Most students who choose to live in Móstoles do so because they will be attending the Rey Juan Carlos University campus there. Some reasons why it is better to live in Móstoles than in Madrid is because the cost of rent is cheaper, and you can avoid spending time and money commuting to the university every day. At the same time, you have the possibility of going to the capital of Spain whenever you please.
Living in a shared apartment is the best option you have to live in a multicultural environment and befriend your flatmates, since in Móstoles there are no student residences or halls of residence to go to.
In this section, we detail some pros and cons of living in a shared flat in the Spanish city:
You will be able to pick apartments that are in convenient areas to live as a student, such as the centre of Móstoles, Villafontana, Norte-Universidad and Pinar de Móstoles.
Some spare rooms have a private bathroom, so you can have it as an option if you prefer to have more privacy with it.
As there are no residences for students, choosing a room in a shared flat is usually the preferred option for young people, so there is usually a lot of competition in the search.
Sometimes it is difficult to make roommates comply with the cleaning and tidying schedule. Nothing that good communication skills can’t improve.
Do you want your exchange experience to be the best possible? Use the apps for Erasmus+ that you have at your disposal, with which you will be able to access a large amount of information about the paperwork you have to do, life in the city and also tips from students from previous years. One of these tips is that you take advantage of the proximity to Madrid and that you access everything that the Spanish capital offers to young people. You will never get bored!
These are some of the ways you have to meet people in this Spanish city. In addition, we encourage you to befriend your flatmates, who will surely become your Erasmus family while you are there.
The Rey Juan Carlos University has the ESN URJC as the association that promotes the integration of international students in the university and the city and local culture. With her, you can be part of many fun activities while meeting people in Móstoles.
There are several Facebook groups that you can join when you go on an exchange to this Spanish city, but the most active is the ESN URJC group. In addition to being able to meet other students, in this group, you will be able to see all the organized activities that you can be part of, such as affordable trips, classes in different sports, picnics, and nights out on the town.
The most common is that ESN URJC and Facebook groups create groups in messaging applications such as WhatsApp. We suggest that you join them to be able to get in touch with other young people and organize plans in the city or even in Madrid.
Here are some tips for you to consider when living in a shared flat in the Spanish city:
Móstoles enters the rate zone of the Community of Madrid in which you can use the Youth Pass of public transport to travel. Get hold of one so that you can save money on trips.
Establish and respect the rules of the house from the beginning. In this way, discussions are avoided, especially around noise and music schedules, whether to notify when receiving visitors, etc.
|How much does a shared flat cost in Móstoles?|
|The cost of rooms in shared apartments in the Spanish city usually ranges from €250 and up, with the average usually between €300-350 per month.|
|How to find roommates in Móstoles?|
|We recommend that you look in online communities such as Erasmus Play, where you will be able to see different accommodations shared by several students.|
|How to meet people in Móstoles?|
|One of the best ways to meet people in the Spanish city is to join the ESN URJC at the university. In this association, you will not only meet other students from this institution but also from other universities that carry out some activities together.|
|What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Móstoles?|
|Two of the biggest advantages are: 1) you get to save money on the monthly rent with which you can enjoy more of the leisure activities in Móstoles and Madrid, and 2) you can befriend your flatmates and share experiences.|
|How to choose ideal roommates in Móstoles?|
|The best thing would be for your flatmates to be of different nationalities than yours, so you can enrich your experience by getting to know other cultures up close (and even better if one of them is Spanish!). Of course, the most convenient thing is that all roommates' lifestyles are compatible, to avoid possible conflicts of coexistence.|