The Roost is a new student development that was born out of a need for safe, convenient and affordable student accommodation in Cape Town. We accept full or part time students, trainee professionals who are still studying, as well as those who are part of graduate programs either at a university or a recognised college.
You can view the various room types on offer under the accommodation tab on our website. You will also be able to view various images of the rooms. Should you wish to book a viewing please call us on 0795543765 or email [email protected]. Viewings available now! Virtual viewings can be arranged on request.
Yes, you can choose between our Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze options. To find out more about the different room grades please view our accommodation tab. Rooms are allocated on a “first come first served basis”.
You can apply online through our website www.theroostliving.co.za. Simply push any of the APPLY NOW buttons across the website and follow the prompts. If you have any difficulties please contact [email protected] and we will gladly assist.
To make the process as simple as possible we recommend getting all your ducks (or roosters) in a row.
Before completing the application process, you will need to have the following documents available:
Proof of identity
Proof of enrollment at a tertiary education or training institution
Proof of funding
If you are a foreign (an international) student we may require additional information.
Once your application and the required supporting documents have been received and the application fee (if applicable) has been paid, you will receive an email from The Roost team acknowledging receipt of your application.
Should there be any missing information or documentation, you will receive an email or call from the team asking you to submit the missing information.
Once your application has been accepted, you will receive an email thanking you for your application and advising you of the next steps in the process. You will receive an invoice for payment of your deposit. In order to secure your room, the deposit needs to be paid.
The room inspections are very important and are in place to protect both our students and The Roost. Here we make sure everything is in good condition and up to standard to ensure you enjoy the best possible experience with us.
Your own linen, i.e. pillows, sheets, blankets or duvets, pillowcases, and towels. We will provide a mattress protector. The mattress protector and sheets must be used on the beds at all times
Your own cutlery and crockery. You will be provided with one pot and one pan which can be used on the induction hot plate
Your own personal touch
An amazing attitude
*Note on Induction Hot Plates:
Induction hot plates are safer to use than conventional hobs, but only work with cookware made of cast iron or stainless steel. When using the hot plate: the control system will shut down the element if a pot is not present, not large enough or when its contents have boiled dry. The Roost advises residents that the glass ceramic top can be damaged by a hard impact or sliding cookware across the glass surface. Aluminium foil can melt onto the top also causing permanent damage
The room inspections are very important and are in place to protect both our students and The Roost. You will be required to sign an inventory report to confirm everything is in good condition and up to standard on arrival and to ensure that you are able to enjoy the best possible experience with us. We will do a second inspection upon checkout to determine if there is any damage or missing items for which you may be liable.
Prior to vacating the unit, Management will conduct an outgoing inspection by arrangement with you. If any cleaning over and above the norm is required, cleaning will be deducted from the your deposit.
It is important to attend your Check-out inspection because it will determine your deposit refund. You may make your room beautiful during the year, but at the end of the year we need to bring the room back to the same condition it was before you moved in, and that cost will be deducted from your deposit.
We don’t want anything to make your stay less than amazing. Therefore, please report any maintenance issue in your room or in any communal area to The Roost team as soon as possible. We have an on-site maintenance team ready to fix any problem you have. For maintenance requests please report to the admin office.
The Roost is fully fire compliant and has two separate fire escapes. Every residential unit, study zone and social area comes equipped with fire extinguishers and a clear evacuation plan and layout. Please be careful with any potentially flammable items at all times.