The quality of its universities, its multicultural character, its beaches, its cultural offer ... There are thousands of reasons why you should choose Barcelona as your university destination. The Ciudad Condal attracts thousands of students every year from all over Spain, but also from many other countries.
Finding accommodation during the summer months is not an easy task, given the number of tourists that visit the city during this period. However, there are some types of accommodation that tourists cannot book and that are aimed only at university students: dorms.
ADVANTAGES OF LIVING IN A RESIDENCE
If you move to Barcelona and you have not considered living in a student residence may be the perfect time to remind you of the many advantages it has:
If it is the first time you are in Barcelona or it is your first year of university, living in a student residence will give you a great sense of security, since there will always be a concierge or other available staff member that you can call if you have any problem.
In residences you pay a fixed fee per month and period. You do not have to be aware of when each bill arrives, to see how much each one has to pay and to remember to pay. So you save yourself a worry and you spend that time studying (or whatever you want).
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
The socializing role of residences is, perhaps, the most advantageous element compared to living in shared flats. Sharing common spaces (dining room, lounge, games room, study room) and even the room makes integration into college life way easier. In addition to making friends with whom to party, you will meet people of your study year or older students that can give you a hand and guide you during the studies.
Uniplaces has a wide variety of residences for students in Barcelona located in the most sought after neighborhoods, such as Les Corts, Horta, L'Eixample, Gracia, El Raval or Sant Antoni. There are rooms for all tastes: single, shared, with private bathroom, overlooking the outside, with desk, with double bed. Below you can see several alternatives.
Uniplaces is creating a trusted brand for students everywhere. We believe in making finding accommodation better. We want students to have a great experience when they book a place, when they move in, and every day that they spend there. At the same time, we're always looking for trustworthy landlords who can help us deliver this great experience. We've moved the whole process of finding, choosing and booking online. It's our way of turning an old-fashioned market upside-down. It's our way of changing the world.
At Uniplaces we make the process of booking an apartment as easy as possible for both tenant and landlord.
That's why we have our own team of professional photographers that verify our properties and pick our landlords carefully in order to save time on viewings: we think it’s old-fashioned and time-consuming.
You can look at forty different apartments on our platform in the same amount of time that it takes to see a room.
The pictures you see here haven’t been photoshopped, so they’ll be really accurate.
If you’ve still got any doubts, we’ll keep the money that you transfer us until 24h after your move-in date.
If something’s not exactly what you saw online, we’ll help you move somewhere else and return your money.
We can only give you the contact details of your landlord after your booking is accepted. But we can guarantee that Uniplaces chooses the landlords it works with very carefully.
Besides, we’ve had students whose favourite part was living with a local!
Landlords and host families can be great city guides, help you out with translations and even become your friends.
As soon as your booking is accepted, you're given the landlord’s contact details. Then, you can discuss all details directly with them, such as when you’ll be moving-in.
Students move in and out at different times, so your flatmates might change during your stay.
It’s a great opportunity to make new friends!
We personally speak to students who we place in Uniplaces apartments and are sure we will find the right place for you as well!
At the bottom of the property page, you have a calendar where you can see the availability of that room/apartment, according to the landlord.
But if you’re still unsure about that we’re happy to help.
Tell us your move-in and move-out dates and we will double-check if the place is available for you!
There are two different types of deposits: the Holding and Security deposits.
By clicking on “Deposit” at the bottom of the offer page you will get more information about each type of deposit.
In general, the deposit is paid to cover for any potential damages that may occur during your period of stay or will be used as rent compensation in case you leave earlier than originally planned.
If no damages occur and you leave on the agreed move-out date, your deposit should be refunded by the landlord in a way you both agree on.