Perched on the River Main in central Germany, Frankfurt is the epicentre of Europe’s financial industry and home to a large community of expats, many of whom choose to rent an apartment during their time living in the city.
International offices, towering skyscrapers, and a multicultural population lend Frankfurt all the trapping of a truly modern metropolis. Yet this is also a city steeped in its past, featuring 15th-century buildings and sculptures, and a number of landmarks relating to the renowned German writer, Johann Wolfgang Goethe. This mix of old and new helps make Frankfurt a hugely desirable place to live. If you’re planning to stay in Frankfurt for any length of time and would like to find an apartment to rent while here, we’ve picked out three of the best online resources to help you along the way.
A favoured online platform with people looking for short term apartment rentals for one month or longer, Homelike offer flexible move in and move out dates, giving you maximum peace of mind in the event of your plans changing. Especially popular with business travellers, users can browse high-quality apartment photos and detailed descriptions. An instant booking filter lets you confirm your booking without waiting for the home owner’s approval, and you can cancel for free up to two days before your move-in date. In contrast with many competitors, tenants don’t pay any hidden or upfront fees, and all utility costs are included in the rent. You can even narrow your search to find properties that can be rented without a deposit. When we looked for Frankfurt apartments, we found 223 available, with rates starting at €750 per month for a 1-bed property.
Offering affordable mid- to long-term rental properties for students, remote workers, and anyone else needing a new home in a new city, HousingAnywhere are a well-regarded name within the accommodation sector. Their listings include a large number of budget-friendly flatshares, which is a popular choice for students wanting a sociable lifestyle. To make your booking, you pay one month’s rent upfront, and there’s a secure instant messaging system that allows you to speak directly with the advertiser. A number of other handy features are included too, including search alerts that send new listings straight to your inbox. When it comes to availability, our search for Frankfurt apartments turned up over 700 properties, starting at €395 per month for a shared room with two other housemates.
Brera Serviced Apartments
Buongiorno at Frankfurt West, a central and beautiful district. A total of 150 fully equipped apartments from 20 to 40 sqm were newly opened in January 2021, some of them with balcony or terrace, some as studio, and some with two-bedrooms. The “Salone”, the community area, is at the disposal of guests if they don’t want to work in the apartment or just feel like some company. This is the place where one will find other guests to share a drink with, or just the stories that life writes for us all. Housekeeping will be done weekly, and an easy-to-use laundry room is available 24/7. The city and the main station are easy to reach by public transportation or bike (which can be stored in the garage).