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
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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!

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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.

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No service charges or hidden 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 Melbourne

Book one of 35000+ student accommodations in Melbourne at the coastal capital of the Australian state, Victoria and home to museums that will transport you back in time. With a plethora of student housing in Melbourne near RMIT, University of Melbourne, and Monash University, you'll never run out of choices! We've got the widest range of Melbourne student houses starting at AU$40 including private flats, studios, shared flats and ensuites. 

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 for students offers complete privacy with a sleeping area, study space, bathroom, and kitchen
  • Entire flat: Offers a bedroom, study space, ensuite bathroom, and wardrobe

Our desirable student accommodations in Melbourne are affordable, especially when you hear of the extravagant amenities included. Lovely, landscaped gardens? Check. Rooftop terraces to soak in the sweeping city views? Check. How about a BBQ area to flex your grilling skills and whip up a craft cocktail for your mates? Yup, we’ve got that too. And you’ll love the pools! Co-ed’s can be found chillin’ for a dip during hot summer days, recharging for the week ahead. All these extras come along with the wide range of private rooms and shareable flats, fully furnished with chic interiors at our student housing in the city. Awesome.

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Living in Melbourne as a Student

  • Cost of living: Student living is convenient and affordable in Melbourne. Wondering what the living cost is for students? To give you an idea an average meal would cost around AU$14 per person.
  • Student-friendly locations: The welcoming neighbourhoods like Abbotsford, Brunswick, Clayton and Hawthorne are perfect for students to settle in. 
  • Rent for students: Melbourne is rated for affordability and student-living is a breeze when you rent with Unilodgers. Our budget-friendly flats to rent in the city of Melbourne start just from AU$40 and have offers up to AU$1200 to help you save $$ while staying here! 

Student Life in Melbourne

Weekends call for fun after a hectic week at the university. You can either hit the bars and clubs near your student residence or party with the gang at one of the trendy restaurants in the city. We won’t be surprised if our recs turn into your go-to hangouts post-lecture. Consider the above merely a teaser for what’s to come when you book your student housing in the city through Unilodgers. 

  • Stadiums: If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love visiting Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Cricket ground and ANZ Stadium.
  • Picnics and parks: Melbourne is fortunate to have lush green gardens and beautiful parks to roll out the tartan picnic blanket. Visit Edinburgh Gardens, Treasury Gardens or the Abbotsford Convent, you’ll always find a perfect spot to relax in a patch of green.
  • Museums: Whether you’re looking to explore the arts or hankering for some historical knowledge, the museums of the city give you reasons to explore the cultural capital. Head to the Melbourne Museum, The Lyon Housemuseum or ScienceWorks for an enriching experience.
  • Restaurants, Cafes and Markets: The city also happens to have tons of restaurants and cafes serving the best food from around the world. Visit the Fresh Food Markets to satiate your hunger or go to Queen Victoria Market to explore all sorts of tasty things to eat!

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 in Melbourne!

Student Travel in Melbourne

Getting around Melbourne is easy once you find your best student accommodation in the city. No matter which mode of public transport you use, you can pay for all of them with one payment method: a myki card.

  • Trains, Trams and Buses: Melbourne has one of the best public transport networks in Australia using a number of services like trains, trams and buses.
  • Biking & walking: Melbourne is also easily accessible by foot and bikes. You can rent a bike and get across the city conveniently.
Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the average rent for student accommodation in Melbourne?

On average, accommodation in Melbourne rent for about AU$290 per week. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just AU$45 per week. 

How can I find affordable student accommodation in Melbourne?

To find best accommodation in Melbourne that has everything you want and fits your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent. 

Where do students live in Melbourne?

Melbourne has many vibrant and lively neighbourhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in. Students especially like Abbotsford, Carnegie, Hawthorne and Clayton where you can find a variety of comfortable and budget accommodation in Melbourne for rent.

What are the different types of student accommodations available in Melbourne?

Homes for rent in Melbourne offer a wide range of options. You can choose shared or private rooms where you will share common spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms. Alternatively, if you prefer more privacy, you can opt for a studio flat. You can also find many Melbourne furnished apartments that you can share with friends. 

Does Unilodgers have short-term stays in Melbourne?

Yes, some of the student residences on Unilodgers do offer short stay in Melbourne. You can filter these accommodations using the Tenancy Duration filter and find what you’re looking for.

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Melbourne?

Yes, we have a lot of great value deals and bonus add-ons available on our budget accommodation in Melbourne. For details, you can visit the property page and look at the offers listed. 

What’s the best mode of transportation in Melbourne?

No matter which neighbourhood you choose, Melbourne is walkable and has great 24/7 public transport. Trams operate throughout the day and offer multiple routes that criss-cross the city. You can also board Melbourne's buses and trains with the same myki ticket that you'll use for trams.

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

Many of our university housing in Melbourne are covered under Unilodgers’ Pandemic Shield, which protects you from any COVID-related uncertainties. The features of Pandemic Shield include deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, and more. For accurate details on what Pandemic Shield facilities are offered at a particular property, you can refer to the property page. Alternatively, you can use the Pandemic Shield filter options or shortlist properties that offer the facilities you are looking for. 

Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?

Many of our youth hostels in Melbourne offer WiFi at no extra cost, or include it in the rent. For details, you can check the property pages.

Are these accommodations secure?

Our properties ensure your security with features like CCTV and secure door entry. Many of our student Melbourne accommodation also have on-site staff to keep you safe. You can find specific details about security features on individual property pages.

What all is included in the rent?

Most of our student accommodations in Melbourne include utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer WiFi and insurance at no extra cost. However, for specific rent inclusions, please refer to the property pages.