Short Term

Below are links to off campus private short term providers. The university does not receive commissions from these providers, and the information is given only for the convenience of our visitors. It is often worth asking for a Curtin University visitor discount. If you are searching for a private short term provider (through Airbnb for example), you should look in areas such as Victoria Park, Como, Karawara, Bentley, St James, Wilson or Waterford.


There are many budget short term accommodation options in Perth. The cheapest options will be shared rooms in backpackers, but there will be many single room options. Curtin staff have visited these options.

Akara Hotel

Situated across the street from Perth train station, the refurbished Akara Hotel features hotel and hostel style rooms. 4 minute walk to GSB. Long term accommodation also available.
Enquire about Curtin discount.

Billabong Backpackers Resort

Billabong Backpackers Resort at 381 Beaufort Street Perth. All rooms have own bathroom. Breakfast included. Shared accommodation with some privately bookable share rooms. Around 20-25 minute walk to Perth train station or buses to Curtin. 5 minute walk to Mt Lawley cafe and restaurant strip.

Beatty Lodge

Beatty Lodge is budget accommodation at 235 Vincent Street, West Perth. Walk to Leederville for shopping or to catch a train connecting to central Perth and Curtin's Bentley campus.

Brittania on William

Single rooms up to 8 bedroom shared dorm rooms, Shared bathrooms. 2 minute walk to Perth train station or 5 minutes to direct buses to Curtin. In Northbridge restaurant and nightlife precinct.
Discount: Long term visitors. 

City Perth Backpackers

Single, shared rooms and dormitory beds in Northbridge. 

Emperor's Crown

85 Stirling Street Perth. 5 minute walk to Perth train station. 5-10 minutes to direct bus to Curtin. 5 minute walk to Northbridge and Curtin's Graduate School of Busness. Single rooms, double rooms with some ensuites, up to 6 bed shared rooms.

Exclusive Backpackers

Description: 158 Adelaide Tce, East Perth. A few moments walk from direct bus to Curtin. Shared rooms, some doubles and ensuites. Ask about Curtin Visitor Discount. 

Globe Backpackers

Short walk to central train station for services to Curtin's Bentley campus. Walk to the Curtin Graduate School of Business building located in Perth’s CBD. Single, double and shared rooms. Discount for long term stays (1 week+).

Hotel Northbridge

Located at 210 Lake Street, Northbridge, corner of Brisbane. Lodge rooms with aircon, fridge and TV. Shared bathrooms. Also has a 4star hotel section with 48 spa rooms. 15 minutes walk to Perth train station, 20 minutes to direct Curtin bus. 2 minute walk to Perth mosque and Christian churches. 5 minutes to Northbridge restaurants. Ask about Curtin visitor discount.

Kangaroo Inn

Single up to 8 bedroom share. Less than a minute walk to the Curtin Graduate School of Business building located in Perth CBD. Very short walk to central train station and buses for services to Curtin's Bentley campus.

The Old Swan Barracks

2-8 Francis street Northbridge. Various shared room configurations. Single rooms up to 12 bed shared dorms. Breakfast included. Shared bathroom. Free wifi card. Huge bar/entertainment area. 5 minute walk to Perth train station. 10 minutes to direct bus to Curtin. Right in Northbridge entertainment precinct and a 10 minute walk to the Curtin Graduate School of Business building located in Perth CBD.
Discount: Ask for a Curtin visitor discount. 

Townsend Lodge

Townsend Lodge is budget accommodation in the heart of the city. You will have a private room and a shared bathrooms. This residence is convenient for visiting Curtin's campuses, including Bentley and The Graduate School of Business (city centre). Catch the 72, or 75 bus direct to Curtin Bentley campus, this will take 25min approx. Discount: Discount for longer stays.

The Witch's Hat Backpackers

Located at 148 Palmerston Street Perth. Doubles and dorm rooms. 20 minute walk to Northbridge, Perth station.

Perth City YHA

Perth City Youth Hostel is run by Youth Hostels Australia (YHA). Many room options in a great location right in the city. Easy transport to Curtin Bentley, or walk to Graduate School of Business in the city.


Visitors requiring private cooking facilities should look at serviced apartment options.

Assured Waterside Apartments

Situated next to the Swan River in South Perth, Assured Waterside Apartments offers 4 star, fully self-contained accommodation. A short walk to South Perth Shops and ferry to city centre and a short bus ride (no 34) to Curtin University. 1-2 bedroom apartments sleeping up to 5. Each apartment is equipped with a fully self-contained kitchen, living areas, laundry facilities and a private balcony.

Broadwater Resort

Broadwater Apartments is situated on Melville Parade Como, a short drive from Curtin University. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments are available. Broadwater has heated pool, spa and sauna.

