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Erasmus in Barcelona/Room Search

The apartment/room search in Barcelona can be quite challenging. That’s why I decided to give you some tips on what I think is the easiest and most efficient way to find a room.

First of all you should know more or less the area you are going to do the Erasmus so you can find an apartment close to where you will study/work. It’s not crucial but it’s going to make your afternoons way easier in the future, especially in summer (the metros can be quite full) and with the crazy working schedule. However, even if you live in the ares that are further from the center, you will need max. 20-30mins with metro.

The second thing you should know is that the rooms are quite expensive. The usual price is between 350-500€ in the central areas. If you would like to find something cheaper 200-350€ you can search in the areas like Badalona or L’Hospitalet de Llobregat if you don’t mind the transportation you will need to do every day (up to 40mins).

The third step is to see the websites. Most of them are in Spanish, but you can find some of them also in English. I would recommend, that when you are going to write for the visit of the room you write in Spanish, because you will have more possibilities to get it. You need to have in mind that the demand to get a room is really high so you will need to visit it and choose it very fast (probably the same day or even at the end of the visit). Be prepared to have enough money to pay for 2 months rent in advance and the current one. The websites that I found very useful are:
1. Badi / : This app is a great way to find good roommates and has quite low prices in comparison to other apps/websites
2. Spot a home / : This website has some good offers and it’s basically an agency aimed to students. The website is in English as well as the workers speak in English too.
3. Idealista / : This one can be quite challenging because is one of the most used websites to find rooms and apartments, but with a bit of patience and a good Spanish you can get a great deal.

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