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How to find an appartment in Valencia, Spain?


in Valencia, Spain by @them | 4yr  | 8 comments

Hey all,

planning on going to Valencia for a while and am looking for an appartment from April to summer. Any Ideas where to look for? Appart from airbnbโ€ฆ

Also any tipps for area to live in and work spaces are most welcome.

thanks and best regards,
The M.

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@martaclases157 | 3yr

Use the pages Idealista and Fotocasa, the spanish used them!

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@them | 4yr

thanks for your replies! Housesitting is not really an option unfortunately - I prefer to rent a flat for a few weeks/months.

Ruzafa seems like a nice neighborhood. I am also asking for airbnb alternatives because airbnb prices for full apartments are quite high. I am a bit surprised but maybe thatโ€™s normal rental prices in Valencia and I am just very late. Or authorities started targeting airbnb, so that there are increased costs for landlords and less competition.

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@eduardo | 4yr

Hi there! A local here :slight_smile:

Ruzafa sure is a great neighborhood lo live but definately more pricey than the rest of Valencia. Valencia is really walkable and cyclable and everything is pretty much within a 15-20 minute reach so maybe looking for a more economic location doesnยดt make a big difference. There is not really a part in city center you should avoid so I find it hard to make a mistake there. Personal tip: The beach area (Malavrrosa and Patacona) although beautiful can be kind of empty and isolated during the week and specially in winter. I wouldnโ€™t move there and rather rent a bike to go to the beach whenever you want. Just sayinโ€™ :slight_smile:

For your reference an OK flat of around 80 sq meters with furniture should cost you 600 euros/month plus extra costs (water, electricity, etc) if you were to rent long term so for a three month stay I wouldnโ€™t pay more the 700-800 for the whole month. Avoid touristy areas (Ruzafa, Carmen, Centro) if you donโ€™t find anyone willing to rent for a couple of months.

Valencia is a fantastic city to spend a couple of months, donโ€™t miss your chance!

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@ahshiman | 3yr

hey there! the advice on areas to avoid was really helpful. which other areas would you recommend?

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@eduardo | 2yr

Hi Ahs,
Sorry, Iโ€™ve just seen this message today. Apologies.
Lโ€™Olivereta is very nice and Patraix is also cool. La Saรฏda and Mestalla area also nice :slight_smile:
Benimaclet is an authentic and active neighbourhood. Very local.
Are you already living there?

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Aw! Valencia was my first nomad home! I got my accommodation with Airbnb so canโ€™t help with alternatives. But I lived in the Rusafa area and can highly recommend this. Itโ€™s an arty neighbourhood with a few nice cafes to work in and a short walk into the centre.

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@lena | 4yr

If you donโ€™t mind some responsibility you could give housesitting a chance. There are many offers in Spain and if you are lucky you could get quite a big house with all amenities. Most sits also come with pets, however. Iโ€™d say TrustedHousesitters.com and MindMyHouse.com are the best sites. If you donโ€™t want to spend much money, try MindMyHouse first, itโ€™s only about 20$.

Edit: If you sign up, Iโ€™d love to give you my referral link.

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