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Best housing options for students in Barcelona

Written by Christine

Studying in a city like Barcelona can be a life-changing experience for so many reasons because it is an international city that is modern and forward-thinking but still has echoes of the past around every corner. You can meet people from all over the world while you live here and enjoy all that the Mediterranean climate and lifestyle have to offer. Once you’ve decided to study in Barcelona, the next step is deciding where to live. There are many possibilities to consider, so here are some of the best housing options for students in Barcelona to try.

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Shared apartment

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One of the most popular options that students choose when they move to Barcelona is sharing an apartment. This gives you flexibility with your budget as you can find an apartment that suits how much you’re willing to spend. This is also a good option if you want to control how many roommates you want to live with as well. Sharing an apartment also is probably the best who are more independent or who want more space, compared to what life in a student residence or dormitory might be like.

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Residència Universitària Barcelona Diagonal

If you’r studying in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi and want to live near your university, living in the Residència Universitària Barcelona Diagonal is a great option. You can choose a double or single room that also gives you access to the dormitory’s swimming pool, gym, and all bills included. Your meals will also be covered by the dining service, so no cooking or dirty dishes! Call or consult the residence’s website for prices and availability of rooms and to see all that this residence hall has to offer. Address: Carrer de Capità Arenas, 52-56

Residència Onix

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Residència Onix is a perfect fit if you want to live in the center and make sure that you’re getting a good deal for your money. Located near the Marina metro stop, this hall offers different styles of double and single and rooms, which include access to all common rooms and facilities. It’s close proximity to the beach and great nightlife make this an excellent option for students looking to make the most of their Barcelona experience. AddressCarrer de Sardenya, 101-137

Unihabit Ciutat Vella

Unihabit Ciutat Vella is located in a historic building in the heart of Barcelona and has single, double, and triple rooms available for members of the academic community. Recently remodeled, this dormitory is state-of-the-art and and has a great location to let you explore Barcelona. Room and board rates are competitive for the center of Barcelona, so check out their website and book your room today! AddressPlaça de les Caramelles, 5.

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About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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