Living in Madrid

WHERE TO LIVE IN THE VIBRANT CITY OF MADRID?

There are several types of accommodation: Student residences, private flats, shared flats and homestay with local families. We recommend you to start looking for housing as soon as possible to make sure that you are able to choose the option that is best for you!

STUDENT RESIDENCES

Student residences take care of time-consuming logistical issues such as utility bills and internet contracts so that you can focus on the important things! Many of them give you the option to sign up for additional services such as food and laundry. Plus, they are one of the best places to make friends and get to know Madrid! We recommend that our students reserve rooms in student residences as soon as possible, due to the fact that there is limited availability and they can fill up quickly.

We can recommend you the following residences, but please for up to date information on prices, availabilities and how to reserve a room, kindly get in touch with them directly.

RESA

- A new residence 5 minutes away from campus, located in the heart of the Salamanca neighborhood.
- IE students receive a discount.
- All-inclusive living experience with pool, common areas, study rooms, terrace and wi-fi.
- The meal plans offered can be used at the university cafeteria as well.

For more information about prices, availability and reservation, please click on the link below and contact the residence personally.

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HUBR

- A new residence 10 minutes away from campus, located in Salamanca neighborhood.
- IE students receive a discount.
- Services include gym, terrace and study rooms.
- The meal plans offered can be used at the university cafeteria as well.
- "Green approach": recycling buckets in all the kitchenettes, acoustic insolation in all rooms, full led lighting, very close to a service point to rent electric
bicycles "Bici Mad"

For more information about prices, availability and reservation, please click on the link below and contact the residence personally.

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THE RESIDENCE

- Two locations very close to IE, 5 and 15 minutes away from campus, respectively.
- IE students receive a discount.
- Full board: 2 meals a day, room cleaned daily, weekly laundry service, access to common areas, fridge, wi-fi, etc.

For more information about prices, availability and reservation, please click on the link below and contact the residence personally.

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YOUNIQ

- Brand new student residence, 2 metro stops from campus.
- IE students receive a discount.
- All-inclusive rent and stress free student life: all meals included, room cleaning, bedlinen & towels,
on-site gym, outdoor sports facilities and swimming pool. Great communal areas and facilities.

For more information about prices, availability and reservation, please click on the link below and contact the residence personally.

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Residencia Tagaste

Tagaste

- 20 minutes away from campus, located in Salamanca neighborhood.
- IE students receive a discount.
- Full board, Security 24 Hours, Wi-Fi, Gym, Cinema Room, Parking.
- Great sports facilities.

For more information about prices, availability and reservation, please click on the link below and contact the residence personally.

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MI CASA INN - BARRIO SALAMANCA

- 20 minutes away from campus, located in Salamanca neighborhood.
- IE students receive a discount.
- Option of full board or half board, cleaning, kitchen, gym, cinema room, study room.

For more information about prices, availability and reservation, please click on the link below and contact the residence personally.

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MASTER HOME

- 30 minutes walking distance to campus
- Primarily for masters students with respectful and calm environment, but there are a few spots for calm and responsible undergraduate students.
- IE students receive a discount.
- Weekly cleaning service, study area, meeting lounge, terraces, wi-fi, agreements with parkings and gyms, etc.

For more information about prices, availability and reservation, please click on the link below and contact the residence personally.

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RESIDENCIA UNIVERSITARIA LA INMACULADA - FUNDACIÓN PERE TARRÉS

- 25 minutes away from campus, located in in El Viso, a quiet residential neighborhood.
- IE students receive a discount.
- There are three buildings, where two are mixed dorms and one is female only.
- Equipped with a gym, study rooms, gardens, wi-fi and 24-hour security, cleaning.

For more information about prices, availability and reservation, please click on the link below and contact the residence personally.

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ESTUDIOMAD6

- 25 minutes away from campus
- IE students receive a discount.
- Weekly room cleaning, daily common areas cleaning, full and half board available, pick-up service at the airport (check tariffs), etc.

