Granada is an economic city compared to other Spanish cities, such as Madrid or Barcelona. In addition, sharing a flat in Granada will allow you to save even more on the cost of renting and, if you want, invest that money in activities and trips to further enrich the experience. The Andalusian city is a university city with many activities, parties and events organized throughout the year.
When you move into a shared apartment you have to consider who your roommates are going to be. The ideal is that the lifestyles are compatible, even if they are of different nationalities. In fact, by living with roommates you will be able to learn about each other's culture, as well as a bit of their language.
We list some of the characteristics of sharing a flat, so you can decide if it is the best for you.
Your roommates are going to be some of your closest friends from the exchange.
You will not be alone when you arrive in Granada, as you will be accompanied by other students in the same situation.
Save on the cost of rent and expenses, be able to choose central neighbourhoods, such as Realejo, and be able to invest that money in activities and trips.
If you are lucky enough to have a roommate from Granada, you will be able to learn about the local culture.
The only space that you will have completed for yourself is your room. We recommend that you decorate it to be comfortable in it.
It is normal for arguments to arise when living with other young people, especially if the rules of the house are not clear or if they are not followed.
Share common spaces such as the bathroom, kitchen or living room.
Erasmus apps facilitate many things for the students, both before their arrival and during and after the exchange. In it, you will access, for example, information about the city, help with procedures, tips and student experiences, discounts, different services, etc.
When you move into a shared apartment you will meet your roommates as soon as you arrive in the city, being able to make plans from the first moment. You can also consider the following options to meet people in Granada:
In Nasrid city, there are associations for students and others specifically for Erasmus, and you will be able to be part of whatever you want. The best known for Erasmus is the ESN Granada, in which volunteers help international students who arrive in the city. They also organize different events, trips and parties throughout the year.
There are groups on Facebook where you will be able to contact those who are going to be in Granada at the same time as you and with students from previous years. Some of them are those of the Erasmus Student Network and the Erasmus Life Granada Association. In them, you will be able to sign up for different activities and ask the questions you want.
Generally, the Erasmus associations in Granada create WhatsApp groups that you can join to keep up to date with all the activities and meetings. You can also use these groups to meet people with the same interests and organize activities between you.
Here are some tips to make your experience sharing a flat in Granada a positive one:
Respect the space and schedules of others and, above all, don't eat their food! Unless you are free enough with them and then you replenish it.
Granadans are known for their closeness and friendliness, so sharing a flat with a local would be a plus for your experience.
In summer the temperature can reach up to 42º, so try to find a flat with air conditioning and reach an agreement with your flatmates about its use.
|How much does a shared flat cost in Granada?|
|The average cost of a room in a shared flat in Granada is between €300-400 per month. If you want to rent an apartment with several rooms and look for roommates on your own, estimate that the rent will be higher than €1,000, but it depends on the number of occupants who will live there.|
|Where to look for shared flats in Granada?|
|In the Erasmus Play search engine, you can compare both rooms in shared flats and between apartments with several rooms, in which you will be able to search for your roommates.|
|How to meet people in Granada?|
|The easiest ways to meet people in Granada are: share a flat and become friends with your classmates, download Erasmus apps to meet people, become a member of organizations (such as ESN) and join WhatsApp and Facebook groups to get in touch with others.|
|What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Granada?|
|One of the biggest advantages is saving on rent, so you will be able to choose an apartment that is in a more central neighbourhood. Likewise, your roommates will surely become your Erasmus family quickly, enjoying the experience with them.|
|What to ask before entering to share a flat in Granada?|
|You have to ask about the habits of your colleagues, such as their schedules, if they go out partying a lot, if they smoke inside the apartment, if they study or work. You should also know how they are organized with cleaning and the use of common spaces.|