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Local Host Families in Barcelona, Spain

The experience in a homestay in Barcelona allows you first-hand experience and be a part of everyday life and share in customs, traditions, and habits with your hosts. You can stay in a single or double room (with the double option reserved for those students travelling together).

Living with a local host family in Barcelona will allow you to constantly practice your Spanish and quickly learn the language. You will share breakfast and dinner with your host family, giving you numerous opportunities to practice Spanish.

More About Homestays in Barcelona
High Level Spanish Practice

You will share the daily routine with your host family, along with 2 meals a day and cultural immersion.

Personalized Selection

Visited and previously approved by us, adapted to your specific needs

20-40’ Commute to School

The location of your homestay in Barcelona can vary, but will likely be an average of 20 to 40 minutes commute to the school.


Single us$ 295 | Double us$ 275

What’s included?


Shared Bathroom

Breakfast and Dinner

Towels and Sheets

Weekly Bedroom Cleaning


All of our homestays are located in the best neighborhoods of the city and always within 25 minutes of the Expanish school, but many of them are much closer than 25 minutes as that is the maximum commute. Barcelona is a very large city, so it is common for students to take public transportation (subway or bus) to get to the school each day, just like the locals do.

Reviews of Local Host Families in Barcelona

Homestay in Barcelona FAQ

Can you get to know the family before travelling?

You will meet the family the day you arrive to Spain and to their home. All host families were checked and approved by the Expanish staff and the majority have worked with us for a long time and have hosted many students.

Is it only one student per homestay?

We have several host families with whom we work and some families can accommodate one student at a time, others can host many at the same time. Many of our hosts have only one available room, so we cannot guarantee you will be with other students. If you prefer one or another option, you can make it clear when you register and we will do everything possible to fulfill your special request within our host family network.

Do all homestays have WiFi?

Depending on the destination there might be Internet available in the accommodation, but we cannot guarantee this in advance. If you require Internet, please write it down in the field “accommodation notes” and we will do our best to try to arrange it.

Where are the homestays located?

All of our homestays are located in the best neighborhoods of the city and always within 15-25 minutes on foot or by public transport to the Expanish School. Some example location neighborhoods are Eixample, Sagrada Familia, Gracia, and Ciutat Vella.

When is the accommodation reserved?

The accommodation is always reserved with arrival on the Sunday before your course start date and departure on the Saturday after your course end date.

Are bills included?

The accommodation price includes all bills like water, gas, electricity. No extra fees will be charged.

Can I use the kitchen? The washing machine?

The Shared Apartment option includes use of the kitchen and washing machines to do laundry. The Homestay option does not include use of a kitchen or washing machine, as the host will take care of meals and laundry.

Are you interested in this accommodation option?