Accommodation in Berlin
The Erasmus office does not organize accommodation for you, so you have to take care of this yourself. There are two options: student housing and private accommodations. Your can find shared flats and furnished studios in Berlin, but you have to start looking well in advance.
If you prefer to come to Berlin first and look for accommodation, you can find affordable accommodations in hotels and hostels.
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There is a "Wohnungsbörse" available, where Charité students who go abroad for a while, offer their flat or room (in German!)
If you want to live in a dorm, you have to apply for a room. Where you have to apply depends on in which of the two universities you will be enrolled (ask us for this information).
The dorms are located on the outskirts of the city, so you will have to travel longer distances. Sometimes the leases are for a minimum of three months. The dorm rooms are furnished, but there are no sheets or blankets. There are usually no dishes or kitchen utensils, so you have to bring everything or buy a set in Berlin. Since you can only move into the dorms from Monday to Friday (9:00 to 14:00 h), make sure that you do not arrive on a weekend or holiday.
Information about Student Residences: Humboldt-Universität and Studentenwerk Berlin (note: not all of the dorms of the Studentenwerk are available to ERASMUS students).
If you prefer to rent a room or an apartment in a private house, there are several options. It has become increasingly difficult to find private accommodation in Berlin, for example in a Wohngemeinschaft (shared flats, mostly with other students), so get started as early as possible.
In between: Hotels, Hostels, etc.
www.hostelsclub.com/article-de-2253.html (through this online portal ERASMUS students can get special discounts in certain countries and cities)