Living in shared flats is one of the preferred alternatives for students who move to live in Zaragoza for a while. The locals are indeed friendly and hospitable, but arriving in a new city without knowing anyone can be overwhelming. If you choose an apartment with roommates you will be able to interact with them as soon as you arrive in Zaragoza, making you feel less alone.
The pace of life for students in the capital of Aragon is usually lively but also relaxed, so you will surely find flatmates with compatible lifestyles and with whom you can make many plans.
Here we inform you of the most outstanding about shared flats in the Aragonese capital:
The cost of renting is less than a complete apartment, so you will be able to search for accommodation in a neighbourhood such as the centre, the historic centre, the University or Romareda, preferred by students.
Zaragoza is very well connected with cities like Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. If you share a flat you will save on rent, an amount that you can use to get to know other cities in the country.
If your roommates are from Zaragoza, you will be able to delve deeper into the local culture and enjoy their hospitality and friendliness.
In some cases, people who live in an apartment in Zaragoza are expected to be of the same sex, especially in the case of women, although it also happens with boys.
Be careful if the house rules are not clear, it can lead to arguments and misunderstandings.
Be patient and respect the use of common spaces by your colleagues.
There are several apps for Erasmus that you will be able to download to access information related to the destination or university you are going to go to, such as the one created by the European Commission. In these apps, you will have access to online communities, advice, step-by-step instructions to carry out procedures, among other services.
We recommend that you consider the following options:
The most important associations for international students in the city are AEGEE and ISA Zaragoza. The two organizations seek to help students upon their arrival in the city, seeking to integrate them into life in Zaragoza and the universities.
The groups for Erasmus on Facebook correspond both to the different academic cycles, as well as to universities or student associations. In these groups, you will generally have access to information and advice to make your life in Zaragoza easier.
Most of the student associations and Facebook groups have WhatsApp groups in which young people can be aware of everything that is happening in the city at the moment, as well as connect with students with similar interests.
We list some tips for you to take into account when sharing a flat in the Aragonese capital:
The climate in Zaragoza is quite cold in winter and very hot in summer. We recommend that you look for an apartment that is well conditioned and has heat or air conditioning.
If you are going to be in the capital of Aragon during October, keep in mind that the first weeks are celebrated by the Fiestas del Pilar, the city's biggest festivities. If your apartment is in the centre of the city, prepare to be surrounded by locals and tourists for several days!
Do you like sports? In this city, you will have the possibility of doing different sports, both outdoors and in closed centres. Encourage your flatmates to go with you and share the moment!
|How much does a shared flat cost in Zaragoza?|
|You have two options: find a room in an already rented apartment (average cost of €300-350 per month) or find a complete apartment with several rooms and choose who will be your roommates (the price per person will depend on the number of people who live there).|
|Where to look for shared flats in Zaragoza?|
|In Erasmus Play you will find both rooms and complete shared flats. Filter by the characteristics that are most important to you and choose the accommodation that best suits your possibilities.|
|How to meet people in Zaragoza?|
|Join online communities, such as Erasmus Play, student associations, Facebook groups or WhatsApp groups. Once you arrive in the city, look for where to practise the sport or activity that interests you and you will surely find other young people in the same situation there.|
|What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Zaragoza?|
|By having a cheaper rental cost, sharing a flat you will be able to find accommodation in the neighbourhoods preferred by students without spending much, such as in the centre, in Romareda or University. In addition, you will have more money at your disposal to invest in trips or activities in the city.|
|What to ask before entering to share a flat in Zaragoza?|
|Ask about the interests of your roommates and the habits of each one. Also find out the basic rules of the house, such as cleaning management, rules for receiving visitors, if you can smoke or have pets, etc.|