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Websites to find an apartment for rent in Poland?

smurf 39 | 1,981
21 Sep 2011 #1
Renting websites

Anyone know any decent website to find an apartment?
Mate of mine is a bit stuck at the moment and needs something posthaste.

LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431
21 Sep 2011 #2
Hello, do feel free to browse PF sections Housing Wanted or Housing Offered since there are already many recommendations of many Websites for finding apartments on these recent messages members posted.
OP smurf 39 | 1,981
21 Sep 2011 #3
thx but he's looking for a place in Opole and all the ads there are for the usual suspects of warsaw, krakow, wroclaw
..........actually did a search for any posts about Opole..nothing since may 3rd! lol
LwowskaKrakow 28 | 431
21 Sep 2011 #4
Smurf Look at this one!,Opole
As i said this website was mentioned in one of the PF postings about real estate Website
anandreouz - | 3
7 Dec 2013 #5
Merged: Are there any websites advertising flats to rent in Poland?

Hello, I look for some websites links that you may know, about hunting a flat to rent in Poland.

Thank you
InWroclaw 89 | 1,914
7 Dec 2013 #6
Gumtree might be OK for your needs:

If looking for more upmarket flats in the main, there are other sites with agents' ads. There are some nice flats on Gumtree, too, but fewer executive ones than some sources.
Maybe 12 | 409
7 Dec 2013 #7
anandreouz - | 3
8 Dec 2013 #8
Thank you for taking the time to answer.

I am looking for cheap and close to ski tracks or ski center flats or houses or even shared flats...

I am looking on gumtree, its very good.
johnb121 4 | 184
8 Dec 2013 #9
LOL - "cheap" and "close to the ski runs" are mutually exclusive. People stay in Myslenice to visit Zakopane (74km away).
InWroclaw 89 | 1,914
8 Dec 2013 #10
He probably meant cheapest rather than cheap !
anandreouz - | 3
9 Dec 2013 #11
Yes:) I meant cheaper than other ski resorts in Europe. Of course, if you have personal experience and you think POlish ones aren't cheaper, please share so.

Thank you in advance for all replies and infos
flioeawert - | 1
1 Jan 2014 #12
There are many places where you can have a proper flat in a very cheaper rate but the other things which would effect that are the location of the flat, services and facilities provided with the flat , I would suggest you to have a place where you can leave as a paying guest which would way cheaper than renting a flat also the services provided with that are also more in terms of a rented flat plus if you are traveling alone then it would be a way easy on your pocket.
sinanalhabobi 2 | 2
27 Feb 2016 #13
Merged: Rent an apartment

I don't have a work and I want to rent an apartment in lodz some of nieruchomosci ask for a work and one of the owners told me she does not let for foreigners How can I rent a studio without having a work I will pay in cash how to persuade the nieruchomosci or the owner

InPolska 11 | 1,821
28 Feb 2016 #14
Tough but reality (and not only in Poland but everywhere). Of course owners want to make sure that tenants will be able to pay rent. Polish laws make it very difficult for owners to expel tenants so they'd rather not rent to avoid problems. My husband and I used to have tenants and after too many problems (after a tenant had left, we found the bathroom sink (total remont of flat 6 months before ;)) inside a cupboard in the bedroom), we decided to sell.... Having tenants often means a lot of problems and if on top of that tenants don't have jobs, don't have money, what to expect? Most owners are not big capitalists but "average" people who rely on money received from tenants in order to live a bit better or to reimburse a mortgage, etc...

As to owners not renting to (some) foreigners, it is of course a reality (not only in Poland but everywhere again) and NEVER we read anything of the kind in PF. People who of course don't live in Poland and basically don't have any experience with situation will tell anyone from India, Pakistan, Nigeria and so forth "go through" or whatever WITHOUT saying that it'll be most difficult to be accepted by (Polish) landlords. Yes, if you are from a 3rd world country, you are not white, not catholic, you'll have a hell of time to find accommodation in Poland. It is this way too in Western Europe and in North America (for instances, as I personally know both areas very well) so why should it be "easier" in Poland? Because of EU, there may be anti discrimination laws in Poland too but how the h..ell can we prove that we are denied a flat/house or a job based upon one's race, nationality, religion (or lack thereof), sexual orientation, handicap....? We canNOT unless of course concrete written proof (but in 99.99% of cases no proof) so just forget about it!

