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Monday, January 2, 2006 (read 805 times)

Student Accommodation in Madrid

by Paqui

Finding accommodation in Spain can be difficult, specially in big cities such as Madrid or Barcelona.

Lodging in Spanish main capitals is usually expensive and often to get to rent the flat or room you want, you'll need to engage for a long-term stay. If you don't know the city too well you may also find it difficult to know which are the best zones to live in.

If you are studying Spanish in Spain, the school will probably offer some type of accommodation. Some schools charge an extra fee for accommodation, so take it into account when you are booking your lodging.

At don Quijote schools you can book accommodation together with your course, in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Salamanca, Seville, Granada, Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, or Guanajuato in Mexico. You can choose between staying with a host family or in a student flat, either in single or shared room. Addittionally, don Quijote, offers single or shared rooms with private bathroom in its student residences in Barcelona and Granada.

Bedroom in a student flat in Madrid

The choice for the type of accommodation depends, really, on your preferences.

If you want to learn more about the Spanish culture and cooking, if you don't mind adapting to different eating times and you want to take advantage to speak as much Spanish as you can, also when out of school, then staying with a family would be the best option for you. We offer you accommodationn with breakfast, half board or full board.

If you prefer to be a little bit more independent, cooking your own meals and sharing a flat with other students from different nationalities, then the student flat will be the best.
You will share the apartment with other three or four students from our school. You will have your own bedroom and you will share the kitchen, living room and the bathroom (there may be one or two) with your flatmates. The common areas of the flat will be cleaned once a week by our personnel.

Living room of a student flat in Madrid

In Barcelona and Granada you may also consider staying in our student residences. This will be the most comfortable lodging since you have the possibility of having your own private bathroom. There is a 24hour reception, shared kitchen fully equipied, facilities for doing your laundry and living rooms, they are both quite new. Accommodation in the residences should be booked well in advance (if possible 2 months before your arrival), since there are only around 30 rooms and they get quickly booked up.

For more information contact us, or read Jeroen's article on his blog.

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