We know that it can be hard to know where to find accommodation in a new city, especially a new country. Therefore, ESN Linköping is here to link you to websites that might help your search. Unfortunately, we cannot help you find accommodation, we just don’t have the means to help everyone in need but we can give you some tips along the way.
Here is a page with a lot of good tips when searching for accomodation:
This page might help you if you with emergency lodging:
Studentbostäder provides apartments and rooms to students in Linköping. Through Studentbostäder you get an apartment or a room through a queuing system. That means that you have to sign up first, that way you get 1 point per quing day. Even if you don’t have much points, don’t hesitate to sign up anyways but prior those with low numbers of people in line. Another tip is to keep your eye open for ‘Accommodation direct’ which is accommodation available for rent at short notice. It is based on ‘first come, first serve’ no matter how many points you have.
Heimstaden also offers rooms to students and is worth checking out. First you need to register on their website and then you can start to look for a room. They offer rooms both in Linköping and Norrköping. Find more information here.
Colonia is a student complex located just beside Campus Valla (one of the campuses of LiU located in Linköping). To get accommodation you need quing points so sign up and start queuing today. Find more information here.
Studentbo offers accommodation in Norrköping. Notice that Studentbo offers priority to students that are going to study two or more semesters.
Blocket is the equivalent of other countries’ craigslist, and a lot of people post ads here. It is possible to find private rooms and shared flats. Be careful not to pay a deposit before you have seen the apartment and signed a contract.
ESN Linköping’s flea market page on Facebook
Make sure to join our flea market Facebook group. Here you can find ads for renting an apartment or a room. People also sell a lot of things on this website, so you might find furniture and other stuff for your new accommodation here.
Here we provide you with a list of all landlords in Linköping. The page is unfortunately in swedish but easy to follow. Just scroll down and you will have a list of landlords. Click on one and you’ll get the contact information.
Before starting your search remember to beware of landlord scams, check out this page.
Cheap and sustainable furniture from LiU Student Secondhand
LiU Student Secondhand (LSSh) is an initiative started by LiU students within the non-profit student-organization Navitas. To create a circular consumption of students’ furniture they started a secondhand shop in A-building on Campus Valla. Here students can both buy and sell furniture, kitchenware or whatever you need for your accommodation. To help you get everything home you can even borrow a tricycle or a bike incl. bike cart for free.
Find out how it works and check out the furniture they currently have in the shop on their website: www.liustudentsecondhand.se