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Private Student Residences in Madrid: Everything You Need to Know

Madrid is a vibrant, bustling city that’s hugely popular with students. And, it’s not hard to see why. You’ll find world-class universities, tonnes of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops, famous art galleries like the Prado, and affordable public transport. Plus, with its multicultural communities from all over Europe and Africa, the city is truly an international melting pot.

If you’re looking for student housing in Madrid, you’ll be spoilt for choice. In fact, with seven Yugo properties in the city, finding student accommodation in Madrid couldn’t be easier. Here’s everything you need to know about private student residences in Madrid…

Why Living in Madrid is so Great

Home to 3,155,359 people, Madrid is the second-largest city in the European Union. With that in mind, you’d be forgiven for thinking the way of life here is pretty fast paced. And, don’t get us wrong, living in Madrid can be busy, lively and fun. But the city has a distinctly laid-back feel compared to other European cities.

If you’re planning to study abroad in Madrid, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of some parts of the city. Literally meaning ‘retreat’, El Retiro is Madrid’s largest city park. Spend a sunny afternoon, or even a full day here, taking a stroll through the landscaped gardens, boating on the lake, or sipping a coffee with friends at one of the open-air cafés.

Another surprising oasis in the middle of the city is the indoor rainforest at Atocha Train Station. Yes, you read that right – an indoor rainforest! The 4,000 square metre tropical garden features 400 different species of plants, chirping birds, and turtles popping their heads out of the water lily ponds.

Feeling peckish after all that exploring? Head to Calle Ponzano in Chamberi for some of the best tapas bars and cocktails in the city. You won’t be disappointed. Oh, and talking of food…

Food & Drink

Eating tapas is non-negotiable if you’re planning to live in Madrid. In fact, it’s a way of life for Madrid locals. So much so that the culture of bar hopping to sample a variety of tapas with your drinks has been given its own noun: tapeo and tapear.

The city is full of traditional tapas bars serving up tasty authentic dishes like tortilla Española, patatas bravas, padrón peppers, calamares, and jamon serrano. Located in the city’s old quarter, the bustling Mercado de San Miguel has been dubbed the new epicentre for Madrid’s evolving tapas culture. Here, you’ll find plenty of deli-style counters selling fresh produce and delicious tapas.

If you want to eat like a local while you’re in Madrid, get yourself a bocadillo de calamares (a fried calamari sandwich). Buy yours from one of the bars around Plaza Mayor then eat it al fresco while enjoying a bit of people watching.

The city is also known for its electric nightlife. You’ll find some top-class student bars in Madrid, including Blackhaus, El Tigre and Salmon Guru. Kapital is one of the best clubs in Madrid for students; split across several floors, there’s music to suit everyone’s taste.


Madrid is a major cultural capital, and there are plenty of places for students to explore. The Prado Museum houses the most comprehensive collection of Spanish paintings in the world, while the Reina Sofia Museum is home to some of the works of two 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Completing the ‘Golden Triangle of Art’ is the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, which holds collections of European paintings from the Middle Ages right through to the late 20th century.

Across the city, you’ll also find lots of historic buildings and monuments that are well-worth a visit, including The Royal Palace, Paseo del Prado, La Puerta de Alcalá, Palacio de Cibeles, and the Crystal Palace.

Love festivals? Then you’ll love Madrid. The city plays host to a wide range of music, food and arts events throughout the year, including the unmissable and iconic Mad Cool Festival.


Madrid is one of the most popular student destinations in the world, thanks to its wide array of top-class universities. The city is home to some of the best universities in the country, including the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the Complutense University of Madrid, and the Technical University of Madrid.

Getting to your university of choice couldn’t be easier with Yugo. All our properties are located close to the university campuses, and each has excellent links to public transport, so commuting for students is a breeze.

Residencias de estudiantes en Madrid

As a city that’s popular with both national and international students, residencias de estudiantes en Madrid are easy to come by. Like any city, there’s a real mix of student housing options available in Madrid. You might prefer to live on-site at the university’s campus, or you might prefer a quieter, more private space in the bustling metropolis.

