How to move to Madrid: tips for young internationals!


What is our webinar about?

"Get ready to move to Madrid" webinar will be hosted by our team of flat managers. They will tell you everything you need to know about how to move to Madrid, using both their professional knowledge and their personal experience.

Yes, because the helpHousing team is made up of young professionals from all over the world. They had the chance to travel, study or work abroad, living the same experience that you're about to live. We are here to help you settle in Madrid with some useful tips about the main things you need to know before and upon your arrival.

Are you ready?

3 Main topics about how to move to Madrid:

1. How to find your home in Madrid

Finding the right accommodation is one of the main worries of a young international moving abroad. Therefore, this will be our first big topic about how to move to Madrid.

Housing is quite a big deal: the place you’re choosing is going to be your home away from home for a while and we want to help you make the right choice. For many of you this will be the first time moving out of your home and making a flat research online (which can be tricky sometimes).

Let’s have a quick look at the most important things to keep in mind:

  • Discover all the housing options. Once you set your budget and needs, you can have a look at what the rental market offers, the pros and cons of each housing solution, price, dimension, location and housing features.
  • Tips to choose the location. It’s not all about university or workplace. When it comes to choosing the right area to rent your accommodation, there are some key questions you should ask yourself first.
  • The recommended neighbourhoods in Madrid. The Spanish capital is a big city, but the centre is not that wide. It actually is a super walkable area, made up of several amazing and different neighbourhoods that we will tell you more about.
  • How to avoid rental scams. It may sound crazy, but when you’re looking for an accommodation online you find so many fake ads, you don’t even realise. Even though you are a good internet user, familiar with online advertising, the room rental scams are a real issue. So, since you’re going to pay an important amount of money, here we will give you our professional advice and some personal tips about how to get your accommodation in the safest way possible.
  • How to deal with a rental contract. This is a very relevant and useful topic, especially for the “newbies”, those of you that are moving in an accommodation for rent for the very first time. How is a rental contract made? Which are the unmissable clauses? We will have a look together at some tips that will help you through the reading of your contract (and, indeed, to avoid rental scams!).

2. Transport services in Madrid

Madrid is a modern and vibrant city, offering many services for citizens and tourists and you are so lucky to get to live here! We bet you’ll be happy to find out that this city has such great transportation (both public services and alternative ones)! It boasts several lines and different types of transportation around the city (inside the M-30 highway) and the surrounding communities, as well as affordable taxi and Uber and many mobile apps for bike/moto/car sharing.

Here we will explain to you more about it, in order to choose the best place for your accommodation and to plan your budget.

3. Why living with helpHousing

Last but not least, our favourite part! We will tell you more about us, about helpHousing and why we truly believe that living in one of our shared apartments will make a difference in your experience abroad.

You will see which are the benefits of living in our shared flats or entire apartments and enjoying our services. In terms of value for money, of personalised assistance all along your journey and for the unique experience you could live with international housemates. 

Discover why every semester hundreds of young internationals choose helpHousing for their stay abroad!