Utrecht University reserves a limited number of rooms with Star Lodge Hotels for a fixed period of one, two, three or four weeks at a discount rate. This high quality three-star hotel is only a 10 minute bike ride away from either Utrecht’s City Centre or Utrecht Science Park.

Reserved long stay arrangement

If you have not yet found a room for the next academic year you are strongly advised to arrange a temporary place to stay in advance. Via the Reserved Accommodation Programme you can book one of the reserved rooms with Star Lodge Hotels for a fixed period of one to four weeks in September. 

Who can apply

You can apply if you are a new international degree or Erasmus / Exchange student and are planning to enrol in September of the next academic year at Utrecht University (2018 – 2019). You are only eligible if you do not yet live in the Netherlands.

When to apply

Reservations for the Star Lodge Hotel arrangement can be submitted as of 30 July 2018. The available beds are limited and allocated on first come, first served. Do not wait too long to make temporary arrangements! Offers usually fill up quite quickly during the start of the academic year.

  1. Download the Star Lodge Hotels application form
  2. Fill out the form and send it to info@starlodge.nl in a message titled "UU-Allocation"
  3. Subject to availability, you will receive a reservation confirmation via e-mail and a payment request
  4. Transfer the first installment of 50% of the total booking (nonrefundable) as soon as possible, but before 20 August, to complete your reservation

Check the FAQ if you wish to make a reservation with Star Lodge Hotels for a different date than available in the application form.

Type of accommodation

The rooms in The Star Lodge Hotels are suitable for max. two people. You can either apply for a private room, or you can apply for a shared room with another international student at a lower cost (single gender). All rooms have a walk-in shower, a separate toilet, free WiFi and a Smart TV. If you share the room with another student the beds will be separated within the room. Although the walk-in shower is connected to the room, there is a curtain that can be drawn for extra privacy (please see photos below).

Booking period and costs

The rooms are available as of the fixed check in date of 1 September and available for a fixed period of 7, 14, 21 or 28 nights at a discount rate. The arrangement includes breakfast. The booking is personal and cannot be transferred to someone else. Prices are excluding tourist tax. The booking price for a shared room is 35 euros per person per night. The booking price for a private room is 70 euros per night.


Both the City Centre and Utrecht Science Park are just a 10 minute bike ride away and have a good bus connection to the hotel. The hotel also offers a lounge area, a bike rental service and parking facilities. Follow this link for the Google Maps location.

Can I also book this arrangement as a couple or with my friend?

Please inform Star Lodge Hotels if you wish to book this arrangement as a couple or with your friend. Depending on availability they will check if this is possible.

Can I also book for longer or shorter, or for different dates?

The reserved arrangement is only available for the fixed check in and check out dates. If you wish to book this hotel for a different period please make your booking via the Star Lodge Hotels website directly. Note that other rates may apply outside this reserved arrangement.

Is your question not answered in this FAQ? Check the website of Star Lodge Hotels or contact them directly.