Accommodation in Halmstad

Information regarding what you need to think about when looking for accommodation in Halmstad.

The search for student housing in Halmstad can be quite challenging due to the limited amount of student accommodation.  

On this page you can find information about what you need to think about when looking for accommodation in Halmstad.
  • What to consider regarding rent and contract for accommodation.
  • Landlords in Halmstad and how you can contact them.
  • Ads for private landlords.

Information - Autum 2022

Exchange student or SI scholarship student

Updated 2022.05.12
If you are an exchange student or SI scholarship student, admitted in the autumn semester 2022, you can apply for student housing thru our company HSK Fastighter. 
  • Autumn 2022 we will be able to offer accommodation to approximately 110 students (corridor rooms and one room apartments). 

  • During week 21 - we will contact all admitted exchange and SI scholarship students by email and inform how to apply for student housing. 

Unfortunately we will not be able to guarantee accommodation for the upcoming semester to all admitted students. Please continue to read for more information about accommodation in Halmstad. 


International student

Updated 2022.05.12
There is a limited amount of student accommodation available for admitted students. Therefore, the University and the Student Union can not provide accommodation to international students autumn 2022. Please continue to read for more information about accommodation in Halmstad.

Important information and guidance on how to find accommodation in Halmstad.

Starting to study can be both new and exciting, and for many it also means a new home.

Halmstad Student Union is helpful with advertisements for housing for individuals and companies who wish to rent out to students.

We also pursue the issue of student housing by actively working in student politics towards our local politicians and nationally through the umbrella organization, Swedish National Union of Students (SFS), of which we are members.

To consider

It can be difficult at the beginning of the semester to get a place to live. When you have received your admission notice, start looking for accommodation as soon as possible - before your arrival.

Here we have compiled a list of landlords in Halmstad who rent to students and where you can find ads for accommodations.
Note that not all of their sites have an English version. 

It can be a good idea to take the first you are offered, and then find accommodation that suits you once you are in place. 

Also search in the neighboring municipalities Falkenberg and Laholm where there are good train connections.

Join different groups on Facebook such as Lägenheter i Halmstad.


Landlords in Halmstad

Click on the company to go directly to their website.

Long-term accommodation
  • HFAB Halmstad municipality's student apartments. Unfurnished apartment.
    Does not require a Swedish social security number/personal identification number. If you do not have a Swedish social security number, contact their customer center for help with registration (035–138300, info@hfab.se).
  • Natti Natti Furnished room, shared kitchen. Long-term hostel, not available during the summer. E-mail for information regarding student facilities: (info@natti-natti.se).
  • Halmstad Hotel Apartments - Furnished room with small kitchen.  Long-term hostel. E-mail for information regarding student facilities: (info@stockholmhotelapartments.se).
Websites with available private accommodations 
  • Blocket - website with private landlords.
  • Bostadsportal - website with private landlords. Does not require a Swedish social security number/personal identification number.
Short-term accommodation
  • Airbnb - does not require a Swedish social security number/personal identification number.
  • Booking - website with hotels and hostels in Halmstad.

Private rental properties

Below, private individuals advertise about available accommodation. Halmstad Student Union has no responsibility for the rental
between private landlord and tenant. We only convey the ad for the landlord. Contracts are written between the landlord and the tenant.

Send an email to info@karen.hh.se if you want to advertise. The ad is up for a month, after which it is then taken down. If a longer period is desired, the landlord can then contact us again.

Available object to rent

Published 2022.05.20

Furnished three room appartment for rent to university students (from 13/8/2022 to 13/6/2023)

Furnished three for rent to one or two caring, animal-free, non-smoking college students who do not want to stay in town during the summer. This apartment is suitable for a couple, siblings or a person as it has an open floor plan.

For rent from 13 August 2022 to 13 June 2023 with extension the following academic year from 12 August 2023 to 11 June 2024 and so on if tenants so wish. Half monthly rent is paid for August and half monthly rent for June.

Three rooms and a kitchen in a house on Söder in central Halmstad. The house was built in 1936 and is located on Skepparegatan 33 within five minutes cycling distance from the center and about ten minutes from the University. South beach and nature area

Alet is within a five minute walk.

Bright furnished apartment of 60 m2. Floor 1 of 3 (half a flight of stairs up). Equipped kitchen with dishwasher. One bedroom with access to balcony. Living room with windows to the south and west. An open bedroom between hall and living room. Spacious wardrobe in the hall. Newly laid plastic floor in the kitchen and freshly sanded parquet in all rooms except the bedroom. Small bathroom with toilet and sink. Shower, washer and dryer in the basement. Access to garden.


