How to find accommodation in Barcelona ?
If you have chosen to come to Barcelona to do your internship, it is recommended that you share a flat. This is a fairly easy solution, which will cost you less and will allow you to meet new people. But you can also find studios if you prefer to be alone. IES Consulting is here to help and advise you in your search for accommodation in Barcelona.
Find an accommodation in Barcelona with Idealista
Idealista is a site that will allow you to find long-term accommodation. Indeed, you can find properties for rent, but also properties for sale, in almost all Spain and especially in Barcelona. It is often real estate agents or owners who put their ads online, often with several photos. Most of these people speak English, which makes it easier to talk to them if you don’t speak Spanish yet. If you go through an agency in Barcelona, you will have to pay an agency fee which usually amounts to one month’s rent or more. That’s why we recommend that you contact the landlord directly to avoid these fees. Remember that it is important to sign a rental agreement and to understand it well. Get help if you don’t understand the terms in Spanish. In addition, you will be asked to pay a deposit of up to two months’ rent.
Find an accommodation in Barcelona with Apartment Barcelona
Apartment Barcelona offers a wide range of apartments that specialize in long-term rentals. They are usually fully equipped and are located in the most beautiful areas of Barcelona, namely the Eixample, the Gothic Quarter and the Barceloneta. Again, it is important that a rental agreement is drawn up and understood in its entirety, before you sign it.
Find an accommodation in Barcelona with Fotocasa
Fotocasa is another site that also allows you to find types of properties for long-term rental. However, the site is only in Spanish and does not have another version, either in English or French for example. It is therefore necessary to understand a minimum of Spanish, or to get help.
Find an accommodation in Barcelona with Student Hotel
Student Hotel is a website that offers studios or rooms for rent to students. You can rent a room with a private bathroom in a student apartment and share the common areas such as the living room and kitchen.
Find an accommodation in Barcelona with Sh Barcelona
Sh Barcelona is a group of agencies that specializes in short and long term rentals. Their offers are diverse, ranging from simple studios to loft and penthouse apartments. You can rent “tourist” properties for a weekend or a week in Barcelona, but also monthly rentals from 32 days to 11 months, and long-term rentals from 6 months to 5 or 7 years. As mentioned above, if you rent through an agency you will have to pay for services, which are not negligible.