As the UK’s leading flatsharing service, we’ve helped over 8,000,000 people to find their perfect flatmate or flatshare. With our apps, you can do it all while on-the-go.

Repeatedly featured by Apple in the categories of Your New Home, Apps for the Weekend, What’s Hot, and Popular Apps and Games. Rated by The Sunday Times as one of the top apps on the App Store.


Whether you’re starting university, relocating to the UK, tired of living alone, weighing up what to do with an empty room, or, quite simply, searching for another flatmate or flatshare, we’re the service for you.


With thousands of flatsharing opportunities to choose from in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and right across the UK, you’ll be able to find your perfect flatmate or flatshare.


Experience has taught us that flat sharing is as much about the people as it is about the property. To help you find the best of both, we provide unparalleled tools, choice, and support. As a result, someone finds a flatmate or flatshare every 3 minutes.


Our award-winning customer support team are here to help you with your search. If you require support, come across a problem, or want to provide feedback, you can get in touch using our new feedback option at the bottom of the home screen.

What’s New

Version 5.28

In this update, you’ll see that we’ve made numerous small additions, fixes and tweaks in preparation for upcoming features and redesigns.

As always, if you’d like to provide feedback or report a problem, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with our award-winning customer services team using our new feedback option at the bottom of the home screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24.2K Ratings

24.2K Ratings

fourleaf99 ,

Mixed bag

The new saved search function is good, but there’s some features that could do with updating..

- app doesn’t always show new ads - should show “new” as ads you’ve not opened then grey them out. Right now they still show as new so you keep opening ones you’ve already seen!
- it doesn’t always show in the app or desktop website when you’ve contacted someone previously, sometimes you can end up messaging them twice.
- it would be better to narrow down the search for move in date, to bring up more relevant ads (e.g 7 days, not 21) - maybe a tick box option for filter? You end up wading through 100s of ads, many which you’ve already opened before.

Developer Response ,

Hi fourleaf99,

Thanks for your review. We've passed all of your suggestions on to our design and product teams.

If there's anything else you'd like to suggest, you can get in touch with them directly using

All the best,
The SpareRoom Team

h00ligan76 ,

I can’t believe the high rating

Ok first thing a first. The app has a monopoly on the market. So by nature you will find a room. But that is where the positives end.

There are virtually no advanced features. I could think of ten things to add that would be amazingly useful that just don’t exist

How can you let people list a room without ever putting a photo in. Or how can you let people list a description that doesn’t line up with details.

The filtering is awful
The initial contact process is awful
The sorting options are awful
The mapping options are nonexistent
The site itself is better than the app (but still bad)

You may have to use this service to get a room but to rate it five stars as a product is a joke. It’s basic functionality only. See room. Contact. The end.

You guys really should do better and the price for a membership is absurd given the lack of real function. I should be able to accomplish what I want in a couple of hours not the three days it’s going to take me.

Has anyone there ever actually tried to find a room in London with this app - I don’t mean one small area - I mean see what’s going in London in general. If you had you’d see how bad it is.

It also now turns out that once you star a certain number of places the app gives up completely keeping track of them. And the number isn’t that high.


jamon8 ,

Gets job done

Would be good if the ‘who’s interested’ feature would be in the app, right now (unless I’m missing something) there’s no email or notification, if someone doesn’t go the website you miss all those interested, either bring it to the app or get of it.

When I look at rooms near me (app feature), the room I currently have for renting appears way down the list even though I’m in the flat hence it’s closest to me, this might be broken

The biggest issue however is that I don’t think it’s well advertised enough on the website, people seem to take way to long to even view the messages I don’t think as many people are using this.

Developer Response ,

Hi jamon8,

Thanks for your review. While your search finished some time ago, we just wanted to say that your suggestions have been passed on to our design and product teams.

Next time you're using our app or website, we'd recommend renewing your ad regularly to raise its position in the search results. We'd also recommend getting in touch with our award-winning customer services team (, as they'll be able to help you make the most of your account.

We look forward to you using our app again and seeing all the improvements we've made to it.

All the best,
The SpareRoom Team


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64.5 MB

Requires iOS 11 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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