If you prefer to look for accommodation independently, here are some tips and tricks as well as useful resources. Please be aware that the housing market situation in Hamburg - like in most big cities - is tense. Therefore, rents may be higher than in your home town, especially in central locations.
Please be aware that the housing market situation in Hamburg - like in most big cities - is tense. Therefore, rents may be higher than in your home town, especially in central locations.
We recommend that you look for a Wohngemeinschaft (WG) - a shared flat - which is the most common kind of accommodation for German students. Furthermore, unless you are bringing your own furniture, you should look for a Möbliertes Zimmer or a Möblierte Wohnung - a furnished room or apartment.
When checking the real-estate section in the newspaper or elsewhere, this list of abbreviations may come in handy.
|ab sof||ab sofort||immediately|
|KM||Kaltmiete||rent without heating or electricity costs|
|(kompl.) einger.||(komplett) eingerichtet||(completely) furnished|
|NK||Nebenkosten||costs for heating, electricity, etc.|
|(1.) OG||(1.) Obergeschoss||(1st) floor|
|v. priv||von privat||from private owner|
Bucerius Law School has a cooperation agreement with the real-estate agency City Wohnen which has specialized in interim housing. As of 2015, renters no longer pay a commission fee to the agency.
If you wish to stay in a hotel or a youth hostel while you are looking for something more permanent, here are some recommendations.
Hostels and guesthouses
- Auf dem Stintfang
- Instant Sleep
- Meininger Hostel
- A & O Hostels
- Zimmervermietung an der Messe
- Pension am Rathaus