The Residencia Universitaria Cardenal Cisneros is located in the World Heritage city of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), within the Campus of Escuela Universitaria Cardenal Cisneros. The complex is generally aimed at students, professors and researchers, as well as other individuals, who need to spend time in Alcalá for reasons of work or study. There are also a number of rooms set aside for a general hotel service, mostly during the summer months, welcoming any visitors to the city.
The residence is mixed, however, it does offer separate areas specifically for men and women if necessary. There are a total of 101 places, mostly in single rooms, each one with Internet and telephone. Rooms are cleaned regularly during the academic year and guests can also choose to dine in the cafeteria. The complex also offers a library, gym and conference and meetings facilities.