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Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Bilbao

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Bilbao

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This city in the Basque Country is located in the north of Spain, near San Sebastián. It is a city with a lot of atmosphere for students with several areas of interest, such as the old town, the centre and the estuary. In Bilbao it is very easy to get from one place to another, since public transport works very well and is very frequent.

It is true that at first the weather can turn back, since it usually rains a lot and it is cold, but surely you will get used to it quickly and you can fully enjoy the city. In Bilbao, you will also be able to taste the exquisite Basque gastronomy and marvel at the surrounding landscapes.

Are you looking for student accommodation in Bilbao? In this article we will tell you about the different options that the city offers, such as apartments, rooms or residences. If you decide on an accommodation that is not located in the centre, we recommend that you make sure that it is relatively close to a metro stop, so the connection will be easier.

Student apartments for rent in Bilbao

Surely you are wondering, how much does a student rental apartment cost in Bilbao? This depends on different factors, such as the characteristics of each one and its location. All are usually fully furnished and have the basic appliances, such as a washing machine, refrigerator, microwave and oven. With our Erasmus Play comparator, you will be able to filter by the most important characteristics for you.

For example, the price of a studio apartment is around € 950 per month and you will also find apartments with two or three bedrooms for approximately € 1000 per month.

Student room for rent in Bilbao

Finding a room in a shared apartment in Bilbao is one of the most chosen options by international students. If you choose this alternative, you have to pay attention to both the characteristics of your room and the entire flat.

A private room has a price that goes from € 290 and up, in a neighbourhood away from the centre, and one in a more central location goes from € 325 per month. The average is € 430 per month. The most expensive rooms are usually those that include a private bathroom or more than one shared bathroom per floor.

Student accommodation in Bilbao

Basque city is relatively small and everywhere is easily accessible, so it is not difficult to find accommodation in a good location. However, below we will tell you which are the areas most chosen by students to live, both for its environment and its proximity to universities:

Apartments for rent in the old town of Bilbao

This neighbourhood has a lot of charm, counting with places of interest such as Plaza Nueva and Parque Etxebarria. In the historic centre of Bilbao, a two-bedroom apartment has a monthly cost that goes from € 990 onwards and a three-bedroom apartment costs, on average, € 1500.

Room in shared apartment in Uribarri

The Uribarri district includes neighbourhoods such as the one with the same name, Makito and Castaños. It is located north of the old town of Bilbao, on the same side of the city's Estuary. Here, a private room in a shared flat has an average price of € 370 per month, the minimum generally being € 325.

Rooms for rent in Abando

This neighbourhood consists of the modern centre of Bilbao and is located opposite the old town, crossing the Estuary. In Abando you will find the main train station and several museums, such as the famous Guggenheim. The price of a private room in this area goes from € 400 per month onwards, with an average of € 425.

Erasmus accommodation near the universities of Bilbao

The following are the two higher-level institutions most chosen by national and international students who move to Bilbao:

University of Deusto

Its campus is located in the Deusto neighbourhood, so that area and Uribarri would be perfect to find accommodation near the University of Deusto. Besides, both from Abando and the old part of the city there is a good connection by public transport.

University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

This university has some faculties located in the city of Bilbao, such as Economics and Business and Engineering. The first faculty building is located in the Deusto neighbourhood, so that area and Zorrozgoiti would be good neighbourhoods to find accommodation. On the other hand, the Bilbao School of Engineering is located in Basurtu, a neighbourhood adjacent to Abando, so the latter would also be convenient for students.

University residence in Bilbao

About student residences in Bilbao, you will find some that have common areas such as a gym, laundry, study rooms and leisure rooms, for example. Likewise, each of the rooms or private apartments has different details, which should be paid attention to before renting.

A shared room within a residence has a price of around € 360, including internet and cleaning service. For its part, a studio accommodation that includes a private kitchen and bathroom costs an average of € 660 per month. Most prices include utility bills.

Frequently asked questions about Bilbao

How to find a cheap room for students in Bilbao?

Access the Erasmus Play search engine, where you will be able to compare between the different verified rooms available, filtering by their characteristics and price. When you find the ideal room, don't wait for it to be rented before you and reserve it online and secure.

What is the price of a student rental apartment in Bilbao?

If you are looking for a complete studio apartment for yourself, think that it will cost an average of € 950 per month. On the other hand, a flat with more rooms to share with other students has a price of around € 1000 per month.

What are the best areas to live in Bilbao as a student?

By having efficient public transport, there are many neighbourhoods that you can choose from in the Basque city. Some of them are the old town, Uribarri, Abando, Deusto and Zorrozgoiti.

How much is the cost of living for students in Bilbao?

The Basque Country is one of the most expensive autonomous communities in Spain, but Bilbao is not one of the most expensive or the cheapest. If you rent a room in a shared apartment and you add expenses for food, transport and leisure, think that you should have around € 700 on average.

Why study in Bilbao?

This Basque city has a very good environment for students as it has several faculties that attract many young people. Besides, there is a wide variety of activities to do, as well as bars, restaurants and clubs that you can go to with friends.