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Seeking Roommate

A group for those of you who are new to China and looking to live with a fellow EFer. Should you be looking for someone with whom to share an apartment, note your contact information and EF city where you will be working.

Members: 364
Latest Activity: May 19

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Useful Shanghai Websites


Smart Shanghai - for housing, metro map, addresses in Chinese AND English, hilarity in the form of articles 

Explore Shanghai Metro Map - is there a cooler metro map anywhere in the world?! 

Shanghai Expat - forums, dining, property, etc. 

Enter Shanghai  - free apartment services for expats living in Shanghai. 

Shanghai List - for events nightlife and music 

City Weekend - for events, deals, reviews, articles: 

Craigs List - for housing, selling stuff, etc.  

Shanghai Helpline (24 hrs):  962288 

Guanxi (text in English, get English and Chinese addresses):  106695882929

Discussion Forum

Pictures of available rooms in central guangzhou.

Started by Emma Thurmond. Last reply by Emma Thurmond May 19. 1 Reply

Here are the pics I promised, they were just taken from the large balcony.

Amazing Room (Downtown Shanghai) from July 2015

Started by Martyn L. O'Brien. Last reply by Martyn L. O'Brien May 19. 2 Replies

I'm leaving SH in early/mid July and I'm looking for a replacement for my awesome room in downtown Shanghai.The rent is cheap for the area (East Nanjing Road, Tiantong Road - Lines 2, 10 and 12). You…Continue

Room available in my hutong house in Beixinqiao

Started by Simone Levine. Last reply by Simone Levine Apr 22. 1 Reply

Hi there, EF people!  I am looking for someone to take my room in my hutong house in Beixinqiao starting May 15.  My roomate is an EF teacher, too, and our house was built just 3 years ago and is 100…Continue

Beijing Haidian Room Available

Started by Robert Ross Frazier Feb 27. 0 Replies

Hello again everyone! If anyone is interested in a room in Haidian district, I have a room right next to Wudaokou line 13. This place is centrally located in the University district, only 4 minutes…Continue

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Comment by Emma Thurmond on May 16, 2015 at 12:16pm

2 large rooms available beginning to mid July in Guangzhou in Central GZ (liede) .  This is a 4 bed two bath luxury apartment and is 200 m.

3400 rmb a month, plus bills and ayi.  We also have a cute cat! Photos to follow later this week!

Two rooms available in central part of Guangzhou, Liede.  The rooms are large with closets, and queen size beds.  They share a bathroom. The bathrooms has a separate shower and is a good size.  The apartment isself is very large with a great room.  The great room has living and dining combination.  You can get 20 people in the room comfortably.  The kitchen is a good size by western standards, two people can cook and still have room to move.  The fridge is large and has enfough room for four peoples food.  There are two balconies, which is rare.  The front one off the living room extends half the length of the apartment and looks out onto a park.  The back on off the kitchen is for laundry and is ten feet long!  There is enfough room to wash and dry.  The area is western friendly with the next street over has western and chinese food options.  This is also western style bars.  You cannot hear the street at night, which is nice.  The food options include: Russian, Middle eastern, Italian, Hong Kong, Korean, Indoesian, Irish, Subway, Pizza hut, Mcdonalds, and British.  The area has a lot of Europeans and Middle Easterners.  There are four coffee shops in five minutes, two local fruit and Veggies markets, five bars, three hair salons, and a supermarket.  The complex had a private gym and pool for the summer.  We are located four minutes from exit c of the liede metro. This stop is one stop away from new town, which is a central hub.  An advantage of this is... We have everything set up! These are the thing you dont have to worry about: installing internet, finding an ayi, getting around- established roommates who know things about the city, have a safe building.  You can REALLY just move in and relax!  Price per room is 3400 rmb a month plus bills and ayi every two week. Roommates are friendly and we have a cat who likes to play. If your interested please contact me.

Comment by Martyn L. O'Brien on May 14, 2015 at 3:18pm

I'm leaving SH in early/mid July and I'm looking for a replacement for my awesome room in downtown Shanghai.

