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People Share Shocking Stories About The Worst Roommates They Ever Had

Darren July 27, 2022

Selfish Sounds

It’s never fair when the worst housemates insist on blaring loud music or sound effects in the middle of the night. People wear headphones for a reason because they don’t want to bother other people. Sometimes it’s even better than listening to poor quality from a cellphone.

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The Redditor told their story: “I had one roommate in college who would stay up all night, every night, and play League of Legends or watch TV. Now, this wouldn’t be too bad except for the fact that we shared a bedroom and he never used headphones.”

Coldie Oldies

These days people are more conscious of hygiene and public health because of the global crisis. But some don’t care because they’re cheap and vile. Take the following example where one of the worst roommates scrounged free alcohol in the worst way imaginable.

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This Redditor described the disgusting situation. They wrote: “he would go around to every beer bottle or can and check if any leftover beer. If there was, he would pour all the beer into a large juice jug, roughly 4L or a gallon. He’d then leave it in the fridge until that the next day so it was properly cold. He called it “coldie oldies.”

Stripper Girlfriend

Don’t live with a drug dealer because they bring a lot of baggage into a house. We don’t just mean bags of drugs but also the potential for bad life decisions. This Redditor revealed how their roommate dealt cocaine and dated a stripper in a dysfunctional cycle.

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HoffmanID wrote: “One night I get to wake up to a fight between him and his stripper girlfriend at 4:30 am. I can’t remember the exact specifics of the argument, but I do remember the drug dealer roommate yelling, “At least I am going places with my life.”

Drug Abuser

Drug users make some of the worst roommates if their habit develops into something darker. One Redditor revealed how their roomie went off their rails after a night of hard partying. This led to violence and law enforcement became involved in an escalating situation.

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One night he takes loads of cocaine/ecstasy (resting heart rate of 155bpm),” GregorF92 wrote. “He beats up his boyfriend in the flat, and the boyfriend runs away bleeding and phones the police, I have to speak to the police at 1 am and don’t get to sleep until about 3:30 am, before being up for work at 4:45.

Normal Person

It’s crucial to vet potential roommates because nobody wants to live with a lunatic. But sometimes people have a normal appearance that hides a psychotic mindset. One internet user said that they accepted a housing application from a relaxed and well-dressed man. But he went crazy on the first day and didn’t last long.

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“His first day he showed up with a case of Milwaukee’s Best Ice and trashed the kitchen,” the Redditor described. “He left beer cans all over the place, cigarette burns on the couch (it was a non-smoking house), the microwave had macaroni and cheese in it.”

Wet Towel

A Redditor told the story about one of their worst roommates and his hygiene problem. He always showered but this wasn’t the problem. The tension emerged from what he did after he emerged and tried to dry himself. It also resulted in the roomie suffering from horrendous back acne.

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“I had a roommate who believed that when he got out of the shower he was clean, so his towel was never getting dirty by drying him off,” they wrote. “So he would never wash it with his laundry. It just smelled worse and worse and worse as the semester went on.”

No Cleaning

Everybody should clean up after themselves and ensure that they’re having a minimal impact on other housemates. But some people are completely inept and don’t know how to do anything. They also don’t want to learn how to improve as an individual.

Wren Kitchens

Arcanition described how he lived with one of the worst roommates ever. The netizen described: “he wouldn’t shower, he wouldn’t do his dishes, nothing. He didn’t know how to cook or do laundry, so he would only order delivery food and he would save all of his dirty laundries to take home once a semester.”

Samurai Sword

As a general rule, it’s advisable to ban weapons from a shared house. Otherwise, there may be a Mexican Standoff over whose turn it is to wash the dishes. One drug-abusing roommate kept a Japanese katana next to his bed as his fellow residents discovered.

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“My first ever roommate came home one night from a rave,” ILoveYou_Jenny wrote. “I had a friend over who happened to be in the hall bathroom at the moment. (his bathroom) he proceeded to have a meltdown! He was on ‘special k’ at the time and tried to samurai sword the bathroom door down!”

Wet Bed

It’s a fact that people sometimes wet the bed after a hard night of drinking. Nobody wants to admit it but it’s true and not the end of the world. Yes, it’s embarrassing but we can wash the sheets and pretend nothing happened. However, it’s more problematic when it’s somebody else’s bed.

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Wvdmei described: “It took me a few seconds to realize what was going on, but when I did I jumped out of my bed like it was on fire. It turned out that my drunk roommate was urinating all over my bed, while I was in it.” This is an unforgettable story about one of the worst roommates ever.

Stuck in the Middle

It’s never comfortable to live with somebody who is going through a relationship problem. If the people are crazy they may even drag others into the situation. Depending on their mental state this can even be dangerous because they may snap and attack.

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Smashface84 wrote: “After a drunken fight with her boyfriend where he kicked in her door and she pushed him down the stairs, she then decided I had been flirting with him (gross, by the way) and basically tried to kill me.” Let’s hope that they managed to escape from this toxic situation.

Hello Darkness

Sharing a room means that it’s important to be considerate of the other person. If one of them comes home late they should enter quietly and try not to wake their roomie up. It’s also advisable to leave the lights off when they’re sleeping because they may wake up.

