55 Symonds

This purpose-built student accommodation, on the corner of Symonds and Wakefield Street, houses 343 students in studio apartments.

About the residence

This newly built apartment complex opened for the first time in 2017 and is just a short walk from the City Campus.

55 Symonds offers modern, comfortably furnished, air-conditioned deluxe and deluxe double studio apartments, suitable for students aged 18 and over.

The Accommodation Management team provides personal support throughout your stay and arrange a number of social and recreational activities during the year. Our Resident Advisors all live on site to ensure you have a duty person available 24 hours a day.

The 55 Symonds building management team is also available during office hours.

Residence profile

Residence profile 55 Symonds
Student type Undergraduate (not first year high school leavers) and postgraduate students
Total students 343
Catering Self-catered residence
Facilities on site
  • TV/theatre room
  • Study room
  • Games room
  • Large communal lounge
  • Communal kitchen and dining
  • BBQ area/courtyard
  • Modern coin operated laundry
  • Bike storage available
  • Internet - wireless, included in your fees
Location 53-55 Symonds Street, Auckland Central
Distance to University General Library (Bldg 109) 800m (8 minute walk)
Residential agreement period
  • Academic Year (42 weeks)
  • Semester One (21 weeks)
  • Feb/Feb (52 weeks)

Room types

  • Each apartment comes furnished with bedroom furniture, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and wireless internet connection.
  • You will need to provide your own linen and towels, however a linen pack can be purchased from the residence prior to arrival.
  • Electricity, water, internet and University gym membership is included.
Room type 2019
weekly rate
Studio Deluxe $366.00
  • your own private studio
  • ensuite bathroom
  • kitchenette provided with cooking hobs.
Studio Deluxe Double* $388.00
  • your own private studio with a double bed
  • ensuite bathroom
  • kitchenette provided with cooking hobs.

*Studio Deluxe Double apartments are designated to couples only.

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For more information

  • This residence offers a special discounted rate for a 52 week residential period.
  • See Accommodation Fees.