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Room at Ercilla Kalea, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

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Room at Luis Briñas K., 48013 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

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Room at Kareaga estarta, Errekaldeberri-Larraskitu

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Room at Plaza del Funicular, Matiko-Ciudad Jardín

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Information about Bilbao

Bilbao, a stunning city in the Basque Country, is located in northern Spain, near San Sebastián. It’s a lively city for students, with several areas of interest, such as the old town, the city centre, and the estuary. In Bilbao, getting around is a breeze thanks to the efficient and frequent public transport.

Available accommodationTotalAverage price
Private room Bilbao936€576
Residence Bilbao4€800
Studio Bilbao8€1212
Entire place Bilbao73€2280
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While the weather might be a bit discouraging at first, with frequent rain and cold, you’ll quickly get used to it and start enjoying the city. Plus, you’ll also get to taste the amazing Basque cuisine and explore the beautiful surrounding landscapes.

Looking for student accommodation in Bilbao? This article will show you the different options available, like apartments, rooms, and residences. If you choose an accommodation outside the city centre, make sure it’s close to a metro stop for easy access.

Student apartments for rent in Bilbao

You might be wondering, how much does a student rental apartment cost in Bilbao? Prices vary depending on factors like the apartment’s features and the location. Most apartments come fully furnished with basic appliances like a washing machine, fridge, microwave, and oven. Using our Erasmus Play comparator, you can filter by the features that matter most to you.

For example, a studio apartment usually costs around €950 per month, while an apartment with two or three bedrooms can go for about €1000 per month.

Student rooms for rent in Bilbao

Renting a room in a shared apartment is one of the most chosen options by international students in Bilbao. If you go for this option, be sure to check both the features of your room and the entire flat.

Single rooms usually start at around €290 per month in neighbourhoods further from the city centre, while those in more central locations start at €325 per month. On average, you can expect to pay about €430 per month. The most expensive rooms are usually those that include a private bathroom or more than one shared bathroom in the apartment.

Student accommodation in Bilbao

Bilbao is relatively a small city where everything is easily accessible, making it easy to find accommodation in a good location. Here we’ll highlight the most popular areas among students for their great vibes and proximity to universities:

Apartments for rent in the old town of Bilbao

This area is full of charm, with places of interest like Plaza Nueva and Parque Etxebarria. In the historic centre of Bilbao, a two-bedroom apartment usually costs around €990 per month, while a three-bedroom has an average price of around €1500 per month.

Rooms in shared apartments in Uribarri

This district includes neighbourhoods such as Uribarri, Makito, and Castaños. Located north of Bilbao’s old town, on the same side of the city's estuary, this area offers private rooms in shared apartments with an average price of €370 per month, with the minimum price generally being €325 per month.

Rooms for rent in Abando

This area is the modern centre of Bilbao, located across the estuary from the old town. In Abando, you’ll find the main train station and several museums, including the famous Guggenheim. Single rooms in this area start at €400 per month, with an average cost of €425 per month.

Erasmus accommodation near the universities of Bilbao

Here are the two most popular higher-level institutions among national and international students moving to Bilbao:

University of Deusto

Its campus is located in the Deusto neighbourhood, making that area and Uribarri ideal places to find accommodation near the University of Deusto. Also, both Abando and the old town have great public transport connections to the university.

In this other article we wrote, you'll find useful information to find housing close to the Univerity of Deusto. And here you'll access details of its faculties.

University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

This university has several faculties located in Bilbao, including Economics and Business, and Engineering. The Economics and Business faculty is located in the Deusto neighbourhood, making that area and Zorrozgoiti good neighbourhoods to find accommodation. The Bilbao School of Engineering is situated in Basurtu, a neighbourhood next to Abando, which also makes these areas convenient for students.

If you want to find out more about convenient housing near the University, read this article

University residence in Bilbao

In Bilbao, you’ll find several student residences with common areas like gyms, laundry facilities, study rooms, and leisure rooms. Each room or private apartment comes with different features, so it’s important to check the details before renting.

A shared room in a residence costs around €360 per month, including internet and cleaning services. As for studio accommodations, which come with a private kitchen and bathroom, they usually cost around €660 per month. Keep in mind that most prices include utility bills.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bilbao

How to find a cheap room for students in Bilbao?
Use the Erasmus Play search engine to compare different verified rooms, filtering by features and price. When you find the ideal room, don't wait and book it 100% online in a safe way before someone else does.
What is the price of a student rental apartment in Bilbao?
A full studio apartment typically costs around €950 per month, while a flat with multiple rooms to share with other students costs around €1000 per month.
What are the best areas to live in Bilbao as a student?
Thanks to the efficient public transport, you have many neighbourhood options in the Basque city. Popular areas include the old town, Uribarri, Abando, Deusto, and Zorrozgoiti.
How much is the cost of living for students in Bilbao?
The Basque Country is one of the most expensive regions in Spain, but Bilbao is pretty reasonable in costs. If you rent a room in a shared apartment and include costs for food, transport, and leisure, you should budget around €700 per month.
Why study in Bilbao?
Bilbao offers a great environment for students with several faculties that attract many young people. The city has a wide variety of activities, bars, restaurants, and clubs to enjoy with friends.

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