The UFV does not have a hosting service. However, the International Relations Office has useful information that could help you to locate housing. The most economical option is to rent a flat with other students (between 350 and 500 euros, not including expenses). There are many ways to find accommodation:
- Through specialized agencies such as www.helpmadrid.com, www.rookieintown.com, www.spotahome.com, www.madrideasy.com; www.aluni.net, www.peopleglobalrelocation.es, www.accommadrid.com, www.tupiso.com; www.housinganywhere.com; www.uniplaces.com; www.mad4rent.es; www.beroomers.com; www.firststepsinmadrid; www.lifeinspain.es; who will charge a small fee, but will simplify your search. These companies have a large database of individual flats rentals, shared apartments, rooms, etc.
- Be Madrid was founded in 2012 by former exchange students, with the objective to help other international students to get settled, integrate and get the most out of their stay in Madrid. Since then, we have steadily expanded our portfolio to offer the best services and products that always reflect our core values of community, quality and trust.
- Erasmusu is a blog in which the students write about their experiences, housing, internships, journeys.
- You can also locate accommodations through websites such as www.idealista.com, www.segundamano.com , www.fotocasa.es or www.tripadvisor.es/Rentals
- If you need to locate temporary housing, here is a good link for hotels, hostels, etc.: http://www.trivago.es/madrid-32027/hotel
- Housing in a dormitory, such as HouseInn www.residenciaestudiantes-madrid.es, Palacio de Barradas www.palaciodebarradas.com., Estuhome www.estuhome.com
- The best neighborhoods for students are Argüelles, Moncloa, Alonso Martinez, Bilbao and the surrounding areas. The area of Aluche is also well connected with the University and is more economical.
- Purchase a bus pass and a mobile card for your phone.
- Put on some comfortable shoes and be patient, you will not find your ideal apartment the first day.
- Before signing a contract, check what expenses are included (heating, water, telephone, electricity, community, etc.). Normally the community and heating costs are included, the cost of electricity, telephone and water will be paid by the renter.
- Always see the house before renting it, sign a lease that describes the conditions, if you can attach pictures to the contract, the better.
- You can ask for a bank guarantee or deposit, we recommend that you give a deposit of one month and provided with a receipt.
- Signing a contract, and if you want, before you sign it, bring it to the office of International Affairs for review.
At the University we are not responsible for your accommodation or problems that may arise in your search or your stay, however we would like to help you in all about your housing, so we recommend you that if you have any question about contracts, deposit, transports, wifi at home, bank account, hospitals, etc.; do not hesitate to contact CityLifeMadrid, they would be very grateful to help you in everything.