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Old 11-30-2003, 03:30 AM   #1
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Hey all
Some of you already know im going to oz for 6 months or maybe even a year next spetember. What im wondering is if Im spending that much time, should I go with a flat or stay in hostles. Thats a long time to be hostle jumping however I dont wanna be tied down to a flat, and I wanna have as much cash to spend on other things however a flat might be more comfy in the long run, I dunno, what if I just wanna up and out, tough call yall decide
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:36 AM   #2
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Hey Newbie!

Some people rent rooms in their house...It's cheaper than a flat, but you have access to the kitchen and all, and all the furniture is already there. So you could rent a room and keep it like a 'base camp', and sleep in hostels when you are away! :D

That's what I would do if I wanted to rent something...
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one thing that i'm considering for my trip to australia, is meeting people. if you're looking to actually meet a bunch of people and party with them, a hostel is probably your best bet. even if you're not 'partying' with them, just meeting people in general is better in a hostel.
if you wanna get serious a flat/apartment would be the thing to do. also, when comparing prices i noticed that they were almost equal (hostel price vs. apartment price.)

just somethings to take into consideration
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Hey, depending on where you are in oz, i believe we have places called backpack hotels... Which are basically old hotels bought out just for the purpose of backpackers from all over the world to live in for short ammount of times.

Could be worth looking into...

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P.S. Im sure they're more like a hotel than a hostel...
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Hi,

I will be heading over to melbourne in 4 weeks time. My mates have arrived in Melbourne 3 weeks ago and have been staying in a hostel which was costing them $150 a week, however they have just found a house to rent, moving in today. Its 4 bedroom and when i get there, there will be 7 of us in total and its ony going to cost us $50 each a week, which is a saving of 100 in comparison to the hostel. I know we will have to pay bills etc but i still reckon a house works out cheaper and you can just take out a lease for 3 months which isnt that serious of a commitment!!
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Bear in mind that most hostels have notice boards which are usually full of 'room to rent' / 'housemate wanted' posters so if you were to stay in a hosel initially this could actually be the easiest way of finding a house to live in (providing you're OK with moving in with other people - if you want your own place then i guess this isn't particularly relevant...)
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When I go to australia I'm going to try to get a flat for a few months. I seriously dont think I could stay in a hostel for 12 months...I'll be needing some privacy and a place to call my own. Though of course I'll have to share the flat but it will be smaller than a hostel. It will keep me sane a little longer I'm sure.
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Newbie,

When are you planning on leaving to go to oz??? I am wondering because I am heading out that way as well. My buddies and I are going on a motor cycle tour of the oz but it would be cool to meet up with a TP. First round on me

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