Obviously nobody in PF will give you accommodation. The only way to sort it out would be to get help from your country people. I suppose you are from India and you hang around other Indians. You know, minorities always rely on their own communities for help.

If you have no job, why are you in Poland? If you are from non EU, your stay in Poland is because of work and if no work = illegality.

Not easy situation and I hope you'll resolve your problems!
17 Apr 2016 #15
I've found one big website where you can book accomodation almost everywhere in Poland.
You can choose 3 languages for searching. Try,525

jon357 71 | 21,112
17 Apr 2016 #16
I've found one big website where you can book accommodation almost everywhere in Poland.

The best known ones, and work very well for Poland just as for anywhere else and do have apartments.

So do expedia, opodo, lastminute etc. I personally can recommend booking which I use a couple of times a month..
arto120 - | 2
5 Apr 2019 #17
Look at wellcome-home- they operate in Katowice :)
jon357 71 | 21,112
5 Apr 2019 #18
These posts from arto120 all look like free adverts from a bottom-feeding estate agent rather than recommendations from a happy customer!
terri 1 | 1,664
6 Apr 2019 #19
There is always gumtree.
olgapapa - | 1
12 Jun 2019 #20
I've rented my two flats via gumtree and it was good. Now I'm searching also through facebook groups - here you have a base with those groups.
Becoming dad 3 | 27
12 Jun 2019 #21
As to owners not renting to (some) foreigners, it is of course a reality (not only in Poland but everywhere again) and NEVER we read anything of the kind in PF

@InPolska I'm surprised a grown up put so much effort in writing such absurdity. How tenants treats a house is not dependent on their ethnic background or nationality. I'm currently renting a flat with my wife and daughter and the landlord gave us the initial three months free because I renovated the house like it was mine. I'm not Polish, I'm from a "third world country" and not all of us have disrespect for people's property. I'm pretty sure a lot of Europeans have done a lot damage to people's property.

People shouldn't be judged by their nationality or race except you are still living in 1869.
Josh UK
9 Nov 2019 #22
Book your flat before arrival in Poland !!!

I came to Lodz city and tried to rent a flat on my own. It was very difficult and time-consuming. One of the reasons was the language barrier of the owners.

Fortunately, after a few days of searching, I came across a real estate agency for foreigners in Poland -
One of the agents helped me find a beautiful apartment - I moved in the same day.
For others, I recommend the "book your flat in advance" option which provides this real estate agency for ex-pats - you can reserve your apartment in Poland before your arrival
mafketis 35 | 11,671
9 Nov 2019 #23
One of the reasons was the language barrier of the owners.

What an odd way to put it..... the barrier was put up by you, not them.
jon357 71 | 21,112
12 Nov 2019 #24
Indeed, or more like the post was put up as a free advert pretending to be a 'recommendation' by him. It's very easy to find a flat in PL. Gumtree is usually best, and their various rivals are ok too. Even just asking around is likely to find you one (there are a LOT of people in PL who have a flat to let).

One thing to watch out for is lettings agents (who charge a fee) pretending to be private owners. It's always worth googling the phone number in the advert just in case.
Looker - | 1,135
12 Nov 2019 #25

I think the OLX website may be a bit more popular.
jon357 71 | 21,112
13 Nov 2019 #26
the OLX website

That's quite a good one, and certainly popular.
13 Nov 2019 #27
I think OLX is a hole. I do not understand why OLX is often used in Poland. You cannot filter too many things. For example, you need a single room in a two-rooms apartment. There is no way to filter it. You should search (read) one by one all advertisements.
jon357 71 | 21,112
14 Nov 2019 #28
You cannot filter too many things

One benefit of Gumtree is that you can filter out agents (though see post 24, above).

OLX seems to be getting more and more popular; the key is (as with Gumtree) to concentrate on the more recent ads.
12 Jun 2022 #29

How to find and rent a flat in Wroclaw for Sept 22

i am searching the best website to find a rental flat for next semester in Wroclaw
any tips
jon357 71 | 21,112
14 Jun 2022 #30
Olx is good, as is gumtree polska.

On the latter, you can filter out agents by touching the box that says owner only, however it's a good idea to Google any phone numbers to check they aren't agents pretending to be owners.

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