Budget Apartments Como

Ideally located for students or their families, the property is located 5 minutes away from Curtin University Bentley Campus, with public transport available on the doorstep. Our self-contained two bedroom apartments with bedding for up to 5 guests, offer all the necessary amenities you have at home including free parking, and on-site laundry facilities.   Discounts available for groups, long term bookings, and students.

Canning Bridge Auto Lodge

Canning Bridge Auto Lodge at 891 Canning Highway Applecross is about 15 minute's drive from Curtin. Walk to supermarket, restaurants and other stores. Various self contained apartments available. Families welcome. Pool in complex. All apartments airconditioned. 15 minute walk to 100 & 101 buses to Curtin, and train to city.

Drake's Apartments with Cars

Drake's Apartments With Cars at 7 Scenic Crescent South Perth (Reception) offers a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in South Perth. Included in the price is a choice of cars. There is a large range of sharing and apartment options. The location is convenient to the university (10 minute drive) or the city (5-10 minutes), as well as being a few minute's walk to the river.

Quest Mounts Bay Road

Free CAT bus to Busport and connections to Curtin University. Next to King's Park. Discount: Ask about a Curtin University discount.

The Peninsular

The Peninsular Riverside Apartments are right on the waterfront in South Perth, walking distance to shops, restaurants supermarket and the ferry to the city centre. The 34 bus connects directly to the university.(about 20 minutes). A good spot for visiting the university and the city. One and 2 bedroom self contained apartments.

Mantra Hotel

Mantra Hotel is 4 star all suites at 201 Hay Street Perth (the Curtin end of the central city). 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites feature fully equipped kitchen, laundry (inc dryer) and private balcony. The hotel has many features, including a rooftop pool and gym. (Buses 71,72, from Adelaide Terrace will get to Curtin's Bentley Campus in about 20 minutes.) Various sharing options are available. Would also suit families and visitors for graduation ceremonies.

Mont Clare Boutique Apartments

Mont Clare Boutique Apartments in East Perth has spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens and laundry, gym, pool, and complimentary parking. 2 minute walk to Adelaide Terrace to the stop for 71 and 72 buses which take around 30 minutes to main Bentley campus. Mont Clare is walking distance to the Graduate School of business in the City Centre. Very good rates available to Curtin visitors. Various sharing options available.

Parkline Apartments

Parkline Apartments Victoria Park is located along Hubert Street, just 200 meters from Office works on the high  frequency  998/999 Bus Route to Curtin University.  Fresh and spacious, each of the 2 bedroom ground floor apartment  is air conditioned, and located centrally in a small quiet block.: 10 mins to airport, 5 mins to City Centre. 5 mins stroll to Perth best cafes, eateries and bars in Vic Park. Quick transport to City Centre, Curtin Uni, Perth Airport airport, Fremantle and shopping literally at the door step.  Relaxing, quiet and very comfortable: complimentary Wi-Fi, Netflix, tea/coffee & breakfast in your apartment. Private bathroom/shower & laundry. Bed linen & towels and private parking included. 24 hours check in, with private parking. 

Quest South Perth

Quest, South Perth is located on the corner of Arlington Avenue and Mill Point Road in South Perth. Choose from one, two and three bedroom 4 star serviced apartments with fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities in each apartment. The property is only a short drive or bike ride to Curtin University. A short walk to local shops and restaurants. Public transport to Perth and Fremantle on the doorstep. Buses to Curtin (#34) is available on Angelo or Addison Streets-approximately 10mins walk.

Regal Apartments

Regal Apartments is located in the heart of the East Perth precinct. This central location is within easy walking distance of the Perth CBD. Free CAT buses also nearby.

Sebel East Perth

A serviced apartment hotel in East Perth. Part of the Accor Group. 20 minute drive to Curtin's Bentley campus. Catch the free CAT to the Curtin Graduate School of Business building located in Perth CBD. Studios, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Discount: Ask about a Curtin University discount.


Please note that there are no hotels within walking distance of the campus, even those in the city centre will only be 30mins by bus or 15mins by car or taxi. Hotels will generally not have cooking facilities.

The Goodeath Hotel

The Goodearth Hotel is at 195 Adelaide Terrace Perth. Buses to the Bentley campus leave from across the road (72, 75, 33 or 35). The Goodearth is a full service apartment style hotel with 24 hour reception and licensed restaurant and bar. The studio apartments have fully equipped kitchenettes, ensuites, air-conditioning, free milk, tea and coffee and are serviced daily. Great value 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are also available for families as well as multi share rooms with up to 5 single beds and non self contained standard hotel rooms.

Ibis Perth

Part of the Accor Group of hotels. Right in the city centre at 334 Murray Street, Perth. 1 minute walk to the 72 or 75 bus to Bentley campus. 10 minute walk to Graduate school of business. Near central city shopping. Discount: Ask about a Curtin University discount.