GLOSSARY: COMMON SPANISH WORDS RELATED TO HOUSING
ARRENDADOR/CASERO = Landlord
ARRENDAMIENTO/ALQUILER = Rent
ARRENDATARIO/INQUILINO = Tenant
CONTRATO DE ARRENDAMIENTO/ALQUILER =Contract
FIANZA = Deposit
PISO/APARTAMENTO = Apartment :
BARRIO = Neighbourhood
Scroll down on this page and click on the image to see a guide of Madrid's neighbourhoods.
VECINO = Neighbour
GASTOS = Utilities (Water, heating, power and Internet)
It´s important to check which utilities are included in the price because usually they are not.
The city of Madrid includes 21 districts, each with its own neighbourhoods, 119 total.
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One of the most important decisions that a student will have to make is where to live. Most (international) students choose to share an apartment with other international students. The approximate price to rent a room in the city is usually between 500 € and 600 € per month.
UC3M RESIDENCE HALLS: UC3M has three dorms located in the Getafe and Leganes campuses. They are very popular among students and they usually fill up in the first semester. Although they are more inclined to provide rooms to year students, you can click here for more information.
Aluni is a company dedicated to the management and marketing of housing accommodation for students and young professionals throughout Spain; they provide high quality services.
Homestays: If you have difficulties finding a place to stay, or you´d rather live with a family and experience another side of the Spanish culture, you can contact Rocío Álvarez (she is a well known professional as homestay coordinator) at
Click here for some Housing Tips that may help you while looking for a place to live.