How to Find Apartments to Rent in Valencia

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If you’re looking to stay in Valencia for more than just a holiday, you’ve come to the right place. Weather you’re wanting to rent an entire apartment or a room in a shared apartment, this post will guide you through the options you have. Before diving into how to find apartments and rooms to rent in Valencia, I want to remind you to never send any payments before having seen the property in person! Unfortunately, there are lots of scammers on the internet, some running a common scam that includes advertising rooms or apartments they don’t own, with the intention of scamming people out of money. If something looks to good to be true, it usually is. So with that being said, let’s get into how to find apartments to rent in Valencia.

1. Spotahome

Spotahome is similar to Airbnb, but is geared more towards longer stays where Spotahome acts as an agent between the landlord and the tenant. It’s very user friendly and allows you to filter out accommodations based on availability, your budget, property and a number of other factors. On Spotahome you’ll find both apartments and rooms in shared apartments, for anywhere from a month to 12+ months. What I like about Spotahome is that before booking you’ll see an exact overview of how much you’ll pay each month. You can even search for apartments that don’t require a deposit! A

So how does it work? When you find an accommodation you’re interested in, you’ll send a booking request, and the landlord then has up to 24 hours to respond. You will only be charged if and when the landlord accepts your request. The landlord doesn’t receive any payments until 48 hours after you check in, so in case the room/apartment isn’t as described, you’ll be able to report it to Spotahome before the landlord has received any payments. Spotahome charge a one time fee for each booking. By booking through this link or using the code SOLD-3e2q-T you can get a 30€ discount off your booking.

2. Badi

Badi is a platform similar to Spotahome, but mainly features rooms in shared apartments. It offers a variety of filters that will help you find exactly the type of place you’re looking for. On Badi you can find accommodations for anywhere from a month to 12+ months. When you find an accommodation you’re interested in, you’ll message the landlord and arrange a viewing date and then eventually sign a contract directly with the landlord.

3. Idealista

Idealista is a website where you can find rooms and apartments to rent, as well as apartments for sale. It’s important to know that landlords will normally not respond to messages on Idealista or even text messages, which may sound old fashioned, but that’s just how it works in Spain. So, when you find a room/apartment you like – you should pick up the phone and call the phone number listed in the ad. Unless the listing states otherwise, don’t expect the landlord to speak English as this is rare in Spain. So if you don’t speak Spanish, you will most likely need to find someone that does to translate for you.

Unlike Spotahome, Idealista does not act as an agent between the landlord and the tenant, it’s only a website where owners can advertise their rooms/apartments. You’ll sign a contract directly with the landlord after viewing the room/apartment.

4. Facebook groups

Facebook groups are another way to find rooms or apartments to rent in Valencia. While perhaps not the most efficient way to find accommodation, you might get lucky! If you choose to go with this option, just remember to watch out for scammers and never send any money before having seen the room/apartment in person. I’d even recommend google searching the photos to see if they have possibly be stolen from an Airbnb listing, for example.

Here are some of the Facebook groups you can use to find long and short term accommodation in Valencia:

Valencia Apartments and Houses

Alquiler de Habitaciones Valencia (only for rooms!)

Valencia Long Term Rentals

Rooms and Flats for Rent Valencia

I hope this post helped you understand how to find short and long term accommodation in Valencia. If you want to get notified when I publish new blog posts, just click the red bell in the bottom right corner or follow me on Instagram where I usually announce new posts :))

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