Moving to a new city may not be all that easy. It would be even more difficult if you are to travel overseas and establish yourself in a completely foreign atmosphere in order to pursue your education or career. Therefore, making sure that you will be safe and sound in that unknown territory is highly important. In order to do this, you must first find a place to stay. This is where most people turn to the assistance of hostels. If you can find the right place of accommodation, then other tasks may become simpler. However, this task alone is not as simple as it sounds. You need to do a considerable amount of research in order to find the right place and here are some ways in which you can do that. 


Ideally, the best place for search for anything has become Google. There seems to be no other source of information that can surpass this gift of modern technology. Therefore, the first thing you need to do is to Google your options. It is as simple as typing your requirements in the search bar in order to find your perfect fit. If Google fails to find a solution for you, there is no one who can help you. However, it is not advisable to accept whatever suggestion that it brings you. Always consider the reviews and ratings of others before taking that step.

Trip advisor

Trip advisor is most certainly the best place to look into if you are in search of short term accommodation. This is the one and only place which has information of places that can provide accommodation for you, both good and bad. The best interesting part about this service s that, others who have had prior firsthand experience will share in this portal for them in order for you to have a better understanding before picking the place. Also, there will be rating out of which you can choose the best. 

Family and friends

Family and friends are always a safer option to turn to when it comes to hostels. Why? You seem to have more faith in them than complete strangers who will offer you their reviews on places to stay. Especially if any of your family members have stayed in the area that you are about to move to, then you can always ask for some advice from them. Also, if you do have any relative or friend living in that area, you could bunk at their home for a while until you find the nice location with their assistance.


If you applied to a university, they are most likely to recommend dorms and other places that provide accommodation to you in way of brochures. These are usually safe as they are recommended by your place of study. Therefore, even if it might cost a little extra, choosing such a place might ensure your safety furthermore.

Have you figured found the perfect place of accommodation yet?