La Laguna, Tenerife

Student housing in La Laguna, Tenerife

Tenerife is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean. The largest and most populated in the Canary Islands. Its capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is located in the northwest of the island, on the coast. San Cristóbal de La Laguna, its second most populated city, is located in the same metropolitan area, its historic centre is considered a World Heritage Site.

Rooms in Tenerife

The island of Tenerife has a unique natural environment, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site thanks to the Teide Park, the most visited in Spain and second in the world. Mount Teide is the highest peak in Spain at 3718 meters high and the third largest volcano in the world.

The University of La Laguna is the only university located on the island of Tenerife. Although its headquarters are in the town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, note that its campus is located both in this city and in Santa Cruz.

Where to rent apartments in Tenerife for students?

If you are a student and you are going to live in Tenerife you have to consider these three areas to live:

San Cristóbal de La Laguna

In this town, the main headquarters of the University of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, its Campus Central and Anchieta can be found. Many students want to live close to the University to make the most of each day, if this is your case, you will surely find cheap apartments and rooms here.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The capital of the island and its most populated city. It is a great choice if you are looking for accommodation in the city, to meet new people, make plans, go out to a party or go to the beach. To go to university you will only have to take the tram that takes you to the University of La Laguna.

La Cuesta

It is a municipality located between San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The rents here are cheaper, in addition to being close to the University and the capital. A good option if you want to live in a small municipality on a tight budget.

University residences in Tenerife

Tenerife has 4 university residences associated with the University of La Laguna:




Colegio Mayor San Fernando

Central Campus of the University of La Laguna, very close to the Anchieta Campus

C / Pedro Zerolo. 38200, San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Colegio Mayor San Agustín

The urban area of ​​La Laguna

C / Nava y Grimón, 29. 38200, San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Colegio Mayor Santa María

Central Campus of the University of La Laguna, near the Anchieta Campus

C / Pedro Zerolo 48. 38200, San Cristóbal de La Laguna

University Residence Parque de las Islas

Camino las Mantecas, very close to the Guajara University Campus.

Camino de las Mantecas. 38200, San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Finding student accommodation in Tenerife is not an easy task, which is why residences tend to run out of places quickly. If you want to reserve a room in a university residence you must be quick. Living in a residence hall during your Erasmus is a good alternative to renting a room if you prefer to live with other students, in addition, university residences have services that will facilitate your stay in Tenerife. However, many of the residences have rules in their facilities, if you prefer to have more freedom and be more independent, we recommend that you choose to rent a student room or flat, live with other international students like you during your stay in Tenerife. It will also help you meet new people in Tenerife and improve your level of English or Spanish practising every day.

The University of La Laguna apartments

The University of La Laguna, founded in 1792, is based in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. Doing your Erasmus at the University of La Laguna is a great option if you are looking for a destination with an unbeatable climate, where it is summer all year round and you have the best beaches you can imagine a few minutes from home.

Although most of the Campuses, as well as their main headquarters, are in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, you should also consider staying in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Taking a tram in a few minutes you will reach your faculty, you will also live in a city with a greater leisure offer.

These are the campuses of the University of La Laguna that are located on the island.



Central Campus

Faculty of Education

Technical Architecture

Sports Service

Campus Anchieta

Faculty of Sciences 

Faculty of Sociology

Higher School of Engineering

Guajara Campus

Faculty of Health Sciences

Campus de Ofra

Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Political and Social Sciences 

Faculty of Information Sciences

Faculty of Humanities

Santa Cruz Campus

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

Frequently asked questions about Tenerife

How much does it cost an apartment for students in Tenerife?
In Tenerife, the average price of a complete apartment is 690 euros, but this will depend on factors such as location, keep in mind that the accommodations are widely distributed around the island and the characteristics of the property (dryer, terrace, air conditioning, heating, etc). If you are looking for a cheap room in Tenerife, the average price drops to € 320.
How to find cheap apartments in Tenerife?
Thanks to the tool developed in Erasmus Play, you will be able to compare flats, apartments and rooms for students in Santa Cruz, La Laguna or anywhere in Tenerife. In addition, you can make a secure online reservation on the website of our trusted partners.
How much does a university residence cost in Tenerife?
In Tenerife, there are different residences for students. Average prices for university residences depend on the services included in the residence hall or the type of room you want to reserve.
Are you going on Erasmus to Tenerife?
Tenerife is an ideal island for international students. Santa Cruz combines a great leisure offer with a unique natural environment. If you are going to study in Tenerife, we recommend that you stay in Tenerife North as it is the area where the University of La Laguna and the main cities are located.
How much time do I look for accommodation in Tenerife?
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 Tenerife, 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 Tenerife?
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 Tenerife.
How to find an apartment near the University in Tenerife?
Erasmus Play makes it easy for you, thanks to the development of personalized maps for the University of La Laguna, you will be able to find your new home knowing at all times how far it is from your faculty and the city centre. This will save you a lot of time compared to comparing on different websites.


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