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There’s No Stress When Renting With University Haus

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at GWU chapter.

If you are a George Washington University (GWU) student, an intern, or an exchange student staying for Summer, Fall, or Spring terms in the capital of the United States and are stressed about finding affordable housing in D.C? Are you worried about finding and financing furniture and having an uptight landlord that will suck your wallet dry? Well, stress no more as University Haus handles your worries, only asking you to pack a suitcase.

University Haus is located in 10 cities nationwide, including Washington, D.C.

There are five locations across the city: Dupont, Georgetown, West End, Brookland, and Brightwood. Before moving to the West End location, Yours Truly DC Hotel, I was supposed to live on campus for the fall semester. Although every college upperclassman dreams of getting their first off-campus apartment Junior year, I had decided to live on campus as I was going abroad to Seville, Spain, for the Spring Semester. It’s difficult to find affordable apartments for only four months. However, less than two weeks before I was expected to return to campus, a housing issue came to my attention. As the time was ticking towards the beginning of school, I was still having a hard time finding a place that met my basic requirements and was in an affordable range. Of course, asking for a short-term, furnished, and walking distance from GWU apartment felt impossible, especially when you’re in a tight time crunch. As luck was on my side, I found University Haus in my search on my third day of extensive apartment hunting. 

I was shocked to find that University Haus easily met my requirements for a place to live, and on top of that, I was very familiar with Your Truly as it was where my family stays when visiting the city or helping me move back for college. What’s amazing about renting with University Haus is that all amenities are included in the rent, such as private bathrooms, weekly housekeeping, student-only floors, cinema rooms, gym access, social events, and exclusive discounts on food and drinks. When I was little, I loved watching the shows where kids lived in hotels and had silly dreams of living in a hotel myself. Now, as an adult, I can fulfill that childhood dream of mine by living at Yours Truly DC Hotel. 

Here are the various locations in Washington, D.C.:

Common Parkway

  • Location: Dupont
  • Bedroom Type: Singles starting at $1,750/m
  • Academic year or nine-month lease minimum
  • Month-to-Month not available
  • Amenities: Fully Stocked Shared Kitchen, Rooftop Deck, Furnished Bedroom, Free WIFI, Onsite Laundry Facilities, 5-minute walk to Metro, Utilities Included.
  • Location is near: Restaurants, coffee shops, a park, CVS, etc.

Common Clover

  • Location: Brightwood
  • Bedroom Type: Single bedroom starting at $1,650/m
  • Available for three months during the summer. 
  • Available for the academic year or a nine-month lease minimum.
  • Month-to-Month not available
  • Amenities: Gym, Game Room Access, Parking Available, Fully Stocked Shared Kitchen, Outdoor Courtyard, Furnished Bedroom, Free WIFI, Onsite Laundry Facilities, Utilities Included.
  • The location is Close to Maryland, with a 10-minute walk to Tacoma Metro.

Yours Truly DC

  • Location: West End
  • Bedroom Type: Single bedrooms only at $2,650/m
  • Available for the academic year or a nine-month lease minimum.
  • Month-to-Month Available to University Haus members only
  • Amenities: Gym, Weekly Housekeeping, Furnished, Free WIFI, Cable, and utilities (Electric, Water, Trash, Sewer) Included.
  • The location is a 10-minute walk to George Washington University and the metro. It is close to restaurants, coffee shops, Trader Joe’s, CVS, Walgreens, etc. 

Common Perry

  • Location: Brookland
  • Bedroom Type: Single bedrooms starting at $1,500/m
  • Available for the academic year.
  • Month-to-Month not available
  • Amenities: Fully Stocked Shared Kitchen, Outdoor Terrace, Fully Furnished, Free WIFI, In-Unit Laundry, 2 Blocks to Catholic University, Utilities & Regular Cleaning Included.
  • The location is near a 20-minute walk to the Catholic University of America and close to pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. 

Sonders Georgetown C&O

  • Location: Georgetown
  • Bedroom Type: One Bedroom Studios only at $3,400/m
  • Available for the academic year or a three-month lease minimum.
  • Month-to-Month Available to University Haus members only.
  • Amenities: Gym, Fully Stocked Kitchen, Furnished Lounge and Workspace, Game Room, Free WIFI, Cable, and Utilities (Electric, Water, Trash, Sewer) Included.
  • The location is near Georgetown M Street with shops, restaurants, pharmacies, and a bus ride away to Safeway or a short walk to Trader Joe’s, etc. 

As a student, you don’t have to worry about missing out on getting to know other students as University Haus plans social events for the students who live in their locations. I love renting with University Haus as they take away the stress of renting an apartment as a full-time student with extracurriculars and a job. The University Haus team is very kind and accessible if you’re interested in one of the locations and have any questions. If you need housing now or this spring, check out their site, universityhaus.com

From San Francisco, California, now living in Manhattan, Grace is a Junior at GWU studying Creative Writing and English with a minor in Journalism and Mass Communications. Now as the Senior Editor for GWU Her Campus, Grace dreams of working in the publishing industry and publishing a novel. In her free time, Grace can be found writing her book, working on The GW Hatchet Newspaper, helping out her Kappa Delta sorority sisters, or working at her Fall Editorial Internship.