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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Bucharest

type.private_room 11 3440/month
stats.apartment.3 2 550/month

The capital of Romania has several universities that welcome international students every year, such as the University of Bucharest, the Polytechnic University of Bucharest and the Spiru Haret University. This, coupled with the opportunity to immerse yourself in Romanian culture makes the student scene in Bucharest very lively.

If you are wondering what the ideal accommodation is, know that living with roommates is usually the preferred option for young internationals who come to Bucharest for a season. By living in a shared apartment you will be able to learn about the way of life of your other flatmates, and take the opportunity to expand your knowledge about their cultures!

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Bucharest

These are some of the most outstanding pros and cons of living in a shared flat in the Romanian capital:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Bucharest

  • Some flats have access to common areas like a terrace, coworking, and study spaces.

  • You can surely find an apartment with a convenient location for you according to the university you are attending, such as the neighbourhoods of the old town of Bucharest, the centre and Sector 4.

  • Take advantage of the savings on rent to travel to different areas of Romania and nearby countries, since there are good connections by plane and land transport.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Bucharest

  • Some rooms may not have windows, so you will not have natural light entering your room.

  • The minimum temperature in winter is usually below 0ºC, so you will have to reach an agreement with your roommates about the use of heating, to avoid possible conflicts.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Bucharest

In the Apps for Erasmus+, you will access all kinds of important information for your exchange in Bucharest, such as procedures you have to do, instructions for paperwork and even recommendations from students from previous years. One of the tips given is that you learn a little Romanian before your arrival or upon your arrival, so you can communicate with the locals and get even deeper into the country's culture. Also, take advantage of the free Romanian courses at the university!

How to meet people in Bucharest

In this section, we inform you about some ways you have to meet people in the Romanian capital. Of course, we recommend that you also connect with your roommates and classmates.

Student associations in Bucharest

Several of the universities in the Romanian capital have sections of the Erasmus Student Network, such as ESN UniBucharest at the University of Bucharest and ESN ASE-CMP Bucharest at the University of Economic Sciences. With these associations, you will be able to meet other students while doing a lot of fun activities.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Bucharest

These can be created either by students on their own or by the different ESNs. In these last groups, you will have the possibility of accessing the calendar of activities proposed by the associations, which may include theme parties, days of sports such as hiking, ping pong or bowling, affordable trips and even cultural visits.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Bucharest

Join the groups on Whatsapp or Telegram that you find, so you can be in contact with students who are in or are going to be in Bucharest before you arrive in the city. In addition, once you arrive in the Romanian capital, you will be able to suggest plans to do during the exchange.

Tips for living in a shared student apartment in Bucharest

These are some recommendations that you have to take into account when living in a shared flat in the Romanian capital:

  • You have to determine in which part of the city your university is located so that you can choose the closest accommodation or one that has a good connection to the institution. Consider whether it is convenient to be close to the city centre or your university, to select the ideal one.

  • If you are lucky enough that one of your roommates is Romanian, you will surely be able to live with a very friendly person who likes to integrate new people with their groups of friends.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Bucharest

How much does a shared flat cost in Bucharest?
In general, the cost of single spare rooms starts at €320 and up and shared rooms start at €200 per month, although it always depends on the characteristics and location of the flat.
How to find roommates in Bucharest?
You can search for your flatmates through online communities like Erasmus Play, where you will be able to connect with them and see if their lifestyles are compatible or similar.
How to meet people in Bucharest?
Many universities in Bucharest have a section of the ESN, the association for international students, that encourages interaction between international youth. You also have different Facebook and WhatsApp groups available to join.
Why share a student flat in Bucharest?
Because it will allow you to live with students from different parts of the world and also save on the cost of rent, you will be able to add many more experiences to your exchange, both in Bucharest and in nearby countries.
What to ask before entering a flat share in Bucharest?
You have to ask if utility bills are included in the rental price or if you will have to add an extra at the end of each month. You should also find out about the general house rules that are important to you, such as regarding visitors, cleanliness, pets, etc.