The Valencia campus does not offer student housing, but there are many options available for students to choose from. Students can rent a room in a private apartment or rent an entire apartment and arrange to share with classmates. There are also several student residences near campus where students can stay in individual or double rooms, with or without meal plans.
Valencia is a large city, and you can choose to live near the beach, near campus, in the center, or in one of several up-and-coming neighborhoods. You should consider how far you want to live from campus, and also if you want to walk, ride a bike, or take public transportation. The public transportation system in Valencia is well developed, with three metro lines and an extensive bus system.
Undergraduate Study Abroad Students
Students in all study abroad programs are required to stay at the Galileo private student residence, which will be arranged for you. Visit the links below for more information.
Graduate and Summer Program Students
Students in the master’s program and our summer programs (except Summer Study Abroad) must arrange their own housing, with options ranging from finding an apartment to staying at a nearby private student residence. Visit the housing options section to see a list of possible housing.
Temporary Housing in August
Some students arrive in the week/s before orientation to find an apartment and get settled in before class begins. Resa, a privately run student residence, offers Berklee students temporary housing at very affordable weekly rates during the month of August. This is a good option for students who want a place to stay for a week or two while they look for a more permanent housing solution. The offer is good only from August 1 to 31, 2015. Contact Resa directly for more information about this offer.
Renting a Private Apartment
Apartments in Valencia can be rented furnished or unfurnished, and range in price and quality from run-down to luxurious. Many rooms and apartments are available on the market, and students should exercise prudence when renting private rooms or apartments, especially when it comes to wire transfers of money. Keep in mind that most apartment owners and agencies speak Spanish, with limited English.
Once you find a room or apartment that you like, ask if there is a rental contract you can see. You should ask what the terms and conditions are for deposits, length of stay, and other terms. A good question to ask is whether the “gastos de comunidad” (building maintenance fee) is included in the cost of rent, or if electricity and water is included (usually, it’s not).
Where to Find an Apartment
There are multiple websites and agencies that can help with your apartment or room search, including the following sites:
Short to Medium-Term Apartments
Another option is to rent a short to medium-term apartment. Here are a few places to start looking:
Neighborhoods Near Campus
Some websites allow you to search by district. The two sub-districts closest to campus are:
- District Quatre Carreres, sub-district Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciencies
- District Camins al Grau, sub-district Penya-Roja
Note that these two districts have higher than average rent compared to other areas of Valencia, due to their prime location.
You can also view Segundamano and Loquo. These websites are similar to Craigslist; anyone can put up a free ad to sell or offer just about anything.
Valencia is home to several universities, with a selection of privately run student residences (dorms) rising to suit student needs. Students can choose to stay in a single or double room, with a wide range of amenities to choose from, including several meal plan options.
Where to Find a Student Residence
Three student residences, all located about the same distance from the Berklee in Valencia campus, are listed below:
A hotel may be a desirable option for a quick visit. Here are a few hotels in the center of Valencia or near campus. For short stays, you can also check some of the short-stay apartment options in the links found under “Short to Medium-Term Apartments.”
Need Housing Help?
Berklee can help you find accommodations, depending on the time of year and housing demand. Write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berklee does not provide any professional legal and/or real estate advice and is therefore not liable for the services carried out by any of these external agencies.