Student-Student Accommodation

This is a platform for incoming students and students from Bern to get in touch and seek for / offer accommodation during the Summer School in September. Students are to organise this among themselves; the Summer School is not liable for any kind of accommodation.

Student from Bern
If you are a student from Bern and have a bed / mattress / couch / hammock or any other facility to put someone up, please post this here. Not only will you get to know an international student but you will also be offered a 50% reduction on the Summer School participation fee!

Please include the following information in your add:

– type of accommodation
– number of places you offer
– if your offer is for female / male / does not matter
– where you live
– your e-mail contact!

Incoming Student
If you are an incoming student seeking accommodation please post your add here as well and you might find an accommodation in Bern for free. Include some information about yourself. Please be aware that this is a fully voluntary offer by Bernese students and that this is no hotel! Please be appreciative and flexible when living at your host’s place.

How to do it
Just leave a comment/ reply  at the bottom of this page and save your entry.

21 Responses to “Student-Student Accommodation”

  1. Leyla Kazimova Says:

    Hallo zusammen,

    ich suche eine Unterkunft für die Zeitraum von 5 bis 9 September 2011. Ich kommen aus Konstanz (und studiere hier an der Uni) und werde an der Sommerschule teilnehmen. Werde mich sehr freuen neue Leute kennen zulernen und ein bisschen Geld zu sparen =)))

    Dear all,

    I am looking for an accomodation for a period of 5-9 Sept, 2011. I am coming from Konstanz (and study here at the University) to participate in the Summer School Spaces of Projection. I will be very happy to meet new people and to save some money as well 😀



  2. Katy Murr Says:


    I’m English and I’m currently a student at the university of Lausanne (been in Switzerland for less than 2 years). If someone would like to offer me accommodation I’d be delighted! I have a couchsurfing profile which I use for hosting and visiting, so I’m used to staying in someone else’s place and being tidy/ doing the dishes/ helping out with whatever is needed. Just send me an email if you’d like to host me: katy (dot) murr (at) unil (dot) ch

    Many thanks! Looking forward to meeting you all soon,


    PS: I also speak fluent French and decent German incase you have non English-speaking housemates!

  3. Octavia Witthuhn Says:

    Grüezi alle miteinand,

    ich bin eine quirlige und aufgeschlossene Berlinerin (und auch Studentin), die unheimlich gerne an der ASNEL Summer School teilnehmen würde. Daher suche ich eine Unterkunft in Bern vom 5.-9. Sep 2001, um etwas Geld sparen zu können. Zudem zieht es mich einfach wieder in die Schweiz. Ich liebe das Land und die Leute und hatte schon das Vergnügen einige Zeit in der Schweiz verbringen zu dürfen. Schwiizerdütsch, obschon es leider nicht sprechen könnend, ist ebenfalls kein Problem für mich- naja, fast 😉 Es wäre schön “Arbeit” und Angenehmes miteinander verbinden zu können und zudem noch nette Leute kennenlernen zu können. Ich bin stubenrein, ordentlich, und gehe gewissenhaft mit anderer Leute Eigentum um; und wenn es darauf ankommt, kann ich auch leise sein 😉 Ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn mir jemand Unterschlupf gewähren könnte.

    Viele Grüße aus Berlin von Octavia.

    Hello everyone,

    I´m a lively, open-minded studen from Berlin who loved to join the ASNEL Summer School. Therefore I´m looking for an accommodation (5.9.-9.9.2001) so I could save some money 😉 I know how to behave well in someone else´s place (doing the dishes and being nice and neat) 😉 So, it would be great, if someone could offer me a place to stay and to share the experience to meet new and nice people.


  4. Alicia Says:


    I’d be most grateful for housing during the Spaces of Projection Summer School. I’m an American studying in Scotland, and I am competent in French but not German. As a woman, I’d prefer to stay with other women. If this sounds like a good fit, please email me at jevafire (at) yahoo (dot) com.

    Thank you!

  5. Leila Kazimli Says:

    Ooops, forgot to give my email:



  6. Eva Says:


    I find that staying with a local is the best way to getting to know a place. I do NOT expect a tour around the city, if you just show me where your couch and bathroom is. I am from Austria and would be delighted if anyone (preferably a girl) could offer me a sleeping place between the 4th and 9th of September.

    I do not sleepwalk or snore and have a nice home in Innsbruck and in the Zillertal. Just in case you ever need a place.


    PS.: Speak German, English and a bit of French. Take a pick!

