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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Villeurbanne

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This city is located next to Lyon and is an ideal place to look for accommodation if you are going to the Doua Campus of the Claude Bernard Lyon I University. The cost of renting in Villeurbanne tends to be cheaper than in the centre of Lyon, so it is more convenient to choose the first to live in. In addition, you can save on public transport to the university but access the cultural and leisure offer of Lyon whenever you want to.

Are you thinking of living in a shared flat in Villeurbanne? Know that if you do so, you will have the opportunity to live with roommates from different parts of the world, including young French who will help you delve deeper into their local culture.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Villeurbanne

If you have not yet decided whether you want to live in a shared flat or not, keep in mind the following details to make the decision:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Villeurbanne

  • You can pick shared accommodation located in different parts of this French city. If you want to live close to the University campus, consider the neighbourhoods of Charpennes Tonkin, Croix-Luizet, Les Poulettes, Charpennes - Charmettes and Buyers.

  • You will find spare rooms both in residences and in private shared flats. Pay attention to the characteristics of each one, as they may include access to a garden, gym, terrace or other common spaces that make a difference.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Villeurbanne

  • In some cases, the owners look for young people who are of the same sex, that is, all men or all women. This can limit your hunt, so be sure to read each apartment's description carefully.

  • Read the description of the accommodation carefully, because in some cases the utility bills are paid separately, therefore you must add it to the price that appears in the ad.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Villeurbanne

There are some apps for Erasmus+ that you can use to manage the different phases of your exchange to Villeurbanne. With these apps, like the one from the European Commission, you will have access to information and instructions for carrying out procedures, as well as services in the city and discounts for young people. You will also be able to read advice from other students, such as how to avoid problems with the neighbours in your building by trying not to make too much noise late at night.

How to meet people in Villeurbanne

If you are overwhelmed by the thought of arriving and being alone in the city, don't worry! Below we explore some ways for meeting people in Villeurbanne, in addition to sharing moments with your flatmates.

Student associations in Villeurbanne

Being so close to Lyon, we recommend that you join the international student associations in that city so that you can meet people who are there and make more friends.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Villeurbanne

The best group you can join is the ESN CosmoLyon, where you will be able to see the calendar of planned activities and events in which you can participate, meet other students and have fun in Villeurbanne and Lyon.

WhatsApp groups for Erasmus in Villeurbanne

In addition to WhatsApp groups that correspond to the different Facebook groups, you can join the Erasmus Student Network Discord server. In it, you will be able to connect with other students on the different channels, where they can talk about activities, music, games, bars, food and everything you want.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Villeurbanne

In this section, we tell you some recommendations that you can take into account:

  • You might meet the requirements to receive accommodation aid from the French government called CAF. Take a good look if this is the case, to save even more on your rent.

  • By living in Villeurbanne you can take advantage of the extra in your budget by living in a shared apartment to make trips to different parts of France and Europe.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Villeurbanne

How much does a shared flat in Villeurbanne cost?
This always depends on the characteristics of the spare room and the flat, but generally, the average cost is around €500 per month.
Where to look for shared flats in Villeurbanne?
One of the best places to look for shared flats in Villeurbanne is on Erasmus Play. On this platform, you can compare available and verified rooms. Surely you will find the one that covers all your needs, being able to rent it 100% online with total security.
How to meet people in Villeurbanne?
We think it's best if you join the associations for international students that are in Lyon, such as ESN CosmoLyon. You can also consider joining Facebook and Whatsapp groups as well as servers on Discord.
What should I know when entering a flat share in Villeurbanne?
Ask if the utility bills (water, electricity, gas, etc.) are included in the rental price. You should also ask your colleagues about the rules of the flat, such as the cleaning schedule, visits, schedules, etc.
How to choose ideal roommates in Villeurbanne?
Ideally, they should all share a lifestyle, or at least be compatible to avoid possible disagreements.