Apartments with Affordable Rooms for Rent in Minneapolis

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Many people, especially students who are on a tight budget, don’t need a whole home or apartment to themselves — just an affordable private room. Others want the savings that a roommate can provide, but don’t want to open themselves to the financial risk of sharing a lease. In either case, renting a room is a perfect solution, and there are plenty available near the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities that range from amenity-packed to just the basics. Here is just a sampling of the rooms for rent Minneapolis has on the market.

Stadium Village Flats

These apartments are so close to the University of Minnesota, they’re basically on campus, blocks from the TCF Bank Stadium, Coffman memorial Union, and the Mississippi River. As a student-focused building, there’s a study lounge on-site, laundry facilities in-unit, a fitness center, and cable and internet are included in your rent. You can get a studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, or four-bedroom layout, but even if you have three roommates, you and your room will be on a separate lease, so if someone bails mid-semester, you won’t be left on the hook. They’re a bit on the higher end of the rent spectrum, but the prices drop as you add more roommates. If you rent a room in the four-bedroom layout, you’re spending just $780 to $855 a month on convenience and all of those above amenities.

1214 Fourth Street Se.

This sprawling Georgian Colonial-style home houses students from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, located near the heart of the popular Dinkytown neighborhood minutes from campus. The converted home now holds a five-bedroom apartment on the first floor, and 13 other rentable bedrooms on the second and third floors, which share two updated bathrooms and a fully modern kitchen. With water, electricity, and heat included in rent, and bike parking, laundry, and off-street parking all on-site, you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal. As far as rooms for rent Minneapolis has on the market go, these these rooms are a steal at just $450 a month.

WaHu Student Apartments

Just outside the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities campus, these fully furnished student apartments come in flexible floorplans that range from studios to four bedrooms. And since these Minneapolis apartments have rooms for rent, you’ll save hundreds while enjoying the building’s amenities, which include parking, a rooftop patio, pool, cafe, theater room, computer lounge, study areas, public grills, in-unit laundry, with cable and internet included.

700 on Washington

On Washington, which cuts through the middle of campus, these student apartments are all about luxury — and flexibility. Renting here includes pool and fitness center access, plus a game room, bike parking, walk-in closets, and parking, which are all desirable amenities for any renter. But specially for the student crowd, these are fully furnished, have individual leases, and come with roommate matching, so you can reap the financial benefits of splitting rent even if you’re new to the city.

The Station on Washington

Renting a studio at The Station will run you $1,265 or more — which is about the average apartments this phenomenal in this area — but renting half of a two-bedroom is just $800, and you still have your own bathroom. A pretty new construction, The Station is right on the campus’ doorstep in a very walkable neighborhood and offers free cable and internet, a fitness center, laundry, and parking.