If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Byron Bay here is our advice to you!
Look on Gumtree! www.gumtree.com.au
Search for: Accommodation > in Byron Bay or surrounding areas
- Shared accommodation
- Flat share
- House share
Join local Facebook pages (clicking on the links below will take you to the page):
- Byron Bay Rental Sleuth
- Byron Bay Abodes
- Soul-full Abodes for the Tribe Northern NSW
- Soul-full Abodes SHORT-TERM for Tribe Northern NSW
Posts in the Facebook groups get responded to very quickly so it’s a good idea to put your own post so people can also contact you. This can prove to be very successful as it increases your chances of finding somewhere to live quicker!
Here is an example of what to write:
‘Hello, my name is Clara and I am a 25 year old girl from Spain. I am looking for a room to rent while I complete my studies in Byron Bay. I will be staying in Byron for the next 6 months. I am clean, respectful and friendly. I enjoy socialising but am not a party person. If you could offer me a place to call home I would love to hear from you: 0431 111 111.’
It’s nice to include a photo, or two, of yourself (not a group shot) doing something you enjoy. i.e. taking a walk along the beach, riding your bike, doing a yoga pose. This will make your post stand out more!
Check in Byron Bay’s weekly newspaper the Echo
Go to the ‘classified’ section, near the end of the newspaper. Look under Share Accommodation, Short Term Accommodation, and To Lease. The Echo comes out every week on a Wednesday.
You can also find the Echo online at www.echo.net.au
When contacting people about accommodation:
Introduce yourself: say who you are and what you are looking for
Ask some questions. For example:
How many people live there already?
Are bills included in the rent?
Is Wi-Fi/internet available?
Are there any pets?