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Long-term & Short-term Accommodation in Barcelona
Finding a place to live in Barcelona in not easy, so this list of contacts, rental agencies and real estate agents will help.
Classified Accommodation Listings
Check out the right-hand column for the most popular online classified listing for Barcelona rental properties. Loquo.com is definitely the best one for finding flats, particularly if you're looking for shared accommodation or rooms for rent.
There is a separate page for bed and breakfast in Barcelona.
If it's short-term accommodation that you're looking for, there are a few agents below who also do both short and long term rentals, otherwise go to our short-term Flats for Rent page.
Cocoon Barcelona Apartments
Looking for holiday rentals in Barcelona? Cocoon Barcelona offers an excellent alternative to hotels with self catering Apartments in Barcelona.
Space, comfort (fully equipped kitchen, bed sheets & towels provided, cleaning service, internet Wi-Fi, …) and the feeling of being at home are the benefits of this rental concept!
Prices? Basic apartments from 21€ /person/night (cheaper than a youth hostel) and luxury apartments from 50€ /person/night.
- Office in Barcelona historical centre
- On-site assistance
- Free luggage storage at our office
- Multilingual team
- Many reviews from previous guests
Online booking from 21€ pppn:
Tel: +34 93 500 50 58
ChicRoomBarcelona offers a superb choice of fine accommodation, with an emphasis on style and comfort. Whether you're looking for long term rentals, medium rentals, short term rentals or properties for sale, the ChicRoomBarcelona team will be happy to help you find the perfect accommodation. Our philosophy is not to have the most apartments in Barcelona, but the best value apartments and we are proud to offer our services since 2005.
Visit our website, which can be viewed in five different languages, to find luxury apartments to suit all needs and budgets. We have a centrally located office in Barcelona with an international team of relocation and accommodation experts who love helping make your stay and finding your new home in Barcelona the best experience possible.
Rent4Days offer a huge range of Barcelona flats and apartments, and they have flats to rent by the month up to 10 month rentals – so they cover the short to medium term with minimum rental of four days. Their flats are ideal for leisure and business use. Their rates also vary from the very affordable one bedroom flats starting at the 40 euros a night range, to the more expensive luxury city centre apartments.
Their website gives full details on each flat including plenty of photos, a good description, map location, and set of symbols indicating the flat's facilities such as whether it has ADSL or a lift, etc. You can check availability online and book via the website. All the flats are centrally located in Barcelona, fully equipped and nicely decorated.
Rebecca is the agent for one owner who renovates and rents flats, they have
buildings in Sant Pere, Barceloneta, El Raval and Grácia areas
of Barcelona. Rebecca is English and also speaks Spanish. I have
met her several times, have viewed some of the properties, and can recommend
her as someone to contact.
These flats are a good deal because the price, usually in the region
of €700 - €1200, includes all bills (except the phone) and ADSL; the flats are fully furnished and equipped so are ready to live in. The minimum rental term used to be six months, but now flats are available for monthly rentals as well, with a slightly increased price on the long-term monthly rate in proportion to the overall rental term.
Rebecca doesn't have a website so send her an email or give her a call to see what she has currently available.
Mobile: +34 639 283 443
This is a website which lists properties for sale and rent for the long-term from many property agents and owners. It has listings throughout Spain but the Barcelona listing is very comprehensive.
You can search within each barrio in Barcelona for rental properties by size, price, number of rooms, etc and each property listing usually includes several photos and sometimes even a video. You will most probably need to speak Spanish when dealing with the agents. I've used this website to search and view properties.
How to Rent in Barcelona
How to Rent in Barcelona is my own PDF guide to finding and renting property in Barcelona. It covers all areas of renting including:
- List of English-speaking real estate agents
- Fees and expenses you will need to cover
- Standard terms and conditions
- How to reserve your property
- Understanding your contract
Find out more ...
David Oter Lopez runs a small rental agency – Fincas Oter – in Sant Gervasi, close to the Putxet ferrocarril stop. He rents flats in a few buildings in this area and I currently rent my flat through this agency. Sant Gervasi is not central Barcelona, but using the Ferrocarril it takes 10 minutes to reach Plaza Catalunya, and it's a quiet residential area.
Only Spanish spoken. He doesn't have a website, but advertises his flats on the Cole Administradors website (see below), so it's probably best to give him a call and see what he has available.