Rent SEK 6,200 / month. The costs for electricity, oil, water, sweeping, waste collection and fiber networks are included. Cost for TV is not included. No landline. Security deposit on 2 monthly rentals. The deposit is refunded upon moving out when the apartment

is inspected, moving cleaning approved, the keys returned and the lease expired. References are requested and payment remarks are not accepted.
Stair cleaning, lawn mowing and snow removal on the associated sidewalk are done together with the house's other tenants.

Send an email to: Stefan Johnston  -  johnston.stefan@gmail.com

Available object to rent

Published 2022.05.20
Furnished two room appartment for rent to university students (from 13/8/2022 to 13/6/2023)

Furnished second home for rent to a caring, animal-free, smoke-free college student who does not want to stay in town during the summer.

For rent from 13 August 2022 to 13 June 2023 with extension the following academic year from 12 August 2023 to 11 June 2024 and so on if tenants so wish. Half monthly rent is paid for August and half monthly rent for June.

Two rooms and a kitchen in a house on Söder in central Halmstad. The house was built in 1936 and is located on Skepparegatan 33 within five minutes cycling distance from the center and about ten minutes from the University. The southern beach and the nature area Alet are within five minutes walking distance.


Bright furnished apartment of 40 m2. Floor 3 of 3. No elevator. No balcony but access to garden. Equipped kitchen with new appliances: fridge, freezer, stove and oven. Newly laid plastic floor in the kitchen. Bathroom with toilet and sink. Newly renovated shower room, washer and dryer in the basement. Access to garden.


Rent SEK 4,800 / month. The costs for electricity, oil, water, sweeping, waste collection and fiber networks are included. Cost for TV is not included. No landline. Security deposit on 2 monthly rentals. The deposit is refunded upon moving out when the apartment has been inspected, moving cleaning approved, the keys returned and the lease has expired. References are requested and payment remarks are not accepted. Stair cleaning, lawn mowing and snow removal on the associated sidewalk are done together with the house's other tenants.

Send an email to: Stefan Johnston - johnston.stefan@gmail.com

Things to consider before moving in

Some things to keep in mind when moving in: contract, rent and notice period. If you want to know more about what it's like to live in Sweden as a student, check out studyinsweden.se. Study in Sweden is a website provided by the Swedish Institute.

Contract

The contract between you and the landlord is legally binding, therefore it is important that you read the contract carefully and ask if there is anything that is unclear before you sign.

Notice period

In Sweden, we have regulated through the law the practice of notice period of 3 months. That is, you must notify the landlord in writing that you are moving out, 3 months before the moving-out date. That means 3 full calendar months, for example if you are planning on moving out on 30th of June, you must cancel the accommodation before 31st of March.





Rent

The rent in Sweden is usually between 3000 to 6000 SEK for an apartment with a room and a kitchen. Depending on what is included and how big the accommodation is in square meters. Usually, electricity, water and heating are included in a rental apartment, however, the cost of household electricity and internet may be added. Therefore, expect a cost for housing of about 4000-8000 SEK.

Some landlords also want a deposit that you get back when you have moved out, provided that everything is ok with the accommodation.

The rent is paid before the month begins, for example if you move in on 1st of September, the rent must be paid before 31st of August.




Living in Halmstad

Close to everything


Inside the city centre you will find local shops and big brands. There are plenty of restaurants and opportunities to have a swedish FIKA. If you don't know about FIKA, check out this video or ask the closest Swede ;) 

At the University you find our gym (read more here).  The university is also close to ICA Maxi, a supermarket where you will find everything you need.

Great connections 

Don't worry if you don't find accommodation within walking distance from the University.

Buses will take you everywhere and run around the clock (read more at hallandstrafiken.se). Via Mecenat you have student discount on public transport.

Since Halmstad is a small city it's very easy to get around Halmstad by bike. There are plenty of different dealers and repairers for used bicycles in the city. For example, Håkansson's Cyklar or Rima Cyklar.

The Öresund trains takes you up to Gothenburg and down to Malmö less then two hours. From Malmö the same train goes on to Copenhagen.

HOME INSURANCE - FOR YOUR SECURITY

Länsförsäkringar Halland

Länsförsäkringar Halland has made it easy for you as a student. The student/youth insurance protects you and your things that you own, rent or borrow for your own use when you live in a tenancy. It also includes protection if the accident should occur when you are traveling, both in Sweden and abroad.