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Colegio Mayor El Faro, inaugurated in September 2016, is in the perfect location: Moncloa, where the University Campus merges with the centre of Madrid. It has a total of 358 beds in single and double rooms, in a brand new building with the best facilities.

Living in El Faro, allows you to be a stones throw from the main universities of Madrid, while living in the center of the city. You can take a walk or take public transport and be anywhere in the city in a matter of minutes.

El Faro is the ideal accommodation for students of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), the Universidad Polytechnic de Madrid (UPM), Universidad San Pablo (CEU), Comillas (ICADE and ICAI), the European Institute of Design (IED) And St Louis University Madrid Campus.

In addition, the shuttle bus service to the Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV) leaves from the just outside our front door in Isaac Peral street, and the buses to Camilo Jos Cela Campus Almagro leave from Plaza de Cristo Rey.

The Moncloa transport interchange is less than 400m away. From there the interurban buses also leave to many universities with campuses outside the city centre: ESIC, CEU Monteprncipe, and UCM Somosaguas.

Colegio Mayor El Faro, in the Moncloa neighborhood, is very close to the commercial and nightlife areas of Argelles and Princesa. It is right in front of Hospital Clnico and Fundacin Jimnez Daz. There are many points of interest nearby such as El Faro de Moncloa, El Arco de Triunfo, The Costume Museum, Museum of America, Rectorate of the UCM and others such as the Corte Ingls on Calle Princesa and the whole area is full of of restaurants and shopping.


 Comfortable and beautifully designed, fully furnished rooms: large desk, plenty of storage space and a kitchenette with fridge, freezer, microwave and sink for those snacks outside dining hours.

Private bathroom in every room.

Full board every day of the week (except Christmas and Easter when youll be at home anyway!).

High-speed Internet and WiFi throughout the building.

All expenses included. This means: electricity, water, gas, internet, cleaning, food, laundry of your bed linen

Individual climate control (air conditioning and heating) in all rooms.

In-house Maintenance team and service.

Mail and courier collection

Common areas, including fully equipped gym, dining room with terrace and vending area, laundry service everything you need and right in the city centre of Madrid!

5 study rooms, where you can concentrate and get your head in the books so that you pass all your subjects and get your assignments in on time.

Also we are always putting on activities for our students, for no extra cost: sports tournaments, charity fun-runs, cultural exhibitions, cooking courses and endless social, sporting and cultural events.

Community Amenities

Security 24h
Common Areas
Study Rooms
Co-working Space
Fitness Center
Printing Service

Apartment Amenities

Internet & Wifi
Air Conditioning & Heating
Private Bathroom
Full Board
Desk & Chair


Twin Room€1,386/month/person
Shared Bathroom
Shared Room
Shared Kitchen

Twin Rooms are a great option for your first experience of living away from home. Plus, its a great way to make friends quickly. Youll have lots of space and loads of natural light. And, of course, all our rooms have private bathrooms, air-conditioning and heating, super-fast Wifi

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Duration:9 month
Move in:1 Sep, 2021
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Individual Room€1,804/month/person
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

A room just for you with your own private bathroom, so youll find it just as you leave it! Plus, you can always socialize in our common areas.

Duration:9 month
Move in:1 Sep, 2021
Looking for different dates? Contact us

Booking Details

Cancellation Policy:-

If you want to cancel your booking during the course, the deposit will be deducted

Also, the payment guarantee will be penalized if you do not advise them with minimum 30 days before the check out date

Payment Details

Booking Info:-

The payments are made in 4 steps:

Euros 250 (part one of the Security Deposit) to guarantee your place within 5 working days from receiving the offer of a place.

Euros 550 to complete the Security Deposit of Euros 800 to be paid between 1st and 30th June. [These two payments together form the SECURITY DEPOSIT]

1st August payment of the RENT GUARANTEE. The amount is equal to one months rent plus VAT and should usually be paid by direct debit. The RENT GUARANTEE is a binding part of the RESERVATION.

Mode of payments:-

payment is done by direct debit between the 1st and 5th of each month.

Frequently Asked Questions

What documentation do I need?

A copy of your latest grades or GPA or a letter from the University confirming your offer of a place.

Copy of your national ID card or passport

Passport photo

Signed contract

Direct debit form signed

Who can live in the student accomodation?

The Colegio Mayor El Faro admits students from all universities and educational institutions. There are also places for students of public service examinations. You can apply for your place from January for the following academic year.

What is the contract length?

The Colegio Mayor has a minimum stay of 1 academic year (9 months), normally from September of one year to the end of June the following year.

Can I stay in the summer?

Yes, although the contract extension is not automatic and depends on summer groups. Please request your summer stays as soon as possible.

Can I pay monthly?

Yes. The academic year fee can be spread into monthly payments by direct debit. If you prefer to make one single annual payment, well give you a 5% discount.

Do I get my security deposit back?

Yes. Well, supposing that you dont break anything including the terms of the contract, especially the minimum stay requirement!

What is included in the price of the residence?

Full-board, all utilities and the use of the common areas. Cleaning, bed linen and towels. Fibre-optic internet, CCTV 24h, maintenance and a lovely management team.

What is not included in the price of the residence?

Your take away Pizza the laundry of your own clothes, photocopies and the carpark.

Are the rooms mixed?

Our Colegio Mayor is mixed (co-ed) but the rooms are not. In twin rooms, both residents must be the same sex.

Can I choose my room?

You can tell us your preference and well try pour best but its a great big game of Tetris and we cant always guarantee it.

From when can I arrive?

In principle, you should arrive on the first day of your contract. If you want to arrive earlier, you should consult us in advance.

What do I have to bring?

Your stuff! Your room is complete but bring a network cable, some hangers, nespresso.

What should I not bring?

Bed linen or towels. Too much stuff you wont need it. Nothing which makes too much noise.

Can I decorate my room?

As long as you leave it as you found it, no problem. Otherwise we might have to charge for damages.

Can I bring pets?

No. We love animals but no.

Is there a laundry room?

Yes. There are two types of washers and dryers. One works with an App and you dont need washing powder or fabric softener; the other is coin operated and youll need to provide your own washing powder and fabric softener just in case you have an allergy or if you just like the smell of your usual brand!

Is there a mail service?

Yes. We will take your letters and packets.  Please note cautiously the policy concerning the mail service in the contract.

Have I got internet?

Yes. The Colegio Mayor has a dedicated super-fast fibre-optic broadband connection. In your room you have a cable connection and there is WiFi throughout the building.

Can I have a party?

Not in your room. You can request permission to use the common areas. In any case, well organise the parties as well!

Can I have friends stay?

Overnight guests are strictly controlled. You have to ask for permission and wait for confirmation from the building management. You should plan in advance for this.

Can I park in the residence?

Yes. The garage has reduced priced for residents.

How can I let maintenance know of a problem?

You can notify the maintenance team at reception or by email