This contents of this FAQ form part of the Rules & Regulations that govern the tenancies between the Lessor and the Tenant.
habitelle has a very simple booking request process that is all online.
Have a look at our amazing homes and choose the one that suits you the best. Check that the location works for you (all our habitelle properties have excellent public transport links and some even have secure parking for bicycles, motorbikes and cars) and look for available dates.
Remember, you will only be sharing with other females and we use our matcHER compatibility software so that you can share wonderful experiences with other tenants with similar interests and backgrounds.
It’s so easy to make a reservation request with habitelle. It’s all online so its quick and simple.
Just fill out a few details about yourself in the form we will send you and we will send you a booking confirmation acceptance email with a link to make the payment.
Once we receive your payment, your booking is confirmed, and we await you in the great city of Barcelona!
You will need to send us a copy of your identity card (European) or passport (non-European) and:
If you are a full-time employee:
If you work as a freelancer:
If you work as a freelancer, you will need to send us:
If you are a student or intern:
Finally, you will need to complete a form with all your personal and stay information. You will also need to read and accept our Regulations and Terms and Conditions.
In some circumstances it may be necessary to undertake a tenant check. This has not cost for tenants.
We do ask tenants to provide any information requested by our partner Quota Rent, who undertake the checks for us.
The quicker you provide the information requested, the quicker we can approve your booking.
The single rental price includes:
Our co-living manager is available for any questions or help.
You will need to make a booking guarantee payment deposit in order to confirm your reservation which is:
We will return your deposit 30 working days from the end of your contract or whenever the utility bill for your apartment has been received from the utility supplier or building owner (whichever is the later), and once we have checked that there were no damages in your room or the apartment and that you have followed and abided by all the Rules and Regulations during your stay.
We will also check that you did not overuse the monthly utility consumption amount in your monthly rent. In the event that the utility deposit is not sufficient to cover the excess usage of utilities, any over consumption of utilities shall be deducted from said deposit.
Please note that the security deposit should not be considered as the final month’s rent payment.
We know that sometimes it can be quite an effort to pay deposits as well as your rent. That is why we have teamed up with Quota Rent.
When Quota Rent contacts you for a tenant check, ask them about the Zero Deposit option available when staying at habitelle.
In order to make your booking, you will need to select and pay for the habiPak rental service pack and make a utility deposit of:
The utility deposit is used to cover overuse of utilities. If there is no overuse of utilities, the utility overuse deposit is returned to the Tenant within 30 days of the end of their tenancy or once we receive the utility bills from the building owner or supplier, whichever is the later.
The habiPak costs eur 275 (incl. IVA) and includes the following:
* Empadronamiento: Cuando llegue, nuestro equipo te guiará a través del proceso y te proporcionará el documento necesario para obtener tu empadronamiento. Para obtener un empadronamiento para la ubicación habitelle seleccionada, deberás haber reservado por lo menos 6 meses.
Necesitarás el empadronamiento para acceder a los servicios públicos de salud, solicitar un NIE o TIE y abrir una cuenta bancaria. Dados los largos retrasos que se pueden experimentar en la obtención de citas, es recomendable solicitar estos servicios lo antes posible.
** NIE/TIE: habitelle works with a specialist company that offers various packages to help you get your NIE or TIE. Should you require help in getting your NIE or TIE, please make this request when you confirm your booking and we will ask the specialist company to contact you to start the process.
habiPak ‘add-ons’ (coming soon!)
You can add any of the following add-on services when you make and pay for your booking confirmation:
At habitelle we really care about the environment, and we want our habitelle guests to care too!
That is why there is a monthly limit of consumption of eur 50 included in your monthly rent which covers your consumption of water, electricity, hot water and gas (where applicable). The onus and responsibility to help the planet and consume less energy, water and a/c is on you and your flatmates.
In the case that the utility bills are in the name of the building owner, only once we receive these bills, can we advise you if there has been any over consumption in utilities in the habitelle apartment you occupy during any month of your stay and we will calculate your share. This will be supported by the utility supplies bills that are metered for every apartment in the building.
