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Marbella Design Academy - Monda
Marbella Design Academy - Marbella

Accommodation in Monda

Marbella Design Academy is located in Monda, a beautiful Spanish village only 15 kilometres from the jet set town of Marbella and the Mediterranean Sea. This charming, white village offers students an authentic sense of traditional Spanish living with its squares framed with orange trees, palm trees, flowers and restaurants.

After tuition hours the students are able to participate in a variety of activity and sports on offer in the local area or they get together in the many restaurants in Monda were a menu of the day (3 corses+a drink) cost less than 10 euros. The countryside surrounding Monda is dominated by almond, olive and orange trees, dotted through with traditional white fincas and farms. The air is fresh and clean and the Spanish lifestyle relaxed and gently paced. With more than 300 warm and sunny days per year people spend the majority of their leisure time enjoying outdoor activities and the Spanish sun. Monda has a large public pool for all the residents to enjoy.

The Academy recommends that all students live in Monda, taking advantage of the close proximity to the Academy and the reasonable cost of living. Accommodation here is considerably cheaper than in Marbella. Monda is within easy walking distance from the Academy (200 metres approximately) so no transportation is needed. Monda has become a university town as 80% of the students live in Monda within close proximity of each other and welcomed by the local residents.

Although not necessary, it is great to have a car here as there are so much to see and do within a short distance of the Academy and Monda. Second hand cars are relative inexpensive in Spain too. Many students buy a second hand car, for use it during their time at the Academy and then sell it on again after graduation.


Normally our students (when sharing with one or two others) pay around 250 to 300 euros per month for rent each, including water and electricity.

Marbella Design Academy offer assistance in finding accommodation in Monda to all accepted students on one of our programmes. For assistance please email us at:

And we will subsequently send you a list of options for accommodation in Monda with contact details of Landlords and Letting Agents.

Marbella Design Academy provides this service free of charge to our students. Marbella Design Academy does not receive any commission from landlords or students. 

Below are some example photos from a student apartment in Monda. All apartments are furnished. This example is a two room apartment with pool for rent for around 500Euros per month including water, electricity and wifi. If sharing with another student, the monthly rent is only 250 to 300Euros per person all included!

For visiting family or guests we can recommend: 

Monda Castle – Castillo de Monda, offering discounted Hotel Rooms for visiting friends and families of students at Marbella Design Academy. The newly refurbished and reopened Hotel Castillo De Monda has kindly offered a 10% discount on the rate of their hotel rooms to students, staff, friends and family members. In order to benefit from this discount, enter the code MDA in the Bonus Code box on their online booking portal. The link to Monda Castle booking is:

“Shanti-Shom” Well-being Retreat Hotel only 3min drive from the Academy – Ojen-Monda Road – Marbella, Phone: 952 86 44 55 – Beautiful, nice & tranquil – You would need a car to get there.

balcones monda

Accommodation in Marbella

Marbella is a popular coastal town with lots going on. It is known for its jet-set lifestyle, luxury branding, A-Z celebrities, restaurants and nightlife. As a result, accommodation here is more expensive than in Monda.

Whilst reliable and regular, owing to timetabling we would recommend that only students who wish to rent or buy a car choose to live in Marbella. As a general rule, students choose to live in Monda and visit Marbella at the week-ends.

For students who wish to live in Marbella we can recommend the following hostels for your first week or two until you find more permanent accommodation:

Hostal Berlin
Phone: +34 952 821 310 +34 952 779 472 – Fax: +34 952 826 677

Hostal El Castillo
Phone: +34 771 739 – Fax: +34 952 821 198

Hostal La Luna
Phone: +34 952 825 778 – Fax: +34 952 826 677

Hostal Paco
Phone: +34 952 771 200

Hostal El Tío Mateo
Phone: +34 952 771 436 – Fax: +34 952 825 144

Hostal La Estrella
Phone: +34 952 827 552

For apartments in Marbella you can contact:

PROMARCO – Mr. Roman (speaks English)


In order for Mr. Roman to find the right accommodation for you please specify the following information:

  • Nationality
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Sharing with 1 or 2 students
  • Your area of preference (if you know).

Marbella Hotels

If your visiting family or guests prefer a higher standard for accommodation, then there is a good selection of Hotels, Pensions and accommodation close by in Marbella reflecting all price ranges, style and taste….From 5 star luxury Hotels to the larger international chains to smaller more “boutique” and more economical “tourist” types as well. You can always find best prices by checking out all the usual Hotel/ accommodation specialist sites like: /‎ / /Marbella_Hotels‎ / / etc….

The “Fuerte” chain has two, both located accessibly in Marbella. Fuerte Marbella & Miramar-(both very close to each other)

The “Melia” chain is also good and their hotels well located….The chain has several hotels in the area, including Meliá Marbella Banús, Gran Meliá Don Pepe Marbella OR Meliá Marbella La Quinta Golf & Spa now called Westin and no longer part of the Melia chain but recently voted the best Luxury Hotel in Marbella (5*)

If you prefer the smaller/ more boutique style Hotels we can recommend the following:

Hotel Claude “Old Town”/ Orange Sq.-Marbella, right in the heart of the Old Town close to all the restaurants/ tapas bars/. The area is of pedestrianised narrow streets and full of life and delightful individual small boutiques and shops. Calle San Francisco, 5, 29601 Marbella-Tel :952 90 08 40

The Town House – Calle Alderete, 7, 29601 Marbella- Phone:952 90 17 91

La Morada Mas Hermosa Hotel – Calle Montenebros, 16, 29601 Marbella-Phone:952 92 44 67

La Villa Marbella Hotel – Calle Príncipe, 10, 29601 Marbella- Phone:952 76 62 20

Hotel “Central” –Calle San Ramón, 15, 29603 Marbella, Málaga-Phone:952 90 24 42

Hotel Lima Situated right in the centre of Marbella -Av. Antonio Belón, 2, 29602 Marbella, Phone: 952 77 05 00See you soon!