Tips for Finding Affordable Serviced Apartments for Student Accommodation

1 November 2023

Suitable Apartment Accommodation for Students

Finding suitable accommodation as a student can be a daunting task. With the rising costs of living, it’s crucial to strike a balance between comfort, convenience, and affordability. Serviced apartments have emerged as a smart choice for students, offering fully furnished living spaces with various amenities. To shed light on this topic, we interviewed Wang Junjie, a 17-year-old student residing at Coliwoo Orchard, a renowned co-living space designed especially for students. In this interview, Junjie shares his experiences and insights about finding affordable serviced apartments and how Coliwoo Orchard stands out as an exemplary choice for student accommodation in Singapore.

1. Can you share your experience and considerations when finding an affordable serviced apartment as a student?

Well, finding the right place took some effort. I spent a lot of time comparing prices and locations. For me, the location was key – I needed to be close to public transportation and supermarkets. I also made sure to find a fully furnished serviced apartment, with things like a private bathroom, kitchenette, and washing machine. These factors were non-negotiable for my comfort and convenience.

Man in kitchenette

2. What were the key considerations about the different serviced apartments that made you choose Coliwoo?

Besides the price, I looked at whether there were supermarkets and public transport nearby. Fully furnished single rooms for rent were a must for me. Having my own space with an ensuite bathroom and access to a kitchenette and washing machine made daily life so much easier. As these amenities were deal-breakers for me, I wouldn’t have considered a place without them.

3. What were the specific features of Coliwoo’s properties that stood out to you during the selection phase?

Coliwoo Orchard student accommodation stood out mainly because of its location. It’s right behind Paragon on Orchard Road, so it’s super convenient. Access to educational institutions, shopping, and other places I need to go is easy. Plus, the fixed monthly utility expenses took a load off my mind. I didn’t have to worry about unexpected costs, and that made budgeting so much simpler.

4. How did Coliwoo Serviced Apartments design co-living spaces to ensure residents have both privacy and opportunities for social interaction?

Sharing accommodation often involves creating a balance between personal space and communal living. Coliwoo Orchard did a great job with this. We all have our own room cards, ensuring our privacy. But there are also shared spaces like a lounge area, gym, swimming pool, and barbecue area which gives us the opportunity to interact and socialise with the other tenants when we want to. It strikes a good balance between having personal space and being part of a community.

5. How does living close to your university or college impact your daily routine?

Living near my university in Queenstown has been a game-changer. I can catch a bus quickly, saving both time and money on transportation. If I have morning classes, I get more sleep than my classmates who have to commute from farther away. It’s not just about time; it’s about energy and focus. Being closer to school means I can devote more of myself to my studies.

Student living close to his university and busy in his laptop

6. Were there any initiatives or activities organised by Coliwoo specifically for their residents?

Coliwoo Orchard has been great about maintaining a clean environment. There are signs reminding everyone to dispose of garbage properly and collect their items promptly. It creates a sense of responsibility among us as residents. Small things like these make a difference. When shared spaces are clean and organised, it fosters a positive community vibe. It definitely contributed to my satisfaction with living here.

7. Are you happy with your choice of staying at Coliwoo Orchard, and would you recommend it to your friends and loved ones?

Absolutely, I am incredibly satisfied with my decision to stay at Coliwoo Orchard. The convenience of its location, the thoughtful amenities, and the sense of community here have made my university life so much smoother. I have peace of mind knowing that my living space is comfortable, secure, and well-maintained. I would wholeheartedly recommend Coliwoo communal living apartments to my friends and loved ones. It’s not just a place to stay; it’s a home where you can focus on your studies and enjoy the experience of being a student without the stress of housing concerns.

Communal Living Apartment

Wang Junjie’s experiences with Coliwoo shed light on the essential aspects that students should consider when choosing their home away from home. From convenient locations and essential amenities to a balance between personal space and community interaction, Coliwoo Serviced Apartments stands out as an exemplary choice for student living. 

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