Our Guide to Accommodation

“Don’t stress about not finding a room until the last minute. Act fast on the websites and get in touch with as many listings as possible. Don’t necessarily expect your flatmates to be as sociable as they are in England because they might not be unfortunately. There are plenty of other ways to make friends though!”

Universal resources for accommodation in Germany

Accommodation in Berlin

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Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg are lively neighbourhoods. Home to great bars and restaurants, close to the university as well. Word of mouth works really well (in an ideal world), although WG-Gesucht and Badi are great websites and you can also use Facebook groups.

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Accommodation in Munich

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Munich is a lot more expensive than other German cities – be prepared to pay more. Living centrally and in places such as Giesing, Sendling, Schwabing can end up being more pricey. Finding somewhere can be difficult, so keep an eye out for rooms! Ramersdorf, Haidhausen, Berg-am-Laim, Harlaching, Trudering, Pasing, Grünwald and Baldham may end up being cheaper, but bear in mind that these parts are also a little further away from Munich’s centre.

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Accommodation in Leipzig

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Look on WG-gesucht a couple weeks before travelling to your destination. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get many replies a couple weeks in advance. Flat shares are quite popular in Leipzig especially for Leipzig so its quite usual to have some interviews and go through an application process for the room.

Emphasis on the fact that in Leipzig it is better to use WG instead of living in halls. The halls aren’t any cheaper than a WG but are certainly more basic and less homely (think massive bare, basic rooms). However, if you’re looking for a more social atmosphere, halls seemed to be good for that. A lot of Erasmus parties are held in halls since a lot of Erasmus students live there together. But that doesn’t go to say that a WG can’t be sociable.

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Accommodation in Frankfurt

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As in other German cities, WG-Gesucht will more often than not be your best bet for finding a room in Frankfurt. Head to the website and get in touch with as many people as you can. It’s important to be on the ball as flat viewings and move-ins can happen quickly, so be sure to keep checking new listings. A lot of adverts won’t be placed until a couple of weeks until the room is free, so bear that in mind when looking. 

In Frankfurt you can expect to pay around the 600 € per month mark, although bargains can always be found. Prices in central areas in the Innenstadt such as Konstablerwache are perfectly located but can be more pricey. Westend is the more boujee part of town so prices there will be high. For a more bohemian feel and bristling bar and restaurant scenes, check out places in Sachsenhausen or Bornheim.

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