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Looking for a place to stay in Barcelona

7 December, 2022 by
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Have you decided to move to Barcelona and you are looking for accommodation? Then this blog is exactly what you were looking for!

Are you going to work in Barcelona? That sounds phenomenal! Now all you have to do is find accommodation. This is exactly why we wrote this blog for you. To make your research as easy as possible, we have written a plan for you that you can follow step by step.


Step 1: What am I looking for?

Working in Barcelona is a fantastic experience and a great opportunity to grow. When you go through all the rental websites, it's useful to know exactly what you're looking for. The choice is huge! Do you prefer to live in a shared flat near the beach? Or would you rather have your own apartment in the heart of Barcelona? These are some of the questions you should ask yourself before you decide to ​​live and work in Barcelona. Once you have a rough idea of ​​what you would like, you can move on to the next step.

Step 2: A Nice Neighbourhood

Barcelona is a very big city and it has a wide choice of neighbourhoods. It is important that you look them up to find out which one fits the most to your personality and your needs. 


Assuming you are going to work in Barcelona, ​​would you like to live in the same neighbourhood where your company is located? Does this neighbourhood actually suit you? You might find certain areas that are more interesting than the one close to your job, so our tip is to check which one you like the district you like the most, and where you think you will spend most of your time. Read our blog about our favourite hotspots in Barcelona and maybe you already find inspiration on where to find your accommodation! 


Most people who start working in Barcelona look for an apartment in the old city center. Many people who come to Barcelona to work live in the neighbourhoods of Eixample and Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. Eixample is known for its good location and beautiful apartments. Sarrià-Sant Gervasi differs from L'Eixample in that it offers a little more luxury. Are you looking for a neighbourhood that is less touristy but not as expensive? Then you will feel good after your working days in the following neighbourhoods: La Vila de Gràcia, El Poble-Sec, El Poblenou of Sant Antoni. 

Step 3: Where can I find apartments?

Many people are looking for apartments once they start working in Barcelona. But because Barcelona is such a big city with a huge number of apartment providers, we suggest you to check online before you actually move. These establishments play an important role for people who want to live and work in Barcelona.

To help guide you through the many websites that are online we have created the following list of trusted websites for you:


Rooms & Apartments


Step 4: You found something!

After long hours of research you finally have found something you are interested in. That is perfect! However, do not get too excited and sign anything yet. At least not if you haven't seen the house yet. 


Tip: Make an appointment with a potential landlord before you start working in Barcelona. Book a hotel or hostel and see all the potential apartments in person. Once you've found what you're looking for, you can finally start working in Spain!

👉 Now your adventure in Spain can begin. We hope you enjoy living and working in Spain! 🇪🇸 If you have not found anything in Barcelona yet, then check out our vacancies

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