Does the idea of living on an island, enjoying adventure, nature and international roommates appeal to you? Then living in a shared apartment in Palma de Mallorca is a good option for you!
Keep in mind that Palma de Mallorca is highly visited by tourists during the summer season, so finding a good apartment can be complicated. We recommend that you start your search well in advance and make the reservation when you find the ideal one for you. You will be able to do all this in the Erasmus Play housing search engine, also seeing the best locations to live in Palma de Mallorca.
These are some of the advantages and disadvantages of living in a shared flat in the capital of the island:
If any of your roommates is Majorcan, you will be able to delve deeper into the island culture and get to know different places in Mallorca that perhaps you would not know alone.
The city has a multicultural environment, so you will surely live with students from different parts of the world, learning about their culture and language.
In some apartments they seek to live with people of the same sex so, if you prefer to live among all girls or all boys, you will have the option to do so.
It is an alternative highly sought after by students due to its low cost, but sometimes the owners prefer to rent the apartments to tourists to charge a higher price. Finding a good flat to share can be complicated, although you will surely find it easily in the Erasmus Play housing search engine!
Your room is going to be the only space that you are going to have completely for yourself. If you like solitude, you may be overwhelmed by sharing a flat and living with so many people in the city. Take a good look at the number of students living in the apartment.
There are several apps that you can use to find information, discounts, experiences and advice from other students for your exchange in Palma de Mallorca. One of these is the Erasmus+ app promoted by the European Commission.
The easiest way to contact people upon arrival is to live with roommates since you will meet them as soon as you arrive. Other alternatives to meet people in Palma de Mallorca are:
The Erasmus Student Network that is present in the capital of the island is the ESN Baleares. This group of volunteers organizes different activities, trips and events so that Erasmus can enjoy the best of Mallorca and the surrounding islands. It is a good way to meet people from other universities and specialities.
These groups aim to create a network of students and share different events and plan that they can be part of. There are groups created by the ESN and others that go according to the academic years.
Within some of the Facebook groups, you will find links to WhatsApp groups. In these, you will be able to introduce yourself and meet people in Palma de Mallorca who have the same interests as you.
These are some keys to keep in mind if you are going to share a flat in Palma:
Look for accommodation near the places you are going to frequent, such as the university or the centre, or try to be close to bus or metro stops. Remember that their public transport system is not one of the best.
The atmosphere in Palma is relaxed, so living with roommates you will be able to enjoy a more lively atmosphere.
The temperatures in the summertime are high. Try to find a flat with air conditioning and establish rules of use with your colleagues in case some prefer not to turn it on. Of course, keep in mind that it is cold in winter, so do not forget your warm clothes!
|How much does a shared flat cost in Palma de Mallorca?|
|The cost of a private room usually has an average of around €400 per month and a complete apartment depends on the number of rooms it has, but it usually has the same average per person.|
|Where to look for shared flats in Palma de Mallorca?|
|We recommend that you look for flats in neighbourhoods close to the centre or the universities, to avoid public transport. In Erasmus Play’s housing search engine you will be able to see the locations of the flats on the map, being able to easily choose the ideal one for you.|
|How to meet people in Palma de Mallorca?|
|There are different alternatives. On the one hand, try to connect with your roommates. On the other hand, you can be part of student and Erasmus associations, Facebook groups and WhatsApp groups, where you will meet people from all over.|
|What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Palma de Mallorca?|
|One of the main advantages is being accompanied by students who are in the same situation as you as soon as you arrive on the island. Which will help you get through those first moments of uncertainty when moving to a new place. You will also be able to save on rent and learn about the different cultures of your roommates.|
|What should I take into account when preparing to share an apartment in Palma de Mallorca?|
|You should ask which are the house rules that are already established, especially about schedules, visits, parties, pets and smoking, for example.|