Los Austrias neighborhood (also known as Madrid de los Austrias) refers to a large area of central Madrid that corresponds to the old medieval layout of the city, although it is not an official neighborhood. This is one of the most attractive tourist areas of the city and houses some of the most important historical monuments, such as the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral, the Plaza Mayor or the San Miguel Market.
In Los Austrias neighborhood there is no university faculty, but it is a very well connected area where almost all the Madrid universities are. For example, the metro ride from Opera (line 5) to the Puerta de Toledo campus of Carlos III University only takes about 17 minutes. From Sol, less than ten minutes on foot, you can reach the University City (where the Complutense University and the Polytechnic of Madrid are located) in 26 minutes by metro (lines 3 and 6). Also from Sol you can arrive in about 30 minutes in the commuter train to both the Cantoblanco campus of the Autonomous University (line C4) and the Carlos III University in Getafe (line C4).
ROOMS FOR STUDENTS IN LOS AUSTRIAS NEIGHBORHOOD
The historic center of Madrid is the most sought after area to live in, but finding accommodation for students in the Austrias neighborhood is a relatively simple task, thanks to the wide variety of flats for rent. Uniplaces offers a wide variety of rooms for students in the Austrias district of all types, from single or double rooms in shared flats (some with private bathroom and balcony) to small studios and furnished one bedroom flats for more independent young people
The Austrias neighborhood is an area with an irregular layout, narrow streets and paved. The nearest metro stations are Opera to the north (lines 2 and 5), La Latina to the south (line 5) and Sol to the east (metro lines 1, 2 and 3). In addition, there are several bus lines that leave the Plaza Mayor and walk around the neighborhood, such as 17, 18, 23, 31 and 35. The Sol station is less than ten minutes on foot, and from there you can take the Lines C3 and C4 of Cercanías to move you to the most distant points of Madrid and surroundings.
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.