NEW YORK -- I am a club promoter and work very late nights during the week usually until about 5am. My previous roommate who I had met through my old college roommate was constantly complaining about the hour at which I would get home to which I would respond “If you want to pay my bills then by all means go ahead and I won't have to come home at 5am”. Needless to say that didn't go over so well. One time it got so bad we got into a huge argument that almost got physical and finally I decided I couldn't deal with it anymore so I knew I needed an alternative. My colleague told me about Roomster, apparently he knows someone who works for them, and suggested I try it to find a new place. I created a profile and was surprised by the number of rooms they have listed. I ended up finding a great deal on a room to rent and because I was able to include some details about myself on my profile detailing my nightly work hours I found a perfect match with someone who also worked nights.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- So here's our Roomster story. My boyfriend and I have a two bedroom apartment and we rent out the second bedroom to help with expenses. Until about a month ago we had this girl Chelsea (we changed her name in this post for anonymity) renting out the room and she seemed pretty normal for the first few months living together. That all changed very quickly. One night my boyfriend and I get home at around 2:00am after hitting the bars with some friends. I guess Chelsea thought we weren't coming home that night for some reason, because we found her and four other people engaged in an orgy in our living room! I mean can you say GROSS!!!! [They were] humping like rabbits all over our nice clean furniture and one of the sexual deviants apparently thought it would be a good idea to use vegetable oil as lube but it ended up resulting in a VERY slippery situation. My boyfriend slipped and split his chin open on the coffee table and we rushed to the ER at 2:30am so he could get stitches! Needless to say at the end of this nightmarish fiasco we had to kick Chelsea out of the apartment. A friend of ours recommended we use Roomster to fill the newly vacant room and I gotta say I'm so happy with how it turned out. Roomster helped us find a great, respectful roommate in less than week and we have had no issues with them. Would highly recommend this site!
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- I signed up for the 15-day subscription for $15 to test out the site. What I didn't know was that after the 15 days, I would be charged a full months renewal without being asked if I want to continue using the site. I'm sure it said something about this in the fine print but lets be real-- they aren't trying to inform anyone and I HATE companies like this. So two months went by where I was paying $30/month while not even going on the site anymore. Once I figured it out I asked to at least get one month's payment back and they decided to give me a prorated $25 for the most recent month back. Anyway they are creating a bad name for themselves I would just stick with craigslist which is free and easy once you learn how to weed out the weirdos. I found my apartment on craigslist and my roommates are great and I'm happy with it.
Beyond angry with this company. I signed up for a 3 day trial for $5.95 to be able to read messages it'd been sent. After the three day trial I was able to still see my messages which I thought was strange because I never got a message or email (as they send a million times a day every time you get a message on the site) I was charged in addition to my trial period. I never knew it'd be extra automatic charges. I was furious and still am beyond point. I've message their "customer service" many times never getting a reply back. From the get-go it was unable to fulfill my needs as to finding a place to live or to find a roommate. They got my birthday wrong and never bothered to check it which showed a significant difference in age that I was not comfortable with.
Other reviews I've read one standing out this person did research and found two people connected with this site, both being from New York, New York. There are a few reviews on this review site that are all from New York, New York giving 5 stars and another from Los Angeles, the ONLY reviews with 5 stars all others are 1-0 (zero) stars. Also to point of when they tell you you'll be charged after its in the terms of service. Being charged is not a term of the service you're providing it should be in a different category of consent. There is something fishy about this site and I hope that someone figures it out. I'm EXTREMELY upset with this site, I will never use it again and will definitely tell everyone I know to never use it and report it.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- I am a club promoter and work very late nights during the week usually until about 5am. My previous roommate who I had met through my old college roommate was constantly complaining about the hour at which I would get home to which I would respond “If you want to pay my bills then by all means go ahead and I won't have to come home at 5am”. Needless to say that didn't go over so well. One time it got so bad we got into a huge argument that almost got physical and finally I decided I couldn't deal with it anymore so I knew I needed an alternative. My colleague told me about Roomster, apparently he knows someone who works for them, and suggested I try it to find a new place. I created a profile and was surprised by the number of rooms they have listed. I ended up finding a great deal on a room to rent and because I was able to include some details about myself on my profile detailing my nightly work hours I found a perfect match with someone who also worked nights.
NEW YORK -- Someone I work with told me about how they found a great deal on a bedroom rental on Roomster. I recently found myself in a situation where I was forced to leave my current housing situation so I went to Roomster to see if I could find something suitable. After a few hours on the site I found someone who rented me a really nice, small but comfortable, bedroom in a great luxury building w/ doorman and gym. Super stoked about it!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- I used Roomster after a friend recommended it after I unsuccessfully tried to find a roommate for my new place. The site was super easy to use, reasonably priced and I was able to find a suitable roommate for my place fairly easily. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a roommate
This service is a complete SCAM. They charge your card automatically of $30. I never got anything out of the site...& I live in LOS ANGELES. Like seriously? I found better ads on Craigslist! Then, it took them days to respond to my numerous messages to them through their "24/7" Customer Service line. I even tried to contact them via Facebook and they disregarded me. Do not waste your money & use this site. It is HORRIBLE.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- Beware the Bait and switch. This company was not honest with me and did not readily disclose their practices of asking you to pay and then putting you on a higher monthly fee for a mediocre service. Avoid Avoid Avoid.
I'm reporting them to the Better Business Bureau.
This site hides fine print and then charges your card like 37.00 dollars. The site contains mostly POSTINGS OF STUDENTS young folks who are very judgmental about a persons age most ads for a rooomate were people 18 to 30 saying they only want the same or for you to be a student or they won't rent to you.
There was hardly any renters that would accept you unless you were under 30 I saw mainly looking for other students or between 18 to 23 and many posters not accepting anyone over 30 they all wanted YOUNG, YOUNG DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. THERE WERE ONLY A VERY FEW I SAW 1 OR 2 OVER 39 THE MAJORITY WILL NOT accept you unless your under 30.
Don't they know that AGE IS ONLY A 45 IS YOUNG AND THEY WILL BE THERE SOON ENOUGH.