2-bedroom apartment with balcony for rent in lively Lavapiés

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MadridApartments for rentCalle Encomienda, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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The One That's Quirky and Fun

Because it's different.

Will I like it here?

We think you may well do! First of all, Bedroom 2, hidden away with its beamed ceiling and glass door. It's cute, cosy, and quirky. And Lavapiés has lots going on and plenty of character too.

Really? Tell me more...

You're going to enjoy the open-plan kitchen-living area. The counter top could easily serve as a bar area. Whip up masterfully crafted cocktails for your flatmates or friends.

We think this property would suit anyone who likes things that are offbeat and unique. Lavapiés is a bustling and diverse neighbourhood, close to the city-centre, but with its own distinct personality too.

Your top 3 reasons to live here:

  • We're enjoying the wall stencils. A fun extra touch.
  • Enjoy a good curry? Lavapiés is renowned for its Indian restaurants.
  • A dishwasher saves on time spent doing dishes by hand.

But you need to know this...

  • Bedroom 2 doesn't have a window. But that adds to its cosy hideaway vibe.

And this...

  • Smoking outdoors only - but you've got a balcony so it's fine!

Give it to me straight...

This is a comfy 1st-floor, 2-bedroom apartment on Calle Encomienda in central Madrid. It has an open-plan kitchen-living area, a balcony, and two bedrooms, one of which is up a raised level.

For those looking for somewhere central but not too touristy, this property in intriguing and lively Lavapiés is a great choice, where you'll experience Madrid's dynamic multicultural side.

  • Property type: apartment
  • Floor area: 68m²
  • Floor: 1st
  • Elevator: no
  • Number of bathrooms: 1
  • Maximum occupancy: 4 people
  • Wi-Fi installed: yes
  • Parking: no

Property features

Washing machine
Equipped kitchen
Balcony or terrace
Smoking allowed
Electric water heating
AC units for heating

Room 1

AC unit
Heating unit
Chest of drawers
Built-in wardrobe
Double bed

Room 2

Built-in wardrobe
Twin Beds

What we liked the most

  • Reading the little messages on your walls - it's like they're talking!
  • Exploring the vast variety of eateries in Lavapiés - get ready for a flavour feast.
  • Forgetting how to wash up by hand - you've got a dishwasher now.

Things to keep in mind

  • There's no machine dryer in the property but a rack will do the trick.

House rules

Pets are not allowed
Smoking allowed

Landlord policies

  • Smoking: outdoors only
  • Pets: not allowed
  • Payment method: cash; bank transfer
  • Bills & other costs
    • Utility bills: €120 per month included in price of rent (excess payable to landlord)
    • Towels: yes, included in rent
    • Periodical cleaning: yes, included in rent
  • Check-in/out:
    • Check-out cleaning fee: €50 (payable at check-out)
  • Additional documentation:
    • ID / Passport
    • Work Contract
    • University Acceptance letter (if applicable)
    • Recent Paychecks / Bank Statement
  • Your landlord speaks: English and Spanish.
  • Your landlord does not live on the property.

Pricing & Availability

Price: from 2630 € per month
Type of contract: daily
Good news! The month you move in and the month you move out, you will only pay for the days that you have booked.
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Cancellation type: standard

Canceling your stay with Spotahome? Here’s what you need to know:

a) The good news: if you cancel your booking 61 days (or more) before your move-in date, we promise to refund 100% of your first payment.

b) If you cancel 31 to 60 days before your move-in date, we will refund 50% of your first payment. The other 50% will be given to the landlord.

c) If you cancel your stay within 30 days of your move-in date, 100% of your first payment will be given to the landlord.

d) The bad news: once your booking is accepted by the landlord, you cannot recover your one-time reservation fee at any point.


Cleaning serviceincluded
Council Taxincluded
Bed Linenincluded
Check the carefully. Other landlord fees may apply.

Available: April 26, 2019

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Minimum stay: 1 month (30 days).
No maximum stay

Getting around


  • The following metro stations are within a 9-minute walk of the property:
    • Antón Martín (line 1)
    • Lavapies (line 3)
    • La Latina (line 5)

Neighborhood information


Your eclectic and adventurous home


History, culture, an international atmosphere – Lavapiés has a lot to recommend it.

This was Madrid's Jewish quarter in the Middle Ages. Today it attracts immigrants from all over the world. You'll find a wild mix of food, art and culture here.

Do you seek adventure and diversity?

Come to Lavapiés.

What can I do here?

Do you know the true story of Snow White?

Or what links bodies and numbers?

If not, you're in luck. Because in Lavapiés, you can go to a theatre and find the answer to these and other vital questions. To get started, try La Tabacalera. It's a theatre set in an abandoned factory.

Hungry? There's a tonne of Indian restaurants here. Some are better than others. Try the Moharaj on Calle Ave Maria, 18. It's a good bet.

On Sundays, visit the Rastro Market. Buy things you never knew existed.

Go to Calle Argumosa and relax in the shade on a terraza. Or visit one of the many Moroccan tea shops – take a part of Africa home with you.

In August, go crazy at the Fiestas de San Lorenzo. There are free street concerts and food trucks! (How great is Madrid?)

Need more?...

Visit BrainBreak. Get locked in a room. Decipher the codes to escape. Feel clever.

Spanish fact

The word lavapiés translates to "foot bath" or "feet wash" in English. Immaculate.

Can I afford it? €–€€ (budget friendly–mid-range)

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