Starting your working holiday in Melbourne? We talk you through how to find a quick and easy place to stay.
Finding a place to crash in Melbourne is a lot easier than you might think. There are a host of options from lively, hip hostels to private rooms in shared apartments.
A great place to start is Discovery Melbourne, a real gem located in the heart of the CBD. Find comfortable dorms, a roof terrace equipped with bbqs and even a cinema room. The vibe here is friendly and relaxed and it’s a great place to meet fellow nurses and travellers.
If you’re after something with a sea view, Base Hostel in St Kilda will do nicely. It’s been voted one of the 10 hippest hostels in the world by Lonely Planet, so you can’t really go wrong. Book either place through a hostelling website such as hostelbookers.com, or direct with the hostels themselves.
If you’ve found a great nursing contract and plan on staying a while, renting a room in a shared apartment can be a fun and economical option. Browse websites like Gumtreeand roomates.com for listings, check hostel noticeboards and concentrate your search in locations close to universities (these will be at the right end of the budget). It’s also worth making sure your accommodation is near to the hospital or healthcare centre you work at, as with any nursing job you could be working night shifts and therefore want to be close to where you’re working to make the most out of your time off the clock.
But be sure to check out the room – and contract thoroughly before committing. Renting can be a great way to form lasting friendships and really feel like one of the locals. You can also search for potential room mates to buddy up with and accommodation through the Working Holiday Nurses in Melbourne Facebook Group.
This city isn’t short on rooms, you’ve just got to find yours.
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For nurses looking for working holiday jobs in Melbourne? Register with Australian Nursing Agency. We are welcoming nurses on Working Holiday Visas to join our books for flexible nursing work in Melbourne and the surrounds. Check our Nursing Jobs Board Get in touch today at email@example.com[/fusion_text][/one_full][/fullwidth]