I’m working at the Wind Energy Forum in Melbourne this Thursday. I’ve been asked to get there by 0830. Flights from Sydney don’t get there early enough, or are too expensive. So, I’ve booked a return flight departing Wednesday 12 pm and returning Thursday 2045. That cost AUD 233.99.
Then the booking with Airbnb cost $38 for one night in a living room (not shared) with a partition.
So, while the flight seems fairly expensive (although it the best value option that I could find), the rent is not exorbitant, especially
when compared to hotels.