Valencia is set on the southeastern coast of Spain, where the River Turia meets the majestic Mediterranean Sea. It is the 3rd largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona and houses one of the oldest surviving universities in Spain, University of Valencia. Due to the presence of several other acclaimed universities as well, the city attracts a large volume of international students every year, making it difficult to find quality student accommodation Valencia.
This creates a large demand for private student housing in the city which offers student hall like facilities. Students looking for a residence in the city must visit University Living and make an informed decision about the best student accommodation. These off-campus alternatives are known as purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and are located within walking distance of the city’s top universities. This will help students cut down on both travel time and money.
Valencia lies smack in the middle of Spain’s Mediterranean coastline with long stretches of beach right in the city. You can find many seaside restaurants and small hotels line the beachfront, and palm trees are almost everywhere in the city. It has made many big contributions to Spanish culture and is known as the city that gave us the country’s national dish, Paella. Valencia will not fail to impress you by its many stunning historical sights such as the 12th-century cathedral, the Torres de Serrano gateway, and the Llotja de la Seda.
The city is also quite famous all over the world for its festivals, with Las Fallas being the biggest. Held in the month of March each year, it celebrates St Joseph and features live music, parade in traditional dresses, and firework displays.
What makes Valencia unique?
Valencia provides a beautiful blend of beaches, city, and sun, with incredible Valencia beach villas to choose from. The city’s climate is famously mild as it enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate. It is a foodie’s paradise and also the birthplace of the beverage known as Orxata, popular in many parts of the world, including the United States. There are many beautiful and tranquil parks in Valencia to enjoy like the Turia Gardens which has playgrounds, picnic spots and bike paths.
Student Life in Valencia
You might be thinking that you’ll have to spend plenty of money during your year abroad in Valencia. But this is not the case, Valencia is quite an affordable city for student accommodation. There are plenty of housing options which offer different types of student room such as student studio, student apartments, en-suite and shared rooms. The city offers a vibrant nightlife and its alternative side comes out as the sun goes down in the El Carmen neighbourhood. On a weekend visit the famous and surreal Gulliver Park which has a statue of a giant sleeping Gulliver, featuring ramps and hidden stairways.
Universities in Valencia
Although Madrid and Barcelona offer more choices in terms of universities, studying in Valencia is a decision that more and more students across Spain are making every single year. There are approximately 90,000 students at all universities in the city meaning that student life is vibrant and easy to find. The University of Valencia is one of Spain’s oldest and has one of the best reputations in Spain. Students studying at this university can find private student homes located at a commutable distance. These accommodations offer fully-furnished rooms along with plenty of onsite amenities such as lounge area, courtyard, study room, card-operated laundry, and much more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.
What are the different types of rooms?
The major room types are:
Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.
Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.
Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private
washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.
How do I know my accommodation is safe?
All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.
Does my accommodation offer meals?
Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!
Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.
What items should I bring while moving in?
Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.
Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!