Looking for a room by yourself
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.
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.
Useful abbreviations and vocabulary
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. The cooperation means that Bucerius students receive a 15% discount on the agency's commission fee. Should you wish to make use of their services, please give them the Bucerius Customer Number 25410.
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