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Madrid is one of the best student cities in Spain and ranks 44th in the world in the QS Best Student Cities (2023) ranking. Over 1,633,358 students are studying in many universities in Spain. So, there's always a supply of student accommodation in Madrid as there are always initiatives. The cost of renting out a flat in Madrid for a small apartment will cost €600/ month while a luxury one will come to about €12,400/month.
With student housing, the rent is cheaper than staying in flats. Student housing in Madrid will range between €629/month to €1,270/month. You can search for the best, secure and most affordable student accommodation as per your needs based on location, price, occupancy and type of accommodation in Madrid listed on University Living.
Our website lists a wide range of studios, suites, and en-suite student rooms in Madrid. We have a dedicated team of experts who work around the clock to assist you in finding the right accommodation until you are happy with one!
If you want to find the best deal and suitable student accommodation, starting your search a few months before your study abroad journey is advisable. Contact our experts for last-minute or later bookings for a hassle-free experience.
Top Demanded Student Accommodation in Madrid
With the availability of cheap student accommodation Madrid, it's a manageable task now! These student accommodations are designed keeping the needs of the students in mind. That's why they differ from ordinary housing regarding comfort, safety, security and pricing. It eases a student's life in many ways, fosters a sense of belonging and improves the living conditions of students abroad. Here’s a brief on the type of student accommodation available in Madrid.
Student Housing: They are located in the prime area of Madrid and close to the university campus. Student housing in Madrid offers a wide range of fully furnished rooms with beds, wardrobes, study chairs & tables, windows, bathrooms, etc. They are well-equipped with modern facilities to ensure a happy living environment.
Private Apartment: The student apartment in Madrid is an ideal off-campus accommodation. It's also been designed for students to offer a wide range of private student apartments and shared student apartments in Madrid. They are stylish, furnished, and packed with amenities such as a swimming pool, study room, game room, gym, common room, laundry, garden etc.
University Halls: It's an on-campus accommodation located within or close to the campus building managed by the universities.
The capital city of Spain has outnumbered the others as the most popular student city for its desirability, student view and career opportunities. There's more than universities, social amenities and entertainment Madrid offers; it is also a business hub, making jobs accessible to students after their studies.
Madrid is also a safe destination, meaning you can enjoy the nightlife, fun and entertainment without worries.
The life and culture in Madrid are diversified from all aspects, be it food, culture, festivals and events. It is a multicultural city where people from many backgrounds and cultures blend, making it a vibrant and youthful city to live and study.
Facts of Madrid City
The local inhabitants of Spain are called "cats"
The King of Spain doesn't live in the palace but outskirts of the city
Spain is the only country that has a devil's monument
Spain is home to the oldest restaurant in the world
Spain is the sunniest city in Europe
Finest 5 Areas For Students To Live In Madrid
It is an ideal student area as it is a less crowded residential neighborhood with a good student population. The area has good bars, shops, bakeries, cinemas, and cafes.
It is one of the coolest neighborhoods in Madrid, and you will love this area if you are into arts, culture and creativity. There are hip bars and cafes with a mixed blend of students staying here from all cultures.
It is a student-friendly neighbourhood with lively bars, stalls, bakeries, and vintage stores. It is in the centre and well-connected area offering affordable student housing too.
This is a good choice if you like a quiet area to get away from the city's busy streets. There are many student accommodations you can find in this area.
It is an expensive neighbourhood; if you are studying at IE Business School, this location is the best and most ideal. This means less commuting to classes and affordable student rooms in this area.
Ideal cost of living in Madrid
The cost of living in Madrid is €732 per month excluding tuition fees, where your tuition fee on average will cost €700-3,500 per year for the UG program and €300-3,500 per year for the PG program. The expenses of your monthly cost will include rent, food, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses. Your monthly expenses will depend upon your lifestyle.
The cost of food will depend upon your eating and spending habits. If you enjoy eating meals outside, it will be more expensive than cooking meals at home. On average, the cost of groceries will cost €200-300 per month. But, if you compare the cost of eating in restaurants, it will cost you a lot. Eating a meal in a mid-range restaurant will cost €30-50 per person, beer will cost €2-4 pint and coffee will cost €1-2.
