ACCOMMODATION IN MURCIA
Living in a Spanish family has many advantages!
It gives you the possibility to practise Spanish all day and therefore improve your vocabulary and pronunciation, and in a very short time you will learn common idiomatic expressions and enjoy a relaxed and sociable atmosphere with the independence of having your own key.
Price / person / night
Please note that there is an accommodation fee of €25. All prices include taxes.
Would you like to rent a room in a shared flat with other students?
It is very important to take care when booking your room: in recent years there have been many online scams, fake profiles and groups, and unscrupulous people taking advantage of foreign students.
Price / person
Management fees €175*
The management fees are half of a months' rent. Our work consists of:
* Advice and answering your questions.
* Flat search, monitoring of availability and negotiation with trusted landlords.
* Compilation of information and photos/videos about the floor.
* Contacting the owner.
* Your peace of mind and security, which are priceless.
Room per month + expenses approx. €350
All prices include taxes.
What does it mean to live with a host family in Murcia?
Living with a Spanish family has many advantages! It gives you the possibility to practise Spanish all day long and in this way improve your vocabulary and pronunciation, and in a very short time you will learn common idiomatic expressions and enjoy a relaxed and sociable atmosphere with the independence of having your own key.
If the opportunity to eat delicious, authentic, home-cooked – and might I add abundant – meals or the chance to network with wonderful local people is not enough, living with host families while studying Spanish in Murcia is sure to take your international experience to another level.
From that shy first meeting with your new family to your tearful farewell, staying with a host family is your ticket to a new world.
Every day is a new adventure and a new understanding of what it means to be a local in another country. Studying Spanish in Murcia is an adventure within an adventure.
In addition, host families are cheaper in comparison with other types of accommodation, because they are usually all-inclusive with room, board, laundry and some kind of cleaning service combined. You are likely to save a good amount of money with this option.
How much does it cost to stay with a host family?
You can choose half board or full board, and single or double rooms. Full board includes 3 meals a day and half board includes two meals a day, breakfast and dinner.
The price per night is:
- Single room half board €35
- Single room full board €39
- Double room with half board €32 (only for students travelling together)
- Double room full board €38 (only for students travelling together)
* Please note that there is an accommodation fee of €25. All prices include taxes.
What is expected of a host family?
A host family offers a warm welcome and a safe and supportive environment where an international student can stay and expect to be treated as part of the family during their time away from school.
What are the benefits of staying with a host family?
- You can take part in family traditions
- You can ask cultural questions
- You have enormous opportunities to improve your Spanish language learning
- You can truly live like a local
- Enjoy traditional home-cooked meals
- Observe cultural practices from within the household
- You gain a new family
A homestay abroad is not the only way to have a full, genuine and culturally immersive international experience, but it might be one of our favourites.
After all, your best souvenir won’t be your photos, that fridge magnet or that scarf. It will be the relationships you make, the friendships and wisdom you carry with you, and the inevitable email or WhatsApp from your new Spanish family.
Living with a host family on a Spanish language programme is an experience not to be missed, so what are you waiting for?
Why is it better than staying in a hotel?
Nowadays, host families provide better accommodation than hotels at an affordable price, with the added benefits of exploring local sights, food and culture. In summary:
- Enjoy an authentic local experience
- It is a true ‘home away from home’ experience.
- See beyond the tourist trail
- Taste the local cuisine
- Have more peace, more quality time
- Contribute to the local economy
- Enjoy good company
- It’s a very affordable alternative
Would you like to rent a room in a shared flat with other students?
Sharing a flat or house is defined as two or more people living together in accommodation. Generally, each person will have their own bedroom and will usually share certain common areas, such as kitchens, bathrooms or living rooms.
It’s very important to be careful when booking your room: in recent years there have been many scams on the internet, fake profiles and groups, and unscrupulous people taking advantage of foreign students.
Our school has been finding accommodation and rooms for international students for over 20 years, so you can rest assured.
What are the flats or rooms offered by Instituto Hispánico de Murcia like?
The flats are located in safe and central areas, maximum 25 minutes walk from our school. In addition, you can choose between single or double rooms and we offer mixed flats, for boys or girls only, for couples, pet friendly or not.
How much does it cost to stay in a student flat?
This question is frequently asked by international students looking for accommodation in Murcia. The price of a room varies between €300 and €450 per month, although the average is €350 plus expenses (water, electricity, gas,…). In some flats these expenses are included, and, depending on your consumption, it can be up to €50 per month.
Our job in finding you an available room consists of:
- Advice and answers to your questions.
- Flat search, monitoring of availability and negotiation with reliable landlords.
- Compilation of information and photos/videos about the floor.
- Contacting the owner.
- Your peace of mind and security, which are priceless.
And it costs half the cost of a month’s rent, which you will have to pay only once.
How can I avoid fraud when I am looking for a room in a shared flat on my own?
Unfortunately, some accommodation advertisements are scams, and increasingly popular. Some landlords or estate agents advertise properties that do not really exist or ask students for large sums of money before disappearing and never contacting them again.
Protect yourself by following our advice before handing over any money.
- First things first, the landlords of the flats we offer are trustworthy and have been working with us for a long time. We have lots of shared rooms available.
- Google the name of the landlord or real estate agency with the words “scam” and/or “fraud”. It’s possible that if there’s a problem with them, someone may have posted about it online before.
- Search and read comments on Facebook groups and other social media about shared flats in Murcia. There are comments from other students that will help you choose.
- Remember that just because an ad is posted on a supposedly reputable or well-known website, it doesn’t guarantee that the person posting the ad is trustworthy.
- Verify and confirm that the property exists by entering the property’s address on Google Maps and looking at it in “Street View”, although it’s possible that the property may exist and have no relation to the one being rented out.
- Check and review the lease contract before sending money to the landlord or real estate agency.
- Think carefully before giving money to a landlord or real estate agency for anything other than rent or security deposit if you’re not sure what you’re paying for.
- Don’t let a landlord or real estate agency keep your ID, passport, or personal documents. There’s no legal reason for them to hold onto this info, and it’s not required by law in Spain to accept a rental contract. If they insist on making a copy, ask them to make sure your data will be stored securely and destroyed when no longer needed to avoid potential identity theft.
- Don’t send money to a landlord or real estate agency through Western Union or similar money transfer companies, as this can’t be traced or pursued. If you have to send money, always do it through a bank transfer, and if they insist on receiving cash or through a money sending company, they might be trying to scam you.
- Don’t rent a property where the landlord says it’s being “managed” through the Airbnb platform. This is a known scam where scammers advertise on sites like Facebook marketplace and set up fake email addresses that seem to come from Airbnb. Unless you’re specifically looking for a property on the Airbnb website, be very careful if this platform is mentioned.
- Don’t pay anything other than rent or a deposit in advance. If the landlord or real estate agency is trying to charge you for anything else, it could be a scam. Also, only pay the rent or deposit in advance after you’ve taken the above steps and are satisfied with the contract they’ve offered you.
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