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Long term Accommodation Besides backpackers

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1. Posted by teesol (Budding Member, 14 posts) 9 Oct '12 02:59

I didnt think it would be so hard to find cheap weekly accommodation, Unless im looking in the wrong places!!

Im relocating to Aussie 2013 and im trying to find a place to call home for about a month, until I find work, I have looked at flatshares, but Im kinda wanting to stay in a hostel until i find work and then will look into either renting or flat sharing!!

Backpackers in aussie seem to only allow a few weeks, short stay!!!
Anyone know of any hostels in Melbourne please??

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1747 posts) 9 Oct '12 09:45

Anywhere in Australia is expensive.

I used the accommodation link at the top of the page and a shared room starts from £14 a night. Christmas and New year will cost a lot more.

You could check ads in local newspapers or letting/estate agents when you get there, but you may have to pay a month refundable deposit upfront if you find an apartment.

3. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin, 664 posts) 9 Oct '12 18:39

Unfortunately, Australia doesn't do super cheap hostels :(.
You can book up to 31 days at a time via Travellerspoint and using the same link as Cyberia mentioned I found only one property available in Melbourne in February with shared rooms - Elizabeth Hostel. $30/night but you don't have to pay utilities. I would say the average monthly rent in inner city Melbourne hovers around $800+ per person, plus you've got water, power, etc on top of that.
You could always just book a hostel for the first few weeks and then you may meet travellers there who are also looking to move into a cheap apartment. Best of luck!

4. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 9 Oct '12 21:26

Have you checked the flatshare section of Gumtree? Plenty of places there for cheap, or you could try their chouchsurfing section. If you want to do 3 or 4 hours of work in return for free accommodation and food you might want to try HelpX

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