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Moving to Canberra as a student

Published 23/08/17 | Students | Tips for Students

Australia has some of the best student cities in the world attracting both native people but also an enormous amount of international students. With the combination of high class universities and great living standards, it’s not hard to see why...

All you need to know about the Erasmus Grant

Published 21/08/17 | Students | Erasmus

The European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, otherwise known as Erasmus is an EU student exchange programme that has been helping people study internationally for 30 years. Nowadays, a semester or year abroad has...

Is flatsharing only for students?

Published 16/08/17 | Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare

The preconceived idea that only students go into flat shares is completely wrong. In this social phenomena where they exist under the influence of the collaborative economy, sharing a flat has become of interest to many different social groups...

Visit Brighton in 3 days

What to do in Brighton in 3 days

Published 14/08/17 | Travel | Europe

Brighton truly embodies the traditional English seaside, and what better way to experience this than to visit Brighton in 3 days and explore all its wonders. Just over an hour south of London, this seaside town is easily accessible and has so much...

Find a B&B in Wales

Find a B&B in Wales

Published 10/08/17 | Accommodation | Bed & Breakfast

Wales has long been a favourite holiday destination; the rolling hills, the gorgeous valleys, the brisk beaches… Not to mention the weather! While Wales may not be known for glorious sunshine, hordes of holiday makers choose one of the many summer...

Visit Venice in 3 days

What to do in Venice in 3 days

Published 04/08/17 | Travel | Europe

Visiting Venice will allow you to discover this extraordinary city, with a unique charm. Travelling only by water taxi through it's canals, you’ll discover the romantic scenery that surrounds you on this trip. Roomlala has planned a tailor-made...

Good reasons to rent out your spare room

Good reasons to rent out your spare room

Published 03/08/17 | Accommodation | Spare Room

More and more property owners are starting to rent out their spare rooms and share their homes, whether it’s for a few days or a few months. The chance to make some extra cash from your spare room is too good to miss: what are you waiting for?...

Brisbane student life

Moving to Brisbane as a student

Published 01/08/17 | Students | Tips for Students

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’. The year-round pleasant climate makes Brisbane an attractive place to live for Aussies and foreigners alike; around a quarter of the city’s residents were born abroad, with...

Ottawa student areas

Where to live when you're a student in Ottawa

Published 25/07/17 | Students | Tips for Students

The Canadian capital might not get as much attention as its flashier older siblings Montreal and Toronto, but Ottawa is a brilliant city in its own right. With top level universities such as the University of Ottawa and Carlton University, there’s...

Spare rooms in Glasgow

Find a spare room in Glasgow

Published 17/07/17 | Accommodation | Spare Room

Glasgow has been a city on the up for quite a few years now, notably including the fact that they played host to the Commonwealth Games in 2014. The city is a vibrant yet historic tourist destination and is loved by students and locals alike –...

Types of tenancy agreements

The different types of tenancy agreements

Published 14/07/17 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

A tenancy agreement is an agreement between the landlord and the tenant which outlines the rights and responsibilities of both parties. This can a written or verbal agreement and must be agreed on by both sides. An agreement will outline which...

Cheap European summer destinations

The 5 cheapest summer holiday destinations in Europe

Published 12/07/17 | Travel | Europe

After our article ‘Top 5 European destinations this summer’, here’s some ideas if your budget is a little tighter. A recent study by priceoftravel.com uncovered the best places to go on holiday in Europe at the lowest cost. With a daily...

Spare room Adelaide

Find a spare room in Adelaide

Published 10/07/17 | Accommodation | Spare Room

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and Australia’s 5th biggest city, yet it never seems to receive the attention of the other state capitals. With more than 75% of the state’s population living in the city, it is an incredibly populous...

Moving out: inventory check-outs

Published 07/07/17 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

An inventory is a comprehensive overview of the condition of a property before the arrival of a new occupant or before their departure. These inventories are incredibly important and can be vital for protecting a tenant’s interests. Here are a few...

