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Student Accommodations in Barcelona

Expanish | Housing
Booking student accommodation in Barcelona can be done directly through Expanish. We offer authentic opportunities to live in either a shared apartment with students or in a homestay to live the Spanish lifestyle. Our accommodation is located in the best neighborhoods of Barcelona, within 25 minutes of the school for an easy commute. The rooms are equipped with everything that you will need. Bed linen is provided, but students should bring their own towels. Accommodation is shared with other students from the school or university students, and sometimes with Spanish people

Accommodation Options Comparison

Option
Description
Room Type
Travel Time
to School
Meals Plan
Price per Night
In this option you will be able to prepare your own meals but will have the added benefit of a local host.
Single or Twin
15-20 minutes walking distance
Not Included
Starting at
€ 30
Live with a local Spanish family and share daily meals (Breakfast or Breakfast and dinner) for a full immersion experience.
Single or Twin
15-20 Minutes
Breakfast or Breakfast + dinner
Starting at
€ 31

Accommodation Locations

All of our homestays are located in the best neighborhoods of the city and always within 25 minutes of the Expanish school, but many of them are much closer than 25 minutes as that is the maximum commute.

Barcelona is a very large city, so it is common for students to take public transportation (subway or bus) to get to the school each day, just like the locals do.

Shared Apartment

In the shared apartments the single rooms can have a single or double bed (standard single rooms or big single rooms) and can also have private facilities (limited availability). This is a great, affordable option for those who want to see Spanish culture but need a more independent option, as this accommodation does not include meals. The room has adequate furniture to allow the student to study. If not, students can use an alternative space, such as the living room.

Quick Facts
  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Arrival day: Sunday before the start of the course
  • Departure day: Saturday after the end of the course
  • Extra nights available upon request
  • Check-out time: before 12:00 pm
  • Average distance from the school: 15-20 minutes walking distance
  • Maximum distance from the school: 25 minutes
  • Location: Eixample, Sagrada Familia, Gracia, Ciutat Vella.
  • Room contents: a bed, a closet, a desk and a chair, a lamp, sometimes a bedside table.
  • Bathroom usage: shared. [We also offer rooms with private bathroom which can be either inside or outside the bedroom].
  • Cleaning frequency: before the student’s arrival and once a week for common areas.
  • Wi-Fi: yes
What’s Included
  • Shared bathroom
  • Towels and sheets
  • WiFi
  • Living room
Price per Week:
Single Room
€ 195
(Extra Night: € 35)
Double Room
€ 155
(Extra Night: € 30)

Homestay

In the host families single rooms have usually a single bed. Students will have their own set of keys and will be able to enjoy a home-style experience without losing their independence.
The family will change the bed linen and towels and will clean the room once a week, plus
the family will prepare breakfast or breakfast and dinner. It is a great opportunity to experience the culture and rapidly progress in Spanish.

Quick Facts
  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Arrival day: Sunday before the start of the course
  • Departure day: Saturday after the end of the course
  • Extra nights available upon request
  • Check-out time: before 12:00 pm
  • Average distance from the school: 15-20 minutes walking distance
  • Maximum distance from the school: 25 minutes
  • Location: Eixample, Sagrada Familia, Gracia, Ciutat Vella.
  • Room contents: a bed, a closet, a desk and a chair, a lamp, sometimes a bedside table.
  • Bathroom usage: shared. [We also offer rooms with private bathroom which can be either inside or outside the bedroom].
  • Cleaning frequency: before the student’s arrival and once a week for common areas.
  • Wi-Fi: yes
What’s Included
  • Shared bathroom
  • Halfboard (breakfast and dinner)
  • Towels and sheets
  • WiFi
  • Weekly cleaning of bedroom
  • Living room
Price per Week:
Single Room
€ 235
(Extra Night: € 40)
Double Room
€ 195
(Extra Night: € 31)

Student Accommodation FAQ

  • Do I meet the host family before I move in?
    You will meet your family the day that you arrive in Barcelona and move into your housing. All of our host families have been checked and approved by an Expanish staff member, and most of them have been working with us for a long time, meaning they have hosted lots of students.
  • Is it just one student per homestay?
    We have many homestays that we work with, and some families host only one student while other families host many students at once. If you have a preference one way or the other, feel free to note this when you register for a program and we will do our best to accommodate your special request within our network of host families.
  • Do all homestays have WiFi?
    Depending on the destination there might be Internet available in the accommodation, but we cannot guarantee this in advance. If you require Internet, please write it down in the field “accommodation notes” and we will do our best to try to arrange it.
  • Where are the homestays located?
    All of our homestays are located in the best neighborhoods of the city and always within 15-25 minutes on foot or by public transport of the Expanish Partner School. Some example location neighborhoods are Eixample, Sagrada Familia, Gracia, and Ciutat Vella.
  • Can I live walking distance to the school?
    Shared Apartment options in Barcelona are within 25 minutes walking distance to the school. For homestays, the maximum distance from the school is 25 minutes by public transport.
  • When is the accommodation reserved?
    The accommodation is always reserved with arrival on the Sunday before your course start date and departure on the Saturday after your course end date.
  • Are bills included?
    The accommodation price includes all bills like water, gas, electricity. No extra fees will be charged.
  • Can I use the kitchen? The washing machine?
    The Shared Apartment option includes use of the kitchen and washing machines to do laundry. The Homestay option does not include use of a kitchen or washing machine, as the host will take care of meals and laundry.