like in general????
Basically as much info as possible

Thanks

xxx

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Ah, Coogee....

Personally I love this place and prefer it over Bondi as a place to live. It's not cheap, but then again, there's not really anywhere in Sydney that is!

Sharing a room with others when I was there 00/01 was about 100-175 AUD per week. There was also a few real backpacker dives (not hostels, apartments) that were about 50 a week, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were torn down by now... Considering the way pricing has gone, I would be surprised if you could find a place for 150 AUD a week in Coogee these days. That'd be the case for most of Sydney though.

The place I was staying at was rented out by the rental agency next to the Mc Donalds looking out over the beach. It was an entire house and about 7 of us got together to rent it. Every time one or two would head off and travel, they'd have to arrange a replacement (which was easy at 107 AUD a week! At times there were 13/15 in the house as old roommates came back and camped on the floor, but it was a great place and very central (Smithfield Avenue, right around the tennis courts).

Toss the Boss at the Palace is a must when you're there

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Coogee is a great area. A TP member named lil j (from the UK) lives there.

As Sam I Am said, it's not cheap, but it's well located and has plenty of buses (but not trains).

Here's an interactive map:

http://www.ltl.com.au/Maps/webmaps/bondi/bondi.htm

Also, search for places to rent/share at:

http://www.domain.com.au

4. Posted by hollyblond (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Ah thanks guys..

Was kinda getting the feeling it wasnt gonna be cheap, as i said staying with some mates when i get there but dont wanna outstay my welcome but wanna stay as close by as possible so as much advice as possible is appreciated!!!

Thanks

5. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

Hey,

Ahhh i LOVE Coogee, ive been living here for 4 months and i'm moving on this week.

You really can't not like Coogee, everythings here, its quiet but you're only 20mins way from the city. There are backpacker hostels so you'll meet people out and about. Its a lovely place, pretty safe etc.

I'm sharing with 4 people in one of the apartments, the beach is right at the end of our road and the cost per week is $100 per person, which is dirt cheap, specially considering where we are. I mean Coogee's pretty small so your going to be close to the beach wherever you are etc.

There is a Woolworthes (supermarket) and there is ALWAYS notices for flatmates, the prices vary from $150-250 per week. The newspaper's also always have notices. You'd pick up a place within 2-3 weeks i'd say.

If you can find at leat 3 people to share with then it works out very cheap!

Good Luck and hope you enjoy it here!

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Blimey, Coogee sounds so good I might sell up and move

7. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

Hell yes!!!!

James you really should get yourself down here for 2 days!

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Where ya going Jas?

9. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

Well-not a step up i can tell you that, lol!

I'm in Mildura and so far so good, ive teamed up with a pommy guy and we have a right laugh, but its not really an up and coming booming town, haha! but its an experience and i'm enjoying it!

10. Posted by lafreem2 (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Sam I am.... You forgot to mention -- just 1 bathroom for those 7-15 roommates in our house!

But boy do I miss Coogee. It really was the best place to live in Sydney.