Living your life, doing what makes you happy. That't what you'll remember, not how much money you had or what you were wearing. Sometimes it pays to think outside the box.
I stayed in Melbourne for nearly two months and for that whole time I've been living at Kij' and Janelle's appartment. Both of them were very welcoming and friendly, and they made me feel at home.
Great room, great location (close to the tram 27 that brings you into the CBD, and great rommates :) The place had everything I needed.
I would definitively recommand a stay at Kij and Janelle's place !