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Hi everyone

I am going to be arriving in Adelaide towards the end of September and am struggling to find affordable accommodation for 1 person.

Can anyone recommend furnished accommodation for a couple of weeks to start out? Have scoured the net so aware of most places - but most are accommodating 2 people upwards and REALLY expensive.

Looking at coastal suburbs of Semaphore, Glenelg, Grange etc and the city centre would be good too. Anyone have any thoughts...suggestions?

Many Thanks ~ Aloevera :thumbdown:

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Hi everyone

I am going to be arriving in Adelaide towards the end of September and am struggling to find affordable accommodation for 1 person.

Can anyone recommend furnished accommodation for a couple of weeks to start out? Have scoured the net so aware of most places - but most are accommodating 2 people upwards and REALLY expensive.

Looking at coastal suburbs of Semaphore, Glenelg, Grange etc and the city centre would be good too. Anyone have any thoughts...suggestions?

Many Thanks ~ Aloevera B)

Try The South Australian Country Women's Association. Google for details - click on accommodation on the main menu bar for accommodation options. Very reasonably priced.

Situated in the eastern parklands on the eastern side of the city fringe and within walking dsitance of the CBD.

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Try The South Australian Country Women's Association. Google for details - click on accommodation on the main menu bar for accommodation options. Very reasonably priced.

Situated in the eastern parklands on the eastern side of the city fringe and within walking dsitance of the CBD.

Thanks MannyT ~ I've mailed them for their tariffs.

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Wow Manny that's a really good tip. Even I didn't know that one :ilikeit:.

Aloevera, it would make it a lot easier for people to reply if you define what affordable means to you. How much would you be happy to pay and what is the absolute limit? Remember those of us who are here are use to the prices and what we think is reasonable may not at all be what you think is. You are unfortunately also looking in very expensive suburbs. How do you feel about staying in a hostel? Marius (my husband) stayed in one in Glenelg for a while and found it great. You may have to share a room, but sometimes you can get single rooms as well.

We can't tell how old you are or whether you are male or female from your post, so it's a bit hard what to suggest next. Also where will you be working and will you have a car or have to rely on public transport?

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Hi There

Got the following from the "meet and greet" people and thought it might prove helpful:

Please note - We regret to advise you that On Arrival Public Accommodation Service is no longer available for newly arriving migrants. The termination of this Service is effective as of 1 July 2010 and accordingly we are no longer taking applications for On Arrival Public Accommodation.

For the time being and until Immigration SA's new Arrival Accommodation Service is implemented, it is your responsibility to arrange private accommodation. Attached below is a factsheet with information on the range of accommodation available in South Australia. Immigration SA understands that it is difficult for new migrants, finding private accommodation from overseas. Therefore many new migrants stay at short term private accommodation such as hotel, and hostel for short while and organise for their long term accommodation. In addition to the attached Short Term Accommodation Fact Sheet to assist you the following links may also assist you in your search for appropriate private accommodation:

http://www.southaustralia.com/

http://www.visitadelaide.com.au/

http://www.sacentral.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm

http://www.propertyview.com.au/

http://www.adelaidedresscircle.com.au/

http://www.savillesuites.com/

http://www.adelaideapartments.com.au/

http://www.parks-sa.com.au/indadel.html

http://www.baybeachfront.com.au/

http://www.adelaidegranada.com.au/

http://www.accommodationadelaide.com.au/

http://www.corfuaccommodation.on.net/

http://www.hotel.com.au/Adelaide/

http://www.rent-a-home.com.au/

http://www.apartmentsadelaide.com.au/

http://www.wotif.com/

http://www.cityrealty.com.au/

http://www.adelaideregent.com.au/

http://www.norwoodapartments.com.au/

http://www.totaltravel.com.au/travel/sa/ad...irectory/motels

http://www.adelaidesorrentomeridien.com.au/

http://www.stgeorgeapartments.com.au/

http://www.midwayapartments.com.au/

http://www.franklinapartments.com.au/

http://www.kprentalsinoz.com

http://holiday.domain.com.au/?s_rid=DomainFooter:Holiday:Tab

http://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/sa

Shared Accommodation:

http://www.realestate.com.au/realestate/sa...e+accommodation

http://adelaide.gumtree.com.au/f-Unit-Hous...W0QQCatIdZ18294

Budget Accommodation:

http://www.travellerspoint.com/budget-acco...on-en-ci-7.html

http://www.hostels.com/en/au.sa.ad.html

Have a good one!

