Accommodation for Students

3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Looking for Accommodation for Students 

It can be very exciting to embark on a whole new life when a student leaves school, and ultimately, the family home. One of the main concerns is always which university to attend. Then, directly after that, suitable accommodation for students comes into the picture. While students are young and relatively easy-going about where they live, they do not always understand the importance of suitable student housing. This means that they make mistakes along the line that can threaten their safety, their happiness, and their studies. Here are some of the common pitfalls to avoid when choosing lodging for students.

  1. Leaving it to the Last Minute: Accommodation can be very hard to find, and if you leave it too late, you may be stuck in a place that does not suit your needs. You may end up paying a lot more for a place than you (or your parents) can afford, you may end up living way too far from the campus, or you may even end up with dodgy flat mates that have a negative influence on the way you live your life. Your first priority should be to find suitable accommodation that will cater to your needs. The minute you have been accepted at your chosen college, you should get on with looking for accommodation that suits you. If you leave it too late, you will be in trouble.
  1. Bad Security: Make no mistake about it; the crime rate in this country is high, and even students are regularly targeted for cell phones, cash, or even other horrid misdeeds. You need to find a place that is very serious about safety and security. Ideally, there should be access control around the clock to ensure that you can come and go as you please, and that unwelcome outsiders are not allowed within the property boundaries. Safety comes first!
  1. Insufficient Facilities: You may be offered a place that is neat and tidy, but when it comes to washing your clothing or accessing Wi-Fi, there you are left to your own devices. Responsible establishments, such as Varsity Lodge, acknowledge that students need certain facilities, and they are willing to provide them. It is virtually impossible these days to study without access to the internet, so unless you want to pay for it yourself, find a place that can provide it for free or at low cost.

Varsity Lodge is a franchise that provides accommodation for students around certain areas in South Africa. We understand the needs of students, and we do our best to create buildings and living spaces that allow our residents to thrive. Our lodges are supervised and access controlled around the clock, and we provide facilities you need, such as a laundry and high speed Wi-Fi. Give our team a call today to find out more!