What are the best resources for meeting people in Barcelona?

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    #1conversation exchange

    conversation exchange
    In conversationexchange.com you can find other members native in other languages that are willing to help you practice your second language and in exchange, you'll help them practice, too.
    Websites

    Free

    Phillip Willis
    Written on May 16, 2017
    "This is a wonderful website for getting comfortable with a second language, or helping someone get comfortable with yours. It's basically a friend finding site where you enter which language you want to learn or teach, then It finds others in your area with similar interests. This is great for ex-pats looking to adjust to their new settings."
  2. 17

    #2MeetnGreetMe

    MeetnGreetMe
    MeetnGreetMe offers personalized concierge services for world travelers around the world provided by "locals"!
    Websites

    Free

    Johnny King
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "I have to say, I can't believe someone didn't think of this service sooner. Our Euro vacation would have been so much less of a vacationi without MeetnGreetMe. We don't speak the language, so traveling in Barcelona was a little intimidating, even with a dictionary in my bag. This service was the answer to pretty much everything. Locals do stuff for you - how cool is that?! The greeters we had were wonderful and really helped us have an immersive experience in this beautiful city. Highly recommended, but do keep security and safety in mind when using the service in order to avoid any potential problems!"
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    #3Meetup

    Meetup

    Meetup offers ways for people to find a specific kind of group in their area or allows people to start their own group. The site says that over 2,000 meetup groups get together in local communities each day.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Joe Wheeler
    Written on March 5, 2017
    "A classic. It's simple, easy, fun and it can help you meet people anywhere, around almost anything, and have fun. It's one of those impossible to ignore apps because it's been around for so long and it's been consistently popular for the simple reason that it works brilliantly and is infinitely flexible. If you want to meet new people with whom you have something in common, just try it - I did, many times, and I was never disappointed."
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    #4Erasmus Barcelona

    Erasmus Barcelona
    ErasmusBarcelona.org is a full guide for new landed in this city, for who need help and endorsement
    Websites

    Free

    Justin Woods
    Written on May 2, 2017
    "This is a handy guide site for Barcelona, Spain. It has everything from facts about the city to concierge VIP services for night clubbing. You can play day trips, find interesting little places to stay or even get a SIM card for your phone to keep from paying crazy phone charges back home. Very handy and useful to tourists."
  2. 9

    #5Sporting Around

    Sporting Around
    Sporting makes it very simple to create and join sports activities offered by friends or other sporting people in your area.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Diane Murray
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "I was hopeful that this would allow me to meet new people in Barcelona, but it requires other people to have downloaded the app and it seems not many have. There were a few who did, but the sports weren't in my area of interest. I plan to keep trying though."
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    #6Badoo

    Badoo

    Badoo is one of the largest and safest dating networks in the world. It allows you to discover people nearby, swipe to meet and match with new people, and make video calls before you meet them for real.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Patrick Grant
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "Badoo is probably the largest online dating community in the world. If you travel a lot like I do, you'll want to keep this app handy. I had the night off in Barcelona so I fired it up in the afternoon and found 4 potential dates before lunch was over."
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    #7JUST Landed! BCN

    JUST Landed! BCN
    Your only guide to moving to, and living in Barcelona! Flat-finding service and free advice and info on what to expect and how to better enjoy the city!
    Websites

    Free

    Gerald Reed
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "Planning a move to a new country would have been impossible without JUSTLanded!BCN. They helped me find an apartment and assured me all of the residency papers I needed were in order. I feel much less lonely in my move with the help of JUSTLanded!BCN."
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    #8Craigslist

    Craigslist
    Craigslist is a community of classified ads and forums where people buy and sell miscellaneous things. It also serves as a platform for meeting people from different parts of the world. 
    Websites

    Dennis Davidson
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "I have to be honest, I love Cragslist. But when you think of Craigslist you think of buying used items. However, on my last trip to Barcelona, I desperately wanted to find some local people to hang out with. I hopped on Craigslist! You wouldn't imagine the amazing people that I was able to connect with, it really made my visit. I will be using this again and again. Of course, I highly recommend using safe practices, always stay safe!!"
  6. 4

    #9Nomadist

    Nomadist
    Meets people in Barcelona in this community of nomads from around the world.
    Websites

    Free

    Billy Payne
    Written on May 17, 2017
    "This a wonderful site to meet up with fellow travelers. You can post where you're going, see who else is going there and discuss what cool things there are to do. You can chat with people and learn tips from the forum. Great for single travelers looking to link up with kindred spirits along the way."
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    #10lingobongo

    lingobongo
    Jobs, classes, accommodations, events, language exchanges, services, sports in Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin...
    Websites

    Free

    Louis Bell
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "I used LingoBongo to meet some new friends when I was travelling around Europe on my own. It was great to find a group of locals in Barcelona that didn't mind me tagging along. They were just as curious about where I come from as I was about their home. We had a great time talking the night away and I feel like I've made some new lifelong friends."
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    #11Blendr

    Blendr

    Blendr will use GPS technology to know your location and automatically find other users near you to chat with them, where you will be able to arrange a meeting. You will also be able to know the interests of these nearby singles.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Irene Macías
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Blendr is a great way to meet new people who are near you. I do not like how many push notifications that the app has sent me, but that can easily be turned off. "
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    #12Grindr

    Grindr

    Grindr is a social app to meet and socialize with gay or bi guys around. This app lets you chat and meet attractive and interesting guys for free, or with an upgraded account (Grindr XTRA) enjoy more features and fun.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jesse Lucas
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "As one of the most popular gay and bi apps for meeting like minded people interested in physical encounters, this is an excellent choice. There are members from all over the world, Barcelona included, so it's certainly worth an install. There should be plenty of guys to keep you busy, whether its for a vacation, or more extended stay. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for meeting people in Barcelona
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1conversation exchangeWebsites 21 Free
2MeetnGreetMeWebsites 17 Free
3MeetupApps 11 Free
4Erasmus BarcelonaWebsites 9 Free
5Sporting AroundApps 9 Free
6BadooApps 8 Free
7JUST Landed! BCNWebsites 6 Free
8CraigslistWebsites 5 Paid
9NomadistWebsites 4 Free
10lingobongoWebsites 1 Free
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