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BU Real Estate
On-Campus accommodations for Boston University full-time graduate students and current faculty/staff.
- International Students
International Fellowship House
The International Fellowship House is a home away from home located in the Back Bay of Boston. It is more than just housing; it is a welcoming and diverse community that provides a place for male international students, scholars and researchers to excel at their work, build life-long friendships and engage in thoughtful conversations.
Specializes in a variety of support services for students and visiting scholars, including helping you find a place to live, furnishing your home before you arrive, and pick-up at the airport. Multilingual team that speaks over 15 languages.
Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry (MassAccess)
If you require accessible housing, the Accessible Housing Registry can link you with property owners and managers of accessible housing.
40 Berkeley Hostel
Boston’s newest hostel, located just outside of Copley Square downtown
Lless expensive alternative to hotels, privately owned short-term stays
Abercrombie Farrington Inn
Short-terms stays, lower rates, located just past BU’s West Campus near Commonwealth Ave in Allston
Privately owned short-term rentals, some rent by the night, the week, or the month – hundreds of cities across the world, including Boston
Privately owned short-term rentals, mentioned by Travel and Leisure magazine as “top vacation rental site” two years in a row
Short-term, fully furnished and serviced apartments for those needing accommodations for thirty-days or more within walking distance of BU
The Inn at Longwood Medical
Hotel-style accommodations, with the option for apartments and suites, as well as long-term stays. 15% discount to all affiliates of BU, BC, Newbury College, and Northeastern University
Oakwood Temporary Housing
Fully furnished, short-term temporary housing options
The Old Manse Bed & Breakfast
Located within a privately owned condo in-between Coolidge Corner and Brookline Village neighborhoods. Wifi, fireplace, breakfast included. Private and shared baths. Relaxing, quiet setting. For more information about vacancies, please call 617-738-1012.
Tenants’ Legal Rights and City/Town Specific Information
City of Boston Office of Housing Stability
This office provides information to tenants and landlords about their rights and responsibilities.
- City of Boston Renting Guide
- City of Boston Inspectional Services
City of Boston Zoning Code
**The City of Boston’s Zoning Code prohibits 5 or more undergraduate students from living together in the same dwelling. As you search our listings for Boston, please be aware that any units with 5 or more bedrooms should not be comprised solely of all undergraduate students. Exceeding the five-person limit in violation of the Boston Zoning Code could put your lease at risk and result in higher costs, especially if you or a roommate is forced to move out to bring the dwelling into compliance. For full details of this City Ordinance, please visit the Massachusetts Law Library resource page.
- Citizen Information Service – Highlights of the State Sanitary Code
- Town of Brookline
- City of Cambridge Inspectional Services
Massachusetts Lead Law
Lead paint and young children
- The Forum for Massachusetts Law
- Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation – Massachusetts Tenant & Landlord Rights & Responsibilities
- Interactive Boston Map
- Legal Tactics: Tenants’ Rights in Massachusetts
Helpful posts about tenant/landlord rights in Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Law About Tenant/Landlord Rights
Alternative Housing Options
Our Home Boston
Arranges affordable, high quality 1-9 months homestays in Boston and Boston’s suburbs for graduate students, research scholars and fellows, medical doctors, and ESL students.
An independent student residence and cultural center situated in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. The dorm-like facility houses nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate women from more than a dozen schools in the area.
A new program that pairs local homeowners who have spare space with graduate students willing to exchange help around the house for cheaper rent.