What does a perfect boarding place look like?

The main reasons people look for a boarding place is to be in close proximity to where you want to be daily. Whether you need a place closer to your workplace or your educational institute, finding a good place to rent is important to ensure a comfortable stay, whether you’re male or female.

In this article, we discuss how to find a good boarding place in Sri Lanka and what to look for when you are looking for one. Let’s have a look at what are the key factors that you need to consider when looking for a place to rent in Sri Lanka.

Fit with your lifestyle

The place you are going to board in should fit your lifestyle. 

But what does that even mean?  

The place should be able to easily accommodate your needs and lifestyle requirements without any complications. For example, if you often work late at night, finding a place that has many transportation options, even late at night, can save you many long walks.

From location to place owner to rules of the place, you need to consider everything before you move in. Talk with your place owner and learn about all the details to understand more about the boarding place, its surrounding, accessibility to quick transportations and availability of other facilities that you often need.

Clean and Safe

Cleanliness and safety are 2 other very important factors that you need to take into account when you are selecting a house for rent. Pay attention to the details of the room for rent and the boarding place, and it’s surrounding to get an idea about how the place is maintained. Check if the rooms, kitchen and bathroom are in good condition. If you are a female, pay attention to the safety of the place, from window grills to properly working locks to walls around the property; make sure you take everything into account so you are safe and sound throughout your stay.


There are good neighbourhoods and bad neighbourhoods, and you need to make sure to rent an annex, a house or room in a good neighbourhood when you are renting a place. You won’t have any friends or family around you or near you when you live away from your hometown. So it’s important that you pick an area with a neighbourhood that has a decent neighbourhood so you can save troubles in many ways. This is crucial if you are a girl.  


Just as the owner or the renter, you need to meet your roommates before you move into a place to get an idea about with whom you are sharing your room or house. This is highly important if you are sharing the same room.


Check what are the facilities available to you? Do you have your own bathroom or do you have to share? Are there facilities to prepare your daily meals? 

Keep these things in mind when you are looking for houses for rent or rooms for rent. To find good offers for boarding places, head over to

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