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Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Santiago de Compostela

This city in northwestern Spain has a lot of charm. It was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1985. It is one of the cities that receive the most Erasmus students every year, so a young and fun atmosphere is guaranteed. Concerts and fairs are usually organized throughout the year. Also, its size is small, so you will be able to reach everywhere in a short time on foot, by bicycle or by public transport.

Santiago de Compostela is located in Galicia, a region with many natural sites, to which you will have easy access. And, if you want to travel, you will also be able to visit other cities in Spain and Portugal.

Are you looking for student accommodation in Santiago de Compostela? We recommend that you start your search well in advance as the closer to the start of classes, the more demand there will be and the higher prices will get. Surely in the Erasmus Play search engine and comparator, you will find the ideal accommodation for you!

Student apartments for rent in Santiago de Compostela

In Santiago de Compostela you will find a wide range of apartments for rent. In general, students who move to this Galician city look for a flat to share with other young people. However, keep in mind that you will also have the option of renting a complete apartment for yourself.

The price of a studio apartment has an average cost of € 440 per month. On the other hand, a flat with more rooms to share with other students has an average monthly cost of € 1000, having the capacity for four people. You have to check if the costs of services such as electricity, gas, internet, water, etc., are included in the rental price or if you have to add it as an extra.

Student room for rent in Santiago de Compostela

This alternative is usually the most chosen by young people who move to the Galician city. In addition to being able to save on rental costs and bills, by sharing a flat you will be able to live the Erasmus experience more closely with other young people who are in the same situation as you.

When looking for a room you have to take into account the location and the characteristics of both the room and the apartment itself. Most usually include a closet and desk for each student, as well as basic appliances. An important fact to keep in mind: being a city where it rains a lot, normally the floors usually include a washing machine and a dryer.

As a reference, the cost of a room in a shared flat range from € 200 onwards, and can go up to € 560 and the average is € 300 per month.

Student accommodation in Santiago de Compostela

This Galician city is small in size, so everything important to students is usually found relatively close. However, some neighbourhoods are more convenient to find accommodation, we will tell you which are below:

Apartments for rent in the historic centre of Santiago de Compostela

Here you will find many of the city's interesting sites, such as its famous Cathedral and other historical buildings. Besides, in the old area of ​​Santiago de Compostela, there is a great variety of bars, discos and other places frequented by students.

Apartments in the New Zone

This area of ​​the city is located south of the historic centre and includes neighbourhoods such as Santa Marta. It has a very good atmosphere, as it is full of bars, restaurants, clubs and shops to go to. Besides, in just 5 minutes you can get to the centre and in about 10 minutes to the South Campus of the University.

Rooms for rent in Fontiñas

The Fontiñas neighbourhood is located near the North campus of the University, a name was given because it is located north of the historic centre. It has a shopping centre and the San Lázaro stadium. Also, it is very close to other areas such as San Caetano, which is also chosen by students to live.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)

This is one of the oldest universities in the world, having been founded in 1495. Its faculties are divided into three campuses: the South Campus, the North Campus and the Campus of the historic centre. For this reason, we recommend that you identify which one you are going to go to, to determine the best areas to find accommodation near the University. For example, regarding the North Campus, some of the best neighbourhoods are Vista Alegre and San Caetano. Likewise, in the case of studying on the campus of the historic centre, this area is a good alternative to be close to the university and various entertainment venues.

University residence in Santiago de Compostela

In this Galician city, you will see that in the offer of residences there are private and shared rooms. Usually, the price of shared rooms is cheaper than that of private rooms, but this is not always the case.

As a reference, the price of a private room in a student residence in Santiago de Compostela goes from € 250 per month onwards. Everything will depend on the quality of the residence, as well as its location and the services that are included in the price. 

Frequently asked questions about Santiago de Compostela

What is the price of a room for students in Santiago de Compostela?

This mainly depends on the location and the characteristics of the room / flat. On average, the cost of a room is € 300 per month and the minimum is usually around € 200.

Where to live in Santiago de Compostela as a student?

The most chosen neighbourhoods by young people in this city depends on the campus of the University to which they will go. As a reference, some of the neighbourhoods that receive the most students are the old town, the New Zone, Santa Marta, San Caetano and Fontiñas.

Where to find cheap accommodation for students in Santiago de Compostela?

We recommend that you use the Erasmus Play search engine and start your search as soon as possible. Many students choose this city to study, so the demand is high and the accommodations sell out quickly.

What is the approximate monthly cost for students in Santiago de Compostela?

In general, adding rent, service costs, food and some leisure, an Erasmus student in this Galician city has an approximate cost of between € 400 and € 500 per month. Of course, it always depends on the type of accommodation you choose and what your lifestyle is.

Why go on Erasmus to Santiago de Compostela?

This Galician city has a very good atmosphere for students since its university attracts many young people every year. In Santiago de Compostela you will be able to delve into the Galician and Spanish culture, tasting its gastronomy, enjoying its leisure offer and travelling around the country.