For more information about prices, availability and reservation, please click on the link below and contact the residence personally.

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BEYOND CAMPUS AND HOST FAMILIES

BEYOND CAMPUS

“Curated apartments nearby your Campus”

More than 85% students at IE are overseas students who have travelled thousands of miles from their homes to study, leaving behind their familiar comfort zone and landing in an unknown country where their biggest task is to find suitable accommodation.

Beyond Campus is the new platform for IE students to find their accommodation, assisted from start to finish. It was created by a team of IE MBA alumni who successfully identified a real need for good, reliable and safe accommodation for the growing IE community.

Not only do we have the best-curated apartments nearby your campus but we strive to improve the experience offering contracts in English, 24/7 service, quality control of apartments, amongst other benefits!

The team of Beyond Campus is working to become your trusted partner within your housing issues. Offering our services in Madrid, our philosophy “Taking care of our student community” is making our team currently working to offer the best services to our community.

BEYOND CAMPUS

INNFAMILY

If you prefer living in a family environment where you can practice your Spanish and enjoy delicious home cooked meals, then a home stay is the perfect option for you!

IE has an agreement with the company InnFamily, which pairs host families with university students. IE students will receive a 30% discount on the booking fee.

InnFamily is a company specialized in providing host family accommodation for students who are planning temporary exchange programs in Spanish universities and colleges.

When matching host families and students, they take the specific needs of each student into account. Staying with a host family is a great way to get to know Spanish culture, language, and traditions first-hand without worrying about the daily house-keeping duties. In addition, many of the host families have university-aged children who live at home, which helps facilitate the student’s integration in the Spanish destination city.

INNFAMILY

RENTING A FLAT

Do you already have experience living on your own? Would you prefer a living situation that provides a bit more independence? If so, you might be interested in renting a flat, either on your own or with flatmates. Here are some of the tools available to IEU students interested in renting a flat:

RECOMMENDED REAL ESTATE AGENCIES

Renting a flat through a real estate agency tends to be a bit more expensive due to commissions compared to looking for a flat on your own, but it can be a much more convenient option. IE recommends the following real estate agencies. Be sure to mention that you study at IE. Follow the links below to find out more:

Dflat MadridPYR | Beroomers | Accommadrid | Antorán Inmobiliaria | MadridEasy

 

POPULAR HOUSING SEARCH WEBSITES

In general, the most common way to search for a flat in Spain is by using one of the most popular housing search websites.

Click on the links below to find out more:

Idealista | Fotocasa Enalquiler

A FINAL NOTE ON RENTING

Before renting a flat in Segovia, there are several things to keep in mind:
The most important factor that influences the amount you spend on rent is whether or not you decide to share an apartment. Living alone is always more expensive. If you don’t know anyone who you can share a flat with, but would like to find accommodation with another IEU student, you should join the private Facebook group "IEU Housing Madrid". This group has been specifically designed to help you find flatmates and to find more information on renting in Madrid.

PRICES

Though prices for renting an apartment in Madrid vary depending on several factors, including the student’s personal taste and his/her needs, you can expect to pay anywhere between 800€ and 1.200€ a month for a decent one or two bedroom apartment. If you plan to share your flat with other students, you can expect to pay quite a bit less per month.

BEFORE SIGNING A CONTRACT

If you plan to live in a flat, in order to avoid scams, we always recommend visiting it in person not making any payment before signing a contract.

CONTRACT & THE FINE PRINT

Rental contracts usually last one year, although you can sometimes negotiate with the landlord to rent for a shorter period, although this might increase the price. The landlords will usually ask for a security deposit that can be the equivalent of 1 to 3 months of rent. You can negotiate the terms with them, personally. In addition, it is important to always request a receipt of payment as well as a contract which has been signed by both parties.

UTILITIES

Please, note that additional expenses such as electricity, water, gas, wi-fi, etc., usually are NOT included in the cost of rent, although sometime they are. Make sure of this before signing the contract.

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