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Student Accommodation Options to Check Out For a Study Trip in Europe

Feb 12th 2015 at 2:12 AM

One of the most common conundrums in the minds of students who are planning to study in Europe is how to find a suitable accommodation for themselves. But there is little to worry since there are many options when it comes to finding a student accommodation over here. Here are some of the most popular ones.

University Hostels

Hostels and student halls within the university campus are the best options for first year students. These are safe and give a chance to make friends with other university students. All universities across Europe offer accommodation facilities of their own to students and provide them with all the amenities.

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Independent Hostels

There are thousands of independent and private hostels in Europe for travelers, tourists and for students. Unlike the general perception such hostels have in the minds of people, these are completely suitable for living in comfort and in peace. Private rooms that offer privacy can also be obtained but may depend on availability and how early your make reservations.

Paying Guest

You can choose to become a paying guest and live with a family. This is fairly common in Europe where families rent out rooms within their homes to students. You will get your own room and get to live in a safe environment with all facilities provided.

Renting Your Own Place

If cost is not an issue, then you can also choose to rent out a small apartment of your own in an area within the city where your university is located. You can also share the place with another friend which will help in reducing the rent.

Things to Double Check for Before Choosing a Student Accommodation

Students who wish to live outside their university campus can find the right type of accommodation based on their preference and budget. Here are a few important things that should be kept in mind while looking for an appropriate student accommodation in Europe.


Try to find a place which is as close to your university campus. This comes real handy when you have to rush back and forth between your place and university, whether it’s to attend classes or give tests. This will also help you spend more time doing things you like rather than wasting time commuting every day.


Whichever type of accommodation you choose, make sure it already has all of the basic amenities you require, such as clean bathrooms, furniture, electricity, water and gas connections, and anything else that you might require.


Although most European cities have a good transport system in place, still it would be wise to check what options you have beforehand. Ideally your accommodation should be close to a subway station, bus stop, or whichever mode of transport you prefer.

Terms of Lease

When you are renting out a room or an apartment, you should careful read the terms of the lease. The rent and the duration of the lease should be clearly mentioned in the agreement and signed by you and your landlord, or whoever is providing you the accommodation.


It is always advisable that you find yourself a suitable student accommodation before commencing your studies in your university. When planning to live outside campus, it may take some time before you find a place which meets your expectations, and more importantly, fits your budget. You can also consult you student counselor to suggest you a few places where you can find a place to call home for your stay in Europe.

About the author:

The Author is an education counsellor having keen interest in writing. Currently, He is writing on topics like, Study overseas, post graduate , diploma courses in UAE and Foreign Education. For more detail visit:

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