Accomodation in university residences


The University Residential City (CRUSA) has 140 fully furnished apartments, single
and double bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and living rooms, as well as telephones, Internet and parking facilities. The City moroever features common areas with study rooms, a computer room. and sports facilities. The rental price includes a wide range of services that can be consulted here.

Life at the Residential City is based on students sharing a house together, a traditional choice that many prefer, located in a small town with a large student population. Everything is designed to foster study, the exchange of experiences and the mixture of cultures from different countries.
The residences are situated in the external campus of Alcalá de Henares, where a large part of the University's teaching takes place, including Technical and Superior Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Nursing and Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences. The Príncipe de Asturias Hospital is also conveniently located nearby.

Campus Universitario - Vivienda A-84;
Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona salida 31; 28805 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Telephone: [+00 34] 91 880 98 95 / 91 880 99 85
Fax:[+00 34] 91 882 59 64 / 91 878 80 63

For more information and reservations please contact CRUSA:

Giner de los Rios

The Giner de los Ríos University Residence has 327 single and double rooms with individual and shared kitchens, private bathrooms, air-conditioning, telephones, and connections to the University's computer network. There are common areas to foster social and academic life, TV and DVD rooms, a computer room, study rooms, a fitness room, and many other facilities. The Residence is located in the external campus of Alcalá de Henares, where much of the University's teaching takes place, including Technical and Superior Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Nursing and Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences, along with the Príncipe de Asturias Hospital. In addition, the residence is well connected with the city of Alcalá de Henares and with Madrid by commuter train (Cercanías-RENFE) or by bus.
More information is available on the residence website.

Contact: Residencia Universitaria Giner de los Ríos; Campus Universitario de Alcalá; Ctra. Madrid - Barcelona; Km 33.600; 28805 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Telephone: (0034) 91 181 81 00
Fax: (0034) 91 879 83 32

Cardenal CisnerosThe Cardenal Cisneros University Halls of Residence is situated on the campus of the Cardenal Cisneros Teaching College. It is just a few minutes away from all university schools. The residence is set in spacious green grounds and is close to supermarkets, the railway and bus stations and the Alcalá Magna shopping centre.

Flats are mixed-gender with separate rooms for males and females. There are 103 beds: 51 single rooms and 52 fully-equipped studios with a kitchen. All rooms have a private bathroom, air-conditioning and high-speed fibre-optic internet connection.

The following services are included in the rent:

  • Housekeeping and weekly linen change.
  • Electricity, water and gas bills (student will be charged for excessive usage).
  • Private parking.

The Cardenal Cisneros residence is the only student residence in Alcalá that has a dining room. It provides balanced meals for any students who do not wish to cook.

The residence also has the following facilities:

  • library
  • sports pitches
  • swimming pool
  • gym
  • tennis and padel tennis courts
  • bicycle hire service
  • TV rooms, games room
  • meeting room
  • laundrette

Guest rooms are available on request for short-term stays.

Residencia Universitaria Cardenal Cisneros
Avda. Jesuitas 34
28805 Alcalá de Henares

(0034) 91 882 9826
(0034) 605 979 960

(0034) 91 141 3318


The Príncipe Felipe Residence

The Príncipe Felipe Residence, located in the centre of Guadalajara, has 36 single and 32 double rooms, with ensuite bathrooms. It also has a study room, television and video room, lounge, classrooms, a conference room, and a cafeteria open Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

For more information:
Address: Paseo del Dr. Fernandez Iparraguirre Nº 24
Telephone: 949 24 74 90

"Los Guzmán" University Residence

This residence is located in the city center next to the Cathedral of Santa María in an old palace formerly belonging to the Guzmán family. Thanks to its ideal location it is possible to walk from here to both the downtown and the university campus.

Rooms: 50 double rooms and 10 single rooms with shared bathrooms.

Installations: canteen (self-service), library, computer room with Internet connection, two study halls, assembly room, games room, cafeteria, photography laboratory and gardens.

More information:
Address:   C/ Doctor Creus, 1; 19001 Guadalajara
Information and reservations: Tel. 949 22 68 00

Residencia San Ildefonso

Located in the historical-artistic city center of Alcalá de Henares, within the inner walls of the old City of Knowledge, the San Ildefonso Residence is in a cloister or patio named the Philosophers’ Courtyard. This residence offers accommodation and residential housing for conferences, courses, visiting scholars, etc.
This residence has 39 rooms, including 12 double rooms, 26 singles, and one suite.
Services: fully equipped with bathroom, heating, satellite TV and fax service.
The Philosophers´ Cloister also houses a café-restaurant, located in a beautiful garden setting. The building is open to the public Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Address: RESIDENCIA SAN ILDEFONSO. Plaza San Diego s/n 28801. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).
Telephone: 91 878 81 46.
91 878 80 63.

For more information and reservations:

Shared flats and accommodation with families

The International Relations Office has a list of flats, apartments and family homes for accommodation during your studies. The prices of most bedrooms range between 200 € and 500 €, depending on the characteristics of each flat. In some cases, students must pay the proportional part of water, electricity, and heating costs, etc. as well as the cost of the bedroom.

A list of flats available is published by the Erasmus Office of the International Relations Vicerectorate, and private advertisements are also placed on a noticeboard.

The Benjamin Franklin North American Studies University Research Institute (the Franklin Institute) also offers accommodation with reliable families in Alcalá de Henares. The accommodation coordinators select and supervise students' accommodation and can always be contacted to solve any problems that may arise during your stay. For further information about this service contact the Programme Coordinator, Rosa María García Barroso, by e-mail at or by telephone on +34-91-885 5285.

The University also organises a crossgenerational shared housing programme between students and senior citizens, called “Vive y Convive.” (

Other Options

Other rental options are available on specialised internet portals, like the following:

Fachada del CRAI

Brand new student residence Lope de Vega opened in September 2017 and accommodates more than 450 students in single and twin rooms. It’s located in the center of Alcalá de Henares and is part of the architectural complex declared World Heritage by Unesco. It is a fully restored historical building (S. XVI) that has all the amenities students need such a reliable and high-speed Wi-Fi. The rooms include en-suit bathrooms, air conditioning, kitchenette with fridge and microwave, cable Internet (in addition to Wi-Fi) and exterior windows that provide plenty of natural light. All services are included in the price (like all meals and cleaning service) and can be found on their website.

The common areas of the residence are distributed among several study rooms, other coworking rooms, gym, outdoor sports areas and indoor sports court, a large patio, games room (TV, video game console, billiards, table football ...) and the restaurant-dining room where a balanced full-board meal is served 7 days a week.

The residence is next to the building of the CRAI, a step away from the faculties of the center and two streets away from the buses that lead to the Scientific-Technological Campus.

Lope de Vega is part of Nexo Residencias, the Spanish operating brand of GSA, an international group whose network facilitates international mobility.

University Residence Lope de Vega. Calle Colegios 5. 28801 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).
Phone: (0034) 91 144 16 57. 

More information and reservations


University life

Office of International Relations

Pza. San Diego, s/n - 28801 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). Phone: +34 91 885 40 00
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