Testimonials - what people have said about us

 

Press endorsements

The concept is brilliant and is going to steal headlines

—AGBeat.com

Looks like Craigslist just got a little competition

—FM News 101.9

Spareroom.com...serves a similar function to Craigslist, but with a more user-friendly interface

—Time Magazine

The logic is simple: put a few dozen people in a bar and let them work the room until they’ve found a compatible match.

—Time Out Magazine

Services like SpareRoom offer a unique experience. Unlike Craigslist, it’s a safer way to connect with potential roommates. All ads are personally moderated, plus the site hosts free weekly SpeedRoommating events, giving anyone on the lookout for a roommate the opportunity to meet potential candidates in-person and ask questions in a safe environment.

—Avant Credit Blog

SpareRoom moderates ads and profiles to weed out scams

—theguardian.com

From those with accommodation to rent...

If my roommate leaves in the spring you will be the first to know!

—TW

An exemplary first use story...first answer to my first ad - turned out to be the perfect roommate. That's all she wrote. Would use again, if or when needed. I have recommended to others.

—Terry

Thank you for my new roommate who just moved in. I would recommend this site for roommate seekers it has been great help for me!

—Irene

It's much better than Craigslist, the upgrade payment was worth it, I met great people here!

—Eva

I love your site. I have used a number of sites in the past, and none have worked as well as SpareRoom! I will definitely use your services in the future.

—SE

I had two rooms to rent and found tenants for both. thank you!!

—AT

SpareRoom's become my favorite roommate search site and I want to make proper use of it--Thanks for your help!

—Irene Schaub

Upgrading - Early Bird

As it was my first time using spare room, I don't know how I would have fared had I not upgraded to Early Bird. However, I had a successful result so am very pleased. I also advertised with a couple of other providers - but the response from SpareRoom far surpassed that of other sites. Thank you from a happy customer.

—N Duncan

Upgrading - Bold Advertising

I just wanted to say this site is FANTASTIC! I placed my bold advert on a Wednesday morning and within 20 minutes i had several calls and emails. In the end ive had 34 emails, 15 people interested and endless calls. Amazing - go BOLD! Best thing since electric windows! :)

—J

I placed an advert for a housemate on SpareRoom.co.uk and, after a couple of days with plenty of views but no enquiries, I decided to upgrade to a bold listing. Literally within an hour of doing this, I received a phone enquiry and just a few short hours later I was welcoming a new housemate into my house. Coincidence? Maybe, but I can't speak highly enough of my SpareRoom.co.uk experience as a result!

—Steve

Upgrading my ad certainly made a difference in finding tenants quickly. Many thanks

—T Maltese

I only had two weeks to find someone so having the upgrade to a bold ad really made a difference - we had so many enquiries the auto-response option came in very handy!

—KP

It made a big difference upgrading to bold/early bird. I have since had so many responses to the advertisement, that when another room became vacant it was filled within 2 days. I have been away for a week and un-contactable, and the amount of responses that I received during that time was amazing. I will definitely be using SpareRoom again and will immediately use your bold/early bird service. Thanks for everything.

—Laura

It's $19 for 28 day listing on SpareRoom.co.uk - had over 100 interested parties & booked in 17 viewings! Of course rooms both let in 1 day! WOW

—Clare Rayner

A great site which, when I upgraded enabled me to find a large number of properties to view. Upgrading certainly helped as it meant that other members could see my telephone number, and the room that I eventually took contacted me that way, rather than through the site or email. However, it's good that you can sign up without paying first, because that allowed me to have a look at peoples adverts and see if there was anything that interested me. As there was, I signed up. I was also using easyroommate.com and found that flatshare.com was much better - it gave a lot more information, regarding the housemates, bills, deposit etc, and worked out cheaper

—S Lee

I want to thank SpareRoom because it has been cheaper to advertise through you than my local paper. My ads there were attracting the wrong sort of lodgers so I was burning so much in advertising - about $100 over a few weeks and not finding a suitable lodger.

—M Piercy

Thank you very much for your help. This has been so easy. I tried a couple of other sites which were recommended to me, with almost no response. This time I had a great deal of interest, and have let the room within a fortnight. I will be coming back to you when I need to replace my new lodger. It was worth the money for the upgrade.

—L Mallet

Feedback on our customer service...

Really got to tip my hat to all of you...your customer service, fast reply to "Helps", and the whole logic of your site are such a relief! Thanks for trying to keep me calm as the calendar near hits 2014, I have never been so anxious, but you are there "Being Mother", pouring the tea.

—James Roe

What people have said about our SpeedRoommating® events

My time at the event was enjoyable and productive. Everyone I talked to was someone with whom I could see myself sharing an apartment. I left with three solid room leads and the numbers of two ladies to join me in apartment searching, if I decided to go that route. It’s also refreshing to conduct roommate business face-to-face.

—NewYork.com

I was a participant in last Wednesday's event and may have possibly met my new roommate. In addition I thought the event was well-organized and it was a good crowd of people. I will definitely recommend your organization and events!

—DP

Miscellaneous feedback

I found this site to be quite useful and also the people that I have picked were so nice and came from nice homes. I really do love your site. Thank you so much for all of your support and for being so professional at all times. It has been my pleasure working with you.

—Nicoletta

The website is easily navigated and Speed Roommating is run by friendly and helpful staff. You all have a lovely energy about your communications

—Nicole

The website is easily navigated and Speed Roommating is run by friendly and helpful staff. You all have a lovely energy about your communications

—Nicole

You guys are awesome!

—Gustavo Pacianotto Gouveia

Very satisfied - easy to use. Will recommend SpareRoom to a friend.

—BM

You're doing a very good job. I am very happy with you!!

—Judy

Found a great apartment in New York using your website. Have also rented out a room in my UK house using the UK website!

—Gary

Looking up rooms and apartments in New York. This SpareRoom.com site is pretty damn good

—Hannah

I met some wonderful New Yorkers through your room for rent advertisements and SpeedRoommating was a great way to get to know folks. SpareRoom.com was a great resource. I so appreciate your great customer service.

—Theresa Cusimano

"Just wanted to say that I love SpareRoom.com! In New York it is a total crap shoot and I have always had a great experience through you guys! Continued success…and thanks again!"

—Terry

I found Spare Room NY to be easy to use and probably the most visually appealing of all the sites I utilized

—NewYork.com