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rent a piece in lausanne info

Xanthi
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rent a piece in lausanne info

hello everybody

I am a graduate student and I am about joining the epfl community in September. I would like to have information regarding accomodation in Lausanne. Which is the best area affordable and not too remote to live. I wonder if it worths visiting Lausanne in early July to find accomodation. I am worried because I have been warned that it is quite a hard to find a place to stay.

Any tip and advice is welcomed

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: rent a piece in lausanne info

Hi Ambier

If you check the lausanne website, they have a good list of accommodations, including an updated list on private rooms available for rent (look for the ones that are available by month):

www.lausanne-tourisme.ch/view.asp…

EPFL is right on the M1 metro line, so if you can find any place close to one of the stops, you should be fine.

etudiants.ch provides classified ads for people looking to rent out apartments or looking for roommates to share a flat (in French only):

etudiants.ch/etudiant.mp.newannonce.surf.Ann…

Hope that helps! Good luck with the search and let me know how it goes.

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2. Re: rent a piece in lausanne info

I got a follow up message on this topic, so I'm posting the reply here to share.

If you're searching for a place to stay, it's best to organize meetings with prospective landlords in the same area on the same day or around the same time so that you don't have to lose a lot of time traveling. As I'm not sure what your budget is, it can be difficult to suggest a specific area.

Some places might as you for a guarantor, but if you're a student it is often possible to have your university vouch for you or alternatively provide them a bank statement showing your assets from your home country to "prove" that you're good for the rent.

If you plan on getting a mobile phone, there are a few big operators in Switzerland:

-Orange: http://www.swisscom-mobile.ch/

-Swisscom: http://www.swisscom-mobile.ch/

-Sunrise: http://www.sunrise.ch/

You should be able to get a pay as you go SIM card from a mobile shop pretty easily, though you should have some form of ID (passport, etc.) with you just in case; I know they asked me for one when I got one but it's also been a while :)

Switzerland uses a GSM system so if you're from an area that uses the same, your phone should work simply by swapping out the SIM card IF you have an unlocked phone. If you're phone is locked to your current service provider, it will not work! Just a few things to consider.

Hope this is helpful and good luck with the preparations!

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3. Re: rent a piece in lausanne info

Oops, bad copy and paste. The URL for Orange is here:

http://www.orange.ch

There's also yallo that offers good rates if you're calling to the rest of Europe but I personally don't know anyone using it.

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4. Re: rent a piece in lausanne info

thank you very much for your imminent answer

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