(Melbourne Hostel) is so small and awfully expensive. I've been living here for about 6 months and so far it has been the worst experience. people get so sensitive if you make loud noises because there is so many rooms in one floor that you can hear people talking from other rooms.
I've gotten so many noise complains just because i was calling my friend and vacuuming at 10 pm during the holidays. I don't recommend anyone moving in (Melbourne Hostel) carlton.
Any of these "branded" student accommodation apartments centred around Melbourne are horrendously expensive and frankly a nightmare to live in. You get a tiny room that can barely fit a single bed and a small desk; a bathroom that is smaller than your average wardrobe; and most don't have Air-conditioning.
The reason they cost so much is because the location of the apartments allow these companies to prey on 1st year international students who have just moved to Aus. and have no clue about the local rental market. The majority of 1st year students who do stay in these types of places move out by their 2nd year (once the lease expires).
By all means take up a short term lease (try and get a 3 or 6 month term). Once you get settled and work out the logistics of the local rental application process; have a look at share houses (make some friends in the same boat as you and rent a 2-3 bedroom house together).
I suggest North Melbourne, Carlton or Fitzroy (Parkville or the CBD are probably too expensive). My mates found a 3 bedroom place that is 5 minutes walk from Melbourne Uni for 500 p/w. (165 approx. each) They also stayed in homestay when they first came to Aus for 4 weeks which gave them the time to find out about the rental market and hostels and learn the transport system.
Thank you for asking me. I have a good life with this family, and I will leave on December 11th.
I love everyone in my homestay, they are very good to me. They treat me just
like their daughter, thank you for them and also thank you for helping me to
send invoice every month.
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Choose to live in a homestay is a wise choice for most of the student who just arrived in Australia. It helps me to quickly get involve into the original life in Australia and get to know the life skills and knowledge about local surroundings.
I do appreciate my homestay family because they treat my very well and I do enjoy the time with them. Indeed I improve my English and learn a lot from my host family. It's more like a family to me rather just a place to live. Thanks for the time we stay together. And I m sure we will have more nice memory in the future! Thanks!
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> On 20 Nov 2016, at 10:12 PM, Homestay Australia <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Actually, I have a really good time when I live in homestay. My host is very nice to me, and she has taken care of me very well. We often have communications together, which improves my speaking ability. I appreciate her very much.
Date: Tue, 1/20/2015 10:18:21 AM
25 prcey st's brunswick. Joan is a nice lady . It is a good homestay
My homestay is really good ,I very enjoy the time with my homestay,the only problem is that it is far from my university, so i have to choice moving out.
Thank you for asking.
I think it's all right,and the landlady cooked many kinds of food,the room is clean,and it's quite.
My home stay is very kind to me,if my friend do not told me joint rent with him I still want to live this home stay.
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Thanks for providing a homestay to me and I had a good time within this year. Everything is good.
Hi,I'm Muci Zhang.Thanks for your reply!
My first month in homestay was perfect~The lady (Maria Smith) in the homestay was so friendly and kindhearted.She provided all the things I need and take good care of me.I'm really appreciate to have an opportunity to stay with such a good housewife!
Wel,my homestay hosts are very kind persons. I am happy with them.Thank you!
I had a really good time with my homestay last month and they are really nice and kind people!!! They took good care of me, took me to amazing places and really cared about me. Thank you for finding me such a wonderful family!
I think that house is so nice and hosts are very kind. That is really helpful for me to get used to the Australia life. However, I felt so longly because I had no roommate there, more importantly that area is so quiet, and it is not easy to have fun by public transportation for that location. Sometimes, I backed home, hosts were not at home leaving me facing that empty house and empty outside world which made me so sad. If the transportation is more convenient or if I could have roommates, my homestay experience will be perfect.
It was great! The
family was great with me. They are lovely and very attentive. When I come back
to Australia, sure they will be my host family again!
I would like to thank you and all the Homestay team for allowing me to live my dream of visiting Australia.
De Pāmela Galo da Silva -
My time in a homestay was very good. It was a pleasure to stay with Amy's family. They are confident, respectful, honest and help me for much informations. I recommend Amy for everyone.
I am very happy in this homestay， Teresa is a wonderful woman. I hope that she would be fine when I move out. Thanks for your efforts.
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Living in a homestay is a good choice to practice English. They are very kind to
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I might change my university, which is far away from my homestay now. So I would like to move out to that place, so I am going to move out at 17th, July. I really enjoy the time I lived in my homestay, Katie and Stan are the best homestay parents I have met. In addition, thanks for you help and patient. I will choose homestay Australian again if I have chance. Thank you very much.
In homestay these days I am very happy, I very like this family, they are very good to me, when I was ill will to take me to the hospital, every day there are delicious food, various aspects to meet the needs of my life. Thank you very much for they are the four months to my care.
My homestay was the best homestay ever. Delicious food . Good location. Comfortable .They're really nice . They made me practice my English with them . They always talked to me to practice it was really good and I learned too many things from them .
JUAN JOSE RANGEL
Yea my homestay
mother her name is Loris she is very very good people teach me homework talk
with me when I have bad mood and father is Frank he is a
Sincere man when I have to move he just want to help me . I give this homestay 100%point and support
They are nice people~
Yeah, it was a great time. I am happy to live with them. They are kind to me, just like a family.
Dear Cathy It is really good! I had happy time with homestay Australia. Thank you! Kind Regards
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When I in homestay, my homestay owner taught me a lot and cooked very delicious food for me. I spend very happy time in homestay, thanks a lot!
Hi Homestay Australia PL,
This homestay family is fo nice, the food is very delicious! I had a wonderful time here.
the home stay was a very good family and kind but there is small bad thing ( not near to swinburne uni)
thank you very much for helping me.
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It was perfect. My hosts are adorable.
Hi, I'm glad spend the time with homestay Australia. Thanks for your caring for me.
That was excellent, everything is fine.
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Hi,i think my home stay family is very good ,i will recommend your company to my friends and family
My homestay is very responsible and helpful with my living and studies, I had a very good time with them.
Thank you for taking care of me.
I love my homestay parents very much , I feel lucky to stay with all of them.
Everything is good,including the food,the people,and the room.
It' good for me to live in this homestay.
Lina is kindful person and I'm happy to live in their home.
Living in this Homestay is wonderful. They take good care of me and tread me really like their daughter. I think I am really lucky to have such a great Homestay.