Any consumption over and above your eur 50 allowance per month shall be deducted from your utility deposit or, in the case that this is not sufficient, you will need to top up your utility deposit to eur 150 or eur 200, depending on the length of your tenancy agreement. In the event that your utility deposit is not sufficient to cover your over consumption, then any amount owing shall be deducted from your booking deposit.
El encendido, uso y consumo del aire acondicionado está excluido del importe de CINCUENTA EUROS (€.- 50,00) mensuales. En caso de que se encienda y use el aire acondicionado en el apartamento en cualquier momento, el consumo y el costo del uso del aire acondicionado se dividirán en partes iguales entre las inquilinas que hayan ocupado habitaciones dentro de la propiedad. Es responsabilidad de los anquilinas acordar mutuamente si y cuándo encender y apagar el aire acondicionado dado que en algunas propiedades el aire acondicionado está centralizado y no se puede
encender o apagar en diferentes habitaciones de la propiedad. Hay ventiladores disponibles para alquilar en habitelle. Por favor, pregunte por los detalles.
In the event that your spending deposit is not sufficient to cover your excess consumption, any amount due will be deducted from your booking deposit or debited from your bank account via the signed direct debit.
The utility allowance is a monthly amount and is included in the rent you pay, and is pro-ratered for the number of days you occupy your room in the apartment.
When you booking request is accepted, you will need to confirm your booking by paying the deposit and the habipak.
The options to pay your rent and additional costs are as follows:
Rental contracts - up to 3 months long
For rental contracts up to 3 months in duration, the total amount of rent must be paid in advance. Any rental payment paid by the Tenant in advance for the whole period of the stay is strictly non-fundable in the event of a booking cancellation.
Pago por adelantado
Any rental payment paid by the Tenant in advance for the whole period of the stay is strictly non-fundable in the event of a booking cancellation.
Advance payment – 12 months
For bookings of at least 12 months which are paid in advance, we will apply a 5% discount to the total rent amount. This is only applicable to the rent amount and not utilities or any other add on costs. Any rental payment paid by the Tenant in advance for the whole period of the stay is strictly non-fundable in the event of a booking cancellation.
Pagos del primer mes de alquiler/pago de alquiler por adelantado
Al momento de firmar el contrato de renta (online) y por el primer mes de renta, deberás pagar por Transferencia Bancaria:
Pagos de alquiler posteriores
Para estancias de más de 3 meses que no se paguen por adelantado, el pago del alquiler debe realizarse mediante domiciliación bancaria en una cuenta bancaria local o de la UE.
You will need to sign the rental agreement before you move in. This is done online via Signaturit.
Remember that the first month’s rent (or the full rental amount for stays up to 3 months) needs to have already been transferred to our bank account before you are provided with the keys to the apartment and your room.
In case of the cancellation of a booking, penalizations will be applied:
Podrás reducir/cancelar tu contrato de alquiler de acuerdo a los siguientes términos:
COVID 19 POLICY: In the event that your project in Barcelona is cancelled (class suspension or employment contract cancellation), you will have the possibility of cancelling your contract without any penalty, providing supporting documentation from your company/university.
You can extend your rental contract as long as the requested room is available at an extra cost of €100 (single payment per extension). You can make as many extensions as you want as long as we have availability. Should the published rent for the room that you rented, increase between the initial rental contract start date and the new requested extension, the rent for the extension shall be the new published rent.
The extension will only be effective when the payment of the fee has been made and the document annexed to the corresponding contract has been signed.
In the event that a booking was made based on the discounted rate for arrival and departure dates (see 15. below), it is not possible to extend your stay by moving the departure date to suit the discounted rate already booked.
The rate to be applied to any extension shall be the daily rate of eur 40/night or the monthly rate plus the eur 100 extension fee. Any extensions are subject to availability and at the sole discretion of habitelle, and may entail a change of room, room type and apartment (same building).
You can change rooms during your rental contract as long as the requested room is available at an extra cost of €100 (single payment per request). The change will only be effective once the payment of the corresponding fee has been made and the document annexed to the corresponding contract has been signed.
