Student housing, rooms and apartments for rent in Malaga

Malaga is a city located in the south of Spain, it is located on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean. Many young people choose Malaga to study and learn Spanish.

Cheapest rooms in Malaga

It has an excellent climate throughout the year. Its beaches and the quality of its teaching centres are some of the most obvious reasons why many students choose Malaga. And due to the abundance of students, it is recommended to look for student accommodation as flats, apartments or rooms long before moving to the city.

Where to rent student apartments in Malaga


Renting an apartment with other students is the best move any student can make. You get to live with others like you, make great friends and have a lot of fun. Since renting a full apartment on your own is expensive and most time unaffordable, the best thing to do is to share a flat with other students. Since Malaga is such a student city, there are tons of student accommodation available for rent. It is well known that the best flats get booked first so start as soon as possible with your search for your new home.  If you are a student and you are going to live in Malaga, you have to consider these neighbourhoods to live in:



Average monthly price 

per room



300 €

Student area

El Cónsul

300 €

Student area

El Ejido

350 €

High class

Commercial area

Sports centres and other services

Entire apartments and flats in Malaga

University residences in Malaga

Málaga has more than 11 regulated university residences: 

  • Micampus San Carlos Residence. This mixed center is located a few minutes from the Teatinos Campus.
  • BCOME Málaga Centro Residence. It is a mixed residence located in the center of Malaga, a 15-minute walk from the El Ejido Campus.
  • Resa Campus Málaga Residence. This new mixed residence is located on the Teatinos Campus.
  • Balcón del Romeral Residence. It is a mixed residence located in Teatinos.
  • Santa Paula Residence. This mixed residence is located in the heart of Malaga, next to Calle Larios.
  • Rustomas Residence. This mixed residence is located in the Teatinos neighbourhood.
  • San José University Residence. This mixed residence is located in the heart of Malaga, next to the Picasso museum.
  • Residence RUT. This mixed residence is located on the Campus of Teatinos
  • Residencia María Inmaculada. This female residence is located on Victoria street, in the heart of Malaga.
  • Alfil University Residence. It is a mixed residence that is located on the Teatinos Campus.
  • Alberto Jiménez Fraud Residence. This residence is located very close to the Teatinos Campus.

Living in a residence hall during your Erasmus is an interesting alternative. Most of the university residences in Malaga include cleaning and food services, as well as being near the University. If you prefer to take advantage of your stay, whether or not it is Erasmus, to learn household chores or gain independence, we recommend that you choose to rent a student apartment or flat. Living with other international students like you during your stay in Malaga will also help you meet new people in Malaga and improve your level of English or Spanish practising every day.

Apartments near the University of Malaga

Malaga only has one university, the University of Malaga - UMA, which is divided into three campuses, each one in a different area of ​​the city. They are:

  • The Ejido Campus, located in the centre-right on Ejido street. It is home to the following faculties

    • ETSof Architecture
    • Faculty of Fine Arts
    • Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences
  • The Teatinos campus, which houses most of the city's faculties. The faculties are:

    • ETSI de Informática
    • Faculty of Sciences
    • Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    • Faculty of Communication Sciences
    • Faculty of Law
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Letters.
    • School of Medicine.
    • Faculty of Psychology.
    • Faculty of Tourism.
  • Extension, the faculties that it hosts are:

    • ETSI Industrial
    • Escuela Politécnica Superior.
    • Faculty of Commerce and Management.
    • Faculty of Social and Labor Studies
    • Faculty of Health Sciences

Therefore, depending on the faculty you are going to, you have to look for a flat near the campus. Finding a student flat in Malaga is fairly easy, with Erasmus Play search engine, you can filter by your needs and find accommodation easily. There are many student rooms available as well as entire apartments to live in. The prices of the apartments in Malaga are around € 500 and € 800, booking it between several students come out very well in price.

Frequently asked questions about Malaga 

How much does a student apartment cost in Malaga?
The average price of the apartments tends to vary greatly depending on the number of rooms they have. Higher up in the table of neighbourhoods in the city you can check the average price of a room in Malaga. So you can choose the most suitable if you are looking for a cheap room or near the University.
How to find cheap apartments in Malaga?
Thanks to the search engine developed by Erasmus Play you will be able to compare flats, apartments and rooms for students in Malaga. In addition, you can make a secure reservation with our trusted partners.
How much does a university residence cost in Malaga?
In Malaga, there are different residences for students. As we have said above, there are university residences, their prices range from € 300 to € 800, the average prices of university residences depend on the services included in the residence or the type of room.
Are you going on Erasmus to Malaga?
Malaga is an ideal city for international students. A city that every year increases the number of students it houses. Located near the coast and with a mild climate between the months of October to May, it can be an ideal option for a scholarship such as the Erasmus program.
How much time do I look for accommodation in Malaga?
Our recommendation is that you always search before choosing the destination of your mobility, so you can get an idea of ​​what life costs in each city. If you already know that your destination is Malaga, the sooner you look the better, since the best accommodation, apartments and rooms for students are the first to be sold out. Do not waste time! and find your ideal accommodation as soon as possible.
Sharing a flat with other students in Malaga?
One of the best options is to share a flat with other students or young professionals. This will help you to share expenses and so you can locate yourself in the best places and apartments in Malaga.
How to find an apartment near the University in Malaga?
Erasmus Play makes it easy for you, thanks to the development of personalized maps for the University of Malaga, you will be able to find your new home knowing at all times how far it is from your faculty. This will save you a lot of time comparing on various web portals.


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