Finding yourself a safe and affordable place to live, is what comes to mind while moving to a new country for higher studies. You can choose the type of accommodation as per your budget and needs. In main areas such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhaktapur, and other city areas, off-campus accommodations might charge you more whereas some village areas might charge you a little less. So, your decision on where to study also determines your budget for finding yourself the right accommodation.
Many colleges in Nepal provide hostel or dorm facilities to both local and international students. While living in such hostels you can expect to share a room with a roommate or can opt for an individual room. As for meals, you are provided with meal packages that you can choose from. On-campus accommodations with meal packages will cost you around NRs, 20,000 per student per month (which is around 169 USD per month).
As for off-campus accommodations, you can rent a single room on your own which might cost you from 120 USD to 130 USD per month. You can also rent a two-bedroom to three-bedroom flat or apartment and share it with a roommate which might cost you around 170 to 200 USD. As a student renting an apartment is cost-effective and much easier than buying one.
Homestay gives all students a chance to learn and live a Nepali family as a paying guest. You must eat whatever the family eats in their kitchen, stay in their guest rooms, and engage in events such as birthdays, religious rituals, and marriage ceremonies together. Homestays give you an opportunity to learn about the new people, culture, cuisine, and place until you get familiar with the new living environment.
If you cannot find suitable accommodation before you reach Nepal, you can stay in a hotel for a few days until you settle everything and find the right place for you. Staying in an average room with three meals a day will cost you around 16 USD to 22 USD per year.
It might take some time and effort to find the right place for you. If you have someone you know who lives in Nepal, it will be much more helpful. You can also look into online websites to find vacant flats and apartments for renting, hotels and guesthouses and compare the prices and choose accordingly.