Affordable Student Housing in SF
August 21, 2012 10:41 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for the San Francisco equivalent of Australia's UniLodge
- basic student housing without
tons of frills. Do they exist?
posted by divabat to home & garden (3 answers total)
I'm starting grad school in SF and currently live in Oakland but am looking for places that are closer to school. My school doesn't offer housing so I've had to look around,and one option I'm exploring are student apartments.
The places I've found seem to function more like hotels, despite calling themselves "student housing" - mostly because they include in the price perks such as weekly housekeeping, daily breakfasts, and state-of-the-art gym/spa facilities. I don't need anything quite that fancy! All I'm after is:
* furnished - bed, desk, wardrobe
* has Internet
* kitchen and bathroom can be shared
* private bedroom
I did apply for the Berkeley Student Coops and got a place in International House (also at Berkeley) but they're both too far. I don't think I'm qualified for other universities' housing. I'm hoping for something under $1000/month. Does what I'm looking for exist?
(I am specifically looking for something in San Francisco, not Oakland or Berkeley - I have my reasons for my location choices. I am also looking at sharehousing but that's easier to source than this. hence the q.)