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We have awarded Room Buddies our prestigious Silver Award in this category, having reviewed 9 UK Flatmate Websites. Read our review below to find out why...
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RoomBuddies is a great site that gives UK-users access to some of the best property and flatmate ads available anywhere online. Although not quite up to the pedigree of our number one site in this category, Spareroom.co.uk, RoomBuddies is still an excellent place to come if you’re looking to find somewhere to live or someone to live with. With more than 10,000 rooms available online right now, we’re sure that you will find what you’re looking for on Roombuddies – what’s more, it’s such an easy and straightforward site, we’re sure it will be an absolute dream to use, too.
RoomBuddies offers a combination of rooms to rent and potential flatmates looking for a place to live. When you join the site, you can easily filter the adverts to view only the type of advert you’re interested in looking at. Placing adverts is also quick and straightforward, which is what you would expect from a site that takes our number two spot in this category. Users can upload videos and photographs to their advert in order to sell themselves or their property as well as adding as much detail as they like. They can place adverts for free, which means they can reach thousands of potential flatmates without having to spend a penny. Great stuff!
As you would expect, this site is also packed with features to make your property or flatmate search even easier. The advanced search feature lets you filter search results so that only the most relevant are shown, while the adverts themselves are easily comparable due to their simple and effective layout. One of the more interesting features is the matching service, which aims to automatically recommend adverts according to your stated preferences. Overall, the site has a great, fresh feeling that we really liked – making it a real joy to use.
As with many sites in this category, RoomBuddies has a two-tier membership system, with users being able to use some of the site’s features for free, but having to upgrade to premium membership in order to get the most out of the site. The biggest difference between free membership and premium membership is that only premium users can contact all of the members on the site (basic members, by contrast, can only contact premium members and not other basic users). Premium users also have access to some adverts before the whole site can see them, increasing their chances of finding the perfect place. The cost of premium membership starts at £1 per day, although this does get considerably cheaper if you opt for membership durations that are slightly longer.
We enjoyed using RoomBuddies and certainly think that it could help a lot of people find a place to live or someone to share a place with. With a range of great features and a large amount of people that use the service regularly, it’s a good shout if you’re looking in a hurry. What’s more, because you can place ads free of charge and use many of the site’s features without having to join, we would recommend using this service alongside others in order to find what you’re looking for.
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