WHAT IS URBAN ROOMIE?

FROM AMSTERDAM WITH LOVE

Urban Roomie offers the opportunity for medium-term residence in cities across Europe at a great price. This arrangement is great for the traveler looking to enmesh themselves in a new culture, the local looking for temporary housing in a tight housing market, or exchange students exploring the world for a semester or two. Not only that, this arrangement offers stability and increased profitability to the participating hostels and hotels who, in peak times, only reach 70% capacity, with empty rooms running at a loss. The win-win concept of “Flex Homes” developed by Urban Roomie seeks to be the future of mid-term accommodation in cities across the world.

A BALANCE BETWEEN

PRICE, QUALITY AND COZINESS

WHO ARE WE?

Manuel Buonamico

CEO

AJAY Varadharajan

CFO

Sasja Van Der Leeuw

Business Developer

FEDERICO BARONI

Marketing & Inno.

SANTIAGO GERMAIN

Sales Manager

OUR HISTORY

It all started with a problem that many of us have faced at least once, which is sharing with an awful roomie. When Federico moved in with Manuel, both of us became friends and we discussed our idea, and then we met Sasja, who was also driven to meet & interact and write incredible stories together. Hence, UrbanRoomie was founded!

COVID-19 made us practice social distancing, where offices were shut and everybody was working remotely. Being stuck at our homes, everyone had a common question “what if I move to __________ and work from there.” 

Moving to a new place seemed like an exciting idea, although even if it is for work, then also it’s an exciting idea. Also, It was a time where everyone was facing some financial issues, so those who were living in expensive apartments wanted to move to affordable accommodation. But that was news from the past!

Using our simplified system, anyone can register and get accommodation in a shared apartment, hotel, or hostel room at the best price available across major cities in Europe. Anyone using the system can get in touch with new people using our Happy Roomie Finder, which puts you together with people with matching interests.

OUR VALUES

We like to please our clients, we like to gather new friends together, we like to organise FootBall matches, we like to take pictures, we like to celebrate, we like to do networking, we like to build new things, we like sustainability, we like to be calm and chill.

A word from our beloved partners

"a&o Hostels is a proud partner of Urban Roomie. With 40 houses in 24 european cities, we support Urban Roomie in selling deposit-free and long-stay proof rooms across Europe".