Canberra, capital of Australia is not a huge city like Sydney, therefore it is not as easy as pie to find an accommodation even if with a good research you could find the type of accommodation that suits you best.
In Canberra, it is possible to stay in hotels, self contained apartments as well as in “backpackers”, hosting numerous young people from all over the world.
As in “backpackers”, you can find accommodation allowing you to enjoy the blend of culture by meeting new people.
Main suburbs in Canberra:
Central Suburbs: Canberra Central, Woden Valley, Belconnen
Western Suburbs: Molonglo Valley
North Surburbs: Majura, Gunghalin
South suburbs: Weston Creek, Tuggeranong, Jerrabomberra
Most of students try to find an accommodation in a shared flat/house because it is cheaper than renting an entire place.
To find the suitable accommodation for you in Canberra you can use the following websites:
– Gumtree => Very famous in Australia, you can find everything you need in this website, not only for the accomodation.
You will have plenty of offers in Gumtree which makes it really useful for you to find what you want, you can even chose the suburb that suits you best.
– Flatmates / EasyRoommate => These websites focus only on shared accommodation, you can add or remove some details to make the search more accurate and suitable for you (Private/Shared room, price, suburb, furnished/unfurnished, etc..).
Even if these website are really reliable, we highly recommend you to visit places before booking something, just to avoid any surprise.
The best thing to do is to come in the City directly, to book first an hotel or a backpacker and then do some visits to take the good decision for your accommodation.