Setting up a B&B: legal matters

Published 30/06/17 | Accommodation | Bed & Breakfast

Setting up a bed and breakfast in your home or a dream house in the Cotswolds may seem like an easy lifestyle – no commutes, running your business from home, getting to know your lovely guests… Many find that reality bites, and that setting up...

Moving to Southampton as a student

Published 28/06/17 | Students | Tips for Students

Southampton is one of the great British port towns on the south coast and welcomes an impressive number of students each year. Students coming to study at the University of Southampton or Southampton Solent University all have a great time getting...

What to do in Barcelona in 3 days

Published 26/06/17 | Travel | Europe

Barcelona’s festive and warm atmosphere, the city’s rich history and the beautiful architecture influenced by Gaudi all make it a favourite destination for tourists. A short stay of a few days in Barcelona is enough to visit the Catalan capital...

How to Post an Advert on Roomlala

Published 18/06/17 | Landlords | Tips for Landlords

Got a spare room in your house? Did you know that by renting your room out to a student or someone travelling for work, you could benefit from increased income every month? Read on to find out how easy it is to post an ad on Roomlala. Our easy...

Moving to Perth as a student

Published 16/06/17 | Students | Tips for Students

Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is about as close to Bali as the big cities on the East Coast of Australia. Home to universities such as the University of Western Australia and the lead campus of University of Notre Dame, Perth is a...

What to do in Budapest in 3 days

Published 12/06/17 | Travel | Europe

Over 1,000 years of history awaits you in Budapest, the exciting capital of Hungary. A visit to this city rich in cultural history is a great experience, but it’s worthwhile preparing your trip before you go to make the best of this fantastic...

Find a spare room in Belfast

Published 02/06/17 | Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare

Belfast is a brilliant destination for a trip, no matter what you’re after. Students and tourists are consistently impressed by the historic monuments and museums, as well as the breathtaking scenery a short journey outside the city and the great...

Top 5 summer destinations in the UK

Published 31/05/17 | Travel | Europe

Already dreaming of your summer break with your mates, your kids or your significant other? You don’t have to jet off abroad to find a great holiday destination – there’s a ton of great places to spend a week or weekend right here on our very...

The 5 types of B&B location

Published 24/05/17 | Accommodation | Bed & Breakfast

Thinking of getting away from it all and setting up a B&B? It’s a dream many people have, and there’s a certain romanticized image of B&B ownership. It’s not for everyone, but many do find a new passion in life. But where should you set up or...

What to do in Dublin in 3 Days

Published 22/05/17 | Travel | Europe

A trip to Dublin is the perfect way to immerse yourself in true Irish culture. Music, friendliness, and greyhound racing are some of the many Irish traditions to discover. With a few museum visits in between, you will be spellbound by your three day...

What to do in Lisbon in 3 Days

Published 15/05/17 | Travel | Europe

Lisbon never sleeps! You can find an open bar or shop at any time, day or night, which will welcome you in with open arms. The vast number of monuments and attractions to discover makes for a fantastic short break in Portugal’s finest city. Not...

Moving to Sheffield as a student

Published 10/05/17 | Students | Tips for Students

Sheffield is a Northern city with its heart in steel production, but in the 21st century there’s a lot more to it than that. Students coming to study in Sheffield at the University of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam University all have a great time...

What to do in Madrid in 3 days

Published 08/05/17 | Travel | Europe

Only 2 and half hours away from London by plane, Madrid is an attractive option for many UK holidaymakers. A visit to the Spanish capital will introduce you to a world of gastronomy, vibrancy, culture and fascinating museums. A 3 day stay in Madrid...

What to do in Stockholm in 3 days

Published 01/05/17 | Travel | Europe

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is a city at once modern and ancient, natural and designed. Stockholm is sure to give you a change of scenery wherever you come from. Under 3 hours from London, the city – which comprises fourteen islands – is a...

