Granada is one of the cities with more university students than anywhere in Spain. It is estimated that there are more than 60,000 students. That’s why everything in the city revolves around student life, from the bars and cafés to the apartments and student residences found on its streets.

In Granada, you will find a wide range of accommodation. Either because of the proximity to the university campuses or to the party areas, some student neighbourhoods have formed in different parts of the city.

To choose the most suitable area for you, we not only recommend taking into account the location of your faculty, but also whether you would like to share a flat or have the privacy and comfort of a residence just for you.

These are the most popular student areas in Granada:

Plaza de Toros – Doctores – San Lázaro neighbourhood

This student area is one of the favourites as it has several bus stops facilitating transportation to any point in the city. It also has gyms, supermarkets, banks, green areas and spaces for leisure and entertainment, such as pubs, tapas bars, and nightclubs.

It is very close to the Fuentenueva and La Cartuja campuses, as well as the city center. It will only take you about 10 minutes to get there on foot. For many, this is the heart of the University Granada and it is one of the best options to live if you are going to start university.

This neighborhood offers several shared flats for rent. And if you go a little closer to La Cartuja, you will find other cheaper accommodation options while still enjoying being part of a younger community.

Camino de Ronda

The Camino de Ronda and its surroundings is another of the most recommended student areas in Granada. Generally speaking, it is an avenue that has all the necessary services to live comfortably.

Its main attraction is the metro that connects the avenue with the metropolitan area and the rest of the city. In addition, it is very close to the Federico García Lorca park. An ideal space to find tranquility, do sports, go for a walk, or relax.

Very close to Camino de Ronda you will find Pedro Antonio de Alarcón street. It is well-known among young people for its tapas bars and pubs, where a lot of people go out.

The best thing about this area is that it is easily connected to the Fuentenueva campus, which is less than 2 km away.

Realejo neighbourhood

What makes the Barrio del Realejo special is its privileged location, at the foot of the Alhambra. This makes it an excellent area to keep in touch with the culture and the typical things the city has to offer.

Its cobblestone streets, squares, and enclaves are the best places to stroll, have some tapas, and relax. All these places and the amenities that this neighborhood offers have made it the most-populated student area in Granada.

This is where you will find more apartments to rent while you study, whether they are to share or just for you. There are so many options that prices also vary and it will be easy for you to find the one that best suits your budget.

The area around Plaza de Isabel La Católica and the Parque de las Ciencias are the best places to look for accommodation. You will be in the center of the city, close to the busiest and most visited shops, which is a great experience for those who barely know Granada.

La Chana neighbourhood 

In La Chana, students can find spacious apartments to share. This is an emblematic neighbourhood that offers the most typical experiences of Granada, making it a good alternative for university students who want to learn more about the culture of the city.

In addition, it has all the amenities and services that a student needs to live comfortably, so it offers a perfect combination. It is also very famous for its tapas bars and for its proximity to the sports centre and a library.

Zaidín neighbourhood

This is one of the student areas in Granada that has grown the most in recent years. It stands out for its large parks, supermarkets, restaurants, and bars.

It also offers excellent options for leisure and sports, as it is close to the Nuñez Blanca Zaidín Sports Complex, the Palacio de Deportes and the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium.

You can even visit the Zaidín Public Library, stroll through the large local shopping centre, and you have the Parque Tecnológico hospital if needed.

Granada is a university city, so its student areas are among the most attractive in Spain. Whichever neighbourhood you decide to live in, we are sure that it will be great for you.

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