Arrivals will be scheduled through by email to you. If you have any questions, you can always contact us by email or phone.
It is necessary and very important that you send us your arrival information at least one month in advance so that our team can organize everything.
Departures must also be confirmed one month in advance.
Failure to confirm departures within the one-month deadline will result in the forfeiture of the booking deposit.
Remember that you must make all your payments before your check in or at least at the time of your arrival in order to formalize your rental contract and receive the keys to your apartment and room.
If you arrive:
If you leave:
The utility allowance of eur 50 per month and is not subject to any reduction as a result of arriving after the 1st of the month or departing before last day of the month.
You can do all your payments online using the links we will provide you by email bank transfer.
In case you pay by bank transfer or similar the amount of the payment must be exact, and the transfer costs must be assumed by the applicant. Transfer should indicate the name and last name of the tenant.
The minimum stay is 3 months, and the maximum stay is 12 months. For stays shorter than 3 months but of at least 1 month will be considered subject to availability. You can always extend/renew your rental contract in case you want to keep enjoying and incredible life experience.
The inventory list is included in your rental contract. On the day you check in, please check that everything is as per the inventory list. Should you wish to make an observation about the inventory, this must be done by email or via the habitelle app within 24 hours of your arrival.
All our apartments accept the registration (empadronamiento) of all its Tenants.
The requirement to be able to do the registration is that the rental contract is for at least 6 months.
These 6 minimum months of stay in case of registration, are mandatory and cannot be reduced in any case.
The registration process is carried out by the habitelle and is included in the service pack, so you do not have to pay any extra cost.
Request your registration as soon as possible so our team has enough time to request the appointment and once the registration is done, we will notify you so that you can pick it up at the office.
The registration date can never be prior to the starting date of the rental contract.
Our inaugural habitelle is in the Montjuic area of Barcelona. We are growing and working to have new habitelles in new areas coming soon.
Next to all our habitelle coliving homes you will find public transport like metro and bus, shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants, schools, big companies and much more.
We offer apartments from 4 to 9 bedrooms. All our habitelle homes are fully furnished and equipped with everything you will need during your stay. You will find a bedroom with a comfortable bed, bed table or shelve, a working area with desk, chair and desk light, closet and heating system (and in some homes there is also a/c). Every bedroom is special to us, and you will find extras in each one. You can check them on our website.
All our apartments have a kitchen that is completely equipped, a comfortable living area with sofas and big tables to enjoy your stay with your flatmates and at least, one complete bathroom with shower or bathtub. On average we have two bathrooms per 4 bedrooms, but this can change depending on the property. Please check each property to see the bathroom ratio per number of tenants.
Each apartment is as unique as you are, and you will find different extra commodities in each one, check all information about each home on our website.
In some habitelle properties, we also provide separate storage areas for personal belongings, bikes etc… This is free of charge.
Yes, our double rooms can have two single beds and may be shared by two friends. We do not accept couples.
You must be 18 years old to apply for a bedroom with us.
Unfortunately, we do not accept couples or families.
Some of our apartments offer a pet friendly double room with a minimum stay requirement and strict pet housekeeping rules. Tenants with pets are required to purchase a ‘pet-Pak ‘– prices, terms & conditions are on request.
Yes, you can have visits during the daily hours (09:00 to 22:00h). You will always be responsible of the behaviour of your visitors and the damages that they can cause. If you wish to invite a male guest, you must ask your fellow habiteller flatmates if they are ok with having a male visitor (male guests are forbidden from staying the night).
No problem. We have live guided virtual tours of the apartment and building amenities. The guided tour is in English and Spanish. You can arrange a day and time that suits you best.
You can always send questions to our Angela, our Reservations Manager, at [email protected] or [email protected] and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
In order to protect the privacy of the existing tenants, we only undertake live guided virtual tours of the actual apartments and the rooms. You may of course visit the building and its amenities at any point of time that you choose. The guided virtual live tours are conducted in Spanish, French, Italian or English. If you wish to organize a personal guided virtual tour, please schedule by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]
Dependiendo de la propiedad, puede haber aparcamiento disponible para coches, motos y bicicletas. Pregunta si hay estacionamiento disponible en tu propiedad seleccionada y pregunta por los precios.
