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5 things to check before moving into a student accommodation in Budapest


Moving into student accommodation in a foreign country can be overwhelming, but with these top 5 tips, you will be able to feel like a local student in Budapest. From understanding what is included in your student room, to knowing the public transport options between your university and your student accommodation, these are the essential things you need to know before you move into a student dormitory in Budapest. 

Are you planning to move into student accommodation in Budapest? If so, you're in for an exciting experience! Budapest as the capital city of Hungary offers a vibrant student life. To help you get the most out of your stay in the city, here are the top 5 things you need to know about student accommodation in Budapest. 

Amenities and services of the student accommodation 

Moving into a new student accommodation is exciting! Let’s start with the most important: your student room! It's so fun to personalize your student apartment and make it feel like home. But what should you expect when you first step into your new dorm room in Budapest? Let's dive in!

At Dean’s your room will come equipped with the basic necessities. This includes a bed, study desk, chair, and storage space for your belongings. We also provide additional amenities such as a mini-fridge, a microwave, and cooktops, but not all student accommodation in Budapest has all these in your rooms, so be sure to check beforehand. Always double check what type of student room and what extra amenities you ordered. It’s really important to know what to expect upon arrival.

In terms of decor, you'll have the freedom to personalize your dormitory room. Bring photos, posters, and other items that reflect your personality and make you feel comfortable. Just keep in mind any restrictions or guidelines set by the student accommodation.

Lastly, it's important to remember that dorm rooms can vary in size and layout. Some may be more spacious and have a private bathroom, while others may be more compact and have shared facilities. Be prepared to adapt to your surroundings and make the most of the space you have.

Keep in mind that not all student accommodation has kitchen equipment or bedding so sometimes you have to make sure you’ll buy these before moving in. With Dean’s comfort pack, you don’t have to worry about it. 

With a one-time fee you’ll get all of these at Dean’s student accommodation in Budapest:

  • frying pan with lid, 
  • Set of cooking pot with lid, 
  • knife set , 
  • underplate for hot pots, 
  • soup strainer, 
  • kitchen towels, 
  • sponge, 
  • set of kitchen helpers, 
  • bowl, 
  • cereal bowls, 
  • place mat, 
  • plastic food box, 
  • bed linen, 
  • bathroom carpet, 
  • clothes hangers, 
  • big towel, 
  • small towel, 
  • laundry bag, 
  • chopping board

Let’s be real. It is much easier to order the comfort pack than running to several kitchen stores and home decor shops to buy everything on your own. Not only can you save the hassle but you also don’t need to worry about carrying them all to your student accommodation. 

Transportation between the student accommodation and university

Navigating a new city can be intimidating, but getting around Budapest is a breeze once you know your options. Budapest has an extensive and efficient public transportation system that includes buses, trams, and subways. The city is well-connected, making it easy to travel from one part of the city to another - especially if you use Google Maps! 

Dean’s student accommodation is conveniently located, close to universities, in the heart of Budapest, so you can easily get to every campus. Semmelweis University is right at the corner, only 20 meters from the entrance of Dean’s student accommodation. Corvinus University of Budapest is 15 minutes by subway from our private dormitory, and Eötvös Loránd “Lágymányos” campus is only 23 minutes by metro from our student housing. 

If you prefer a more active and environmentally friendly mode of transportation, consider cycling. Budapest is bike-friendly, with dedicated bike lanes and bike-sharing services available throughout the city. But please, always watch out for cars! 

Student Ambassadors of your dormitory 

You are about to move to a vibrant international student accommodation so you must benefit from its amazing networking opportunities! That's why it's essential to connect with student ambassadors when you move into a student dormitory in Budapest. These ambassadors are current students who are there to help and support you throughout your time in Hungary.

Student ambassadors have first-hand knowledge and experience of living and studying in Budapest. They can provide valuable insights and advice on a range of topics, including local attractions, popular hangout spots, academic resources, and other entertainment facilities close to your student accommodation. They can also help you navigate through the university system, introduce you to fellow students and dorm residents, and answer any questions you may have about student life in Budapest.

One of the easiest ways to connect with student ambassadors is through social media platforms. By following your student accommodation and reaching out to the presented ambassadors, you can stay updated on events, meetups, and other opportunities to connect with other students.

Additionally,  Dean’s student accommodation also offers events run by student ambassadors. Don’t miss out on any game nights or rooftop parties! Follow our social media channels to be up-to-date! 

Gym membership at your student accommodation

Staying fit and healthy is important, even when you're a busy student. That's why knowing about gym access is essential when considering student accommodation in Budapest. Thankfully, many student dormitories in Budapest provide gym facilities for their residents, just like Dean’s. These gyms are equipped with modern exercise equipment to cater to different preferences and fitness levels. Whether you're into cardio, weightlifting, or something easier, you'll find something to suit your needs.

Having a gym within your accommodation is incredibly convenient. It eliminates the need for costly gym memberships or having to travel long distances to access a fitness center. By having an in-house 24/7 gym at Dean’s student accommodation, you can easily fit workouts into your schedule, making it easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle while balancing your academic commitments.

Not only does having a gym on-site save you time and money, but it also provides a great opportunity to meet other students who share your passion for fitness. Working out together can be a great way to bond, motivate each other, and form lasting friendships.

Before you move into a student dormitory in Budapest, be sure to inquire about the gym facilities available. Some accommodations may have limited hours of operation or require a separate fee for gym access. Understanding the details will help you plan your fitness routine effectively and make the most of the gym amenities available to you.

Student parties close to your student accommodation

Budapest is a university town bustling with a vibrant student life. As a student living in the capital of Hungary, you'll have access to a wide range of activities and events specifically designed for students and young people. From festivals to concerts, art exhibitions to sports events, there is always something happening to cater to your interest and passion.

One of the highlights of being a student in Budapest is the abundance of student clubs and festivals. The city hosts various concerts and music festivals throughout the year, featuring both local and international bands. Sziget Festival, for example, is one of the largest music festivals in Europe, attracting music lovers from all over the world. Many students extend their stay or even move in a month before to discover and enjoy the study-free vibrant summer time in Budapest. But don’t worry if you don’t want to torture your parents by extending your stay, you will have enough university parties to attend throughout the semester. 

In addition to student nightlife, Budapest offers a thriving art scene. Galleries and museums host regular exhibitions, showcasing the works of both emerging and established artists. Students have the opportunity to explore different art forms and styles, participate in workshops and art events - at a discounted price if you show off your student card. 

Overall, it’s very easy to get prepared and feel comfortable as a foreign student living in Budapest. The city offers diverse and exciting activities for students. Once you settle in your new student accommodation, you can access each activity by public transport. Get in touch with the student ambassadors of your dormitory to be invited to the best student events during your stay in Budapest. Don’t forget to visit the gym time to time when you are not too busy with studying and socializing with your dorm friends.

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