20 websites to find student accommodation in Brisbane

We've rounded up the student-specific accommodation providers, real estate portals, hostels and backpackers to help you find accommodation for your stay in Brisbane.

Student-specific accommodation

1. The Pad

The Pad

The Pad is a fun student accommodation provider with a range of housing options from share rooms to share apartments and houses. Padrooms and The Pad apartments are fully furnished and weekly rent includes access to communal spaces, study desks and cooking facilities.

You’ll love it if … fun, communal living is your thing.

2. Iglu Kelvin Grove

Iglu Kelvin Grove Student Accommodation Brisbane

There’s nothing cold about the warm spaces at Iglu, which provides rooms in single or share apartments right next door to QUT Kelvin Grove campus. The communal living space is a beauty, equipped with a pool table, Foxtel, couches and study space – or work up a sweat in the free gym after class.  

You’ll love it if … you’re studying at QUT Kelvin Grove.

3. Australian Homestay Network

Live like an Aussie and feel right at home with an Australian family through the Australian Homestay Network. You have the option of having your daily meals included or not, and sharing a room or having your own.

You’ll love it if … you’re keen to experience a real Australian family culture. 

4. PrecinQ

PrecinQ offers contemporary accommodation for students in the heart of Brisbane City. Enjoy the privacy of your own studio room and take advantage of their on-site café to study over coffee, breakfast, brunch or lunch. PrecinQ is a short stroll to fine dining at Eagle Street Pier and the City Reach Boardwalk.

You’ll love it if … you’re looking for a room with a view.

5. Genesis1

Transport options abound around Genesis1, modern student accommodation in Mount Gravatt. Here you’ll find share apartments with individual study spaces and access to common areas including an on-site pool and gym. They say they will even pick you up from the airport! 

You’ll love it if … you’re studying at Griffith University Nathan or Mt Gravatt campuses. 

6. Student One

Student One

Brisbane’s premium inner-city student accommodation provider, Student One, is in the city on Adelaide Street with plans to open a second residence on Wharf Street. Students will enjoy this inner-city location with access to shops, cafes, food and events. Single or share apartments available and the option to be collected or the airport if you pre-organise your accommodation before arriving.

You’ll love it if … you love the inner-city lifestyle.

7. The Salvation Army Toowong Student Residence

Have your own space in a single room at Toowong Student Residence. A place for students only, it’s just short walk from Toowong Shopping Village and trains, and includes meals for residents. 

You’ll love it if … you need a quick bus or ferry ride to city, South Bank and St Lucia campuses.

8. International House

International House is just that, with residents hailing from nearly 40 different countries. Based at The University of Queensland in St Lucia, it offers all meals and a safe and communal accommodation option. 

You’ll love it if … you study at the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus.

9. UniResort

Uni Resort

UniResort really lives up to its name. Along with your shared or private accommodation, you’ll have access to the outdoor resort including the pool, gym and basketball and tennis courts.  This student accommodation provider is in the southern Brisbane suburb of Mount Gravatt and is close to major shopping precinct Westfield Garden City.

You’ll love it if … you love a resort vibe and need to be close to Griffith University’s Nathan and Mount Gravatt campuses.

10. Urbanest

If you’re going to live and study in Brisbane, Urbanest at South Bank – the city’s riverside precinct near the CBD – is a brilliant way to do it. The accommodation spaces are colourful and quirky, and there are shared student apartments or single apartments, plus communal and study spaces.

You’ll love it if … you need to get to city and South Bank uni campuses within 15 minutes. 

11. Unilodge

Uni Lodge

Unilodge is home to more than 900 Brisbane students and has lodges across Brisbane City, South Bank, Kangaroo Point or St Lucia. The digs are modern and sleek, and are super convenient if you need to spend a lot of time at your campus. 

You’ll love it if … being super close to classes is a priority. 

12. Accommodation at Griffith

Keen to embrace the college experience? Or do you just love being close to the library? Griffith University Mount Gravatt and Nathan both offer flexible on-campus accommodation options. Choose to have meals included or take care of the cooking yourself. Also, you’ll never be late for class.

You’ll love it if … living on-campus is a must.  

13. Iglu Brisbane City

Iglu Brisbane City

If the inner city is where you feel most at home, Iglu Brisbane City is a top option. Live in a single or shared student apartment and have shops, cafes and restaurants at your doorstep. It’s on Mary St and is just two blocks from the Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Queen Street Mall and QUT Gardens Point Campus. 

You’ll love it if … the city is your playground and you want to be close to inner-city and South Bank University campuses. 

14. StudynStaySafe

StudynStaySafe is at Woolloongabba, on the city’s south, and has shared or single rooms. Living here gives  you direct access by bus to the city and South Bank, and the accommodation is just down the road from The Gabba, one of Brisbane’s premier sports stadiums, so you can catch a cricket or Australian rules football game.

You’ll love it if … you need to be close to Shafston College.

15. Raymont Lodge Residential College

Live at Auchenflower on Brisbane’s west side and make friends with heaps of other local and international students. Raymont Lodge offers individual rooms, and the accommodation includes three meals daily and access to student clubs and groups.

You’ll love it if … you need a quick bus or ferry ride to city, South Bank and St Lucia campuses.

Independent or share accommodation

16. Brisbane Student Housing

Brisbane Student Housing is a search engine for student accommodation and the official portal for international student housing in Brisbane. You’ll find everything from multi-share rooms to single ensuite apartments. 

Tip: Search by location proximity to the education institute and campus to find a room close to your area of study.

17. Domain

Domain is a local real estate portal where you can find apartments or rooms to rent independently.

Tip: Search by location to find accommodation close to your area of study.

18. Brisbane Gumtree

Find a room in a share house on Gumtree, Australia’s buy, swap and sell website. Sharing a house is great if you’re here for a short stay and don’t want the hassle of an official lease. Find out more about sharing a house in Brisbane

Tip: If you need to furnish your new room, you can also find second-hand furniture on Gumtree.

19. Realestate.com.au

Find independent accommodation across Brisbane using Australia’s biggest real estate portal.

Tip: Search by location to find accommodation close to your area of study.

20. Sun Brisbane

Check out the Sun Brisbane website if you’re looking for a room in a share house with locals or other international students. This is a self-service portal for renting rooms or finding share accommodation and has great multi-lingual options.

Tip: Rooms in outer Brisbane suburbs can be found here. 

Hostels and backpackers

21. Hostels.com

Make friends at Brisbane’s backpackers and hostels located across the city and surrounding suburbs. Hostels provide a place to sleep and lots of local knowledge when you first arrive in the city.

Tip: Great for a short-term stay while looking for permanent accommodation. 

22. Brisbane City YHA Hostel

When you arrive in Brisbane, check in to the YHA Hostel next to Roma Street Station for a warm welcome and information about the city.

Tip: Great for a short-term stay while looking for permanent accommodation. 

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