NicciG

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Excellent links Nikki. I just have to add - they could have checked the language in the letter! Geez, they want people to pass the IELTS and then can't write English themselves!!! Sorry, just had to get that off my chest. I'm a Grammar Nazi *blush*

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Excellent links Nikki. I just have to add - they could have checked the language in the letter! Geez, they want people to pass the IELTS and then can't write English themselves!!! Sorry, just had to get that off my chest. I'm a Grammar Nazi *blush*

Hi there NicciG & Annette

Thank you so much for your replies - and yeah MannyT's suggestion is a good one that I will consider - I contacted SACWA and they charge $80 per night for a single room with own bathroom, this rate includes breakfast. NicciG's list is also a great one! I have contacted a number of places mentioned on it already and will continue to make my way through the list.

Annette to answer your question I am female and in my late 30's...sooo I could stay at a hostel if it comes to that...but I would prefer to have my own space :whome:

The cheapest accommodation I have come across so far is a furnished 2 bedroom apartment in West Beach for $450 and a 2 bedroom apartment at Largs Bay for $550 these are prices quoted for 3 months stay ( I have a feeling that I won't get better than this). I wonder if one will pay that much less for a studio or one bedroom apartment as I really have no need for a 2nd bedroom - I find that most accommodation advertised caters for families or more than 2 people so it's difficult to find furnished studios or one bedroom apartments? If you know of any please let me know!?

Most of the other places I have contacted range betw $700 to over a $900. I guess because I have been hanging out all this time for OAA for say under $200 a week these prices are a bit of a shock - I will also be looking for a job so my period of unemployment is uncertain and this makes the prices even more scary! I'll be reliant on public transport as well so places close to the city and transport are best at this stage.

Any more suggestions or ideas are most welcome ~ Thanks

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The cheapest accommodation I have come across so far is a furnished 2 bedroom apartment in West Beach for $450 and a 2 bedroom apartment at Largs Bay for $550 these are prices quoted for 3 months stay ( I have a feeling that I won't get better than this).

Going rate for a room to share is about 100-150 Aus$ per week.

Look at gumtree as well.

Search 4 Hosanna International College, they have dormatory type of rooms to rent.

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Going rate for a room to share is about 100-150 Aus$ per week.

Look at gumtree as well.

Search 4 Hosanna International College, they have dormatory type of rooms to rent.

Thanks Hermanpaw - shared accommodation however is not an option for me right now would prefer to have my own space. I wonder though as a matter of interest would non-students be able to rent at the Hosanna International College? Reason I ask is because I have come across some furnished studio units in the city centre for $275 a week that don't look bad at all...it's called student accommodation though and so I thought only for students? Does anyone know anything about these units perhaps?

Yeah...and gumtree I don't trust at all unfortunately...

Thanks though :blink:

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Quick update....

We've booked a Deluxe Cabin at Woodcroft Park for a month and their prices are by far the cheapest. ($484 per week, $100 booking deposit and security bond of 4 weeks - bond and booking deposit refundable upon departure)

Accommodation is very basic but clean and neat (so it seems on their website), 30-40 minutes from Adelaide CBD but in my opinion quite affordable compared to the likes of Adelaide Shores ($105 per day and $10-20 additional per child).

The Woodcroft staff seems to be on the ball, they've communicated clearly and promptly - should be a good indication of their general service and facilities.

Worth looking into............

Neville

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We used Roo Rentals... great houses, cosy and homely with everything that you could need!!

www.roorentals.com.au

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