Melbourne's most expensive train stations to rent a room near

on 20 June 2017 by Aaron

Renting a room close to some Melbourne trains stations can be costly according to recent data from Flatmates.com.au.

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The data from the flat-sharing site showed average rooms prices within 1km of the train stations were more expensive than the suburb average in 53% of suburbs considered.


Southern Cross Station with an average room price of $326 per week topped the list as the most expensive, more than $100 over the Melbourne average.

Surprisingly, average room prices within 1km of East Camberwell and Riversdale Stations were equal second most expensive at $325 per week— a whopping 51% higher than the suburb average of $214*.

Flagstaff, Parliament and Melbourne Central Stations ranked next with average private room rents of $314 each.

So if you’re on a budget and need a room close to a Melbourne train station, you may want to steer clear of these.

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  • Aaron
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  • Aaron is the Flatmates.com.au's Community Manager and PR guy. He is an avid supporter and user of share accommodation, currently living with two (lucky) flatmates.