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Living in Madrid – Accommodation for students

There are various possibilities for a student to stay in Madrid. You can choose between halls of residence, apartments, rooms in shared flats, youth hostels, housing with families, etc.

You can directly contact an agency, find information at their website and book right away.


Aluni (apartments, housing with families)

Acodes, S. L. (apartments, housing with families, flat share rooms)

Another possibility are online housing lists, where you can search for accommodation within your personal price range.

LoQuo Madrid

Here you can enter your preferences for a flat share, a room or an apartment in an advertisement free of charge. As a consequence you will be informed automatically about new and matching flats, flatmates and flat share rooms. Enter the Website here

Following pages offer you the possibility to search for flat share rooms or apartments, or you can place an advertisement for free (very good but unfotunately only in Spanish)



In case you prefer halls of residence, we can help you with following information.

RESA – Residencia de Estudiantes S.A. - Alojamiento y Servicios Universitarios –
Student accommodation and services
RESA disposes of the following 2 halls of residence in Madrid and Alcalá de Henares; at their website http://www.reas.es you can find information about these residence halls and you can book directly.

Residencia Universitaria Erasmo
Campus Universitario de Cantoblanco
C/ Erasmo de Rotterdam, 7
28049 Madrid

Residencia Universitaria Giner de los Ríos
(from September 2006)
Campus Universitario de Alcalá
Ctra. Madrid – Barcelona, Km 33 600
28 871 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

More halls of residence:

Residencia Universidaria La Inmaculada
This hall of residence (only for female students) is located at a property of 1.200 m² and also disposes of an ample garden area. It has capacity for 60 students in single and double rooms, equipped with bathroom, ADSL-Internet access and telephone. The residence hall is situated in „El Viso“, close to the university area.
More information at: http://www.peretarres.org/residencia/residence_eng.html

The Colegio Mayor Juan Luis Vives of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is located close to the university and Plaza de Castilla and it disposes of 130 rooms (double and single rooms). You can use various services, e.g. cafeteria, computer room, fitness room, etc.
More information about this residence hall here.

The Universidad Carlos III disposes of following residence halls:

The Colegio Mayor Residencia de Estudiantes “Fernando de los Ríos” (at the campus of Getafe) disposes of 160 double rooms, 26 single rooms, 10 apartments and 4 rooms for handicapped people. The furnished rooms are equipped with bathroom and kitchen (no kitchen if you have full board), heating, air conditioning and telephone.

The Colegio Mayor Residencia de Estudiantes „Fernando Abril Martorell” (at the campus of Leganés) disposes of 100 double and 100 single rooms; 6 of them are especially equipped for physically disabled students. The rooms dispose of a bathroom (a double room has 2) and a living room with sofa and table.

The Colegio Mayor Residencia de Estudiantes „Antonio Machado” (at the campus of Colmenarejo) is equipped with 100 double and 100 single rooms with bathroom, as well as 6 rooms for physically disabled students.

More information about the three residence halls at: http://www.fundacion.uc3m.es/residencias/La_habitacion/la_habitación.htm#resigetafe

The Residencia Lucas Olazábal of the Universidad Politénica de Madrid is located in the north of the city in Cercedilla and disposes of 36 single and 45 double rooms, furnished and equipped with bathroom and kitchen. Moreover, there are parking places and a large green area. More information at this website.


In case you are planning a shorter stay or if you are looking for a temporary place to stay during your flat search, you can choose one of the various youth hostels in Madrid.

Here you find a list of various youth hostels and reasonable hostels in Madrid with description, pictures and evaluation. In case of availability, you can book most of the hostels directly via this website.

Here you find various youth hostels in Madrid with short description.

Here you find reasonable youth hostels, apartments, B&B and pensions. The overall price of these accommodations is always supposed to be lower than 30 Euros per person per night.

If you prefer to stay in a hotel during your flat search, or in case you are looking for a nice hotel for your visitors, then have a look at our hotel recommendations.