Roomi makes it free & safer for you to rent rooms and find roommates in over 200 cities around the world.
Whether you are listing your room or searching for a roommate, Roomi provides secure in-app messaging, id checks, background checks, and payment processing for the safest renting experience possible. Unlike other roommate sites, Roomi has NO monthly subscription fees, NO early bird access fees, and NO fees for messaging.
Benefits of using Roomi includes:
Free to use
Free to list
Free to message
Free to browse listings & roommates
Background checks for safety [Paid]
Boost your listing to rent it faster [Paid]
Boost your profile to find a roommate faster [Paid]
Get paid with simple online booking [Paid]
Customer care and 24/7 support
Questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest version of Roomi contains bug fixes.
We’re listening to you! As always, please send us a message with any feedback to email@example.com! We check all emails.
Ratings and Reviews
Great App, Still Needs Tweaks
I love the idea of the app...but the interface is rather clunky. For example, it’s pretty much mobile-only (which is great when you’re on the go, but when trying to post a listing or when writing about yourself the small screen real estate of a mobile device makes the experience frustrating). A better designed website would be great for listing/profile creation...and the mobile app can be a great companion to the website.
Additionally, the app lacks instant push notification ability. For example, I’ve missed a few messages from potential roommates all because I never received a push notification (or a badge on the app icon). Better notifications will mean for more instant communication.
Love the app concept and branding. I definitely feel safe looking for a roommate on Roomi. However, the app experience is lacking in some major ways. I’ll continue to use the app to find my next living situation...but admittedly will be a little miffed about using the app during the process.
Objectively poorly engineered app
There’s so much wrong with this app from the get. I desperately wanted it to not be as bad as the reviews make it out to be, but literally from the get it was problematic. I opened the app and tried to enter the city my listing was in, it would come up, I’d tap it, and NOTHING would happen. You can’t get anywhere in the app unless you tell it where your listing is. Ok, so I guess choose something close in the list of offered cities, right? Do that, go through sign up and enter my information and pictures, have to describe myself in EXACTLY and ONLY 50 characters (if you use less, you can’t continue with the app, thankfully I finally found the correct combo of words to equal exactly 50), and then I’m allowed to see the folks in the ‘near to my listing’ city. So I go to enter the exact address of my listing, nearly 10min into working with this insanely buggy app, only to JUST NOW find out the reason I was tapping on my city but nothing was happening: ROOMI DOESN'T SERVE MY CITY. Why in the hell do (potential) users have to go through an entire sign up process to find out Roomi isn’t available to them??? It’s because this app is just terrible. My husband works in software and app development and his company, which is certainly much smaller than Roomi, would never release a product with so many bugs. Do you guys not have QA testers, or AT LEAST beta testers, Roomi? If not, you desperately need some. This app is seriously terrible.
Developer Response ,
Hi, Roomi user! We´re sorry for the inconvenience caused. The issues you reported were corrected at the time of your review. Would you be able to change your rating/review to make it true to Roomi´s current functionality? If so, we will be extremely grateful as we value honest reviews and we are always improving our app for the benefit of our users. :)
Updated review: Roomi has reliable and prompt customer service
UPDATE. I have had to find a roommate again and went back to Roomi. A lot of new features since I last looked for a roommate -mostly upgrades. I was able to find someone expected to move in in a few weeks! Thanks again Roomi!! I always recommend to friends looking for a roommate in a pinch.
I used Roomi back in 2018 and had a great experience. When I went back more recently I saw some of the negative reviews, none from recently but still made me hesitate. But I was pleasantly surprised. Roomis AMAZING customer service helped me land the perfect roommate even in the midst of a global pandemic! This company listens to their Roomis and really cares! I was most impressed by the quick response times and desire to help me. Highly recommend giving this app a try!!! The boost feature DOES work despite some old comments. This app creator really listens to feedback. Thanks roomi!
Developer Response ,
Hello! Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts about our app and assistance! Should you need anything else please email us, we will be happy to help!
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- 102.3 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- background check $19.99
- Roomi Gold (Weekly) $14.99
- background check $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.