Located in the heart of the city, Lavapies represents the most authentic Madrid. Although many consider it a neighborhood of its own, it actually belongs officially to the neighborhood of Embajadores. It is certainly one of the areas with more personality. Here you will find the San Fernando market and a large number of bookstores and theaters. It is famous for its bohemian atmosphere and for being one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Madrid, as its residents come from more than 80 different countries.
Lavapiés is not near any university faculty, but that does not mean that it is not a good neighborhood to live as a student, since it has good connections in public transport with most of them. For example, the metro line from Lavapiés to Ciudad Universitaria (which houses the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Complutense University) takes you there in less than 30 minutes (lines 6 and 3). In addition, it is about 10 minutes walk from Sol, where you can take the Cercanías train to go to the Autonomous University (22 minutes on line C4) and to the campus of Getafe de la Carlos III (20 minutes on line C4). From Ambassadors (5 minutes on foot) you can go to Rey Juan Carlos University in Móstoles in 47 minutes (line C5 of Cercanías).
ROOMS FOR STUDENTS IN LAVAPIÉS
Finding accommodation for students in Lavapiés is always a good idea, regardless of the university in which you will study, as the neighborhood offers very good public transport connections with all of them. Demand may be high, but finding a home is not a complicated task. Uniplaces offers a wide range of rooms for students in Lavapiés of all types, from single or double rooms (some with their own bathroom) to cozy studios and furnished one-bedroom apartments. The great cultural variety of the area makes it one of the most desirable to live.
The metro is the best way to get around Madrid if you live in Lavapiés. The main subway stop serving the neighborhood is Lavapiés (line 3), although the Embajadores stop (subway line 3 and C5 de Cercanías) is just a 5-minute walk away. The proximity of the neighborhood with Sol, a little more than 10 minutes walk, makes it possible to move to any area of the city without problems. From Sol you can use metro lines 1, 2 and 3, as well as Cercanías lines C3 and C4.
Uniplaces is creating a trusted brand for students everywhere. We believe in making finding accommodation better. We want students to have a great experience when they book a place, when they move in, and every day that they spend there. At the same time, we're always looking for trustworthy landlords who can help us deliver this great experience. We've moved the whole process of finding, choosing and booking online. It's our way of turning an old-fashioned market upside-down. It's our way of changing the world.
At Uniplaces we make the process of booking an apartment as easy as possible for both tenant and landlord.
That's why we have our own team of professional photographers that verify our properties and pick our landlords carefully in order to save time on viewings: we think it’s old-fashioned and time-consuming.
You can look at forty different apartments on our platform in the same amount of time that it takes to see a room.
The pictures you see here haven’t been photoshopped, so they’ll be really accurate.
If you’ve still got any doubts, we’ll keep the money that you transfer us until 24h after your move-in date.
If something’s not exactly what you saw online, we’ll help you move somewhere else and return your money.
We can only give you the contact details of your landlord after your booking is accepted. But we can guarantee that Uniplaces chooses the landlords it works with very carefully.
Besides, we’ve had students whose favourite part was living with a local!
Landlords and host families can be great city guides, help you out with translations and even become your friends.
As soon as your booking is accepted, you're given the landlord’s contact details. Then, you can discuss all details directly with them, such as when you’ll be moving-in.
Students move in and out at different times, so your flatmates might change during your stay.
It’s a great opportunity to make new friends!
We personally speak to students who we place in Uniplaces apartments and are sure we will find the right place for you as well!
At the bottom of the property page, you have a calendar where you can see the availability of that room/apartment, according to the landlord.
But if you’re still unsure about that we’re happy to help.
Tell us your move-in and move-out dates and we will double-check if the place is available for you!
There are two different types of deposits: the Holding and Security deposits.
By clicking on “Deposit” at the bottom of the offer page you will get more information about each type of deposit.
In general, the deposit is paid to cover for any potential damages that may occur during your period of stay or will be used as rent compensation in case you leave earlier than originally planned.
If no damages occur and you leave on the agreed move-out date, your deposit should be refunded by the landlord in a way you both agree on.