Owing to the wide range of masters and PhDs and hosting some of the best universities in the country, Barcelona is a likely location for your studies or Erasmus. First you need to find a cheap studio for your stay. Once the issue of housing is resolved, you may have to deal with all the paperwork. Don't panic! Check out our handy guide to getting a NIE (Foreigner Identification Number) here.
We present our list of our best 5 apartments for students:
1. Radas Paral·lel
Apartamento muy tranquilo con una cama individual y una cocina totalmente equipada. El baño tiene una ducha. La ubicación es ideal para los estudiantes que quieren una zona tranquila pero cerca del centro de la ciudad. El alojamiento está situado a los pies del Montjuïc y en cuestión de minutos llegas a Plaza España, donde se puede disfrutar del espectáculo de la Peaceful apartment with a single bed and fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom has a shower. The location is ideal for students who want a quiet area but near the city centre. The property is located at the foot of Montjuïc and in minutes you can get to Plaça d'Espanya, where you can enjoy the Magic Fountain of Montjuic spectacle. You can catch the Metro at Poble Sec that will take you to the university area (Zona Universitaria) of Barcelona.
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2. Andrea Beach 5A
Small, bright, and nice studio. It consists of a bunk bed, kitchen with fridge and microwave, and a bathroom with shower. Internet connection is available for the tenant. It's in the Barceloneta neighbourhood, a beachside area also a 5 minute walk from the city centre where you can catch the Metro from Drassanes (L3). Behind the building it is one of the faculties of the Pompeu Fabra University. You can also catch the Metro in Barceloneta (L4).
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3. Hurtado Craywinckel
Apartment with a separate bedroom , cozy living room with sofas, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom with shower. This flat has air-conditioning and a washing machine. It is located near a number of universities in the Tibidabo area of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. This area is farther from the city center than the other options, but you can easily get there using Line 7 of the local overground trains, Line 3 of the Metro, or some of the bus lines.
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4. Simó Sagrada Familia
Studio apartment with an area of 20 m². The kitchen has all basic amenities, and the living area is equipped with a television and practical sofa bed. Air-conditioning is included in the price. It is a quiet, well-lit, and comfortable apartment, located just steps from the famous Sagrada Familia (learn about the neighbourhood here). Just a walk away from the rental is the Sagrada Familia Metro station (L2 and L5), which you can use to reach the city centre in under 10 minutes. It is a residential neighbourhood that also sees a good share of tourists, with lots of shops and restaurants. The university zones of the city can be reached very simply with public transport.
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5. Salva Monjuic
48 m² apartment with a double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom with shower, and living-dining room that all in all is spacious and cosy. It is on the third floor and has a small balcony to enjoy pleasant weather in Barcelona. This accommodation is located in the Poble Sec neighbourhood, between Avingudo Parallel and Montjuic. It is a lively area where you will find all the amenities necessary to enjoy a wonderful term in Barcelona. The Metro is only 5 minutes from the apartment and is only a 10-minute journey to Plaça Catalunya.
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If you like one of the apartments, you can book it now conveniently online. Don't forget to take a look at our dedicated student accommodation page to find more studios like these in Barcelona.