Perhaps one of the hardest parts of moving into a hostel is rooming with other people. While we have written about getting along with strangers before, we understand that some people are just a bit more discerning about their flatmates than others.
Unfortunately, if you want to live in a budget accommodation in the heart of London and cannot afford one of the solo rooms, you may have no choice but to live with strangers. While it would be ideal to room with your friends, sometimes your friends have different plans.
An alternative would be to make new friends and to find a flatmate that you actually want to live with.
Write a Smart Advertisement
Before you even decide to move into one of our hostels, it would be a good idea to start looking for a flatmate. You can always request to be placed in the same room, so that you have a friendly face with you at all times.
Meeting some strangers is always a great idea. Ask around and see what kind of people you attract. You should also write an advertisement and put it online, so that you can receive messages from people who are interested.
Put some personality into your ad – tell them a little bit about yourself and mention that you plan on living in a London hostel for a specific duration. Be clear and concise about what you are looking for in a flatmate. For example, you can mention that you prefer quiet flatmates that are neat and organized.
You may get fewer responses as it will significantly narrow down your search, but it will increase your chances of attracting someone you will get along with.
Interview Your Potential Flatmates
Once you start receiving responses, go ahead and meet your potential flatmates – after all, you will be living with them for quite some time, so it is best to get to know them personally.
If you find that you like each other and that you will get along well in a social living situation, go ahead and start booking with us today. Contact this page for any enquiries.