Apartments for rent in Hamra, Beirut

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A Bit About Renting an Apartment in Hamra

If you're looking for an apartment for rent in Beirut, you might really want to consider Hamra area. Apartments for rent in Hamra are way more popular than apartments for sale in Hamra, this is due to the nature of the area. This area has been home to more than three of the Middle East’s most known universities like the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Lebanese American University (LAU). This has been translated in different ways, having an effect on the food and beverages industry in Beirut, real estate and hotels, bookstores, and much more. 

 

When it comes to finding an apartment for rent in Hamra, furnished apartments are very popular because students in the area prefer renting a furnished apartment rather than getting into the hassle of buying new furniture for an apartment that they may live in for only a semester or so. You can find an apartment for rent in Hamra for as low as $900 up to $6,000 per month. Yet most apartments for rent in Hamra are between $1,5000 and $3,000 per month, it is possible but very rare to find apartments for rent in Hamra below $1,5000 per month. In general, apartments for rent in Hamra are less expensive than apartments for rent in Kantari for instance.


The thing about Hamra is that there can be great differences when it comes to streets and apartment finishes, this is why rental fees highly vary. Furnished apartments in Hamra are more expensive to rent than non-furnished ones, the starting monthly rental fee would be around $2,500 and can go up to $6,000 per month.Many students opt to rent a big apartment that has more than one bedroom and share the monthly rental fee, which makes it more feasible for them to stay near their universities. As for apartment size, apartments for rent in Hamra can be as cozy 55 sqm and as big as 400sqm. You might find it unusual to find an apartment for rent in Beirut that’s only about 55sqm in area, but again bear in mind that the demographics of the area imply that there’s a high demand on small apartments by students attending AUB and LAU especially. As for the number of bedrooms in the apartments for rent in Hamra, they usually vary between 1 and 4 bedrooms in size.

Hamra Street
Bliss Street AUB

Bliss Street- a second home to many

The most popular street in Hamra is Bliss Street, the home of the American University of Beirut and the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and thousands of AUB students. This street feels like home to whoever was once an AUB student and suffered from its infamous traffic jam, lack of parking spots, weekly parking tickets, and high calories intake. It feels home to those who had to rush between its passengers, food buyers, child beggars and cars to catch up with class. It becomes more than just a street after a while, feeling home whenever you pass by no matter how long it has been. Memories start flashing back the moment you step onto the street and have a look at AUB cats jumping over its walls or having their dessert on the sidewalk.


Bliss Street has tens of restaurants, food booths and cafes that people in Beirut visit 24 hours round. Whether you’re craving for a traditional Lebanese mankousheh, an Italian pizza or an American Burger, Bliss Street is your destination. Dessert booths are very popular at Bliss Street too, one of the most famous is Tonino crepe. Franchise food chains are also present at Bliss Street like McDonald’s, Burger King and Domino’s Pizza. You might be surprised to know that the most popular “coffee shop” at Bliss Street is not Dunkin Donuts or Second Cup, but Abu Naji, where you can get your Nescafe with shots of Nestle condensed milk from, or your plain black coffee for relatively cheap prices.


In the end, apartments for rent in Hamra vary in their offerings depending on the street the apartments is located in, apartment’s finishing and size. Filter your search according to your criteria and your online hunt for “Hamra apartments for sale” will become super easy!