Barcelona offers multiple options for student accommodation, depending on your needs :

  1. Housing service
  2. Student residence halls
  3. Other resources

1.- Housing Service

Since 1997, UPF, together with the rest of the universities in the Province of Barcelona, the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), has been collaborating with the Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU) , an organism offering services relating to extracurricular university life for the community of foreign students studying in Barcelona. Through the BCU, Resa Housing  offers complete housing services for international students and researchers.

This housing service allows you to search its database and make reservations online for free, can assist you in different languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French and Italian) and rounds off its services with free legal advice on rental contracts. It also provides short-term rental contract service. In addition, its honoraria are much lower than average (maximum 200 euros).

Resa HousingResa Housing
Torrent de l'Olla, 219.
08012 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 238 90 72


2.- Student Resident Halls

This is a good option because in addition to housing, they also offer a series of services allowing students to focus on academics and university life.

UPF Residence Halls

The university has two student residence halls close to the Ciutadella and Mar Campuses. Students staying the entire academic year have preference. If you are staying less than 9 months, we recommend you look into other options.

Residència de la Ciutadella Residpencia del Mar
La Ciutadella Residence Hall
Passeig Pujades, 33-37
08018 Barcelona
Tel: (+34) 93 394 32 00
Residència Campus del Mar Residence Hall
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona 
Tel: (+34) 93 390 40 00

UPF also has agreements with other residence halls that offer students advantages. Among these you will find large residence halls with different types of housing, as well as smaller residence halls where you will feel like family: :

Residence halls with different types housing

Residencia Onix
Resa diagonal Resa Felip Monlau Melon Distric Marina
Onix Residence
Sardenya, 101-137
08013 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 266 61 00

Resa Diagonal
Capità Arenas, 52-26
08034 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 900 649 169
Resa Pere Felip Monlau
Sant Oleguer, 20-22
08001 Barcelona
Tel: (+34) 933 943 100
Melon District Marina
Sancho de Ávila, 22
08018 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 217 88 12
Melon District Poble Sec  Residencia Àgora 
Melon District Poblesec
Av. Paral·lel, 101
08004 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 217 88 12
Àgora Residence
Passeig dels Castanyers, 21
08035 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 166 90 00 

Residències amb ambient familiar

Residencias Sanmarius Residencia Reina de la Pau Residencia Herzegovina Residencias Barcelona
Sanmarius Residences
Tel. (+34) 607 927 937
Tel. (+34) 637 417 932
Feminine Residence
Reina de la Pau

Bellafila, 4
08002 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 315 15 08

Feminine Residence Herzegovina
Herzegovina, 27 08006 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 414 63 25
Residències Mestral
Gran Via de les Corts
Catalanes, 701
08013 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 935157888 /
Barcelona Resident Sarrià Student Hall  
barcelona resident
Tantarantana, 15
08013 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 932687879
Sarrià Residence Hall
Esports, 1-7.
08017 Barcelona
Tel. 93 206 55 40

3.- Other Resources is a free student-to-student housing platform that lets you rent  accommodation from students who are in an exchange programme abroad. Besides, it allows you to offer your room to foreign students in your home city. In order to log in, incoming students must enter their UPF e-mail address.


Social Programme

Pompeu Fabra University is involved in an alternative housing programmes: 

  • Programa Vive y Convive [Living Together]. This initiative promotes coexistence with elderly people living alone. Students involved in this programme benefit from free accommodation and other services. 


Online Search Engine

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