Student housing in Zaragoza

Zaragoza is an ideal city to study, especially if you are an Erasmus student, as it is well located within Spain, specifically in the north of the country, between Madrid and Barcelona. Thanks to its location, you will be able to move around the country comfortably and visit other charming cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Granada, etc. 

Rooms for students in Zaragoza

Zaragoza is a student city with two universities, the Universidad de Zaragoza, located in the city centre and with a great offer of student rooms near its campuses and the Universidad San Jorge, located in Villanueva de Gállego, which has an excellent communication thanks to its particular bus line that connects the faculty with different places in the city of Zaragoza.

Finding an apartment in Zaragoza is not an excessively complicated task, as there is a large amount of accommodation available. However, if you want to get the best student accommodation in the city, you will have to look ahead and compare different options before deciding on one.

The prices of the accommodation will depend on whether you want to live alone, i.e. rent a student apartment, or if you prefer to share a flat or room with other students.

Depending on which faculty you study at, you'd better look for accommodation in one place or another. For example, for those students who are going to study at the Plaza San Francisco campus, we recommend that you look for apartments in Zaragoza in the city centre, as it will not take you more than 20 minutes to walk to the University. For those students who have to study at the Rio Ebro Campus, we recommend that they look for apartments in the Actur neighbourhood, or if they prefer to live in the city centre, the best option is to rent a student flat near the tram stop as it has a direct line to the door of the Rio Ebro Campus and it is very convenient to get there.

Residences for students Zaragoza

For those students who prefer to live in a student residence, in Zaragoza they have several options to choose from. Each student residence in Zaragoza has its own prices and conditions that you should know in advance. Below, we are going to break down which are the main university residences in Zaragoza and the main Halls of Residence in Zaragoza:

  • Colegio Mayor Pedro Cerbuna
  • Colegio Mayor Santa Isabel
  • Residencia Universitaria Goya
  • Colegio Mayor Pablo Serrano
  • Colegio Mayor Ramón Acín
  • Colegio Mayor Cardenal Xavierre
  • Colegio Mayor Miraflores
  • Colegio Mayor Virgen del Carmen
  • Colegio Mayor Azaila
  • Colegio Mayor La anunciata
  • Colegio Mayor Peñalba

Get to know all the university residences in Zaragoza and discover their prices, location, services and distance from the university. Living in a residence hall during your Erasmus can be a good alternative if you prefer not to get complicated, as many of these residences include cleaning services and food for students.

However, if you prefer to have more freedom and be more independent, we recommend that you choose to rent accommodation or Erasmus flat, that is, to live with other international students like you during your stay in Zaragoza, as this will allow you to meet new people in Zaragoza and also improve your level of English or Spanish, as you will be able to practice it every day.

Flats in Zaragoza

In Zaragoza, there is a service known as university accommodation, which supports European, American and Asian students looking for mid-term accommodation in Zaragoza. Thanks to the collaboration we have with UNIZAR, you will be able to find many student flats in Zaragoza near the University. Also, for those people who study music in the prestigious Conservatory of Zaragoza, you will be able to find student flats in Zaragoza near the conservatory. 

Thanks to the UNIZAR accommodation service, students will be able to compare a wide range of UNIZAR accommodation and find their ideal Erasmus flat in Zaragoza.

If you search well in advance and compare between all apartments offered in Zaragoza, you can rent a student flat near the University. Our recommendation is that you do so, as you will not need to use public transport to get to the University every day and it will be much more comfortable for your student experience at the University of Zaragoza. 

Sharing a flat in Zaragoza can be one of the best options due to its monthly cost, which is usually between 200 and 300 euros per month. Compared to other Spanish university cities it has affordable accommodation that will allow you to enjoy your Erasmus experience without having a big budget.

Moreover, if you choose to share a flat in Zaragoza, you will be able to live with young people from other places. Zaragoza is a very famous city among Erasmus students, especially students from Italy, France and Germany.

Student housing in Saragossa

One of the most beautiful basilicas in all of Spain is located in Zaragoza, the well-known Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, at the foot of the Ebro River, which divides the city into two parts: the left bank and the right bank of the city. Depending on the faculty where you study, you will have to find accommodation in one place or another. However, as it is not a very big city, it does not matter if you live a bit far from your place of study or work, as you will be able to move around quickly by city bus or tram.

Generally speaking, university apartments in Zaragoza are slightly more expensive than single rooms. If your dream is to live in the centre of Zaragoza, next to the Basilica del Pilar or Calle Alfonso, Paseo Independencia or Doctor Cerrada, the prices of these apartments will be higher than in other Zaragoza neighbourhoods such as Delicias, San José or Las Fuentes for example.

Many students choose to live in apartments in the Delicias neighbourhood because of its location near the Plaza San Francisco campus. In addition, prices in these areas are usually relatively lower than those in the more central part of the city, which are at the same distance from the University but on the opposite side.

If you want to rent a room or a student apartment at the University of Zaragoza, this may be your best option. Before you book the apartment, make sure of the conditions, prices and main characteristics of the accommodation

Rooms near the University of Zaragoza

Zaragoza is characterized by being a young, dynamic and active city. As it is a city of more than 675,000 inhabitants, there is a large number of university students and young professionals living in the Aragonese capital. If you are going to study at the University of Zaragoza the best thing to do is to look for flatmates with whom you can share the costs of rent, electricity, water and others. That is why we recommend that you look for single rooms for students, with a common bathroom and kitchen. This option is the most chosen by international students who come to the city of Zaragoza every year, due to its comfort, since you will not have to be on the lookout for flatmates if a room becomes free, you will simply pay for the room you have rented, independently of the rest of the house. If you are also going to move for a short period of time, such as 4-9 months, this option is, without any doubt, the best among all the existing ones. The average price of a room near the University of Saragoza can range from 200 euros to 300 euros, all depending on the characteristics of the room. For example, there are apartments that have a private bathroom, wifi, elevator, air conditioning and garage that can be slightly more expensive.

