Moving to Valencia and finding an accommodation
Valencia's is the 3rd largest city in Spain, with an enviable coastal location and beautiful beaches. It is also the oldest in Spain, and the Roman town of “Valentia Edetanorum” founded in 138 B.C. Many students and residents, who wish to travel the rest of the country make this city their main hub by renting apartments here. In Valencia apartments for rent long term usually come with estate agency fees equal to one month's rent or more, but using Nestpick means that you can avoid these. Whether you need to rent student accommodation in Valencia or are more interested in furnished apartments, Nestpick has the perfect place for you. Here are our thoughts on the most popular districts in the city.
Pla del Real
In Pla del Real district you can find the “Estadio de Mestalla”, home of Valencia F.C. and one of Europe's biggest football clubs. The “Universitat de València” is also here and the area is considered one of the most prosperous in Valencia. The “Palacete Y Jardin de Monforte” is a beautiful garden inside the district, which was bought as a country house and converted in the 1850s. Later on it was transformed into the National Artistic Garden. Pla del Real is ideal for students, young families and executives who are searching for cheaper apartments for rent in Valencia. Price wise you can find cheap, beautiful and budget friendly apartments starting at €250 per month.
L' Eixample is one of the most elegant and interesting districts of Valencia, and the rental properties here are often impeccably designed. If you are in the area, it is worth visiting the bullring and the medieval market of Ruzafa, which are testament to Valencia’s rich and ancient history. Eixample is also the commercial hub of Valencia. The public transport system is excellent and the residents enjoy an avant-garde dining scene coupled with its high-end boutiques and a creative nightlife.
The Benimaclet district, close to the beach and formerly a village in its own right, is very popular for immigrants and students alike. The housing costs are very low in this area. Unlike some other districts, Benimaclet has kept many of their old traditions and Valencian as their main Spanish dialect. 15 minutes away from the city center and accessible by metro and public transit, properties in this neighbourhood are surrounded by bars, outdoor cafes and eclectic restaurants. A good example is “Kaf Cafe”, which is a charming combination of restaurant, bar and book shop simultaneously.
If you are searching for a furnished apartment, then look no further than Nestpick: we specialise in apartments for rent for medium and long term stays. If you are looking for a one room apartment, 2 bedroom apartment or something larger then we have plenty of options for you. Most of our rentals have all bills included, are newly renovated and contain all the modern amenities you would expect: a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and wifi. Many of our properties also have their own unique features such as a balcony, roof terrace, bike parking or excellent transport connections. Make sure to check the deposit and fees with your individual landlord, as contracts may vary.
Student Accommodation in Valencia
Moving to Valencia for your studies will be a life changing adventure. Valencia is a city on mid-eastern Spanish coast, combining both sun and beaches with cosmopolitan way of living. The city is famous for its Mediterranean cuisine and renowned for its Paella and Horchata rice drink. The cost of living in Valencia is fairer than other cities in Spain such as Madrid or Barcelona, this is great news for students on a budget.
The guide includes; information about what property types and universities are in Valencia, helping ease your transition once you move to Valencia. Finding suitable student accommodation in Valencia is important for your studies. So be aware of your proximity. Being closer to your studies helps minimise daily stress, this promotes a happier experience whilst studying.
Types of Student Housing Available
Options for student housing in Valencia are either shared houses/flats, apartments or university Halls. Apartments with long term contracts are more cost effective, for shorter stays short-term rentals are perfect and will usually come fitted with furniture.
Usually a deposit is required. Typically all deposits are one month rent and one upfront rent payment. This is a generally required for all three types of student housing in Valencia. Some agencies or landlords may ask for a further reference or guarantor. A reference is usually in a form of a payslip. Some residence halls and landlords may need a proof of enrolment at your university.
Sharing is great way to get to know other people in the city and boosts confidence. By choosing to share a student home you will be co-living with other peers or young professions. Student flats in Valencia come with a kitchen i.e cooking area and storage and a bathroom. Some may also include extra amenities, including a lounge or garden. Generally all shared houses in Valencia will come fitted with furniture.
If you are considering to rent your own student apartment in Valencia, you must be aware that this is the most pricey option. Splitting the cost of the apartment, is a great alternative for friends or couples looking at apartments in Valencia.
Rooms for rent in Valencia will be found in student halls, these can be private or run by the university. Living amongst peers is great for making long lasting friendships. Student residence halls are a hands-on way of student living and it can get hectic. A student room in Valencia will typically be furnished and consist of a bed, desk plus shared bathroom/kitchen area.
Universities in Valencia
Planning a fast and easy commute to university reduces daily stress level. When looking for student housing be sure to look out for other amenities, such as super markets and other local convenience stores. Therefore, looking at suitable student housing close proximity to your university is vital.
When looking at where to live in Valencia the district of el Pla del Real has many neighbourhoods, the Exposicio neighbourhood shares its borders with Mestalla and Ciutat Universitària areas. The Exposicio neighbourhood is full of wonderful local restaurants and shops. It’s chilled atmosphere makes Exposicio great for relaxing amongst its pavement cafes. The Mestalla neighbourhood is right by the Universidad Europea de Valencia and is where the Valencia football stadium is located.
North of the city is ‘Barrio del Carmen’, it is part of the Old Town. The Old Town is quiet in the day, whilst it transforms in the evening. North east of del Carmen, by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, is the Benimaclet district. The Benimaclet district has lower cost housing, therefore is very popular amongst students and young professionals. Popular shopping streets are found in the Eixample district. In Eixample, is the neighbourhood ‘El Pla del Remei’ it has a range of exclusive shops and department stores. These stretch from Colón Street, along Gran Via Marqués and to de Turia Ruzafa street.
University of Valencia
The University of Valencia is the third largest University in Spain, it is also one of the oldest dating back to 1499. The University has three campuses to within the city they are; the Burjassot Campus, the Avenida de Blasco Ibañez Campus and finally the Tarongers Campus. Lots of international students attend the University of Valencia and the university is involved in lots of exchange programmes. Hence the University is thriving with students of all nationalities and cultures.
Transport Connections: Buses 90, 29, 10 and N90
Polytechnic University of Valencia
Better known as ‘UPV Universitat Politècnica de València’, it officially became a University in 1978 and the University heavily focuses on subjects technology and sciences. There are five campuses called Camí de Vera, Blasco Ibáñez, Gandía, Alcoy, and Xàtiva. The University is close to the beach, the coast in Valencia is stunning and is a great escape from the city bustle.
Transport Connections: Trams 4 and 6. Buses 29 and 41.
Universidad Europea de Valencia
The University is modern and is equipped with new facilities. The university's Urban Campus is located in the city centre. This campus is opposite the park ‘Jardines de Viveros’ and is a perfect spot for students to hang out. The campuses are in a busy cosmopolitan area. Nearby, the centre has highstreet shops and main bank amenities.
Transport Connections: Subway 5 and 7, Buses 32
CEU Cardenal Herrera University
The University is Valencia’s first private University of law and gained its status in 1999. The university has a brand new library that has an extensive range of study facilities. Situated north of the city in Moncada, the campuses are connected to the city centre by subway line 1. The university is 11km away from Valencia and it only takes a 20 minutes transit by tube. The town itself is residential and has a low cost of living.
Transport Connections: Subway line 1