21 places to find student accommodation in Brisbane - Choose Brisbane


21 places to find student accommodation in Brisbane

Looking for your new home-away-from-home for your semester abroad 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.

Brisbane Student Accommodation

Student-specific accommodation

1. Scape Toowong

Scape Toowong

Scape Toowong is Scape’s brand new Brisbane student accommodation building, located in the picturesque riverside area of Toowong. Scape Toowong is located close to Brisbane’s best universities with UQ’s St Lucia campus only a short bus ride away on Scape’s dedicated shuttle service. There are an abundance of cafes, restaurants, shops and other amenities nearby making it the perfect choice for Brisbane’s students. Scape Toowong has a great mix of shared and private apartment options, multiple social communal spaces including rooftop area and cinema, 24/7 private gym and plenty of study spaces, and offers students a full events program and support from a 24/7 Scape team on hand. 

You’ll love it if … you’re looking for unbeatable views of the city and Brisbane river, and you love a social and welcoming student community and lifestyle. 

2. Student One

Student One

Brisbane’s premium inner-city student accommodation provider, Student One is in the city with three locations on Adelaide St, Wharf St and Elizabeth St. 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 at the airport if you pre-organise your accommodation before arriving.

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

3. 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 City Botanic 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. 

4. Iglu Kelvin Grove

Iglu Kelvin Grove

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.

5. 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 fantastic facilities including an onsite gym, games room, pay-per-wash laundry, iMac zone and outdoor courtyard with barbecues.

Living in the riverside suburb of South Brisbane, you'll be opposite South Bank train station and busway, within walking distance of QUT, a bus ride to UQ and on the doorstep of SBIT.

It's a short stroll to restaurants and cafes, South Bank Parklands, Streets Beach, the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art and the State Library of Queensland plus the CBD’s Queen Street Mall is just over the river.

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

6. Atira Student Living

The Pad

Conveniently located in Woolloongabba and South Bank, Atira's student residences offer budget to premium accommodation with 24-hour onsite support and all the utilities.

You'll love it if ... you want to be surrounded by restaurants, cool bars and suburban culture.

7. Scape South Bank

Scape Accommodation

Luxury is a necessity at this premium student accommodation at South Bank, Brisbane. Choose from large, medium or standard studios and enjoy the gym, cinema screen, outdoor terrace, games room or social hubs in your spare time. Make the most of your student experience and get involved in Scape’s full events program, sharpen your skills and get career ready with workshops and networking opportunities, and make lifelong friendships with like-minded students.

You'll love it if ... you like a big bed and space to yourself.

8. UniLodge


UniLodge is home to more than 1700 Brisbane students and has lodges across 11 locations including Brisbane City, South Bank, Kelvin Grove, 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. 

9. 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. 

10. 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'll even pick you up from the airport! 

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

11. Live UQ

Live at one of 10 colleges home to 3000 students at the University of Queensland St Lucia campus. UQ's residential colleges offer fully catered accommodation, supportive staff, peer group support, sporting, cultural and social activities, and access to college scholarships, prizes and bursaries.

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

12. 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.

13. 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.  

14. Raymont Residential College

Live at Auchenflower on Brisbane’s westside 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


15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. Flatmates.com.au

Flatmates.com.au is easily one of the most useful tools for those looking to move into a sharehouse. The search function allows you to filter by suburb, price and room specifications (furnished or unfurnished), and provides a simple and easy to use platform to connect with potential housemates.

Tip: Subscribe to receive alerts from the website that align with what you're searching for so you don't miss a thing!

19. Air BnB

While this may not be the most affordable option, Air BnB will keep a roof over your head while you're looking for something more permanent. Similar to Flatmates, the search function allows you to filter by suburb, price and more, so you can find somewhere to stay close to your instituion.

Tip: Use the search filter functions to help you narrow down the most affordable and convenient location for your needs.

Hostels and backpackers

20. 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.

21. Brisbane Hostels on Booking.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. 

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