The universities of Barcelona have an agreement with Resa Housing, an accommodation service for students, researchers, and university professors that need a place to stay for academic purposes.
Students can contact Resa Housing via Internet, e-mail or fax in order to determine the most suitable type of accommodation available (shared flat, rented apartment or university halls of residence), well in advance of their moving to Barcelona.
The staff at Resa Housing will inform you about the cost of each option. If you decide to use their services, they will ensure that you can go straight to your chosen place of residence when you arrive in Barcelona.
Another possibility is that you book some days in a hotel or hostel for the first days after your arrival (you can ask RESA HOUSING if they can help you in that) and, once in Barcelona, go to RESA to visit the available flats or rooms and, if you find some convenient place, rent it for a longer period.
Address: C/ Torrent de l'Olla, 219, 08012 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 238 90 72
Fax: +34 93 228 92 59
-July and August: from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-Rest of the year: from Monday to Thursday, from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 3.30p.m. to 5.30 p.m. And Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In case you prefer to contact the owner of the flat/appartment directly, we can recommend you two housing platforms:
- UNIPLACES (www.uniplaces.com) They act as intermediaries between the owners and the persons that are looking for accommodation. They have a wide range of possibilities of housing in Barcelona (as in others cities in Europe).
- HOUSINGANYWHERE (www.housinganywhere.com) They also bring persons that want to find and accommodation in contact with the persons that have rooms to be rented in Barcelona (as in many other European cities).
UPC also wants to warn you about an increasing number of alleged housing agencies that require PREVIOUS payment to present you with a list of available apartments.