There are several reasons why SpareRoom.com is the best place to find rooms and roommates in New York.
Free to use
Unlike most competing services, you can use SpareRoom.com completely free. We offer upgrades for advertisers who want to rent their room quicker or want a head start contacting the newest ads, but around 85% of users use SpareRoom.com without paying a cent.
We don't hide any ads away or force you to pay to see what we've got. You can see every ad on the site whether you choose to upgrade or not and you can place an ad free of charge at any time.
Easy to search
Some sites are just endless lists of adverts. That doesn't help much when you need to find something in a hurry. We've made SpareRoom.com easy to search so you can find exactly what you need. You can search SpareRoom.com by zip code, neighborhood, budget, gender of roommates...whatever you like. If you register with us we'll even send you regular updates of rooms and roommates matching your requirements. Registering for email updates is free.
Quality as well as quantity
We believe it's important to provide a safe environment for you to find a room or a roommate. That's why we employ a dedicated team of staff to make sure our listings are free of spam and scams, saving you time and keeping you safe.
Every single ad on SpareRoom.com is run through a complex set of filters to check for scams and spam then manually approved by trained staff.
We're proud to offer great customer service 7 days a week. If you need any help using the site or have any questions just get in touch.
Free iPhone app
Rooms go fast in NYC so it's vital to keep on top of things when you're looking for somewhere to live. If you've got an iPhone you can download our free iPhone app to help you find a room or roommate on the go. It's easy to use and will help you keep on top of your search when you're not at your computer. A free Android app is on the way too.
No banner ads
Finding a place to live in New York is already hard enough. We won't distract you by filling our pages full of annoying ads just to make a few bucks on the side.
We launched our pioneering Speed Roommating events in NYC in 2012. Speed Roommating is a free mixer event where you can meet potential roommates in a safe, relaxed environment. SpareRoom.com run Speed Roommating free of charge to help you find your perfect room or roommates.
More about SpareRoom.com
SpareRoom.com was launched in the UK in 2004 and is the UK's busiest roommate site, used by over 1 million people every month. We've brought the same level of service to SpareRoom.com to help make your New York roommate search simple, speedy and safe.
Need any help?
Our office hours are 8am to 5pm EST Mon-Fri and 8am to 3pm EST weekends. You can call us or leave a message on 1 877 257 4944 or contact us by email.