SpareRoom Review


Version Reviewed:
19th Jan, 2013
Review Date:
Reviewed by Chris


4 out of 5


  • Publisher: Flatshare Ltd
  • Version Reviewed: 2.5
  • Review Date: 19th Jan, 2013
  • Cost: FREE
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Whether you're looking for a room to rent or have a spare room that needs a tenant, Spareroom - the companion app for the website - may be able to help you out.

Spareroom is a simple app that helps you find somehwere to live. It's a directory of places with spare rooms up for rent. The data available is the same as what’s available on the main website, the app just makes it easier to search and browse exactly what it is you're after. Depending on what you search for, results are pulled in and displayed in a list option or within a map view. After you’ve found something interesting a simple click allows you to view the details, including:

  • Images and detailed descriptions
  • Share adverts on social networks and email the details
  • Message or phone advertisers
  • View on map
  • Save to favorites

The listing details included cover everything you’ll need to find a suitable room available to rent. What’s great about the app is the refine search feature which allows you to select exactly what you’re after. The app even allows you to save results for future use.

SpareRoom's simplicity is what makes it stand out, it's easy to use and helps you find exactly what you're after. One thing to note is you do have to register an account to contact landlords but this allows the app to alert you to any rooms that do become available in the future.

Spareroom isn't just for people looking to rent, if you’re a landlord you can register and list your room in the app (it’s also listed on the website). The option to promote your room is available at a price with different subscription options available.

Spareroom is an excellent app for landlords and tenants alike. It should help remove the stress of finding accommodation or help you make use of that spare room you have sitting empty. Check it out over at the App Store.