I am not a student. Can I still book a room?
Yes, of course. Our rooms are not exclusively for students. We have many interns, young professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, techies and people on short-term contracts staying with us.
Can I book in advance and how do I secure a room/bed?
Yes, you can book a room in advance and move-in directly at arrival. It is very simple – you need to sign a lease and pay a deposit and your room will be secured and ready for you to move-in.
How much is the security deposit? Do I get the deposit back?
The security deposit is equal to one month of rent. It is refundable after completing the lease if there are no damages to the room besides normal wear and tear.
How do I pay security deposit and rent?
The deposit is paid in advance through your online tenant portal. You can also pay with check or PayPal.
What is the minimum lease?
The minimum lease is 3 months but there are properties that require a minimum of 6 or 9 months lease. Shorter term leases are also possible in some cases but short term rates are usually higher.
Do you rent on a weekly or daily basis?
No, we only rent on a monthly basis.
Are there any other fees I should consider?
There are no other fees. We are trying to keep it simple for you so the monthly rent is the total you will be paying per month. There are no application fees and almost all our properties include utilities and wi-fi in the monthly rent. If there is an exception, we will let you know when quoting the price.
Is there Wi-Fi in the building?
Yes, we provide free Wi-Fi in all of our buildings.
What is the difference between private and shared bath?
A private bathroom means bathroom inside the room and a shared bathroom is a bathroom on the floor. The average ratio is one bath and one toilet every 3-4 rooms. Common bathrooms and toilets are individual and they are cleaned 2 times per day.
Are the rooms furnished?
Yes, all rooms are furnished and generally set up with bed, desk, chair, vanity, closet, lamp, mirror, fridge and sink. The detailed amenities of the rooms are listed on each property page.
Are these apartments or hotel buildings?
Most of our properties are hotel buildings or residences suitable for short- and long term stay. We also offer full studios and apartments – this is always specified in the property page.
What is the security of the buildings?
Most of our properties have controlled access and/or 24h front desk service. Only residents are allowed to enter and any visitors must be registered at reception.
Are bed linens provided?
Yes, bed linens are provided. Some properties also offer free weekly housekeeping with change of bed linens and towels.
Is there a kitchen? Can I cook in the room?
A lot of our buildings have a common kitchen that all tenants can use. If the building has a common kitchen, cooking inside your room is strictly forbidden. If there is no common kitchen, you will have a microwave and a fridge in the room and you can prepare food but you need to be extremely careful and comply with safety regulations.
Is there parking?
Parking is not included. Central San Francisco is really busy and parking is expensive, so we would advise you to avoid bringing your own car. If you need a parking spot, there are parking lots that offer a monthly rate.
What is your smoking policy?
Smoking is absolutely forbidden inside the buildings.
Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately, no pets are allowed inside the buildings
UrbaNests endeavors to take the time, labor and legal risk out of your student accommodation.
We ensure that your school has the comfort of knowing that you have a guaranteed number of beds and rooms.
We locate and organize housing for your university or educational institution by helping your students find quality accommodations in secure environments.
We strive to place students within 20 minutes walking distance from campus or at locations that are easily accessible by public transportation.
We manage the full spectrum of services from administration to coordinating with your school and finalizing placement.
We save on your employment cost and mitigate your legal responsibilities by managing all aspects of your student housing.
We create a flexible and ongoing plan to allow your students to enter and relocate regardless of the time of the year.
We guarantee your school a number of rooms and beds which you can rely on.
Schools we work with: Hult International Business School, EC English, EF, Academy of Arts, SFCM and more.
Is Latitude 38 the same company as Urbanests?
Yes, we have changed our brand for our housing services division. The ownership and our team are the same as before.