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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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Hurry! Rooms booking fast

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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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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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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Should you feel like you’re missing something, we offer special packages called urbanextras – add-ons to your all-inclusive rent package, just to make your stay that little bit more comfortable. Check with your urbanest property for pricing.

  • Kitchen pack

    Kit out your kitchen before you arrive with a pack that includes all the essentials: a glass, cup, plate, bowl, chopping board, side plate, cutlery, cooking utensils, saucepan, can opener, sharp knife, fry pan and stock pot.

  • Linen pack

    Make your room even more comfortable before you arrive with a linen pack that includes: a quilt (duvet), pillow (and of course, a pillow case!), fitted sheet, hand towel and bath towel.

  • Internet

    At urbanest, we ensure residents get plenty of reliable and fast internet; at least 20GB of broadband data per month in our all-inclusive package. Data can easily be topped-up via the BigAir’s website. Click here for details on pricing.

Resources for Residents

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  • House Rules
  • Insurance Policies
  • Forms
  • Helpful Information

House Rules
These Rules are a supplement to the Rooming Accommodation Agreement which you will sign before staying at urbanest. They provide information about our standards and procedures for you and your neighbours.

Fees and Charges Schedule
We understand that accidents happen but intentional damage to urbanest property will result in a charge. If anything in your apartment is damaged and no one takes responsibility, a charge will be made equally to all residents in your apartment. However you have sole responsibility for the upkeep of your room.

For insurance questions or claims, please contact our insurance broker:

Carly Harkins, Account Executive, Corporate Risks
Willis Tower Watson
Phone: +61 2 9285 4157
Email: au_claimsadmin@willis.com
or carly.harkins@willistowerwatson.com

For insurance information, please see the forms below or contact Reception.

Interested in a short stay at urbanest?

We have limited availability at urbanest South Bank and urbanest Sydney Central.  Email us to find out more today.

Room Types

Typical Twin Ensuite Room in 8 person apartment at Sydney Central


Typical Single Ensuite Room in 6 person apartment at South Bank

Typical Studio with Double Bed at Sydney Central

Single ensuite 3 person Apartment

Terms and Conditions

Is there a minimum period I need to book for?
Our minimum booking period for short term bookings is varied in each city. Please contact our team today on 1800 260 801 to find out more.

Can I extend my stay?
Extensions can be booked in weekly increments and are subject to availability so please contact us as soon as you are planning to extend your stay with us.

Do I have to pay anything upfront to secure a room?

If your booking is less that 90 days, you will need to pay a AUD $500 bond.

If your booking is 90 days or longer, you will need pay a bond of 4 weeks rent, plus up to two weeks rent in advance.

The bond will be refunded to you if your room is left clean and undamaged when you come to move out.

What is included in the rent?
Our great value rent includes wireless internet allowance pro rata, electricity and water. You will also be provided with a linen pack and kitchen pack.

For more information please go to the following link: https://urbanest.com.au/students/#urbanextras

What happens if I want to cancel my contract?

1. Cancellation of a booking prior to lease commencing:

A customer can cancel an agreement without penalty provided a written notice has been provided at least 30 calendar days prior to the agreement start date.  

If cancellation is requested less than 30 days before the agreement start date the customer will be responsible for rent until a replacement tenant has been found. A customer bond may be retained partially or in full to cover rent payments until their tenancy has been taken over.

2. Cancellation of a booking during lease:

Urbanest reserves the right to recover reasonable costs for agreement cancellation and early termination from advanced rent or bond payments (included but not limited to cleaning, advertising, administration costs and loss of rent) until the room is relet.

How often do I pay my rent?
The rent is to be paid fortnightly in advance. If you have any questions in regards to rental payments, please feel free to contact us on 1800 260 801 or enquiries@urbanest.com.au

Check in time is from 2:00pm on the day your booking starts.
Check out is at 10:00am on the day your booking ends.

Refer a Friend

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Refer a friend and collect $300! All you need to do is fill out this form and submit. If your friend books accommodation with urbanest, you’ll receive $200 for yourself, and $100 for your friend*

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At urbanest Sydney Central, urbanest Darlington, urbanest Glebe and urbanest Cleveland Street we are now offering students in single occupancy studios 100GB of wireless internet allowance per month.

Book a Large Studio with Double Bed, a Deluxe Studio (urbanest Darlington only), a One Bedroom Apartment (urbanest Glebe only) or a Large Studio with Double Bed (wheelchair accessible) will receive 100GB of wireless internet allowance per month. This offer applies to all booking made as from now and will be applied retrospectively to all current occupied studios from 1st March 2015. Please note the offer does not apply to our Twin Share Studios.


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