Living in Valencia.

Many services, tips and useful information for an easy life in the city. Enjoy Valencia!

Important telephone numbers

Emergency

Emergency (all kind of services): 112

Spanish national police: 091

Local police: 092

Red Cross: 963 67 73 75

Fire brigade: 080

Civil guard: 062

Useful contacts

To call the Lost & Found office: 96 208 41 79 (Calle de Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

Post Office: 963 51 67 50 

Valencia City Hall Info: 010

24h Pharmacy: +34 900 17 17 27

Find student housing in Valencia

Curious about how living in Valencia looks like? First of all, you have have to know that it’s one of the most loved city in Spain, chosen mainly by young internationals. The city has everything you need, it’s lively and dynamic, but finding an accommodation can be difficult, depending on the season. September is quite a tough month, because all the students and young workers arrive in town and start looking for a housing option. Many of them can even begin the hunting during summer in order to make sure they have the ideal room or flat.

Apply for your NIE / TIE

Are you ready to begin an amazing experience?. We can’t wait to welcome you here, but first, you need to know how to get legal in Spain.

Here we put together some information about the application for the NIE in Valencia and the TIE, the documents you need if you are preparing to reside in Spain. 


Get a look here and collect all the information to apply for your documents and get legal in Spain.

Move around

Don’t forget that you have to choose accurately the location; it should be close to bus or metro stops, in order to avoid any waste of time in your daily life.

Valencia has such a great public transport connection!

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram...join the community!

It may look pretty obvious, but our suggestion is to start joining communities of young internationals in Valencia: it’s important to get in touch with many people before the arrival and collect many useful information and interesting facts about the life in the city. 

Look for keywords such as “Erasmus in Valencia” or “Expats in Valencia” on Facebook and look for @helpHousingValencia, you can also search some Whatsapp groups to get in touch directly with some fellow travellers and follow us on Instagram (@helphousingexperience) to find other tenants or your future flatmates!

Get a spanish SIM card

Once you land, keep sharing your beautiful moments with all your friends and family! Before arriving here, you should check if your mobile phone plan will work in Spain. If you’re coming from a European Country, it’s valid, but your data will be reduced. If you’re from a Non-EU Country, then you should probably buy a new sim card.

If you like a prepaid sim card, we recommend you Lycamobile, thew have super low fares. However, if you prefer to have a contract, there are several options: Vodafone, Orange, Movistar, Yoigo, etc. Just check them all and find the best for you.

Come visit us at the office and we will help you with everything you need!

Open a spanish bank account

We strongly suggest you to think about managing the expenses in an easier way. Mainly people with a different currency from Euro should open a Spanish bank account. It’s an available option to both residents and non-residents in Spain. 

The documents you’ll need may vary depending if you are applying as a resident or non-resident.

Documents as a resident: 

  • A valid identification document (national ID for European members or passport);
  • A document that proves your address;
  • Your Spanish NIE (Número Identificativo de Extranjero)
  • A proof of your employment status (payslip, tax return, etc.

Documents as a non-resident:

  • A valid identification document (national ID for European members or passport);
  • A document that proves your address;
  • A proof of your employment status (payslip, tax return, etc.)

Come at the office and we will explain you how to get your Spanish bank account!

Why live in a shared flat

Choosing the neighbourhood where to live in Valencia is a very important decision, but deciding whether to rent a room or an entire apartment is just as, if not more, important because it will also affect your entire stay. 

You may be asking why we think a shared flat is the right choice for you. Let’s have a look here!

  1. Renting a room in a shared flat is usually cheaper than living alone.
  2. You can afford a room in the city center.
  3. Shared flats make it very easy to get in touch with new people and new cultures.
  4. You can make lifelong friends to share unforgettable experiences with.  

We also have some tips to help you make the most out of your time while living in a student housing in Valencia, sharing a flat. 

  1. Communication. 
  2. Sharing is caring. 
  3. Open-minded approach.