Updated: Jul 11
The main task that worries an Erasmus student who has just arrived in Barcelona is the search for accommodation: should i find a room in a shared flat or an entire flat?
Due to the high demand for renting rooms in shared student apartments, finding accommodation in Barcelona for an Erasmus student in recent years has become quite difficult.
We must also say that in recent years prices have risen considerably and the apartments located in the mere center have become almost prohibitive for an Erasmus.
However, if you search in the right places you can - sites, groups, apps that will be listed below - you can surely find student houses that are right for you. If your budget is not too excessive you will surely have to settle for being outside the center, perhaps 10 - 15 minutes by metro. But don't despair, the metro in Barcelona goes everywhere :)
An important tip is certainly to always visit the apartment before accepting. And above all, leave the deposit (la fianza) only in exchange for the keys.
ROOM OR FLAT?
For erasmus students is really much more recommende to rent a room in a share flat with other people. read more info about where to live in Barcelona
Room rent prices: 300 - 500€ per month
Flat Prices: 800 - 1200€ per month
SPOTAHOME: ROOMS AND ENTIRE FLATS
So here's where we recommend looking for your accommodation in Barcelona:
with spotahome you can instantly book a room or a flat before arrival. Is one of the safest platform but always before pay. The bad part of Spotahome if you can't visit the flat, however the flats are all checked by Spotahome.
Erasmus Barcelona and WELOVEBCN offer discount on Spotahome bookings: get a discount 25% by using promocode WELOVEBCN when you make the reservation.
Use facebook groups to find house allerts. Many landlords post every day their rooms to let and always looking for erasmus students. By the way beware SCAMS.
oin our groups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ErasmusBarcelonaGroup20202021
ROOMY APP: ROOMS IN FLAT SHARING
Use Roomy app, is a new and modern mobile application for flat sharing. you can find your matched room and directly talk with the landlord.
Is recommended to visit the flats before paying anything.
Download Roomy app: app.roomy.me
Facebook is plenty of fake accounts who hook you with some rental proposal and then ask you money from remote and then disappear.
If you get contact by some suspicious account that want to rent you some flat or room just avoid or ask us for advise.
To be 100% safe first of all ask to landlord to visit the apartment. Only after visiting the apartment and ensure that someone is living inside, ask for the keys and give the first month as deposit.