The Best UK Student Accommodation Awards 2019

The quality of University Accommodation in the UK has been improving greatly over the past few years and the range of Student Halls on offer to students has never been better.

 

That’s why we’ve decided to revisit the Best Student Accommodation awards we last ran back in 2017 to see what has changed and if we had a new favourite!

 

23,340 students have been reviewing their accommodation based on: Value for Money, Location, Hall Management, Cleaning, Social Spaces, Social Experience & Wifi Quality and the results make for interesting reading…
 

  • Apollo Court in Liverpool (Student Roost) has replaced Falkner Eggington (Loughborough University) as the nation’s favourite Student Accommodation
  • The % of Student Halls in our list located in the North has increased whereas in the South it has decreased
  • Private Accommodation is now favoured by students whereas 2 years ago they preferred University Halls.

Take a look below at the full Top 50 list of the Best Student Halls in the UK according to Students (Properties must have at least 30 reviews to qualify)
 

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Apollo Court, Liverpool

Enjoy my stay at apollo court. Good location and friendly and helpful staff.

Topping our list of the Best UK Student Accommodation in 2019 is Student Roost's Apollo Court. Offering ensuite accommodation in the heart of Liverpool and within walking distance to both the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores, Apollo Court is the ideal location for those who choose to study in Merseyside. With plenty of activities to take part in throughout the year in the social areas, students will have a great stay at Apollo Court.

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Canto Court - London

Canto Court is such a welcoming place

Based in East London and with plenty of access to all forms of public transport, it’s easy to see why Canto Court has landed second place on our list. It features a closed-off courtyard that leads through to a large common room and tv room complete with a number of game consoles. Helping residents stay active with an onsite gym, Canto Court is perfect for anyone studying at a university in London.

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St Mungo's, Glasgow

Living at St Mungo's is an amazing experience! Totally recommended!

St Mungo’s gives students the best reason to live in Glasgow City Centre. With incredible social features and year-round events including a communal lounge, study room, cinema room and an on-site gym, students and their guests will never be short of something to do. Ensuite accommodation in the shape of a shared flat or studio accommodation is on offer for those who choose to stay at St Mungo’s.

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St Regulus Hall

Best Hall in St Andrews, has the most personality and community spirit in town.

Located in a safe and cultural location, St Regulus Hall offers students a comfortable stay in a shared accommodation facility. With 24 hour security, onsite library and computer lab, residents have everything they need outside their front door. Offering catered meals, students can rest assured that their accommodation will support them throughout their stay.

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McIntosh Hall

The best hall with a wonderful community, so happy to be placed here!

Located near the Students’ Union and the town centre, McIntosh Hall offers a fantastic home from home experience for its residents. With a large communal area including a grand piano, onsite computer lab, library and study area, McIntosh is perfect for residents and their guests.

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John Burnet Hall

Extremely friendly staff, great location and wonderful community.

Although smaller than other accommodations offered to St Andrews students, the sense of community is a strong bond created by residents. With increasing popularity, John Burnet Hall offers students an amazing communal area alongside a year-long calendar of social events. Providing residents with healthy catered meals three times a day, St Andrew’s students are provided with accommodation which lives with them.

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Falkner Eggington

Literally the most amazing experience ever. Not a hall, it’s a way of life.

The first Loughborough University accommodation on our list, Falkner Eggington has built a strong and proud sense of current and past residents who are proud to represent their accommodation. Offering accommodation for undergraduates and postgraduates, residents are provided with large kitchen areas, two on-site communal areas and room cleaning services. Falkner Eggington is Loughborough’s largest self-catered hall on campus and is proud to offer accommodations suitable for all.

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The Old Fire Station, Birmingham

The location and great staff make it an enjoyable place to stay.

It’s easy to see why The Old Fire Station has a place on our list. Students are instantly welcome and settle into the accommodation quickly with many choosing to stay throughout their studies. Based in a historic building which is full of character, they provide facilities including 24/7 staff, a social room, spacious rooms and a fantastic location next to Aston University. This is not your usual student accommodation with its quirky features, large rooms and individual personality.

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Harry French

Harry French provides the number one community in any hall in Loughborough.

Harry French at Loughborough University is an ideal location for students wanting to be part of a friendly, close-knit community whilst being in close proximity to both town and campus. The halls are located on a split site set in beautiful gardens. Students can enjoy a large communal games room with Freeview TV, table tennis, table football and more, providing them with an opportunity to meet other residents and take part in social events. Situated just 200 metres from campus in a relaxed community with fantastic facilities, it’s easy to see why Harry French is the second-highest Loughborough University accommodation on our list.

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Myrtle Court, Liverpool

Very good accommodation, staff are lovely and very helpful.

