One of the main concerns of university students who move to Madrid to study is to find accommodation. The offer is wide and varied, but finding a place that fits the needs of students is not as simple a task as it may seem. Luckily, at Uniplaces we can help you rent a room in Madrid and give you some tips below to find the ideal accommodation quickly.
To find the perfect room first you have to know where to start looking. Where is your university? Would you like to live as close to the faculty as possible or do you mind living a little far away if there is good communication on public transport? Are you looking for a quiet neighborhood or an area with a young atmosphere and nightlife? They say that each person is a world, but as far as university accommodation is concerned, the vast majority of students opt for a room in one of these four neighborhoods: La Latina, Malasaña, Chamberí and Ciudad Universitaria.
FIX A MAXIMUM BUDGET
When you are a student the less you spend, the better, although finding rental rooms in Madrid will be much easier if you know exactly how much you can (or are willing to) pay.
LIST THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROOM
Remember that you will live in that room for many months, so try to fit exactly what you are looking for and include the elements that are fundamental for you: good light and ventilation, a spacious desk, a wardrobe, good wifi connection, private bathroom , Big bed ... You decide without what things you can not live.
Once you are clear on these three things, visit our page of rooms for rent in Madrid, indicate the neighborhood you prefer, adjust the maximum price and then filter the results according to the room characteristics you are looking for. The booking process is quick and simple and saves you having to see the room in person; But do not worry, because most properties are personally verified by Uniplaces to ensure that the facilities correspond to the images on the page.
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.