Student housing in Bilbao

Bilbao in recent years has internationally become an urban reference. The refurbishment of La Ría has turned the city of Bilbao into one of the most cutting-edge cities for contemporary architecture lovers. A perfect city for those students who want to live in a city with the latest facilities, high reputed gastronomy and located into a unique natural environment

Where to rent student housint in Bilbao?

If you are a student and you are going to live in Bilbao you have to consider these neighbourhoods to live:

Casco Viejo

It is the old medieval town, located in the center of the city next to La Ría. An ideal area to find apartments and rooms for students. You can find the points of interests of the city in a few minutes walking. An area full of bars and an atmosphere to enjoy as a daily basis.


It is a residential district that includes green areas such as the Ribera de Botica Vieja park. Moreover, it is located next to the university campus, an ideal option to find rooms and apartments near the University of Deusto.

San Ignacio

It is a modern neighborhood where students can find all the facilities they need during their stay.

Campo Volantín

The Campo de Volantín promenade is located next to La Ría. The walk that starts at the town hall covers the riverbank to the Plaza de La Salve. A walk with the best views of the city, from it you will see the most iconic buildings such as the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.

Leiola or Lejona

If you study at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) on the Leiola campus and you are searching for accommodation near the University you can find cheaper flats than in Bilbao. If you live in Bilbao city it will be easier to meet new friends since most students stay there. However, you will save 15km from the University every day, being able to live near the beach.

If you are thinking of going on Erasmus, we also recommend you look for roommates in Bilbao, it will allow you to share expenses, but above all, you will meet new people and practice languages as a ​​daily basis. Remember that rooms for rent in Bilbao are a great option.

University residence in Bilbao

You can also find university residences in Bilbao, they are the ideal accommodation for students who are looking for an easy living. These students are usually first-year students who do not know the city, but the following year they try to move and share a room in Bilbao. Before choosing a residence you have to take into account that many of them are religious centers and are not always mixed.

  • University Residence Bilbao Campus
  • Maria Immaculate Residence
  • Casa Nuestra Señora del Rosario
  • University Residence Blas de Otero
  • Colegio Mayor Deusto
  • Bidealde University Club
  • Santísima Trinidad University Residence
  • Colegio Mayor Miguel de Unamuno

Living in a residence during your Erasmus is a good alternative to renting a room if you prefer not to complicate your stay. Some of the university residences in Bilbao include cleaning and food services. However, many of the residences have strict rules, if you are one of those who prefer to have freedom and be more independent, we recommend you to rent an Erasmus accommodation or apartment. Living with other international students like you during your stay in Bilbao, will help you meet new people in Bilbao and improve your level of English or Spanish practicing it every day.

Apartments close to the university in Bilbao

In Bilbao, you will find the University of Deusto and the University of the Basque Country (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea). In Erasmus Play you can customize the search to find the most suitable accommodation for both universities. Type the name of your faculty or university in our search engine and you will discover the most comfortable way to find flats and rooms near the University.

The University of Deusto is located in the same city of Bilbao, in the Deusto neighborhood, while the campus of the University of the Basque Country is located in the municipality of Leioa (Lejona).

Frequently asked questions about Bilbao

How much does an apartment for students in Bilbao cost?
In Bilbao, the average price of a complete apartment is 962€, but this will depend on factors such as the location and characteristics of the property (dryer, balcony, air conditioning, heating, etc.). If you are looking for a cheap room in Bilbao the average price drops to 410€.
How to find cheap apartments in Bilbao?
Thanks to the search engine developed in Erasmus Play you will be able to compare flats, apartments and rooms for students in Bilbao. In addition, you can make a secure online reservation on the website of our trusted partners.
How much does a university residence cost in Bilbao?
In Bilbao there are different student residences. As we have mentioned above, there are regulated university residences, but you can also find accommodation in other residences. The prices for university residences depend totally on the services included in the contract.
Are you going to Erasmus to Bilbao?
Bilbao is a perfect city for international students. A city that combines its university life, there are two important universities in the city, with a natural environment in which you can surf or discover spectacular landscapes. Here you can find a wide range of accommodation for students and young professionals that adapt to your needs.
When should I start looking for accommodation in Bilbao?
Our recommendation is that you always search before choosing the destination of your mobility, so you can get an idea of ​​what life costs in each city. If you already know that your destination is Bilbao, the sooner you look for the better, since the best accommodation, apartments and rooms for students are the first to be sold out. Do not waste time! and find your ideal accommodation as soon as possible.
Sharing an apartment with other students in Bilbao?
One of the best options is to share a flat with other students or young professionals. This will help you share expenses and so you can locate yourself in the best neighborhoods and apartments in Bilbao.
How to find an apartment near the University in Bilbao?
Erasmus Play makes it easy for you, thanks to the development of personalized maps for the University of Bilbao, you will be able to search for your new home knowing at all times how far it is from your faculty. This will save you a lot of time comparing on different websites.


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