Tarragona

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Tarragona

This Spanish city is located in the northeast of the country, on the Mediterranean Sea. It is a city that oozes history in all its corners as it has several ruins of ancient buildings, such as the famous Roman amphitheatre, the early Christian cemetery and the Archaeological Walk.

Surely you are wondering, how is the student environment in Tarragona? The environment for young people is quite fun because it has a wide range of activities that can be done. You can go to the beach, the mountains, museums, sports and parties. The area in which students usually move is relatively small, so you will be able to go from one place to another with ease and on foot, without using public transport. In addition, the city of Barcelona is less than an hour away by train, so you will also be able to get to know this city in depth.

In this article, we inform you of all you have to take into account when looking for student accommodation in Tarragona, after reading it you will surely have a clearer idea of how to find your ideal new home!

Student apartments for rent in Tarragona

Most of the offer of apartments for students in Tarragona corresponds to apartments with several rooms, which you will be able to share with other young people. The advantage of renting these flats is that both the cost of the rent and the bills for water, electricity, internet services, etc., are divided among all the occupants, so the monthly cost per person is lower. In addition, by sharing the day to day with your colleagues you will be able to establish close relationships. The majority of students from previous years claim that they have become your family.

For reference, the price of a three-bedroom apartment averages € 900 per month without expenses. If, on the other hand, you prefer to rent a complete studio apartment for yourself, keep in mind that the price per person will be higher and will depend on its characteristics and location. In the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to compare the entire offer of verified flats in Tarragona.

Student room for rent in Tarragona

Renting a room in a shared apartment is usually the option most chosen by international students when living their Erasmus experience in Tarragona. When looking for a room you have to look at both its characteristics (if it has a closet, desk and/or private bathroom), as well as those of the entire apartment. In the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to see all these details and you will be able to filter among those that are most important to you, to find the ideal room easily.

The price of a private room in a shared apartment in this Catalan city ranges from € 240 onwards, with an average of € 380 per month. Of course, keep in mind that depending on the characteristics the cost can amount up to € 500 per month.

Student accommodation in Tarragona

Do you want to know which are the best areas to live in Tarragona as a student? Below we list the most chosen neighbourhoods by international young people who move to this Spanish city:

Apartments for rent in the centre of Tarragona

The modern centre of the city is located next to the historic centre or the Upper Part, to the west. Here you will find many of the city's attractions and the central beach, as well as a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and markets. In the centre is the central train station, from which you will be able to travel to nearby places.

Apartments in the Nou Eixample Nord neighbourhood

This neighbourhood, whose name translates to “Nuevo Ensanche Norte”, is located to the north of the centre of Tarragona. It is a very chosen neighbourhood by students since one of the university campuses is located here. It has several squares and restaurants to enjoy.

Rooms for rent in Nou Eixample Sud

The Nuevo Ensanche Sur is located next to the city centre and south of the Nou Eixample Nord. In this neighbourhood, there are also several places of interest for young people, such as shopping centres and the City Park.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Tarragona (UVR)

This institution, also called the University of Rovira and Virgilio, has a high quality of teaching. It has two university campuses in the city of Tarragona (and four in other cities in the area) which are:

  • Campus Catalunya: here are the faculties of Letters, Legal Sciences and Nursing. It is located in the centre of Tarragona, in the Nou Eixample Nord neighbourhood, which is very close to the historic centre.
  • Sescelades Campus: on this campus, the classes of the Faculties of Education Sciences, Psychology, Chemistry and Oenology are taught and it also has the Higher Technical School of Engineering (ETSE) and the Higher Technical School of Chemical Engineering (ETSEQ). The Sescelades campus is to the north of the city, about 20 minutes by public transport from the historic centre.

University residence in Tarragona

In this Spanish city, there are several residences for students where you can apply for a place, two of which belong to the university. When comparing between them you have to take a good look at what they include in the price, since many have a full or half board, for example. You also have to see what common areas they include, which can be study rooms, game rooms, cafeteria, restaurant, shared kitchen, etc.

Frequently asked questions about living in Tarragona

How much does a student residence cost in Tarragona?
The cost depends on the type of accommodation you choose in the residence, which can be a shared room, a single room or a studio flat. The price range is usually between € 460 and € 770, but you have to see what each residence includes in the cost.
Where to live in Tarragona as a student?
Some of the most popular neighbourhoods are the centre, Nou Eixample Nord and Nou Eixample Sud.
How to find a cheap apartment in Tarragona?
We recommend that you use the Erasmus Play search engine and start your search as soon as possible. Many students choose this Spanish city to do their Erasmus, so the demand is high and the accommodations sell out quickly.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Tarragona?
Living in Tarragona has an average cost, it is not as expensive as nearby Barcelona. The approximate monthly cost, with cheap rent, is € 700-750 per month for students.
Why go on Erasmus to Tarragona?
In this Catalan city, you will be able to enjoy a very good university atmosphere and make plans on the beaches, discos, museums, mountains and in the rest of the city. It is a perfect place to learn or improve both Spanish and Catalan while learning about the local culture.

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