Top 7 Accommodations in Europe for International Students

With its lush scenery and beautiful landscapes and a plethora of reputed international universities littered all across the continent, Europe is one of the first picks for choosing a study abroad destination. From the world’s oldest university, i.e., the University of Bologna to some of the top business schools scattered across the peninsula, Europe’s study options are unique and varied. However, with the inflating value of the currency Euro and several countries’ high living standards across the continent, staying in Europe during your study abroad journey can be a bit tedious on your pockets.


With various amenities such as Wi-Fi, Parking, buffets, and self-help kitchens, hostels are the safest way to ensure you have a great trip without snipping away your pockets and shelling out big bucks. So, if you are looking for one such accommodation and don’t know where to start, here’s a list of 7 hostels in Europe that you can stay as an International student.


  1. Generator Copenhagen, Denmark

Generator Hostel is a wonderful place to stay in the center of Copenhagen, placing you in the historic district of Indre – precisely where you would want to be for a fantastic getaway. Generator Copenhagen gets you covered from a party hostel to a home away from home. Their selection of private and shared accommodation gives flexibility to friends and family or groups of strangers. They even have specialized female dorms with complimentary amenities. Every room is colorful, warm, and entirely feasible, with facilities such as bedside lamps, extra storage space, towels, free internet access, and so forth.


  1. Galaxy Pod Hostel, Iceland

Galaxy Pod Hostel is a modern hostel featuring dorm rooms and sleeping pods in Reykjavík, Iceland.  The sleeping capsules has adjustable lighting feature and often provide a private, secure package, flat-screen TV, fan, curtain, and a privacy lock. At the property, guests have free access to Wi-Fi and free private parking on site. Also, there is a self-service kitchen, bar with some of the finest Icelandic beers, and Happy Hours.  Within just 10 minutes, there is a range of restaurants and bars in the city center.


  1. Euro Hostel, Finland

Helsinki International Airport, located in Vantaa, a neighboring city north of Helsinki, Finland, is 21 km from Helsinki City Center and Euro hostel. Euro Hostel is located next to the Katajanokka Sea Terminal – just a short walk from the attractions, restaurants, and shops of central Helsinki.  All of their rooms are warm, comfortable, and elegant. It intends to serve more for less, which means lower costs for guests. The hostel serves a 24/7 reception desk, free Wi-Fi, Restaurant Suburritos, saunas, a self-service kitchen, and so much more.


  1. Saga Poshtel Oslo Central, Norway

Saga Poshtel is a radically new concept providing you with a chic, modern, vivid, and charming experience. Freshly redesigned, featuring art facilities and stylish décor.  With its central location in tune with its engrossing layout, they attract visitors to their property, ensuring a lively, friendly, and accommodating atmosphere. One of the latest additions to the Saga Hotels Family, Saga Hotel Oslo Central is centered on the foundational pillars of 24/7 available staff, homeliness, modern outlook, quality service, and a comfortable atmosphere.


  1. Palace Hostel, Austria

Located in Vienna’s outskirts within a 12-hectare park, this comfortable hostel is warm and inviting, welcoming, friendly, modern, safe, and socially conscious of low-budget accommodation with a multicultural staff. A games room and a playground for children are present in this location. The guest house provides a rental of bicycles, a mini-golf course, and a table for ping-pong. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the terrace during sunny weather. Free services entail parking, and a buffet breakfast offered in a cozy dining area.


  1. The Grand Hostel, Germany

The hostel is located in the heart of Berlin’s Mitte Friedrichshain. the staff there is an additional bonus, always willing to help, which makes guests feel right at home. The hostel is within easy reach of the Jewish Museum and Checkpoint Charlie and vows frequent visits to the pub and excursions with the staff. The hostel ensures a comforting stay for its visitors by offering some free services such as Wi-Fi, luggage storage, hairdryers in all bathrooms, the best staff you can expect – time, experience, and friendliness


  1. The Bulldog, Amsterdam

This centrally located hostel in Amsterdam is about a 12 km drive from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Bulldog Hostel Amsterdam is packed with the classic international and liberal atmosphere that makes Amsterdam exceptional, besides everything else. Guests can choose to stay in a dormitory, a private room, or a private suite during their Amsterdam excursion. The Bulldog Hostel is an icon for tourists around the globe. A true Amsterdam journey does not end without a stay in this gorgeous, canal-side Hostel.


These were some of the most famous and well-known hostels across Europe that you should check out while visiting Europe or during your stay as an international student. However, the list of heavenly hostels in Europe doesn’t end here, and there are many more such themed and cheap options at your disposal. So, ditch the expensive dorms and rental apartments and relish in the simplicity and charm of hostels and make your study abroad experience full of memories and unforgettable interactions.

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Author Bio: Abhyank Srinet is a passionate digital entrepreneur who holds a Masters in Management degree from ESCP Europe. He started his first company while he was still studying at ESCP, and managed to scale it up by 400% in just 2 years.

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