For the More Independent Student
Residences (based on availability) may be suitable for students who wish to have a greater degree of independence than offered in a homestay and keep accommodation costs down. In residence type accommodation you are provided with a private room and shared bathroom, kitchen and living area. You must provide for your own meals.
You have a choice of two types of residences
Standard Residences: are mainly located in the city centre, close to the school, and affiliated with universities. Almost all standard residences (except YWCA)are available in the summer only from late May to the middle of August. To view more information on summer residences see the the Accommodations Menu - Summer Residences.
Basic Residences: are in private homes in which either the whole house or one floor is dedicated to student accommodation with self-catering facilities. Basic residences are not in the city centre and are on average 40 minutes away from Quest by public transit.
While we will do our best to place students in residence of their choice, all residence are subject to availability.
Why Choose Quest Acommodations
Your accommodation is an important part of your experience. To ensure your comfort and happiness, we carefully screen and select accommodations on the basis of your needs. Prior to your arrival, you will receive complete details on your accommodation, including:
Quest does not use an accommodation agency to book your accommodation. Your accommodation is arranged directly by Quest. This helps to ensure better quality and if you have any problems with or questions about your accommodation, you know you can speak directly to Quest and rely on us to resolve any issues quickly. At least two to three weeks prior to your arrival we will send you complete accommodation information, including: details about location, pictures (outside and inside, hosts) and nearby transportation. We have even begun providing video profiles on some accommodation profiles. See sample profile below.
To ensure your satisfaction, we provide the highest industry satisfaction guarantee - you will be allowed up to 5 days after arrival to change your accommodation at no extra cost.
Sample Accommodation Profile (provided for all homestays and residences)