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Flatting

A flat is the usual term in New Zealand for an Flatapartment or house that somebody young rents with other students. The other people in the house may be a friend or a complete stranger. Usually flatmates would not share a bedroom - each student in the house would have their own room, with the exception of a couple living together. Common areas like the lounge, kitchen and bathroom are shared. Similar terms include suitemate, housemate, roommate or flatmate. 


Why flat?

In many rental markets, the monthly rent for a two- or three-bedroom house is proportionately less per bedroom than the rent for a one-bedroom apartment (in other words, a three-bedroom flat costs more than a one-bedroom, but not three times as much). By pooling their monthly housing money, a group of people can achieve a lower housing expense at the cost of less privacy. Other motivations are to gain better facilities than those available in single-person housing, to share the work of maintaining a household, and to have the companionship of other people.

Backpackers


A backpacker is a person who goes travelling and is looking for value for money accomodation. This type of accommodation is usually short term with shared rooms and shared facilities (like kitchen, etc) but you can easily find backpackers that have one room per person.

 

Temporary Accommodation – Motel/Hotel

Another option for students, particularly for those with a short stay in New Zealand or those wanting to look for accommodation in person, might prefer to stay in a Hotel or Motel at least temporarily. There are a large variety of hotel and motel options in Hamilton, many of which are quite close by the school. The Accommodation Coordinator would be happy to make recommendations to students looking for this type of accommodation.