With plenty of communal areas on offer including a BBQ area, large courtyard and social spaces, Myrtle Court is perfect for those studying in Liverpool. By offering flexible tenancy lengths help students arrive early or stay longer if needed. Students are encouraged to meet fellow residents with a packed social calendar and communal lounge.

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The Heights, Birmingham

Living in The Heights has really been an excellent experience.

Based within Birmingham City Centre, The Heights offer Aston University and Birmingham City University students an amazing private accommodation. With a large common space, study room, BBQ area with garden and onsite gym offering Yoga classes, The Heights is perfect for those looking for a relaxing and enjoyable place to live.

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Grizedale College

Probably the main reason I enjoy university due to the amazing quality of the Grizedale townhouses and the social areas and events

In the heart of the Lancaster University campus, Grizedale College is close to local shops, catering outlets and the management school. With modern social spaces including a bar and patio, quiet working areas and off-campus brew room help residents feel at home.

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Buchanan View, Glasgow

Good for the money, friendly staff, good security. Great location.

Buchanan View is perfect for both Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde students can enjoy living in a fun and social community. With en-suite accommodation and shared communal kitchen and living space, students can easily meet their flatmates. With a relaxing newly refurbished communal lounge and a garden with BBQ facilities, Buchanan View offers residents the chance to socialise and study in an enjoyable location.

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Capital Gate, Liverpool

I think it's such good value for money and I really enjoy the social aspect of living here. The location couldn't be better!

With a variety of rooms, Capital Gate is a great choice for those who are looking for an ensuite solo, double or studio room. With standard facilities alongside a large communal room, 24/7 staff and free WiFi, Capital Gate is perfect for those who are looking for a fun, social and fantastic value for money accommodation.

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Telford

Full of fun flare and friendship.

Telford at Loughborough University is in the centre of the Student Village, situated just 2 minutes away from the library and on-campus shops. Telford is a great self-catered hall with easy access to on-site facilities including two games rooms and bedroom cleaning, offering students great value for money accommodation.

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Clifton Hill House

Best hall in Clifton and the only one with a reception and squash courts.

Clifton Hill House is a popular and picturesque student accommodation based on Bristol University campus. Near to both a busy shopping area and nightlife, students will never be short of something to do during their stay. With residents offered catered facilities as well a large common room, music practice room, study room, beautiful grounds and sports facilities, Clifton Hill House is perfect for all students.

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Lafrowda

Lafrowda was amazing, it was lively and social, and filled with so many lovely people.

Offering students standard, en-suite and studio accommodation, Lafrowda is one of the best student accommodations in Exeter. Close to social activities and an open-air pool, residents are never far from fun and enjoyable activities. Lafrowda is excellent value for money offering fantastic facilities for students looking to be close to Streatham campus.

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Hazlerigg - Rutland

Great hall with a great family community. Everyone knows everyone and has a lot of fun.

Placed in the heart of Loughborough University, Hazlerigg-Rutland offers Loughborough University students a large communal kitchen, a shared common room and cleaning services. Located within walking distance to any location on-site and benefitting from a shuttle bus stopping outside the accommodation, students also have easy access to the town centre.

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Norfolk Terrace

Absolutely beautiful views, very social, but nicely tucked out of the way.

Located on the University of East Anglia, Norfolk Terrace offers affordable accommodation for students. Offering all the excellent basic facilities including a shared bathroom and communal areas. Norfolk Terrace offers a great experience for residents and their guests.

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Stephenson Hall

Stephenson Hall is one of the finer options for accommodation the University has to offer.

Built in an old Georgian House, Stephenson Hall is considered one of the most sociable halls at the University of Sheffield. Residents here make friends for life. Currently undergoing refurbishment, it'll be re-opening in 2020/21 for a brand new postgraduate community.

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The Quads

The Quads is one of the most modern and clean halls on campus.

Consisting of five buildings which contain shared flats for eight to ten people, The Quads is the perfect place for students in Bath, and regularly ranks well in student reviews. The accommodation offers students Eat and Drink credit to spend in any University-run places to eat. Close to the library and the Students’ Union, this sociable accommodation offers en-suite rooms and communal social spaces for students of the University of Bath.

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Langwith College

Langwith is friendly with amazing services and accommodation. So glad I came here!

Langwith College provides the University of York a choice of self-catered flats and houses. With a large common room and modern bedrooms, the accommodation is within walking distance of the Market Square, Ron Cooke Hub and Library. With peer support and social activities, students can easily make friends.

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William Morris

I can't recommend this hall enough, it's like a family.

Located across the road to the Students’ Union only 200 metres from campus, William Morris is perfect for those who want to be close to the action. Also known as ‘Bill Mo’, this self-catered hall for undergraduates features two common rooms with Freeview TV, a pool table, table tennis and more.

