Zagreb

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and is located in the north of the country. It is the most populated Croatian city and has very beautiful buildings and architecture from different periods of history, such as the Gothic and the Austro-Hungarian.

This student city is chosen by many young people from all over the world every year who come here to experience a different culture and to be able to travel to nearby places in Croatia, as well as to other countries. For this reason, the student atmosphere is very lively. The city offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, cafes, discos, museums, shops, squares and green parks.

If you are wondering, how much does a student flat costs in Zagreb? We can tell you that it is not usually very expensive since you can find rooms for rent from 250 euros per month. However, there are some details that you have to take into account when searching to find the ideal accommodation, which meets all the important characteristics. In this article we will tell you all these details and, in addition, we put at your disposal the Erasmus Play search engine in which you will be able to compare between the verified offer of flats and rooms from a wide variety of online platforms and websites.

Student apartments for rent in Zagreb

If you want to rent a complete apartment for yourself, in Zagreb you have the option of choosing a studio apartment in which you will not have to share common areas or the bathroom. On the other hand, if you feel like it, you can also rent an apartment with more rooms to share with other students. In this way, you will be able to divide the rental costs and utility bills (water, electricity, gas, internet, etc.) among everyone.

The cost of an apartment with several rooms to share in Zagreb starts at € 450 per month (with two rooms) and has an average price of € 700. A studio apartment has a price that generally goes from € 350 onwards, with an average of € 500 per month.

Student rooms for rent in Zagreb

Are you looking for a cheap student room in Zagreb? In the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to see the offer of verified rooms in the Croatian capital and choose the ideal one for you. When searching for a room you have to pay attention to both its characteristics and those of the apartment. All rooms usually include a wardrobe, desk and bedding, although there may be some that have other details, such as a balcony or their bathroom.

The average cost of this type of accommodation is € 300 per month. Usually, the minimum price is around € 250 and the maximum can be up to € 500, always depending on its location and the characteristics of the room and the apartment.

Student accommodation in Zagreb

Here are some of the favourite neighbourhoods to live in for international students who move to the Croatian capital for their Erasmus:

Apartments for rent in the centre of Zagreb

This area, called “Donji Grad” in Croatian, which translates to “Lower Town” in English, has many sites of interest to students, such as the main square of the city, which is where many events are held throughout the year. You can also find here several faculties of the University of Zagreb.

Apartments in Trešnjevka - Sjever

Trešnjevka - Sjever is a district located to the west of the city centre. It has a large number of inhabitants and young people, so there is a very good atmosphere in its streets, with restaurants, bars and some discos.

Rooms for rent in Gornji Grad – Medveščak

These two areas are located towards the north of the centre of Zagreb. Both have many of the city's sights, including the two medieval areas and are set on a historic hill. Here you will also find several restaurants and bars and you will also be able to move around the nearby places on foot or by tram.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Zagreb

This institution is one of the most prestigious and important in the country. It has a wide variety of faculties and each of them is located in different buildings. Most of these buildings are located in the city centre, in Donji Grad and east of the Trešnjevka - Sjever areas.

University residence in Zagreb

In this Croatian city, residences can be both private and public, offered by the university. The advantages of this type of accommodation are generally lower than those of private flats, which is why young internationals often prefer to rent a room in a shared apartment. In this way they will not live alone either, being able to share the day to day with other students and learning from this experience to the fullest.

Frequently asked questions about living in Zagreb

How much does a student flat cost in Zagreb?
This depends on the characteristics of the floor. In the case of a studio apartment, the average price is usually around € 500 per month and for a flat to share with several rooms € 700 per month.
What are the best areas to live in Zagreb as a student?
In general, the places frequented by students and universities are concentrated in central areas. Because of this, some of the most chosen neighbourhoods every year by international youth are Donji Grad, Trešnjevka - Sjever and Gornji Grad – Medveščak.
How is the student atmosphere in Zagreb?
It is a very dynamic city for students, with a great cultural and leisure offer that you will be able to enjoy every day of the week. Of course, keep in mind that there are two types of nightclubs: some that play foreign music and others that play only local music.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Zagreb?
The cost of living for Erasmus students is very affordable in this Croatian city so, if you have the possibility, you will be able to take advantage of it to travel to nearby places and still not spend too much. Estimate that you will spend an average of € 600 each month on mobility. It should be noted that in Croatia the Croatian Kuna is used and the exchange rate is usually convenient for students who come from countries where the euro is used as currency.

The approximate exchange rate between the Euro and Croatian Kuna is;

  • 1 Euro = 7.5 Croatian kuna.

As the Euro is normally abbreviated to EUR(€), the Croatian Kuna is HRK. 

The approximate exchange rate between the US Dollar and Croatian Kuna is;

  • 1 USD = 6.35 Croatian kuna.

Keep in mind that the exchange rate varies, therefore the previous exchange rates can be different while you are reading this.

Why go on Erasmus to Zagreb?
If you come to this Croatian city you will be able to get to know the local culture that is very different from many of the European countries. You will be able to share with students from all over the world and also easily travel to other nearby places, both in Croatia and in other countries. If the language pushes you back, don't worry, as locals and international students often speak and have classes in English.

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