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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Bialystok

Poland attracts many international students every year who come to learn more about its culture and way of life. Bialystok hosts many of them thanks to its two main universities: the University of Bialystok and Bialystok Polytechnic. Because of this, you will be able to live with international students as flatmates if you choose to live in a shared flat. This type of accommodation is usually the most affordable and the most lively for young people, and you can plan activities and get-togethers among your flatmates.

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    Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Bialystok

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    Here are some of the most relevant pros and cons of living in a shared flat in this Polish city:

    Advantages of sharing a flat in Bialystok

    • Several housing options in neighbourhoods are convenient to live as students, that is, close to universities and entertainment venues. Keep in mind that some of the most preferred neighbourhoods by students are the centre of Białystok, Osiedle Piaski and MIckiewicza.
    • You get to select between single and shared spare rooms, as well as those that are part of private flats or student residences.

    Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Bialystok

    • The availability of rooms in shared flats is usually limited, so you should book quickly when you find the one that has all the ideal characteristics for you.
    • In the case of shared rooms, you will not have a complete space for yourself during your stay in the city.

    Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Bialystok

    There are several apps for Erasmus+ that you can use in the different phases of your exchange. When you are in Bialystok, you will be able to contact other Erasmus students and validate subjects, among other services. In addition, before arriving at your destination you will be able to find out about activities, carry out necessary procedures and read student experiences. In these, some young people say that Topolanka and Lipowa streets are the best for going out at night to dinner or bars.

    How to meet people in Bialystok?

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    This city receives numerous international students every year. Here are some of the best ways to meet people in this Polish city:

    Student associations in Bialystok

    Some international student associations you can join are ESN UwB Białystok if you are going to Bialystok University and ESN PB Bialystok if you are going to the Bialystok University of Technology. In them, student volunteers help Erasmus to integrate into the city and university, in addition to organizing a large number of different plans throughout the year.

    Facebook groups for Erasmus in Bialystok

    ESNs usually create Facebook groups where they publish the calendar with all the events and activities they organize, including sports competitions, affordable trips to places in Poland and the rest of Europe, bowling, theme nights and visits to museums. You will also find some groups that are distinguished according to the academic year.

    Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Bialystok

    Both associations and students often create groups on Whatsapp or Telegram to be more directly connected. Thanks to these groups you will be able to find out more spontaneously about the different plans that are emerging in the city, as well as propose the ones you want to do.

    Tips for living in a shared student apartment in Bialystok

    We give you some tips for you to consider when living in a shared flat in the Polish city:

    • The cost of rent will be lower, so you will have more of your budget to take trips. We recommend that you explore Poland to the fullest (Warsaw is quite close), but also take the opportunity to visit Lithuania, Belarus, and other nearby countries.
    • If one of your roommates is Polish, it may seem cold at first, but surely later you will meet a close person who wants to share their culture.

    Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Bialystok

    How to meet people in Bialystok?
    You can join various student associations depending on the university you are at, such as ESN UwB Białystok or ESN PB Białystok. You will also find different Facebook and WhatsApp groups.
    Share a flat or live alone in Bialystok?
    The atmosphere in this Polish city is quite calm, but living with other young people you will be able to live a more fun and lively experience. In addition, it allows you to save on the monthly rental cost and invest that money in more experiences.
    What should I know when entering a flat share in Bialystok?
    You should know what the basic rules of the house are before entering, such as whether meetings can be held frequently, how they handle the issue of cleaning, etc.
    How to choose ideal roommates in Bialystok?
    You have to define what lifestyle you want to lead, if you plan to party and make plans very often or if you prefer something more relaxed. Try to find partners who have similar habits, surely they will find fewer problems in coexistence.
    What are the best apps to find roommates in Bialystok?
    We put at your disposal one of the best apps/websites in which you can search. In Erasmus Play you can, at the same time, filter between the different available and verified rooms in Bialystok, being able to choose the one that meets all your preferred characteristics.