If you are going to study at the Alcorcón campus of the Rey Juan Carlos University or the San Pablo University, it would be most convenient for you to live in this city. We mention this because many young people may think that it would be best to live in Madrid, however, it is more convenient to live in Alcorcón, rent is lower and there is less time for commuting.
What you have to keep in mind is that the atmosphere in Alcorcón is calmer than in Madrid, so students usually choose to live in shared flats to be able to share day-to-day life with their flatmates. You sure have a great time with them!
These are some pros and cons that you will find when living in a shared flat in the Spanish city:
You will be able to pick a spare room located in one of the preferred areas by young people to live, such as the centre of Alcorcón, Las Retamas or San José de Valderas.
By saving on rent you can enjoy other leisure activities in Madrid, which you can reach in less than 30 minutes by public transport.
Some rooms may have limited space and can be quite small, so the space that you will have completely for yourself may be reduced.
The apartments in which the owners live usually have more rules regarding noise, hours and uses of common spaces. The same goes for student residences.
In the Apps for Erasmus+ you will access all kinds of important information for your exchange, such as procedures that you have to do, instructions for paperwork and even recommendations from students from previous years. One of these suggestions is that you take advantage of the spaces and green areas of Alcorcón to plan outdoor activities.
The following are some ways for meeting in this Spanish city. Of course, we also recommend that you interact with your roommates and share experiences with them.
You will be able to join the ESN URJC if you go to that university. With them, you can participate in numerous fun activities and events, both in Alcorcón and in the city of Madrid. Surely with the ESN you will have fun plans to do every day!
On Facebook you will find several groups created to support international and Erasmus students. In these groups, you will not only be able to meet other students, but you will also be able to see different plans that you can join. And also ask any questions you have about life in the city and about the necessary procedures for Erasmus.
Both Facebook groups and student associations usually create WhatsApp groups that you can join. In them you will be in more direct contact with other young people, being able to organize plans in Alcorcón on your own, according to the interests you have in common.
We give you some recommendations about life in shared flats in this Spanish city:
Some flats are to be shared with the owners of the apartment, so not in all cases, you will live in a student flat. Take a good look at the description of each one to choose the ideal one for you.
If you plan to go to Madrid regularly, it would be best to look for an apartment that is relatively close to the public transport station that takes you to the Spanish capital.
|How much does a shared flat cost in Alcorcón?|
|The average price of a spare room in a shared apartment is around €320 per month, although it can range from €240 onwards, always depending on the characteristics and location.|
|Why share a student flat in Alcorcón?|
|Because with the savings on rent you will be able to enjoy your experience much more, having more possibilities to participate in events, activities and excursions with your new friends. You will also be able to enjoy living together in a multicultural and fun environment.|
|What to ask before entering to share a flat in Alcorcón?|
|You should ask if the cost of utility bills (water, electricity, internet, gas, etc.) is included in the rental cost or if you have to add an extra amount at the end of the month to pay for it.|
|How to choose ideal roommates in Alcorcón?|
|Ideally, everyone who lives in the apartment should have compatible lifestyles, especially when it comes to schedules and cleanliness. Also, make sure there are rules in place about things that are important to you and that might cause problems.|
|What are the best apps to find roommates in Alcorcón?|
|One of the best apps/websites you will find is Erasmus Play. Access it to also see the availability of verified shared apartments that you will be able to rent in the Spanish city.|