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
Melon Distric Marina
Melon District Poble Sec Residencia Àgora
Onix Residence
Sardenya, 101-137
08013 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 266 61 00

Melon District Marina
Sancho de Ávila, 22
08018 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 217 88 12
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

Residencia Erasmus Gràcia Residencias Sanmarius Residencia Reina de la Pau Residencia Herzegovina
Erasmus Gràcia Residence
Torrent de l'Olla 212-214
08012 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 415 12 03
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
Residencias Barcelona Barcelona Resident
Residències Mestral
Gran Via de les Corts
Catalanes, 701
08013 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 935157888 /
barcelona resident
Tantarantana, 15
08013 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 932687879

Residence Halla located outside Barcelona

Alojamiento Pius Font i Quer
Pius Font i Quer Housing
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 13
08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona)
Tel. (+34) 93 501 15 00

3.- Other Resources

Social Programme

UPF participates in an alternative housing programme, the intergenerational Viure i Conviure programme (Two Generations Living Together). This initiative allows students to live with elderly people who otherwise live alone. Participating students can enjoy shared housing at more affordable prices.

Online Search Engine

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