One thing to bear in mind is that apartments for students in Madrid are in extremely high demand, with very long waiting lists. To avoid the stress and headache, many students choose to live with an alternative provider, such as Yugo.

Doing this also means you won’t have to consider your living expenses in Madrid as much, because features such as the internet (and sometimes meals) are included and taken care of for you. Keep reading to discover more about our residencias de estudiantes en Madrid!

Coliseo Europea Yugo Accommodation

Located near to downtown Madrid and the European University of Madrid, Yugo’s Coliseo Europea is the perfect place to live if you’re longing for a blended social and academic lifestyle.

The accommodation features 406 rooms in total – some of which even offer private terraces so you can soak up the rays from the luxury of your own space.

You’ll also have access to a shared outdoor swimming pool, gym, games room, and on-site cinema. And, our team are around 24/7 should you need any support.

Yugo’s Maravilla’s Student Residences

Our Maravilla residencias de estudiantes en Madrid is ideally located in the student-friendly neighbourhood of Malasaña – an area known for its trendy bars, restaurants, bakeries, and vintage clothing stores.

The accommodation has everything a student could need, including a 24/7 reception, laundry room, TV area, study zones, and a courtyard that’s perfect for socialising. There’s also a roof terrace so you can take in the city views while hanging with your mates.

As well as individual rooms, students at Maravilla have the opportunity to rent a three-bed apartment, so you can share with some of your old (or new) best buddies.

Yugo’s Claraval Site

Also located in hip and arty Malasaña, Yugo’s Claraval accommodation offers students the option of their very luxurious own studio or a shared apartment. Either way, you’ll be totally independent, but with the added bonus of having access to Yugo’s support and services.

There’s a sun terrace with reclining loungers, games room, and study room on-site. Oh, and we’ll also clean once a week, so you don’t have to (bonus!). 

Why Students Love Emilia Pardo Bazán

Situated within walking distance of Madrid’s two largest universities, Emilia Pardo Bazán is perfectly located for students who want to stay close to campus, but also want to explore the great city of Madrid.

The space offers 302 rooms and all residents have the option for full-board catering, meaning all three meals each day are provided for you! There’s also 24-hour security, a cinema room, gym, sports facilities, a swimming pool, and air conditioning for those warm Spanish summers.

Galdós Accommodation for Students

With 341 rooms and a prime spot on Madrid’s main university campus, our Galdós student accommodation has everything you could possibly need for a thriving university life.

There’s a music room, coworking space, fitness centre, café, garden, and terrace - giving you plenty of opportunity to switch off from your studies and socialise with friends. 

Our spacious twin superior rooms are kitted out with a kitchenette, en-suite bathroom and workspaces. Plus, all expenses are included in the price, including three meals a day.

Why El Faro is Perfect for Students

Our El Faro student accommodation in Madrid is located in leafy Moncloa-Aravaca. The area is home to Palacio de la Moncloa, theatres, cinemas, and the El Corte Inglés shopping centre. The accommodation is also close to the famous Casa de Campo Park, which includes an amusement park, lake, zoo, restaurants, bars, and a cable car.

All residents at El Faro have access to the on-site amenities, including a gym, games room, terrace, restaurant and living room. Whether you want to live alone in an individual room or share with mates, our 358 rooms give students plenty of options to choose from.


With a thriving student population, vibrant nightlife, multicultural communities, world-class universities and an outrageously delicious food scene, Madrid has everything you need for an epic university experience.

The residencias de estudiantes in Madrid are varied and you’ll find accommodation that caters to all student needs. Whether you want to live smack bang in the middle of Madrid or further away from the hustle and bustle, you’re guaranteed to find a space that ticks all the boxes.

With student accommodation across Madrid, as well as Barcelona and Sevilla, studying and living abroad is easy with Yugo.