Shared flats in Valencia.

Are you a young international thinking about moving to Valencia? At helpHousing we provide students and young workers with accommodation and assistance during their stay. 

In order to settle in the first thing you have to do is look for accommodation. Valencia is a big city and finding accommodation can be hard. That’s why we recommend looking for shared flats in Valencia

This city is the perfect combination of beach life, culture and food traditions as there’s a lot of things to do in here. Thanks to the climate you will have nothing but good vibes!

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What does shared flat mean?

Sharing a flat means living with one or more people in the same house. Everyone in the house has their own bedroom but you will be sharing other rooms such as the kitchen or the living room. This means you will be sharing not only a flat, but a lot of time and experiences with your flatmates. Let’s not forget about the responsibilities you will be sharing, such as the cleaning. 

We consider it’s the best choice, especially for students. 

Sharing is the best way of making longlife friends and having the best experience abroad. 

Different types of shared accommodation

Did you know there’s different types of shared accommodation in this city? There’s not only flats for rents in Valencia. Let’s have a look to some other interesting options:

Live-in landlords: in this case a family rents a spare room in their house. You will share everything with them. 

Sublets: this is when the tenant rents a spare room of the house and he keeps all the profits. This can be an issue if the landlord doesn’t know the tenant is doing this. 

Sometimes these two options can be controversial or you may not feel very comfortable sharing a house with a hole family that is not like yours, because the atmosphere is very different from the one you find when you share a flat with other students.  

Why shared flats in Valencia are the perfect option for foreign students

Renting a shared flat is a great option if you are a student looking for accomodation in Valencia. It has many advantages. Besides, as there’s a lot of students in your same situation, it won’t be difficult for you to find the ideal room in a shared flat.

Flat sharing in Valencia is very common among foreign students so you can choose from a great variety of flats, depending on your priorities.

You have to be responsible and open minded, and treat others how you want to be treated. It’s very different from living on your own, but adapting yourself shouldn’t be a hard task. 

The benefits of sharing a flat in Valencia

Sharing a flat in Valencia has, as everything in life, its good and its bad things. If you haven’t decided yet you can do a list of pros and cons. You will see it has more advantages than disadvantages, and some of them are: 

  • Saving money: if you share accommodation with other people you will pay less for the rent and the costs. This way you can live in a nice flat for an affordable price. And what’s best you will still have money to enjoy and make new plans! It’s more convenient for students who are living in another country for the first time. 
  • Making friends: if you are a student new to Valencia, we’re sure you want to meet new people. This won’t be an issue because there’s a lot of students new to the city as well. If you share a flat with other students you will share not only accommodation, but a lot of your time. You will get to know them well and they can become your best friends or what’s more, your Spanish family! It’s nicer to share things with other people rather than not having any company when you arrive to a new city.  
  • Growing as a person: your future flatmates could be from anywhere in the world. Take advantage of this and learn about them, their countries, their traditions, their language… and share yours with them! You will all enjoy learning from each other’s lifestyles.

You will also have your own independence and it will make you grow as a person, because you will learn how to make decisions by your own and assume responsibilities. 

Don’t be afraid of moving to a new city and renting a shared flat. Actually it’s the best way to not feel alone on the first days. Get to know your flatmates and make memories with them!

Where can I find shared flats for rent?

The first question you have to ask yourself when renting a shared flat is: where do I want to live? You will have to make this decision having your priorities in mind. If you are a student and you’re going to study at university in Valencia, make sure you rent a shared flat close to your campus. On the other hand, if you don’t mind being close or not to your campus and you prefer to live somewhere with shops and restaurants, check the centric neighborhoods. 

We recommend you some great neighborhoods:

  • Eixample: with the perfect atmosphere for students who want to live close to the shops and restaurants. 
  • Benimaclet: a small neighborhood but very close to the universities, so it’s very convenient. 
  • Russafa: probably the most famous neighborhood because it’s affordable and also close to the university area.
  • El Carmen: it’s a loud neighborhood and it has the most amazing sights of Valencia
  • Extramurs: it’s a central residential neighborhood. If you like the Spanish food you should know here they make an incredible Spanish omelette. 
  • Camins al Grau: here is located the popular City of Arts and Sciences. An ideal place to live where you can admire the mixture of the seaside with the city centre.

These are only some examples, but there’s more of them: Pla del Reial, La Saïdia, Cabanyal... 

Five tips to choose the perfect shared flat in Valencia

The shared flat you rent is going to be your home for the next months, so you want to make sure you choose the right one for you. It’s a long procedure but if you know what you want, it won’t be hard to find it. 

We give you some tips to an effective search so you find the perfect shared flat in Valencia. 

1 Set your budget:  even though Valencia is an affordable city to live in, you have to know what you can afford. Setting your maximum budget before you start looking will help you not to spend more money on the rent. Money is an important aspect and you have to keep in mind that depending on the neighborhood and the conditions of the flat, you will spend more or less. It’s important that you learn about the cost of living in Valencia to help you set a budget.   

2 Location: before you start your search, check all the locations where you can afford to live in. We suggest that you first look a flat for rent in Valencia in the neighborhoods that are the most popular among students, because here is where you will find economic options and the ideal atmosphere for you, full of young people. Apart from a good location, take into account that there’s public transportation with good connections near your flat because you will be constantly moving around the city.

3 Become familiar with the city: living in a new city when you are a foreign student shouldn’t be a problem. Read about the city, the things you can do, the language, the food traditions…  but do it before you arrive to Valencia. You will enjoy more if you already know something about it. Become familiar with the neighborhood and the public transportation. And if you can, become familiar with your flatmates too, start talking to them and get to know each other a bit before you all start living together. 

4 Flat conditions: this is very important. Before renting a flat consider if you want it furnished or not and if the costs are included or not. If it’s not furnished and the costs aren’t included, you will have to spend more money. In Valencia there’s a lot of furnished flats for students so we recommend you to avoid the unfurnished ones. 

Once you enter the flat you have to check if it’s in good condition and there’s nothing broken, to avoid future problems. 

5 Be careful: renting a shared flat is an important procedure and you have to pay attention to every step of it. Don’t rush into anything, things come with time. And don’t get desperate if you don’t find anything at first, if you start looking in advance you will find something sooner or later. Be careful because there’s a lot of scammers out there trying to take advantage of young students moving for the first time. Some useful tips for avoiding scams are: do not pay any money in advance if you see the landlord is insisting too much, watching for any warning signs and the lack of communication with the landlord. 

If you have all these things in mind and you are very careful making decisions you will find a shared flat in less time than expected. There will be a lot of students wanting to rent a room in a shared flat so if you find something that suits you, rent it as soon as possible or you will risk that someone taking it away from you.

At helpHousing we give young internationals assistance before their arrival and during their stay, so they don’t have to worry about anything and they can enjoy to the fullest. 

You’re now ready to start a new journey, Valencia is waiting for you! 


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