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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Estoril

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This Portuguese city is less than an hour away from the capital, Lisbon. You can indeed consider living in the latter city, but if you are going to go to one of the universities based in Estoril, such as the Superior School of Hospitality and Tourism of Estoril or the Superior School of Health of Alcoitão, we recommend that you live in this city. This is because you will be able to save money on transport on the days you have classes, but you will also be able to get to the Portuguese capital in your free time to enjoy its leisure and cultural offerings. To make the most of this, the best thing you can do is live in a shared apartment, since by living with roommates you will be able to divide the cost of rent and services among all.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Estoril

Here are some of the highlights of life in shared flats in this Portuguese city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Estoril

  • You can choose between single and shared rooms, which generally have a lower cost. You can also choose rooms that are part of private shared flats or student residences.
  • This type of accommodation usually has a lower rental cost, so you can take advantage of that extra in your budget to visit more nearby cities, including Cascais, Lisbon, Sintra and Belém.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Estoril

  • In some cases the cost of services is included up to a certain amount, but if the consumption exceeds that, they will have to divide the extra among all those who live in the flat.
  • You will have to reach an agreement with your colleagues about the use of air conditioning in summer, so everyone is on the same page.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Estoril

There are several apps for Erasmus+ where you will be able to find relevant information and instructions for different aspects of the exchange, both in planning and in living it. Some of this information is provided by students who have been there in previous years, who give advice and recommendations on life in the city. For example, young people advise that you take advantage of the Portuguese courses that universities sometimes offer to learn a bit of the local language and delve even deeper into the country's culture.

How to meet people in Estoril

In this section, we tell you about some of the ways you have to meet people once you arrive in the city. However, you can also use them before arriving in Estoril, to connect with other students beforehand.

Student associations in Estoril

Being so close to Lisbon, you can join different associations for international students in the Portuguese capital, enjoying all the activities and plans they organize. For example, you can join ESN Lisbon or Erasmus Life Lisbon, and also meet students who are in the capital to widen your circle of friends.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Estoril

Regarding these groups, we recommend that you look for those that correspond to student associations since, in them, you can see the calendar with the different activities that you can join. That way you will be able to organize yourself well to get to Lisbon and enjoy everything organized.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Estoril

The most common thing is for students to create groups with each other in this app, so they can be connected more directly. You will surely find links to them on Facebook pages or when you come into contact with students in different associations.

Tips for living in a shared student apartment in Estoril

We give you some tips to keep in mind when living in shared flats in this Portuguese city:

  • If you like to go to the beach a lot, try not to fill the house with sand when you return! You can assign a space to leave your beach gadgets (such as an umbrella, shovels, balls, etc.) so that you do not bring in the dirt.
  • You have to know that the most chosen neighbourhoods by students to live in are the centre of Estoril, Galiza, Monte Estoril and São Pedro do Estoril. Surely you will find accommodation in one of them.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Estoril

How much does a shared flat in Estoril cost?
The average cost of a room in a shared flat in this Portuguese city is around €350 per month, although you can find some cheaper ones ranging from €280 per month and up.
Share a flat or live alone in Estoril?
We suggest you choose to share a flat, so you can live in a multicultural and fun environment, making your exchange much more dynamic and full of activities with other young people.
What should I know when entering a flat share in Estoril?
If your room is shared, you have to know that it will be difficult to have time just for you. However, you can always talk to your partner to be able to assign schedules and moments so that each one has time alone in the room.
How to choose ideal roommates in Estoril?
Ideally, they would all have similar lifestyles, so they can share different activities and plans. Also, if any of your roommates are Portuguese, you can take the opportunity to immerse yourself even more in the local culture and language.
What are the best apps to find roommates in Estoril?
Erasmus Play is one of the best apps/websites that you can use in your search for both roommates and accommodation in Estoril. In it, you will be able to see all the available and verified accommodation, and compare and be able to choose the ideal one for you easily.