Sharehouse accommodation is really convenient for short term students, or as initial accommodation for student visa holders. You have a small but private (lockable) bedroom, but share the living room, kitchen, shower(s) and bathroom with 3 to 5 other residents. Cooking is usually powered by gas.

Each sharehouse is fully furnished, which means you don’t need to spend money buying cooking equipment etc, and all are convenient to train and subway stations. All have bicycle parking, but registration of the bicycle is a condition of occupancy.