Housing

Oaksterdam University does not provide dorm rooms or hostel accommodations. Below is a  list of recommended local hotels & housing options. 

We recommend that students coming into town for our 2 or 4-day seminars rent a room from a nearby hotel. Semester students can rent hotel rooms for the month at discounted rates. Upon enrollment into one of our programs, you will receive a welcome letter with a full list of hotels, some of which offer discounts to OU students. Whether you plan to stay in downtown Oakland or near the airport, public transportation will bring you directly to our address at 1734 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612.

Below, you can find a brief list of the closest hotels to OU:

Waterfront Plaza Hotel
10 Washington Street
Oakland, California 94607
(510) 836-3800
☺Mention “Oaksterdam University” to receive a 15% discount!
**Please request balcony**


Z Hotel at Jack London Square
233 Broadway
Oakland, California 94607
(510) 452-4565
☺Mention “Oaksterdam University” to receive a $160 per night flat rate
**Please note that this hotel is a non tolerance hotel and does not accept medicating on the premises. If you are caught medicating you may be subject to a $150 cleaning fee.**


Washington Inn
495 10th Street
Oakland, California 94607
(510) 452-1776
☺Mention “Oaksterdam University” to receive a 15% discount
**Please note that this hotel is a non tolerance hotel and does not accept medicating on the premises. If you are caught medicating you may be subject to a $150 cleaning fee.**


Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center
371 13th Street
Oakland, California 94612
(510) 279-1700
**Please note that this hotel is a non tolerance hotel and does not accept medicating on the premises. If you are caught medicating you may be subject to a $150 cleaning fee.**


Marriott Oakland City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, California 94607
(510) 451-4000
**Please note that this hotel is a non tolerance hotel and does not accept medicating on the premises. If you are caught medicating you may be subject to a $150 cleaning fee.**


Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown
988 Broadway
Oakland, California
(510) 625-8282
**Please note that this hotel is a non tolerance hotel and does not accept medicating on the premises. If you are caught medicating you may be subject to a $150 cleaning fee.**


Craigslist

Renting a room or condominium from Craigslist is also an option. When searching on Craigslist, it is a good idea to search for listings in West Oakland, North Oakland and Downtown Oakland, if you would like to stay close to the campus. Some nearby residential neighborhoods include: Uptown, Lakeside, Old Oakland, Cleveland Heights, Merritt, Adams Point, Temescal and Rockridge.


Air BnB

A great alternative to traditional hotel and motel accommodations. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.


Couch Surfing

A great alternative to renting, Couchsurfing.com connects you with locals willing to give up accommodations in their homes. Couchsurfing is a global community of 10 million people in more than 200,000 cities who share their life, their world, their journey. Couchsurfing connects travelers with a global network of people willing to share in profound and meaningful ways, making travel a truly social experience.


Padmapper

Padmapper is a location-based apartment rental search engine with real-time filtering. PadMapper’s entire browsing interface is taken up by a full-screen map, and listings are loaded as the user moves around the map. Zooming into the map loads more listings in that area, zooming out broadens the search. Listings are filtered out or allowed back into the results as filter sliders are moved. Apartment listings from hundreds of sites are included, including Craigslist, Apartments.com, ForRent.com, and Oodle.


Ed Rosenthal’s Bud and Breakfast

The Guru of Ganja and one of our instructors, Ed Rosenthal, also offers private accommodation for anyone interested in staying at his Bud and Breakfast. Ed’s urban retreat is located in Piedmont, CA, about a ten minute drive away from Oaksterdam. Although availability is limited, Jane and Ed Rosenthal offer a beautiful and tranquil studio for a minimum of two days.