Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

Why should you book your student housing with us?

Finding and booking your student home can be overwhelming, and we are committed to making it safe and easy. That is why over 5 million students from over 177 countries trust us each year to find a place suitable to their needs!

Lowest price & best deals, guaranteed!

Get the lowest prices, plus Unilodgers exclusive offers that guarantee a sweet deal on every booking

Flexible is fun

Changed your mind? We don’t mind. Cancel or modify your booking easily within a specific time frame

Smart and easy

Our online interface makes it easy for you to safely and easily browse, book, and pay online for the spaces that make you go😍, with just a few clicks.

Real people, real time

Our easy system lets you do everything on your own. However, if you need any help, our Personal Student Advisors (who are real people, not bots!) are there to help you. From the day you start looking, until the day you move out, we offer 24x7 support.

The rent, the whole rent, and nothing but the rent.

No extra fees - the rent is all you pay.

All. The. Choices.

With over 1.5 million student rooms, we have something to suit every preference. Studios, private rooms, shared apartments, shared rooms - we’ve got them all.

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Student Accommodation Options in Gold Coast

Looking for the perfect student accommodation that ticks all your requirements? Browse through over 800+ student rooms options on Unilodgers starting at just  AU$0 per week, our student housing options support an affordable lifestyle. Find the perfect student housing close to Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Southern Cross University, and many more. The bustling city offers a range of student housing options including ensuites, studios, shared rooms, student halls and flats offering the best amenities. 

Here are your accommodation options:

  • Shared rooms: Students share a bathroom, kitchen, and common space
  • Private rooms: Offer a personal study space and shared common kitchen and living room
  • Studio flats: Studio accommodation offers student complete privacy with a sleeping area, study space, bathroom, and kitchen
  • Entire flat: Offers a bedroom, study space, ensuite bathroom, and wardrobe

All our Gold Coast accommodation properties are located close to public transport, have amazing facilities (like gyms, Instagrammable rooftop terraces, gaming lounges, and theatre rooms), and a range of apartments with facilities personalised just for you. 

Living in Gold Coast as a Student

  • Cost of living: As compared to other cities in Australia, Gold Coast is an affordable city for students to live in. To give you an example of the cost of living in the city, a regular cappuccino would cost you around 4.69A$.
  • Student-friendly locations: Southport is one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in the city offering comfortable student living options.
  • Rent for students: Gold Coast is one of the most budget-friendly locations in Australia, and with Unilodgers finding the best student accommodation is a breeze. Our affordable flats to rent in Gold Coast start just from AU$0 and have offers up to AU$0.

Student Life in Gold Coast

Marvel at sea life, discover the most magnificent Scuba Diving experience or go hiking on mountain ridges, gold coast has it all! 

  • Museums and Entertainment:  You will run out of energy but not out of things to do on the Gold Coast. Visit The Wax Museum, home to the largest collection of authentic wax figures in the Southern Hemisphere. Discover the mountain ridges, forests and valleys of Lamington National Park. 
  • Restaurants, Cafes and Markets: Head for shopping at Westfield Helensvale, Paradise Centre, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and if you would like some arts & crafts shopping visit the Village Markets, Broadbeach and Coolangatta Arts and Crafts Markets. For foodies, this city offers some delicacies to dive into and we recommend lunch or dinner at Willow Dining Room and Allure on Currumbin restaurants.
  • Bars and Nightlife: The city is as alive at night as it is in the day. We recommend Surfers Paradise for a thrilling night. The nightclubs Platinum and Elsewhere 2 are the best for a fun night of clubbing and if it is drinks, great music and food in the company of your friends you want, then Uni Bar Gold Coast and The Avenue should be your go-to choice!

So what are you waiting for? Book a room, already! Didn’t we tell you, Unilodgers will make it super-easy to find your perfect student accommodation on Gold Coast!

Student Travel in Gold Coast

  • Buses, Trains and Trams: The Go Card is used to Translink buses, trains and trams. You can top up the card at various locations or online and also benefit from various discounts. The city also provides free shuttle services.
  • Biking and Walking: Gold Coast is smaller in size as compared to Australia’s major cities, making walking and biking a convenient way to get around the city.

