From your four-bedroom apartment at Avenida del Mediterraneo 24, it’s a half-hour metro ride to IE University and Ciudad Universitaria. When you feel like exploring the rest of the city, catch the bus from the stop directly outside your front door, or walk four minutes up the road to Conde de Casal metro. Discover the independent cafés, vintage boutiques and trendy bars of hipster Malasaña neighbourhood, or keep an eye out for Real Madrid basketball games and major-name concerts at the Barclaycard Center.
From kitchen crockery to stylish bedding, your new home comes fully-furnished. When you get home, head straight to the fridge for a snack. If you’re running low on supplies, take a seven-minute walk to your local Lidl supermarket, then stash your purchases in the kitchen cupboards and wander through to your private room. Curl up on your comfy bed for an afternoon siesta, get a head start on your assignments at your bedroom desk, or get dressed for a jogging session in the park.
Later, freshen up with a hot shower, knowing that with all utilities included, there’s no need to ration your water usage. Choose a new outfit from the wardrobe, then throw your laundry into the washing machine and kick back on the living room couch. Spend the rest of the afternoon watching TV, before arranging to go out for dinner with your housemates. Try La Fábrica de la Yaya for Spanish tapas and self-serve beer taps on every table, or Restaurante Gangnam for friendly, authentic Korean cuisine.