Where to live and work in Barcelona if you are just going to stay for a few months?

Live and work in Barcelona

Barcelona is an utterly captivating city that charms everyone, maybe due to its weather, its gastronomy or its very lively atmosphere. Or maybe it is just a combination of everything. The reality is that many people, after being for the first time in the city, decide to stay and live here for a few months to explore it in depth.

Students, travelers, digital nomads or just people who want to come to work in Barcelona for a short stint, usually have similar doubts, being one of the most common where to stay and where to work once they’ve landed in the city. If you belong to this group, this article is for you.


Monthly apartments in Barcelona

Can you rent an apartment in Barcelona for less than a year? The answer is yes. At Friendly Rentals, you can rent our seasonal monthly apartments for a few months, so you don’t have to worry about signing yearly contracts that tie yourself to the same flat for a long time.

Our monthly apartments are fully furnished and equipped with basic supplies, electrical appliances, bed linen and towels kitchenware… They are perfect for all those who have just arrived in Barcelona and for mid-term stays.

In addition, they are very well located in central neighborhoods and very well communicated with all types of public transportation, so it is very comfortable to move around when you still don’t know the city very well. El Born, El Barrio Gótico, L’Eixample, Barceloneta,…  are zones full of character, with many shops and nice restaurants and cafeterias around.

Barcelona Apartments

Coworking spaces in Barcelona

Another thing that tends to worry digital nomads and, more in general, location independent people when they arrive in Barcelona, is not to have an office where to go to work. Our apartments are provided with internet connection, tables and everything you need for working. However, the human factor is missing and when somebody is in a new city, with no familiar faces around, it’s easy to feel lonely. What options do we have to avoid spending the whole day at home in front of the screen?

Probably the best option is a coworking space. In Barcelona there are more than 200 coworking spaces, shared offices thought to make the work flow easier, meet other professionals with whom to collaborate and work in a separate space different form your personal one. In a coworking space it’s easier to concentrate, focus and be more productive. There are many options to choose from and we would like to recommend you some of our favorite ones:

COWORKIDEA – This coworking in Barcelona is located in the very centre of the city, right next to CCCB and MACBA. It is spacious, with a lot of light. It has a big event’s room, several meeting rooms and a chill-out area with sofas to relax and nap. Its community is active and very diverse, with professionals dedicated to new technologies, design, online marketing and architecture

ALPHA ESPAI – In this coworking in the Poblenou neighborhood they declare themselves passionate about networking. Their space is the meeting point for several professionals from different sectors to share their knowledge within modern and minimalistic facilities equipped  with all that's needed to work in the most comfortable way. This coworking space also has a multi-use room and meeting rooms for workshops and events. 

COWORK RAMBLA CATALUNYA – This coworking space in Barcelona has been one of the latest in joining the coworking offer of the city. Located in the heart of the city, it is a very diaphanous and elegant space, with desks and with private offices for startups and small companies. Its community is very oriented to travels, tourism and new technologies.  

Barcelona Coworking

Laura - Marketing Team

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