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All Sydney studio rooms (excluding twin share studios) feature 100GB of internet per month, rather than the 20GB in all other room types. So no matter which Sydney studio you choose, you’ll get the benefit of additional internet each month.

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urbanest South Bank only has a limited number of rooms available to book, so make sure you get in quickly so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to live at urbanest Souh Bank!

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Special Offers!

urbanest South Bank has special rates on offer for students at QUT and UQ. Contact the urbanest team today to find out which offers you may be applicable for!

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That’s right, you read correctly. From 1 January, 2018 all urbanest rooms in Adelaide will come with 100GB internet per month! Great locations, great people, great connections.

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Connect with urbanest

That’s right, you read correctly. From 1 January, 2018 all urbanest South Bank rooms will come with 100GB internet per month! Great locations, great people, great connections.

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Are you under 18?

If you are under 18 years of age, or a looking on behalf of a U18 student, please contact the team direct on enquiries@urbanest.com.au and our team can help find the best room type for you.

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If you are under 18 years of age, or a looking on behalf of a U18 student, please contact the team direct on enquiries@urbanest.com.au and our team can help find the best room type for you.

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Our cleanest offer yet!

Be one of the first 150 bookings for Semester Two, 2018 at our Adelaide properties and you won't pay for laundry for the duration of your contract. Hurry rooms are booking fast! Enter Code: AdLaundry when booking your room!

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New properties!

Melbourne, we're coming! Semester One 2019, will see more urbanest beds in Melbourne, with a brand new property, urbanest Swanston Street and an upgrade and new changes to urbanest Carlton!

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That’s right, you read correctly. From 1 January, 2019 all urbanest Adelaide and Brisbane rooms will come with unlimited internet per month! This means more movie streaming, more video calls home and less of you having to worry about your data limit.

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That’s right, you read correctly. From 1 January, 2019 all urbanest Melbourne and Sydney rooms will come with 100GB internet per month! This means more movie streaming, more video calls home and less worrying about your data limit.

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Swanston Street Promotion

Be one of the first students to book and quote promotional code EAT100DL and you will receive a $100 meal delivery gift card from Urbanest.

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Living with Flatmates and Communicating Effectively

One of the best parts about studying overseas is meeting new people and more often than not, your roommates will become your closest friends.

However, that doesn’t mean issues won’t arise from time to time. That’s why being able to communicate effectively is so important.

Here are some of our top tips for getting along with your roommates and ensuring you have a smooth living experience whilst living abroad:

Get to know them

Everyone is different and will react to situations differently. So take the time to get to know your roommates. Ask them plenty of questions and let each other know what your expectations are when it comes to living in the same accommodation.

Consider a cleaning schedule

What can often cause problems is someone pulling more of the load when it comes to cleaning. To ensure everyone is doing their share, a cleaning schedule can be a great idea. This is especially important when it comes to shared areas such as the kitchen and bathroom.

Respect each other’s privacy

While there are common areas that you can both enjoy hanging out in together, like the lounge room, everyone needs some time alone to unwind – a space that is entirely their own. It’s important to respect roommates’ area and possessions, so they have that sense of privacy. Of course, you should expect the same privacy from your roommates as well.

Let them know about visitors

Whilst living in Australia, you will probably make plenty of new friends. But it is important to remember to touch base with your roommates before inviting them over. You never know if they will be preparing for a big exam or assignment and need some quiet time to study.

Be Neutral

If you’re living with more than one roommate, even if you agree with one over the other it’s wise to avoid taking sides or treating one with greater preference. After all you want everyone to feel comfortable and get along with each other the same.

Remember studying overseas and living with roommates, can bring some of the greatest memories of your life. With a little effective communication you can make the experience a seamless one!

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