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How to Find the Perfect Accommodation In Your Budget

Finding a place to stay in a new city can be a bit of a tricky process, even if you’re moving to a city like Hyderabad which has a ton of accommodation options for young professionals and students. From 1BHK apartments to hostels, PGs and even coliving spaces, the variety is almost endless. But when you’re looking for a girls’ hostel in Hyderabad that’s both high quality and budget friendly, it can be a little difficult. That’s where we come in. Today we’re going to tell you how to find the perfect accommodation for yourself without overextending your budget:

Decide what you want

The first thing you need to do is decide the type of accommodation you want. After all, the amount that you spend on rent is going to be proportional to that. If you want the privacy of a flat, you’re going to have to shell out on extra for utilities and household management. On the flipside, if you want the convenience and affordability of a hostel or PG, you’re going to have to adjust to living with roommates. So, first you need to determine your preference and choose the type of accommodation that best suits your needs.

Finalise your budget

Once you’ve made a choice about the type of accommodation you want, it’s time to look at your budget. How much can you realistically afford to spend on rent every month? Factor in some additional living costs such as electricity, gas, internet etc if you’re not opting for a hostel or PG. Once you settle on an amount or a ballpark figure, you can restrict your search to be within this parameter.

Shortlist some areas

It’s now time to actually look at where you want to live. If you’ve decided to stay in a hostel or a PG and you don’t want to spend more than Rs 10,000 a month, shortlist one or two areas in Hyderabad where you can look for such accommodation. These areas should ideally be within a few kilometres of your college or office so that you can also reduce expenditure and time on daily travel. They should also be places that are well connected to public transport systems and in safe and well lit neighbourhoods. Look for accommodation listings in these areas online on sites like MagicBricks or Stanza Living.

Visit some sites

Once you’ve done adequate research online and found some properties that suit your budget, area and other specifications, you need to do a site visit. Don’t just trust images you see online as you can’t really judge how old or authentic they are. It’s best to make arrangements for this yourself rather than through a broker as you can then avoid paying any brokerage.

Talk to others

The best way to get a review of the accommodation you want to settle in is to talk to people who live there. If you’re looking at some PGs or a hostel in Ameerpet, talk to some of the residents and ask them about their experience in the place, the kind of food available, the general problems they face and more, to get a clear picture of what you can expect from the residence. If you’re considering an apartment for yourself, talk to some of your future neighbours to find out about the building rules and regulations. It’s always best to know as much as you can about your future home before you move in rather than after.

And there you have it. Finding the perfect budget-friendly accommodation for yourself in Hyderabad becomes a whole lot easier if you follow these steps. So do your research, plan well and start your search. You’re sure to find the place you’re looking for.

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