I've been looking for rooms in the city for a couple of months now, stumbled upon roomster.com, never purchased any membership. I noticed that every week, they send email saying "x sent you a message'' I always end up clicking to look at the rooms, I finally noticed something weird... they periodically send me the same room pictures with different names and different descriptions.... recently, I noticed that they sent me the same room again with the same person's profile picture but with a different name this time.. What does that tell me and you??? if you're new, and you are really trying to find a room ... there's a high probability that they will get you to buy their membership since you will fall for their tricks. I've been following their emails for months now and I feel like it's very dishonest from them to do that... Fake profiles and fake rooms.. they could have done a better job by at least sending different rooms!! come one now...
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- I am a huge yoga addict and I go to the studio almost every day to get myself straightened out. My instructor told me that there was an extra room in the studio that used to be used as a meditation room but not many people were signing up for that class so he was looking into other options to see what he could do with the room. I suggested he rent it out on Roomster, I used it to find a roommate for my place when I moved here, it’s a really great site and an easy way to list rooms for rent. A few weeks after listing the room he found a really sweet girl to rent the room and it seems to be working out just great.
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!
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.
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.
NY, NEW YORK -- I was looking for a place to stay in London during my holiday and while I was surfing the net I came across this website called roomster.com they offered free membership so I signed up. After few days I received many e-mails from other members, but in order to read them I had to get a membership. They offered a few membership options and I choose the 3 days option at the price of £4.97. After a couple of months I was checking my credit card statement and I realized that roomster.com was still withdrawing money from my account at full month membership fee of £18.91. I did some research and I found out that in their Terms and Condition they actually say (in a very vague way) that if you don’t cancel your membership they will continue charging at a monthly rate. However, when you are signing up for a membership they don’t specify there and then that you should close your account to avoid being charged for ever. They are apparently based in New York and they were previously operating under the name of roomster.net. Their telephone number is: 001 646 8622841 bust the fockers