El aparcamiento para coches y motos se asigna por orden de llegada y no se puede garantizar para todos las inquilinas del apartamento.
Habitelle es una convivencia estrictamente solo para mujeres y es un entorno totalmente inclusivo. En todos nuestras pisos encontrarás estudiantes y jóvenes profesionales, generalmente entre 20 y 35 años, de todo el mundo y con un perfil muy similar al tuyo.
If you want more specific information about who your habitelle co-livers will be, do not hesitate to ask our Bookings Manager at any time and she will provide you with non-confidential information so that you can get an idea of who your next partners will be.
You can write to us at [email protected] or [email protected]
Of course, you can change your room or apartment as many times as you want to any of our habitelle properties.
The fee for changing the room is €50 and will always depend on whether the room is available.
In certain circumstances, habitelle may require the tenant to change a room on another floor, but always in the same building. This could occur in one or more of the following circumstances:
Depending on the property, you may either use the habitelle app and/or contact your habitelle Co-living Manager and a maintenance team will come to the apartment to fix any issues. The only thing we will need from you is a detailed explanation of what the incident is and photographs in which you identify yourself as best as possible. This will help us to better identify the type of incident and solve it as soon as possible.
Despite we are sure that you will collaborate taking out the trash daily, using the dishwasher, that you will have your bedroom very neat and will keep all common areas clean and tidy after using them, there is a weekly cleaning service of the common areas included on your monthly bill. In case you need it, we have extra cleaning services for your private bedroom, just ask us. We will check the tidiness and cleanliness of your room from time to time. We will always check with you before we do.
Keeping tidy and clean the apartment you are living in is your priority. Whist we provide weekly cleaning of the common areas and bathrooms, it is your responsibility and duty to maintain and keep clean the following:
All shower, bathtub, wash basin and bidet drain outlets must be kept permanently clear of hair. Please make sure that hair does not collect and block the drains. Should a blockage occur due to hair clogging the drains, we will pass on the charge of the plumber to the tenants occupying the apartment at the point of time of the drain blockage
habitelle avisará a la inquilina una semana antes por email que está acercando la fecha de su salida. El el día de la salida y en el horario establecido que debe ser siempre antes de las 11h, se hará una inspección de la habitación para comprobar que la habitación se devuelve en las mismas condiciones que se encontraba en el momento de la entrada de la inquilina (según las fotos del inventario y el listado del inventario mismo, sea de la propia habitación que de las zonas comunes (muebles, herramientas, equipamientos etc.). La inquilina está obligada a hacer lo siguiente:
Hhabitelle no es un hotel o un hostal donde vivirás con viajeros que van y vienen a diario. Vivir en un habitelle co-living significa vivir en comunidad, compartir una experiencia de vida con personas de todo el mundo que se instalan en Barcelona por un periodo de tiempo para realizar su día a día.
Of course, if you choose to stay in a shared room but you don't have anyone to share this experience with, we will find the perfect partner that best suits you. Of course, in a habitelle this will always mean another female roommate.
The habitelle team is available in person and online. In person, you can visit the offices in calle Muntaner 328, 4-2, 08021 Barcelona from 10.00h to 18.00h. Please book an appointment by email at [email protected] or Whatsapp.
The personal security of our habitelle Tenants is paramount for us. Should you find yourself in a difficult situation where you believe your personal security is at risk or should you have any other concerns regarding your personal safety, we provide each of our Tenants with a Hotline number to use in the event of emergency. The habitelle hotline is available from 09.00h to 00.00h.
The Rules and Regulations/Frequently Asked Questions form an integral part of this Rental Agreement.
From time to time habitelle updates its Rules & Regulations/FAQ. These updated Rules & Regulations/FAQ will be notified to you either by email and/or when you access your desktop on the habitelle app and you agree to these Rules and Regulations being updated from time to time by signing the Tenancy Agreement, the Rules and Regulation and the FAQ.