WHAT IS URBAN ROOMIE?

FROM AMSTERDAM WITH LOVE

Urban Roomie started in 2020 based out of Amsterdam, Netherlands.  The year 2020 was a tough year for people around the world, Where we saw a lot of hotels, Hostels and property owners facing the major impact of the Global Pandemic in terms of low bookings & revenue. On the other side, the travellers were also not able to find the right accommodation as well.  Catering to this major problem, Urban roomie started from being a brainchild of three friends to a company that is motivated to provide high value, affordable accommodation options to everyone. 

In order to make our vision a reality, we have developed a new concept of “FLEX HOMES”, where anyone can get comfortable, well furnished, well-maintained accommodation at a reasonable price. Since then we have committed ourselves to deliver the Flex Home concept at its best expression. 

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".