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“My first roommate would come in at 3 in the morning and turn the lights on while I was sleeping,” Klymex reminisced. “When confronted be said I should “buy one of those masks people wear in airplanes.” This is a horrible attitude because it’s unfair and irrational.

Time to Go

This story is crazy but we had some sympathy for the perpetrator until we read until the end. Often several people share a single bathroom in a house or apartment. A problem may arise when one person is in the shower and another requires the toilet.


“I was in the shower so my roommate decided to poop in a coffee tin and put it under his bed and then forgot about it,” the Redditor wrote. “We went to sleep, woke up to the whole room smelling disgusting and us having an inspection in a few minutes.”

Angry Pitbull

A Redditor revealed that one of their worst roommates kept a vicious pit bull in their house. We’re not talking about the famous hip-hop artist but the muscular dog. He had no control over the intimidating animal but reacted violently to any complaints.

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Bortnib wrote about one of the worst housemates ever. He said: “the guy refused to train his pitbull. If you shoved the dog away while it was biting you he would threaten to punch you in the face.” This is a harsh reaction because he obviously should have trained his pet.

R.A. Woes

Usually, when people have a problem with a college roommate they complain to the R.A. But this person found themselves in a horrific situation because their nemesis went there first. They lied about the Redditor’s behavior and created a massive problem for them.

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“Had a roommate in college that went and told the R.A. I threatened to kill her just to get me kicked out of the dorm,” WonderWoman005 said. “She succeeded and I had to move, and also got banned from that building.” In short, they were one of the worst roommates in the history of the universe.

Protein Workouts

Few things annoy people more than wasted space in a house. One of the worst roommates abandoned all of his gym supplements in a public space. The craziest aspect of this was that he didn’t train at all. This meant it was a waste of money as well as a public annoyance.


TheDankBank1021 said: “He insisted on keeping his protein supplements, pre-workout, post-workout, and an ungodly amount of “testosterone pills” on an openly visible shelf and would go crazy if you touched them. He never once worked out in the year that I lived with him.”

Vomit Fan

This internet user admitted that they don’t hate their former roommate but they still had a horrible story. Many of these tales involve drunken nights and these create awkward situations. However, it’s impossible to script something like this because nobody would believe it.

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“Roommate came back to the dorm after drinking,” the Redditor wrote. “Rolls over and throws up on my fan, which is running, and ends up literally blowing chunks of food all over the room. He tries to clean my fan with a paper towel the next morning and give it back to me.”

Wet Wipes

Imagine living with somebody who had a phobia of showering. This is a concept that’s too horrifying to imagine because the person will have a disgusting body odor. Meanwhile, the individual in question had a vile personality that didn’t help matters.


Erekes wrote: “I had a roommate named Lydia who was afraid of showering and only used wet wipes to clean herself, rather unsuccessfully. She also faked medical issues (Munchausen’s)? Oh, and she never took her dog outside, she let it poop in her bedroom.”

False Security

People must receive a receipt for their payments because things may go drastically wrong. If one person is responsible for a single payment they can abuse their power. The following story should serve as a warning to those in a similar situation.

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“Roommate lied about paying utilities,” Manice08 said. “Spring came and so did a $1,500.00 bill I was stuck with and my roommate went across the country off the radar.” There’s nothing that anybody can do in this situation unless they hire a hitman to serve retribution.


Everybody should feel comfortable in the space where they’re living. That’s why housemates should clear potential guests with each other because it creates a sense of trust. It’s never a good idea to bring random strangers into a house because it stirs up problems.


“Punk hippy housemate let two homeless alcoholics crash on our couch with their chihuahua,” ChuckDuck253 explained. “I got scabies from them and got to deal with that for six months.” That’s a disgusting problem to deal with.

Cat Fight

Another cultural difference emerged when this Redditor shared a room with a Korean girl. The new roommate left some food out and the cat approached it. However, the girl reacted harshly and unexpectedly. It was disproportionate and created immediate tension.

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DerpCatz revealed: “she decided the best course of action is to punch my cat in the face and chase him around the apartment. I literally had to drag her away from my cat while she screamed at him in Korean and swung her arms like a drunk kosher.”

Shower Woes

Sharing a bathroom can be disgusting because people are vile. The worst roommates leave traces of themselves behind and force others to clean after them. It’s disgusting because nobody wants to find hairs or dried vomit all of the time.


ThisIsNotAWar wrote: “She pooped in the shower. Multiple times. She puked on the floor and left it there all weekend while I was away. Oddly, what I found to be her worst offense was when I walked in on her washing her dishes in the sink with my toothbrush.”

S.W.A.T. Team

One person had an insane story because police entered his flat and arrested his housemate. It emerged that he was involved in a serious kidnapping in Toronto that led to the death of one person. This is a crazy tale about one of the worst roommates ever but it could have been worse.

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They wrote: “My roommate kidnapped two guys and held them for ransom. One hostage was set free weeks later while the other wasn’t so lucky. The body was eventually found in a basement cemented and buried in the ground. Cops busted into the flat and apprehended my roommate while he was sleeping.”