Moving to Christchurch as a student

Published 21/04/17 | Students | Tips for Students

Christchurch is often considered the gateway to the South Island, but the city has more than enough to offer right on your doorstep. Students coming to study in Christchurch at one of the universities, colleges or higher education schools will be...

What to do in Grenada in 3 days

Published 17/04/17 | Travel | Europe

Grenada and the Alhambra are part of one of the most historically exciting regions in Europe. Aside from the culture and history, the magnificent landscapes around the city are enough to attract a huge number of visitors each year. Roomlala has...

How to move house on a budget

Published 12/04/17 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

The costs of moving house can often suddenly pile up. Whether you’re moving across the country or moving down the road, it’s important to organize yourself and prevent unnecessary costs. Here are our 10 tips for a cheap, easy move. Tip 1: Choose...

Finding a flatshare in Paris

Published 10/04/17 | Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare

Rent prices in Paris can be a real problem for students looking for accommodation in the French capital. The city is magnificent and has a whole host of opportunities and things to do, which makes it all the more important to find affordable...

Flatsharing in Spain

Published 03/04/17 | Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare

Spain is one of the dream destinations for students studying abroad on the Erasmus programme. The attractive climate, the low cost of living and the beautiful towns and cities across the country go some way to explaining its appeal for Students...

Top 5 European destinations this summer

Published 27/03/17 | Travel | Europe

Looking to banish the blues with dreams of your summer adventures and thinking of heading to Europe? Roomlala has come up with a list of the top 5 destinations that you should consider this year if you want to discover something new and...

What to do in Edinburgh in 3 days

Published 24/03/17 | Travel | Europe

A 3 day break in Edinburgh is just enough time to explore and discover the Scottish capital. Edinburgh is both a modern city and an ancient one – making it a perfect stop for a weekend break! Roomlala has drawn up a quick itinerary to make sure...

Find a flatshare in Cardiff

Published 22/03/17 | Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare

As the biggest city in Wales, Cardiff is one of the UK’s most popular student cities, with a huge number of students living and studying at the University of Cardiff and Cardiff Metropolitan University. Living in Cardiff you will have the choice...

Preparing to move: mistakes to avoid

Published 10/03/17 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

Preparing to move house is a daunting tasks, but a necessary one. Even the most laidback, carefree soul needs to think through their move so that all goes well on Moving Day. Here is a list of the most common mistakes to avoid if you want to...

Find a spare room in London

Published 08/03/17 | Accommodation | Spare Room

London is one of the most popular destinations for tourists, students and expats in the world. It is almost unrivalled in the amount of things to do and see across the city, with some of the most iconic sights in the UK. The capital city offers...

Erasmus: the top host universities

Published 06/03/17 | Students | Erasmus

It’s 30 years since the Erasmus exchange programme was put into action across Europe. This anniversary merited a quick round up of the best 20 host universities across Europe, ranked by the number of Erasmus students they welcome. Enough to make...

What to do in Brussels in 3 Days

Published 01/03/17 | Travel | Europe

The city of Brussels is full of places to go and things to do. 3 days is the perfect time to discover the Belgian capital, experience its unique dynamism and try some of its culinary delights. Roomlala has prepared a quick run-down of the key things...

Find a flatshare in Bristol

Published 27/02/17 | Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare

Bristol is one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting student cities, with a huge number of students living and studying at the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE) . Living in Bristol you will have the choice of a...

What to do in Amsterdam in 3 Days

Published 15/02/17 | Travel | Europe

A 3 day break in Amsterdam is ideal to visit and get to know the Dutch capital. Full of charm, the city will delight you with its canals, its vast array of museums and its vibrant nightlife. Roomlala has drawn up a quick itinerary to make sure you...

DIY Tips: Zen Living

Light, warm colours, fresh scents… It doesn’t take much to immediately make you feel good in a place. Zen interior design inspires relaxation and tranquility. By following a few simple design suggestions, you too can create a calm, relaxing...

