Capetown Student Accomodation

What to Look for When Choosing a Roommate

Choosing a roommate may not seem like that big of an issue compared to the varsity workload or college life in general. But in reality, your student accommodation is where you will spend time with your roommates and it’s also where you will have some of your best memories.

We want to help make sure that the experience is as positive as possible for everyone involved. That’s why we created this list of questions for students who are looking for a roommate or people who are looking for roommates themselves.

The first step in making sure that everything goes smoothly when choosing a roommate is knowing what kind of person they are before meeting them face-to-face.

This way, there won’t be any surprises once they move in! So take our advice and ask these questions about their habits, lifestyle choices and personality traits before committing to living together! You’ll thank us later…trust us on this one! 🙂

Choosing a Roommate Quick Tips

While you don’t have to find an exact clone of yourself, finding someone with a similar personality to you could make your college life easier. You wouldn’t want a roommate who, whether directly or indirectly, won’t let you study. Talk about different learning styles and schedules. Some people like to party, some prefer a quiet space – don’t be afraid to let them know who you are upfront and how you like to live.

Don’t be afraid to ask for a reference from their current landlord or from other people you know who might have lived with them in the past. This will give you a little insight into what you can expect from them.

Before choosing a roommate you should meet them in person and get to know them a little bit better. Living with a stranger can be very difficult, so take the time to make sure that you are choosing well!

Good communication is key when living with anyone – whether it’s a friend or a stranger. Laying down some ground rules and discussing pet peeves would help eliminate any tension or irritation. You should both be willing to compromise and work together for a happy, healthy living space. You should both agree on when you will clean up the apartment and how much rent you will pay…before you sign any agreements!

When choosing a roommate, don’t just choose based on looks or hobbies. Don’t hesitate to ask about their work ethic and if they are trustworthy. Not everyone will tell the truth about their lifestyle, so ask questions that you may already know the answers to!

It’s a smart move to choose a roommate that you will be happy to spend time with outside of the college environment. (It’s no good if you can’t stand your roommate – your college life will just be miserable.)

Choosing the right roommate can be tough, but choosing the wrong one can be even tougher. If your new roommate doesn’t seem like a great fit, think about choosing someone else. It’s much better to be safe than sorry in the long run!

Whether you’re looking for a student room for yourself or for a few college friends, capetownstudenthostels.co.za is a great place to look to start.