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Rent a room or flat in a Madrid

Rent a room or flat in Madrid

Whether you are coming to Madrid as a students, Erasmus student, or as a future intern, of one of the many good universities here in Madrid, one of the first things to do is to find accommodation for your stay: and how to look for a flat? Which neighborhood to choose? What are the most useful tools for this kind of research?

Here are 4 tips on finding a room or a flat in Madrid, from abroad.

Try using these websites:

Looking for a flat can be tough work here in Madrid, especially from abroad, but one must start somewhere: websites like Idealista, Spotahome, Uniplaces, Badi, Fotocasa.es: Alquiler de pisos, compra y venta

Don’t forget to also join Facebook groups! For example, join groups with people from your country like “Peruanos en Madrid”, “Français à Madrid” etc… The latter is obviously less safe, so be careful about what people post (double-check everything you find!). Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams on facebook so if you do find a room, make sure you are in safe hands. 

Using these websites is also good because they allow you to chose the filters you prefer: whether you want a single or a double room, whether you prefer to live in the city center or next to the university, and so on. Just make sure to have enough patience to embark on this adventure! 

1. Ask for a virtual home tour of the flat

As you’re living abroad, you probably want to be sure that the flat you’ve chosen corresponds to the photos you’ve seen online. The best way to do so is to ask for a virtual home tour of the flat: this might be useful in order to get rid of false posts on the web and fraud/scams.

2. Check all the conditions of the contract before signing it

Once everything is set up, adfter your call with the landlord, you will be asked to sign a contract (and if you’re not, then this is a red flag). You will probably sign it digitally since it’s quite difficult to travel just to sign a contract. In both cases, read it over and over and be sure to know all the aspects of it. If you have doubts about some parts of the contract, don’t be afraid to ask questions: the landlord has to be 100% clear with you. In this way, you’ll avoid negative surprises that could come from previous misunderstandings.

3. Best neighborhoods

Madrid is a very pleasant city to live in, with a lot of nice districts! Overall, it’s really easy to move around Madrid by foot or with public transportation. However, if you want to live close to the city-center, you should search for a flat near Masalaña, Salamanca, Chamberí or around the Retiro Park (Retiro, Ibiza). The districts around the park are very calm and you can easily enjoy a walk in the park when you are your way home!

(And if you’re looking for some tips about how to choose your place to stay in Madrid, check this out!)

4. Be International Students also provides help in finding accomadation in Madrid! 

We know the market and the environment to propose options with good communication, that allow you to live in the urban center to enjoy this wonderful city. Through our partners we have access to homeowners to propose different rental terms and to be able to open options that you will not be able to find on other platforms.

We hope these tips have made the process a little easier!

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