Redesigning Your Bathroom

You likely spend about 45 minutes per day in the bathroom. That’s a lot of time, and it’s also probably where you spend the beginning of your day. So if your bathroom doesn’t make you feel welcome, how are you supposed to have an good day?...

The 8 Types of Student Accommodation

Published 06/02/17 | Students | Tips for Students

As a student, do you know all the accommodation options available to you? Each one has their advantages and disadvantages. To help you wade through the saturated market, Roomlala has compiled a list to break down the different types of...

What to Do in Manchester in 3 Days

Published 01/02/17 | Travel | Europe

Old Trafford, the Theatre of Dreams, is a mythical destination for sports fans, and Manchester is well known for its two world-class football teams. But aside from the exploits of the Red Devils, the city has much to offer and is worth a long...

Furnished or unfurnished: Which is best?

Published 30/01/17 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

Looking for an apartment can be a daunting task: you have to spend so much time and energy in order to find the perfect place. There are so many choices you have to make, for example, should you choose a furnished or unfurnished rental? Check out...

Prepare for Your Holidays: Alsace

Published 27/01/17 | Travel | Europe

Feel like you need a change of scenery? Are the sunny beaches of Southern France too boring for you? Why not ditch the beaches and head for Alsace? This region, famous for its beer and wine, is packed with beautiful scenery and fun things to do...

Discover Sweden on Erasmus

Published 25/01/17 | Students | Erasmus

With nearly 30,000 students per year, Sweden is a major player in the Erasmus programme. Its landscape, natural sites, cosmopolitan cities, rich culture, Northern Lights, and friendly people all play a part in making Sweden a popular destination for...

A Brief Guide to Holiday Rentals

Published 18/01/17 | Accommodation | Holiday Rentals

Vacation rentals consist of renting an accommodation, or part of it, to tourists passing through the area. If you haven’t thought about capitalising on this opportunity when you’re away from home, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about it...

5 Good Reasons to Study Abroad

Published 16/01/17 | Students | Erasmus

We’ve all got that friend in our group who went on a year abroad and came back with a whole host of fabulous or funny memories. Can anyone really say that they’ve never been tempted by the experience? Pack your bags and go off into the unknown...

Who Pays for What?

Published 13/01/17 | Tenants | Information for Tenants

Every lease that is signed between a landlord and a tenant requires that the distribution of work is specified. Even with this mentioned, there can be sources of disputes between the landlord and the tenant. Here we will explore who is obligated to...

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Room in Spain?

Published 11/01/17 | Accommodation | Spare Room

Average rent in the different regions of Spain The average rent for homestays in the different regions of Spain can be seen on the map below. The average rent prices have been calculated through the advertisements posted to Roomlala's website. If...

Erasmus: Study Abroad in Nice

Published 09/01/17 | Students | Erasmus

The charm of Nice Nice is a beautiful city. It's no surprise that it's one of France's top Erasmus destinations. This city has a lot to offer, and there are so many activities you can do here. For example, in the morning, why not take a stroll...

Erasmus: Study Abroad in Strasbourg

Published 26/12/16 | Students | Erasmus

Strasbourg has a population of over 271,000 people and it's known for its massive cathedral and charming little streets. The city of Strasbourg attracts a lot of tourists, especially from November to December, for its Christmas market, which is one...

Find a Spare Room in Dublin

Published 21/12/16 | Accommodation | Spare Room

Spending some time in Dublin, the heart of Ireland, is extemely refreshing. This city gives off a special atmosphere with all the music and general hustle and bustle. Here you will find places full of life, including a multitude of pubs, each one...

Prepare for Your Holidays: Mont Blanc

Published 16/12/16 | Travel | Europe

Do you feel like you need a change of scenery? Want to head off to the highest peak in Europe? Then head to Mont Blanc! This snow-lovers paradise makes for an unforgettable holiday! Discover what there is to do and where to find...