Best Student Neighbourhoods in Gold Coast

Frequently Asked Questions

Can only students book with Unilodgers?

Students studying in a university in the city can stay and book a student accommodation in Gold Coast with Unilodgers. You can get tons of discounts and offers by booking student rooms with Unilodgers too.

What’s the average rent for student accommodation in Gold Coast?

On average, accommodation in Gold Coast rent for about AU$228 per week. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just AU$228 per week.

How can I find affordable student accommodation in Gold Coast?

You can find student accommodation in Gold Coast that fits your budget and also check all your boxes by using the filters on top of the page. All you need to do is select your preferences and select the budget.  

Where do students live in Gold Coast?

Gold Coast has lots of safe and convenient areas for students to live in. One of the most popular neighbourhoods that is close to universities and houses most students is Southport.

What are the different types of student accommodations available in Gold Coast?

At our accommodation in Gold Coast, you will be able to choose from private rooms, studio flats and entire places to stay at. In private rooms, you will get shared spaces like the kitchen, common area and shared washrooms.  

Can I get a furnished student room in Gold Coast?

Yes, you will find furnished student rooms in Gold Coast. To view these rooms, choose your preference using the filters on top of the page.  

What are the best student housing options near Gold Coast CBD?

Gold Coast CBD is a great place to live for those who would like to stay near the best markets and cafes in the city. One of the most popular student accommodations near the Gold Coast CBD is Griffith University Village Gold Coast

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Gold Coast?

Yes, you will find tons of offers, discounts and cashback on accommodation in Gold Coast. To view these, please visit the individual property page.

Is there any benefit or discount/offers in group bookings?

Yes, group bookings usually have offers, discounts and cashback. To check the same please visit the individual property pages.

When should I book my student accommodation in Gold Coast for the tenancy starting from January next year?

If you’re looking to move into student accommodation in January, we suggest you book a student room in October- November itself.

What if I could not book a room until December last week?

If you’re unable to book a room till December, you can scroll up the page and look for available rooms on Unilodgers. We recommend you to book a room as soon as you get confirmation from your university to avoid any delays.

Until when will I be able to cancel my student room booking?

Room cancellation depends on the cancellation policy of your accommodation. We suggest you check the same before you book a room at the accommodation.

What all is included in the rent?

Most accommodations include WiFi, security and bills in accommodation rent. Although, we recommend you check individual property pages for more details.

What’s the best mode of transportation in Gold Coast?

One of the best ways to get around the Gold Coast city is by the local bus. The local bus is super comfortable, lets you access all corners of the city and is also very affordable.

Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?

Most accommodations provide WiFi and include the same in the rent. Although, we recommend you check the details on individual property pages before booking.

Are these accommodations secure?

Yes, your safety at these accommodations is our topmost priority. Our accommodations make sure you stay safe indoors with 24x7 security staff and other safety features.

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Gold Coast?

Our accommodations in Gold Coast are taking strict precautionary measures to keep students safe from COVID infections. These measures include social distancing PPE kits for staff, the compulsion of masks and regular sanitization of common areas.

Can a virtual tour be arranged for a student apartment before booking?

Yes, you can view your apartment virtually before booking a room. To do so, you will have to mention your request in the “special needs/requests" section of the booking form. This will enable our student advisors to check with the accommodation team and request them to give you a virtual tour if possible.

Can I and my friend stay together in student accommodation in Gold Coast?

Yes, you can stay with your friend in student accommodation in Gold Coast as long as you’re both students in a university in the city. To book a shared flat, click here.

How to book a student room in Gold Coast on behalf of my friend?

You can book a room on behalf of a friend by scrolling on top and choosing accommodation according to their preference. If you’re still confused, just give our student advisors a call and they’ll help you book the right room for your friend.

Can my parents or guardian stay for the first few days when I arrive?

We understand you might like your parents or guardian to stay with you for the first few days. Although, every accommodation has its own set of rules for guests staying in a room and we recommend you check with them before planning for your parents or guardians to stay with you.

How to find student living in Gold Coast that allow pets?

To find student accommodations in Gold Coast that allow pets, please visit the individual property pages.