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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Lancaster

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type.residence 16 897/month
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This English city indeed has cheaper prices than other larger cities, such as London and Oxford. However, we advise you to consider living in a shared apartment to have a more available budget to enjoy your stay and go on trips during the exchange. In addition, living with roommates will make the student life more fun and probably multicultural, since Lancaster welcomes international students from different parts of the world as a university city.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Lancaster

If you still haven't decided if living in a shared flat in this English city is ideal for you, here are some of the most outstanding features:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Lancaster

  • You can take advantage of the extra in your budget to travel to different places in the United Kingdom (Manchester, Liverpool, Isle of Man and several national parks), as well as to other European destinations on low-cost airlines.

  • The apartments can have details such as a garden and/or terrace, for example.

  • You will surely find a flat in a convenient location for you, depending on whether you are going to the University of Lancaster or the University of Cumbria in Lancaster

  • Some neighbourhoods most chosen by young people to live in are the city centre, Moorgate, Primrose, Bailrigg and Galgate.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Lancaster

  • Some apartments can have up to 7 rooms, so you will probably never be able to enjoy the common areas on your own.

  • The cost of rooms in university residences is usually much higher than that of private shared flats or private residences.

Apps for your international exchange in Lancaster

Do you want your stay in this English city to be the best possible? We recommend that you use some of the convenient apps to find information about the city, the university and life in Lancaster. For example, you will find tips from international students from past years, such as trying to get your roommates to be native English speakers, as it is the best way to learn or improve the language.

How to meet people in Lancaster?

If you're not sure how you can meet people in this English city, you don't have to worry! Here are some of the ways you can connect with other young people in Lancaster.

Student Associations

Lancaster University has over 175 student associations and clubs you can join that cover a variety of hobbies, causes, activities, and sports. Surely you will find one that fits your interests. There is cheerleading, acapella, international amnesty, pastry, canoe, various religions, dance, video games and Esports, among others.

Facebook groups for international students in Lancaster

You will find several groups on Facebook, both for international students and for the different societies and clubs. Take the opportunity to join, since in these groups you will be able to see all the planned activities and decide which one you want to be part of. There is also the “Lancaster University Freshers” group, where you can ask all the questions you need to answer about the university.

Whatsapp groups for international students in Lancaster

Most societies and clubs have WhatsApp groups, as it is a way to be in more direct contact with other students and to organize plans spontaneously. In addition, on the Facebook of "Lancaster University Freshers," you will surely find WhatsApp groups with people who study your same career or who go to the same association.

Tips for living in a shared student apartment in Lancaster

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Take a good look at where the campus of the university you are going to go to is located, as each one is located in different parts of the city and you should look for accommodation nearby or with a good connection.

  • We recommend that you have a place to leave your umbrella and raincoat at the entrance of the apartment! This way they avoid wetting the entire floor when they return home on those typical rainy days in England.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Lancaster

How much does a shared flat cost in Lancaster?
The price of a spare room in a shared flat or residence can range from £400 onwards and can go as high as £1,150, depending on the characteristics and location they have.
How to meet people in Lancaster?
There are several ways to meet people in this English city. On the one hand, you can join one of the many societies and clubs that universities have. On the other hand, you can search for groups on Facebook and Whatsapp of international students and different hobbies and careers.
What to ask before entering a flat share in Lancaster?
You have to know if utility bills are included in the price or not. In addition, you should ask what the basic established rules are, to know how living together in the flat works beforehand.
How to choose ideal roommates in Lancaster?
We recommend that you try to get some or all of your roommates to be local, so you can practice the language even more. Likewise, the ideal would be for all of them to have similar or compatible lifestyles to have a good coexistence.
What are the best apps to find flatmates in Lancaster?
One of the best apps/websites that you can use is that of the Erasmus Play community. In this, you will also be able to filter between the different verified and available accommodations for your stay in Lancaster.