If your goal is to study or work for a few months, we recommend that you look for your flat always taking into account the distance you will have to the University or workplace, as it will be the most important thing for your day to day life. Thanks to the development of personalized maps on our platform you will be able to compare and know at all times how far from your faculty each of the apartments or rooms you find are. Our goal is that you find a flat near the University.

Universities of Zaragoza

If you are a university student and want to study during your Erasmus+ programme in Zaragoza, you have two options: to study at the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) or to study at the University of San Jorge (USJ). The first is a public university and the second is a private university, located in the outskirts of Zaragoza (Villanueva de Gállego). Both have a wide range of studies in all branches: scientific, technological, legal, business, etc.

The University of Zaragoza is one of the most in Spain and has almost 30,000 undergraduate students in all its faculties. Every year more than 1,000 European students decide to carry out their Erasmus+ programme in the Aragonese capital. At the same time, a large number of students are also sent from Zaragoza to European universities every year due to the value that mobility brings to students, both on a personal and professional level. Depending on where you study, the search for a flat will be different. Below, we describe the different campuses that the University of Zaragoza has so that you can orientate your search in the best possible way:

Apartment in Campus Río Ebro

This is the campus located on the left bank of the city of Zaragoza, where you can find university degrees such as engineering, architecture and marketing and finance. It is advisable to look for accommodation in the Actur neighbourhood and the surrounding area, although you can get there immediately by tram, as there is a stop right outside the door.

Flats near Escuela Universitaria de Turismo

The school of tourism in Zaragoza is located in the very centre of the city, so there are no problems when selecting your accommodation, as there are very good communications by public transport.

Rooms in Plaza de Basilio Paraíso

On this campus, students study the degree in Business Administration and Management and the degree in economics. It is located in the center of the city, next to Paseo Independencia. Many students choose to stay on the streets behind the University, such as Calle de Doctor Cerrada or Avenida Valencia, among others.

Apartment near San Francisco Campus

It is the largest campus that the University has in Zaragoza. A large number of university courses of all kinds coexist here. This campus is also known as the "City". So if you want to look for a flat near the city you will have to do it with time, because it is the most demanded place by university students due to the perfect location.

Accommodation Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

This campus is perhaps the worst communicated of all those mentioned above. You can get there with buses 38, 51 and 52. The best area to live in if you study in this faculty is the Fuentes or San José neighbourhoods, places from which it will not cost you more than 15 minutes by foot to the faculty.

Transport in Saragossa

The city of Zaragoza is very well connected internally by public transport. It has a wide variety of city bus lines, which connect the whole city from north to south and east to west. In addition, there is also a tram line that passes through the city centre and the most interesting parts of the city, as well as the campuses of the University of Zaragoza (Campus Plaza San Francisco, Campus Rio Ebro, Campus Plaza de Basilio Paraíso and the School of Tourism).

In turn, the city of Zaragoza has an extensive network of bicycle lanes, adapted for mobility by bicycle and electric scooters. They are located in practically all parts of the city, connecting each neighbourhood with the city centre in an easy and comfortable way to favour mobility.

Additionally, Zaragoza is well located within the country, specifically between Madrid and Barcelona. Thanks to its railway network and good communication you can get to these cities in less than 1 hour and a half. There are different departure times every day, so there is no problem and you can move around whenever you want. Additionally, there is a wide network of national buses that connect with northern cities like Bilbao, San Sebastian or coastal cities like Valencia, Alicante, etc.

Zaragoza has an airport and has different weekly flights that connect the city with Belgium, Italy, Bucharest, United Kingdom and some of the Spanish Islands.

Frequently asked questions about Zaragoza

How much does a student apartment in Zaragoza cost?
In Zaragoza, the average price of a complete apartment starts at 450 euros, but this will depend on factors such as the location and characteristics of the property (elevator, garage, air conditioning, heating, etc).
How can I find cheap apartments in Zaragoza?
Thanks to the tool developed in Erasmus Play you will be able to quickly compare all the flats, apartments and rooms for students in Zaragoza. Moreover, you will be able to make a reservation in a totally safe way on the website of our trusted partners.
Where to live in Saragossa?
We recommend that you look for your studio, room, flat, apartment or student residence near the university in Saragoza. This will save you time on your daily commute and you will be able to make the most of your stay in the city of Zaragoza.
How much does a university residence hall cost in Saragossa?
In Zaragoza, there are different residences for students. The average price of the residences for university students is 650 euros per month and this will depend on the services included in the residence hall.
Are you going from Erasmus to Zaragoza?
Zaragoza is an ideal city for your international mobility. Here you can find a wide range of accommodation and select the one that best suits your needs.
How soon can I find a place to stay in Saragossa?
Our recommendation is that you always search before choosing your accommodation, so you can get an idea of what life costs in each city. If you already know that your destination is Zaragoza, the sooner you look the better, as the best accommodation, apartments and student rooms are the first to be sold out. Don't waste any more time! and look for your ideal accommodation as soon as possible.
Share a flat with other students in Zaragoza?
One of the best options is to share a flat with other students or young professionals like you. This will allow you to share rental costs and therefore, you will be able to locate yourself in the best places in Zaragoza.
How to find an apartment near the University of Zaragoza?
Erasmus Play makes it easy for you, thanks to the development of personalized maps for the Universities of Zaragoza, you will be able to look for your new home knowing at all times how far it is from your faculty. This will save you a lot of time comparing different websites.


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