How do I find a place to stay?
March 16, 2008 10:20 PM Subscribe
Tried to stay with someone in a college dorm - their roommates said OK, I booked non-refundable plane tickets, I'm here now, and their roommates are backing out. Help!
posted by mebibyte to human relations (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've wanted to meet someone for a long time now, and we arranged to meet at her university during spring break and for a week after.
When planning the trip in January, her roommates said OK. Right before buying the tickets, I confirmed with them again just to be sure.
During spring break, we stayed in a motel off-campus, but now I'm here on-campus and her roommates are getting cold feet. While I totally understand them being uncomfortable with a stranger, the problem here is that they said it was OK for me to stay and, also, they bring strangers in on a regular basis themselves.
I have a few options here from what I can tell -
1. Stay here anyway and probably have to go through arbitration with the RA or something
2. Book a room off-campus
3. Find some magic way of getting her roommates to like me :)
Any suggestions here? Am I in the right by insisting on staying here, or asking my friend's roommates to pay for my stay elsewhere? Is it likely that my friend will get in trouble for this?
BTW, the dorms allow guests, roommate selection is random (ie. my friend doesn't know her roommates at all, outside of living with them), and they don't get along very well anyway (which may have contributed to the roommates suddenly deciding to be, well, mean).