Finding a room in Utrecht can demand a lot of time and effort. You could consider coming to the Netherlands early and arrange a temporary place to stay. This way you can attend the viewings in person and continue your search to more permanent accommodation. Make sure to book well in advance, as most affordable options will be fully booked at the beginning of the semester. Also note that not all (temporary) accommodation allows you to register at the municipality. For more information on City Registration check our page on Laws, Regulations and Financial Matters.
Below you can find a list of hostels, Bed & Breakfasts, platforms, and tourist sites that provide a wide variety of temporary accommodation options in Utrecht and surrounding towns and cities. Please note that they have not been verified or approved by the university, this a referral service only.
Stayokay is a quality hostel chain, and offers a discount of 10% to Utrecht University students and their friends and families in the hostels mentioned below: simply enter discount code "UU" when booking online. The Stayokay Utrecht City Centre hostel also offers a long stay programme with special rates (depending on availability). Note that the discount code is not valid for the long stay programme.