What about flat-hunting? How is it going? As many of you already know, this is our field. Therefore, we have listed some tips for all our readers that are still looking for a room in Barcelona.
Flat hunting is annoying, especially if you are not familiar with your destination. However, there are some rules you can follow and that will ease your life. Your home away from home is closer than you thought.
Some weeks before your departure, there are at least few questions that need an answer. Which kind of housing solution should you look for? Where should you live during your stay? Who should you trust? What kind of services are you looking for? We are here to help you to solve these things before your arrival in Barcelona; we are aware of the difficulties and we are here to give you our best suggestions.
What do you need to get the most of your stay abroad? Mmm… Let us think a bit about it… Of course, the first thing you need is a nice cosy room in a good location, close to the services you may need. Wait, wait, wait! There are so many thing you have to take care of. Let’s proceed with an order ahahah. Here our ultimate list with all the tips you need in order to look for the room of your dreams.
- Ask for help
There is nothing wrong in asking for help. In order to avoid frauds or unpleasant surprises, trust the housing providers. They are intermediaries between you and the landlords and will take care of your interests. helpBarcelona is one of these providers. We take care of our clients by offering housing solutions and several services that ease their lives. We provide a valuable assistance before, during and after your stay.
- Choose carefully your location
We will never get tired of suggesting this to our readers: the location of your room is of paramount importance. A good neighbourhood is the detail that will make your flat your new home away from home. By living in a central area, with good services and connections, you will be able to enjoy your stay without worries.
- Check services and connections
You will need food and you will need a transport to reach your university or workplace. As this is the only certainty, better to arrive in Barcelona prepared! Check the banks, the grocery shops and any other service you may need: the closer, the better. Public transports? You need always a bus stop or a metro station within reach. You do not want to be always late! (We always hope that our readers are beautifully on time ahahah).
- Look for a shared flat
If you are undecided, whether you prefer to live in a student residence, in a flat or in a shared flat, follow our tip. Shared flats are the perfect solution to get the most out of your stay abroad. There are several very good reasons to choose this housing solution instead of a student residence or a flat on your own. Here some of them:
- You can share the expenses and the rent: you can save money for trips and interesting activities.
- By interacting every day with international people, you will improve your language skills, both Catalan and English.
- You never get bored! You can plan many activities with your flat mates. Believe us, they will be your best friends.
- You will experience new cultures and grow. As they will come from all over the world, they will have different habits. You have to embrace them and, why not, learn new things.
- Read the contract
This tip should have been the first one, actually! When you are going to rent a room, always read carefully the contract. You must be aware of the terms and conditions, the costs and any other important clause. This is important not to have problems during and after your stay!
Well, it seems we run out of tips for our beloved readers! It is not true, but we have chosen only the most important ones. Follow our five tips and your stay in Barcelona will be a success. Kidding apart, these suggestions should guide you through the difficult room search and should ease your life. It is our job, isn’t it?
For any further information or suggestions, we are always here to assist you and help you. Our main goal? Make your stay in Barcelona as simple as possible. Do not hesitate to contact us, ask for information, check our blog (there are so many informative articles!)…
Here we are, it is time to say goodbye (at least for one week). See you soon with another interesting article about… It is a surprise! Stay tuned!