The Schonell Family Difference

At our place, we pride ourselves on providing student accommodation that’s a little bit different.
We can do that because our two locations are run by a family, for families – and that’s what students love about staying with us!

We welcome our students with open arms. When our students go, they tell us they will miss their home at Schonell because of the culture of wonderful hospitality and fun that exists here.

We’re more than a room

Schonell 77 is more than just a place to put your things! It’s the homestead where students can relax, be themselves, make new and lasting friendships, and experience the adventures of life together. We genuinely care for our students, and go the extra mile to make their time with us exciting and fulfilling, through great events, activities, and just simply being available for them.

Our door is always open

Students feel comfortable to pop into our office with any questions, or just for a chat. We love to help our students get settled in and feel comfortable from day one. If students need a little extra support, our door is always open to help and give them practical, professional support.

Personal space is important to us

There’s a reason we primarily provide single rooms – in fact, only 10 rooms out of our combined total of 94 rooms across both locations accommodate more than one student! We do that because we know that to really succeed in their studies, students need privacy, quiet, and a good night’s rest, every night

We equip our students with life skills

From cooking classes to surfing lessons, and free courses on earning High Distinctions, we provide plenty of opportunity for students to learn beyond their university lectures. We can also organise tutoring, counselling support through fantastic organisations – and of course, all-important social skills with our jam-packed calendar of fun events.

Frequently Asked Questions

All your questions about how to book, choosing dates, and what you need to provide with your application answered.
Easy answers to your questions about deposits, lease obligations and cancellation fees.
Want to know more about the types of rooms we have and how you can view one before you book.
What do you get when you stay with us? We’ve answered all your questions about our facilities and inclusions here
We’re located in a bustling suburb full of transport options – even the ferry! Have more questions? Check here
Wondering what goes on in the house? Here we cover some of the house rules and common questions about Schonell life.

Got a question we haven’t answered?

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Our Booking Process is Easy


First, find your perfect room

Browse the range of rooms we offer and choose which one is right for you. You can print off our downloadable brochures to make comparison easier if you like.


Hit the Book Now button and the fun begins!

Once you’ve decided on a room and length of your stay with us, click the Book Now button. You’ll be sent to an online booking form where you can fill out all the information we need about you to process your application. It’s very important that you attach a photo of your passport! By law, we can’t process your application without it.


Call for help if you’re stuck

If you’re unsure about a room or the booking process, we’re happy to help out. Just give us a call or send an 3 email and we’ll help you get everything sorted.


See for yourself before you book

We offer inspection appointments between 8.30am and 7.00pm, 7 days a week. If you don’t live in Australia, you’re welcome to send someone on your behalf. To book, simple send us an email.


Next, we’ll run your application through our system

We’ll be able to confirm if your application was successful within 72 hours. At this point we will also send you a lease document to sign and request 4 weeks rental bond and 2 weeks rent in advance, which will need to be paid within 7 days of your acceptance.


Congratulations and welcome to the Schonell 77 family!

Once we have your signed lease documents and your payment is confirmed, we’ll send you an exciting student pack that has everything you need to know about staying at our accommodation during your studies. Welcome!

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