How to choose the best student accommodation in Barcelona

6 tips for choosing the best student accommodation in Barcelona that will turn your stay into a unique experience.

Barcelona is considered one of the best European cities to study. Furthermore, the city of Barcelona not only has great academic institutions, which benefit from great international prestige, but also houses many cultural and leisure activities. That makes it, without a doubt, a wonderful option for young foreign people who want to find the the best student accommodation in Barcelona.

For that reason, today at Xior Diagonal Besos we bring you a complete post so that you can correctly choose the best student accommodation which allows you to develop your academic activities with total confidence, great comfort and absolute security. Next, we give you 6 important tips that you should assess before starting your academic adventure in Barcelona. Take notes of our tips!


Tip 1: Location and price

The economic aspect is always one of the main concerns for the student during their academic life. Truth is that this factor influences directly on the decision when choosing a university residence. In addition, the residence must meet their expectations. When choosing the accommodation you must verify that it also has the essential laundry services, activities, restaurant, recreational rooms, internet and surveillance, among others.

In the same way, the location of the university student housing also becomes a key point when making a decision. Hence, it is important to assess how close it is to the campus where you have chosen to study. It must be pointed out that Barcelona is very well connected by public transport; either by bus, metro or tram service. In addition, you can also use the bicing service, Barcelona being one of the cities with most bike lanes in Europe. At Xior we are located in front of the sea in Barcelona, from where you can go to your study center with ease and enjoying the best atmosphere.

On the other hand, you must learn to differentiate between a low cost accommodation and an exclusive residence that offers you the convenience you really need. At Xior, we are much more than a university student housing and we want to be the best student accommodation for you in Barcelona. That’s why we offer you the ideal room that will make your stay here the best it can be. In order to do that, we have a wide variety of rooms, always clean and tidy, suitable both for your study moments as well as for your pleasant rest.

Tip 2: All inclusive service

Finding the university student residence you need is only up to you. We know that all students are different and, for this reason, you should always prioritize your comfort in every way. One of the aspects that is most valued when choosing a student accommodation is the catering service. Genuinely, the appropiate nutrition of young students is key to guarantee that their academic performance is always optimal.

Por ello, podrás elegir entre una residencia que cuente con el servicio integral de comida, ya sea de pensión completa o media pensión, o si eres de los que prefieren cocinarse así mismos, también podrás optar por una habitación que cuente con cocina privada o compartida. At Xior, we have a high-quality food service with which we want to facilitate your stay in Barcelona. You will only have worry about your academic responsibilities and fully enjoy the city.

Do not forget that it is extremely necessary that you can count on a university student housing that always offers you balanced and complete meals. Meals that respond to your nutritional expectations as a university student.

Tip 3: Holiday accommodation

If we already said that Barcelona is a perfect city to study, imagine if we focus on spending the best vacations living in it. Consequently, it is very common for young students to prefer university residences that also offer full availability during the holiday seasons.

In that sense, if you are already planning on staying longer than your academic calendar, you must remember that in Barcelona you will get many options to enjoy the city. That will make you as busy as the study season. We remind you that at Xior we are at your entire disposal so that you can enjoy your holidays in Barcelona to the fullest.

Tip 4: Total freedom

What students seek most in their youth is freedom. Este factor es relevante al momento de elegir una residencia universitaria, por lo que debes verificar que te ofrezca una recepción las 24 horas del día, proporcionándote además todas las facilidades en el acceso y salida, sin límites con el tiempo y con una completa seguridad. However, it is also important that you carefully read the rules stipulated by the university student residence.

Remember that showing respect, socialization and the correct coexistence are important aspects that will help your stay to be the best it can be, also contributing directly to achieve all your academic goals. It is essential that you choose a student residence that suits your lifestyle so your experience can be completely satisfying and enriching.


Tip 5: Socialization spaces

Preparing yourself academically is good. However, for your university experience to be the best it should be perfectly combined with an active and entertaining social life in Barcelona. Keep in mind that when you are in Barcelona you will meet many people your age, who, like you, will be willing to make new friends, have fun and enjoy the experience to the fullest.

This factor is a plus that you should look for in your student accomodation . Here you will create bonds every day by interacting with people from all over the world. At the same time, don’t forget that it is a great opportunity to get to know other cultures, undertake professional projects and even practice new languages. At Xior we encourage the socialization of our residents and try to make it always optimal. That’s the reason why we promote collective activities, both leisure and sports, so that young students enjoy their stay in Barcelona to the fullest in total harmony and in the best possible environment.

Tip 6: Sport activities

Mens sana in corpore sano is the best combination for young students. For this reason, it is very important that you choose a residence that allows you to partake in sports activities, either in the open air or in gyms that are part of its infrastructure. Exercising properly when you are a student will bring you great benefits, such as improving your physical response by increasing your resistance or increasing your breathing capacity, which will allow you to streamline your mind.

At Xior we support all kind of sports practice and we put at your disposal a large pool with a terrace, as well as a modern gym open 24 hours a day that will help you exercise every day without trouble. Likewise, we have an ideal location in the city. You will find many parks in the area in addition to the beach being very close to the residence.

We hope that this post has helped you to understand much better what are the important points that you should assess before deciding on a university student residence. En Xior queremos que tu estancia en la ciudad condal sea una experiencia para toda la vida y, por eso queremos convertirnos para ti en el mejor alojamiento de estudiantes en Barcelona. Si quieres estar al día con todas nuestras últimas novedades y promociones, te invitamos a seguirnos enInstagram.

We look forward to seeing you at our residence!