The history of the company dates back to 2001, when Rent a Bedroom S.L. was founded with the clear target of becoming the leader of the Barcelona student accommodation market. Four years on, Rent a Bedroom S.L. was managing 140 rooms in the centre of Barcelona, spread across 38 apartments.
Melon District opened its first 97 rooms in a building on Barcelona’s famous Avinguda Paral·lel in September 2007.
In September 2009, Melon District opened the biggest residence in Barcelona, with 500 rooms, in the 22@ district, the largest urban redevelopment project in the city.
Following its success and the outstanding response it has received in Barcelona, Melon District will shortly be opening a new residence in Paris as part of its expansion plan.
Melon District has pioneered a new type of residence in line with the needs and lifestyle of Spanish and international students. Urban locations, an international atmosphere and a wide range of services meeting the highest quality standards are the cornerstones of the Melon District model, giving it a distinctive style that goes beyond a simple accommodation service.
Melon District’s priority is to offer flexible accommodation that meets the requirements of students staying with us for various reasons, whether to study, to work or simply on holiday. This flexibility makes it the perfect option whether you want to stay a whole term, a year or a couple of days.
Melon District’s choice of Barcelona as its flagship destination is no coincidence. Melon District’s spirit, personality and style have a lot in common with this highly cosmopolitan, creative and sophisticated city, which masterfully combines rich cultural heritage and breathtaking architecture with an unmistakably international outlook.
Melon District seeks to offer its students much more than simply an accommodation service: it aims to give you the chance to have a unique experience in the equally unique city of Barcelona.
Melon District is a dynamic, constantly evolving project whose expansion plans include the top Spanish university cities, including Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, as well as other European cities in the likes of France and Italy.