19 Roommate Horror Stories That Will Make You Want to Live Alone

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Living with people can be a hit or miss. Sure, sometimes you can end up living with a stranger that turns into your BFF or moving in with your SO makes the relationship better. But despite all the good things that can come from having a roommate, there are a lot of sh*tty aspects as well.

The lack of privacy, mess that isn’t your own, and excess noise can really blow, but those are the obvious cons that come with living with someone. You can’t be shocked when a roommate leaves some dishes in a sink, or needs to use the bathroom you share when you’re on the can.

But there are some roommate cons that you don’t really anticipate. The roommate that has ridiculously loud sex all the time, or the one that has people over 24/7 could drive you to pull your hair out of your head. Although those suck, there are other roommates that are WAY worse.

Want to hear about the worst of the worst? Read the following 19 roommate horror stories. Seriously, after reading about these roommates from hell, you’re going to never want a roommate again.

These 19 roommate horror stories will make you want to live alone:


Got an escort from backpage, told me she was his friends cousin from the next state over who needed a place to stay, proceeded to meth binge and bang her over and over for about 36 hours until he passed out, I came home from work to find her just chilling on the couch watching TV. She was clearly pretty distraught about getting ragdolled by a meth head for an entire day. Apparently he didn’t let her eat.


I came home after work one morning to smoke barreling out of my oven. My Roommate left a pizza cooking all night while passed out d runk. He lived through the smoke but every thing I owned including all my furniture and property reaked of putrid smoke for 3 weeks.


My cousin had a roommate in college that had to listen to Harry Potter book one on tape every single night to fall asleep. My cousin bought her headphones but she refused to wear them because they “hurt her ears.” The speaker was loud enough to keep my cousin awake all night. The worst part… she wouldn’t even start the tape where she left off the previous night, she would play the beginning every night over & over again. Turns out the roommate wasn’t even a fan of the series, had never watched any of the movies or read the other books, didn’t know any characters, & as far as my cousin knows she never even finished the first book because she’d fall asleep every time she started it.


A very sheltered roommate I had living downstairs was very open about her singing. She had no shame and talent to match. What was most disturbing was her Backstreet Boys rendition of ‘I Want It That Way.’ This is when things get odd. The odd thing about it was how long she would sing it for. There were nights where I would wake up at 4am & she was still singing. I had enough. I went downstairs to ask her to wait until morning. 4am & shes singing her heart out in bed. So I knock & the singing stops. She opens the door all confused. The next morning I apologize for surprising her but I couldn’t sleep with all her Backstreet Boys singing. She doesn’t understand what I’m talking about but it suddenly occurred to me that she was singing in her sleep. Every night. So how could I expect her to just not sing in her sleep?