Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Adelaide
Flatshare in Adelaide

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Adelaide

type.private_room 142 937/month
type.residence 2 1604/month
stats.apartment.2 1 696/month
stats.apartment.4 1 816/month

This city is among the cheapest cities in Australia to live in, which is why many young people choose it for exchange if they are going on a student budget. However, just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's boring. If you choose to live in a shared flat and split the rent with your flatmates, you get to spend that extra amount on your monthly allowance to enjoy all that Adelaide has to offer, taking in as much of Australia's culture as you can. Visit its museums, monuments, beaches, natural landscapes and events. What you do have to bear in mind is that the nightlife is usually quieter than in larger cities such as Sydney or Melbourne.

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    Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Adelaide

    The following are some of the highlights of life in shared flats in this Australian city:

    Advantages of sharing a flat in Adelaide

    • Being a city with fewer parties and events than larger cities In Australia, living with roommates will make your experience more fun, being able to organize parties and meetings between you.
    • You will surely find a spare room in one of the preferred neighbourhoods by students due to its proximity to the universities and the most popular entertainment venues. Some of them are Brompton, Prospect, Medindie, Walkerville and downtown Adelaide.
    • The spare rooms can be found in buildings with access to facilities such as an outdoor pool, garden or terrace.

    Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Adelaide

    • You have to come to an agreement with your flatmates about the use of heating in winter and air conditioning in summer. The temperatures in both seasons mean that both devices have to be turned on.
    • The only space you're going to have completely to yourself is going to be your bedroom, which can be a bit overwhelming if you like spending time on your own.

    Apps for your international exchange programme in Adelaide

    In these apps you will find a wide range of useful information for all phases of your exchange, being able to find information about the institution you are going to go to and about life in the city. One of the data that you have to take into account is that many young people choose to buy second-hand bikes to be able to move around the city economically. Of course, keep in mind that some tram and bus lines are free, so see if it is convenient for you.

    How to meet people in Adelaide?

    Here are some of the ways you have to meet people in this Australian city, in addition to connecting with your flatmates as soon as you arrive in Adelaide:

    Student associations in Adelaide

    In the institutions of this city, you will have the opportunity to join many societies and clubs made up of people with the same interests. For example, at the University of Adelaide, there are more than 130 clubs you can join, including those of different nationalities and religions, various sports and other interests such as art, anime, entrepreneurship, salsa, and karaoke, among others.

    Facebook Groups for Erasmus in Adelaide

    There are several groups that you can join on this social network. You will find them with names similar to “International Students Adelaide” or “International Students In Adelaide, South Australia”. In them, you will be able to connect with other students who are in the city and who want to make friends.

    Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Adelaide

    In recent years, it has become very common to create Whatsapp, Telegram and Discord groups where students share information, ask questions and meet people in Adelaide. Surely you know other students with the same interests, and you can organize plans between yourselves!

    Tips for sharing a student flat in Adelaide

    Keep these tips in mind for living in a shared apartment in this Australian city:

    • If one of your goals is to study and improve your English, we recommend that your roommates have a different native language than yours. In this way, you will make an effort to communicate in English with each other, being able to easily gain fluency.
    • You will be able to enjoy a lot of outdoor sports in Adelaide, so try to find accommodation that has good access to the city's green areas or is close to the coast for water sports.

    Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Adelaide

    How much does a spare room in a shared flat cost in Adelaide?
    In general, the cost of a spare room in a shared apartment in this Australian city tends to start from 300AUD and up, although it can go up to 2,000 AUD depending on its characteristics.
    How to find roommates in Adelaide?
    We recommend that you search for online communities, such as Erasmus Play, where you will be able to see the availability of spare rooms in verified shared flats at the same time.
    How to meet people in Adelaide?
    At the universities in the city, you can join different clubs and societies and meet people who have similar interests as you. You also have the possibility of finding groups on Facebook, Whatsapp and Telegram to connect with other young people.
    Why share a student flat in Adelaide?
    Because it allows you to save on the monthly cost of rent, leaving more of your budget to enjoy everything that Adelaide has to offer, including cultural visits, entertainment and trips to other Australian cities.
    What should I take into account when entering a flat share in Adelaide?
    You have to keep in mind that coexistence is not easy, especially if it involves people of different origins. However, with some established rules and a good predisposition, they can surely make living together enjoyable.