Looking for Accommodation – Spanish Vocabulary

Travelling is a great opportunity to discover new landscapes, cultures and meet new people but a very important thing which is also connected with it is finding a proper and good accommodation where you can spend night in and rest to gain some new energy for the next day. Before the big travel (unless you […]

Travelling is a great opportunity to discover new landscapes, cultures and meet new people but a very important thing which is also connected with it is finding a proper and good accommodation where you can spend night in and rest to gain some new energy for the next day.

Before the big travel (unless you have a great adventurous soul), it’s necessary to look for a place where you can sleep and stay comfortably. To find the best kind of accommodation which will suit and satisfy your needs try to answer for yourself these questions: Which type of accommodation would you like? What is your budget?

In this situation of looking for shared flat, room, apartment or a house using a different language then your mother tongue a lack of vocabulary can become very quickly a challenge. One of the option is to take some beginners Spanish classes with us which will make your life easier in Málaga! However, don’t worry because we have prepared for you very useful vocabulary required for this case! Discover in our article, the main vocabulary which you need to make your search and communication easier. 

 

1) About the type of accommodation

If you already know your new destination and you’re actually searching for a next to be accommodation check out some typical choices you can have:

 

Pisos – Flats
Piso compartido – Shared flat
Casa – House
Dúplex – Duplex
Ático – Penthouse
Alquiler de habitaciones – Room rental
Habitación individual – Single room
Habitación compartida – Shared room
Barrio residencial – Residential neighborhood
En la ciudad – In the city
Afueras de la ciudad – Outskirts of the city
En el campo – In the country side

 

2) Flat features

After you have already chosen the best accommodation for yourself, you need to get some more informations about it. To spend as pleasant stay as possible you should also check all the different basic features which your accommodation offers.

 

Ventanas – Windows
Terraza/BalcónTerrace/Balcony
Baño privado/Compartido – Private/Shared bathroom 
Escritorio – Desk
Cama doble/Individual – Double bed /Single bed
Ascensor – Lift 
Jardín – Garden
Aire acondicionado/Calefacción – Air conditioning /Heating
Lavadora/Lavavajillas/Secadora – Washing machine/ Dishwasher/ Dryer
Sàbanas – Bed sheets
Toallas – Towels
Televisión – TV
Wifi Wifi
Piscina – Pool
Gastos incluídos/Excluídos – Bills Included/Excluded
Amueblado – Furnished

 

3) More questions

When you are about to rent the flat you should contact the landlord for more additional informations which can be very helpful for you. To get as many informations as possible we have prepared for you some phrases which you can use in communication with the owner of the flat.

  • Phone number

0: Cero 1: uno 2: dos 3: tres 4: cuatro 5: cinco 6: seis 7: siete 8: ocho 9: nueve 10: diez

¿Estoy llamando a Marie? – Am I calling Marie?
¿Estoy interesado en alquilar un apartamento y me gustaría saber si sigue disponible? – I’m interested in renting one apartment and I would like to know if it is still available?
Me llamo Marie– My name is Marie
Tengo algunas preguntas – I have some questions
Vale gracias
– Ok thank you

  • Mail address

¿Podría enviarme un correo electrónico con más información sobre a esta dirección (dirección de e-mail)? – Could you send me an email with more informations about the accommodation on this email address?

  • Home address

Calle – Street
Avenida – Avenue
Número – Number
Código postal – Postal code
Ciudad – City

 

4) Frequent questions

¿Cuántas habitaciones hay? – How many rooms are there?
¿Qué hay de los otros inquilinos? ¿Es un piso mixto? How about the other roommates? Is it a mixed gender flat?
¿Está cerca del centro, la Universidad o mi lugar de trabajo? Is it near to the center or university or my workplace?
¿Debo traer mis propias sábanas? – Should I bring my own bed sheets?
¿Se permiten mascotas en el piso? – Are pets allowed in the flat?
¿Hay un ascensor en el bloque de apartamentos? – Is there a lift in the apartment block?
¿Están todas las facturas incluidas en el alquiler? – Are all the bills included in the rent?
¿Hay una piscina en la urbanización? – Is there a swimming pool in the urbanisation?
¿Puedo alquilar el alojamiento por sólo /1 semana/1 mes..? – Can I rent the accommodation for only /1 week / 1 month…?
¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta, efectivo, cheque, transferencia bancaria? – Can I pay by: card, cash, cheque, bank transfer?
¿El alojamiento está completamente amueblado? – Is the accommodation fully furnished?

 

Do not wait any longer and learn with AIL Málaga these new phrases and vocabulary which are very helpful for you to find and arrange a new accommodation of yours! By learning this vocabulary you will also gain and strenghten your knowledge of Spanish language.

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