How it works
1. 1. Find the perfect room.
My room abroad simplifies the process of searching the perfect room for your exchange with its easy to use website. All rooms are described in a structured way. It makes it easy to compare them based on location, price, features, etc.
Each room on the platform has a detailed description, pictures and many even have videos to show the wear and tear of the house.
To ensure the trustworthiness of the listing you see, My Room Abroad has come up with a verification system. There are. You can find the level of verification of the room in the description section.
2. Request the room
Once you found the ideal room for your stay abroad, you can book it by clicking on the 'book' button in the bottom right corner.
Once clicking on this button, you will have to set your move in and move out dates. Pay attention, some landlords set limitations regarding contract term. The platform will automatically generate allowed contract start and end dates. Those dates may vary from the move in/out dates you set. Afterwards, you will have to agree on the house rules, fill in your personal information and the payment informations.
Once you have filled all the information, the booking request is sent to the landlord. While waiting for the landlord acceptance, you cannot make another booking.
The landlord has 48H to answer your request.
Your payment will only be charged once the request is accepted.
When the request is accepted the room is yours!
3. Make the payment
Once your booking has been accepted, you can then proceed the first month rent and My Room Abroad One-Time Service Fee payment. You can securely make the payment by credit card or bank transfer to My Room Abroad, a European company, through certified tools in your own currency.
My Room Abroad will then transfer the rent to the Landlord in his currency.
You have 48 hours to make this payment.
4. Get in touch with the landlord
Once the payment is made, everything is in order. You have successfully booked your room abroad. You will receive the landlords contact information. Get in contact with your landlord to arrange your arrival details.
You can now prepare your stay abroad knowing that you will have a nice place to sleep when you arrive! Moreover, you are now part of the MRA community. Feel free to join our Facebook group where events from cool parties to outdoor activities or camping trips in the mountains, are organized for you. You can meet like-minded people, who will ultimately become a family abroad on this life-changing adventure.
5. Sign the contract
The day you arrive at the apartment (exact meeting spot and time to be arranged with the landlord beforehand), the landlord will greet you. The lease contract, always translated English, will be signed between you and the landlord.
After signing the contract, you will receive the keys. You can then proceed to the deposit payment. This payment you can make by credit card or bank transfer in your own currency or in cash.
6. At the end of the contract
The deposit is paid back by the landlord.
What if the room is not like advertised on the platform??
If there were to be any difference between the listing on My Room Abroad and the reality, you have 24 hours, starting from your move in date, to notify My Room Abroad.
A member of the team will evaluate your complaint as fast as possible.
If the complaint is valid, you will be reimbursed and My Room Abroad will help you find another room (no service fee will be charged).