(Not sure if this should be on the English SE)
The specific accommodation model I'm thinking of looks very much like student housing:
- The tenant rents a room
- Room comes with basic furniture (e.g. bed, desk)
- The tenant share facilities like the bathroom with other tenants (who don't usually know each other prior to moving in)
- The tenant is responsible for the cleanliness of their room (management might check for compliance)
- Tenants usually stay for a pretty long time (months+)
Except it's not actually student housing because it is open to members of the public. This kind of housing would almost surely be centrally managed.
What is the name of this model? I'm having trouble Googling for this kind of accommodation. Simply "rent a room" seems to yield results where the landlord/landlady owns the house and they're letting out a room, so you stay with the landlord. It's not 'serviced apartments', since those seem to be targeted at families that rent the entire apartment and provides a level of luxury well above what I am thinking of. It's not 'dormitory', which generally puts many tenants into one room and is at a level of luxury below what I am thinking of. It's not 'hotel', for which rooms generally have their own bathrooms. I know this kind of accommodation exists, because I have lived in them before, but I'm struggling to find it.