Single-occupancy self-catering accommodation has been reserved for each participant; as a condition for acceptance participants must agree to reimburse the program for the cost of this accommodation or opt out.  Participants wishing to use alternative accommodation must make their own arrangements. During summer it is difficult and expensive to find affordable accommodation; the total price of (approx.) $1300 is at least one-third of the cost of comparable hotel accommodation in Barcelona, and you have the advantage of being on the same site as your Institute colleagues. For couples, families, and those not wanting residence-style accommodation, self-catering apartments can be found in Barcelona. Prices have been high and availability slim, but the recent economic crisis has brought down prices, sometimes to as low as €1700. Participants who wish to stay before and/or after the Institute are encouraged to contact Barcelona Resident well in advance of the Institute. Participants with specific needs regarding access, etc., should contact the organizers immediately after acceptance.

We will be using the Barcelona Resident, located a short walk from the Institute location and most libraries and archives.

Barcelona Resident

C/ Tantarantana, 15-17, 08003

Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 78 79


The Barcelona Resident was built in 2012 as a privaetly-managed residence for university students and scholars. It is located in La Riberathe neighborhood (adjacent to El Born, an area famous for its shopping and nightlife). It is adjacent to la Ciutadella, the city's main park, and a short walk to Barceloneta and the modern Vila Olímpica, both of which have beaches.   



Rooms have air-conditioning, a full bath, and Internet connection, and are cleaned weekly. There are shared lounge and kitchenette, laundry facilities, and a concierge on duty 24 hours.

Alternative Accommodation

Whereas we strongly recommend using the official Institute residence, you may want to rent your own furnished apartment. These come in a range of prices and amenities may include telephone, Internet, air-conditioning and television and stereo, etc., but you should expect €2500 or more for an apartment that sleeps 2-4 people. If three or four participants co-operate to share an apartment, this can be a more economical (and possibly more comfortable) option than our official accommodation. We cannot provide assistance in seeking outside accommodation, or resolving any disputes or difficulties that may arise as a consequence of opting out of the official residence. You will need to book your apartment as far in advance as possible, and therefore will not see the apartment and neighborhood it is in in person before committing. While violent crime in Barcelona is very rare, some neighborhoods are unpleasant, dirty and intimidating, and you should research and choose your accommodation with care. Should you rent an apartment, we recommend neighborhoods close to the Institute facilities, including the Barri Gotic, Ribera, Born, Barceloneta, Jutjats, Eixample Dreta; Gràcia is a charming neighborhood, but rather far from the Institute (as are Poble Nou and Poble Sec). Some areas of the Raval should be avoided. A list of agencies is below:

City Center Apartments BCN Internet Home Holidays Habitat Apartments bcnrentapartment Monumental Enjoy Barcelona Ramblas Rooms AirBNB Euro Cheapo VRBO Serennia

(NOTE: We do not recommend or guarantee any of these sites; they are listed for informational purposes.)