A room in a shared apartment

A room in a shared apartment is a good option for a new student who is just starting out their studies. You can live in shared apartments for the entire time you study. Shared apartments are most affordable option of Hoas apartments. Communal living in shared apartments creates opportunities to meet new people. Friends and siblings moving together for studies and students who have found each other through the Hoas Matchie search can apply for a shared apartment. All tenants of a shared apartment have to be full-time students. A separate rental agreement is made with each tenant for their own room. 

In shared apartments, the student rents a private room within a shared apartment. Usually shared apartments are split between 2–4 persons. Each tenant has their own lockable room. The kitchen, toilet and bathroom are shared. Shared apartments are mainly separate for men and women. Hoas has few gender neutral apartments in East Helsinki and West Helsinki.

The apartment is rented unfurnished, apart from a wardrobe in each room. There may also be other tenants' furniture in the common areas. There are refrigerator, freezer and stove in kitchen.

To whom: Single applicants (no pets)
Location: Almost all Hoas properties
Room rent: approx. 250 - 440 euros
Room size: approx. 10 - 20 m2
Pets: Pets are not allowed in shared apartments
Occupancy time: The whole duration of the studies, and often for an extra year after the graduation. Tenants living in shared apartments have an option to use twelve (12) months lessor’s notice period if there haven’t been problems during the occupancy and there is no other reason not to extend the notice period. The tenant’s notice period is still one calendar month.

Roomie apartment

From 1.6.2020 no new roomie apartment rental agreements will be made. Roomie and shared apartments are similar, but they have different rental terms. Before, you applied for a roomie apartment together with a particular friend, and roomies could have pets in the apartment. You can continue to apply for an apartment together with a friend. But the new rental agreements no longer allow for pets in shared apartments. 


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