What to Do in London in 3 Days

Published 09/12/16 | Travel | Europe

London is a city known for its history, its fashion, and its culture. It's a vibrant city that is packed with historic monuments, lovely parks and lively pubs which create a unique British charm. If you're lucky enough to be visiting this beautiful...

Find a Spare Room in Auckland, New Zealand

Published 30/11/16 | Accommodation | Spare Room

The small island nation of New Zealand is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, national rugby team, and the Maori culture. Whether you’re moving to Auckland for studies, work, or holiday, why not consider renting a spare room? Read on to...

What to Do in Budapest in 3 Days

Published 23/11/16 | Travel | Europe

More than 1000 years of history await you in Budapest, the majestic Hungarian capital. Taking the time to visit this city, rich with world heritage sites, can be a great experience as long as you are well-prepared for your trip. Roomlala has created...

Prepare for Your Holidays: The Alps

Published 14/11/16 | Travel | Europe

Have you got a sudden urge to escape your boring everyday life and go on an adventure? Want to climb to one of the highest peaks in Europe? Then take a journey to the Alps! What to do in the Alps? If you're looking for a holiday in the snow...

5 Good Reasons to Have Roommates on Erasmus

Published 28/10/16 | Students | Erasmus

When going to study abroad, there are so many things that you need to sort out. One of the most important things is your accommodation. Your living situation when living abroad plays a big role on your overall Erasmus experience. If you want to save...

Find a Spare Room in Barcelona

Published 19/10/16 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

The sun, the tapas, the unique culture... Barcelona has a lot to offer tourists and those who wish to study or live in the city. However housing prices in the Catalonian capital are high. If you're thinking about moving to Barcelona, then why not...

What to Do in Berlin in 3 Days

Published 17/10/16 | Travel | Europe

Berlin, the German capital, located in the northeast of the country, is a city full of charm with its mix of both historical and modern landmarks and attractions. Berlin has reinvented itself, now becoming the epicentre of new musical trends and...

5 Tips for Having a Cosy Student Room

Published 10/10/16 | Students | Tips for Students

When hearing the words "student room", you automatically think of a small cramped space. However small your student room may be, there are tips on how to make it cosier and less cramped. Read on to learn more. Tip 1: Choose a duvet cover that...

How to Successfully Post a Roommate Ad

Published 07/10/16 | Landlords | Tips for Landlords

Looking for a roommate? Perhaps you need someone to help you with the rent, or you're starting to feel a little lonely, or maybe you're just looking for a new roommate because your current one is leaving. Make sure you know what to write in your...

How to Live with Several Lodgers

Published 26/09/16 | Landlords | Tips for Landlords

Renting out a spare room in someone’s home has now become a cheap accommodation solution for tenants and an extra source of income with many welcome advantages for landlords. However, you’ll need to learn how to live with several different...

Erasmus: The Cost of Renting a Room in Paris

Published 05/10/15 | Students | Erasmus

Are you about set out for Paris for your year abroad? Or are you already there, but in need of longer-term accommodation and don’t really know what your budget should be? Well, we’ve put together a some information for you, so that you know what...

Decorating Your Corridor

Whether it’s in a flat or a house, the corridor, or hallway, is often a wasted space, through lack of use, no matter what size it is. However, with a bit of clever decorating, you’ll be able to benefit from a stylish corridor, as well as extra...

How to Set the Rent for a Room

Published 09/09/15 | Landlords | Tips for Landlords

Thanks to the changes in the Rent a Room Scheme made in the new budget, from April 2016 UK landlords will be able to make up to £7,500 TAX FREE through renting out a spare room in their home, as opposed to the previous £4,250. There are just a...

Tips for Finding Student Accommodation

Published 09/09/15 | Students | Tips for Students

June and July are not too early to start getting ready to go back to uni. According to the Guardian, 80% of students move away from home to go to university. With the time to go back to university fast approaching, many students are still struggling...

6 Tips to Help Students Save Money

Published 02/09/15 | Students | Tips for Students

Going back to, or starting University is expensive and the number of students is going up every year. To help you to tackle the cost here are some tips for financing your studies and to help you kick start your university year. Renting Out Your...