The rent is cheap for the area (East Nanjing Road, Tiantong Road - Lines 2, 10 and 12). You can get anywhere in the city quickly and cheaply by metro (4RMB) or taxi (around 20 RMB).

Room mates are friendly and international.  The room has a large private balcony overlooking the Bund. One of the best views in Shanghai and the room is also river side (good for your feng shui).

The rent is 3100RMB a month, 3100RMB deposit.  Once more the rent is month to month so requires no long term commitment.

Add me on Wechat - martynlo

Comment by Caitlin Van Alstyne on May 13, 2015 at 12:40pm

Hello Everyone, 

I arrived in Beijing May 13th and I am looking to possibly room with someone. I'm not picky about male or female. A little about me, I am a self proclaimed book worm, who also loves all things nerdy/geeky. I'm really interested in finding like minded people to explore with and try new things. I am always up for adventures. I would like to keep my budget under 4,000 rmb. I am a quiet person when at home but very outgoing in public and I love meeting new people. I'm looking for low key, laid back and quiet people to live with.

Comment by Maiz Musah on May 12, 2015 at 7:29am

Hello Everyone

I will be arriving in China, Shenzen in july, looking to make as many friends and learn as much from people who are going to be in china or  are in china as possible.  I can be outgoing but much more laid back, very open minded and will appreciate any input about preparing for the process of getting ready.  

Comment by Catherine on May 11, 2015 at 10:31am

Hi I will be arriving in Guangzhou in July, I am looking to share an apartment with one other female. I am friendly, clean, likes to listen to music, talk, have a good time. Hopefully you do too!

Comment by Danielle Cook on May 5, 2015 at 11:02pm

Hello I'm arriving in shanghai tomorrow, I will be working in Pudong, if anyone has or knows of a place/room to rent in the area or near I would love to hear from you. 

Thanks you 


Comment by Jasmine Wolfe on April 25, 2015 at 8:21am

Hi everyone! I'll be arriving in Beijing on May 13th. I'm looking to share an apartment with some amiable EFers who share my passion for exploration, history and culture. A little more about myself: I'm a self-proclaimed bookworm, generally optimistic with a healthy mixture of pessimism and sarcasm. I am a bit of a geek. I love comics, Studio Ghibli, Sailor Moon, Harry Potter is my life and I'm Superwholocked. I'm very outgoing, but I appreciate my alone time. I love to cook (when under stress I tend to bake or cook, usually more than I can eat alone). I have a mainly vegetarian diet but I'm open to trying new dishes. I will have a budget of 4500 rmb, and I am more interested in traditionally Chinese lodgings and surroundings.

Who am I looking for in a roommate: If you share my interests, that's great! It's also unnecessary. I love meeting and getting to know new people from all walks of life. I'm LGBT Friendly. I'd prefer someone clean, independent, fun and honest. (I'm all about open communication). You can be male or female. Have a strong aptitude for adventure, be willing to laugh at yourself and know how to relax. 

If you made it this far, and are interested, send me a message on WeChat. My ID is: riverofwhimsy

Hope to hear from you,


Comment by Danielle Cook on April 23, 2015 at 12:14pm

Hello everyone il be arriving in shanghai in may, looking to share a place! Not sure what area and stuff yet but feel free to contact me if you want to do the same or have/know of a place. 

Thanks Danielle 

dlc5@hotmail.co.uk     get in touch :) 

Comment by Lex Bezdeka on March 13, 2015 at 10:18am
Hello All, I'll be returning to Beijing in 2 weeks. I'll be at bj9 but would prefer not living that far north. So considering all locations. Non- smoking! Thanks,
Abezdeka@gmail.com wechat:lex-director
Comment by Lovall Areli on March 12, 2015 at 9:15am

Hello Group, Ill Be Arriving In Late April. Im looking for roommate housing. Will be working in Chengdu!  Lovareli@yahoo.com  Contact me


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