Family accommodation is available throughout the year, with the latter offering a greater range of facilities. Most families live near the school and are rarely more than 20 minutes away by public transport. Very occasionally, a family may be up to 30 minutes from the school as some of the most elegant districts of Barcelona are on the edge of the city.

All our host families live in flats, as there are practically no individual houses in Barcelona. Apartment buildings (both old and modern) are rarely more than 8 floors high. A typical flat will have 3 or 4 bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room and living room. Some flats have terraces; almost all of them have balconies.

It is difficult to describe a typical family as there is such a variety; some are young couples, some have children still living at home, others – perhaps the majority – have grown-up children who no longer live at home, but who often appear for lunch on Sundays! Lunch is usually eaten quite late – around 2.30 p.m., and dinner is usually at about 9.00 p.m.

All host families are carefully selected by our Accommodation Department and all agree to fulfill the following conditions:

  • to provide students with single rooms (unless a couple both attending courses, or individuals, request to share), which are comfortably furnished, have adequate heating and lighting facilities and a desk or table where students can work
  • to provide basic laundry facilities and to change bed linen and towels weekly
  • to make a daily bath or shower available
  • to provide an adequate continental breakfast and – for those students who are being accommodated on a half-board basis – a substantial dinner at night
  • to provide students with a door key so that they can let themselves in and out
  • to treat students as family guests and generally behave in a friendly and hospitable manner


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Rosselló 194, pral. 2a
08008 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 451 10 72
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