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Cost of room in Warsaw? Where to look for accomodation?


researchers 4 | 19    
21 Jul 2013  #1
Hello everyone

I just need some help and information regarding the cost of rooms or flat available for rent in Warsaw.
I require

2 ROOM FLAT

OR

2 ROOMS IN FLAT SHARING WITH ANY OTHER MATES( MAYBE 3 OR 4 ROOMS FLAT)

OR

Single Room

i will be sharing flat with my other friend from my university she and i will be living in separate rooms,

what will be the cost of rent and what is average cost of bills?
How is it calculated?

we both are international students.

Thank you
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
  21 Jul 2013  #2
Renting cost in Warsaw:
35–50 m2: – 2196 zł
50–75 m2: - 2676 zł
more than 75 m2 - 4919 zł.

Foreigners have to pay usually premium. When you share flat then you divide price between number of people.

I don't know how much are bills.
jon357 65 | 13,922    
  21 Jul 2013  #3
Renting cost in Warsaw:

Those prices seem more expensive than reality. Are they the price for certain neighbourhoods or types of flat?

Foreigners have to pay usually premium.

A decade ago, maybe.
OP researchers 4 | 19    
21 Jul 2013  #4
OOHH the prices are very expensive but are they really same now? ... what is the rent at present?
DominicB - | 2,623    
  22 Jul 2013  #5
researchers

For a no-frills two room apartment, that is, one bedroom and a living room that may or may not be open to the kitchen, expect to pay at least 2200 PLN with all fees and utilities (heat, water, gas, electricty, but not internet). In other words, at least 1100 PLN per person if two people stay there.

For a three room apartment (two bedrooms), add about 500 PLN to the above. Beware that the second bedroom is usually TINY. If you're looking for two good-sized bedrooms, add about 700 PLN to the above. That is, 1300 to 1500 PLN per person if two people live there.

For a single room in a student apartment, expect to pay anywhere from 600 PLN (all utilities and fees included, except internet), for a TINY room for one person, to over 1000 PLN for a room big enough for two people. That is, 600 to 800 per person.

You could do it slightly cheaper if you and your friend are willing to cram both of you into a tiny room, but consider 500 PLN per person the bottom limit.

Those are the minimum prices you're likely to see. Remember, the best and cheapest student apartments have been taken already at this time of the year, or soon will be.
OP researchers 4 | 19    
22 Jul 2013  #6
Ok DominicB thank you for all the information that you provided, it seems expensive for the beginning for us as we are students and new to Poland.

But i checked few classifieds website of Warsaw and i found that there are some offers for 2 room flat or 2 room shares for 1300 PLN (650 per person) + fees.

Are they actual? or fake offers?

Yes i know that most of the students home are occupied now, beside i personally want to have a separate room or flat rather than living in dorms.
DominicB - | 2,623    
  22 Jul 2013  #7
But i checked few classifieds website of Warsaw and i found that there are some offers for 2 room flat or 2 room shares for 1300 PLN (650 per person) + fees.

That's about 1700 to 1900 PLN with utilities and fees, so about 850 to 950 per person, and way below market value. Expect there to be serious problems with the apartment (very hard to get to the city center, bad building or neighborhood, very small rooms, poor condition, reeks of cat urine, cockroaches, extremely small "kitchen annex" that is essentially useless for cooking, microscopic bathroom, bad windows (means heating is going to be VERY expensive), dampness and mold, or something else major). Another problem that you may have, which is very important for you, is that the landlord may not permit you to register your address there.

For example, one place I checked out that was unusually cheap turned out to be an apartment built over a car alarm shop, next to the main railroad tracks in a rundown part of town with poor access to the city center. Not exactly a good place to study. Another was in a building that reeked so bad of cat urine that I almost vomited when I went in. Another had rooms so small that there was no way to fit both a bed and a desk in them. Yet another was so far out I might as well have been living in a different city.

For your own room, like I said, the cheapest you're going to pay is 600 PLN for a VERY TINY room in a student apartment, to 1500 PLN in a two-bedroom apartment.

My advice is not to even waste your time checking out these unusully cheap places.

As for fees and utilities, it depends a lot on the heating and building association fees, but expect to pay 300 to 400 PLN per person, and 500 to 700 per two persons, plus or minus, over the rent price you see in the . Bad windows could double that, so have someone competent check out the place for you amd make sure it's OK before signing anything.

Also, remember that, in Poland, a two room apartment means only one bedroom.
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
22 Jul 2013  #8
Those prices seem more expensive than reality. Are they the price for certain neighbourhoods or types of flat?

they're average from dom.gratka.pl. So perhaps many cheaper offers were out of this webiste, but rather on gumtree and in newspapers.

administrator24.info/artykul/id4512,ceny-najmu-mieszkan-w-styczniu-2013-r
jon357 65 | 13,922    
22 Jul 2013  #9
on gumtree

I had cause to look on gumtree for someone a while ago.

Prices seemed cheaper.

One very annoying thing was that even if you filter out agents and search direct offers only, some of them were still agents pretending to be the owner of the flat. You have to be very careful about that.
OP researchers 4 | 19    
23 Jul 2013  #10
thank you everyone.. i am also trying to search rooms on gumtree. some are cheap and some are expensive.

I cannot reply to any offers on gumtree , i realize that my emails are not sent from gumtree to the owner of ADS due to IP address problem maybe,

I am not in Poland at the moment so i this this service is not available for me, and it is only available for people inside polish territory.

