FAQs for renting a room in a Shared Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Why rent with Bungalow?

Bungalow doesn’t just list rooms for rent in shared homes - we work with our homeowners to hand select each property to make sure it is up to our standard. We then help our residents find their roommates and build a unique community in their home. Finally, we have an incredible team behind the scenes that are always a message away through our app if and when you need us. Beautiful homes. Incredible locations. Pricing that makes sense. Find a room in a shared home that hits the sweet spot between great 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. Our 30-day trial, option to transfer to other in-network Bungalow homes, and flexible lease terms are all designed to help you rent with confidence. Live in good company. Our Meet & Greet Chat takes the stress out of finding a roommate by making sure everyone in the household is a match from day one. We pre-screen all residents because your safety is our top priority. 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.

Are utilities included in Bungalow Home Rentals?

For the vast majority of our properties, Bungalow partners with Conservice, to manage, separate, and bill utilities removing the need for arguing over venmo each month. You will only pay for the exact amount your home uses and Bungalow takes care of splitting these costs evenly between you and your roommates.

Are Bungalow Home Rentals furnished?

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

Are Bungalow Home Rentals pet friendly?

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

About us

Bungalow takes the hassle out of your housing search. We offer beautiful homes (entire and shared) in the country’s most vibrant neighborhoods, and can help connect you with roommates you’ll love coming home to. And finally, we believe you should be able to still afford to explore your new city as well. We pride ourselves on the fact that Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Things to know before moving to Philadelphia:

How to find a roommate in Philadelphia

Moving into a Bungalow shared home is the easiest way to find great roommates. Our Meet & Greet Chat helps you connect with roommates you look forward to living with to form a one-of-a-kind household together.

What is the average rent in Philadelphia?

According to Rent Cafe the average 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia is $1,415. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Is there good public transportation in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia's public transit system is operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transport Authority, or SEPTA. SEPTA operates buses, trolleys, trains, and bridges throughout Philly and the surrounding areas. The bus offerings are most comprehensive of all but for more long-distance travel outside of SEPTA's coverage area, train is generally more recommended than bus. For riders who have disabilities or require assistance to use transit services in Philadelphia, there are also ADA Paratransit buses that operate around parts of SEPA's service area.

What to do in Philadelphia

Philly offers a ridiculously diverse range of sights, sounds, fine dining and other activities. Philly has a great live music scene across genres, from big names at a variety of venues downtown to jam sessions in the many coffee shops around town. Visit one of our 800 National Historic Landmarks while you're here - history buffs will be able to satisfy their curiosity while others enjoy the look and feel of these retrofitted giants. There's nothing quite like strolling through Rittenhouse Square on a sunny day or watching fireworks amidst 15 acres of sculpture that stretches along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Eakins Oval near City Hall up to Belmont Plateau.

Schools and universities in Philadelphia

There are four Universities in Philadelphia. They are the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Temple University, and Saint Joseph's College. The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. It was the first school to start a major in business, making it one of the most prestigious universities in America. The Wharton School has been ranked by many sources as being the best business school in the country and around 8% of alumni from our Business School have CEOs positions at fortune 500 companies. They also rank very high for academics at 16th place worldwide among all colleges and 22nd among public schools according to US News and World Report.

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