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Student accommodation in Málaga

Booking student accommodation in Malaga with Student.com will allow you to make the best of a city full of culture, history, and beautiful landscapes.

We list student housing located in the heart of Málaga, close to some of the city’s fascinating art galleries and museums, majestic historical monuments, and magnificent parks.

Choose from cheap long-term and short-term university residences at furnished apartments that come equipped with the necessary amenities for your comfort and convenience.

If you have any questions, you can always easily get in touch with us by calling us, or sending us a quick message on our live chat. Our helpful and knowledgeable booking consultants are always happy to answer any questions and help you book your dream student home!

Getting to know Málaga 

Málaga is a municipality of Spain located in the southern autonomous community of Andalusia. With a population of around 600,000 inhabitants, it is the 5th largest city in Spain.

With high-rise hotels and resorts protruding up from beautiful sun-kissed yellow-sand beaches, Málaga is both a modern business centre of the south and a typical relaxed Andalusian city.

Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Málaga is best known internationally for its attractive beaches, almost year-round sunny weather, and as the birthplace of its favourite son Pablo Picasso. It’s a place where you can enjoy big-city life with a laid-back charm.

But Málaga, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, was not always the city of culture and food, brimming with youthful vigour that it is now.

Spectacular transformation 

Not too long ago, Málaga was mostly a scruffy seaport that tourists avoided. Today, the port city has been transformed into a charming hotspot for foreigners and locals alike.

Clean and bright, with a pedestrian-only city centre and a revamped harbour area that is a joy to stroll, Málaga is now cheerful and vibrant, oozing with Andalusian charm.

Sixteen scenic beaches, fascinating museums, a wide variety of restaurants, bars, bodegas, and vast shopping options have all contributed to this previously underrated city finding its own place in the sun.

A hotbed of art and culture 

It’s only fitting that the city which gave the world one of the most innovative and influential artists is a hotbed of art and culture. With over 30 museums and a wealth of art galleries, Málaga is Andalusia’s leading cultural hub and a culture vulture’s dream. Art lovers can spend hours inside interesting museums and galleries that are by no means limited to showcasing the works of Picasso. 

Historical landscapes 

While Málaga, which was founded in the 8th century BC, has transformed itself into an attractive tourist destination, it still proudly acknowledges its multi-layered past. Exploring its paved streets, you can still see centuries old castles and ancient Arabic fortresses that are representative of different periods in the city’s history.

Explore the ruins of the Alcazaba, one of the best-preserved Moorish fortress palaces in Spain and Málaga’s most important landmark. Make sure to also check out the Roman Amphitheater at Calle Alcazabilla 8, the oldest monument in Málaga City (from 1st century BC), the Roman theatre, and the Gibralfaro Castle, once considered the most impregnable fortress on the Iberian Peninsula. 

Natural landscapes  

Not too far from its historical monuments, Mediterranean beaches, and palm-lined boulevards, are wildlife and nature. Málaga’s suburbs quickly make way to wooded hills and mountains, providing some wonderful hiking opportunities.

Animal lovers can relish the sights of foxes, eagles, wild boars, badgers, goshawks, and buzzards north of the city in the Montes de Malaga Natural Park.

Student life in Málaga 

Glorious sunny weather, a great seaside location, and fascinating culture are hallmarks of this great student city.

But student life in Málaga goes well beyond scenic beaches, beautiful natural landscapes, and fascinating art. It also has exciting nightlife where you can find a lot of bars, restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs.


The city centre gets busy every night of the week. From house music clubs to traditional jazz bars, there are plenty of nightlife spots in Málaga. South of La Malagueta, El Palo, and Pedregalejo, you can find a lot of trendy and cool hotspots for young people.

Eager revellers will also be happy to know that drinks are extremely affordable in Málaga. For around €1.50, you can get your night off to a great start with a cerveza (beer) or Tinto de Verano (a Spanish cocktail).

Where to study in Málaga?

Founded in 1972, the University of Málaga (Universidad de Málaga, UMA) is a young, growing university that has made quality teaching, cutting-edge research, and knowledge transfer its hallmarks.

Despite not being a very old university, UMA has grown rapidly to become one of the largest universities in Spain. It offers 65 degree courses and 6 double degrees, over 20 doctoral programmes, 64 master’s degrees, and 100 courses to its more than 35,000 students throughout the academic year.

The vast majority of the UMA’s teaching is organised within 18 centres from 81 departments across two campuses.

The El Ejido Campus, where it all began, remains the centre for economics, architecture, and fine arts. But the bulk of UMA’s current activity and its expansion is in the west of the city, on the suburban Teatinos campus. The institution also has satellite centres at Ronda and Antequera. 

Frequently asked questions about student residences in Málaga 

How do I apply for private student housing in Málaga on Student.com? 

You can apply for private student housing in Málaga with just a few clicks. First you need to figure out which of the many options we list in Málaga is the best one for you. To help you make an informed choice, you can use the filters and map on this page.

Once you’ve chosen your favourite residence, click on ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page. On the property page you’ll need to choose the room you’d like to book and the dates you’ll need it for. When you’ve made your choice, click on ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’ and leave your contact details. One of our booking consultants will soon contact you to answer any questions you may still have and to take you through the next steps of the booking process.

What are the different types of student rooms to rent that you offer?

We offer different types of student rooms in Málaga.

1)  Shared Room – This is a bedroom that you will share with a roommate. Bathrooms, kitchens, and other facilities are also shared.

2)  Private Room – This is a private bedroom just for you. Depending on the property and the exact room you choose, your bathroom may be either private or shared. Other facilities are shared with your fellow students.

3)  Entire Place - This is a fully self-contained studio apartment with fully private facilities. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette for cooking your meals.

Do you offer accommodation for international students and Erasmus students as well? 

Yes, absolutely! Assuming you’re a full-time student, you can book any accommodation listed on Student.com.

Do you list furnished apartments? 

Yes. Most of the properties we list in Málaga are rented unfurnished, but we do list some furnished ones as well. You can find them with the filters at the top of this page when you choose the filter ‘Furnished Available’. 

Are bills included in the rent? 

Bills are included in the rent for most of the properties we list. This is not the case with all properties though, so make sure to check the property page of the property you like the look of before booking though. When you contact our booking consultants, they will also be able to give you more information about which bills are included in the different properties.