Housing in San Diego can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean it is out of reach. Depending on the area and what you are looking for , costs can vary from $650-$1800 per month for a small single room or a shared apartment.
Choose wisely before committing where to live for your term of study. Rental agreements typically require a month-to-month (most flexible), six-months, or one-year agreement including a 30-day notice to vacate. Be sure to inquire which is suitable for your length of stay and/or budget.
Every landlord and/or roommate will require a security deposit, usually 1 month’s rent. Be sure to walk through your room or apartment and check and document every single damage or flaw for the record. Let the Landlord sign that inspection sheet and keep a copy in order to guarantee the right amount of deposit refunded when you move out.
Search for apartments/rooms/sublets here:
- Search a map and type in your neighborhood http://www.padmapper.com
- Search on craigslist: sandiego.craigslist.org for apartments, rooms etc.
- Search neighborhoods by price/safety/location using http://www.trulia.com
- Neighborhoods including Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Downtown, Clairemont, etc. are popular
We recommend that you do not rash to sign a rental contract because you think that you are running out of time. There are several options to avoid being trapped in a long-term contract by spending the first days/weeks in a hostel www.hostelworld.com, in someone’s apartment www.airbnb.com or one someone’s couch www.couchsurfing.org.
Weekly or monthly furnished/unfurnished apartment services are offered by:
- Vantaggio (nearby dormitory-style housing), 2 block walking distance http://www.vantaggiosuites.com/
- Kamo Housing http://www.kamohousing.com/
- Zumper https://www.zumper.com
- Including free food http://sdtravelershouse.com/
- 15% Student Special www.500westhotelsd.com
- Newport Place www.newportplace.com
- Several places : Avalon Apartments www.avaloncommunities.com
- Top address in PB Bay Pointe http://www.baypointeapartmenthomes.com/
- Close to CIBU http://www.lapensionehotel.com/
- Hillcrest Inn http://www.hillcrestinn.net/
- Studio 819 www.studio819.com
- Fino Corporate Housing http://www.finohousing.com/
- Alternative to padmapper: http://www.apartmentlist.com/
- Apartments for rent: www.forrent.com
- Homestay http://www.homestayfinder.com/
- Homestay http://www.sandiegohomestaysearch.com/