Rooms come in all shapes and sizes. Make sure you find the room that’s right for you.
To get started, just search in the city where you'll be moving to. You'll see a map of the city with a list of all the available accommodation. To narrow down the results, apply some filters at the top of the page.
There are multiple ways to filter your results. By move-in date, accommodation type, price, and location.
Booking a place is all about trust and should be personal. What’s more personal than directly reaching out to the advertiser?
You should get to know the person you’re going to be renting from and they’d like to get to know you too! Introduce yourself by telling them a bit about yourself, such as where you’re from, your age, why you’re looking for a place and any questions you may have about the listing.
To reach a booking with an advertiser you both need to get to know each other to make sure you’re a good match. You’ll also both need to come to an agreement about the rent and booking period. We recommend reaching out to at least 5 listings at the same time - this will maximise your chances of finding the right place!
After you’ve sent your messages, your conversation(s) will appear in your inbox. When you receive replies you’ll be notified by email or SMS depending on your preference settings, you then can manage all your conversations from the inbox or by email.
Once you have talked to some advertisers and you have decided to rent a room, all that’s left is booking that place and secure your stay!
There are multiple ways to book a room. After starting a conversation and coming to an agreement, you can send a booking request, or you’ll receive an invitation to book from the advertiser. When requesting to book, we’ll need your payment details. Your payment will only be charged if the advertiser agrees to rent out the room to you. If you send out multiple booking requests, we make sure you won’t be charged double if two advertisers confirm your booking – no worries about that.
We created HousingAnywhere with your safety in mind. All the advertisers on the platform are verified and you’ll have the guarantee to move into the exact place you booked. We only transfer the first month's rent to the advertiser once you have moved in, to make sure everything worked out completely. In the rare case that a listing turns out to not be what the advertiser promised, we will transfer the first month's rent back to you.
A booking via HousingAnywhere always includes the first month's rent and the booking fee. The booking fee comprises 25% (limited to €250 or other currency equivalent) of the first month's rent and is charged for using our platform. Potential deposits need to be agreed on with the advertiser. If you book for multiple months, the remaining months of rent need to be transferred directly to the advertiser (not through HousingAnywhere).
We’re active in over 500 cities around the world, so wherever you want to list a place or wherever you’re moving to, there’s a high chance that HousingAnywhere is already there. Our team also has over 25 nationalities and the majority of us have experience with studying and working abroad. HousingAnywhere is a truly international and global platform that's easy to work with.
Should we say again we take safety seriously? We know something may happen, but you should not worry about not having received your money even if someone cancels a booking. When you list your place with HousingAnywhere we're there make your booking process flawless and secure.
HousingAnywhere is not your regular booking service without a face. We’re community driven. Every user goes through a verification process, so you can find your perfect match!