Living in Madrid

Living in Madrid

LIVING IN MADRID

Are you planning to study at IE University in Madrid? If so, one of your biggest questions at this point might be, “Where am I going to live?” Your living situation can be a determining factor in your quality of life in Madrid. Therefore, we would recommend beginning the housing search as soon as possible to make sure that you are able to choose the option that is best for you!

There are two primary types of accommodation available to our students: Student Residences (dormitories) and private flats.

Homestays with local families are also an option (more details below).

STUDENT RESIDENCES

We always recommend that our first-year and exchange students opt for 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.

RESA

- A brand-new residence a short walk from the IE
- Located in the heart of the Salamanca neighborhood
- 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
- Tel: (+34) 91 038 00 08
- Address: Calle Claudio Coello 141 (on the corner of Calle General Oráa), 28006 Madrid

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HUBR

- A brand new residence located very close to IE in Barrio Salamanca
- "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"
- Services include gym, terrace and study rooms
- The meal plans offered can be used at the university cafeteria as well
- Tel: (+34) 687 368 664
- Address: Don Ramón de la Cruz 37, 28001 Madrid

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THE RESIDENCE

- Two locations very close to IE
- Full board: 2 meals a day, room cleaned daily, weekly laundry service, access to common areas, fridge, wi-fi, etc.
- IE students receive a discount
- Tel.: (+34) 609 204 276
- Addresses: Calle María de Molina 1, 28006 Madrid / Calle Joaquín Costa 14, 28002 Madrid

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MI CASA INN - BARRIO SALAMANCA LOCATION

- Residence located in Barrio Salamanca
- IE students receive a discount
- Mi Casa Inn has several locations throughout Madrid. Information about the other locations can be found on their website
- Tel.: (+34) 657 831 190
- Address: Calle Lagasca 45, 28001 Madrid

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Tagaste

- Residence located in Barrio Salamanca
- Special offer for IE Students
- Full board, Security 24 Hours, Wi-Fi, Gym, Cinema Room, Parking
- Tel.: (+34) 679 904 401 / (+34) 91 435 41 80
- Address.: Calle General Pardiñas 34 BIS, 28001 Madrid

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YOUNIQ

-BRAND NEW Student residence opened in September 18 with great communal areas and facilities
-All-inclusive rent and stress free student life: all meals included, room cleaning, bedlinen & towels,
on-site gym, outdoor sports facilities and swimming pool
- IE students receive a discount
-Tel: (+34) 91 145 56 23
-Address: Paseo de Juan XXIII 42, 28040 Madrid

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MASTER HOME

- Residence Located in Paseo de la Castellana next to Nuevos Ministerios
- Weekly cleaning service, study area, meeting lounge, terraces, wi-fi, agreements with parkings and gyms, etc.
- IE students receive a discount
- Tel: (+34) 91 192 00 92
- Address: Calle Edgar Neville 24 Bis, 28020 Madrid

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RESIDENCIA UNIVERSITARIA LA INMACULADA - FUNDACIÓN PERE TARRÉS

- Residence which offers a choice of single or double rooms in El Viso, a quiet residential neighborhood
- Two mixed dorms + One female only
- Equipped with a gym, rock climbing wall, study rooms, gardens, wi-fi and 24-hour security
- IE students receive a discount
- Tel.: (+34) 91 563 97 16
- Address: C/ Darro, 21, 28002 Madrid

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ESTUDIOMAD6

- Located closer to the city center
- Offers a close commute to IEU on direct metro lines
- Weekly room cleaning, daily common areas cleaning, Full and half board available, pick-up service at the airport (check tariffs), etc.
- IE students receive a discount
- Tel.: (+34) 687 760 565 / (+34) 656 805 109
- Address: Plaza de Alonso Martínez, 28004 Madrid

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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
Although renting a flat through a real estate agency tends to be a bit more expensive due to commissions, it can be a much more convenient option. IE recommends the following real estate agencies. Be sure to ask them about their discounts for IE students! Click on the links below to find out more:

Dflat MadridPYR | Uniplaces | 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 | Vibbo | Enalquiler

A FINAL NOTE ON RENTING

Before renting a flat in Madrid, there are several things to keep in mind:
First of all, 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 IEU Housing Madrid Facebook group. This group forum has been specifically designed to help you find flat mates, 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, we always recommend visiting it in person before signing a contract. It is also important that you don’t pay the landlord prior to signing a contract. This is important in order to avoid scams.

CONTRACT & THE FINE PRINT

Rental contracts usually last one year, although you can sometimes negotiate with the landlord to rent for a shorter period. This will sometimes cause the price to increase. The landlords will usually ask for a security deposit that can be the equivalent of 1 to 6 months of rent. You can negotiate the terms with them.
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

In Spain, expenses such as electricity, water, gas, wi-fi, etc., are normally not included in the cost of rent.

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