Accommodation in the UK

Accommodation in the UK

Accommodation in the UK
Rosmit Gyawali

Finding safe, reliable and suitable quality accommodation in a foreign country is not as easy as it looks and demands some of your valuable time, attention and money. Students seek to live where they can relax and spend quality time. 

On-campus accommodation

You can always opt for University accommodation for your initial years when they provide halls of residence, so you can share spaces with other students or even get private rooms. The on-campus stay allows you to blend into the college culture, and it’s an excellent opportunity to make new friends. 

It is a cheap and reliable option since you’ll have a room to live on the campus or near it, saving you travelling time and expenses. There are catering facilities, or you can cook your meals for meals. These residence halls can cost anywhere around £300-£700 per month depending on your university, approximately £500 on average, and is higher in London.

The rooms are well-equipped with facilities and are maintained to an acceptable standard. 


Homestay is the most favourable option for students wanting to blend into the local culture, learn traditions and languages and for those who prefer more interaction and a homely environment. 

Plenty of homestays are available around the UK with meal options, so you get familiar with their cuisine. Since it is a contract-based accommodation, book your stay for a month in advance and only extend your stay if you like the environment. 

Also, in homestays, you must follow some rules set by the owners. Homestays can cost you anywhere from £600-£800 per month, depending on your meal options. 

Shared Housing

With the help of agencies, you can easily find a house/flat for rent on a sharing basis, and the prices can vary according to the facilities provided, location and quality. So, you will need a group of 4-6 people to hunt for a suitable place and keep the monthly rent as low as possible by sharing costs because the rental costs are too high to handle alone for a student. 

We recommend you thoroughly check the place before renting and not fall for advertisements. These can cost anywhere from £600-£700 per month (utility bills included), and you must pay rent every week. The shared housing unit can cost almost £1000 a month or even higher in London. 

Private halls of residence

These are similar to university halls of residence but are far more expensive because private companies own and manage them. They are equipped with all the necessary facilities students require and are situated in a central location to attract more university students. 


These temporary options offer single or shared rooms where people from different cultures come together. The daily rate depends on the number of people staying in a room and almost all kinds of facilities are provided like breakfasts, TV room, shared kitchen, games, fitness centre etc. You can easily book a hostel room online. 

Before deciding, assess all the options, take your time and choose the one that perfectly suits your budget, lifestyle and interests. 

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