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Cripps Hall

Cripps is by far the best hall, biggest rooms and best location!!

Located next to the main lecture halls, Cripps Hall is perfect for those who are looking for a place located on the campus of the University of Nottingham. With large rooms and catering facilities, students are encouraged to make friends and spend time with other residents within the dining hall and social areas.

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Chancellors Court and Chancellors South

Such lovely surroundings and great distance from everywhere!

Chancellors Court and Chancellors South consist of 19 halls of residence situated in a picturesque location around one of the lakes on the Eastern side of the campus. Each flat is shared by six or eight students and has a large kitchen/dining space which includes a large flatscreen TV as standard, and plenty of space to socialise with friends. With 753 study bedrooms in total, this ensuite self-catered accommodation is extremely popular with students, excellent value for money and provides a top class living experience.

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Furness College

Great location, quiet college, perfect for people who are there to study.

Furness College is a friendly place with an active social, sporting and cultural life and a strong sense of community is formed with residents. With always somebody about for a chat, a coffee or a game of pool. Offering events throughout the evening and the day, students stay at Furness College for the social scene.

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Nunnery Court

Loved it so much. Couldn't have asked for a better student vibe.

Recently refurbished, Nunnery Court is in an ideal location, conveniently close to several University sites as well as being just a short walk from the city centre. The hall has all the essential facilities, as well as a large social area containing a PS4, large TV and pool table which is free to use – a great place to chill and make new friends!

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Turing College

Such a nice accommodation and so close to everything on campus.

Turing College has stunning views over Canterbury and the surrounding area. All rooms in each of the flats have en-suite accommodation. The College is conveniently located a short distance from a range of facilities including the Gulbenkian Arts Centre, the Sports Centre, the Medical Centre and a wide selection of places to eat, drink and shop.

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New Park

The best student accommodation in Edinburgh. Incredibly friendly and helpful staff, stylish rooms and a great common area.

One of the newest student accommodations in Edinburgh, New Park offers 238 rooms with a combination of shared flats and studio apartments. With study rooms onsite, excellent communal spaces which include a game area and cinema room. With regular social events taking place help students feel part of a great community.

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Europa

Great place to live very friendly staff great location would highly recommend.

Europa offers stylish en-suite accommodation. Each shared apartment contains a TV, a large study area and lots of storage. A large and light social space features a pool and ping-pong tables and there’s also a large courtyard for those sunny days. Perfect for students studying in Liverpool.

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Faraday

Unreal experience, great location! Rooms are good, food is good!

Faraday lies in the village area of Loughborough University campus offering residents easy access to on-site facilities and within close proximity of the town centre. This catered accommodation benefits from cleaning services and a large common/games room with Freeview TV, DVD, table football, pool table, darts and more.

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Gowar

I absolutely loved my room in Gowar, it was so spacious and it was like my safe haven.

Gowar and Wedderburn halls are close to the sports centre, gym and playing fields which means it is one of the most sociable halls at Royal Holloway, University of London. With modern ensuite bedrooms and shared kitchens, residents are encouraged to meet their roommates. Located within walking distance from the centre of campus and the library, students living in these halls are in the social heart of everything.

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Rutherford

Really close knit community, very friendly and warm atmosphere.

Located in the heart of the University, Rutherford is part of the village community. This catered accommodation offers a large common/games room with plenty of activities from table football to darts and Freeview TV. Residents in Rutherford are proud of their community spirit and encourages students to take the time and meet each other.

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Towers

Good luck finding a hall with better spirit than this! You move in with strangers but it's safe to say they will be your lifelong friends.

Towers offer the best views of Loughborough University campus and some of the best social experiences for Loughborough students. With 310 redesigned bedrooms for Undergraduate and Art and Design Foundation students, Towers offers catered accommodation with great facilities including a common room with Freeview and 40” HD TV.

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St David's, Swansea

A value for money place,clean areas, friendly and helpful hall management 24/7.

St David's offers all students in Swansea fantastic en suite and studio accommodation whether studying at Swansea University or Trinity St Davids and with brand new rooms and communal areas for 2020, St Davids is getting even better. Providing a communal lounge, gym, outdoor courtyard and study space, there is a place for everyone at St David's. A full social calendar of events and the warmest welcome in Wales, St Davids ensures students always have something to do throughout their year.

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Wessex Hall

No other halls in Reading has the social energy that Wessex does, the friends you make in halls will be your friends for life.

Wessex Hall is set in attractive parkland and conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from the heart of Whiteknights campus. Whilst being self-catered it offers a social aspect of living. With the rooms recently renovated the accommodation offers a modern bar, a pool table and a 25-seat cinema.

