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Student housing, flats and rooms for rent in Basel

Student housing, flats and rooms for rent in Basel

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Basel is a charming city located in the north of Switzerland, on the border with Germany and France. It is a pleasant city, full of life and not very big, although it is the third most populated city in the country. It has a great cultural offer that you will be able to enjoy, including museums of all kinds, buildings with wonderful architecture, sculptures and parks.

The atmosphere for the students is very lively, as many young people move to Basel every year. Also, if you are lucky enough to be in Basel during its carnival, called Basler Fasnacht, which takes place between February and March, you will be able to enjoy this event that also attracts many young people from all over Europe.

If you are looking for student accommodation in Basel, you have to know that, like any city in Switzerland, prices are usually high. For this reason, we recommend that you start looking for your accommodation as soon as possible, to find an apartment or room that meets all the important characteristics for you which is close to the university and have an affordable price.

Student apartments for rent in Basel

In this city of Switzerland, you will find two options in terms of apartments for rent. On the one hand, there are studio flats, suitable for one or two people, on the other hand, there are apartments with more rooms that you will be able to share with other students. This way, the cost of rent and bills is divided among all.

In Basel, the price of a studio flat goes from € 1,220 onwards. The average cost of this type of accommodation is € 1500 per month. An apartment with more rooms to share goes from € 1,520 onwards, but the average is € 2,500 per month.

Student room for rent in Basel

Are you looking for a cheap room for students in Basel? In the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to see the offer of verified rooms and choose the ideal one for you. When looking for a room for rent, you have to take into account both the characteristics of the room and those of the entire apartment. Most rooms have a wardrobe, desk and some may also have a balcony and a private bathroom. On the other hand, all apartments usually have basic features such as Internet, washing machine, refrigerator, heating and oven, but they can also have a television, dryer and dishwasher.

The average price of a room in a shared flat is € 1000 per month.

Student accommodation in Basel

The majority of student life in Basel takes place in the central districts of the city. Below, we recommend some areas that you can choose to live in, both for being close to entertainment venues and the university.

Apartments for rent in the Clara neighbourhood 

This area is located on the right bank of the River Rhine, next to the historic centre of this part of the city. Generally, being a little further from the university, you can find cheaper prices here. For example, a studio apartment starts at € 1,220 per month onwards.

Apartments in Altstadt Grossbasel 

This area is made up of the other part of the old town, located on the left bank of the Rhine. It has many important attractions such as the Town Hall, various museums, the Tinguely fountain and also located next to the main campus of the University of Basel. In Altstadt Grossbasel, the average price of an apartment is € 2,800 per month.

Rooms for rent in Gundeldingen

The neighbourhood Gundeldingen is located next to the city's main train station, Bahnhof Basel SBB, and is close to the University Business and Law campus. Here you will find a diverse environment since it has stately homes and also a more industrial area.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Basel

This prestigious institution is the oldest in the country, founded in 1460. Did you know that its professors include people like Friedrich Nietzsche and Erasmus of Rotterdam? There is no doubt that it is a world-renowned university.

The main campus of the University of Basel is located in the Basel-Vorstaedte neighbourhood, next to the city centre. On the other hand, the faculties of Economics, Business and Law are located on another campus, in the St. Alban area, which is also close to the centre of Basel.

University residence in Basel 

In this city in Switzerland, student residences are usually subsidized, so the monthly cost is cheaper than a flat or a private room. However, the demand for this type of accommodation is very high, so requesting a place and being given it is usually very complicated.

Frequently asked questions about Basel 

How much does a student flat cost in Basel?

If you want to share an apartment with more students, the monthly cost will go from € 1,520 onwards, with an average of € 2,500. On the other hand, if you prefer to have a complete studio apartment for yourself, keep in mind that the price starts at € 1,220, with an average of € 1,500 per month.

Where to find cheap apartments in Basel?

If you access the Erasmus Play search engine, you will surely find the ideal apartment for you, with a good location, cheap and with all the features you are looking for. In addition, you will be able to book in total security and 100% online on the verified apartment that you choose.

What are the best areas to live in Basel as a student?

Young people generally choose central neighbourhoods to live in, as university campuses are close by. Some of the areas to consider are Altstadt Grossbasel, Kleinbasel, Gundeldingen, Clara, Am Ring, and Basel-Matthäus.

What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Basel?

We assume that Switzerland is a country with an expensive cost of living since its inhabitants tend to have high salaries. In the case of a student, assuming that you rent a room in a shared flat, and adding expenses for bills and food, he estimates that you will spend about € 850 per month. Of course, remember that you have to add leisure expenses, travel and some extras that you will surely have.

Why go on Erasmus to Basel?

This city in Switzerland welcomes many international students thanks to its lively atmosphere and prestigious university. Here you will be able to enjoy a varied cultural offer, as well as travel to nearby places in France and Germany. In addition, German is spoken in Basel, so you will be able to practice or learn the language.