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Welcome to your study abroad dream. Madrid is a city that stays up late and knows how to party. More bars per head than any other major city in the world, - what more do you want? Museums, history, foooood, sun? Madrid is truly the epitome of Spanish culture. Even if the city is flooded with internationals from across the globe, be prepared for a true Spanish experience. There is so much to discover, tons of history. Perhaps get yourself a reservation to eat at Restaurant Botín. Also known as the oldest restaurant in the world!

Student central is around Ciudad Universitaria and Moncloa, but there are plenty of distinctive barrios to suit your style. Trafalgar and Almagro, Malasaña and Lavapiés are all lively and well connected.

What to expect? It’s apartment living around here. Think cozy, but with plenty of charm, and well furnished. A little balcony is a nice bonus. You’ll have plenty of options and forms of accommodation to choose from. The most common: shared student apartments, studios and lofts.

You pay to live in the hip barrios, but an affordable apartment with your chums is doable. Finding something in your budget won’t be an issue, but you must be prepared as the market is competitive. If possible, avoid high seasons during the months of August and September. These are the most competitive months of the year, as there will be thousands of new-comers and students looking for an apartment for the fall semester.

Madrid is home to several universities and international programs. Major Universities include: The Universidad Complutense de Madrid, The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the EOI Business school. Try to stay in neighbourhoods near your campus for the most convenient commute. If not, don’t worry, Madrid's public transportation is top notch.

Is Madrid a good city for students?

Madrid is a great city for students. It’s fast paced, has affordable rent, grocery, and shopping. You’ll find many cafes and libraries in the city for your dreaded study sessions. On the fun side, you’ve got unlimited bars, tapas, great food, and a no-sleep nightlife. Get yourself an abono joven metro card to have unlimited metro and bus rides for just 20 euros a month.

What are some student friendly areas in Madrid?

La Latina, Lavapies, Malasana, Moncloa, the options are endless. If there is a specific style you gravitate towards, there’s something for you. La Latina is your young, very Spanish Barrio, with tons of lively bars and tapas spots. Malasana goes from chill-shopping in vintage stores by day, to flooded-streets and vibrant bars by night. It’s a very popular area for students, especially internationals. Lavapies has affordable rental options included with its charm of edgy art shows, Spanish taverns, and weekly flea markets.

How much does a student flat cost in Madrid?

Student flats can cost you from anywhere as low as 300 euros up to 700 euros depending on what you’re looking for.

Shared apartments will be much cheaper than studios or one bedrooms apartments. Spotahome has an endless list of shared apartments and studios suitable for student living. Check our prices on our website and book your stay from the comfort of your home.

What are some tips to live as a student in Madrid?

If you’re living as a student in Madrid, there are many ways to combat expenses and get every bang for your buck. Go for your local groceries and shops with unbeatable prices on food. Get a good deal on your rent, and it is recommended to find an apartment with a fixed price. Which means, all utilities are included in the rental price. Spotahome will tell you what expenses are included in the rent. There are several that will have all utilities included, even wifi!

How can you find student apartments in Madrid?

Finding a student apartment has never been easier before. Now with the new digital world, you don’t have to spend hours for weeks on end, all over the city apartment viewing. You can do it from the comfort of your home without the paranoia of getting scammed. Spotahome has you covered with verified properties and landlords that are checked in-person by one of our agents.

Is a deposit or bond required to rent a student flat in Madrid?

Deposits are usually a requirement for a student flat in Madrid. This can usually equate to one or two months of rent, and an administration fee. You usually get the safety deposit back at the end of the rental contract if everything in your accommodation is well kept. Spotahome is very clear on all financial obligations, so check our website and read our property descriptions before requesting to book your stay.

Information about our rentals in Madrid

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5768 rooms for rent
💵 Minimum monthly price
starting from 250 €
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💰 Deposit not required
210 rooms
🎓 Ideal for students
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286 accommodations
☀️ With balcony/terrace
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