There are a variety of accommodation options available for students.

Nikau Apartments - Nelson campus

Live with other students in a secure, modern and study friendly apartment. Located right on the Nelson Campus, just a few minute's walk from Nelson city centre. With a total of 42 apartments in three blocks, you can choose to live in a single bedroom or share a two, three or four bedroom apartment. Visit the Nikau Apartments(external link) website for more information about pricing or to book. Please enquire as early as possible, as rooms are in high demand and are allocated on a first-in, first-served basis

Homestay accommodation

Live with a local family in Nelson or Marlborough in your own furnished room. Some international students prefer homestay accommodation because they use English at home every day with their host family. Visit Host Families NZ(external link)

Private board or flatting

Feeling more independent? Join an established flat or live with a local Nelson family.

Our accommodation noticeboard in the Student Centre is where you will find other students advertising wanting a flat mate, local people advertising a room for a boarder and other local accommodation opportunities. Also, check out websites like Trade Me(external link), Facebook Marketplace(external link) or Facebook search ‘Nelson accommodation’ or ‘Marlborough accommodation’ for group connections. If you need advice, talk to SANITI(external link) our student association or our Wellbeing Team(external link).

Local backpackers

If you need immediate accommodation, there are several backpacker style accommodation options that are just a few minutes walk from our Nelson or Marlborough Campuses. Learn more(external link).

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