Students Accommodation in Barcelona
With so many universities and higher education centres in Catalunya there is a very high demand for student accommodation in Barcelona. Every student is looking for something different and so there is a very large variety of accommodation for students in Barcelona ranging from private residences to shared flats. When you arrive the best thing to do is get yourself booked into a student hostel or some cheap student accommodation because here you're likely to meet other people in the same boat as you, and you might even find a new flatmate there.
Students are often looking for shared residences and if you’re arriving in a big city like Barcelona then meeting people where you live is often the best way to make new friends. However, due to the high demand, finding shared accommodation and student houses can sometimes be difficult. Contact your university and see if they have an accommodation office or a notice board where people post adverts for shared student accommodation because this is your best bet, and if you’re lucky you may get the bonus of them speaking Spanish.
Be careful you don’t get ripped off whilst looking for a flat; agencies can charge expensive fees. It’s perfectly feasible to find your own student accommodation and cheap flats in Barcelona online or through other advertisements. However, if you’re not using an agency be safe in your search; avoid visiting a flat alone and if you have to, always let someone know where you're going. Don’t be afraid to ask questions: are bills included, is there internet access, is everything shared in the flat etc, and most importantly NEVER HAND OVER ANY MONEY without having seen the flat and confirming a contract or getting your keys!