Short Stay Accommodation

Many international and some domestic students require short stay accommodation for a variety of reasons. Some students from overseas or interstate need temporary accommodation when they arrive, until they find something more permanent. In addition, some distance education students are required to attend on-campus residential sessions for up to 2 weeks for their chosen units of study, and many will require short term accommodation during this period.

The SCU Accommodation Service has put together a list of external short stay options including: motels; bed & breakfasts; hostels etc. You can view these under the location headings below.


Coolangatta YHA bed & breakfastDorm rooms and private rooms from $31 per night
Bilinga Beach MotelStandard motel roomfrom $99 per night
Blue Pelican MotelMotel rooms, various. (North Tweed Heads, opposite Riverside, 3.4km from Beachside) Free WiFi. Short walk to beach, river, hospital, shops etc. Public buses stop out front.

from $99 per night, weekly rates

Coolangatta Ocean View MotelStandard motel rooms from $70 per night
Coolangatta Sands HostelShare rooms or private rooms. Free breakfast.
Ask about reduced weekly rates. Free airport pickup and drop-off.
from $26p/n (share)
from $80p/n (private)
Homestay Bed & BreakfastLaura Street, Banora Point
(4km from Riverside, 6km from Beachside).
Call Anne on 07 5524 1454
or email
$35 per night
including breakfast
Golden Shores Airport MotelDirectly opposite Gold Coast Airport/SCU campus.
Free Wi-Fi. Weekly rates also available.
Phone bookings receive 10% discount.
from $70 per night
Kirra Beach Tourist Park Lodging and 2 bedroom villas.

10 Charlotte Street, Kirra

 (200mtr to Beachside, 300mtr to Kirra Beach)
from $61 per night
Komune ResortShare roomsfrom $35 per night
Sunset StripSingle rooms. Weekly discounts availablefrom $55 per night


Campus Living Villages Lismore 
- Short-stay

Single rooms (with or without linen), per week rate availableFrom $50 per night
From $200 per week
Wilsons CollegeMinimum 1 week stay$135 per week
(plus $25 cleaning fee
and 1 week bond)
Melville House Bed and BreakfastSingle and twin roomsFrom $50 per night
The Edge Guest RoomsSingle and twin share from $45 per night
Invercauld HouseCall for Orientation and Graduation specials             call (02) 6620 3653
Halls Country Cottages1 bedroom and 2 bedroom cottages from $80 per night
Annie's Place Bed & BreakfastCall Annie to book (02) 66 295 285call for student specials


Property DescriptionCost

Banana Coast Caravan Park

varied prices for camping, caravans and deluxe 


standard cabins
from $58 per night

Hotel Formulae 1Motel roomsfrom $59 per night
Plantation Hotel BackpackersShared or private rooms.
Dinner included at a $5/$10 per night
from $23 per night
YHA Backpacker and Youth HostelShared and private roomsfrom $24.50 per night       
Hawaiian Sands Motor Inn    17 motel style units across road from Park beach. 

Close to National Marine Science Centre
and 10min to SCU Coffs Harbour campus.
Bus stops out the front.
Free wireless internet included in all deals.

from $50 per night

UniStays Short Stay Listings:

Some UniStays Accommodation Providers have indicated they are willing to negotiate short stay arrangements, and a few will advertise their accommodation for short stays only.

Please be aware that students and accommodation providers need to negotiate their own short stay arrangements. Please read the terms and conditions of this service for more information.