Stay in a student residence and you share the experience with other language school students. You make new friends, explore the local culture together, practice your Spanish and have fun.
Each of our student residences is different and this accommodation is not available in all locations. These residences best resemble the destination in which they are located, so you also gain a local cultural experience. They range from a cool Mexican hostel-style residence in Guanajuato, to paradise beach cabañas in Montañita; and from the heart of Cusco to Caribbean student houses with a swimming pool in Tamarindo.
We warmly recommend you stay at an Eco Cabaña during your time in Montañita. These private houses offer comfort and privacy, in a classic Caribbean style cabana. The houses are situated in a quiet environment, within a few minutes walk from school, the beach and the city centre. They are spacious and come with a fan, private bathroom, plus a terrace with a hammock. Most of the houses are situated around a swimming pool and are surrounded by tropical plants. There is a communal area with a large kitchen. You can book a single, double or dorm room cabaña. Please note that the double room can only be reserved for 2 students who travel together. If you want to share a room with other students you should book the cabaña dorm. We mostly have 4 bed dorms along with one 6 bed dorm. The 6 bed dorm cabaña has two bathrooms and a kitchen inside. You will share the cabaña and its facilities with other students.
Best suited to a couple learning Spanish together, these cabanas are larger than others and include a small kitchen. Students can do their own cooking and really live in a home away from home, with plenty of comforts. These cabanas are also a nice way to gain some privacy, particularly if you are naturally less social.
The student residence in Cusco has a perfect location in the centre of Cusco, one block from the Plaza de Armas. It’s at the school, so you hardly have to walk to reach the classroom. We have single rooms and double rooms. You generally share the bathroom, kitchen and living room. The student residence has its own chef preparing a range of Peruvian and foreign cuisine. This residence can be booked on a half board basis, which includes breakfast and a three course lunch. In Cusco, double rooms can also be booked if you’re travelling alone.
This comfortable student residence is centrally located in Playa Tamarindo, only one block from the beach and from the school. It is set amid a tropical garden, where birds flutter and you feel the allure of the Costa Rican jungle. The main floor is an open-plan area with a large community kitchen, a comfortable living room, and a spacious dining area. From here a double door leads into an outdoor sitting area. The setting of the main floor invites students to share activities, such as preparing a dinner, playing games, doing homework or sharing their day's experience with others. The patio is surrounded by large trees and a nice garden where students can relax in the shaded hammocks or lounge. The bedrooms are single sex dorm style rooms. All the rooms have a closet and a fan. The showers have hot water. In case the residence is fully booked, we will provide alternative accommodation for the same price.
This newly built student residence is right on the student campus. It’s a comfortable, tropical space and all of the rooms have air conditioning. The bedrooms are all shared, some with 2 beds others with 3 beds. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout. Like in the other residences, the on-site residence offers a fully equipped kitchen and living area for students. All rooms in the student residence have a security box where valuables can be locked away. In case the residence is fully booked, we will offer lodging in the standard student residence, the student residence + or other alternative accommodation for the same price.
The student residence + is located 2 ½ blocks from the school and 3 ½ blocks from the beach. This house offers all the luxuries and comforts of a home in a lush tropical garden. The house is modern, spacious, tastefully furnished and decorated. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with a dining area, and a lounge room on the second floor. Enjoy the outdoors with a cool drink under the small rancho, or a refreshing dip in the medium size swimming pool. Each sleeping room has 2 beds, a private bathroom, a closet and a dresser. They are naturally cooled by a ceiling fan and air conditioning. The bathrooms have showers with hot water. These rooms are to share unless otherwise arranged. In case this residence is fully booked, we will offer lodging in the standard student residence, the on-site student residence, or find other alternative accommodation for the same price.
Just a 5 minute walk from the school, Casa Mexicana is a beautiful residence for students at our school. It’s located inside a colonial building which breathes a Mexican atmosphere. You will feel at home with your fellow students from all parts of the world, while feeling the allure of old-world Latin America. Accommodation options at this residence include breakfast. Both single and double rooms available. The bathroom is shared. Please note that a double room can only be reserved for 2 students who travel together.
You also have the possibility to stay in a single or double room with a private bathroom. The use of the bathroom is exclusive for you and is ensuite.
You can book an airport transfer ahead of your arrival. A driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your apartment, or directly to the school. The price of a transfer depends on the distance from the airport. Please refer to the prices for the city you will study in. Please note that the airport transfer is a one-way journey. The transfer back to the airport after your stay is not included. You can arrange this at the school or on request it can be added to your reservation in advance.
The accommodation price includes all bills, like water, gas and electricity. No extra fees will be charged. In some cases a deposit is required and we will inform you of this in advance. The deposit will be refunded when no damages/problems have occurred. In most destinations, accommodations have washing machines that are free to use. If not, this is specifically mentioned.
By default, accommodation is reserved from the Sunday before the start of the course, until the Saturday after the course. Extra nights are subject to availability and can be booked upon request. An extra amount will be charged per night. Please note that in Valencia you can arrive on Saturday without any extra costs and in Montañita and Tamarindo you can leave on Sunday without any extra costs. If you want to book any of these extra nights, please leave a note on the online enrolment form, or send us an email with your request.
You will always be within 30 minute travel distance from the school, regardless of the destination and accommodation type. But please note the differences per destination. Some student residences are on-site. Shared apartments might be in walking distance, like in Barcelona, Granada, Salamanca and Malaga.
Freshly washed bed linen is always provided. Unless stated otherwise, you should bring your own towels.
Half board includes breakfast and an evening meal. Full board includes breakfast, (packed) lunch and dinner.
If for whatever reason you’re not satisfied with your accommodation, come to the school reception. In most cases small problems can be easily solved. If you still wish to change, you can do as long as we have something similar available, and you have a reasonable motivation. In some cases a change is possible, but you might be charged a change fee.
A cleaning service is included in the price. However, this service usually only covers the common areas, such as the bathroom, kitchen and living room. You will be expected to clean your own room and take care of day-to-day cleaning, washing the dishes, taking out the rubbish, etc.
In most host families or shared apartments there is no lock on the bedroom. Student residences generally do have a lock.
In shared apartments and student residences it is always possible to use the kitchen to prepare your own meals. A fridge is available.
With host families it is usually not possible to make use of the kitchen; you may be able to prepare a light snack.