Where to book weekly/ monthly Madrid apartment rentals
by Paul Joseph | Published June 12, 2020
A city of elegant boulevards, pristinely landscaped parks and world class museums, the city of Madrid simply oozes classic European style from its very pore. Little wonder that the Spanish capital welcomes so many visitors every year – although the peak summer months do tend to see something of an exodus, with locals departing for cooler climes and the remaining tourists retreating indoors.
An atmospheric street scene in Madrid (Photo: Nicolas Vigier via Flickr / CC0 1.0)
Madrid is certainly well equipped for its tourist hordes, with a huge number of accommodation options across the city. And for those planning a longer stay, there are many short-term rental properties available, too. To help you find the right one for your budget and needs, we’ve done some research and picked out the three best online resources for booking weekly or monthly apartments in Madrid.
HousingAnywhere is our number one recommendation for mid-to long-term Madrid rentals of a month or longer, with approximately 1,000 rooms, studios and apartments listed in the Spanish capital, and all budget ranges and location preferences catered for. The platform works by allowing landlords to advertise their properties and prospective short-let tenants to search for them before booking online. The major upside for renters is that it lets them secure their home before they arrive in the city, meaning they don’t need to rock up homeless before starting their hunt, and there are benefits for visa applications too. The website also features comprehensive neighbourhood guides, search alerts for new listings, a 24/7 Customer Service team, and a real-time messaging service so renters can chat online with landlords. A generous cancellation policy means renters can claim for a full refund within 48 hours of their move-in date if the property is not to their satisfaction. Another advantage is that the website only charges a one-off service fee, equal to around 25% of a month’s rent.
Booking.com are among the biggest players in the travel search engine field, with almost every lodging in the world listed on their websites. In addition to hotels, among its listings are also a large number of apartments available mainly for short-term rent of a week or less. When we searched for short-term apartment rentals in Barcelona, we found a vast selection of available properties dotted across the city. The website also offers a Best Price Guarantee along with a comprehensive reviews section in which former guests have left feedback on their experience.
The trend of ‘co-living’, in which large people share living spaces and communal amenities, continues to grow, and one of the companies at the vanguard of this movement in Madrid is Urban Campus. They have two separate venues in two of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods – Malasaña and Chamberí – both offering a variety of fully-furnished living spaces along with access to a wide range of services and amenities including common areas, libraries, laundry, weekly cleaning, gyms, open kitchens and coworking facilities. With prices starting at $700 per month, the Chamberí location is close to many bars and restaurants and has private studios with ensuite bathrooms and shared kitchens. Rates at the venue in trendy Malasaña, meanwhile, start at $900 per month, with private apartments or studios with ensuite bathrooms available. Residents can also access a diverse programme of events and workshops tailored for curious minds.