Tel: +34 93 418 8774
fotocasa is another very good website for finding long-term accommodation, short-term accommodation and even rooms to share, as well as properties for sale. However, the site is in Spanish and you will need to be able to speak at least some Spanish in order to talk to the owners and agents that post properties here.
Each property is posted individually by owners and agents, and many estate agents use this site (and idealista.com) to promote all of their properties rather than having their own website updated. Detailed information is given on each flat for rent, including photographs.
You can set a wide range of search criteria such as price, location, number of rooms, size, etc.
Enalquiler is another portal listing property for rent Spain, and they have a comprehensive coverage of Barcelona. You can search by a number of criteria, and save your favourite results. The site is in Spanish.
A nice feature they have on their site is the 'Community', which is similar to a forum where you can ask questions about rental issues, such as "Who has to fix the door lock?" etc. There are a team of 'experts' to answer your questions including professional agents and owners.
If you can speak Spanish
this website is an excellent resource for finding apartments for
rent in Barcelona. You can search for flats (as well as shops,
offices and parking etc.) in Barcelona as well as other locations
The site gives an extensive search facility, you can search by rental
price, barrio, size of apartment, etc; you can include variants such
as central heating or atico apartment. This site is used by many small independent agencies (Fincas) to advertise their flats for rent, many of which you won't find anywhere else.
Flats advertised here are aimed at the Spanish nationals rather than tourists, so prices tend to be more reasonable (if that's possible in Barcelona). I found my current flat in Sant Gervasi using this site. The only problem with the Colea Administradors website is that many of the adverts don't show photographs, but I would say it's still worth checking out.
I rented a flat for one month from Loco Locations when I first arrived
in Barcelona so I can recommend this company. They have staff who
speak good English and they have a choice of short-term or long-term
rentals in most parts of the city.
All my arrangements went very smoothly and I was very pleased with
the flat – having booked it over the internet without viewing
it first. I paid one price and all bills were included.
Most companies charge a fee equivalent to one month's rent. Loco
Locations' fee depends on the length of stay so will work out cheaper for rentals less than one year:
Up to 6 months: 10% of total rental
6 months+: Proportional to one month’s rent (6 months = 50%
of a month’s rent)
1 year+: 1 month’s rent
(IVA is applicable to all fees).
tel: +34 93 540 25 98
Room in Shared Atico Flat – Long-term or Short-term
Single room available to rent in a very nice 'sobre atico' flat in Sant Gervasi (close to Muntaner Ferrocarril). The flat is a large flat of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The available room has direct access to a large terrace which is shared by one of the other rooms.
Very sunny apartment, with central heating, large kitchen and in a very nice part of Barcelona. Bed linen is included, and rental price includes cleaning of the room and changing of bed linen.
Available for both long term rental and short term rentals.
Price: €490 per month
Contact Edwige on +34 620 535 437 or +34 93 200 3435
Barcelona Drassanes Apartment
is an interesting concept. It's a very nice apartment in Drassanes
(Barcelona's old town, which is very close to the bottom of La Rambla).
Each room is let individually and the five rooms all share the fully-equipped
kitchen and living area.
Each bedroom has it's own en-suite bathroom, and comes with sheets
and towels. The apartment has been renovated to a high standard and
the rooms are usually let on a short-term basis from a few days up
to six months.
All of the rooms have an internet connection and a desk. It's possible
to use this place for a short term, or whilst you're searching for
a more permanent place to live.
I looked at a double room to rent on a monthly basis at 550 euros
per month (prices may have changed since).
Tips on finding the right accommodation
- I recommend at least one trip to Barcelona (if you don’t
already know it well) to find the areas that you like. Even if
you’ve visited Barcelona before, chances are you know all
the tourist destinations but have no idea on a good residential
- The standard charge that all agents make is usually one month’s
rent. Then it's normal to pay two month's rent as a deposit and
one month's rent in advance. So, whatever your rent is, multiplied
- On one of your reconnaissance visits to the city, meet some
agents so that you can develop a relationship and know who
you are dealing with when you later have to look at websites
or make phone calls. Better still arrange to visit some properties.
- Open a bank account in Spain before you move. It’s
much easier to be able to transfer money across to Spain before
you arrive rather than having to wait for it to clear. It’s
fairly easy to open an account all you
need is your passport for a non-resident's account.
- If time is a problem and you can't get to Barcelona easily to search for accommodation, why not use a Barcelona flat finding service. By the time you've paid airfare and hotels when looking for flats it can actually work out cheaper to pay someone to search and organise viewings for you.