I am an exchange visitor and I am moving Berkeley in October. I have checked the ads in Craigslist to find a place to live. The max rent I'd be able to pay (for a shared flat) is 650. I wouldn't like to pay for a place that I've not seen, so I thought I'd stay in a hosetel in the beginning and try to find an apatment when I'm already there. Do you think this is a good idea? And is it realistic to find a place for living in about a week (for that price)?
All information is very welcome, thanks!