How to find accommodation in Spain
So, you’ve found your internship in Barcelona, you’ve sorted your NIE, you’ve got the Learning Agreement, now all that you need to do is find somewhere to live. Easy right? Except, after a quick google search you realise that there are thousands of different options and you don’t know which ones to trust and which ones to avoid.
Fear not, this article is here to help you to navigate the seemingly complicated process of finding accommodation in Barcelona.
The normal thing to do in Spain is to rent a room in a shared flat. But be careful, never make a payment for rental of an apartment from your country, in the Internet there are many scams.
We recommend that in the first few days of arriving in Barcelona you rent a room by using sites such as Airbnb, and once you are settled in the city you can decide where you want to live.
Here are some useful websites for finding shared apartments:
We recommend that you take care with this and make sure to try and visit the apartment that interests you before making any payment.
At IES Consulting we would recommend using trustful companies as Live Further (https://livefurther.com/). We know that they are a trustworthy company and will not take any money unless you are guaranteed a room in one of their shared flats. Students who have found their internship with IES Consulting are also entitled to discount on the service fee!
We know that trying to find somewhere to live in a new city can seem very daunting, however, we hope that this short guide on the best places to find accommodation will help you to enjoy your time in Spain as much as possible!