Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Hannover
Flatshare in Hannover

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Hannover

type.private_room 2 685/month
type.studio 3 1390/month
stats.apartment.2 4 2078/month
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The teaching quality of this city's higher-level institutions is world-renowned, including the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Hochschule Hannover), Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) and the Medical University of Hannover. But not only does this attract many international students every year, but also the possibility of knowing the German culture from within, learning the language and enjoying its traditions.

Do you want to live with roommates to make the experience more fun? Let us tell you that shared apartments are usually the preferred accommodation for young people, so you should look for the ideal one for you well in advance.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Hannover

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These are some pros and cons of living in shared flats in the German city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Hannover

  • You will be able to search for a shared flat in areas that are convenient for you, close to leisure areas and universities. The most chosen neighborhoods by young people are Altstadt, Nordstadt, Mitte, Calenberger Neustadt and Oststadt.

  • This can be an advantage or disadvantage for you, but in some cases, the landlords make it a condition that all roommates be of the same sex, especially in the case of women.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Hanover

  • Some residences do not have a kitchen or dining room, so you will have to eat out and spend more on food.

  • The demand for accommodation is much greater than the supply, so it is often difficult to find a shared flat with your preferred characteristics at a good price.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Hannover

Do you want your exchange experience to be the best possible? Use the apps for Erasmus+ that you have at your disposal, with which you will be able to access a large amount of information about the paperwork you have to do, life in the city and also tips from students from previous years. For example, young people advise that to save on the monthly cost of food, you shop at the markets and cook at home.

How to meet people in Hannover

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The following are some of the ways you have to meet people in the German city, in addition to sharing moments with your flatmates:

Student associations in Hannover

The ESN Hannover is one of the associations preferred by international students since in it, you can not only meet people, but you will also be able to be part of numerous fun activities and events. In addition, you can talk with the organizers in case you have doubts about your procedures or something in the city.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Hannover

We recommend that you join the ESN Hannover Facebook group since, in it, you will be able to access the calendar of all the activities that you can join. You will find events of all kinds: bowling, theme parties, hiking excursions, picnics in the parks, and climbing walls, among others. You sure have a great time!

WhatsApp groups for Erasmus in Hannover

If you want to meet people and connect with other students, join the ESN Hannover WhatsApp groups and the other available Facebook groups. Also, take the opportunity to propose the plans you want, most of the time you will find someone who wants to join.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Hanover

Here are some recommendations for you to take into account:

  • Are you going to be in Hanover in October? You can't miss the Oktoberfest festivities! This famous celebration is also held in this city, so you have to take the opportunity to enjoy this part of German culture to the fullest.

  • Hanover is full of green spaces that you will be able to enjoy. If you like walks in nature and parks, it may be convenient if your accommodation has good access to Eilenriede, the city's green belt.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Hannover

How much does a shared flat cost in Hannover?
In general, the minimum cost of spare rooms in shared flats is usually €500 per month, although remember that it always depends on the characteristics of the room, the flat itself and its location.
How to meet people in Hanover?
Students from previous years recommend that you join ESN Hannover, the association for Erasmus students. You can also meet people in the Facebook and WhatsApp groups that are available.
What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Hannover?
One of the biggest advantages is that you will be accompanied as soon as you arrive in the city, so you will not feel alone at any time. Since you will save on your monthly rent, you can choose central and convenient neighbourhoods, as well as have more money for events, trips and activities.
What to ask before entering a shared flat in Hannover?
You have to ask what the basic rules of the house are, regarding cleaning standards, hours, visits, etc. Remember that Germans can be a bit strict, so you have to be open-minded and communicate well.
What are the best apps to find roommates in Hannover?
We put at your disposal one of the best apps/websites to find roommates: Erasmus Play. Access the community and also find the ideal accommodation for you easily.