Best travel transportation service in Madrid
There are many modes of transportation in Madrid; you can rent a car, hire a taxi, cycle or use the public transportation services. The best and cheapest way to travel in Madrid is by metro and bus.
Metro: The metro is cheap and efficient for traveling around the city. There are 300 stations, with 12 metro lines departing from every station every 2 minutes. A metro card will cost you €2.50 and you can purchase it from the Plaza de Castilla Metro Station and Sol Metro Station.
Buses: More than 200 bus lines are traveling within the city. The buses operate at different times; the bus on the day runs from 6am to 11:30pm while buses on the weekend operate from 7am to 11pm time. The cheapest bus ticket is €1.30.
Trains: Different types of trains operate within the city, its surrounding region and others that connect to Barcelona, Seville and others.
Student Discount Cards in Madrid: You can apply These discount cards to avail less payment fees on your travels. The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is valid for 16 months and applies to any student in 120 countries. The International Youth Travel (IYTC) is good for 12 months and useful for students 12-25 who are not full-time.
Madrid Tourist Attractions
El Retiro Park
This is one of the biggest parks in Madrid and was home to the Spanish Monarch until the 19th century; it was open to the public. The park has nice lakes, galleries, monuments etc. and is popular for sports activities.
Museo del Prado
It is one of the greatest art galleries and home to the world's richest collection of Spanish paintings. It was opened in 1819 with more than 7000 paintings, but today, it has only 1500 on display.
It used to be the residence of the Spanish Royal family, but today, it hosts only state ceremonies and is one of the popular tourist attractions in Spain. It is the city's largest building and contains paintings, furniture, curtains, etc for visitors' eyes.
Internationally ranked universities in Madrid
Autonomous University of Madrid
It is a public university and one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. The universidad autónoma de madrid ranks # =199 in QS World Universities Ranking. If you are studying at this university, you can check out these student housing in Madrid Alcobendas Madrid. It is only 12 minutes away on a bus ride.
Complutense University of Madrid
It is a public research university founded in 1293 and is known to be one of the oldest-running universities in the world. The universidad complutense de madrid (ucm) ranks # =171 in QS World University Rankings. The closest student accommodation to this university is El Faro Madrid, 14 minutes by walk, bus, or train to the uni.
University Charles III of Madrid
It is a public university founded in 1989, offering graduate and post-graduate programs. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid ranks # =319 in QS World University Rankings. Nido Aravaca is an exceptional student accommodation with proximity to the university. It is affordable and only 24 minutes away on a bus or train ride to the university.
Technical University of Madrid
It is also popularly known as the Polytechnic University of Spain, politécnica de Madrid, founded in 1971 and ranks =488 in QS World University Rankings. The student housing with the closest proximity to Technical University of Madrid is Nuevo Norte Madrid, taking only 18 minutes on a bus ride to get you to your classes.
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Q. How do I book student accommodation in Madrid?
You can book student rooms in Madrid or student apartments with University Living. We are one of the leading global student housing platforms providing accommodation in all parts of Madrid. You can search the student accommodation per your desired needs, like location, price, amenities, and other preferences.
Q. Are there any types of accommodation available in Madrid?
There's an en-suite student room in Madrid which means a bedroom with a private bathroom. The other type of room is a student studio in London- a single-room unit with a bedroom, kitchen, and living room.
Q. Is there anything I should consider while booking my student accommodation in Madrid?
There are a few things to consider before booking student accommodation in Madrid, such as location, proximity to uni, the area's safety, total price, amenities and services provided by the housing, and a few others based on your personal preferences. You can get in touch with our representatives who can help you in the selection process.
Q. Where do students stay in Madrid?
Some of the best student neighborhoods in Madrid are Sol, Malasaña, Cheuca, Lavapiés, La Latina, Barrio de Las Letras, Centro Puerta del Sol Square, Huertas, etc.
