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Renting short term in Sydney

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1. Posted by spike99 (Full Member 25 posts) 12y

Hi all

I'm arriving in Sydney on a working holiday visa on Feb 3rd. I'll be looking to find work after I've recovered from jet lag. I've booked into a hostel for the first week but shortly after that I'll be looking to rent a room.

Does anybody have any advice from personal experience on renting a room short term??



2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 12y

Try for short term rents and share places.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y

Sleeping With The Enemy is pretty popular. It's relatively cheap for longer stays as you stay in shared accommodation like hostels but they are houses which are rented out on minimum stays of 4 weeks I think...

They have several houses spread out through Sydney and I knew a few people that stayed with them. Lots of parties going on and a good way to get to know people better. The deposits are pretty steep and if you don't do your 'chores' I believe you lose chunks of the deposit but otherwise it fits your bill I think :)


ps. otherwise, hostels have tons of boards up with notices about shared accommodation...

4. Posted by spike99 (Full Member 25 posts) 12y

Thanks, Thats pretty useful information. I'll check it out.