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Barcelona is a big and cosmopolitan city, such a place offers a great number of different kind of accommodations, from hostels, to students’ residencies, shared flats and so on. The kind of accommodation will depend on your budget and preferences.
C3S Business School Barcelona can provide you with information and contacts for you to find a safe and affordable accommodation, where you will feel like at home. We can also arrange the accommodation for your firsts days in Barcelona, in order for you to be able to look for a place to rent when you reach Barcelona. Please kindly inform the admission department in advance if you require this service.
Regarding the search for accommodation, it is a pleasure for us to share some tips with you. First thing first, we recommend to start searching early enough. You need to consider that: If you are an international student you will need about two months to find accommodation. If you are a Spanish student it will take you around three weeks. As a student, you have several ways to find an accommodation, such as:
- Search for accommodation in a dormitory or students’ residency.
- Search for a room in a shared flat or an apartment through online agencies.
- Search for a room through the city council website.
Below you will find a list of contacts to help you through the process.
Looking for Accommodations?
Spotahome is a platform with an exhaustive list of apartments, rooms, studios, and student residences. Spotahome removes the need for in-person viewings, saving both tenants and landlords time and expense. They show real photos and high-quality videos of the properties and neighborhoods. They also design floor plans and write detailed descriptions about the home and local area. They eliminate communication and language barriers between local landlords and foreign tenants by offering excellent customer support in several languages on both sides. Spotahome is one of the safest platforms to find an accommodation with everything you need. C3S Business School has a partnership with Spotahome and we can offer a discount code to our students. If you are a C3S student looking for accommodation, you can ask us for the discount code via email.
Barna Students Place (BSP) offers students rooms for rent in flats located in the best areas of the city. Barna Students Place also offers host family accommodation, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The student will live near to our school and will share a flat with students from the school or students with the same profile.
Sant Jordi Hostels has three hostels namely Rock Palace Hostel, Sagrada familia, and Sant Jordi Gracia located in Downtown Barcelona with modern facilities, a convenient location, a vibrant atmosphere, and world-renowned services. Designed for hostel lovers and enthusiasts: We’re talking a roof-top pool, a famous bar and club themed common area, a guitar collection, Wi-Fi everywhere, guest laptops up the wazoo, sound-proofed rooms intended for optimal hostel comfort, new EVERYTHING, enormous guest kitchen, spacious perfectly cleaned bathrooms, all of the world-famous Sant Jordi Hostels’ Services, and much more… all in one of Barcelona’s best locations.
C3S Business School has a partnership with Sant Jordi Hostels and we can offer a discount code to our students.
C3S Business School has collaborated with BarcelonaStudents to offer International Student Support Services and a complete housing solution to prepare for your move to Barcelona. You have the option to choose between a Basic and Premium housing plan and can expect services like accommodation search, municipal registration, student TIE card, legal support, student insurance, and much more… You can find more information about their services by visiting
The Student Hotel is a hotel and home for the young at the heart of the world! Flashpackers, interns, students or life lovers are welcome to enjoy from a night to 12 months of their stay in Barcelona. Our students can also receive a discount on accommodation charges. If you are a C3S student looking for accommodation, you can ask us for the discount code via email.
As for the dormitories, you may know that there are several dormitories where you can find a single or shared room. According to the residences, you can have an individual toilet, kitchen, and living room, own or shared one, as well as other complementary services. Prices will depend on these criteria and needs.
ONLINE SEARCH: WEBSITES AND SPECIALIZED AGENCIES:
If what you want to rent a room or an apartment through online searching, we recommend this top six housing platforms:
Also, there are specialized agencies that you can consult. They will help you to find a suitable accommodation for you, but remember, as they are agencies, they may charge some fee for their services. Please find a list of agencies below
SEARCH THROUGH THE CITY COUNCIL:
Other option is to find an apartment or room-mates through the Citys Council’s Barcelona webpage. It’s called HabitatGejove. This is an organization created by leading universities of Barcelona, together with the Generalitat of Catalunya and Barcelona City Council, with the aim to support international students who come to Barcelona. You can find information and advices, rooms in share flats or the options to stay with a family form Barcelona, dormitories and colleges campus and so on. For more information, you can check the website, http://www.habitatgejove.com/webv2c/en/
Or visit their offices:
c/ Enric Granados 19, 08007 – Barcelona
Phone number: +34 933 239 068
TO SUM UP, SMALL TIPS:
– Remember to start searching with enough time before your program starts.
– Compare prices and services if you are planning to rent in a dormitory.
– If you are looking for an apartment, the estimated price for a studio starts in around 600€. If you are looking for a room in a shared flat, the price can go between 350€ and 500€.
– Look for warrants, if you are going to share a room or flat, make sure to talk to the landlord first and get the information about their house and renting rules.
– Last but not least:
Enjoy your time in Barcelona!