Going to live in a university residence will become your first move and, as we like to make things easier for you and we don’t want you to overlook anything, at Unihabit we have prepared a list with everything you need to take into account when packing your suitcase.

List of things to bring to a university hall of residence

The university halls of residence in Barcelona are fully equipped, however, as each person is different and we all have different habits, tastes and hobbies, there are certain objects and utensils that you will need to prepare or buy before moving in. In this super complete checklist we have included all the things you need to live in a university residence, from basic household and hygiene items to whims of all kinds.

And if you are also a somewhat absent-minded person, this resource will come in handy so that you don’t forget anything when you pack your suitcase to move into your residence hall. Take note and don’t leave any of your essentials at home!

Clothes and shoes

  • Comfortable clothes: If you are one of those people who love to dress in comfortable clothes to be at home, you can’t forget some tracksuit bottoms or outfits made of comfortable fabrics.
  • Pyjamas and slippers, a must!
  • Street clothes and shoes that are suitable for the climate of the city where you will be living and the possible events you may be attending, such as a welcome party or a job interview. Be aware of the humidity, wind and rain in each season, and the space you have in your wardrobe.
  • If you like to exercise or do outdoor activities, you should take clothes and sports equipment suitable for these.

Accessories and kitchenware

  • Baskets or boxes: these basic items will allow you to keep all your clothes that are not hanging neatly presented and tidy in the wardrobe.
  • Bag and laundry basket: you will need both, as the basket will help you to deposit your dirty clothes in an orderly and discreet way, and the bag will help you to transport them to the laundry.
  • Rags and kitchen utensils, an essential that you will use on a daily basis.
  • Towels, sheets and blankets: although you have kitchenware in the Unihabit residences, there are some very personal items that you prefer to bring from home so that you don’t get homesick. In addition, a warm blanket is always good to have on hand, especially in winter.
  • Cushions or pillow: whether you want cushions to decorate and warm up your room, or you need a specific type of pillow to sleep well and rest, these are other messages that you should not forget.
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Basic household appliances

  • Airfryer: air fryers are all the rage, because this appliance is super versatile and compact. With them you can cook all kinds of food in a very short time, it is easy to clean and it takes up almost no space, it will become your best ally, especially during exam time.
  • Coffee maker and kettle: if you are someone who likes a good morning coffee or hot herbal teas, the coffee maker and kettle will be two of the essentials you can’t miss in your kitchen.
  • Toaster: it seems like a whim, but if you really like toasted bread, you will miss it a lot if you don’t have it.
  • Drying rack: to hang your clothes out to dry after doing the laundry.
  • Speakers and headphones: listening to music is another of the most shared passions, either to relax or to set the mood. Both items you’ll use a lot, so pack them in your suitcase.

Cleaning and personal hygiene products

  • Products: Although the cleaning of the room is included in the rate, it is always good to have some daily use products such as dishwasher and others to keep it clean as long as possible.
  • Toiletry bag: you should prepare it as if you were going on a long trip, from creams, make-up, deodorant and soaps, to your favourite perfume.
  • Standing mirror: an essential for a full body view before going out. It also serves to decorate and add depth to the room.
  • First aid: it’s always good to have a basic kit with medication and plasters or other sanitary items on hand.

Study material

  • Chargers and miscellaneous gadgets: all the tech accessories you might need for your student survival kit, such as an external battery, a power strip with multiple plugs, a wireless mouse pad or a keyboard.
  • Various supplies, from notebooks to pens and diaries.
  • Backpack: you’ll be lugging your laptop and notebooks or books around all day to college, the library or study halls, so you’ll need to have a backpack to carry them safely back and forth. on hand.
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Books and hobbies

  • Books: if you have any favourites that are always with you, or new ones to read, pack them in your luggage.
  • Board games: there will be many evenings and afternoons with friends that will be much more fun with some board games, whether they are strategy games or competitive team games.
  • Video games and consoles: if you’re a fan of video games, you’re sure not to forget any at home, but just in case, we’ve listed them here.
  • Brushes and material for handicrafts: if you love doing handicrafts in your free time, bring all the material to the residence and create your own studio or workshop in a corner. You can also add some shelves to the list to have the perfect place to display your creations.


  • Essential personal documentation: a must-have to identify yourself at all times, whether it’s your passport or residence permit, your ID card or identification card. Don’t forget your health card so you can go to the doctor, or your driving licence, in case you need it at some point.
  • Other documents: these will vary from person to person, ranging from university registration papers to emergency contact information. Make a list and don’t forget anything at home.

We hope that with this list you no longer have any doubts about all the things you need to bring to a Unihabit student residence in Barcelona. But if you still have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Unihabit team. We will be delighted to help you with your move.