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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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Winter activities for international students

While you may think of summer as the best season to get out and about in Australia, winter also has its own unique offering.

In summer it’s all about enjoying the longer daylight hours and lazing by the pool. But let’s be honest, it’s probably too hot for many activities.

Whereas, the winter months which run from June to August allow you to rug up, get a group of friends together and do those activities that you would have otherwise sweltered doing in summer.
Check out these ideas to get started:

  1. Hit the ice

When you think of ice skating, probably what comes to mind is countries like the US and England. However, Australia also has plenty of indoor (and in some areas outdoor) ice skating rinks to enjoy in winter.

The great thing about ice skating is you don’t have to be a professional to hit the ice, as you’ll find all levels of skills gliding around the rink.

  1. Watch a sports match

 We all know Aussies love their sport. To get into the Aussie spirit, why not take in a sports match this winter? Whether you’re a rugby, football or netball fan, there is bound to be a sports match or two on over the winter months that will take your fancy.

While you’re at the game don’t forget to enjoy a meat pie – a favourite snack for sports watchers down under.

  1. Go star gazing

You don’t need to be studying astronomy to enjoy gazing at the Milky Way. The winter months are known to be the best time of year to take in a little stargazing, as there are generally clearer nights during the colder months.

The best part about this activity is it can be done for free by grabbing a picnic blanket and heading to a quiet spot near you. Alternatively you can make a visit to one of your local observatories.

  1. Become a festival goer

As Australia is so hot during summer in most parts of the country, festivals are usually reserved for the colder months.

With a quick Google search you’re likely to find a great deal of festivals coming up near you. Choose a theme that suits you like a food or wine festival, light show or film festival.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning a great winter in Australia – you might just find it outdoes your summer experience!

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