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DORMITORY & ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation will make up the most significant percentage of your total monthly budget as a student living in Budapest. You will need an amount of approximately € 200-500 to cover your monthly accommodation costs.

The amount you’ll need will depend on the type of accommodation you choose:

  • Dormitories and student hostels cost about € 230-350,
  • or you can rent a private apartment for about € 400-500.

The living costs in Budapest are about another 150-250 EUR/months. This sum includes grocery, food, personal hygiene, local transport, telephone bills, and other expenses apart from the tuition fee and housing.

New students first arriving to live in Hungary usually prefer to live in a dormitory, as this is the most convenient and affordable option. In addition, it is also a great opportunity to make friends with other international students!


Metropolitan Dormitories: Nova Inn dormitory and the CEU Residence Center

Budapest Metropolitan University has two contracted dormitories. One of them is a comfortable hostel right next to our main campus, the other one is a buzzing, well-equipped hotel with many international students.

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CEU Dormitory

CEU FAQ 

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The CEU Residence Center is a hotel and conference center where up to hundreds of students can find a home during their university studies. Its special feature is that it has its own swimming pool and a gym, which residents can use free of charge. It can be reached by public transport in 12 minutes from the main building of the METU. The address of the CEU dormitory is: 1106 Budapest, Kerepesi út 87.

It is run as a hotel-type service and students can find many other facilities such as: 

  • 24/7 reception
  • 24/7 security service
  • 24/7 maintenance service
  • cleaning of the rooms and fresh bedsheets once in a month
  • Wifi
  • swimming pool, sauna and gym
  • billiard, foosball, table tennis
  • safe
  • iron, vacuum cleaner
  • study room
  • common kitchen and TV lounge on every floor
  • sports field and outdoor tennis court (sport equipment available at the reception)
  • garden with relaxing furniture
  • bicycle storage
  • pub (can be booked for private parties)

Other services subject to payment:

  • restaurant, café, shop
  • laundry room (Washing machines and drying machines can be used with chips. Chips can be purchased at the reception. 1 Chip=400 HUF)
  • guarded parking
  • fridge rental to the room (15,000 HUF/semester or 25,000HUF/ a year)

Prices:

  • Deposit*: 750 EUR
  • 2-bedded Shared room: 260 EUR/person/month 
  • Single room: 380 EUR/month 




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Nova Inn

NOVA INN FAQ

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The Nova Inn is a small student hostel just 200 meters from the university’s main building. It consists of 6 apartments, each with 4-7 students. Quiet, homely environment, close to the university. All apartments have a well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable living room area and 2-2 bathrooms and toilets. Broadband wifi is accessible in all apartments.

Address: 1148 Budapest, Nagy Lajos király útja 20.


Prices:

  • In a bedroom with 3 beds: 230 euros/person/month
  • In a bedroom with 2 beds: 290 euros/person/month
  • Deposit*: 750 EUR
  • In case of signing a 10 or 12 month-long contract, you can stay for free for the very last month.

-balcony surcharge: 10 euros

-compulsory starting package: € 150 / semester; contains: beddings, cutlery and the use of washing machine and tumble dryer

Rent contains all utility fees (energy, water, garbage collection fee) weekly cleaning of common areas (staircase, laundry room, and common room), monthly cleaning of kitchens bathrooms and toilets.

Monthly fees can be paid just in EUR in cash. 

Minimum rent is 5 months, maximum is 1 year, which can be extended for the next academic year in either May (in case rent is for a whole year) or in November (in case it is just for 5 months). It is possible to stay for the summer as well upon request. In case students only wish to store their belongings but otherwise, move out for the summer they receive a 20% discount for that period. Termination period is 1 month.

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Dormitory FAQ

Dormitory FAQ

What is Deposit?

* What is 'deposit'?

The deposit acts as a safeguard should the tenant cause any damage to the property or does not take the accommodation for the time period laid down in the Lease Agreement or does not fulfill his/her obligations set out in the Lease Agreement in any other way. This payment is fully refundable upon check-out as long as there have been no damages to the property.

Cancellation of dormitory reservation and deposit refund: In case you pay the deposit for the dormitory (and the rental fee of the first month) but eventually do not want to move in and would like to be your money refunded, you must inform us about your decision until the 31th of August or 31th of January. If you miss the deadline, your deposit is non refundable.

For further details, please contact : https://www.metropolitan.hu/ask-sic


How to Reserve place for yourself?

How to Reserve place for yourself? 

Step 1: pay 750 EUR security deposit* together with your tuition fees

Step 2: Fill the online registration form and choose the room that suits you the best

Step 3: Pay the first month fee of the chosen room

Step 4: Your room reservation is complete

*Deposit: It is refundable at the end of your lease agreement if no damages were done


Important points

IMPORTANT:

1. Please note if you decide to leave the dormitory before the expiration day of your contract the deposit is non-refundable.

2. Please note if you don't cancel your dormitory reservation until the 31th of August or 31th of January, the deposit is non-refundable.

3. Please note that if there is any damage caused by you at the dormitory, the deposit is non-refundable.

4. Please note that if by any reason you will arrive after the beginning of the semester you still have to pay the rental fee for September/February.

To apply for dormitory placement, please contact us via : https://www.metropolitan.hu/ask-sic


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