The most important questions about German language courses at a glance
German Courses with Accommodation Help
Sprachenatelier offers participants registered for German courses assistance with finding accommodation in close proximity to the school, often in an apartment, a room in a shared apartment, a hotel or a hostel.
Please note that we can only offer our students assistance with their search for an accommodation if they are at least 18 years old.
Prices for a room in a shared apartment vary between 300 to 400€ per month, depending on the size and furnishing of the room. Although we do our best to fulfill the accommodation requirements of all of our students, it is important for course participants to note that early registration improves the likelihood of finding the desired form of accommodation.
Hostels are the best accommodation for short durations (less than one month), as they are inexpensive, starting at 10€ per night. Sprachenatelier also can make arrangements for course participants to stay in a room in one of the student dormitories of the Berliner Studentenwerk. Staying with a host family in Berlin is a good option for younger students.
Hostels offer budget accommodation for backpackers and other individual travelers who seek a more communal environment and contact with other young people while valuing inexpensive prices over privacy or luxury. Hostels offer rooms with multiple beds, typically ranging from two beds (more expensive) up to 12 or more (less expensive).
All of these hostels are conveniently located near Sprachenatelier, either a short distance on the public transport or walking distance (Odysee), and are conveniently situated amidst numerous cafes, bars, inexpensive restaurants and clubs as well as tourist sites such as the famous East Side Gallery section of the former Berlin Wall.
Another form of accommodation for students who wish to have daily contact with other (especially German-speaking) people is to rent a room in a shared flat (Wohngemeinschaft - WG for short). Berlin WGs vary greatly in occupancy—from two to 20 housemates. Whether it's sharing breakfast, cooking, talking or partying, a room in a shared flat provides students with opportunities to socialize in German and is a good option for a long or short stay.
Berlin also has an array of city magazines and daily newspaper which list room and apartment rentals. The current monthly price for a room in a shared apartment ranges from 200 to 400 Euros.
On the Internet you can find "WGs auf Zeit" on the following pages:
A quieter alternative to a shared flat is living in a student dormitory. These are not as expensive as your own flat and you can decide if you would like to live in a (furnished) room by yourself or shared with other occupants. Living in student dormitories is also very suitable for people who are only in Germany for a short time, for example for an internship or language course.
Accommodation with a host family is a popular option among our students from abroad who come to Germany for a language course or for a school exchange year. A host family offers you your own comfortable room, a nice family who will make you feel comfortable and at home.
Coming to Berlin
Coming to Berlin is really cheap!
There are quite a lot of airlines providing cheap flights to Berlin: