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Accomodation 3 month

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Accomodation 3 month

Hi,

Would it better or cheaper to rent an apartment than stay in hostels for a 3 month period in melbourne or anywhere in Australia for that matter?

Thnaks

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1. Re: Accomodation 3 month

You would be very lucky to find an agent that would give you a three month lease in Melbourne. The usual minimum is 6 or 12 months.

Then you have to go to all the expense of getting set up. Even in a furnished apartment or a share house you would need to provide your own linen, kitchen appliances, cutlery, crockery, towels etc. You could pick all these up at charity shops like Vinnies and Savers but it's still a lot of trouble and expense for 12 weeks. Stay in the hostel!

Happy travels.

Edited: 24 December 2011, 04:26
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2. Re: Accomodation 3 month

Thank You for the suggestion

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3. Re: Accomodation 3 month

Hi

You can try a short term rental agent such as Corporate Keys. From memory they can arrange 2-3 month fully furnished apartments. Most located in or near the City centre.

Hope that helps.

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4. Re: Accomodation 3 month

Corporate Keys and similar companies do indeed provide short term apartment accommodation however as the name implies they are geared more towards the corporate (read luxury) market and you will find that they don't come cheap. I would be very surprised if you could find anything less expensive than a hostel but good luck in your search.

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5. Re: Accomodation 3 month

Anyone know maybe if the travellers aid centre would do flat-sharing?

I know in Sydney flat-shares seem to be more common.

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6. Re: Accomodation 3 month

Try this site m.gumtree.com.au/f…

You may get lucky but most people who are looking for flatmates want someone who is permanent.

Travelers aid only provide assistance in emergencies. They don't find accommodation.

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7. Re: Accomodation 3 month

There are 90-day apartments available from Corporate Keys or Corporate Housing. My vote goes to the latter though in terms of customer service.

Edited: 03 January 2012, 10:21
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8. Re: Accomodation 3 month

there are fully furnished flats, or apts, in the age newspaper on a sat usually. or look at stayz in a area you would like to stay ie middle park by the beach, or in the city or even in fitzroy-- often can negotiate for 3 month period as far as the rent goes and these places provide everything--stayz is a wesite with lots of options

Edited: 16 January 2012, 10:04
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