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Hamburg Apartments for Rent

Apartments, Rooms & Flatshares in Hamburg

Germany’s second-largest settlement and largest port is often known as the ‘gateway to the world’, and this international city certainly gives off a welcoming vibe. Hamburg is a major commercial hub and multicultural city, with around 30% of the metro area’s 5.1 million residents having a non-German background.

When you join its large expat community, your most immediate concern is finding somewhere to live that’s both comfortable and safe. Hamburg apartments for rent suit a range of tastes and budgets - from modern city centre apartments to old-fashioned houses in the leafy suburbs.

If you’re seriously considering moving to Hamburg, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Nestpick we’ve got a fantastic selection of Hamburg apartments varying in size, location and price - all at the touch of a button. Average rental prices for furnished apartments in Hamburg are around €1,400 in an expensive area and €1,050 in a cheaper area.

Serviced Apartments in Hamburg

If you are planning to stay in Hamburg for a few months, a great option would be looking into the variety of serviced apartments in the city. Most rental apartments will require you to sign at least a 6-month lease but if you are in Hamburg for an extended amount of time you won't want to be cooped up in a hotel room. Serviced apartments, while more expensive come with a whole host of amenities. An added bonus is that the vast majority of serviced apartments in Hamburg are found toward the city center, all in prime locations. With prices starting at €1300 a month – they are certainly worth looking into.

Featured Properties

990 €

Nice apartment, close to downtown and Alster

4,946 €

large central flat in Hamburg

3,200 €

bright 5,5-room flat in beautiful villa / 200 qm / Zylinderviertel / 5

2,100 €

Bright and spacious penthouse in Eppendorf

2,290 €

LOFT in the heart of HafenCity

2,725 €

Great, neat junior suite in Hamburg-Nord

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Recent properties

669 €

Room in Martha-Muchow-Weg, Hamburg

1,549 €

Amazing and charming suite (Eimsbüttel)

1,969 €

Lovely & bright apartment near school

250 €

A room in Eimsbüttel

900 €

A room in Hamburg-Nord

1,090 €

1 room apartment in Hamburg-Nord

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Featured Apartments

1,782 €

Fewo Edith on the ground floor with Elbblick

750 €

Apartment in Kattunbleiche, Hamburg

2,619 €

Spacious studio on the Aussenalster

2,500 €

Wonderful & amazing home in Hamburg-Mitte (Hamburg)

1,850 €

Cozy & great home in Altona - top location and connection!

4,946 €

large central flat in Hamburg

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Featured Rooms

390 €

A room in Hamburg-Nord

1,500 €

Dream visit in dream room

370 €

Klein, aber fein - ideal für Berufstätige

579 €
Medici Living

Room in Martha-Muchow-Weg

564 €

A room in Hamburg-Nord

619 €
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Room in Martha-Muchow-Weg

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New Apartments Hamburg

Hamburg has such a storied history and has been a major European city since the Middle Ages. Fortunately for renters, developers have made their mark on the city since then and you can live in Germany's second largest city in some of the most modern buildings around. If you are wanting to live in the historical center of the city, then although the buildings themselves won't have the most modern exteriors – the apartments themselves have mostly been renovated and modernized for 21st century city living. If you are wanting brand new everything, then in recent years there has been big development along the waterfront with some of the best apartment buildings in Germany being constructed here!

Hamburg Apartments by Neighborhood

Hamburg in northern Germany is a dynamic city, with one of Europe’s hottest art scenes, lively bars, and plenty of opportunities to work or study. That’s why the city is always very welcoming to visitors from abroad. In Hamburg apartments for rent long term are always highly sought after and if you are moving there yourself, will naturally be a top priority for you too. Prices vary considerably for rental properties in Hamburg, depending on the location and size of the apartment. Whether you are looking to rent student accommodation in Hamburg or choosing between fully furnished apartments, you will find your new home on Nestpick. A little city tour guide…

More Attractive Areas for Apartments in Hamburg

Hamburg Apartments in City Centre

The centre of town is where you’ll find major shopping streets and landmarks like the Rathaus (city hall). It’s also the major tourist district, thanks to museums in the Speicherstadt district of regenerated warehouses, and the harbour – a great place to eat and drink. It can be a bit expensive, but the city centre is the place to stay for sight-seers and business travellers. You can expect to pay around €2,000 per month for a 3 bedroom furnished apartments in central areas.

