Palermo

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Palermo

Palermo is the capital of the autonomous region of Sicily. Located on the island and next to the sea, at first, it can seem like a chaotic city, neglected and difficult to understand. However, we assure you that in a few days you will get used to its rhythm of life and you will begin to enjoy it to the fullest. Come on, the Sicilian rhythm of life will catch you. It is that in this Italian city there is a very good climate, its people are very sociable and its life is very lively. You will always find people on the streets having a good time, both during the day and at night.

Are you looking to rent a student apartment in Palermo? As with leisure in the city, you will find a very varied offer of apartments and rooms for rent. We recommend that you pay attention to the characteristics that interest you the most to choose it, since this way you will find the ideal one for you.

Here are some of the best student accommodation options in Palermo.

Student apartments for rent in Palermo

Many young people move to this Italian city every year and look for a furnished apartment, with a good location (that is, close to the university) and at a good price.

You have the option of renting an entire apartment for yourself or renting an apartment to share with other students. With this last alternative, you can divide the expenses among those who live there, so the price is usually cheaper.

The cost of a studio apartment starts at € 500 per month, the average rent is approximately € 600. On the other hand, the price of apartments with more than one room starts at € 790 and usually costs an average of € 1000 per month.

When looking for a complete apartment, keep in mind that each one has different characteristics. Most include some basic appliances, such as an oven, washing machine, or refrigerator, and some may include extra amenities, such as a terrace or balcony.

Student room for rent in Palermo

Renting a room in a shared apartment is one of the most chosen alternatives by students who move to Palermo. In this way, the cost of rent per person decreases, since the expenses are divided. Besides, you will share your experience with other young people who are in the same situation as you.

The characteristics that you have to observe when renting a room in a shared apartment is whether the bathroom is private or shared, what the living room is like and whether the kitchen is equipped. 

In the Erasmus Play search engine, you can safely find a room for students that suits your needs.

Student accommodation in Palermo

There are different areas where you can find accommodation in this Italian city. We tell you which are the most chosen by international students:

Apartments for rent in Borgo Vecchio

This is the old quarter of Palermo, so it is close to everything interesting and the places that students usually go let's have fun.

Here, the most common is to rent a flat to share with other young internationals. The average price is approximately € 1000 for a two or three-bedroom apartment.

On the other hand, if you prefer to have your place and not have to share a living room, kitchen and bathroom, you can rent a studio, whose price starts at € 550 per month in this area.

Apartments in Politeama

This neighbourhood is highly chosen by students as it is close to the university campus. You can find different alternatives, such as a studio apartment for a price ranging from € 500 per month, an apartment to share between 3 people for € 870 or a 4-bedroom apartment for € 1120.

Rooms for rent in Oreto-Stazione

This neighbourhood is located southwest of the centre, so it is a bit far from the University. For this reason, the price of the rooms is usually cheaper than in closer neighbourhoods. A room in an apartment shared with other students costs € 250 per month on average.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Palermo

Two of the neighbourhoods most chosen by students looking to rent accommodation near the University of Palermo are Politeama and Libertà. These neighbourhoods have the advantage that they are also close to the city centre, around 20 minutes by public transport or 30 minutes on foot.

A studio-type apartment with a private bathroom, washing machine, heating, air conditioning and a closet has an approximate price of € 500 per month in these two areas.

University residence in Palermo

Many young internationals are looking for cheap student residences in Palermo to live during their stay in the Sicilian capital.

The price of a room in a residence varies depending on whether it is private or shared. The average cost of a private room is € 300 per month and that of a shared room is € 230 per person per month. Of course, keep in mind that bathrooms are common on almost all occasions.

Frequently asked questions about Palermo

How much does a student apartment cost in Palermo?
A studio flat has a price that starts at € 500 and a flat with more rooms to share with other students starts at around € 800.
Where to live in Palermo if you are a student?
Some of the neighbourhoods most chosen by students who move to this Italian city are Borgo Vecchio (the historic centre), libertà and Politeama. Also, one of the neighbourhoods that has slightly cheaper prices is Oreto-Stazione, which is a little further from the centre.
How much does it cost to live in Palermo as a student?
Life in this Italian city is not expensive. Think that you should have about € 450-500 per month, this if you decide to rent a room in a shared apartment for approximately € 250 per month.
How to find cheap accommodation in Palermo for students?

Here are some tricks to find cheap student accommodation in Palermo without wasting time:

  1. Access the Erasmus Play search engine
  2. Set your maximum budget and the date of entry and exit
  3. Filter and compare all the prices and services included in the apartments and rooms
  4. Reserve 100% online and in a secure way
Why go on Erasmus to Palermo?
The capital of Sicily may seem chaotic at first, but once you understand it and get into its rhythm and culture it will captivate you. It is a very lively city, where landscapes, history and the leisure offer complement each other perfectly.

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