When choosing student accommodation, many are left wondering whether or not they should go for a student flat share or private student halls. There are of course pros and cons to both decisions, but in today’s student advice feature here at Collegiate, we take a look at just why the latter is the prudent option for you.

It is a decision that often comes down to what an individual is looking for in their accommodation and how they like to live their life. However, as people who tend to enjoy the finer things in life, Collegiate residents tend to opt for the more sophisticated approach which as you will find out, is absolutely represented by the private student halls option.

Indeed, just a few Google searches for flatshares in Lisbon or Portugal yield some pretty poor options. From low-quality accommodation to some rather shady neighbourhoods, a flat share when studying for your degree can often leave you open to a range of risks and disadvantages. Simply not what you need when you are looking to get the best grades you possibly can and embrace a new town or city.


Disadvantages of a student flat share 

Perhaps the biggest disadvantage of a student flat share when studying in Lisbon, is antisocial behaviour and noise. The chances are that at times, you will be looking for peace and quiet as you revise, read or complete coursework; you just cannot rely on this being the case when choosing to share a flat with people you don’t know.

Loud music late into the night, parties and a range of other noisy activities could keep you up late and ultimately lead to you becoming unhappy and not fulfilling your potential from an academic perspective. Other issues include:

  • Lack of Privacy
  • Communal Spaces (kitchens and bathrooms etc)
  • Financial Disputes
  • Theft of Property & Food


Advantages of private student halls 

These issues simply don’t exist when you opt for private student halls such as the exquisite residences we have available here at Collegiate. First and foremost, you can rely on privacy in your modern and elegant residence but there are all sorts of other facilities and perks which we think will make your university experience an all the more enjoyable.

You can look forward to the following mod cons with any Collegiate property, at the very minimum:

  • 19.0-23.5m2 Studio Apartment Space
  • USB Ports
  • Private En-Suite Bathroom
  • 32 Inch TV
  • Integrated Fridge Freezer
  • Combination Oven
  • Breakfast Bar & Stools
  • 4 Ft Double Bed
  • Microwave

Add to this state-of-the-art security, super fast wi-fi, private study areas and even fitness suites at many of our properties and it isn’t hard to see why choosing private student halls over the gamble of a flat share really has become a no brainer for the modern, sophisticated student.


Get in touch with Collegiate

There are all sorts of other advantages to choosing private student halls and in particular, Collegiate, for your accommodation needs in Lisbon this academic year. You can discover more by perusing the rest of our website and you can also get in touch with us directly to discuss your needs.

You can also find more fantastic articles and resources just like this one, by taking a look through the rest of our student advice section.