Whether you choose a private room or a shared one at Empire Hotel, the open-plan design lends a fantastic sense of space. You’re a convenient 15-minute bus ride from The University of Sydney and The University of Technology Sydney, and a one-minute walk from your nearest bus stop. In between lectures, use the bus to explore the rest of the city. Meet the cast of Finding Nemo at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, or marvel at the incredible views from the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
After a busy day full of adventures, come home for a spot of relaxation. Choose a tasty snack from your in-room fridge, then kick back in front of the flat screen TV. If you feel like socialising, head to the communal lounge instead. After a gossip session on the comfy couches, retreat to the privacy of your own room and settle down to your studies at the dining table. With 10 GB of Wi-Fi free every month, you can spend as much time researching online as you like, and all other utilities are also included.
With work out the way, collect your change for a trip to the coin-operated laundry. Whilst you wait, walk two minutes up the road to your nearest grocery store, then meet your friends in the commercial grade kitchen for dinner. In the evening, check the social events calendar for fun things to do, or head downstairs to the on-site bar. When you feel like exploring further afield, try trendy pizzeria and wine bar Sede, or sample single-batch brews in the cellar bar of Wayward Brewing Co.