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Student districts in Madrid

Why is Madrid one of the most interesting cities for students in the world? Well, this can equally be put down to it being a city that is cosmopolitan, open, has thousands of places to visit and areas to get lost in.... However, above all, it is down to its people. Because of all this, students need to know which are the best areas of the city to focus on when it comes to looking for accommodation in the Spanish capital.

For those university students coming from abroad, it’s possible to find such a large variety of accommodation in the Spanish capital. Because of this, we from Rookie in Town offer you a list containing the best areas in Madrid where you can find a room to rent cheaply and easily.

- Moncloa, very close to the university campus. This is one of the most sought-after areas amongst university students. This can be put down to its close proximity to the university campus, its great atmosphere, access to parks and places to do sport... To sum up, it’s a neighbourhood that brings together the desirable traits needed to carry out your studies without missing anything that Madrid has to offer. In addition, the public transport system will allow you to get around quickly, both by bus and metro.

If you are looking for accommodation in this area, we can offer you a large variety of rooms in shared student flats in Moncloa so that you are able to pick the one that best suits your needs.

- La Gran Vía with la Puerta del Sol, Chueca... The heart of the centre can be found in la Puerta del Sol. Very close by, practically touching each other on the map, we can find la Gran Vía which is arguably the most impressive street in the whole city. In this area, we can find all sorts of establishments: fashion shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants... All of this in addition to a unique cultural and architectural richness. Here, you can rely on various metro stations and multiple bus routes to be able to get around comfortably. You will also be able to take a stroll around and get lost in its pedestrianised streets, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Regarding accommodation, you can find all sorts of rooms and flats in Gran Vía: shared flats, studios, rooms...

- La Latina, gastronomy and culture: In La Latina we can find the biggest diversity of gastronomy that the city has to offer, as well as a large and varied culture throughout its streets. It’s an area that has numerous old buildings that constantly need tenants to occupy them. Here is where thousands of students appear to look for a room. It's not one of the most expensive areas in Madrid and it has a large amount to offer with regards to accommodation.

We can offer you the best selection of shared flats in La Latina so that renting in Madrid can be as easy as possible for you.

- Lavapiés, a low-cost and multicultural neighbourhood: As you have already realised, in Madrid it’s possible to find a lot of variety in a small concentrated area. Additional proof of this is the Lavapiés area. It could arguably be one of the most low-cost options that can be found in the centre however, it does depend on what we’re looking for. It’s a neighbourhood that offers leisure activities and multicultural richness, as well as a large variety of restaurants and places to eat.

- Malasaña, alternative and bohemian. In this area of Madrid, you will find the most alternative and bohemian atmosphere that the city has to offer. Malasaña meets many students’ requirements and ideals: It’s the icon of la Movida Madrileña (the Madrid cultural movement) that took place during the 70s and 80s, la Plaza del 2 de Mayo, its hipster vibe with fashion shops and premises, vintage and second-hand shops, as well as the rich architecture which is emphasised in its balconies and old buildings...

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