Short-term accommodation

Short-term stays are sometimes possible at our residences at the Hawthorn campus. However, availability is limited. Email the residences team to check your dates and availability via residences@swinburne.edu.au.  Alternatively, the following options are close to our campuses and include hotels and hostels.

Quest Hawthorn

4.5-star and green-star accreditation, fully serviced studio apartments. Two minutes to Hawthorn campus

Glenferrie Hotel

Two minutes to Hawthorn campus.

Richmond Hill Hotel

3-star bed and breakfast in heritage building. Single, double and group rooms, most with private bathroom. Serviced apartments also available. 30 minutes by tram or train to Hawthorn campus

Quest on Bourke 

Fully equipped kitchen with separate living and dining area. One and two bedroom apartments are available. For special student rates please email the property directly.

Near Parliament train station, 25 minutes to Hawthorn campus.

Victoria Hotel

Hotel-style rooms with shared bathroom or private bathroom. No cooking facilities. 20 minutes to Hawthorn campus.

City Centre Budget Hotel

Good quality budget accommodation, fully-furnished rooms, roof top garden with kitchen, free internet. Near Parliament train station, 25 minutes to Hawthorn campus.

Claremont Hotel

3-star hotel that offers single rooms with shared bathrooms. 30 minutes to Hawthorn campus

Discovery Melbourne

Budget accommodation provider with dormitory and private room options. 20 minutes to Hawthorn campus

Space Hotels

Up-market backpacker accommodation with a wide range of room options. 20 minutes to Hawthorn campus

Student Accommodation Victoria Pty

Student hostel with fully furnished rooms, shared kitchen and bathrooms. 25 minutes to Hawthorn campus. Located in Public Transport Zone 2

Urban Central Accommodation

24-hour reception, funky bar with big screen projector, TV, pool tables, free breakfast and locker, air conditioned and heated with low-cost internet access. Tram to Southern Cross station, 30-minute train ride to Hawthorn campus

Dorset Gardens Hotel

3.5-star motel-style units with ensuite bathroom available in double and twin share. 5 minutes' walk to Croydon campus.

Hotel Cavalier

Hotel-style rooms with ensuite bathroom. 5 minutes' walk to Wantirna campus.

Punthill Knox

Fully furnished apartments. 5 minutes’ walk to Wantirna campus.

Emergency and crisis accommodation

If you’re homeless or in need of short-term emergency accommodation, the following organisations can help.

  • Emergency and crisis accommodation

    Emergency and crisis accommodation

    If you’re homeless or in need of short-term emergency accommodation, the following organisations can help.

Are you an international student in need of a short-term stay?

International students can contact Swinburne International for accommodation support and access after-hours help by calling the After-Hours Assistance Line on +61 3 9214 6741. 

Contact Swinburne International