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Andrew Melville Hall

Loved every minute of living in Melville. The community atmosphere is fantastic for 1st year.

Perfect for Sciences students studying at the University of St Andrews, Andrew Melville Hall is easily recognised for its ship-like appearance. Located within a 15 minutes walk from the centre of town and the Sports Centre, it’s the place to live when you want to be at the heart of the action.

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Surrey Court

Fantastic experience, location could not be better and the rooms are lovely and spacious!

Combined of four to five-storey houses with a kitchen on every floor. Each floor shares three toilets and three showers. The large kitchen provides space to prepare meals and socialising. With up to 14 people in each flat, it's easy to make friends and enjoy each others company.

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Woodland Court

A lovely place to live, in a great location and with a nice outside area.

Offering first-year students spacious accommodation to begin their university journey, Woodland Court is one of the best student accommodations for University of Bath students. With an onsite laundrette and recently refurbished kitchens creating a community feel, there are plenty of chances to socialise with other residents.

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Royce

An incredible hall, an incredible committee and overall amazing experience.

Royce offers Loughborough University students excellent catered accommodation. Located in the Student Village in close proximity to lecture theatres and within walking distance of the Students’ Union. Supporting and encouraging students to become a community, residents start off strangers and leave as family.

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The Towers

The most sociable place to live! You will meet so many people and it really will make your year.

Offering a skyline view for residents, The Towers is one of the best accommodations for University of Essex students. One of the cheapest accommodations, they don’t compromise on style and quality. Just a two-minute walk to the centre of campus and located near Essex Business School and the Sports Centre means that residents are never too far away from the action.

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Fylde College

It’s a really nice location with no real problems at all, the JCR are really nice people and help you out when you need.

Fylde College offers two types of accommodation for students at Lancaster University. With a superior en suite or standard ensuite, students will be at the heart of the campus. A short walk to the library and shops, Fylde College encourages students to explore their surrounding areas and forge a community.

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Wickham Hall

Absolutely beautiful place to live, plenty of room and really clean.

One of the newest accommodations on Bishops Grosseteste University, Wickham Hall features contemporary en-suite cluster flats. With basic facilities in each flat including chairs, sofas and a TV, students have the perfect opportunity to turn flatmates into a family.

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Fferm Penglais

Penglais Fferm has amazing facilities, spacious rooms and is in a prime location for the university.

Located within walking distance of Aberystwyth University, Ffrem Penglais is a newly built student accommodation. Providing a superb environment for living and studying, the generous en-suite studio apartments are ideal for those looking for their own space.

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County College

County townhouse was the best accommodation I could have picked. Amazing for meeting new people and making friends.

Offering a wide range of social activities enables residents to make best friends with each other. There is a wide range of accommodation available including newly built, eco-friendly townhouses. Close to a social room full activities including pool tables and coffee bar helps residents live in a friendly and social environment.

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Norwood House

Norwood House is one of the best Halls on campus situated in the heart of all the action.

Norwood House sits above the Students’ Union, with its coffee shop, fast food, shopping and nightlife, making it a vibrant place to live in the heart of campus with easy access to all amenities. With communal toilets and bathrooms, as well as shared living areas, it’s easy to meet your new flatmates and quickly become firm friends.

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Nelson Court

Best place to live and study, quiet, but dynamic. Location is excellent.

With a large kitchen/dining area, it’s easy to entertain friends and flatmates within your flat. Residents become instant members of the Nelson Court family with plenty of social activities happening throughout the accommodation. Offering you en-suite facilities and a large bedroom, Nelson Court students wish they could stay throughout their studies.

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Queen's Road Student Village

Fantastic community base, lovely rooms, good kitchen area and social space, really nice rooms!

Opening in 2010, Queen’s Road Student Village consists of 399 en-suite rooms. Residents have access to the laundrette and other facilities including the University gym. With a cleaning service, students also don’t need to worry about upkeep their flat. A great place to bring friends along and make friends with others.

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Birley

Stayed here in my first year of university, met some of my best friends through living in these halls.

Birley boasts a thriving student atmosphere with easy access to the sights and sounds of the city. Cosy, comfortable and contemporary, Birley is perfect for Manchester Metropolitan University students looking for a central location. These fantastic residences help students balance studying with a thriving and enjoyable student life.

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St Christopher's Court

Really lovely halls staff so so welcoming and easy to speak to.

St Christopher’s Court offers bright, fresh, newly refurbished accommodation within proximity of our Britannia Mill and Markeaton Street sites. With a frequent and free Unibus service on the doorstep, residents can easily travel to Derby city centre or the main University site at Kedleston Road.

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