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Students: how to find accommodation in Paris?

Are you going to pursue your studies in Paris (university, Erasmus, preparatory classes, student exchange…)? First, you need to find an accommodation … Easier said than done! In Paris accommodation is expensive and student housing is limited.
Even if renting a furnished studio seems to be the best option, we can give you some other alternative to find a place that best suits your budget and requirements!

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The solution: a furnished rental… individual or shared


Renting a furnished studio apartment

There are plenty of websites offering rentals for individuals and groups (pap.com, seloger.com…). But landlords, who are reluctant to rent their properties to students (unpaid rent and/or damage to property), turn increasingly to furnished rental specialists, such as Lodgis, to rent out their properties without having to worry.  Estate agents can be helpful for students looking for housing since they offer a larger selection of apartments and guide them throughout the rental process (property searching, paperwork).
Finding an apartment through an agency is now cheaper than ever as agency fees are capped at 12 €/m²! For example, Lodgis offers studio apartments from 560€ per month with agency fees only amounting to 144€ (for a furnished studio of 12m²). So, don’t hesitate to come discover our range of furnished studios, on our website.

Sharing a furnished apartment

Renting a furnished apartment in Paris is the ideal solution for students who wish to be more independent.
Sharing an apartment is a great solution as it enables you to live in a spacious furnished apartments for rent at a lower cost in the very heart of Paris. As a matter of fact, big apartments are not in such high demand: that’s why landlords accept to rent them to students as shared flats.
Hence the fact that Lodgis offers you a large range of furnished apartments to share in Paris.
However, for a flat sharing to go well, you need to find the right people to be your flatmates, people with good-manners whom you respect and can trust!
An other alternative is Inter-generational flat sharing! You share an apartment with an older person who might need your company on a daily basis (the rent is cheap if not free). Several companies offer this kind of arrangement that’s not yet well-known in Paris.

Other kinds of furnished accommodation for students: cheaper but less accessible


University campus: but the available places are limited

University campuses are cheaper solutions for students who want to live in Paris. Moreover, it is likely that students who have just arrived in Paris will feel more comfortable living with other students and getting to know them. But this furnished accommodation, which is cheaper (between 400 and 550€ per month for a room from 11 to 18m²), is not necessarily accessible to all: there are applications and just a few are successful.
To make up for the lack of space on campus, private and high-quality student residences started to appear: they are more expensive (almost the same rent as for a studio of 18m², between 580 and 950€ a month). The application process is far less difficult than on campus, thereby enabling all students to find a room.
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Student hostel

In recent years, student hostels have undergone a transformation. No more shared curfews and cramped, overcrowded dormitories!
There are now around 30 student hostels in Paris that offer furnished bedrooms for 1, 2 or 3 people and are great alternatives to find accommodation in Paris at an affordable price (from 250 to 500€ per month), but they are often reserved for younger girls. This is reassuring for parents but also highlights the pros and cons of living in a community.
Now that the cat’s out of the bag, it’s up to you! If you think renting a furnished apartment would be the best option for you as a student in Paris, you should have a look at our blog post which sums up all you need to know about international guarantors for a furnished rental in Paris

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