Colegio Mayor El Faro

Colegio Mayor El Faro, inaugurated in September 2016, is in the perfect location: Moncloa, where the University Campus merges with the centre of Madrid. It has a total of 358 beds in single and double rooms, in a brand new building with the best facilities.


Living in El Faro, allows you to be a stone’s throw from the main universities of Madrid, while living in the center of the city. You can take a walk or take public transport and be anywhere in the city in a matter of minutes.

El Faro is the ideal accommodation for students of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), the Universidad Polytechnic de Madrid (UPM), Universidad San Pablo (CEU), Comillas (ICADE and ICAI), the European Institute of Design (IED) And St Louis University Madrid Campus.

In addition, the shuttle bus service to the Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV) leaves from the just outside our front door in Isaac Peral street, and the buses to Camilo José Cela – Campus Almagro – leave from Plaza de Cristo Rey.

The Moncloa transport interchange is less than 400m away. From there the interurban buses also leave to many universities with campuses outside the city centre: ESIC, CEU Montepríncipe, and UCM Somosaguas.

Colegio Mayor El Faro, in the Moncloa neighborhood, is very close to the commercial and nightlife areas of Argüelles and Princesa. It is right in front of Hospital Clínico and Fundación Jiménez Díaz. There are many points of interest nearby such as El Faro de Moncloa, El Arco de Triunfo, The Costume Museum, Museum of America, Rectorate of the UCM and others such as the Corte Inglés on Calle Princesa and the whole area is full of of ​​restaurants and shopping.


  • ADDRESS: Plaza de Cristo Rey, 7, 28040 Madrid
  • PHONE:+34 91 144 16 56
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At El Faro we have a strong commitment to students, so we have all the latest services, offering very high quality student accommodation.

We have double rooms (for sharing) and singles (just for you), so you can choose the one you like. We want to be transparent in terms of prices and services, so the only thing you will have to add is 10% VAT, the rest is all included:


Madrid is a great city to live and study, and at Colegio Mayor El Faro we want to give you all the facilities to enjoy it. An ideal place to rest and study, but also meet people from all over the world, as we have both Spanish students from all over the country, as well as foreigners, whether on Erasmus or studying at international universities.


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