GSA entered the Spanish market with the acquisition of 2,234 beds in 2017.  

Today, our portfolio ranges from recently completed modern properties to the Lope de Vega University Residence, a historic 19th century building, whose renovation was part of a larger sustainable rehabilitation project in the historic centre of Alcalá de Henares, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Case study

GSA in Madrid

GSA has three properties in Madrid, which is home to some of the top universities in Spain – Galdos, El Faro and Claraval. Our properties are strategically clustered around universities hubs and we have relationships with a number of universities and colleges to provide accommodation for over 900 of their students.

Find out more about our footprint in Madrid and Spain in this video.

Case study

Aleu, Barcelona

Opened in summer 2019, Aleu University Residence is one of our two newly built residences in Barcelona. It is situated in the heart of the University of Barcelona South Campus, surrounded by its faculties and a walking distance from Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona football ground. 

Aleu is the largest of our residences in Spain, comprising 505 beds in single en-suite rooms, all of which are fully furnished, with a kitchenette and plentiful natural light.






students in the city1

1 Spanish Government, Ministerio de Universidades, 2020/21.