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Find your next roommate with Badi

Written by Christine

Roommates have a special relationship, which has the potential to be great as long as you have compatible personalities, similar lifestyles, and an open line of communication. Without these things, it can be really hard to share an apartment with someone. If you are making plans to move and are feeling worried about your relationship to future housemates there is an app called Badi which can help you find not only a great place to live but also great people to live with.

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About Badi

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Badi is the first app that lets you search for a room or an apartment to share based on the roommates and not just the usual factors, like the location or price. The inspiration for this app came two years ago when its founder, Carlos, was looking for an apartment to share in Barcelona and couldn’t find exactly what he was looking for. He had heard of a case where a girl had advertised her place on Tinder and found her perfect roommate by listing what she was looking for in that person. Carlos ran with this idea, to create an app where you can find a place to live based on roommates, making sure that you find someone you can have a great living experience with.

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How does it work?

When you create a Badi profile, you can search for rooms and apartments based on your preferences. When you see something that you like, you can send a rental request to the renter, who then has the option to accept or reject it. The renter can then look at your profile and see the information that you have listed about yourself like age, interests, living preferences, and nationality. If the renter likes what they see and thinks that the both of you might be good roommates, you get matched and are free to chat to find out if you are indeed meant to live together.

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How is it different from other apps?

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Badi is different from other apps that help you find a room or a place to live because it focuses on the relationship between potential roommates. It’s the only app of its kind that lets you chat and get to know your potential roommate without an intermediary. You can communicate directly through the app instead of giving out your phone number or personal email address.

Badi is currently the fastest-growing and most popular app in Spain to look for an apartment. Badi was created in Barcelona and it quickly spread across Spain and even Italy. Using Badi is very simple so set up a profile now and start looking for your new apartment and your perfect roommate!

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About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!


  • Desperately trying to sublet great room apt. Having trouble with app. Trying to down load email address and password for someone else and it won’t work from my iPad in USA. What to do?.. help only have 6 days til I have to leave
    Email Thanks very very much

    • Hi Matthew,
      Have you contacted Badi’s Customer Support?
      They should be able to help you directly!

  • Hi there,

    Wanted to ask if the payment and contract are made by Badi if I would to rent out a room ? Or it just a platform that matches clients with property owners ?

    Thank you

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