House, apartment or room search
There are several websites which are available for searching accommodation. You can find accommodation from the below websites.
- eBay Kleinanzeigen
You can read about my experience of house hunting from the below post.
You can also find accommodation on several social media. One of the famous social media is Facebook. You can find it in the groups or marketplace.
In case, if you haven’t found any accommodation and your date of arrival is near, you can consider any of the following choices.
- Student hostel
Hostels are available in most cities. You can find temporary accommodation and it will be mostly based on the daily charge. Charges differ based on the city, the number of beds in a room, and the facilities available. Normally, you can find accommodation for less than 30 Euros.
One of the famous hostels is Jugendherberge which you can find in many cities. Search “Hostel + city name” to find the available hostels.
This is a website where you can find cheap accommodation in case of an emergency.
It is normal for workers who are traveling to different cities for their work. It is also for someone who wants to stay temporary. Rooms can be rented for days, weeks, and even months. Rates depend on room type. Shared rooms will be always cheaper than individual rooms.
- Do not transfer any amount to a private account. Transfer only if you get something through your university.
- Before you leave your home country, make sure that you have accommodation.
- If you are already in Germany and searching for a new room or an apartment, visit directly and then pay. There are too many fraudulent.
- There are too many agencies through which you can find a room or an apartment.
Accommodation for students
Once your visa got approved, it is very important to search for accommodation. You can show one of the below options.
- University hostel
- Private apartment/room
Normally there will be an application process to apply for the student hostels. That information may vary depending on the university. So visit the university website to get details about the accommodation.