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What Type of Rental Suits You Best?

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Written by Daniella

Did you know that there are several types of rental properties (with different types of contracts)? It all depends on the length of your stay (the duration) what type of contract you will sign.

Sometimes you don’t even know what type of property is best for you, and you can easily make a mistake when choosing your apartment. ShBarcelona offers all types of rental properties in Barcelona, and that is why we have created a test to help you discover what kind of property suits you best

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You are just 8 simple questions away from finding out what sort of rental property is best for you. Shall we start?


If you are reading this, you have already found out the result of the test. Congratulations! You are now ready to start looking for your place in Barcelona with much more clarity.

In order for you to remember what choices you have when looking at rental properties in Barcelona, and to find out what matches your requirements, these are your options: monthly rentals, yearly rentals, or short term rentals.

Monthly stays in Barcelona

Monthly rentals are perfect for those of you who are thinking of moving to the city for a certain period of time, starting at 32 days, but for no longer than 11 months. What people usually go for monthly rental apartments?

  • MBA or master students, postgraduate students, trainees, et cetera
  • People who take part in projects
  • Executives
  • Self-employed workers
  • Scientists who come to do research
  • Patients for medical treatments
  • Tourists that stay longer
  • Expats

As you can see, in every of these cases people need a place to stay for the mid-long term. That is why ShBarcelona’s monthly rentals are designed to meet all of these person’s needs.

Rentals have all been fully furnished and equipped with everything that’s necessary to be able to move in straight away. From the most basic items (kitchen utensils) to everyday necessities: electrical appliances, bedlinnen, bathroom towels, et cetera, it’s all there.

room with couch and balcony

ShBarcelona’s monthly rentals

The idea is that anyone who is looking for a monthly rental in Barcelona will come with only personal belongings, and this means the rental property should be as complete as possible.

This way you can prevent having to stay at hotels, and it will make you feel right at home from the very first moment you arrive.

Besides this, you will find that monthly rentals are located all over the city, so you can choose your zone of preference: Ciutat VellaEixampleGràciaLes CortsSants-Montjuïc, et cetera.

apartment block on the corner of the street

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Check out these monthly rentals in Barcelona

Yearly stays in Barcelona

As the name already says, yearly rentals in Barcelona are those where people live who are moving to the city for a couple of years. 

This is a favourite option for anyone who wants to move and live in the city for a longer period of time. It is also the best solution, compared to buying an apartment in Barcelona

empty apartment with patio

Barcelona’s yearly rentals

ShBarcelona’s real estate portfolio consists of many different types of yearly rentals: with a balcony, with a terrace, with a pool, with 1 to 5 bedrooms, with adaptations for disabled people, et cetera.

For over 20 years we have been offering rental apartments all over the city, and that is why we are experts in real estate and we know our business.

📌 If you are interested in yearly rentals in Barcelona, it is important to know that there is a rent reference index. If you have any questions or doubts, one of our real estate agents can help you find your ideal apartment. 

One of the things we value most is customer satisfaction, and we know that the best way to keep a tenant satisfied is to offer excellent services. That is why you will be assigned with a personal manager. He or she will always be available to you and the property owner for the entire duration of the rental contract.  

Related article: ShBarcelona’s Quality Management System

Short-term stays in Barcelona

These type of apartments are defined as tourist accommodation. This type of accommodation really speaks for itself, and these short term rental apartments in Barcelona can be booked for a couple of days up until a few weeks.

This type of accommodation is favourite for spending the weekend in Barcelona, or visiting the city for a couple of days for a holiday or for any other reasons.

Just like our monthly rentals, these apartments are equipped with everything necessary: a kitchen with everything you need, a fully-equipped bathroom, dining and living room, et cetera.

This option is convenient for many, because there are basic studios, but also luxurious penthouses. Besides this, these apartments are located near some of the most touristy and characteristic places in the city, like Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gràcia, la Sagrada Familia, la Barceloneta, et cetera.

Book your holiday accommodation in Barcelona here

living and dining room

ShBarcelona’s short term rentals

Are you ready to move into your new apartment? If you have any questions on how to rent an apartment in Barcelona, please remember to follow us on social media and check our blog and website regularly. We are here for you if you need us!

About the author


Daniella enjoys everything the city of Barcelona has to offer. She writes, translates and loves discovering Catalonia and its beautiful nature.

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