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Why rent a room with Bungalow?

Bungalow doesn’t just list rooms for rent - we source, renovate, and operate all our homes to provide renters with the best possible experience from end to end. Beautiful homes. Incredible locations. Pricing that makes sense. Find a room in a home that hits the sweet spot between good quality and sensible pricing. Bungalow homes are hand-selected across major markets to match your lifestyle. Find it. Try it. Feel 100% before you rent. Love where you live or you're free to go. 2-week trials, transfers to other in-network Bungalow homes, and flexible lease terms all designed to help you rent with confidence. Living in good company. Independently. Enjoy the benefits of living together with the freedom of operating solo. Use our Meet & Greet chat to select roommates with similar lifestyles. Then, sign and pay separately within our app. No one's on the hook for anyone else.

Are utilities included in Bungalow Room Rentals?

For the vast majority of our properties, Bungalow partners with the nation’s best utility management provider, Conservice, to manage, separate, and bill utilities (water, trash, sewer, electricity & gas) to an individual home. You will only pay for the exact amount your home uses and Bungalow takes care of splitting those costs evenly between you and your roommates.

Are Bungalow Room Rentals furnished?

Bungalow’s Shared Homes include furnished common areas (living, dining, and kitchens), along with complementary Smart TVs, kitchen essentials, and free monthly cleanings! The only furniture you'll need to move in is whatever you'd like to put in your bedroom.

Are Bungalow Room Rentals pet friendly?

Some Bungalow Homes are pet friendly, while others are not. You can find pet information by clicking on a particular home. That said, emotional support animals (ESAs) are accepted in every Bungalow home.

About us

Bungalow takes the hassle out of housing. We offer rooms in shared homes and entire home rentals in the country’s most vibrant neighborhoods, and can help match you with roommates you’ll love coming home to. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Things to know before moving to Boston:

How to find a roommate in Boston

Moving into a Bungalow co-living space is the easiest way to find a home with great roommates in Boston. All Bungalow residents are vetted on credit, income, and background, and we facilitate a meet & greet if you’re interested in joining a home.

What is the average rent in Boston?

According to Zumper, the average 1 bedroom apartment in Boston is $2,700. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Is there good public transportation in Boston?

Public transportation in Boston, MA is provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority through a system of buses, passenger trains and boats. The MBTA operates a total of 5 bus lines that serve over 300 municipalities in the Boston metropolitan area, carrying about 2 million passengers each day. In addition to this, there are 4 commuter rail lines which carry 120,000 daily riders from Mauradon and Framingham out to various Boston neighborhoods such as Waban or Watertown. Lastly, the MBTA offers 1 Water Transportation Line ranging from Rowes Wharf in Downtown Boston all the way up to Duxbury Pier near Plymouth Rock.

What to do in Boston

Boston is home to both world-renowned historical attractions, such as the Freedom Trail and Hanover Street, and exciting urban developments like Chinatown. Unique restaurants are abundant in Boston, including destinations for fine dining or ethnic cuisine. A visit to Boston can include many activities appropriate for an individual's interests—whether one prefers exploring the historic districts on foot or by trolley pedal power; browsing galleries at the North End or galleries in Cambridge; admiring natural wonders at Pemberton Ridge Reservation or walking along beaches of Quincy Bay.

Schools and universities in Boston

One of the oldest cities in America, Boston is home to more than 100 colleges and universities. Ivy League schools like Harvard, MIT, and Boston University are often considered to be some of the best schools in the world. Other notable schools include Emerson College, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Newbury Comics Arts Academy, Tufts University School of Medicine. Some Universities in locations outside of Boston but still within driving distance are Salem State University's Salem campus (a short 10 mile commute), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1 hour 15 minute commute).

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