FAQ

You are between 18 and 23 years old at the time you register, you have a valid student card from an Amsterdam university, HBO or MBO institution and are doing a full-time degree programme, and you are absolutely ready for the best year of your life.

How long am I allowed to live in Casa?

After accepting your room, you are allowed to live at Casa for a maximum of 2 years. That way, everyone has the chance to experience the life of a student!

Yes, there is. The estimated waiting time is 2 years.

We’ll tell you. Have a quick look at the chart below.

                                      Regular    Midweek
Room per month         €480          €355
Deposit                         €600          €600
Registration fee           €30             €30

At Casa, we are quite flexible. There is only a 1-month notice period (counting from the last day of the month). For example: when cancelling your contract at Casa on the 29th of January, you’ll only have to pay one more month (February), but if you cancel on the 1st of February, you will have to pay the full amount for February and March. If you leave Casa for e.g. an internship abroad, unfortunately you will not be able to return. You can register to be placed on the waiting list if you have not yet lived at Casa for the maximum of 2 years.

Register as soon as you know you’ll be studying in Amsterdam, as we do have an average 2-year waiting period. So if you want to come live at Casa immediately when you start school, we recommend registering long before obtaining your high school diploma. Do keep in mind that you will be allowed to live at Casa for a maximum of 2 years, starting from the day you arrive.

Unfortunately, no. Our policy is based on ‘First-come, First-served’. The sooner you register, the better.

We know: our beds are big enough for two. Nevertheless, it is not permitted to share a room with two or more people. Obviously, guests are more than welcome to stay the night. Please do let us know if they do.

For sure! In fact, if you don’t you will risk having to pay tourist tax. Better save that money for something more enjoyable than taxes and register on time via the official city hall website.

No can do. A requirement for housing allowance is having a private kitchen. At Casa we prefer dining together, and therefore do not offer any rooms with a private kitchen.

What kind of host would we be, if we didn’t offer you a place to store your bike in one of the best bicycle cities in the world? Casa has a locked area in the parking garage where your bike will always be safe and dry! It’s also easy to reach your room from the bicycle shed with the elevator! Or take the stairs!

Our beloved Front Office handles all your mail and/or packages. Near the student entrance you’ll find a mailbox that you’ll be sharing with a few other students. Present your ID at the Front Office to pick up any packages that have arrived for you.

That’s a bummer! First, contact your bank. It might be an authorisation problem, or you might have reached a certain limit. If any problems come up after that, send us an e-mail (students@hotelcasa.nl). Together we’ll find a solution for sure.

Ta-da! Here’s our Technical Team! If anything is broken, you can use our handy app to let us know. Explain your problem and our team will come and fix it ASAP!

No can do. Smoking is not only bad for your health, it is also a nuisance to your neighbours. Every room is fitted with a fire alarm and it wouldn’t be the first time that a secret smoker sets the alarm off and the whole hotel has to be evacuated. You don’t want that on your conscience. If we do see that anyone has been smoking in your room, a fine will be charged.

Of course. Wi-Fi is a primary necessity for a student to survive.

We accept payments through iDeal, SofortBank, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, American Express and bank transfer.

Casa is your house as much as it is ours. So feel free! You are more than welcome to use our public areas. Your room key also gives you a nice 20% discount at EAST and a discount in our parking garage.

Hell yeah! The Community Builder regularly plans parties for students. This could be laid-back drinks, or a workshop, or you could discover a new hobby! Students living at Casa also organise drinks in the student lounge twice a month.

Show us your talent and we’ll find a way to support you! For this, you can also always contact the Casa Community Builder. After all, Casa is all about students and we couldn’t NOT support the young entrepreneurs among them!

What do you think?! Casa is going to be your home, so we’ll make sure it feels like home! Well, it may even be a bit better than home…

Our facilities include: discounts at EAST and on the Hopp rooftop terrace, and a paid cleaning service. If you have any other ideas, let us know!

For sure! We often have internships and job openings at Casa! How great would it be to be at your job or internship within a minute? Have a look at our ‘jobs’ page to find out if there are any job openings or internships that you’d be interested in!

Yes, you are more than welcome. If you already live at Casa and you want to go abroad for an internship, you will have to register for the waiting list again when you return. Of course, this only applies if you want to come back!

As long as you are 18 or older when signing your contract, you are of course allowed to register before that age.