Student accommodation

Students can choose from a range of accommodation options when they study at SAIBT.


Students can learn more about the Australian culture by living with an Australian family.


Students can enjoy hassle-free style of living within a safe and secure environment

Student apartments

Live in fully furnished student apartments in the city centre close to SAIBT. Apartments include a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living/study area, air conditioning and heating.

Shared accommodation

Students have access to private and shared rental accommodation that is affordable and close to the city centre.

Students can choose from a range of accommodation options when they study at SAIBT.

Please note: International students who are under 18 years of age may only apply for Homeaway or homestay accommodation. For accommodation and guardianship fees click here.

To contact Accommodation Staff click here.

Homeaway I & II

Residence Accommodation for overseas students under 18 years of age

SAIBT in partnership with Homeaway, now has a purpose built environmentally friendly student residence available to students who are under 18 years of age and are studying a program with SAIBT.

Homeaway aims to provide a 'home away from home' for international students.

There are two Homeaway facilities,
Homeaway I located just 3 kilometres from the city centre of Adelaide and within close proximity to all major bus and tram transport services, a variety of food outlets, shopping centre, travel agent and medical centre.
Homeaway II is located on the city fringe parklands and a 5-10 minute tram ride to all facilities and the city centre.

Accommodating up to 32 students in single rooms, Homeaway is designed primarily for students who are here to complete their final years of schooling. Homeaway will be offering fully catered accommodation where meals and a weekly room clean (optional) is incorporated in a single fee.

Homeaway II also offering fully catered accommodation, accommodates 50 students mostly in single rooms, however, some twin share rooms are available.

To find out more click here.


Urbanest provides hassle-free living within a safe and secure environment so you can concentrate on the things that matter, the enjoyment and success of your studies.

Why Urbanest?

Location:In the heart of Adelaide city, located on North Terrace, and within easy walking distance or short tram ride to Eynesbury.

Broadband:Stay connected with reliable 24/7 broadband internet in every bedroom and social area.

Convenience:Easy and convenient Inclusive Packages that include utilities, internet connection & usage, contents insurance and furniture.

Safety & Security:State-of-the-art security with a team dedicated to making Urbanest North Terrace an exceptional place to live, study and socialise.

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Student apartments

Numerous student apartments are situated in the city centre close to SAIBT. These are generally fully furnished apartments that are only rented to students. Apartments include a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, air conditioning, living/study area and heating. Single, twin and double accommodation is available. Most apartments are available for a minimum term of 12 months and are available in one, two, four or six bedroom apartments.

Student apartment costs

Student apartments vary in cost from approximately A$200 to A$400 per week. Extra charges may apply for electricity, gas, internet access, telephone connection and laundry facilities.

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UniLodge Metro Adelaide


  • Furnished one or two bedroom student apartments
  • Each apartment has a separate bedroom, remote control flat screen television, carpet, telephone, security intercom, internet ready, dining table and chairs, study desk, chair and air-conditioning.
  • Kitchens have electric cook top stove. Microwave, range hood, fridge, sink.
  • Bathrooms equipped with vanity basin, mirror, shower, hand rail and toilet.
  • Safe, secure student apartment designed specifically for students academic and social needs.
  • Great indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.
  • Two central and convenient locations close to transport, shops and cafes.

Uni Lodge Ipad


  • Fully furnished studio apartments with ensuite bathrooms.
  • Balcony, reverse cycle air conditioning, microwave oven, hot plates, fridge, single or double bed, telephone line, broadband internet connection, flat screen wall mounted television, study desk and chair, lounge, coffee table, wardrobe and bedside table.
  • Ipad's onsite common facilities include a gymnasium, library, outdoor entertaining area, tutorial room, lounge room, bike storage facilities, 24 hour staff, secure smart card access and CCTV security cameras.
  • Fully equipped laundry facility with washing machines, clothes dryers, ironing boards and irons.

Find more details, please click here.

Student Hostels

Torrens Valley International Residence (Without Meals)


  • Single room occupancy.
  • Furniture and linen included.
  • Share kitchen and bathroom.
  • Lounge areas.
  • On site laundry.
  • Close to shopping centre, cinema.
  • 20 minute bus trip to campus.
  • Wireless internet $55 per month for unlimited download.


Homestays allow you to live with an Australian family. As a member of the host family, you will be introduced to Australian culture and have the chance to practice English in everyday situations to help you develop your language skills. Most host families are located within than 30 minutes by public transport from SAIBT. If you choose a homestay, you must stay for a minimum of five weeks. Homestays are also a good option if you need short-term accommodation while you look for an apartment or house to rent. You can settle into Adelaide quickly with the help of your host family, while you take your time to look for permanent accommodation.

Homestay part-board

Some homestays provide all of the above, except meals. Students are expected to purchase and prepare their own meals using the homestay kitchen facilities.. Part-board homestay costs A$150 per week.

Homestay costs

The cost of homestay is A$240 per week, which may include breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and all meals on weekends and holidays.

Private rental accommodation

Private rental accommodation, usually for six to 12 months can be organised after you arrive in Adelaide. Full details are available from the SAIBT Accommodation Office on campus.

Temporary accommodation

Temporary accommodation is available in the form of a share dormitory, hostel or hotel, which you pay for on arrival.

We can help you find short-term accommodation for your parents or family if they come with you to Adelaide.