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When you first arrive in Madrid, it may take you a couple of weeks to get your life on track. During that time, you’ll have to look for affordable housing. Hotels in Madrid are expensive, so it's better to find an alternative option. For your first few weeks, it is more advisable to either stay at a hostel or in short-term rental apartments.

Temporary Furnished Apartments

Madrid has a plethora serviced apartment providers. These apartments are a good option for the interim period between first arriving in the city and moving into a long-term apartment. Staying in a serviced apartment offers you a less stressful introduction to the city, giving you time to explore the city at your leisure. The following is a list of five companies facilitating serviced apartments:

Madrid Short Term Apartments

Luchana 42 - Madrid

http://www.homesfortravellers.com/

Good quality apartments with prices starting at 80 euros to 195 euros per night. The apartments are all centrally located and come in a variety of sizes, from studios to apartments for 6 people. The Web site has an extensive description of not only the apartments but also their surrounding areas. There are also many photographs of the fully furnished apartments, which all come with Internet and a fully equipped kitchen. Furthermore, the company is upfront about pricing and clearly outline the addable extras.

However, pets and parties are not allowed in any of the apartments.

Mad4Rent

http://www.mad4rent.es

Mad4rent caters to people searching for apartments that sleep between 2 and 6 people in the price range of 70-100 euros per night, although it also offers discounts on certain apartments. All apartments ar…