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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Madrid's student residences

Not just for students - anyone can book!

  • Cheap, comfortable accommodation in central Madrid
  • They are a great alternative to a cheap Madrid hotel, hostel or bed and breakfast
  • Single and double/twin rooms are available, many with ensuites, and with both self-catered and B&B options

Madrid Visitor information

Madrid is the third largest municipalitty in the European Union. The city is located on the river Manzanares and as the capital city, it is also the seat of government and residence of the Spanish monarch. Despite its rather modern infrastructure, it has preserved the historic look and atmosphere of many of its neighbourhoods and streets. The Atocha Railway Station is home to a distinctive indoor garden a huge variety of tropical plants, making it an extremely popular destination for plant enthusiasts, with more than 500 species of plant life. A trip to Madrid would not be complete without a visit to the ecological theme park Faunia, which is a combination of a natural history museum and a zoo. It contains eight distinct eco-systems, ranging from tropical rain forests to polar regions, and over 1,500 animals, most of which roam freely.

Madrid also hosts the largest Plaza de Toros (bullring) in Spain, Las Ventas, established in 1929, which has a seating capacity of almost 25,000. Madrid's bullfighting season begins in March and ends in October.

Accommodation in Madrid's student residences

Madrid’s student residences are independent entities and the vast majority are assigned to the two most prominent universities: The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and The Universidad Complutense de Madrid. It should be understood that these residences are designed primarily for students and not children or adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, the halls do meet a level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with, and we will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.

Getting around Madrid

Madrid is served by Barajas Airport, which is located about a 20 minute drive from Madrid city centre with excellent bus links. The fastest way to get around Madrid would be the Madrid Metro, which is one of the most extensive and fastest-growing metro networks in the world.

History of Madrid

Despite the fact that the site of modern-day Madrid has been occupied since pre-historic times, during the Roman times it was a very basic rural community. The origins of the modern city come from the 9th century, when Muhammad I constructed a small palace on the site that is today occupied by the Palacio Real. Around this palace was built a small citadel, which slowly grew towards the north.

Despite the fact that historically, Seville was favoured as the capital, it was King Philip II who moved the court to Madrid in 1561. During Spain’s Golden Age, during the 16th and 17th centuries, Madrid bore little resemblance to other European capitals, but it nonetheless expanded dramatically and became one of the most powerful European cities.

More recently, during the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), Madrid was one of the most heavily affected Spanish cities – it was a stronghold of the Republicans from July 1936 and it was during this time that it became the first European city to be bombed by airplanes. During the dictatorship of Franco, in particular during the 1960s, the south of Madrid became highly industrialised, which saw massive migrations into the city from the more rural areas. After the death of Franco, in order to stabilise the political situation, emerging democratic parties accepted King Juan Carlos I as both Franco's successor and as the heir of the historic dynasty. This led Spain to its current position as a constitutional monarchy, with Madrid as its capital. The city has benefited from increasing prosperity during the 80s and 90s and has thus consolidated its position as one of the most important economic, cultural and technological centres of Europe.

Reviews For Madrid

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Average Score

3.8

Based On 50 Reviews
Room
3.7
Value
3.9
Service
3.9
Food
3.5
Overall
3.8

I WOULD LIKE TO PARTICULARLY THANK THE CARETAKER WHO ORGANISED MY RECEPTION.EVEN THOUGH I COULD NOT SPEAK SPANISH HE WAS VERY COURTEOUS AND UNDERSTANDING WITH MY SITUATION.I WOULD STAY AGAIN IF IN MADRID.DAMIEN GREALY

(Review Of Hispania Residence, Madrid)

Simple place to stay, but staff was friendly, easy to talk to about any small problems, no complaints except that the location was a little farther from the city center than I would've preferred, but great value otherwise.

(Review Of Colegio Mayor Chaminade, Madrid)

Lovely experience. Staff were exceptionally friendly and a few students had a chat with us which was welcome. Staying here enhanced our stay in Madrid. We travelled for just short of 4 weeks and experienced many hotels but this was high on my lists of favourites.

(Review Of Residencia Universitaria San Lorenzo, Madrid)

This was not my only stay.I booked 3 times for a total of 12 days. I was very pleased with everything. The staff and guests were friendly and helpful. The only negative was that my room got very hot at night when the outside daily high was above 90F, but that was to be expected at this economical price. The location was very convenient for subway try and walking to major attractions.

(Review Of Residencia Universitaria La Casona, Madrid)

No complaints. When I.arrived they could not find my reservation. The original date of the booking showed at the top of your form so it was filed for the original date. They.

(Review Of Hispania Residence, Madrid)

We had a wonderful weekend in Madrid, the location and facilities enabled us to explore the city. The staff and students were very kind and helpful which enhanced the whole experience. Many thanks and kind regards to all.

(Review Of Residencia Universitaria San Lorenzo, Madrid)

It was very hot in Madrid when I was visiting and there were no fans or air conditioning in my room and I was unable to open my window very much. Otherwise, no other issues.

(Review Of Colegio Mayor Chaminade, Madrid)

I have often used this site to book rooms in the UK-this was my first experience with booking overseas. The booking procedure was falutless-the accomodation exactly what it said it was-the college staff and students at the residence were very polite and charming. I would readilt recommend both, and stay again

(Review Of Colegio Mayor Jaime del Amo, Madrid)
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