For those students who has not found accomodation when they arrive to Linköping university, KOMBO offers Emergency Accommodation at the beginning of the fall semester, between August 1st and September 30th. It consists of a 3-or 2 room apartment which is shared with up to 15 other students and is equipped with camp beds. Basic kitchen equipment, including microwave oven, fridge, freezer, kitchen table, chairs, crockery and cutlery is available, as well as a bathroom. Emergency accommodation will be available in both Linköping and Norrköping. They are located within walking distance from Campus.
Bed linen, pillows and towels can be purchased at the KOMBO office during opening hours. There will also be air matresses available in the apartments for those who might prefer that over a camp bed.
In Linköping tickets for the Emergency Accommodation cost 100 SEK per night. Note that we only take card. Tickets must be purchased at the KOMBO office no later than 17:00 (5 pm) the day you will use it. It is not possible to reserve a place in the accommodation before you arrive, you have to purchase the tickets personally and sign an agreement (see template). If you need to stay for a weekend, you must buy the tickets for Saturday and Sunday no later than 17:00 (5 pm) on Friday. Unused tickets can unfortunately not be returned.
Please be aware that it accommodates several students at night and that the apartments have to be vacated during the day. If available it's possible to borrow a key to the accommodation, for which a deposit of 500 SEK is required. This is refunded when the key is returned within the agreed time (no later than 11:15 (Linköping) in the morning after your last night in the apartment). The person who signed for the key is personally responsible for it (see template). If the key is lost, you will be charged a total of 1500 SEK, including the deposit. Students who hold keys are required to take calls from and let other students in at an agreed time, provided that they have a valid ticket.
One room will, if possible, be reserved for girls.
If you are staying at the emergency accommodation for several nights, it's possible to leave your luggage in the apartment during the day at your own risk. KOMBO is not responsible for any loss or damage of personal belongings left in the apartment. The KOMBO staff will visit the emergency accommodation regularly to ensure that there are no problems.
Usually there is only need to use the emergency accommodation for a couple of nights. You just need to be active in your search. Before finding something permanent, students staying there often find housing with new found class mates. Staying there also offers a good opportunity to make friends and togheter you can look for a bigger apartment to share. For those who haven't found anything permanent yet but wishes to move out of the emergency accommodation, Glyttinge camping is a very cheap short term alternative for groups of 3-6 people. If you are two people, Nebo home hostel is worth checking out.
We are happy to answer any questions during office hours. Visit our offices or call us at +4613-28 28 05 (Linköping), +46 11-36 34 24 (Norrköping). You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KOMBO office in Linköping is located on the entrance floor in Kårallen, Campus Valla. It's open from July 3 to September 8, opening hours are generally Monday to Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, although some variations may occur.
Good luck with your house hunting and welcome to Linköping University!