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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Bonn

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Despite being a relatively small city, Bonn has very nice architecture and a university with a good teaching quality, the University of Bonn. Thanks to this, the city welcomes a large number of international students every year who move to live there for at least a season.

Living in Bonn, like in other German cities, has a high cost of living. However, it is not as high as the big cities like Berlin or Cologne. If you want to save on the cost of rent, we recommend that you live with roommates in a shared apartment, to be able to divide the rent costs among all those who live in the apartment.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Bonn

These are some of the most outstanding advantages and disadvantages of living in shared flats in the German city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Bonn

  • If one of your roommates speaks German, you can take the opportunity to learn and practice the language even more. Also, if it is local you will be able to delve into the culture of Bonn much more.

  • By saving on the monthly rent you can get to know Bonn and its surroundings easily. Remember that with the student card you have use of public transport in the North Rhine-Westphalia region.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Bonn

  • Winter in Bonn is usually quite cold and some apartments may not be well-conditioned. Make sure it has heating and that the cost of its use is included in the price.

  • You are going to have to get used to the schedules and lifestyles of your roommates.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Bonn

You will surely find a lot of useful information in the available Erasmus+ apps, such as the one for the European Community. Among the information, you will have tips for life at the university and in the city. One of the useful pieces of information you can find is that you should buy a second-hand bike to move around the city and that you can do it on the first Saturday of each month in the university garden called Hofgartenwiese.

How to meet people in Bonn

Below we will tell you about some of the ways you have to meet people in this German city, in addition to sharing experiences with your flatmates.

Student associations in Bonn

The ESN Bonn is an association of voluntary students who help the integration of incoming international youth. Take advantage of everything they offer to solve your doubts and to meet people in the city while participating in fun activities.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Bonn

The group on this social network that is most active and where you can meet the most people is the ESN Bonn group. In it, you will also be able to see all the planned events and activities, such as Laser Tag competitions, theme parties, pub quizzes, and social impact events such as city cleanups, among others.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Bonn

Surely in Facebook groups or student associations, you can find WhatsApp groups to join. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself, give information about yourself and your interests, as well as to join plans proposed by other young people and, if you dare, to propose the ones you want.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Bonn

Keep these tips in mind when living in shared flats in the German city:

  • If you like to party, you might want to look for accommodation near the train stations, with which you will be able to get to Cologne in approximately 20-30 minutes.

  • You will be able to enjoy various festivals in the city throughout the year, such as the Beethovenfest (the musician was born in this city), the Bierbörse beer festival, the Bonn carnival and the so-called “the Rhine burns”.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Bonn 

How much does a shared flat cost in Bonn?
The average cost of a spare room in a shared flat in Bonn is around €520-600 per month. Of course, take a good look because the price can be much higher depending on the features it includes.
How to meet people in Bonn?
In addition to sharing moments with your flatmates, you can join ESN Bonn and live experiences together with other young internationals. You also have the possibility of being part of different Facebook and WhatsApp groups.
Why share a student flat in Bonn?
Because sharing a flat allows you to save on rent and enjoy even more of everything that the city and Germany have to offer. You will also live the experience together with other students, making it more fun.
What should I keep in mind when entering a flatshare in Bonn?
You have to know that you will surely live with students from different parts of the world and that they have different ways of life, so you have to keep an open mind and accept the lifestyles of others.
What are the best apps to find roommates in Bonn?
One of the best apps/websites that you can use is Erasmus Play, an online community in which you will simultaneously be able to see the available accommodation in shared flats, such as rooms or entire apartments.