The 17 best websites to find accommodation in Montreal

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After getting into a university, you must find a place to stay in Montreal. In order to help international students in this task, One Vision Tour has compiled a list of the best ressources to find an apartment or a room in the big city.

Fist of all, here is some important information to know before starting your search :

• Quebec has an official moving date : the first of July is the date on which the leases end, and many people move on this day.

• In Quebec, we calculate the size of a house according to the total numbers of room, and we add a half for the bathroom. For example : 4 and 1/2 = 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and bathroom.

• Remember that winter in Quebec is harsh and check with your landlord if heating is included in the lease. If not, plan some additional spending for the wintertime.

Let’s start with the most popular options for students when looking for a flat:

1. Keep Up Montreal (our favorite in Montreal!)

2. Kijiji

Then, we’ve got the official residences of the four Montreal universities :

3. Concordia student housing

4. Résidences UQAM

5. Résidences UdeM

6. McGill student housing

And there are also student residences which are not affiliated with a particular university. Here are the two most popular :

7. Evo

8. Résidence Edison

There are also search engines on which you can filter for your preferred functionalities (for example : the location, washer and dryer, size of the place, etc) :

9. Student Housing Montreal

10. Padmapper

11. Appartmap

12. Kangalou

13. Airbnb

14. Craigslist

15. Louer.com

And let’s not forget Facebook groups that are made for house hunting

16. Groupe Facebook Montreal Rentals

17. Groupe Facebook Montréal appartements et condos à louer

If you still have difficulties finding your way, if you have any questions, or if you want to receive additional information on the neighborhoods, the modalities or the type of accommodation, don’t hesitate to contact a One Vision Tour adviser.

We will be happy to explain you everything so you have a nice place to stay during your studies.

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