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Hello Everybody,

I will be moving to Madrid within 6 weeks for MBA study in IE Business School. Currently, I'm looking for housing. Due to my financial situation, I'm interested mainly in shared apartments.

Is there specific search engines to look in. Also what are the safest middle class or above middle class neighborhoods in Madrid and close or have access by underground to IE Business School.

The School is near to underground station called "Avenida de América", Is this area safe?

Thanks for your support.

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I work about 50 metres from "Avenida de América" and just up the road from IE. The area is perfectly safe, a mixture of offices and houses.

You can find adds for shared rooms here:

Anuncios para compartir piso o de alquileres de habitaciones en Madrid | Clasificados de compartir piso y alquiler de habitaciones - LoQUo

alquiler habitaciones en madrid — idealista.com

Depending on budget I'd look in the Salamanca area since it is close to the school, but really anywhere central would be fine. Salamanca is quite posh, and with older buildings. This gives the area character but also means that there might be some variation in the quality of what's on offer there. It depends on what you are looking for really. Avenida America has 4 underground lines going through it so it is very easy to get to from most parts of Madrid.
 

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Thanks Chopera for this helpful reply. I'm thinking about two options may be you can help me as you more experienced with the city:

1- Live in a shared room near IE. Average price is 350 Euro/ month

2- Live in a Studio in place far a little bit from IE but may be on the same Underground lines passing by Avenida de America.

For option 2, what are the suitable safe places where I can find Studio with a price around 350 to 400 Euro and still not far away from IE? Or this combination does not exist?


Again thanks alot for your help.

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To be honest it's a bit difficult to recommend any place in particular as Madrid is generally quite a safe city. The only thing to be wary of is pick pockets and theft in general. Areas like Lavapies, Sol and Universidad are cheaper, because they are a bit noisier with lots of nightlife and streetlife. So they are a bit cheaper as well - but that also means you get more accommodation for your money. You should be able to get a studio for €400 in those areas. However I suspect you can also get a studio in other, more residential areas for a similar amount of money. Probably the best thing to do is take a shared room for a few weeks to begin with, and once you've got to know Madrid a bit better you can look for something that suits your needs.
 
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