Here at Guiri Guide, we’ve spent years hacking the system and finding the best ways to simplify your transition to Madrid. After tons of firsthand experience, trials, and tribulations, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite contacts for accommodation, classroom rentals, Spanish classes, dance classes, and professional training. All the following recommendations are based on our direct experience and are designed to make your move and experience here the best it can be. Enjoy!
One of the best ways to meet people quickly when you move to a new city is to live with them! If you’re looking for a shared flat/apartment but are having trouble navigating the deep waters of the Spanish housing market, we recommend that you let Madrid Rent Flat take care of it for you. Madrid Rent Flat offers the best rooms in shared flats in the heart of Madrid for young people, typically ages 18-30, looking to make friends and live in a fun, fri endly community. All bills are included in a flat rate, so there are no surprise costs or communication errors. This is a great, affordable option for students, interns, young professionals, and you!
Alquiler Aulas Madrid offers classroom rentals in the center of Madrid for business meetings, classes, conferences, exams etc. If you’re looking for a professional space to make your own, we recommend their flexible, accommodating service and love the friendly, helpful atmosphere. They have classrooms in three great locations in Salamanca (Recoletos, Retiro, and Lista), as well as numerous onsite services such as photo copies, projectors, catering etc. Alquiler Aulas Madrid is a great solution to all your professional needs!
If you’re coming to Madrid to learn Spanish and/or connect with Spanish culture, the option that is above and beyond the best is to live with a Spanish host family. Madrid Homestay is an agency specialized in arranging home stays for all ages with Spanish host-families throughout the center of Madrid. All of their families are carefully selected and the agency stays in close contact with their clients to ensure the experience is the best possible. We recommend this accommodation above all others because of the great service and the amazing opportunities it provides!
The opportunity to learn Spanish is by far the greatest thing about moving to Madrid, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen over night! One of the only ways to improve quickly and avoid errors is to sign up for Spanish classes, and for this we recommend AIL Madrid. As one of the premier Spanish academies in Madrid, they offer fantastic classes with native teachers at very competitive prices. They are very flexible and offer intensive, evening, weekend, and individual classes, so you’ll be able to find the perfect class to fit your schedule. AIL Madrid also provides a great sense of community, so this is a great chance to make friends and participate in cultural activities!
Student Accommodation Madrid (SAM) will help you find the right host family, room in a shared flat, university residence, hostel, or hotel to suit your needs! Whether you’re coming to Madrid for a long or short period of time, SAM is dedicated to simplifying the process and finding you the right housing solution. Their international staff speaks numerous languages (Spanish, English, French, German etc) and are all experienced in relocating to foreign countries, so don’t hesitate to give them a call!
Dance Classes Madrid is your gateway to the Spanish rhythm and heartbeat. This multi-lingual agency is passionate about dance and will find you the perfect class, whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned professional. They specialize in Latin dances, such as flamenco, tango, and salsa, but also offer burlesque, Bollywood, pole dancing, and more! This is an exciting activity to sign up for solo (you’ll meet tons of new friends), with your partner, or as a weekend adventure with a group. No matter how you do it, you are sure to develop a deeper understanding and connection to Spanish culture!
Whether you moved to Madrid with a clear vocation in mind or are looking to make a little extra on the side, TTMadrid may be the answer for you. This highly competitive program offers a one month TEFL training to become a certified English teacher, as well as a lifetime of support after you receive your certificate. There is a huge demand for English teachers here in Madrid, for adults and children alike, and TTMadrid offers the best ‘in’ to the network! Meet Spanish people, create new contact, discover the city, and make money doing it!