Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Ciudad Real
Flatshare in Ciudad Real

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Ciudad Real

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This historic city draws the attention of many students who want to live the exchange experience in Spain, living in a smaller city than Madrid or Barcelona. The University of Castilla La Mancha welcomes many international students every year. Keep in mind that most of these young people choose to live in a shared flat with other flatmates, to make their experience more fun and not to be alone upon their arrival in the city.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Ciudad Real

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In this section, we advise you on what are some of the most outstanding pros and cons of life in shared flats in this Spanish city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Ciudad Real

  • Take advantage of the extra in your budget to travel around Castilla La Mancha and get to know other interesting nearby cities, such as Córdoba, Toledo and Madrid.
  • You can choose between spare rooms in private shared flats or rooms that are part of student residences or halls of residence.
  • You will most likely have several room options in flats that are conveniently located for living. In general, the most chosen neighbourhoods by young people are the city centre and the surrounding areas.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Ciudad Real

  • The following may be a disadvantage depending on what you prefer. Life in Ciudad Real is usually very quiet, which is why in many student flats there are constant parties and it can overwhelm you if you prefer to live in a place without so many visits and meetings.
  • The minimum temperatures in winter in the city can be quite low, so you should check what type of heating the apartment has and if its use is contemplated in the cost of the monthly rent since sometimes it is not.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Ciudad Real

Do you want to make your exchange experience in this Spanish city the best possible? We recommend that you download some Erasmus+ apps that are available, in which you will be able to access a large amount of information and relevant data about the university and the city. One of these data is that you will surely be able to get from one place to another on foot in less than 30 minutes, so you will not have to invest a lot of money in public transport.

How to meet people in Ciudad Real

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Here are some of the ways you have to meet people in this Spanish city, in addition to sharing moments with your flatmates:

Student associations in Ciudad Real

The Castilla - La Mancha University has one of the branches of the Erasmus Student Network that you can join, called ESN UCLM Ciudad Real. This association is made up of volunteer students who provide support to the young people who arrive, helping them to integrate more quickly into the city and life at the university. One of the ways they do this is by organizing many activities and events throughout the year, in which you will be able to take part to meet people in Ciudad Real.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Ciudad Real

We recommend that you join the ESN UCLM Ciudad Real group that belongs to the academic calendar in which you are going to be there, that is, for example, the so-called "Erasmus Ciudad Real ESN UCLM 22/23”. In these groups, you will be able to meet other young people who will be in the city at the same time as you.

WhatsApp groups for Erasmus in Ciudad Real

Most likely, you will find WhatsApp or Telegram groups created by young people or by the student associations themselves. Do not be shy and take the opportunity to introduce yourself and share your hobbies, so you can meet other students with whom you can do activities that you want.

Tips for living in a shared student apartment in Ciudad Real

Keep in mind these tips for living in shared flats in this Spanish city:

  • Take the opportunity to visit local restaurants with your flatmates and taste the local food, including dishes such as ratatouille, porridge and crumbs. You will surely love them!
  • You will be able to enjoy numerous festivities and celebrations throughout the year, including Carnival, Los Mayos, La Pandorga and La Feria de Agosto. They are good experiences to share with your friends and roommates.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Ciudad Real

How much does a shared flat in Ciudad Real cost?
The cost of spare rooms in shared flats in this Spanish city usually ranges from €130 and up, and can rise to €300 per month. However, the average price is usually around €170 per month.
Where to look for shared flats in Ciudad Real?
One of the best apps/websites in which you can search for shared flats is Erasmus Play, an online community in which you will be able to compare the different verified rooms easily, choosing the ideal one for you in a simple way.
How to meet people in Ciudad Real?
The best thing you can do is join the ESN UCLM Ciudad Real since with it you will be able to be part of numerous fun activities and events in the city, as well as travel to nearby and affordable places.
What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Ciudad Real?
One of the greatest advantages is being able to live in a multicultural environment, sharing different moments with your flatmates and not being alone as soon as you arrive in the city. In addition, you will be able to save on the rental cost and enjoy many more activities and experiences.
What should I take into account when entering a flat share in Ciudad Real?
You have to keep in mind that your roommates will most likely be of different nationalities from yours, so they will have other lifestyles and ways of doing things. Go with an open mind and maintain good communication, to ensure you have the best possible experience in the coexistence.