PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Accommodation in Barcelona

TBS Barcelona has arranged a special housing offer for you. The Student Hotel is a renowned residence in Barcelona and it is responsible for providing TBS students with housing services.

You must consider that places are subject to availability.

Key information

  • Location: Within 20 minutes walking distance from TBS or two metro stations.
  • Arrival date: Saturday, 6th July
  • Departure date: Saturday, 27th July
  • Price: 800
  • Deposit fee: 150*


*
The deposit should be paid at the moment of check-in in cash. The full reimbursement will be made also in cash on the check-out day, if there are no damages or missing items when checking-out.

Hospitality package

Single standard room

Fully-equipped room with modern en-suite bathroom with shower, work desk, flat screen satellite TV, air-conditioning and heating, comfy double bed and access to the open-plan shared kitchen. Superfast and reliable WiFi included.

Included services

  • Access to the shared kitchen, kitchen/living room for every 10 rooms.
  • Water and electricity utilities
  • Internet access
  • Safe box
  • Daily cleaning service for common areas
  • Weekly cleaning of the room
  • 24h staff
  • Maintenance services
  • Access to pool and the sundeck during the summer season.
  • Towels and linens included.
  • Guests are allowed. One visitor at a time, maximum stay 4 nights per month.
 
Please note that by choosing the accommodation package, you accept that TBS Barcelona is required to share your personal details with The Student Hotel in order to confirm your reservation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Arrival by plane

Barcelona´s nearest airport is Aeroport del Prat and is well connected by public transport. For further information click here.   

Bus
A shuttle bus between the airport and the center of Barcelona is available every 5-10 minutes between 5.00am and 0.30am. The journey lasts 35 minutes depending on the traffic and only costs 5,90 one-way or 10,20 return.

If you purchase the accommodation package at The Student Hotel Campus, we recommend taking this service. Once you arrive to Plaza Catayluna, you will need to change onto the metro. Then take the red line 1, direction Fondo, and exit the train within two stops at Marina station. You’ll find more information and the shuttle stop map here.  

Metro
Line 9 of metro connects the airport to the main streets of Barcelona and costs 4,50 one-way. For more information please click here.  

Taxi
Taxis operate 24 hours. The journey lasts approximately 30- 45 minutes and tariffs vary depending on the time. Prices range from €40 - €55. For more information please click here.

Train
Trains depart every 30mins from Terminal 2 to Estacio de Sants, from where you can take metro services to your destination. The journey lasts approximately 20 mins. There´s a free airport shuttle bus between terminals, for more information please consult times and fares here.

Arrival by Train

Barcelona´s main train station is Estacio de Sants which is connected internationally with France and the rest of Spain, as well as the local region of Catalunya. For more information please click here.

Transport in Barcelona

Barcelona offers several types of public transport: buses, metro (subway) and tramway. Tickets and prices vary according to duration but are the same for all types of transport within zone 1. For further details about the different bus, tram and metro routes: www.tram.cat/en/ and www.tmb.cat/en

  • T10 - ticket for 10 trips: 10.20
  • T50/30 - ticket for 50 trips within 30 days: 43.50
  • TMES - ticket with unlimited travel for 30 days in zone 1: 54.00

*If you purchase the accommodation package, a TMES Ticket will be included.

Metro: Operate weekdays (Monday to Thursday) 5am until midnight and on Friday until 2.00 am. Saturday it's available all night. Sundays and public holidays during the week until midnight.

Bus: The city of Barcelona has a bus network with more than 80 different routes

Tram: Offers 6 routes, 3 to the North and 3 to the South of the city.

Bikes: The city hall´s bike service Bicing can only be used for students enrolled on full academic programmes. However, there are various bicycle hire companies, especially in the old quarter. Cyclists can take their bicycles on most of the city's public transport, except buses.

 

 

Visa

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a correct visa, depending on your country of origin. To find out more about travel requirements, please get in touch with your local Spanish embassy or consulate. For further information click here.

When you have completed your registration and we have received your payment, we will provide you with an acceptance letter which will help you in obtaining a visa, should you require one.

Insurance

We highly recommend that you take out a comprehensive international travel insurance, that covers lost, damaged and stolen property.

Citizens of a Member State of the European Economic Area or Switzerland
Health care in Spain is free during your stay in Spain, if you have a valid European Health Insurance Card. Please see the European Commission’s website for more information to make an application.

Citizen from outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland
If you are coming from a country outside the EU you will need to contact the Spanish Embassy before coming regarding possible agreements with Spain concerning the health system. Please see more information here.

If there is no agreement, it will be necessary for you to take out a private health Insurance cover. We strongly recommend that before your departure to Spain, you take out a good travel health insurance, which includes medical repatriation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barcelona (Spain)

With a thriving international business economy and a vibrant student scene, Barcelona is ranked as one of the world’s top 10 cities to invest in*, and, with over 215,000 students from all over the world, it has also been declared one of Europe’s best places to study**. Barcelona’s privileged location on the Mediterranean Sea has long made it a place of cultural and business exchange, and with its famous modernist architecture it is also internationally renowned as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, making it an ideal place to explore while you learn.

*KPMG Global Cities Investment Monitor 2015
**QS Top 10 Student Cities in Europe 2015