All the information you need, to get a jump start on your new life within the Urban Campus Community and more especially in Avenida América Coliving!
Your arrival is right around the corner and we’re getting ready to welcome you here, at Urban Campus Atocha Coliving! We have prepared this onboarding guide to facilitate your move and help you settle in.
✨ New coliving
As you know, you will be the first people to live in this brand-new coliving space. We have been working very hard to have everything ready by the time you come, and the building looks great!
As a heads up, the common areas will be ready to be used from the opening date. Still, we kindly ask you for patience and feedback, as we might be finishing the last details in the first few days! Also, as the building has been refurbished, there is still some dust so even if we cleaned the building and your unit, there might be a little bit of dust around, nothing to be scared of ;)
Some new apartments will open following different phases during the next weeks/months. The refurbishments will happen inside the apartments and don't involve the common spaces of the building, but you might see/hear some workers around. Thanks in advance for your understanding! On another note, some of your neighbours in the building are not part of the coliving (they are traditional leases in some apartments). Be considerate of them too!
🚀 How to get to the coliving?
Avenida América Coliving is in the Salamanca neighborhood. The address is Calle Béjar 23, 28028 Madrid (Google Maps link here).
The closest metro stations are:
- Diego de León (line 4 brown, line 5 green, line 6 grey), just 250m from the coliving
- the big exchanger of metro and buses Avenida de América (line 4 brown, line 6 grey, line 7 orange, line 9 purple), just 500m from the coliving
Tip: 🗺 Download the Google Maps map of Madrid before you arrive, to be able to consult it offline, if you find yourself without wifi upon your arrival in the city.
From the airport
- Taxi: The taxi is the best option if you arrive at night or if you are pressed for time. The taxi stand can be found right at the exit of the airport. The price is fixed at 30€, no matter where in the center of the city you are headed. The taxi will drop you off right outside our coliving, in around 25 min.
- Metro: All airport terminals have access to the metro. It runs from 6.00 to 1.00 (more or less). The price is around 5-6€ and the duration of the trip is around 45 min.
Line 8 (pink): Airport > Mar de Cristal - Line 4 (brown): Mar de Cristal > Diego de León.
From Atocha train station
- Metro: Easy, there is just 1 change! Metro is available from 6.00 to 1.00 (more or less). The price is around 1,50-2€ and the duration of the trip is around 30 min.
Line 1 (blue): Atocha > Bilbao- Line 4 (brown): Bilbao > Diego de León.
We do not recommend using the car, especially as the Calle Béjar is with limited circulation 🚶🏻♂️. Please note that you must pay for parking, in the streets around the coliving, and it is limited to 4 hours (blue zone).
🏠 How to access the coliving?
Moving in is easy and hassle-free, so you can arrive whenever you want. You'll receive all the instructions by mail to move in just before your start date but here is a summary of the different steps.
Step 1: 📲 Install Tapkey, the Mobile door opening app on your phone
Step 2: 🏠 Open the building door
When you arrive at the coliving (Calle Béjar 23), open the building door with the Tapkey app or the code we sent you by email.
Please, for your own security, don't share this code with any external person.
Step 3: 🥳 Find your unit!
Use the stairs or the lift to go up. Find your apartment and open the door with the Tapkey app.
Tip: 🗝 You can open the doors of the common areas with the Tapkey app.
Tip 2: 🔌 No more battery or lost smartphone? No worries! ;) You can use the Tapkey app with another smartphone. Use your credentials to connect to the app and you'll have the same access as with your own smartphone. Also, we installed a universal charger station at the entrance of the building. Charge your phone for a little while and you're good to go!
🛏 Discover your private space!
Welcome home! We hope you like it!
On your first day, we will send you a move-in document with the inventory and the state of your private area. Please check the space to make sure you're not missing anything, and then sign the document asap!
Here you can find the size of the bed equipment to bring your bedlinen:
Your mattress is 120-135-150x190cm. The duvet is 220x240cm. The 2 pillows are 70-75x40cm
Tip: 🔌 Spain operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Tip: 🔑 You can open all the doors of the coliving with your smartphone.
👯 Discover the rest of the coliving!
Discover the common areas and meet the rest of the residents! But first, let's connect to the wifi.
WifiYupee! It's the same in all the building :)
Wifi: Urban Campus | Members
Living in a coliving means enjoying its common areas! They are all on the street floor, ready to be used by any resident of the coliving.
- Coworking area
Work with your fellow colivers. You also have a phone booth to make calls without bothering the other members.
- Fitness area/gym
The gym is just in your building, no excuses ;)
- Common kitchen, dinning, and living room
Perfect place to meet with the community: play, cook, chill, ENJOY!
- Projection room
Best place for movie and popcorn nights.
In order to share these common areas and live peacefully and safely in the coliving space, remember that every resident commits to a series of community guidelines when they join the Urban Campus community.
Security: 🧯 You can find extinguishers in the staircases on every floor.
🏘 Discover the neighborhood!
Time to take a walk around the "barrio" and maybe do some shopping. The neighborhood is very dynamic and you can find everything you need just a few meters away from your home! And Calle Béjar is pedestrian. 😍
All of them are just a few blocks from the coliving!
Other local shops
- Bakery Panaderío: great artisan bakery workshop, 50m from the coliving
- Printing shop Reprographics copy it and design
- ... and clicking on this link will take you to the top 12 of Madrid bars and restaurants, chosen by the community!
📝 Where to find my subscription info?
You have access to all your subscription information via your member area. Log in with the email you used for the booking and you'll have instant access to everything you need to handle your subscription: contracts, bills, payment information, etc.
👀 And remember...
You are joining an amazing community! The other residents are your best allies for this new adventure. Feel free to ask them anything, they will be more than happy to share more tips, good practices, and all you need to know about Madrid and the neighborhood.
Anything else you'd like to know? Check out the rest of the Urban Campus Guide 📗! Remember that if you have any questions or requests, or if you just want to say hello, the Urban Campus team is here for you!