In the months before the semester starts, it can be difficult to find a suitable apartment or room in Paderborn – affordable accommodation is in high demand at this time of year. Especially in the summer months from July to September, when many first-year students are looking for accommodation.
Compared to other university towns, Paderborn’s housing market is quite buoyant for students: While accommodation directly on campus or in popular student areas (e.g. the Riemekeviertel, Ansgarviertel, Südstadt, Paderquellgebiet) is sometimes a little more difficult to find, students can opt for (often cheaper) alternatives a little further afield (e.g. Schloß Neuhaus, Paderborn-Elsen) and travel in to the university by train and bus.
|Tips for finding accommodation |
|Leverage all the usual online platforms for people looking for accommodation and/or place a |
wanted ad in the local press (e.g. Neue Westfälische, Westfalen-Blatt).
|Facebook has “online groups” in which private individuals post accommodation offers; we |
recommend entering specific terms in the search box (e.g. Paderborn University students,
apartments in the Riemekeviertel - Paderborn, group for flat-share ads | Rooms in
flat-shares and flat-shares, rooms in Paderborn, apartment search Paderborn etc.).
|Students are generally not entitled to housing benefit. There are, however, some |
exceptions to this; Paderborn city council can provide you with information on this,
and you can also submit a claim for housing benefit here.
|Information on rental prices – Rent index Paderborn |
If you are looking for short-term accommodation, you can stay at Paderborn
Youth Hostel, for example.