If you would prefer to organize independent we can assist you with this. This is most easily organized once you are here in Xela, so you can visit several places but to get you started here we have listed a few some recommendations. You will expect to pay about $US100-US250 per month for a basic room in a shared house, and food costs will probably be about the same again, depending how much you cook or go out. There are lots of amazing local markets here, so you will find a huge variety of cheap and delicious locally grown fruit and vegetables.
Our own (slightly biased) recommendation!
In our annex, the Casa San Andres, we rent a couple of rooms (by day, week or month). The available rooms are very big and overlook the enclosed courtyard (see photo above). There is a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, shared betweekn 2 rooms and the house is 4 minutes walk from central park. The rooms can be rented through airbnb but we offer special prices for students so email the school directly.
Black Cat Hostel is less than a block from the school. Dorm rooms start at Q60 a night including a delicious breakfast. www.blackcathostels.net
Casa Seibel is a beautiful colonial house with dorm rooms and private rooms starting from Q50 a night. www.casaseibel.com