A city hugging the Oder River in Western Poland, Wroclaw is a very attractive European city. Loved by locals for its interesting history and beautiful architecture, Wroclaw has started to attract the attention of expats around the world for its opportunities and love cost of living in a beautiful fairytale like setting. Apartments for rent in Wroclaw are expensive by standards of other Polish cities, but cheap in comparison with the rest of Europe, so those living in major cities such as London, Paris or Berlin will appreciate the drop in rental price here. The city offers a variety of neighbourhoods in a compact size each with something a little different. The city accommodates a large student population, a growing hipster and creative scene in Nadodrze and the more traditional neighbourhood of the Gothic Old Town. If you have a higher disposable income, then Biskupin is an attractive neighbourhood in the heart of the city that is highly desirable.
A cheaper option, but just as viable for those looking to move to Wroclaw would be renting a room. Rooms to rent in Wroclaw are a cheap alternative to renting an entire apartment or townhouse which will cost significantly more. You can still live in attractive neighbourhoods such as the Old Town or Biskupin and experience the buzz of the city by living so centrally, an option normally out of the question for some but made affordable by finding a room in Wroclaw. Typically, people renting rooms in cities are of a younger demographic with a lower income, so this is a great way to meet new people in a city that you may know few in. For the social aspect it is always advisable as you could get lucky and end up living with people you get on very well with.
The University of Wroclaw accommodates thousands of students every year. Cheap beer, good party scene and a low cost of living means this city is the perfect place for students to experience university life. The campus is very central and accessible to the rest of the city, public transport is cheap and there is a large international student scene here. Wroclaw’s student accommodation comprises of three main options, living on campus in university halls, living central in private halls of residence or in a shared house or apartment in a neighbourhood a little outside of the city centre. The benefits of each differ, as students looking for the classic university experience will want the campus halls accommodation. However, living in a shared apartment can be a great way to be involved with a city and not just the university you attend, make sure to do your research and check out the options on Nestpick for student accommodation.