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Student accommodation, flats, and rooms for rent in San Sebastián

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Information about Donostia/san Sebastián

San Sebastián, known as Donostia in Basque, is one of the most important cities in the Basque Country and the capital of Gipuzkoa. Located in northern Spain, this city offers stunning beaches, incredible monuments, beautiful architecture, and an amazing natural environment. Art is everywhere here, and the Basque cuisine, available in its many bars and restaurants, is a must-try!

Looking for cheap student housing in San Sebastián? Many students moving to this lively city look for cheap, furnished apartments or spare rooms close to the university and popular hangouts. Finding the perfect place can be tough, but Erasmus Play makes it easy! Just follow these steps:

  • Go to the Erasmus Play search engine.
  • Set your move-in and move-out dates, and your budget.
  • Compare prices of verified accommodations from different platforms.
  • Book your ideal accommodation online safely.

Student apartments for rent in San Sebastián

Most rental apartments are located in or near the city centre. This means prices are high, so most international students choose to rent an apartment with multiple rooms to share with other young people. This way, you can save on rent and utility bills.

A three-bedroom apartment costs at least €1750 per month, while a studio apartment starts at €1460 per month, with an average price of €1600 per month.

Student rooms for rent in San Sebastián

A lot of international students moving to San Sebastián for their Erasmus exchange look for rooms to rent. The monthly cost usually depends on the location and the amenities offered. For example, some rooms might include a balcony, heating, or even have half-board in the price.

Typically, the cost of a room in a shared apartment in San Sebastián starts at €300 per month, with an average price of €450 per month.

Cheaper rooms often don’t include bills for water, electricity, or internet, so make sure to ask the landlord about these costs before booking.

Student accommodation in San Sebastián

The capital of Guipúzcoa has most of its attractions and vibrant atmosphere in the downtown area and nearby neighbourhoods. Here are the most popular areas among students for finding accommodation in San Sebastián:

Apartments for rent in the centre of San Sebastián

The city centre is the heart of San Sebastián, there you’ll find many of its famous attractions like the Town Hall, the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, and the Hotel María Cristina. The price of a studio apartment in this area starts at €1500 per month, while an apartment with multiple rooms begins at €1750 per month.

Apartments in Gros

Gros is a vibrant neighbourhood with Zurriola beach as its main attraction, one of the most popular beaches in San Sebastian. It’s also very close to the city centre and just under a 30-minute walk to the University of Deusto. You can find shared apartments here for around €1900 per month.

Rooms for rent in Amara

Amara is a top pick among students. It’s lively during the day with shops and offices, and at night, the restaurants and bars create a buzzing nightlife. Plus, it borders the Urumea River, making it perfect for exercising or a relaxing walk.

Erasmus accommodation near the universities of San Sebastián

These are the two most important universities in Donostia:

University of Deusto

The campus of this institution is located near the city centre, in the Egia neighbourhood. This area has a great atmosphere for students, with parks, theatres, and bars. If you want to live near the University of Deusto, you can also consider the areas of Loiola, Amara, the city centre, Riberas, and Gros.

In this article you'll access more details to find housing with good location close to the University.

University of the Basque Country (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea)

This University has several campuses in the region, with the San Sebastián campus known as the Ibaeta Campus, which is in the Ibaeta neighbourhood. Other great areas to consider to look for student housing near campus include Antiguo, Aiete, and Miramón. If you want to learn more about convenient housing close to this University, check out this article. Also, here's some information about its faculties that may interest you.

University residences in San Sebastián

San Sebastián offers a wide range of student residences, thanks to its excellent academic reputation. The price varies based on the type of accommodation and the amenities provided. For example, a single room has an average cost of €685 per month, while a shared room costs about €510 per month.

Be sure to check what’s included in the price. In some cases, it might cover half or full board, and bathrooms can be either private or shared.

Frequently Asked Questions about San Sebastián

Why share a flat with other students in San Sebastián?
Sharing a flat is usually more affordable than renting an entire apartment by yourself, given the high rental prices. This way, you not only save on rent and bills but also get to share your Erasmus experience with other students.
How much does a room for rent cost in San Sebastián?
The average price of a room in a shared apartment in Donostia is around €450 per month, with the minimum normally being €300 per month. Make sure to check if utilities are included in the price; otherwise, you’ll need to add those costs.
Where to live in San Sebastián as a student?
Some of the most popular neighbourhoods among students, because of their proximity to universities and hangouts, include the city centre, Gros, Amara, Riberas, and Antiguo.
What is the cost of living for a student in San Sebastián?
San Sebastián, like the Basque Country in general, has a high cost of living, among the highest in Spain. You should budget around €900 per month for rent, expenses, food, and leisure.
Why go on Erasmus to San Sebastián?
Donostia is a calm city with a lively student atmosphere. You can enjoy both the nightlife and various daytime activities, including beach outings and park visits. Plus, you’ll get to immerse yourself in Basque culture and try its delicious food!

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