St. Georg

St. Georg (or Sankt Georg) is a little to the northeast of the train station and is a famously easy-going, bohemian area. It’s the kind of place people head for a relaxed coffee and a meal, and is also the hub of the city’s gay community. With plenty of affordable properties in the area, it’s a good place to look for long term apartment rentals in Hamburg. Single bedroom apartments can be found in this area for about €800 per month.


Families and students might want to look further afield for the best deals on apartments for rent in Hamburg. A great place to look is Wandsbek, in the north of the city. It’s conveniently located for the airport and has rapid light rail connections to the city centre, as well as shopping malls and parks.

Other areas

There are many other neighbourhoods to consider in Hamburg as well, so feel free to look around. Just north of the river, Jungfernstieg is an up-market district packed with boutiques, where window shopping seems to be the order of the day. Altona in the west offers green space and sporting venues like the Volksparkstadion, home to Hamburger SV. Then there’s Winterhude, a well-off northern suburb with pleasant tree-lined boulevards and organic cafes. If you want a safe, prosperous place to stay and don’t mind paying extra, it’s ideal.

Studio, 1 & 2 Room Apartments for Rent in Hamburg

Studio Apartments Hamburg

If you are wanting to live as close to the city center as possible, keep your budget low, but have your own space and independence – then studio living might be the perfect solution. About as open plan as you can get, there are some fantastic studio style apartments starting at €800 in some of the best locations in the city.

One-bedroom apartments

While the studio selection in Hamburg is good – if you can spend a little more on accommodation you will have a lot more choice when it comes to finding a home. One-bedroom apartments are very common in Hamburg, and while they are more expensive – starting at around €1200 in a good location – the scope of choice is a lot more favorable to the renter, be it a historic building or a more modern condo style home.

Two-Bedroom Apartments

A reasonably priced two-bedroom apartment in the heart of the city can be hard to come by – they are obviously very much sought after and so if you see one for a good price then jump on it. Otherwise it would be a good idea to look in the newer apartment buildings that have been built around town and along the waterfront as with the number of apartments they have, you are bound to find something that ticks all the boxes!

Student Apartments in Hamburg

With a student population of over 75,000 - of whom 10,000 are from abroad - the cosmopolitan metropolis of Hamburg is a fantastic place to experience university life.

The city is home to 17 universities in total, with 6 of these being public institutions. The most prominent, the University of Hamburg, consistently ranks within the top 20 universities in Germany and is also the third largest in the country.

As a student arriving in Hamburg, finding suitable accommodation will likely be your number one priority. Thankfully, there are a wide number of housing options on offer for newly-arriving students.

For students in Germany it’s very common to share a flat with housemates (‘Mitbewohner’). Shared flats (known as ‘Wohngemeinschaft’ or ‘WG’) often require tenants to introduce themselves at a ‘Mitbewohner-Casting’, enabling your future flatmates to get to know you. The majority of students in flatshares are usually looking for someone sociable and reliable, so it’s advisable to present yourself in such a way. Rental prices start at around €300 per month.

Another option for student accommodation in Hamburg are residences organised by the non-profit organisation Studierendenwerk Hamburg. There are 23 such residences in different areas of the city, and with this type of accommodation you’ll share a kitchen, bathroom and living room with 10 to 15 people on one floor.

If you’re a student or intern looking for a short-term student housing in Hamburg, subletting a room is a good option. Great areas for affordable rooms include St Pauli and Eimsbüttel, which are both located close to the main university campus.

For a great selection of student apartments in Hamburg, look no further than Nestpick.

Public Transport in Hamburg

Getting around Hamburg is easy due to its quick, clean, efficient, integrated and inexpensive public transportation system. Public transport in Hamburg is operated by the Hamburg Public Transport Network (HVV) and consists of trains, buses and passenger ferries.

The train system in the city is made up the U-Bahn (underground) network and the S-Bahn (overground) network. There are four U-Bahn lines and six S-Bahn lines, as well as nine regional services that quickly move commuters in and out of the city. On weekends, the busiest U-Bahn and S-Bahn lines remain open throughout the night - which is great news for late night revellers who live in the suburbs!

Like other major cities, Hamburg’s transport system has fare zones. Within fare zone 1-2, a single journey ticket will cost €3.20. You can also purchase a Hamburg CARD, which will entitle you to unlimited travel by bus and train throughout the HVV service area. See for more information.

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