Living in Högsbogatan

​Finding an apartment which provides all the facilities along with convenient transportation options and fitting your budget, might prove to be a tedious task especially if you haven’t seen it yourself or you are new to the city. 
Audio Description: SGS Housing
In this blog post, I would like to share details about Högsbogatan 30, my home away from home. Situated near Marklandsgatan tram/bus stop, SGS accommodation- Högsbogatan 30 offers shared apartment for two people. This four-storey building has 56 one room flats with separate laundry rooms for each floor. The flat size is 25 sq.​ meter including a private bathroom and kitchenette. 

Why Högsbogatan is the perfect place for you?

Convenient locationAudio Description: Marklandsgatan Bus Stop
Högsbogatan 30 is at a 5 minute walking distance from the Marklandsgatan Tram/Bus stop. You can travel almost to all places in Gothenburg city from this stop. You have the option of 18 busses and trams hence, commuting will never be a problem even on the weekends. If you are a fika​ lover the streets of Haga which have some of the best cafes, are at a 15 minute tram/bus distance from Marklandsgatan

8 minutes away from Chalmers if you commute by a bus or a tram
Basically it’s pretty near and believe me it’s a big boon in sluggish winters when you have early morning lectures. Even if you get up half an hour before the lecture, you will still make it on time. (wink)

Benefit of using bus pass for route 16 
Rather than buying a bus pass every month, you can buy the 16 pass for a semester and save money. This bus runs through the city center and covers almost all the important places. You can also use this pass in the Electric buss 55 which runs between the Chalmers Johanneberg campus and the Lindholmen campus.

Nearby supermarkets and pizzeria
Rather than running around for supermarkets or panicking in case you need something urgent, you can take a deep breath and buy your grocery from ICA Nära (5min walk from our apartment) and Nettos (15 min walk). There is a Pressbyrån store nearby where you can buy Västtafrik passes for public transportation, top-ups for your cell phone and other essential stuff. Also, if at all someday you are not in a mood to cook, you need not starve yourself because there is a pizzeria in Marklandsgatan (again 5min walk from our apartment).

Gym, Health care and other miscellaneous facilities at a stone throw distance
So, if you are staying in Högsbogatan you need not worry about your workout sessions. The Nordic wellness gym is at a 10 minute walking distance and so is the medical store Apoteket and Högsbo Vårdcentral clinic. Cycle repairing shop and second hand stores are also in the nearby vicinity.

Slottskogen, just 15 minute walk awayAudio Description: Slottskogen Park
Slottsskogen is a beautiful park and the biggest one in Gothenburg. One can even spot Nordic animals such as elks and deer and yes, Slottskogen has penguins. I still remember the happiness I had on my face when I saw the penguins for the first time in real. The beautiful view of the bright orange sunset from the top of Slottskogen will simply catch your breath away. Numerous other activities such as marathons and music concerts also happen pretty often here.

Common kitchen or the party den
Though Högsbogatan 30 doesn’t have a pub or a sauna, each floor has a common kitchen area which can be used as a party spot. It is a spacious room having cooking facility, cozy couches, dining table and a balcony with an awesome view. This place can accommodate around 10-15 people so, ideally a perfect den for a small party with friends.

Cycle Stand and Parking placeAudio Description: Cycle Stand
Right outside the apartment there is a cycle stand and a big car parking space. So, incase you have friends visiting you from outside Gothenburg, don't worry they can park their vehicles comfortably.

Hope these details were of some help to all you people who will be moving to Gothenburg this fall​. Meanwhile happy apartment hunting!

Written by Mrinalini Raina

Page manager Published: Thu 25 Jun 2020.