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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Zagreb

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This student city welcomes numerous young internationals who decide to spend an exchange season at the University of Zagreb. For these students, the most convenient accommodation option is a room in a shared apartment, as it is usually the most affordable and fun. Surely your roommates will be from different parts of the world since many young people seek the experience of living for a while in Croatia, enjoying the local way of life and its gastronomy and traditions.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Zagreb

These are some of the most outstanding of living with roommates in the capital of Croatia:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Zagreb

  • If one of your roommates is Croatian, you will be able to meet an open and friendly person with internationals. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture to the fullest, and also learn something of the language.

  • You will be able to choose between single and shared spare rooms.

  • You have the option of looking for a shared flat in neighbourhoods that are often selected by students, such as the centre of Zagreb, Trešnjevka – Sjever and Gornji Grad–Medveščak.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Zagreb

  • The room is the only private space you will have for yourself, and this would not be the case if you choose to live in a shared room with other students.

  • Student residences have more rules to follow than a private shared flat, especially when it comes to hours, visits, and parties.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Zagreb

By accessing the Erasmus+ App you have at your disposal, you will find a lot of useful information for your exchange to Zagreb, such as instructions for paperwork and advice from other young people. One of these most repeated tips is that, to save even more, take advantage of restaurants for students that offer delicious food at a very affordable price. You will also be able to try some local dishes like Börek!

How to meet people in Zagreb

In addition to sharing experiences with your flatmates, you can consider some of the following options to meet people in the Croatian capital:

Student associations in Zagreb

To meet other international students, the best thing you can do is associate with ESN Zagreb and be part of the activities, events, and trips that they propose during the year. With this association, you will also be able to meet Croatian students, especially through the Buddy Programme, in which a young local guides you and helps you when you arrive in the city.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Zagreb

You can join the Facebook groups that are organized according to the academic year to connect with young people who will be there at the same time as you, such as the one called “Erasmus Zagreb 2022/2023”. You can also join the ESN Zagreb one, where you will see all the planned activities that you can be a part of and photos of the events that have already happened.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Zagreb

Both ESN Zagreb and students on their own often create groups on Whatsapp. In these you will be able to introduce yourself and give information about yourself, as well as find other young people related to your interests and with whom you can make plans that you propose, be it a walk through Maksimir Park or a visit to the Upper City.

Tips for living in a shared student apartment in Zagreb

We list some tips for you to keep in mind when sharing a flat in this Croatian city:

  • Take advantage of the savings on rent to travel to nearby places, such as Istria, Split, Vienna, Budapest, Sarajevo and Belgrade, for example. You can take the opportunity to travel with your roommates and share the experience with them!

  • During your stay in Zagreb you will be able to attend numerous festivals, such as Animafest, Eurokaz, the Folk Festival, Zagreb Summer Nights and Fasnik. See which ones are going to happen while you are in the city and attend the one you like the most.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Zagreb

How much does a shared flat cost in Zagreb?
A single spare room in a shared flat has an average price of €300 per month and a shared room of €220 per month.
Where to look for shared flats in Zagreb?
In Erasmus Play, you will find both rooms and complete shared flats, in which you can search for your flatmates. Filter by the characteristics that are most important to you and choose the accommodation that best suits your possibilities.
How to meet people in Zagreb?
Join ESN Zagreb! With it, you will be able to meet other international students while participating in fun activities and trips. You also have the possibility of connecting with other young people through Facebook and WhatsApp groups.
Share a flat or live alone in Zagreb?
Sharing a flat is the preferred alternative for young people who go on an exchange to Zagreb, to save on rent and be able to pay for more trips and activities during their stay. It will also allow you to get to know your roommates up close and share moments with them.
How to choose ideal roommates in Zagreb?
The best thing you can do is go with an open mind since each of the partners will have different life habits. However, the ideal would be for their lifestyles to be compatible, especially regarding order and cleanliness, schedules and receiving visitors.