In this section, you can find answers to some frequently asked questions. If after reading this, you still have any doubts, feel free to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I do a visit to the property I am interested in?
In normal circumstances we schedule visits, however, due to the current situation and the government regulations of the covid-19 situation, we think it is safer and more responsible to not make in-person viewings of the flats during this period. On the other hand, if you are interested in a room, depending on the flexibility of the landlord and the current residents we may be able to offer a virtual viewing or a video of the flat or more photos, as well as a phone call with us to give you any information that you may require.
We advise you to contact us beforehand regarding this situation since COVID-19 regulations might vary and new possibilities may be opened to discussion.
Do you charge for your service?
We do charge a reservation fee, which is a one-time service fee paid upon reservation of a room and is not refundable. This fee may vary according to the price of the room, starting from 50€ and reaching a maximum of 150€. It allows us to personally verify all landlords, as well as every apartment/house that we suggest, and give our personal support throughout the stay of the tenant.
Would it be possible to negotiate the prices of the rooms?
Prices are solely and exclusively the responsibility of the landlords, so they are non-negotiable. There are, however, limited promotions that may or may not apply depending on the rental period and specific situations – such as the pandemic caused by the covid-19. Whenever there is this type of promotion, we will publish them on our social media and also inform you while offering said room.
Can I reserve a room with another person?
Yes, you can. We have some properties that are set up specifically with this in mind. Generally, we recommend reserving the room with someone you already know well, as to avoid any potential mishaps. Please bear in mind that the average price of a shared room is €250 – €300 per person.
Please bear in mind that in this case, depending on the period of stay, the Reservation Fee may surpass the usual max of 150€, as it refers to two tenants instead of one.
Would it be possible to have the contact details of the landlord?
Due to privacy reasons, we cannot share the name or contact details of the landlord or the exact address of the apartment until a reservation has been made. As soon as we verify that the transferred amount is in our bank account, we will send both the information about each other: yours to the landlord and landlord’s to you. After that you two must get in touch in order to schedule the exact day and hour of the check-in.
Would it be possible to know who are the current tenants in this apartment?
Due to privacy reasons, we cannot disclose any information about the current tenants of the flat. We generally provide accommodation for Erasmus students, interns, or young professionals so rest assured you’ll live with other people like yourself.
Is there any fee for the check-in?
This information varies according to each landlord meaning that they all have their own check-in rules. Some landlords may charge an extra fee, some others will not, depending on what time of the day or night you will arrive.
We recommend getting in touch with the landlord after you make the payment or in case you already know your exact day and hour of your arrival, we can ask the landlord for you before you make the reservation.
I am not familiar with the city of Lisbon. What would you consider as the best area for an Erasmus student to live?
We have a variety of apartments located in different neighbourhoods of Lisbon. As Lisbon is not a big city compared to other European capitals, it is really easy to move around within public transportation (train, metro, buses, tram) and reach certain areas in only a few minutes. If your University is located in Alameda da Universidade for example, you can still reach the riverside of the city in around 30 minutes only. This means that you have a great flexibility regarding the location you prefer!
Cais do Sodré, Bairro Alto, Baixa-Chiado and Santos are really popular among students who prefer to be located in the lively Erasmus party area, close to a variety of bars and restaurants. If however you prefer to be located in a calmer neighbourhood, we recommend areas such as Anjos, Areeiro, Alameda or Saldanha which are also extremely popular among students.
If you still have questions you can always message us!