  7. Malte Schudlich Says:

    Hi there,

    I would like to join the Summer School in Bern this year and need accomodation. I am currently a PhD-Student at the Department for the New English Literatures and Cultures at Frankfurt University. Basically looking for a couch from 4/09 to 9/09. You can contact me via schudlich (at)


  8. Brigitte Petritsch Says:

    I’m Brigitte, studying English in Vienna (and last year Edinburgh). I’d be absolutely grateful if anyone could offer me accommodation or just some free floor space during the Spaces of Projection Summer School. I speak German, English and French (all with an Austrian accent) ;). I also think of myself as a kind of uncomplicated and outgoing person, knowing how to behave at other people’s places, doing the dishes, keeping everything neat, causing hopefully very little trouble….
    And of course, I’d love to have you over in return in Vienna for some sightseeing or just fun.
    Just send me an email to, or find me on Facebook (Brigitte Petritsch).
    Cheers, Brigitte

  9. Abdelhamid Bessaid Says:

    I am an Algerian teacher of English wishing to attend such courses,yet as I am a foreigner , I need any kind of help to accomodate during such lectures.

  10. Katharina Oster Says:


    I am Katharina and I am from Germany. I am studying translation at the university of Mainz (at Germersheim) and I am looking for a place to sleep during the Spaces of Projection Summer School.
    I speek English, French and German 🙂
    I’d be really, really happy if somebody could offer me an accomodation during the summer school.
    As I am a girl I’d prefer to stay with female students.
    I can bring my own sleeping bag and matress. So I don’t need a bed or a couch.



  11. Katharina Oster Says:

    … my e-mail adress is:

  12. Gabriel Roth Says:

    My name’s Gabriel Roth and I could definitely host someone. You’d have a room of your own (our living room) and sleep on a mattress on the floor (quite comfy, I think). I live near Helvetiaplatz, which is a 5-10min walk to the city and about 20min by tram to the uni . I also have a couchsurfing(.org) profile with references of people who stayed at my place or people who let me stay at their place, so you might want to check that out. So, I guess I can be considered trustworthy 🙂 Also I don’t care whether my guests are male or female – I have hosted both before 🙂 Oh and I live with my younger brother and my mom, who are both very very easy-going.
    So, if you want to sleep at my place, don’t bring a sleeping bag or pillow, we got that, don’t bring food, we got plenty, just write me an email (gaebu (dot) r (at) gmail (dot) com).


  13. Gabriel Roth Says:

    Ok, somebody already requested to stay at my place and I accepted, so unfortunately, I can’t host any more people.
    Good luck finding another host,

  14. Patrizia Patz Says:

    Hello everyone,

    I am Patrizia, currently studying in Germany, looking for a place to stay in September (5-9). It would be great if someone could host me during the Summer School. I am looking forward to meeting you all! My email adress:
    Cheers, Viele Grüße,

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Hello from England. I am David, and thinking about attending. Does anyone know about campsites or hiring a small flat etc? If interested in forming a group to rent, lets discuss together. 00447946216508 Skype daludlow

  16. Johanna Jiranek Says:

    Ich bin auf der Suche nach einer Unterkunft in Bern, am liebsten von 3.-10.9. Ich heiße Johanna und bin aus Wien, wo ich Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft studiere. Ich bin verlässlich und kann eine Couch in Wien für einen Retourbesuch anbieten.
    Spreche Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch.
    Freu mich über Antworten auf johannajiranek (at) yahoo (dot) com.
    Bis bald,

    I’m searching for an accomodation in Bern, from 3-10 Sept. I am from Vienna where I’m studying Comparative Literature. I am reliable and can offer a couch in Vienna for a return visit. Besides German, I speak English and French.
    You can contact me on johannajiranek (at) yahoo (dot) com.
    Looking forward to hearing from you!
    Regards, Johanna

  17. Chris Geissler Says:

    Hey everyone,
    living 10 minutes from Bern, 25 minutes door 2 door from uni i could easily host someone. i would prefer a guy.
    i live with my parents. even though they dont really speak english, they are pretty cool and the place is nice.
    for further information, contact me on facebook or write me an email.
    Chris Geissler

  18. Justin Yip Says:

    Hey students from Bern,

    I’ve just found out about the Summer School and signed up. Looking very much forward to it. I’m a student from Australia currently studying at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont, Italy and am looking for a place to stay for the period of the summer school program. I am very easy going and clean.
    My e-mail is:

    Waiting to hear from a generous soul,

    Justin Yip

  19. Miriam Weber Says:

    Hey there,
    I’m Miriam from Regensburg, Germany and would love to stay with a local student during the summer school.
    I’m really not hard to get along with and all I need is some space to lay my head, I can also bring a sleeping bag if you don’t have a spare bag. I don’t mind if I’d be staying with a guy or a girl.
    My e-mail is!

  20. Justin Yip Says:

    Hey Chris Geissler,

    I’ve tried to contact you on facebook regarding staying at your place but I’m not sure if I got the right profile. Do you have an e-mail address I can contact you on?

  21. Brigitte Petritsch Says:

    Hi all,
    My name is Brigitte Petritsch, and I wanted to ask again whether anybody in Bern could offer me some free floor space during the week of the summer school. I would be highly grateful and do promise to be as uncomplicated and helpful as possible. My email is
    It would be great to hear from someone ;).
    All the best,

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