This is specifically for those of you who are coming to study at Jönköping University.
I don't remember all the options, but you can choose from
Here I will post information about how it's like to live in these accommodations. First of all, know that you won't know where you live until you literally arrive to the Accommodation Office at the University and they give you your keys.
I was allocated in Råslatt so I will concentrate on living there, but later I'll try to get colleagues living in the other accommodations to comment on their experiences there.
This refers to the area and consists of a series of apartment buildings. All the exchange or university students live in a certain area of these. It's basically a square, where the perimeter is made up of all the apartment buildings. In the middle there are just walkways, trash/recycle bins (they really facilitate recycling here and have bins even for electronics), and also a kind of "club house" called Sokertoppen; it's a common area with a billiards table, foosball table, ping pong table, snack shop, sauna, lounge area with big screen TV and a newly integrated Xbox Kinect.
It's a nice hang out and pre party area.
There's also common rooms in each of pairs of buildings (i.e. common room for building 100 and 98, 84 and 86).
Most apartment (or as called often here, flats) contain four rooms, but can vary to 2-4 ppl apartments. They can vary from one to two full bathrooms. There's one decent sized kitchen with two sinks, fridge and freezer, and plenty of shelf and storage space. NOTE ON WHAT TO BRING: If you happen to have extra space, you may want to just throw in a plate, some simple eating utensils, and maybe even a pan, because unless the apartment is already occupied by other people whom have bought their own things, there might not be any. These items can be bought here, but maybe it's good to have some things if you have space and are not too heavy. Not necessary at all so if you already have too many things, just ignore this.
The good thing about Råslatt is that you only share an apartment with only up to 3 ppl and bathroom with one other person. You will have your own room and will have plenty of closet space and shelf space. Rooms differ in size and if you're lucky like me, you'll get a pretty big room with it's own section for the bed enclosed by drapes if you want. Prices are around 2500 SEK (Swedish Kronas) which is around $390, pretty reasonable I think.
Other housing has a more "sharing is caring" approach such as Vilhelmsro and Delta where the building is composed of hallways and the kitchen and bathrooms are in a common area shared by everyone (everyone has their own separate room though). This welcomes an environment in which everyone will get to know each other and hang out since they are all forced into one common area. This can be an advantage over Råslatt since we all have our own shared apartments, but Råslatt is probably the biggest and where most people live. Trust me, you'll probably end up meeting more people here anyway and unless you're just sheltered in your own room, you'll meet many new people and we get together in the common rooms and organize dinners, movie nights, and pre-parties.
Råslatt is around 10-15 mins from school. You'll need to get a bus card, but either way you'll need it to travel anywhere around the city. I'll go into details about this later. Basically, just know you'll need to travel by bus and as much as you're not used to this, you'll enjoy the change. Most accommodations you'll need to travel by bus to school and to the city center or any places really.
Delta House I believe is the only one located right in the city center and walking distance from school. The rooms are nice, it is has the shared hallway layout, with shared kitchen and bathrooms.
I'll get more info from others to post about their accommodation and I hope that will help you choose your three housing options.