Please help how to contact people on gumtree for room .
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
  24 Jul 2013  #11
rent a room through 9flats.com , airbnb.com or lokalo.pl for 1 month and when you come to Poland do calling to people from gumtree. How do you think they would rent you from the distance?
OP researchers 4 | 19    
24 Jul 2013  #12
i know it wouldn't be easy to rent from a distance, i just wanted to contact them by email on gumtree to just know the actual information about the flats/rooms because much of the information is in Polish and i don't know the language.

so just thought to contact by emails, but thanks so much for providing these websites ill just check them now hope it works.. !!
jon357 65 | 13,922    
  24 Jul 2013  #13
9flats.com, airbnb.com

These have some good offers in Warsaw.
Guest    
9 Jul 2014  #15
You can also rent a room in a private flat, f. ex. I am searching now for someone for second room.

Warsaw, Poland, close to City Center and Metro Ratusz Arsenał

cost: 1200 zł/month (290 euro)

more info about place: za_horyzontem.republika.pl/room%20to%20rent_Warsaw.pdf
bfsie - | 6    
11 Aug 2014  #16
Hi,

I will move to Warsaw from Holland on August 16th and am looking for a room. I sent many replies via gumtree in past a couple of days, but I didn't get any response. Do I have to call them to make an appointment? Do most of owners speak English? Thank you for your advice.
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
11 Aug 2014  #17
If you want to rent something while not being in Warsaw and not speaking Polish use airbnb.com. When searching for min. 1 month renting then prices are not so high.
bfsie - | 6    
11 Aug 2014  #18
Thank you for your advice. I will move to Warsaw for long term. Are foreigners more difficult to rent a room in Warsaw than local people because of culture shock and language barrier?
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
11 Aug 2014  #19
Try not to shock people, but it's generally hard to rent something from private people through the internet. When you'll be there it shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't look like some stereotype.
bfsie - | 6    
11 Aug 2014  #20
Thank you for your advice.

Hi Monitor,

I just got a response from a house owner who has a room available on Tadeusza Korsaka 6 in Praga, Warsaw. I heard Praga is not safe. What is your opinion about the area of Tadeusza Korsaka 6 in term of safety, particularly for foreigners? Thank you very much for your advice.
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
  12 Aug 2014  #21
I've never lived there, only passing through. I think there are more beautiful places in Warsaw:
Google Maps: Tadeusza Korsaka 6, 03-744 Warszawa, Polska
(and turn on street view)
As for location, it's not the worst if you want to use SKM (city overground trains), because it's very close to eastern train station.

Statistically it doesn't seem much more dangerous than any other place:

but here on the other hand Praga Połódnie belongs to one of more dangerous neighborhoods. It shows number of crimes with use of weapons in 2013 per 10 000 citizens:

Personally I wouldn't like to live there, as Praga looks ugly. And as for safety towards foreigners it depends weather you're Caucasian or not.
bfsie - | 6    
12 Aug 2014  #22
Hi Monitor,

Thank you very much for your advice.

You are very good by using scientific statistics to show safety of the area. I am a little nervious because I am a Chinese although I grew up in U.S. Do you think as a Chinese it is more dangerous to live there? By the way, What is the general view to Chinese among Polish people? Thank you very much for your advice.
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
12 Aug 2014  #23
Do you think as a Chinese it is more dangerous to live there? By the way, What is the general view to Chinese among Polish people?

As a Chinese you will be probably mistaken with Vietnamese. There is big (over 20 000) group of Vietnamese living in Warsaw. They mostly sell some Chinese products in small shops. I think Chinese are considered peaceful and hard working and they are not usual target of racism. But search better for saver neighborhood if you're not Caucasian.
bfsie - | 6    
12 Aug 2014  #24
Thanks very much for your advice Monitor.

Your comment is comforting me. Monitor, you wrote: "but here on the other hand Praga Połódnie belongs to one of more dangerous neighborhoods. It shows number of crimes with use of weapons in 2013 per 10 000 citizens:

But based on above link, I see Praga Polodnie has the same crimes rate with weapons as Wola. Am I wrong? Thank you.
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
12 Aug 2014  #25
Yes. If you want to know more about Praga Południe and how much better it is than Praga Północ, then wait for answers of other people.
bfsie - | 6    
12 Aug 2014  #26
I will do that. Thanks very much for your advices Monitor.
hussaiza86 - | 6    
12 May 2015  #27
Merged: Accomodation in Warsaw

Hello,

I'm from Pakistan.

I m looking for a room in warsaw from 1st July somewhere in Centrum/Ochota /Wlochy/Wola.
My budget is about 750 ~ 800 zl.

If you have a place or know of somewhere, please advise. Thanks!

Regards
blueblackzinc 1 | 3    
16 Sep 2015  #28
Merged: Where can I find a room with a budget around 250 Euro including bills in Warsaw?

I've been looking for a while and I can't find it. So is there anyone who can help me?
Harry    
16 Sep 2015  #29
I've been looking for a while and I can't find it.

You should be fine with that budget, if you want just a room. Have you tried gumtree?
InPolska 11 | 1,821    
  16 Sep 2015  #30
@Blueblack: sorry, maybe it's not a matter of ZL. Where are you from? You know, even in Western Europe or in the US, it is not easy to rent when a foreigner and looking different. At my place, it's often the case although most people are not racist so in .... Poland!!!!

A concrete example: I know a woman in Warsaw refusing to rent to Asians because she does not want their "stinking cooking" Inside her walls....

Let's call a spade a spade!


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