Australia Hostels

Australia is one of those countries that invites students all over the world with open arms. It makes sure that people don’t face any difficulty in their country and to ensure it, their are a range of accommodation facilities available in Australia. Let us have a look at some of the possible accommodations you can enjoy –

  1. Home stay or Farm stay – Institutions in Australia maintain a register of families that act as host for the students studying in Australia during a particular academic year. Meals are usually included in the cost and is preferred by young people coming to live. Farm stay is similar to home stay with the only difference being that it is provided in a rural setup. It is the responsibility of the institutions to make sure that the facilities being provided are of high standards. This type of accommodation gives international students access to the Australian lifestyle in a natural and friendly way. Approximate Cost – $150 – $ 200 per week
  2. Private Board – This is similar to the home stay with the difference that here the students negotiate with the families themselves for the house and the food. Approx Cost – $ 50 – $ 150 per week
  3. Hostel And Guest Houses – Hostels are usually run by organisations such as youth Hostels Australia, the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). Students share kitchen and bathroom facilities. Approx Cost – $ 80 – A$ 120 per week
  4. Share And Rental Accommodation – Often students share their accommodation with their fellow students. Students advertise in newspapers or the notice board and the person has to bring along his/her furniture. Approx Cost – $ 70 – $ 150 per week
  5. University Apartments – Postgraduate and married students have access to this type of self contained, fully furnished accommodation within the university system. Approx. Cost -$ 130 – $ 215 per week
  6. University Residential Colleges – Residential colleges offer meals along with residence and are more expensive than the Hall of residence. Cleaning and household tasks, Sporting and social facilities, tutoring, libraries and generally computer access are provided by the college. Approx Cost – $ 150 – $ 250 per week
  7. Halls Of Residence – International Students find halls of residence an attractive option as they are close to the college and cheaper than residential colleges. Students usually have meals and some cleaning services provided. This facility is only for full time students. Approx Cost – $ 100 – $ 150 per week

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