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.

There are also other Short Stay options available from external websites, such as


Coolangatta YHA bed & breakfastDorm rooms and private rooms from $31 per night

Coolangatta Sands Hostel

Share 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)

Komune Resort

Share rooms

from $35 per night

Homestay Bed & Breakfast

Laura Street, Banora Point
6km from the Gold Coast campus. 
Single rooms including breakfast and laundry.
Free airport pick-up and drop-off.
Bus at door. Weekly discounts available.

Call Anne on 07 5524 1454
or email

$35 per night (private)
including breakfast

Sunset Strip

Single rooms. Weekly discounts available

from $55 per night

Modern House by the Beach #1

Modern House by the Beach #2

B&B style rooms at Tugun, near the beach.

Book online (links to the left)

Contact Meryl 0400 108 579 or email

$60 per night (private) including breakfast

Kirra Beach Tourist Park

Lodging and 2 bedroom villas.

10 Charlotte Street, Kirra (200m to SCU, 300m to Kirra Beach)

from $61 per night

Coolangatta Ocean View Motel

Standard motel rooms

from $70 per night

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

Bilinga Beach Motel

Standard motel room

from $99 per night

Blue Pelican Motel

Motel 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


Campus Living Villages Lismore 
- Short-stay

Single rooms (with or without linen),
per week rate available
From $50 per night
From $200 per week
Wilson's CollegeMinimum 1 week stay$137 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
Lismore Lakes Holiday ParkVarious camping sites and cabins availablecall (02) 6621 2585


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


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.