How to find student housing in Barcelona

Now that you already know that you’re living your next adventure in Barcelona, you’ll quite likely have started to wonder how to find your new home there. If this is the case, these 4 tips (based on our own experience) to find student housing in Barcelona will help you 🙂

It is easier than you think! Would you like to know where to start?

1. Read as much as you can about the city

It seems that everyone knows certain neighbourhoods in Barcelona, such as El Born or the Gothic Quarter. While walking along the streets in the city centre you will get a special feeling…as if you were living in a different era, due to old buildings and narrow winding streets. However, you should ask yourself if this is the right place for you to live. However, living here is not for everyone, as you should like to live surrounded by bustle!

The fact is that, the more you know about the city, the easier it will be for you to make a good choice when it comes to student housing. Hence, don’t miss the information about Barcelona on our blog!

Gothic Square (Barcelona)

Gothic Square in Barcelona. Source:

2. Have you already chosen your next neighbourhood?

The neighbourhoods for students in Barcelona are quite different from each other. The Gothic Quarter is the oldest part of the city centre, and is very popular amongst tourists and locals alike. Next to it and quite close to the beach is the medieval-like neighbourhood of Sant Pere-Santa Caterina i La Ribera, whose heart is trendy El Born. The third area within the city centre is El Raval, an eclectic and multicultural area which has undergone a gentrification process lately.

Another two popular areas to find your house are L’Eixample and Vila de Gràcia. The first one is a residential and quiet area, specially known for its modernist buildings and upscale section. Vila de Gràcia is also a residential and calm neighbourhood, with a more village-like atmosphere.

Vila de Gracia Square, Barcelona

Vila de Gràcia Square. Source:

Other areas which are worth considering are El Clot – Camp de l’Arpa, Sants and Hostafrancs or Les Corts.

3. It’s easier to find it if you…

  • Set your budget before starting your search and think about other preferences, including the flat’s amenities.
  • Look in advance for (when possible). This way it will be easier for you to find better options at a better price.
  • Be flexible (it’s not always possible to find exactly what you’re looking for, but with these tips in mind you will be able to get really close!).

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4. Book online!

It’s really easy and safe to book your home online on Beroomers. In Barcelona, the best rooms and flats are booked very quickly, and those who wait for visits to be arranged often loose the opportunity to live in a place they love.

We hope that you enjoyed the post!

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