Barcelona Short Term Accommodation

This page details Barcelona short term accommodation, which includes medium term rentals. Short-term means holiday rentals. Medium term or temporary rentals are for any period from one month up to 11 months. If you’re relocating to Barcelona, it’s not a bad idea to rent a flat for the shorter term (two weeks to one month) when you first arrive and while you’re finding a property to rent for the longer term.

This is a good option particularly if you have a family, as it’s much more flexible and comfortable than staying in a hotel. It reduces the pressure to find long-term accommodation immediately and therefore removes a lot of the stress. When booking explain your situation and agencies will sometimes let you reserve a property for a certain period, but allow a minimum term which is shorter. If you find your ideal home quickly, this can be a great option. Temporary rentals are also a very good option for students, as renting for the long-term is difficult now without a work contract.

Holiday rentals usually cover a term from 1 day up to 30 days. Both holiday rental properties and temporary rentals come fully equipped and in many cases provide bed linen and have internet within the total cost.

If you want short term accommodation, also check out our Bed and Breakfast page. For luxury short term accommodation in Barcelona, check out Barcelona’s best 5-star hotels.

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BLAU Student Housing

BLAU Student Housing is Barcelona’s newest student accommodation with an onsite language school and opens on 1 July 2024. BLAU Student Housing is a luxury accommodation and the onsite academy allows even freelancers or remote workers to stay at the residence, as long as they enroll in language courses as well as a room. Stays in the summer months are available from 2-75 nights. During the academic year, BLAU Student Housing usually offers stays from September – June. Recognized as Barcelona’s university residence with the most common areas per resident, BLAU Student Housing holds a LEED certification for sustainability and is located in the vibrant 22@ area of Poblenou’s Barcelona beachfront district. With 250 studio apartments and 1800 sqm of common areas, residents can access a fully-equipped gym with Technogym technology, exterior gym with Barcelona views, rooftop swimming pool, cinema room, gaming facilities, and diverse dining options including a restaurant and cafeteria. In addition, for a limited time, there are opening specials available. Please contact BLAU Student Housing directly via email at [email protected] or whatsapp at +34 664 09 82 16 to ask about these offers.

Short term accommodation with Homelike


Heading to Barcelona for a short stay can be super exciting but finding the right place to live can also feel a bit tricky. That’s where Homelike comes in, making it easy for you to find cool places to stay, whether you’re in town for work, studying, or just to enjoy the city’s awesome vibe. Homelike has loads of options, from apartments with amazing views to cozy spots that make you feel right at home. It’s all about making sure you have a great time without any stress.

With Homelike, you don’t have to worry about the tough stuff. They’ve got everything sorted – places with all the things you need like the internet and even spots where you can bring your pets along. Whether you want to be right in the middle of all the action or in a quiet corner of Barcelona, there is a spot with your name on it. They make it super easy to find a place that’s just right, turning your Barcelona visit into an adventure you’ll always remember. So, why go for just any place when you can have the perfect spot to explore and enjoy this incredible city?

Barcelona Short Term Accommodation

Friendly Rentals

Friendly Rentals are short to medium-term property rental specialists with flats for rent in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville and other European cities. Their rental apartments cater for both holiday rentals and for longer term rentals up to a maximum of 11 months.

The flats and apartments are fully furnished and equipped with everything that you could need for your holiday or longer stay. Their Friendly Rentals logowebsite shows good photographs and a clear description of each flat, including its facilities and location. Book instantly online from their website. Whether you’re a single person travelling for work or a family on holiday, they have plenty of quality flats for rent in Barcelona – from small studios to larger apartments suitable for families or groups.

HomeAway holiday rentals


Formerly HomeAway, Vrbo is international, and their selection of Barcelona short term accommodation is very good. They have high standards and offer good quality accommodation with character. Their website is very easy to use and gives full details for each property. You deal direct with the owner and can ask questions prior to booking.

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Plum Guide

Plum Guide offer a select set of short term vacation apartments in various cities, including Barcelona. Their apartments are very stylish and spacious, and full of character. They reflect the traditional Barcelona apartment with mosaic floors and large windows. Their website is nicely designed and easy to use – it’s available in four languages and you can pay in various currencies.



Click&Flat are an agency that offer good quality apartments for rent in Barcelona. They are focused on short term and holiday rentals, even in the off-peak season. They have a section of reviews and ratings from previous guests.

ChicRoom holiday rental property


ChicRoom offer a wide variety of holiday apartments in Barcelona, as well as the Costa Brava, Costa Maresme and the Pyrenees. Prices range from the affordable to the more luxury. Some of their exclusive apartment rentals have a private sauna and personal assistant. They give special offers during the low season.

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Feel at Home

Feel at Home Barcelona offer good quality short term rentals in Plaça Espanya, Gràcia and Poblenou. Their apartments are of a high standard and fully equipped. A weekly cleaning service is provided for stays longer than 7 nights (more frequently on request). Their Plaça España flats are ideally located for conferences held at Fira de Barcelona.

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This company is ubiquitous now, but airbnb is very useful for short term rentals because you have the option of renting a private room in a shared house, or a whole house or flat. There are many illegal holiday rentals in Barcelona city, so be sure the accommodation advertised has a holiday rental licence. This licence is required for all rentals of less than one month in Barcelona.

How to Rent in Barcelona

How to Rent in Barcelona is my ebook explaining the rental process for long term rentals in Barcelona and Catalonia. By understanding the system, you’ll be much better equipped to find and rent the right property and avoid complications. It includes:

•  Questions to ask when viewing properties
•  What you will need to pay: fees, deposits…etc.
•  Your responsibilities when renting
•  The reservation process
•  An explanation of a standard rental contract

Buy How to Rent in Barcelona

Barcelona rental guide ebook