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A city full of art lovers is what Basel is known for and any coliving hub will enable you to make the most of this heart-warming place. As it is situated on the Rhine, in the northwest part of Switzerland where it borders both France and Germany, this means Basel has developed a unique and interesting identity all of its own.
Nightlife isn't big in Basel, but what it lacks in this area it makes up for in its trendy art and cultural scene, in particular Theatre. It is home to multiple art galleries, theatres, museums, and Opera houses. There should be no spare evenings if you're doing Basel right. Any digital nomads placing down roots here for a while will be treated to a feast of culture.
Talking of food, during your stay you can visit the Marktplatz to pick up your weekly fresh food shop, or simply taste a bit of the incredible local food. It's situated in the medieval old part of the city, which makes it great for city culture viewing. It is more expensive on average to stay in Basel, but in exchange for this higher living cost, you gain access to fast Internet, multiple places to work, good weather, and high quality of life.
Some essential sights to visit during your time here include the Basel Zoo, which is one of the oldest and largest Zoos in Switzerland. It's non-profit, and all proceeds go to helping conservation projects across the world. Or if you're a fan of a cuddle, then you should definitely check out the world's largest collection of stuffed teddy bears.
Trams cover the entirety of Basel, so travel is easy and also helpfully while Switzerland has four official languages, the most common language spoken in Basel is German (Baseldytsch). If you speak English or French though, you'll get by well enough. It's perfect for any type of traveler looking for a cultured coliving experience.

Fun facts about Basel:

- You can cross the river on one of Basel's four wooden ferries call 'Fahri'
- The city enjoys 300 days of sunshine every year
- In 1967 they voted to buy some Picasso paintings, to which he responded by donating 3 for free!
- They hold Switzerland's biggest 3-day festival called 'Basler Fascnacht'

Renting a room in a room-share in Basel from $1,912

Discover an expanding selection of rooms for rent in Basel. Browse our comprehensive apartment share listings to find the perfect roommate in Basel. Our apartment shares, available for a minimum of 1 month, typically feature 3 or more bedrooms. Home-sharing or room-sharing is often more flexible and can be rented on a monthly basis. Choose between rooms with private bathrooms or those with shared facilities. With the rising cost of living in Basel, sharing an apartment becomes an economical choice, making our listings ideal for student accommodations. To find your next room in Basel, start your roommate search with us today.

Finding affordable communal living in Basel

Finding affordable housing in Basel can be tough, especially in cities with high rent prices. One solution that many people turn to is communal living with shared spaces and roommates. This can be a cost-effective way to have a private room while still being able to afford rent in a desirable location. There are a few different options for finding a shared living arrangement in Basel. One option is to look for a private room for rent in a coliving home. This can be a good option for people who want some privacy, but still want to be part of a community. Another option is to look for a shared room, where you'll be sharing a bedroom with one or more roommates. This can be more affordable, as you'll only be responsible for paying for your own bed. The downside is that you'll have less privacy, as you'll be sharing a bedroom with others. You can find both accommodation options on We can help you find a compatible roommate based on your preferences and lifestyle. Some hosts do background checks and eviction history checks to ensure that the roommates you're living with are trustworthy individuals. When looking for a shared living arrangement, it's important to do your due diligence and make sure that you're comfortable with the living arrangement and the people you'll be living with.

What is coliving?

Coliving is a new trend amongst millennials for renting shared apartments. Whether you're moving to Basel for work or just looking for a new apartment, coliving in Basel is a good way to save money and live with like-minded people. Co-living places people from different backgrounds together and encourages them to interact, collaborate and form new friendships. When compared to dorms, coliving is much more attractive, since it's relatively inexpensive, all-inclusive and allows you to rent a furnished room with an individual lease.

Affordable and social housing in Basel

Looking for an affordable and social housing option in Basel? Consider coliving, a trend in shared apartment rentals that brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to live, work, and form new friendships. Coliving in Basel is a cost-effective alternative to dorms, offering furnished rooms with individual leases and all-inclusive pricing.

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A welcoming community awaits in your new home.

Why stay with us

  • Flexible Monthly stays Choose the convenience and flexibility of monthly stays – our short leases make it easy to relocate quickly if your job demands it.
  • Convenient Move-in-ready Don't move around with heavy furniture. All coliving spaces are fully furnished for comfort and convenience.
  • Affordable All-included Affordable rent without having to compromise on quality. Utilities, Wi-Fi, and cleaning costs are included in one price.
  • Social Built-in community Join a built-in community that is supportive and welcoming – Sharing with others helps you find meaning, belonging and acceptance in life.


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