To successfully find a room in Utrecht it is important to start searching early. To make sure you can attend the viewings and ‘hospiteeravonden’ you could also consider coming to the Netherlands early and find a temporary housing, from where you can continue your search for more permanent accommodation.
You could for example sublet a student room in the summer by searching housing platforms and social media, or you could book temporary accommodation. Below you will find a list of hostels, Bed & Breakfasts, temporary accommodation platforms, and tourist sites that provide a wide variety of temporary accommodation options in Utrecht and surrounding cities. Make sure to make your booking well in advance, because most affordable options are fully booked at the beginning of the semester.
If you are staying in the Netherlands for more than four months to study, you are legally required to go to the city council and register as a new resident of the town in which you are living. You can find more information on city registration on this page. Please note that if you require a visa and/or residence permit you are legally required to register with the city as soon as possible after your arrival. Make sure to take this in consideration when you are looking for housing, as not all (temporary) accommodation allows you to register at the municipality.
Stayokay is a quality hostel chain, and offers a discount of 10% to Utrecht University students and their friends and families in the hostels mentioned below: simply enter discount code "UU" when booking online.
The Stayokay Utrecht City Centre hostel also offers a long stay programme with special rates (depending on availability). Note that the discount code is not valid for the long stay programme. Booking request for the long stay programme can be made at the hostel (Neude 5, Utrecht), via phone +31 (0)30 75 01 830 or email: Utrecht@stayokay.com or via their website. The stayokay hostels in the Utrecht region are listed below.