Short-term accommodation options, Brisbane

Published date: September 2023

If you are new to Brisbane or between rental agreements, you may need to find temporary accommodation. Due to tightening rental markets across Queensland, the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) reminds renters to take extra care when searching for a longer-term rental property.

The following list is not exhaustive but may assist you in securing short-term accommodation. Prices are correct at the time of listing (Sept 2023). You should check each provider’s website and contact them directly to determine the suitability of their accommodation prior to booking. Also be sure to check each location and nearby transport options.

The accommodation providers below are listed as an information source only, and are in no way endorsed or recommended by the Griffith University’s Postgraduate Student Association or by Griffith University.

Temporary accommodation

The Lodge, AnnerleyThe Lodge Annerley brings together people of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds and professions under one roof.

• Rooms include: a queen, double or single bed, fridge, microwave, smart TV, wardrobe and desk.
• Shared areas include the living and dining rooms, decks, gardens, carpark, kitchens and bathrooms.
• Rooms from $130–250/week, plus 4 weeks’ bond.

View The Lodge, Annerley website here.

Avon Lodge, Spring Hill
Avon Lodge, Spring Hill offers hostel accommodation – furnished single rooms with TV, fridge and wifi. Rooms have a minimum stay of 4 weeks and are $230/week, plus 2 weeks’ bond.

Find more information on Avon Lodge, Spring Hill here.
Boribista Student Accommodation, South BrisbaneBoribista Student Accommodation offers short-term (min. 1 week) and long-term (min. 3 month) student accommodation.

• There are 15 modern rooms with 2 shared bathrooms, 2 separate toiles, kitchen, lounge and study area, and internet.
• Prices from $190/week to $280/week depending on duration of stay.

See more information on Boribista Student Accommodation here.
Ingenia Rental in Durack and Eight Mile PlainsOptions for short-term or long-term residents. New condos include full kitchen, internal laundry space, sound proofing, insulation, air conditioning, undercover carport, and lockable storage.

• One-bedroom condo $370/week, two-bedroom $400/week.
• Self-contained one- and two-bedroom cabins, relocatable homes and caravans are also available.
• Quick approval, community pools, and onsite management team. Small pets are welcome (subject to approval).

See more information on Durack here.
See more information on Eight Mile Plains here.
Brisbane Holiday Village, Eight Mile PlainsVillas are available short- or long-term for students, singles or couples.

• One-bedroom short-term cabins from $325/week partly-furnished.
• Two-bedroom premium cabin from $400/week.
• Camping facilities are also available.

See more information on Brisbane Holiday Village, Eight Mile Plains here.
Brisbane Gateway ResortBrisbane Gateway Resort offers modern cabin accommodation, spacious caravan sites, and amenities including a large swimming pool, tennis court, playground, BBQs and free wi-fi. Long-term furnished rental homes are sometimes available for 12-month terms.

See more on the Brisbane Gateway Resort here.
Sunnybank Hills Caravan ParkSunnybank Hills Caravan Park offers a range of budget caravans, modern cabins and mobile homes for rental on a permanent basis (min. 3 months) and a limited selection of short-term accommodation.

• Caravans from $170/week.
• Cabins from $200/week.
• Management onsite 24/7 and onsite convenience store open 7 days.

See more information on Sunnybank Hills Caravan Park here.
Tuscany House, Spring HillOffers dorm single, twin, double, triple and family accommodation with security, off-street parking, wifi, barbecue area, TVs, and 24-hour check-in. Some rooms are air conditioned.

• Single rooms from $305/week.
• Family from $400/week.
• Apartments from $420/week.

See more information on Tuscany House, Spring Hill here.
Fleet Lane Apartments, South BrisbaneOffers overnight and long-term rental accommodation.

• Long-term 1-bedroom apartments from $400/week.
• 2-bedroom from $500/week.
• 3-bedroom from $670/week.

Fleet Lane offers spectacular city views and access to the large roof top terrace including spa, sun lounges, shaded barbeques and dining areas, and zen garden.

See more information on Fleet Lane Apartments, South Brisbane here.
Australian Homestay Network – BrisbaneOffers a range of homestay packages to suit different needs and budgets, including packages with no, some, or all meals included. Packages prices include internet access, laundry facilities and utilities.

Students are placed based on preferences and availability of matching hosts with regard to proximity to their place of study. Applications received well in advance are recommended.

• Shared room from $230/week.
• Private room from $260/week. 
Please note: both options incur a one-off matching fee.

See more information on Australian Homestay Network, Brisbane here.
Study VisionHomestay is available for domestic and international students who want to live in a family environment.

Students and other guests are usually provided access to a furnished bedroom, meals and facilities such as the laundry and other common areas of the home. Includes a furnished bedroom, bed linen, internet, and utilities. Study Vision may also be able to assist with applying for shared student accommodation.

• Twinshare homestay with some meals from $280/week.
• Private room with some meals from $315/week.
Please note: both placement options incur a fee.

See more information on Study Vision homestay, here.

Or, conduct your own search

You may also like to use the following sites to conduct your own search for short or long-term accommodation.

Visit Brisbane – AccommodationSearch a range of providers offering backpacker and hostel options, motel rooms, and self-contained units.

See more information here. is the largest marketplace for student accommodation in the world, listing more than 1 million beds in over 400 cities worldwide. We offer a wide range of rooms in purpose built student accommodation.

See more information on here.
Flatmate FindersFlatmate Finders is Australia’s largest flatmate matching service, with 12,000 homes and flatmates available, plus 3,000 new listings weekly.

See more information on Flatmate Finders here. is a peer-to-peer listing site for those looking for shared homes or those looking for a flatmate. Create a listing, search and connect.

See more information on here.

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