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Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Vancouver

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Room at 2945 E 52nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5S 1T2, Canada

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Room at Broughton St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2A5, Canada

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Room at Howe Street

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Room at West 47th Avenue

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Room at 2832 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1M7, Canada

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Room at Vancouver

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Room at 1285 E 48th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5W 2E8, Canada

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Room at 1369 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1V7, Canada

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Room at 1480 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 0G5, Canada

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Room at Hub Place - 1649 E Broadway Vancouver V5N 0J4

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Room at Vancouver

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Room at 1361 E Broadway Vancouver, BC V5N 1V7 Canada

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Room at 1649 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5N 0J4

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Room at 2945 E 52nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5S 1T2, Canada

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Room at North Vancouver

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Room at East 52nd Avenue

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Room at Ocean Park Residence Vancouver V6G 2A5

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Room at Hub Place - 1649 E Broadway Vancouver V5N 0J4

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Room at 4686 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6R 1L1

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Room at 6694 Knight St, Vancouver, BC V5P 2W2, Canada

Information about Vancouver

This beautiful city is an ideal destination to enjoy the laid-back yet fun Canadian culture, surrounded by international students, greenery and a lively atmosphere. Of course, if one of your ideas is to take advantage of your stay to get to know Canada to the fullest, keep in mind that the cost of travelling from Vancouver is usually high since it is located in the extreme west of the country. For this reason, sharing a flat and dividing the expenses with your roommates is one of the preferred accommodation alternatives for international students. That way, they can not only travel more but take advantage of the extra in the budget to have more experiences and do more activities.

Available accommodationTotalAverage price
Private room Vancouver95€991
Residence Vancouver79€987
Studio Vancouver1€2100
Entire place Vancouver33€984
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Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Vancouver

Here are some of the most important advantages and disadvantages of living in shared flats in this Canadian city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Vancouver

  • There are accommodations in different areas of the city, so you will be able to choose the one that best suits your preferences. You can choose neighbourhoods that are close to the university you are going to, green areas and the city centre, where most of the popular entertainment venues are located.
  • You will have a lower monthly rental cost than if you rent an entire apartment, so you can take advantage of your budget to do more activities, trips and experiences, enjoying Vancouver to the fullest.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Vancouver

  • The cost of rent is usually quite high and sometimes the spaces can seem very expensive for what is offered.
  • You have to reach an agreement with your roommates about the use of heating in winter, so everyone is comfortable in the apartment and nobody gets too hot or too cold.

App for your international exchange programme in Vancouver

There are a lot of apps that you can use to make your exchange in Vancouver the best it can be. In them, you will be able to carry out various procedures and see instructions for others, in addition to accessing benefits, services and experiences of students from other years who give recommendations and advice. One of the pieces of information young people give is that you keep in mind that it will rain regularly during your stay, so you have to be prepared for it to rain every day.

How to meet people in Vancouver?

In this section, we state some ways you have to get in touch with other international students in the Canadian city:

Student associations in Vancouver

Surely at your university, you will find a wide variety of societies and clubs to join For example, at the University of British Columbia there are more than 350 clubs and societies of the most diverse subjects that you can join, including from various nationalities, sports, from Amnesty International, from Curling, Tennis, Applied Sciences and even Biodiversity.

Facebook groups for international students in Vancouver

On Facebook, you will find several groups designed to make the exchange and integration of international students easier, such as the so-called “Vancouver International Students Group” or “International Students in Vancouver”. Likewise, the departments for international students of different universities usually create groups on this platform so that they can ask their questions and connect before and when they arrive in the city.

WhatsApp groups for international students in Vancouver

You will most likely find WhatsApp groups to join, where you can be in more direct contact with the other students and propose the plans you want to make, as well as join what others suggest.

Tips for sharing a student flat in Vancouver

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

  • Traffic in the city is usually very chaotic, so we recommend that you determine where you are and the university you are going to attend so that you can choose accommodation with easy access to it. Keep in mind that you can use both public transport and bicycles to get around the city.
  • If you like sports, in Vancouver you will be able to do different outdoor activities and share moments with your roommates. Some of these sports are hiking, skiing, sailing, kayaking, and cycling, among others.

Frequently asked questions about shared flats in Vancouver

How much does a spare room in a shared flat cost in Vancouver?
Although the cost of spare rooms in shared flats usually starts at 500 CAD and up, keep in mind that they can go up to 1,960 CAD per month, always according to the characteristics they have.
How to find roommates in Vancouver?
We put at your disposal one of the best apps/websites to search: Erasmus Play. In this online community, you will also be able to search for your ideal accommodation and reserve it quickly and safely.
How to meet people in Vancouver?
There are a wide variety of clubs and societies you can join, so see what the college you're going to has to offer. You will also find several Facebook and WhatsApp groups where you can meet other young international people.
Share a flat or live alone in Vancouver?
The best thing you can do is share a flat, to have a more affordable budget and enough to do more activities. In addition, living in a multicultural environment will allow you to have a more interesting experience.
What should I keep in mind when entering a flat share in Vancouver?
You have to ask what the established rules of the house are, in terms of cleanliness, visits, smoking, pets, etc. You also have to look carefully if the bills and taxes are included in the price, otherwise, you will have to add an extra to the monthly cost.

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