Generally, in Andorra, finding accommodation to rent or buy is not difficult due to the very few number of country inhabitants and the many offers available.
However, one thing to take into consideration is that, as an unusual case, Andorra's cheapest accommodations are located in the city centre (flats/buildings), while high quality and most expensive ones can be found at the outskirts (houses), surrounded by nature, close to the ski fields and with private gardens.
Consequently, property prices and rents in Andorra vary considerably depending on the area and city. For example, you can rent a flat in Andorra la Vella, its capital, for 450€ a month, but a house in Escaldes or La Masana will cost you a minimum of 800€ a month.
The best way to start is to have a look at the newspapers, advertisements in shops, college notice boards etc. Moreover, accommodation or letting agencies are companies that will help you find private rented accommodation.
Notice that they may charge you a fee once you have found what you are looking for (usually the equivalent of a monthly rent).
Despite the big amount of accommodation possibilities offered in Andorra, finding a place to stay can sometimes take time. Before starting your search, there are several aspects you should take into consideration:
Flatsharing is the most popular option between people who cannot afford a flat. There are different ways and webpages to find the perfect property (Check the buy and rent section to find out more)
However, when looking for a "flatshare" housemate, the best recommendation is to find it through networking between your circle of friends and acquaintances or through social networks groups and ask for recommendations.
Andorra offers a very wide selection of hostels, both in quality and value. For example, the prices of a bed in a dorm room start from 14€, whereas private rooms fees start from 27€ (middle season).
The most trust-worthy websites to find a hostel in Andorra are:
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