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What is the difference between a College and a Hotel?

St Andrew's College, Dining Hall
Dining Hall, St Andrew’s College, the University of Sydney
A College is quite different from a hotel; providing comfortable surroundings for students during the University terms and visitors during University holidays.

Colleges usually have a dining hall, several common rooms some with TV or fireplace and tea & coffee making facilities. Some colleges Continue reading “What is the difference between a College and a Hotel?”

University Stays – Sleep smarter in Sydney on New Year’s Eve

Rooms in Sydney are selling fast but there are still good options available even for the budget traveller.

Sydney hotels and hostels are never busier than on New Year’s Eve. A quick look at hotel booking websites reveals most city hotel rooms are already booked or cost a small fortune. Hostels have limited beds available on the night of 31 December but often require a fourteen night minimum stay.

An interesting alternative is a stay in a student room at a University College close to the city centre and viewing spots for the fireworks. The colleges are often located in beautiful historic sandstone buildings on the University campus. They come with dining hall, library, common rooms and tranquil gardens for the guest to enjoy. Continue reading “University Stays – Sleep smarter in Sydney on New Year’s Eve”

University Stays – Silvester in Sydney im Studentenzimmer

Sydney ist über Silvester bereits fast ausgebucht, aber selbst für den preisbewussten Reisenden gibt es noch interessante Möglichkeiten

Sydneys Hotels und Gästehäuser sind besonders über Silvester sehr gefragt. Ein kurzer Blick ins Internet zeigt aber, dass die meisten der zentral gelegenen Hotels, Gästehäuser und Backpacker über Silvester entweder bereits ausgebucht oder sehr teuer sind. Oft gilt eine Mindestbuchungsdauer von 14 Tagen.

Eine interessante Alternative für City-nahe Übernachtung bieten Wohnheime in australischen Universitäten, die sogenannten Colleges. Continue reading “University Stays – Silvester in Sydney im Studentenzimmer”