Moving To Melbourne? Here Are The Best Short Term Accommodations In Melbourne

 In Accommodation, Australia, Relocation Tips

If you’re moving to Australia, Melbourne is likely near the top of your short list. The sports, arts and cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is home to a highly diverse economy and a population that enjoys the very best that the land down under has to offer. It comes as no surprise that Melbourne has been ranked by the Economist as the most liveable city in the world 10 times in the last 18 years!

Perhaps one of the best things about Melbourne is the housing. Whether you’re looking to experience the city life in one of the many stylish apartments in and around the CBD, or seeking to kickback in a spacious, charming suburb, one thing is for sure – you’re sure to find good neighbours! So if you’re looking for short term accommodations to kick start your Melbourne chapter, read on to discover some of the best picks.  Searching for a place to stay? Get in touch with our Relo Buddies today! 

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For short or longer stays, Adina offers spacious serviced apartments with convenient hotel services such as a fully equipped kitchen, laundry services and modern facilities such as a gym and pool. With 5 locations in the CBD and another in the iconic St Kilda district, there is likely an Adina apartment hotel for you, wherever you need to be. 

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Astra Apartments offers long stay, executive apartments. Whether you’re travelling for work placements, relocation or simply an extended stay, Astra’s 7 locations around Melbourne offers the reliability of a serviced apartment combined with the warmth of home. Unlike staying in a hotel serviced apartment, Astra Apartments locations are within secure residential buildings. This means more privacy, and no distracting weekend parties from your neighbours. The team will also personally meet you on arrival to help you settle in, and are available on call 24/7 to manage any issues.

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Corporate Keys focuses on corporate accommodations for the business traveller and relocating employee. Typically available for 28 nights or more, each studio, one, two or three-bedroom apartment is fully furnished and well maintained, reflecting Corporate Key’s commitment to quality and consistency. Corporate Keys classifies its apartments from First Class (Fully furnished and with gym and pool access) to Premium Economy (fully furnished apartments with kitchenettes) – whatever your budget, there is a short term accommodation option available. 

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Fraser Place Melbourne is the Melbourne flagship of the Frasers Hospitality group, the world’s leading serviced apartment provider. Nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Fraser Place features 112 studio, deluxe, executive and premier rooms, each fully furnished. The apartments feature regular housekeeping and laundry services, freeing you to settle down in your new city. For those who know and love the reliability of the Frasers brand, Fraser Place Melbourne is no exception. 

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Luxico has tested over 1200 homes to hand select Australia’s top 200, each exclusively managed to five-star standards by its concierge team. Fully furnished with comfy beds, speedy wifi and all the equipment you need to cook up a storm, each apartment has been designed with a longer stay of over 90 days in mind. Believing in ultimate flexibility, extra services, such as housekeeping are available only if you need it and not charged otherwise, allowing you to design a plan that suits your needs and budgets.

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As one of Australia’s leading hotel groups, Mantra has taken its experience designing iconic hotels to serviced apartments, designing studio apartments for short term accommodations that will make you feel instantly at home. With spacious floor plans and superb locations including Russell Street and South Bank, Mantra has you covered, whatever your stay.

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Metro Hotels offers both business and leisure travellers a suite of short term accommodation options in Melbourne with Metro on Bank Place. Conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, each apartment is self-contained with all the amenities required for short to longer stays of up to several months. If you’re looking for a stay of above 14 days, Metro on Bank Place also offers special rates and additional perks such as baby equipment and car parking spaces at a reasonable cost. 

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Designed to suit your needs, Punthill’s spacious apartment hotels are located in 11 prime districts in and around Melbourne. As one of the few pet-friendly studio apartments in Melbourne, Punthill is perfect for those travelling with pets. 

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Quest knows that relocating, especially for the first time, can be a difficult adjustment. That’s why its priority is to make the transition as smooth as possible for you, with modern facilities such as regular housekeeping, valet laundry and even pantry shopping services that take all the hassle out of everyday chores and errands, allowing you to focus on your new life in Melbourne.

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If you’re looking for short term accommodations, TFE Hotels offers a range of spacious and convenient options that will make you feel right at home. It’s partners include Adina, Quincy, Travelodge and Far East Hospitality. Those staying for 14 days and more enjoy high-speed WIFI, priority room allocation and a Welcome Pack.

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With four locations across Melbourne, Arise has an option for those looking to stay at the heart of CBD or those looking for the tranquility of the Melbourne suburbs. Whatever your choice, each location shares the Arise philosophy of comfort and service, giving you the perfect platform to begin start your Melbourne adventure.

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Arrow on Swanston offers budget-friendly short term accommodation in the Melbourne CBD. Perfect for students and families on a tighter budget, Arise balances price with quality, maintaining fully furnished rooms with kitchenettes and an onsite fitness centre and pool. If you are able to work with a slightly smaller apartment, Arrow can be the best option for you.

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Merging privacy, comfort and the convenience of home with the frills of a world-class resort, Milano is a luxury serviced apartment at the very centre of the Melbourne CBD. With an indoor heated lap pool, outdoor tennis court and private cinema, Milano is perfect for those who desire the very best of Melbourne. Guests also enjoy an onsite supermarket, spa, BBQ terrace and even a car rental office. 

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City Edge’s serviced apartments in Melbourne are located in Box Hill, North Melbourne, East Melbourne, Dandenong, South Melbourne and the CBD. Each destination features self-service laundry facilities, free WIFI and friendly staff with local knowledge. For a reasonable price, City Edge is a serviced apartment for solo-travellers, couples and families. 

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If panoramic views are what you are looking for, Serviced Apartments Melbourne offers sweeping views over the city, Port Phillip Bay and Albert Park at each of 2 apartments. In particular, Serviced Apartments Melbourne – Australia 108 finds its home in Australia’s tallest tower, a cloud-breaking 319 meters above Melbourne’s glittering landscape. 


With great infrastructure and public transport, there are a wealth of short term accommodations in Melbourne each with easy access into the heart of the city. Whatever your choice, Melbourne’s vibrant culture means that the adventure of your lifetime is just around the corner. 

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