5 Aspects to Consider When Booking Your Student Housing

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Allaa Ashraf

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23 August, 2022

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Let’s agree that moving to study abroad is quite challenging, and one of those challenges is securing suitable student accommodation. Bear in mind that when you’re picking student accommodation, you’re literally picking your home-away-from-home for at least four years, so it has to be as comfortable as possible. Again, we know it could be a bit of a hassle. But don't worry, Casita will always come to your aid! To make life easier for you, we’ve put together a list of five things to consider when booking your student accommodation. Before you book your student accommodation, make sure you have a good grasp of the following:

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1. Location

It's crucial to consider how convenient your accommodation is. Can you get around on foot? Are you close to the university as well as local stores and nightlife? Although properties that are not in a central location may appear to be less expensive, they may become more expensive when transportation costs are considered. Aside from how far the accommodation is from campus, you may want to consider the specific location—do you want to reside near certain metro lines, for example? This is undoubtedly a helpful technique to reduce your accommodation alternatives if you need to be near campus or specific facilities. It is a huge plus to live in a Casita student accommodation that is close to your campus. 

2. Room Type

When browsing Casita’s student accommodations, you will notice that we have numerous room types, and each comes with different layouts, views, and sometimes different furnishings. En-suite rooms come in a wide range of types, such as Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Mainly, they are all the same; they slightly differ in size and in the number of flatmates in the shared flat. Self-contained studios and one-bedroom flats are perfectly designed for students wanting more privacy, and some buildings consider dual occupancy for couples, best friends, and/or relatives. Nevertheless, there are twin studios and other two-bedroom apartments with en-suites or single rooms. In a nutshell, consider all the types and match them with your personal needs and lifestyle to choose what suits you best. 

3. Facilities

The amenities you have access to and the activities you may participate in will play a significant role in your experience. Most student accommodations offer excellent amenities to students; nevertheless, the more amenities offered, the more expensive the rooms will be. However, rest assured that most of our rates at Casita are all-inclusive, preventing any unexpected costs that could annoy or surprise you. Take your time to find the appropriate facilities; for instance, if you don't exercise much, a gym may not be necessary, nor may group study rooms if you like to study alone. Some buildings have facilities that are simple to use and easily accessible. 

4. Safety

Before all comes safety! Always make sure a student accommodation is safe and that you would feel secure if you were to live there before looking into the specifics. This will not only make it possible for you to sleep soundly at night, but it will also guarantee that your experience will be as positive and carefree as possible. Before renting a student accommodation, try to find out if there is a good security system in place for the halls and if there will be staff on hand to make you feel comfortable. Your parents will be able to rest easy knowing you are being well taken care of once they are aware of this.

5. Roommates

If you're renting a room in a shared apartment, it's important to know how many people will be using the kitchen and how many of each appliance (such as refrigerators, sinks, and stoves) will be shared if you're renting a room. If there are shared bathrooms and showers, the same rules apply. Given that you'll be sharing a house with your roommates, it is crucial that you make a sensible choice. It would be fantastic to live with friends who are attending the same university as you, but keep in mind that adjustment could be essential in this situation.

This about sums it up! These were the top five factors to consider when booking your student accommodation. If you need help with making a choice or securing your room, contact our accommodation experts and they will assist you with whatever it is you need!


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