Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Gijón
Flatshare in Gijón

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Gijón

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Thanks to its active and lively student life, alongside being on the Cantabrian Sea and beaches, Gijón is an ideal destination for students who want to delve into Spanish culture and enjoy it from the north of the country.

If you choose to live in a shared flat, we recommend you try to have an Asturian or Spanish roommate. That way you can delve even deeper into the local surroundings and enjoy every corner of Gijón.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Gijón

Here are some pros and cons of living in shared flats in this Asturian city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Gijón

  • Being accompanied on those grey and rainy days will help keep the spirit up.

  • You can choose between different shared apartments in convenient locations to live as a student, such as the neighbourhoods of La Arena if you want to be near the beach, or the centre of Gijón, if you want to be near the university, entertainment venues and various beaches.

  • You can either select single or shared spare rooms, as well as be able to decide between living in private shared flats or student residences.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Gijón

  • Some spare rooms are part of buildings such as hotels, so you will not have access to a kitchen or dining room to cook your food.

  • You will have to adapt to the schedules and noises of your roommates, respecting their lifestyle.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Gijón

You have at your disposal several apps for Erasmus+ that will make the exchange process in Gijón simpler. With some of these applications, you will be able to validate subjects, start carrying out procedures, access a community of students, get your questions answered and learn about the experiences of other young people. They advise that if Spanish is not your native language, learn at least a little before arriving in the city to be able to move around more easily and integrate with the locals.

How to meet people in Gijón

These are some of the ways you have to meet other students in the Spanish city:

Student associations in Gijón

The University of Oviedo, which has a campus in Gijón, has the ESN Oviedo. This association helps Erasmus when they arrive in the city to carry out the necessary procedures and to integrate into the city and with other international students. In addition, with this association, you will be able to meet other young people who are on an exchange in the city of Oviedo.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Gijón

Most of these groups are created by ESN Oviedo. Some groups are general groups and others are organized according to the academic year, so in them, you will be able to contact other young people who will be in the city at the same time as you.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Gijón

If you have the option of joining a WhatsApp group or a messaging service from the student associations or Facebook groups, we recommend that you do so. These groups allow you to be in direct contact with other young people in Gijón and to find out about the activities that are organized spontaneously.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Gijón

Some tips to keep in mind when living in a shared flat in the Asturian city:

  • If you want to stay in one of the student residences, compare them and check which one suits you better and the one that offers the best facilities for its price. Some include, for example, common leisure rooms, terraces, shared kitchens and/or gyms.

  • Take advantage of the savings on the rental cost to be able to enjoy more experiences in Gijón, but also in Oviedo! You will be able to get to this Asturian city in half an hour by public transport, so you will also be able to easily access its leisure and entertainment offers.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Gijón

How much does a shared flat cost in Gijón?
The cost of the spare rooms usually ranges from €180 onwards, with an average of around €300 per month. For its part, an apartment with several rooms to share starts at approximately €750 for a three-bedroom apartment.
Where to look for shared flats in Gijón?
We put at your disposal the Erasmus Play online community, in which you will be able to compare the different spare rooms and flats to share, easily choosing the one that best suits your preferences. You will also be able to make the reservation simply and 100% online.
How to meet people in Gijón?
Thanks to the ESN Oviedo of the University of Oviedo you will be able to meet international students both in Gijón and in that other Asturian city. You will also be able to join Facebook groups according to the academic year and WhatsApp groups.
Share a flat or live alone in Gijón?
It is recommendable to share a flat, both to make the cost of rent more affordable and to make the exchange more fun. If you are lucky enough that one of your roommates is local, take the opportunity to learn more about the language and the culture of Asturias and Spain.
What to ask before entering to share a flat in Gijón?
You have to ask what is the atmosphere that predominates in the apartment if it has a party or a calm lifestyle. You should also find out how cleaning and other basic house rules are organized.