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Students Hall of Residence Pedralbes has an area specially equipped for graduate students. Make things easy: our Residence Hall offers a full board services that provide a great opportunity to make the most of your potential and assure your professional future.

Our university residence of Barcelona is located in the north of the city; two minutes from IESE, five minutes from ESADE and ten minutes from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the main university Faculties of the UB and other universities such as La Salle in Barcelona (URL) and the International University of Catalonia (UIC).

The Residence Hall Pedralbes is ideal accommodation for MBA students and short stays participants in the IESE (IFP, Gemba, targeted programs, etc.), as it is only 2 minutes walk from the IESE, and not far from Diagonal, one of the main streets of Barcelona. Public transport is a few minutes away from the postgraduate residence with connections to the city centre by metro, bus and train. The Sants train station is three stops via the metro and the airport is 20 minutes by taxi.

Pedralbes Residence Hall: right next to IESE

Are you worried about having to cook, wash and iron clothes?

Do you need a few days to stay in Barcelona or the whole year for your MBA?

Do you need time to study and concentrate on your program IESE?

Are you looking apartment but you need to rest a couple of days until you find it?


Enjoy living in a residence hall near IESE Business School!

Enjoy innovative hotel experience with personalized attention in our university residence, a simple service designed to accommodate your busy schedule for your program IESE study (MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, Global CEO, leadership programs, PDD, International Programs of the Faculty and doctoral programs).

We will do everything to make your stay at the Colegio Mayor Pedralbes as pleasant as possible. You’ll feel right at home!


Services included in our university residence

Single room (some with ensuite available), equipped with a desk, closet, bathroom and free WIFI.

Full-service catering with 4 meals pro day, 7 days a week. In Pedralbes Residence Hall we adapt to you; flexible time and diets available.

Maid service; linens and towels washed weekly.

Weekly washing and ironing at no extra cost.


Pedralbes Residence Hall facilities

Study rooms, computer room and meeting room.

Gym, pool, football pitch and fronton.

Pedralbes Residence Hall is a male university residence that is located in a quiet area of Barcelona near the buildings of the IESE Business School. In addition, the residence hall is situated just minutes from Diagonal and 20 minutes from the airport, but the biggest advantage is that is located in the corporate heart of Barcelona.

For over 30 years Pedralbes has supported more than 1,000 students in their pursuit of academic excellence and integrated development within a community of students, teachers and researchers.


Special rates IESE 2024-2025

90€/day, full board

Junichi Kagaya. He is from Japan. Director of Corporate Development for Northeast Asia at IESE Business School, Tokyo

“Pedralbes Residence Hall is really an ideal place to stay when studying at IESE. Thanks to its excellent services of catering and laundry I could devote as much time as possible to make the most of my MBA coursework and career development. Since time tends to be the most scarce resource for MBA students I really appreciated it. In addition, I could practice my Spanish on a daily basis with Spanish residents. Finally, I could enrich myself through the cultural activities that Pedralbes organized. Indeed, living in Pedralbes excelled not only my MBA coursework but also personal development.”

Dr Ben Ngoye. He is from Kenya. Director of the Institute of Healthcare Management at Strathmore Business School

“I stayed at Pedralbes Residence Hall whilst I was doing the IESE International Faculty Program in 2013. My colleague and I were the envy of most of the class as it is right next to the campus and we thus saved a lot of travel time and money! The food was good and the amenities and the collegial atmosphere made it a home away from home. I would most definitely recommend it for anyone doing a program at IESE or at any of the colleges nearby.”

Ruelito R Dalangin. He is from Philippines. Regional e-Service Manager at Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore

“I stayed in Pedralbes Residence Hall during all the GEMBA modules that we had in Barcelona. Travelling all the way from China for the residential modules, the residence offered me a place closest to home – with friendly faces around helping me to adjust at once after the long trip. And the fact that it’s just beside IESE,  it allowed me to really gain some time – avoiding the waste of time traveling to and from school. I had more time then to study and prepare the cases, and to do some of my office work as well. It was also fun to interact with the other university students in the residence as they were trying to practice their English with me, and my basic Spanish with them.”

David Kuoman. He is from Perú. SAVAR Deputy General Manager, Peru

“I chose Pedralbes to live during my 2 years MBA program because it was the most suitable place to study hard and to improve my personal life. Pedralbes was my second home with roommates from Lebanon, Ivory Coast, Brazil, America and Spain with whom I did my business cases, practiced sports and spent good time. But the best I found there was that everybody is willing to help you with any problem you might have, like a big family. For sure I would recommend this awesome one time in life experience”

Joaquín Alvarez. He is from Argentina

“During my MBA at IESE I stayed in Pedralbes Residence Hall, and I really liked it. The study environment was great, some other MBA students were there at the time. I was next to IESE, so I could get there in one minute not only for the clases but also for the team and companies meetings. Many good friendships. Food and services excellent. I was able to relax playing soccer or basketball thanks to the Residence’s facilities. They now have a card system to enter the Hall so that MBA students have much more flexibility in timetables. I totally recommend Pedralbes Residence Hall!”

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