5 of the Best Student Accommodation in Malaga

by Rachel Naismith  |  Published February 12, 2024

In southern Spain’s coastal city of Malaga, there is a huge choice of student accommodation catering to every taste, preference and budget.

Parque de Laguna de la Barrera Student Residence (Photo:

With its historic architecture and coastal energy, Malaga is a magnet for students, working professionals, and digital nomads. Across the city, its educational opportunities are set against a backdrop of cool vibes and a relaxed atmosphere, creating an inviting setting for those keen to experience living and studying here.  Whether you’re seeking a quiet spot with a pool on the city’s edge or you’d rather be at the heart of the action, there’s something for everyone. We’ve picked out 5 of the best student accommodations that Malaga has to offer.

Parque de Laguna de la Barrera Student Residence

Located close to the serene forest park of Laguna de la Barrera and boasting excellent transport links, this upscale student residence marries modernity with practicality. The standard studios are smartly designed for maximum comfort and functionality. Each comes equipped with a kitchenette, a breakfast bar, snug beds with under-storage, and private en-suite bathrooms. Residents can relax in the outdoor area, collaborate in the study space, mingle in the entertainment zone, or cool off in the large outdoor swimming pool. Spacious and friendly, the residence strikes a harmonious balance between study and play.

 From €730 per month / more information at

 Livensa Living Malaga Feria

Livensa Living Malaga Feria (Photo:

Positioned a stone’s throw from Malaga’s Trade Fair and Congress Center of Malaga as well the city university’s Teatinos Campus, this residence houses several notable recreational amenities including a swimming pool, solarium, gym, a cinema, a games room, private lounges and a library. For dining, the on-site ‘Fast Good’ restaurant serves up fresh meals. Other features and services include 24-hour reception, parcel collection, and optional services like weekly cleaning and laundry. As for the rooms, all are decked out in a minimalist design with warm wooden touches.

From €554 per month / more information at

Micampus University Student Residence

Micampus Málaga offers budget-friendly accommodation tailored to university students, with options for both shared and private spaces. Each room is equipped with its own bathroom and kitchen, and residents can customise their stay with services such as weekly room cleaning and various meal plans, including full-board and half-board, as required.  Located just a short distance from the Teatinos university campus, the residence is also well-served by public transport, providing easy access to the city centre.

From 417 per month / more information at

 Ciudad Universitaria Student Residence

Ciudad Universitaria Student Residence (Photo:

Located in the heart of the city’s main university campus, this lively residence is perfect for students — just a short walk to classes and a quick metro ride to the heart of Malaga. The residence includes a variety of facilities including a laundry room, gym, study space, and an entertainment area with a a coffee bar. Guests have the choice between single or double rooms. A number of cafes, restaurants and shops can be found nearby, helping make this residence a great fit for students looking for a fun and productive stay in the city.

From €516 per month / more information at

 Resa Residence Hall

Resa Residence Hall (Photo:

Positioned right next to the Teatinos Campus, this residence provides several accommodation options, from self-contained studios with kitchenettes to large double rooms with private bathrooms and desks. There are a variety of communal areas, including a bustling cafeteria, dedicated study rooms, and leisure zones with games and TVs, plus a gym, swimming pool and a sunlit outdoor terrace. Essential amenities such as pharmacies, healthcare centres and supermarkets are all within easy reach, as well as numerous bars and parks for recreation. Good metro and bus links connect residents to the the rest of the city. The residence also runs a busy social programme, featuring events like Piñata Parties and theatre workshops, making it an engaging environment for students.

From €525 per month / more information at