For your first days here, the best thing to do is to look for a hostel, afterwards, you can look for the rooms around the city. We always advise not to transfer money nor to choose a house before visiting it.
After you arrive in Coimbra, our suggestion is:
- Go to the ESN Office(check the schedule on the website before you go there) at Casa da Lusofonia:
- There will meet our volunteers who will give you a free Portuguese phone cardand share with you a list of rooms where last years’ Erasmus students were living;
- If you want to look for a house without our help, you can search for ads in local newspapers, near the faculties and in the streets.
There are also a few Portuguese sites where you can look for rooms or apartments, try Uniplaces, it allows any student to book his next student housing in a simple, fast and safe way. Offers an easy to use interface and an online payment system in line with the highest safety standards. Use the code ESNCOIMBRA and get 25% discount on service fee.