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, private share-housing, etc. You can view these under the location headings below.

Please note that the listed accommodation options have not been endorsed by Southern Cross University.


Property Description Cost
Coolangatta YHA bed & breakfast Dorm rooms and private rooms from $26 per night

Bilavista Apartments

1 and 2 bedroom apartments.
15% discount for SCU students when booked through their student bookings portal.

from $65 per night

Golden Shores Airport Motel Directly opposite Gold Coast Airport/SCU campus.
Free Wi-Fi. Weekly rates also available.
Phone bookings receive 10% discount.
from $70 per night
Bilinga Beach Motel

10% discount if reservation made directly with the hotel. Subject to availability.

Just 2.3km from Campus.

Located directly on the beach and offers a range of accommodation options from standard motel rooms to 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Free Wi-Fi. Pool, BBQ areas and laundry facilities available for guests.

from $95 per night
Bed and Breakfast

1single and 1 twin rooms available in private home, own bathroom, own tv lounge, bbq area, off street parking. All inclusive. Close to public transport. Breakfast included. Banora Point.

Suitable short term accommodation for students, while looking for more permanent accommodation.

Banora Point.

$30 per night
Komune Resort

Share rooms

from $35 per night


Property Description Cost
Campus Living Villages Lismore
- Short-stay

Single rooms (with or without linen),
per week rate available
From $60 per night
From $280 per week
Contact for group pricing
Wilson's College Minimum 1 week stay From $137 per week
(plus a cleaning fee
and 1 week bond)
Melville House Bed and Breakfast Single and twin rooms From $50 per night
The Edge Guest Rooms Single and twin share from $45 per night
Halls Country Cottages 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom cottages from $80 per night
Annie's Place Bed & Breakfast Call Annie to book (02) 66 295 285 call for student specials

E Street Guest House

Dorm, Twins, Doubles rooms available From $25 per night


Property Description Cost

Banana Coast Caravan Park

varied prices for camping, caravans and deluxe


standard cabins
from $58 per night

Hotel Formulae 1 Motel rooms from $59 per night
Plantation Hotel Backpackers Shared or private rooms.
Dinner included at a $5/$10 per night
from $23 per night
YHA Backpacker and Youth Hostel Shared and private rooms from $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


Property Description Cost
Base Backpacker Brisbane Central Hostel

Dorm rooms and private rooms

from $22p/n (share)
from $35p/n (private)

Close to Airport/CBD, own bathroom

Private room with own bathroom. Tea and coffee, light breakfast provided on request. $45p/n no minimum nights. $10 cleaning fee at end of stay.

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.

Other short stay accommodation websites