Finding a Summer Job

Published 29/06/15 | Students | Tips for Students

The arrival of the summer holiday marks the end of the academic year and the beginning of a lot of free time for you as a student. With all this free time, it makes sense that a lot of students seek to find a source of income, especially since the...

To Rent Out An Attic

Everyone wants to have more space in their home. It opens up new areas to spend time and increases the value of your home. One space that often goes unused is the attic. This unused space offers many advantages, and we’ll teach you how to make the...

Visiting the French Riviera

Published 03/06/15 | Travel | Europe

Going on holiday is normally synonymous with sunshine and relaxation, but organizing a getaway can be anything but that. That is why we have decided to give you a hand and help you plan your trip to the French Riviera. Here are some ways to explore...

Students: Rent out Your Place When on Vacation

Published 27/05/15 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

Being a student is expensive; it’s also a lot of hard work, yet either of these things means that you shouldn’t take the opportunity to go on a little getaway. You deserve it! Did you know that you can make that seemingly unaffordable vacation...

Rentals: What Does the Landlord Pay For

Published 20/05/15 | Tenants | Information for Tenants

Every lease that is signed between a landlord and a tenant requires that the distribution of work is mentioned. Even with this mentioned, there can be sources of disputes between the landlord and the tenant. Here we will explore who is obligated to...

Living with the Elderly

Published 06/05/15 | Tenants | Information for Tenants

Faced with rapidly rising rent prices many owners are offering accommodations in their homes in exchange for the completion of services. This style of accommodation lets tenants save money on rent as well as lets landlords save money on paying for...

Revamping Old Furniture

Published 29/04/15 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

Do you have unused furniture at home that’s too old looking, inelegant or just damaged? Here are some simple tips to take something that’s an eyesore and make it a pleasant centre or attention. Why Redecorate? Whether you’re looking to give...

Dealing with Noisy Neighbours

Published 15/04/15 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

Do your neighbours work scream all day or play loud music? Do they throw too many parties and constantly keep you awake? What can you do to combat them without it turning into an all-out war? Here are some simple tips to resolve your problems with...

Internships When Abroad

Published 01/04/15 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

Interning can be extremely rewarding. At the end of an internship, you will have job experience and have learned new skills that will make you a valuable commodity when you enter the workforce. Interning abroad means that you can adapt to changes in...

Collaborative Consumption in the UK

Published 18/03/15 | News | Collaborative consumption

Commerce in the collaborative economy (also known as the sharing economy) has a stake of about £20 billion of the global economy and continues to quickly grow each year. The United Kingdom shows determination to become the country that is at the...

Energy Saving Tips

Published 11/03/15 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

Reducing your energy consumption isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for your pocket! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of several simple things you can do to reduce your electric bill’s impact on your wallet, as well as your...

Roommates When Abroad: A Good or Bad Idea

Published 04/03/15 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

Dreaming of roommates like those in “Auberge Espagnole?” Ones that will lead to you taking part in an enriching community? Words fail to describe how many benefits there are to an experience such as this. They can also fail to describe the...

How to Avoid Unpaid Rent

Published 18/02/15 | Landlords | Tips for Landlords

Certainly the most feared part of renting out a space is not getting paid on time. It’s well known that housing costs consume the largest chunk of one’s budget, and we’re sure that’s no different for you, however some tenants view the...

Tips for Moving

Published 11/02/15 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

We hope that you have finally found the perfect accommodation that will be your new home for the next academic year. Once you’re finally settled in, you’ll be ready for all sorts of new adventures: throwing a housewarming party, buying some new...

Ten Rules for a Successful Flatshare

Published 04/02/15 | Tenants | Tips for Tenants

The break is over, and everyone is going, or has gone, back to school for the spring semester. For many, this means moving into a new apartment and acquainting oneself with a new living space, even new people. For some, this can be very...

 

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