Tips to rent a room in Madrid

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Study in Madrid

Madrid is one of the favorite university destinations for both national and international students. So much so that more than 26 000 international students have voted Madrid as the best Erasmus destination. Below you will find useful information about Madrid's universities and the accommodation options available to make things easier for you when studying in Madrid.


Madrid has a total of 80 universities, including public and private universities. These are some of the most important and prestigious ones:

Universidad Complutense: one of the largest universities in Europe, located in the neighborhoods of Moncloa and Somosaguas.

Universidad Autónoma: one of the best universities in Spain and a research university.

Carlos III University: it has a campus in the center of Madrid and three outside the capital, located in Getafe, Leganés and Colmenarejo.

Polytechnic University of Madrid: mainly imparts technical studies in diverse campuses, located in the University City, Vallecas and Boadilla del Monte.

Rey Juan Carlos University: was founded in 1996 and stands out for an innovative approach focused on research and a modern environment.


Madrid has 21 districts that have a total of 128 neighborhoods. Some of them are perfect to live as a student. Some of the most demanded by the university students are Moncloa, Palacio, Chamberí, Salamanca, Retiro and Malasaña.


With beautiful buildings, prestigious restaurants with Michelin stars and numerous luxury shops, Salamanca is one of the best neighborhoods in Madrid, where many diplomats and successful entrepreneurs live.


It is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of the city and where many aristocrats have lived. The square of Olavide and surroundings are full of terraces that invite you to sit outside and drink a cane and some tapas. In the nearby Santander Park is perfect for walking and playing football, tennis or golf.


It is one of the alternative neighborhoods par excellence and where Movida was born in the eighties. Here there are bars, restaurants, bookstores and cafes, so it is an ideal area to live during your university.


Given its proximity to the University City, Moncloa is one of the best areas of Madrid to enjoy the university nightlife.


It is the most central neighborhood and where they are, besides the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor and the San Miguel Market. It is also a good area to go out to eat, as it houses numerous quality restaurants.


This is where the famous Retiro park is located. It is a very quiet residential area, but very well connected to the center of Madrid, making it very convenient to live.

Find accommodation in Madrid

Madrid has a great offer of flats for students. At Uniplaces you will find a wide selection of furnished flats, student residences and rooms. Do a search on our page and check out the available properties.



About the city

Living in Madrid is an incredible experience. Madrid is the best place in the country to savour all that Spanish cuisine has to offer, as well so many other local traditions. Here, you will always have something new to do, as Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

Madrid is home to one of the world’s most famous museums – the Museo del Prado. However, there are plenty more landmarks and museums to see. Whenever you want to party, the city will be ready for it! Studying in Madrid can’t be done without experiencing the tapas the city is known for. Head over to Malasaña or the party barrios near La Latina to experience just how the Madrileño students enjoy their tapas and cañas.

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