Short-term accommodation

We recommend that you take temporary accommodation (on-campus, hotel, motel or backpacker) when you first arrive. This will give you an opportunity to search for suitable longer term housing. It is a good idea to allow at least three weeks looking for longer term housing.

On campus

Short term and casual stays may be possible within most residences in Melbourne and Bendigo. Contact for more information.

Hotels and motels


Quest Bundoora

Quest Bundoora is a serviced apartment hotel located a short 10 minute drive from the Bundoora campus. They offer studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments all with kitchen facilities, laundry facilities and king split beds.  Quest Bundoora also operates a complimentary shuttle service daily which the students could take advantage of.

Greensborough Motor Inn

A privately run motel located on the corner of Torbay Street and Greensborough Highway near the Yallambie turn off. Greensborough Motor Inn is a short drive, approximately five minutes from the La Trobe Melbourne campus, and about twenty minutes from Melbourne International Airport.

Le Student 8

LeStudent8 is located close to public transport, including tram, train and bus. It offers a free shuttle bus from the complex to La Trobe in Bundoora and to the city 5 days a week.

CBD Melbourne

YHA Metro

Melbourne Metro YHA is located in North Melbourne and close to public transport via La Trobe Collins Street Campus. This hostel has free Wifi hotspot, ATM, parking (paid), self-catering kitchen, and rooftop lounge with BBQ, bean bags and panoramic Melbourne city views. Each room is heated and comes with lockers and an individual bed light. You can choose from a range of bed types including 4 and 8 multi-share, twin/double rooms with optional en suite, family rooms and a 5 bed self-contained apartment. Mention you are a La Trobe student when booking for an exclusive discount.


Quest Wodonga

Quest Wodonga is a serviced apartment hotel located nearby Albury-Wodonga Campus. They offer studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments all with kitchen facilities, laundry facilities and studio king rooms with free Wifi.


The nearest motels are located in the Bendigo's City Centre. One of these is the All Seasons Hotel. The Bendigo Information Centre can also assist with accommodation bookings.