Find housing on your own

When finding accommodation on your own, it is important to start well in advance. It has proved quite difficult to find student housing in Stockholm, especially in the beginning of the semester when the Swedish students are also looking for accommodation.

A good start can be made by visiting the web site of Study in Stockholm, » Study in Stockholm. There you will find information about student accommodation in Stockholm and you can search for different accommodation alternatives. On the same page you can also get a short review of different student accommodation agencies in Stockholm and learn a bit about their supply. Moreover you can take a look at the following sites:

» DOCH's Student Union
» Sök studentbostad
» Studentlya
» Svenska Bostäder
» SSCO
» Airbnb

Also see the Swedish Youth Hostel Association. Alternatively, you can contact one of the hotel and hostel agencies in Stockholm before or on arrival in Stockholm. You can find one of these agencies in the main hall of the Central Station (Centralstationen/T-centralen). Staying at a hostel/hotel should only be considered a short term solution (since it is a pricy one), while trying to find long term accommodation.

A few more tips when looking for housing: contact your embassy in Stockholm to see if they have any contacts or information to offer, or if you can place an add with them. Check the notice boards at the University for notes on subletting of apartments and rooms. You can also check the newspapers for available accommodation. There are a number of second hand letting agencies in Stockholm. Most of them have in common that they charge quite a steep fee for access to their registers of available flats and most of these flats have high rents and are for short term rental only. Remember that finding private accommodation in Stockholm may be tedious and hard work but most students find somewhere to live after a while. It may also cost you some extra money for staying at a hostel/hotel until you find accommodation.

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