Finding the right accommodation is just as important as finding the right internship. You need a safe and comfortable place to stay during your time abroad, a place to come home to after work.
It can be quite difficult to find the right accommodation in Barcelona, especially when you don’t have the chance to see it in person. That is why some interns choose to book accommodation for just the first week or two and make their permanent decision later.
Before going online and searching for accommodations, it is important that you first make the decision of what kind of accommodation you want to live in, this will usually be one of the following:
Each option has its own pros and cons. A student room is cheap to rent compared to a house but as you can imagine you will have less room to live in. Take some time to make the decision for yourself on what you find important when it comes to housing.
Fortunately, there are some reliable ways to find the right accommodation in Barcelona, we recommend using housinganywhere.com. This is a platform that offers long term rental properties for decent prices.
Other housing platforms in Barcelona that you can look up to are Idealista. Uniplaces is perfect for students looking for an affordable, nice apartment in a good area in Barcelona and the price often comes up with bills included.
Meanwhile, with Idealista you can easily navigate according to what you want, such as how do you want to pay (rent, share or buy) and many more. Another option to find accommodation is to join Facebook pages about housing and renting in Barcelona.
You can search for “Barcelona Expats”, “Barcelona Accommodation/Rentals or “Student in Barcelona” and post what you need there. You can also ask if there are things you want to know or find on the groups since most of the members are foreigners.
Here are some things to pay attention to when looking for accommodation abroad:
Sometimes it can also be very lonely when you are alone in a new country. You can also find a roommate if you wish. You can have someone to talk to when you’re home and of course it’s cheaper rent.