Student housing in Spain is basically given by the university in the form of student dormitories and student apartments. The cost of renting an apartment may differ depending on the location, the utilities they provide ad whether or not they are close to the city center.
There are various options when it comes to student housing in Spain, however, students are advised to start their selection and make their decisions as early as possible, carefully assessing all their available options.
Accommodation types for students in Spain;
Homestay: living in one room in a house owned by Spanish locals or a Spanish family. Breakfast and/or Dinner is usually included. This option is not only cheap but it also a brilliant way to learn the language, the culture, and the people.
Single room/ Studio apartments: Living with the comfort and privacy of a one-bedroom unit with a personal kitchen and bathroom. This option is more expensive compared to the others. They usually come with many modern facilities and utilities that are mostly included in the rent
Shared Apartment: Living with other students in a two-bedroom or three-bedroom apartment. This option is very common among students in Spain not only for its affordability but for the chance to interact with other students as well. Under this arrangement bills and rent are split among the occupants.
Typically rent costs between €200 to €500 every month in a shared apartment. Having a room in the home of a host family can cost somewhere between 250 to 450 euros for a month. Private one-bedroom apartments cost around €300 to €600 per month.
Student accommodations like dormitories or campus halls of residence are not every student’s choice of accommodation in Spain however they typically cost around €700 to €1000 for a semester.