Shared flats are the preferred accommodation option for Erasmus students in Salamanca. If you choose this option, you will be able to be in contact with your roommates as soon as you arrive in the city, being able to enjoy different plans and activities with them. This would be important so that you are not alone when you arrive in a new city where you don't know anyone, which can be a bit overwhelming.
Salamanca stands out for its universities, so you will be able to have roommates from different parts of the world. Try to find an apartment where the lifestyles and habits are similar among those who live there, to avoid misunderstandings. However, also remember that if you live in a multicultural environment you will be able to learn from others and share your traditions.
We explain the pros and cons of living with roommates in this Spanish city:
Thanks to the prestige of its universities, students from all over Spain and from other countries move to live in Salamanca. You can take the opportunity to learn about the culture and way of life of your roommates!
Salamanca is already an affordable city to live in, and by sharing a flat you will save even more on monthly rent and bills.
You will be able to choose central neighbourhoods to live in because they have an economic average, such as the historic centre and Barrio del Oeste, and avoid transportation costs.
Possibility of discussions if there are no agreements on the house rules. That is why we recommend that you make clear all aspects related to cleaning, schedules and visits from the beginning.
Some apartments in Salamanca are not large, so you can always be accompanied in the common spaces.
The only space of your own will be your room, so make sure you make it comfortable and decorate it however you like.
The Apps for Erasmus+ allow you to inform yourself about topics related to the different moments of mobility, both before, during and after the exchange. In these Apps, you will be able to find advice from students from previous years, be up to date with events that take place in the city and view instructions to carry out the different procedures that Erasmus requires.
In addition to having flatmates as soon as you arrive, here are some of the simplest ways to meet people in Salamanca:
In this Spanish city, there are several student associations, some that belong to the universities and the ESN Salamanca, aimed mainly at Erasmus students. Through them, you will be able to meet people and participate in plans and events in the city.
On Facebook, there are several groups dedicated to Erasmus in which you will be able to get in touch with other students and find out about the different activities and events that take place in the city. Some of them are Yeah Erasmus Salamanca and the Erasmus Student Network Salamanca group.
From the Facebook groups and Instagram accounts, you will find links to WhatsApp groups where Erasmus introduce themselves and meet other students with similar interests. So you will also be able to be aware of everything immediately.
Keep these recommendations in mind if you are going to share a flat in Salamanca:
Do you usually get cold in winter? Look for an apartment where your roommates have no problem turning on the heat on winter days.
Most of the activities for students in Salamanca revolve around its nightlife, so if you prefer to live in a quiet apartment, you should look for quieter roommates or students who work at the same time.
Pay your rent and expenses on time, and remember to respect the house rules and cleaning schedule if there is one.
|How much does a shared flat cost in Salamanca?|
|A room in a shared flat has an average price of €300-400 per month. The price per person of the multi-bedroom apartments depends on the number of students living with you.|
|How to meet people in Salamanca?|
|If you share a flat, you will be able to connect with your housemates as soon as you arrive in the city. You can also be part of student associations, Facebook and WhatsApp groups with other students.|
|Why share a student flat in Salamanca?|
|Two of the main advantages are: meeting people in the same situation as you upon your arrival and saving on the cost of rent and utility bills.|
|What should I check when entering to share a flat in Salamanca?|
|You have to find out the habits and lifestyles of your flatmates to know if you are compatible. You should also ask what the rules of the apartment are in terms of cleaning, schedules, noise, visits, etc.|
|What are the best apps to find roommates in Salamanca?|
|In the Erasmus Play App/Web, you will be able to find accommodation to share with other flatmates in different neighbourhoods of Salamanca. You will surely find your ideal accommodation and roommates through the Erasmus Play community!|