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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Rouen

type.private_room 98 625/month
type.residence 3 513/month
type.studio 22 1058/month
stats.apartment.2 36 898/month
stats.apartment.3 13 763/month
stats.apartment.4 11 676/month
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Do you want to live in Rouen on a student budget? The most convenient type of accommodation for an average budget is usually a room in a shared apartment since it allows you to save a great deal on the cost of the rent. The cost of living in Rouen is indeed cheaper than in Paris, but it is still high. In addition, living in an apartment with other young people will allow you to be accompanied by your flatmates as soon as you arrive in the city, so you will not feel lost or alone.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Rouen

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

Advantages of sharing a flat in Rouen

  • Some buildings with spare rooms have access to the garden and/or terrace. In addition, student residences often have a study room, leisure room and a gym.

  • You can take advantage of the savings on your rent to explore Rouen and travel to nearby cities in France, such as Paris or the famous Mont Saint Michel.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Rouen

  • In some apartments, the utility bills, or only some of them, are charged separately from the rent. For this reason, you will not know the fixed price of the month in advance, but each month it will change depending on the consumption of the services.

  • During winter, you will have to reach an agreement with your roommates about the use of heating so that it does not generate misunderstandings between you.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Rouen

Do you want your exchange planning to be the best possible? Download any of the Apps for Erasmus+ that you have at your disposal, in which you will be able to access a large amount of relevant information and recommendations from students from previous years, such as not forgetting to bring warm clothes because it usually does a lot of cold in the city

How to meet people in Rouen

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The following are some of the ways you have to meet people in this French city, in addition to sharing moments with your flatmates if you live in a shared apartment.

Student associations in Rouen

One of the most chosen associations by young people is the ESN Rouen. It is made up of student volunteers who want to make the Erasmus experience as fun as possible. They will not only help you with the paperwork and other procedures you have to do, but they also organize numerous plans and events that you can join to enjoy the city and meet other students. 

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Rouen

There are several groups you can join to meet people in Rouen and participate in different activities. For example, one of these is ESN Rouen and another is called Rouen Erasmus Fun. In both groups, you will be able to see the calendar of activities that you can join, which can be affordable trips to nearby places, theme parties, karaoke, picnics and international games, and language exchanges, among others.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Rouen

Normally students, associations, and Facebook groups tend to create groups on Whatsapp or Telegram to be in contact more spontaneously. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself and meet other young people, you will surely find students who have similar interests to yours.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Rouen

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

  • The University of Rouen - Normandy has four campuses in the city, all located in different places. For this reason, you should know where yours is located to find accommodation in a nearby neighbourhood or the centre, but with a good connection by public transport.

  • Go with an open mind and try to learn about the cultures and ways of life of your flatmates. Remember that if they are of different nationalities, sometimes they will differ in the way they see things, but surely by talking you will reach an agreement.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Rouen

How much does a shared flat in Rouen cost?
For your reference, the price of a spare room in a shared flat is usually between €350 and €550 per month, always depending on what they offer.
How to find roommates in Rouen?
We recommend that you search on Erasmus Play, the online community where you will also be able to see the complete rooms and flats available and verified in Rouen.
How to meet people in Rouen?
One of the ways you have is to join the ESN Rouen, with which you will be able to share with other young people while carrying out different activities. There are also several Whatsapp and Facebook groups where you can meet people.
What should I take into account when entering a shared flat in Rouen?
You have to remember that the safest thing is that your roommates come from different nationalities, so they will have different habits. Maintain transparent and respectful communication to reach arrangements when ways of life are not similar.
How to choose ideal roommates in Rouen?
If you want to go to France to learn French and immerse yourself more in the culture, at least one of your roommates should be local. Also, living in a multicultural environment would be very positive for your experience, so having flatmates of different nationalities is great.