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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Rome

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Rome is an ideal city to live in as a student, thanks to its young and lively atmosphere. In this city, you will be able to surround yourself with history, culture and art in every corner while living in a multicultural environment. These characteristics of Rome attract thousands of students every year, which makes the cost of rent high. Due to this, living in shared apartments is usually preferred by young people, to save on the cost of rent and electricity, water, internet, etc. bills. On top of that, living with roommates is going to make your experience in Rome that much more fun!

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Rome

Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of living in a shared flat in the capital of Italy:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Rome

  • Many of the shared flats are located in crowded neighbourhoods of students, such as San Lorenzo or Trastevere. By living in them you will be able to be close to several of the most popular entertainment venues for young people.

  • The locals are very friendly and open with international students so you will have no problem integrating.

  • You will be able to choose both between single rooms and shared rooms, you will surely find one that suits your budget.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Rome

  • It is the preferred alternative for students, so there is usually a lot of competition in the search. Start doing it as soon as possible so you can choose from more options.

  • The high cost of accommodation makes many students look for a room in a neighbourhood far from the centre, such as Centocelle or Garbatella. If you are considering it, remember that you will have to spend a lot of time commuting to the centre.

  • Coexistence is usually not easy at all, so we recommend that there be certain rules established from the beginning. 

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Rome

We recommend that you make use of the Erasmus+ apps that are available to assist you with the exchange process. In these apps, in addition to being able to read experiences and advice from other Erasmus students, you will be able to access help with the necessary paperwork and information about student life in Rome.

How to meet people in Rome?

If you live in a shared flat, your roommates are sure to become great friends. You can also use the following options:

Student associations in Rome 

The Erasmus Student Network has an association in Rome called ESN Roma ASE. It is mainly aimed at young people who go to the Sapienza University of Rome, but you can also join its activities and events if you go to another institution.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Rome 

The ESN Roma ASE has a Facebook group where they publish upcoming events and photos of the activities they are carrying out. There are also other groups that you will be able to join, such as one called Erasmusland Rome and others that are created according to the academic year.

WhatsApp groups for Erasmus in Rome 

From the different Facebook groups and associations, groups are usually created in messaging services, such as WhatsApp, in which students can contact others and be updated on activities. In the case of ESN Roma ASE, they have a group on Telegram that you will be able to access through links on their social networks.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Rome

We give you some tips for you to take into account:

  • In Rome there are not many alternatives when it comes to student residences, so young people tend to choose rooms in shared private flats to live a similar experience.

  • Keep in mind that the Italian capital is a very touristic city. If you choose to live in central neighbourhoods you will have to get used to living with tourists daily, which can be a bit overwhelming after a while.

  • Try to get one of your roommates to be Italian, so you can practice or learn the language. With students of other nationalities, it is certainly easier to speak English, because they usually dominate it more.

Frequently asked queries about sharing a flat in Rome

How much does a shared flat cost in Rome?
The price of shared rooms in Rome starts at €100 and up and individual rooms start at €200 per month. For its part, the cost of an apartment with several rooms usually starts at €600 for a two-bedroom apartment.
Where to look for shared flats in Rome?
On our Erasmus Play website, you will be able to see all the availability of verified accommodation that corresponds to shared flats, both single rooms and shared rooms and apartments with two or more rooms.
How to meet people in Rome?
By choosing a shared flat to live in, you will be able to interact with your classmates as soon as you arrive in the city. You can also be part of the student associations in Rome or the Facebook, Whatsapp or Telegram groups created for Erasmus.
What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Rome?
By having a lower rental cost than an entire flat, you will be able to choose better neighbourhoods to live in and be close to your university and the centre. You will also be able to share the experience with Italian (take the opportunity to practice the language!) and international students.
How to choose ideal roommates in Rome?
The most important thing is that you know what the lifestyle of your potential roommates is, to see if they are compatible. Some questions to consider are: Do they like to party or are they rather laid back? Do they play an instrument or listen to very loud music? Do they invite friends regularly? Can you smoke inside or have pets? Think about what aspects are important to you.