welcome to Barcelona

Barcelona is a modern, cosmopolitan and lively city. Brimming with art and music, the bustling metropolis is sandwiched between the mountains and the beach. It’s impossible not to be drawn to exploring and discovering every corner of the city.

You’ve chosen one of the best cities in the world to live out your university years. Now all that’s left is for you to choose where you want to live. Why not opt for one of our two halls of residence: Barcelona Diagonal Alto or Barcelona Marina.

Livensa Living Barcelona Diagonal Alto is just 10 minutes from the University of Barcelona and BarcelonaTech campuses. Conveniently located in the Finestrelles shopping centre, you have everything you need on hand, from restaurants and supermarkets to clothes shops.

Barcelona Diagonal Alto

If you want to live in the famous 22@ neighbourhood, Livensa Living Barcelona Marina is the place for you. Located in contemporary Poblenou close to the Gothic Quarter, it’s a short walk from Pompeu Fabra University. Not to forget the beach that you can escape to whenever you feel like it.

Barcelona Marina
  • Barcelona gimnasio
  • Barcelona salones
  • Barcelona salas
  • Barcelona sala de juegos
  • Barcelona biblioteca

The Livensa Living Experience

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Barcelona Diagonal Alto offers much more than you would expect from your standard student digs. It’s a place where you can really make the most of your university experience, combining studying with socialising in one of the many common areas.

Aside from the library and study areas, you will find everything you need in your own private studio. The roof terrace is sure to become one of your favourite spots in the halls of residence, although the infinity pool offers close competition. One thing’s for sure: you’ll never have time to get bored thanks to the broad range of activities on offer; from parties and film nights to Zumba and yoga classes.

Conversely, at the Barcelona Marina halls of residence, you have the whole world at your doorstep. The inside of the complex reflects the atmosphere of the surrounding neighbourhood: modern, safe, comfortable and calm. Boasting an inner courtyard and an open-air swimming pool, the residence has it all.

Each room offers everything you might want from student accommodation: from an en-suite bathroom and kitchen to a smart TV and desk. The common areas include a games room, swimming pool, gym, multimedia room and terrace where you can take part in regular activities organised by our Student Life team.



Check out how far away any universities of interest are and pick the hall that is most convenient for you. The hardest thing will be choosing between the two!
Barcelona Marina
  • Barcelona Marina
  • Barcelona Diagonal Alto
  • BAU 8.3 km.
  • CEU Abat Oliba 4.3 km.
  • EAE Business School 4.2 km.
  • ELISAVA 6.4 km.
  • ESADE 2.2 km.
  • ESIC 4.4 km.
  • EU Business School 3.1 km.
  • IESE 1.9 km.
  • IQS Management School 3.3 km.
  • La Salle URL 4.3 km.
  • Toulouse Business School 6.4 km.
  • UB Campus Diagonal Sud 2.1 km.
  • UIC Barcelona 3.8 km.
  • Universidad de Barcelona 5.5 km.
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra Campus de la Ciutadella 7.7 km.
  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra Campus de Poblenou 8.4 km.
  • UPC Campus Nord 1.6 km.
  • UPF 6.7 km.
  • URL Blanquerna 4.8 km.


Got any questions?
Here are answers to some of the most
frequent queries we get asked:

  • 1. What residences do we have in Barcelona?

    In Barcelona, you have a choice of two locations: Marina and Diagonal Alto. 
    Livensa Living Barcelona Marina is located in one of the city centre’s newest and most innovative neighborhoods, Poblenou, also known as 22@. It’s very close to Pompeu Fabra University and the various faculties of the University of Barcelona. Home to a number of design schools and tech companies, 22@ is not only one of Barcelona’s most vibrant places to live; it also puts you right on the beachfront.
    Livensa Living Barcelona Diagonal Alto occupies the same site as the Finestrelles shopping center, which offers a range of supermarkets, restaurants and fashion retailers. You’ll find it just a few minutes by public transport from the University of Barcelona’s Campus Nord and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • 2. What makes Barcelona a great place to study?

    Known as the ciudad condal, Barcelona is one of Spain’s most cosmopolitan cities and a fantastic place to be a student. Here, anything is possible. It’s a modern, multicultural metropolis where you can catch some sun at the beach before exploring world-famous sights like the Sagrada Familia. 
    Barcelona-bound? Livensa Living offers you two options: Marina and Diagonal Alto.
    Livensa Living Barcelona Marina is located in Poblenou, aka 22@: one of Barcelona’s newest and most innovative neighborhoods, on the doorstep of the Barrio Gótico. Livensa Living Barcelona Diagonal Alto shares a site with the Finestrelles shopping center, where you’ll find a choice of supermarkets, restaurants and retailers just a quick bus ride from UB and UPC.
    If there’s a better spot in Barcelona, we’ve never found it.
  • 3. How do I reserve a room in a residence in Barcelona?

    You can book your room on the residence page, on the “Book your studio” section.
  • 4. What documentation do I need to study in Barcelona?

    On the day of your check-in, you will need the following documents:

    -A personal identification document: National ID (DNI) or passport.
    -A visa, if you need one to live in Spain.
    -A letter of confirmation of enrolment or acceptance from the university or college you will be attending.
    -A passport photo.
    -A signed tenancy agreement if you are over the age of 18; if you are under 18, this must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
    -A document approving payment via direct debit, signed by the account holder.
  • 5. I’m an international student – what do I need to do to study in Barcelona?

    The first step is to choose which college or university you want to attend. Once you’ve made your decision, you need to apply and wait to hear back. When your place is confirmed, it’s time to tackle any paperwork requested – applying for a visa, for instance.