Q. What is the best month to start looking for student accommodation in Madrid?
Start looking for student accommodation in Madrid once you receive an acceptance letter from the university. The highest demand for student housing in Madrid is in the month of Sep-Oct, as it happens at the same time as the academic year.
Q. How do I pay for my student accommodation in Madrid?
You can pay with us at University Living via credit/debit or bank transfer every month. To secure the booking, you must pay a refundable security deposit of 1000 euros a month before arrival. You also need to pay a booking fee equivalent to 250 euros, which is non-refundable.
Q. Do I have to pay extra for bills?
No, the student-furnished accommodation in Madrid comes with the best amenities and inclusive bills of Water, Gas, Electricity, Internet, and Cleaning, featuring Video Security and Secure door entry.
Q. Can I book student accommodation in Madrid for a short duration?
This will vary and depend upon property policies. Some offer short-term accommodation in Madrid while others do not. For detailed information, you should talk to our agents at University Living, who will guide you on the short-term renting policies.
Q. How much budget should I make to stay in Madrid?
The cost of living in Madrid is €700-€1,200 without including tuition fees. On average, the rent in Madrid is €723/month, while food is cheap in Madrid. The cost of groceries in Madrid is €150-€250 per month while dining at a restaurant will cost €10-€20 per meal. The transportation cost of Madrid will come to about €50-€60 per month.
Q. Are there any discounts available for accommodation in Madrid?
The best way to avail of a discount is to book before any student. The early bird discounts are not only a good deal for cheap pricing, but you get to pick the best student house in Madrid. They are the best, safest, and at budget student-friendly rates.
Q. Does Madrid have any good universities?
Some of the universities near student accommodation are Complutense University of Madrid, Technical University of Madrid, Comillas Pontifical University, National University of Distance Education, CEU University of San Pablo, Francisco de Vitoria University, Universitas Nebrissensis, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, International University Menéndez Pelayo. IADE Madrid, and Confederacion Espanola de Organizaciones Empresariales.
Q. Can I walk from my student accommodation to the university?
Yes, most student accommodations in and around Madrid are in prime areas near the universities. So, while selecting an accommodation with us, you can choose the option of a university close to student accommodation, which will give you a list of accommodations close to your campus. We are always happy to help you with any guidance.
Q. What are some of the best places to stay in Madrid?
Some of the best places to live in Madrid are Getafe Madrid, Nido Aravaca Madrid, Madrid Alcobendas, El Faro Madrid, Madrid Aravaca, Nuevo Norte Madrid, Retiro Madrid, Wishlist Share, Campus UEM Madrid, etc.
Q. Can my friends stay with me in the same apartment?
Yes, you can book a shared apartment with a friend at University Living. The shared student accommodation in Madrid is furnished and equipped with facilities, including utility bills. Our experts are available round the clock to guide and assist you in booking accommodation with your friend in Madrid.
Q. Is it possible to have a look at the room I will be staying in?
Yes, you can look at your room, which you will be staying in Berlin. Our team will arrange and schedule a date and time at your convenience. You can do a physical house viewing of the student accommodation or an online viewing of the student home before making any payment.
Q. How will I commute once I reach Madrid?
Madrid has well-connected public transportation that you can get around Berlin quickly, such as the Metro, Bus, and Cercanías (Suburban Trains). You can also take a Taxi or Car Rentals and Car Sharing.
Q. Is Madrid a safe city for students?
According to Travel Safe Abroad, Madrid ranks 68, so it is considered a safe destination for students and tourists.
Q. Is it possible to pay my rent in installments?
You can pay every month or yearly basis. You might need a guarantor for some properties to sign a rent agreement. If you do not have one, you can get our services of providing a guarantor with a nominal fee.
Q. Will my room be furnished?
Yes, your room with be furnished with a Bed, Study Desk with Chair, Wardrobe, Full Length Mirror, Microwave, Oven, Fridge, Private Kitchen, Shelves, Cooking Hob, En-suite Bathroom, Sink, Shower, and many other amenities.
Q. Does the accommodation provide parking facilities?
There are some student accommodations that provide parking facilities. If you particularly want parking facilities, contact our experts at University Living, who will help you find that accommodation with your needs and requirements.