Getting an accommodation in Spain for your internship, your holidays or for a longer stay is a real struggle as a foreigner. There are as many cities as many ways to find are not to find an accomodation. We give you the keys in this article to find yours.
THE STATE OF THE REAL ESTATE IN SPAIN FOR STUDENT ACCOMODATION
First of all, know that the price of the rents in big cities tend to high as they soared during the last five years. So, the rent of an apartment furnished with a room starts at a beggining price of around 700€ in Barcelona or in Madrid. Consider minimum 400€ for a room in the citiy centre of big cities. Outside these large cities, the prices of rents in Spain remain very affordable and much lower than in France. Keep in mind that Stud&Globe has a service to find your student accomodation according to your criteria.
WHY STUDENT HOUSINGS ARE SO PRICEY IN LARGE CITIES?
Because of the tourism and its international business attractiveness, the average population some of the big cities in spain has grown faster than the number of its accommodation. Many international firms open a branch in spain and a noticeable number of small business leave their country to go Spain where they find fiscal interests. Thanks to the growing number of tourist, the real estate development is also made of hotels and touristic attractions. Considering all of this and the fact that the country can't immeditely meet the need for accomodations, prices rise and long term accommodations are sometimes difficult to find. The AirBnb factor has also fueled this trend. As an easy self-money-making business, people started to buy apartments or turn their apartment into touristic accommodations. Thus, the supply of accommodations for locals or mid or long stay period decreased.
SHOULD YOU CONSIDER SEARCHING A STUDENT ACCOMODATION OUTSIDE LARGE CITIES ?
Living in the suburbs of a great city is one way of finding more accommodations at a lower price. Unfortunately, people have already started to live outside big cities for these reason. It means that the opportunity is now less attractive than 2 or 3 years before. The accommodations price and supply are have rised also but this option remain interesting. One example in Barcelona : Badalona is the best option in the suburbs of Barcelona. This small city offers a similar lifestyle as Barcelona with a good transportation to reach Barcelona. It’s calmer but it still has many shops and activities. You’ll be glad to find a place on a clean and large beach, contrary to Barcelona. This is a real alternative to consider if you plan to spend holidays or work in Barcelona. You can find look alike suburds in your destination all over Spain, then consider living outside a big city.