Student Accommodation Awards 2019: Best Value for Money Properties
In this article, we reveal the top 50 student properties which consistently deliver value for money accommodation to students. We explore how each property achieved the award and highlight common themes.
21,195 Reviews from Students
Students rated the ‘Value for Money’ out of 5 stars using this ?accommodation review form. We number crunched 21,195 student accommodation reviews to establish these award-winners.
The 50 Award-Winners
The award-winning properties come in all shapes and sizes. The prices range from £58 to £385 per week. Some properties contain private cinemas, swimming pools and gyms, whilst others offer the bare basics.
One common feature is that these properties represent outstanding value for money to students…
The Shield, Fresh Student Living
If you're looking for a friendly experience with good value for money, stay here!
Topping our list of the best value for money university accommodation is private halls, The Shield, which hosts students from both Newcastle & Northumbria University. With features including: a gym, social space, cinema room, study spaces & much more, it's easy to see why this is the nation's favourite halls!
Pitt Street Studios
Had a really pleasant experience and can't find any faults. Would definitely recommend to other students!
Next up in our list is Pitt Street Studios which offers great value for money. This is a private run accommodation with private bathrooms and a variety of studios to choose from. Completely furnished including a TV in the room, additional bed storage, 24 hour security team and just a one minute walk to Newcastle University Business School.
Apollo Court, Student Roost
Everything about the accommodation is amazing!
Apollo Court has recently been refurbished to a high standard and offers double beds in all of its ensuite and studio rooms, one of the reasons why it has ranked number three on our list. Students get high-speed wifi, free contents insurance and there are staff onsite 24/7 to help students out with any queries.
Myrtle Court, Student Roost
Great facilities, amazing central location and dedicated staff.
With a communal BBQ area, high speed WIFI, 24/7 staff and flexible payment terms, it's easy to see why Myrtle Court has come fourth on our list. Offering tenants flexible tenancy lengths allowing them to arrive early or stay a little longer if needed, Myrtle Court has students in mind.
Ashcroft, University of Birmingham
Ashcroft is brilliant, flats are so modern and it is so close to uni.
Situated in a leafy green environment, Ashcroft offer great facilities near campus for those attending The University of Birmingham. With accommodation that can hold 198 students, Ashcroft is known for being a friendly and social halls. Onsite security, laundry facilities and much more.
Falkner Eggington, Loughborough University
Amazing value for money, amazing people.
Loughborough University offers a wide range of accommodation but Falkner Eggington ranks the highest on our list for Value for Money. It offers accommodation for undergraduates, postgraduates, and Art and Design Foundation courses. With a large kitchen area, 2 communal areas and fortnightly bedroom cleaning, Falkner Eggington offers a halls on campus aimed at all students.
Canto Court - London, Canto Court
This accommodation is perfect ! Super clean and really good location!
Based in East London with access to all main public transport, Canto Court offers anyone studying in London a high quality place to live. It features a closed off courtyard leading through to a common room with comfy chairs and adjacent tv room complete with game consoles, on site gym, Canto Court offers a safe and comfy stay.
Upperton Road, Student Roost
I absolutely loved staying at Upperton Road. It was a very student friendly location.
Upperton Road offers both students from University of Leicester and De Montfort University an easily accessible place to stay. With on site gym, trendy communal areas with table tennis and snooker table, private study rooms and built in facilities, it's easy to see why students both from UoL and DMU choose to live on site.
Cryfield, University of Warwick
Overall Cryfield is a great accommodation. Amazing value for money, friendly service and excellent location.
Cryfield, at the University of Warwick, offers students fantastic shared facilities. By adding a modern touch with dining area, living area and shared bathroom, Cryfield offers the perfect place for Warwick students to start their university experience.
The Railyard, Student Roost
Great experience i really enjoyed my time spent here.
The Railyard Halls in Liverpool has fully secured facilities with helpful and friendly staff 24 hours a day offering free treats in the office area. Providing students with fast wifi facilities, communal areas, laundry facilities and on site parking plus much more, The Railyard is ranked #10 on our list.
Harry French, Loughborough University
For the price you get great rooms and great communal areas.
Harry French in Loughborough offers students a large communal games room with freeview TV, table tennis table football and much more! Access to the University WiFi allows top quality internet with mobile app lead laundry facilities and limited parking spaces. It's easy to see why this is second highest Loughborough University accommodation on our list
Westwood, University of Warwick
Very friendly halls with large bedrooms, modern kitchens and recently refurbished bathrooms.
With 440 single rooms, you can see why Westwood halls is popular with students. The halls offers fantastic facilities with a common room for every block, access to laundry facilities, WiFi built in for every student and complementary bed linen. Westwood offers University of Warwick students a great place to live.
Butler Court, Loughborough University
Huge rooms, cleaners are fab, facilities (tv, sofa etc) are a bonus, ensuite are lovely with nice showers.
Butler Court at Loughborough University offers students accommodation with sofas and TV's in the kitchen, the ability to pay for laundry facilities with a mobile app or cash. An area to study and socialise and cleaning of rooms, kitchen and bathrooms.
Telford, Loughborough University
Telford is a really sociable hall, great location...and really good value for money
With an average of 4.69, Telford offers Loughborough University students self catered accommodation close to the facilities on campus. Situated just under 2 minutes away from the library and on site shops, Telford offers residents great value accommodation for attending Loughborough University students.
The Heights, Student Roost
The accommodation is good (value) for money and the staff are really nice.
Located in the City Centre, The Heights offers Birmingham students amazing private accommodation. Scoring 4.67 for Value for Money and an average of 4.7 for the rest of its overall features, including it's onsite entertainment rooms, 24/7 staff and communal events for residents, it's easy to see why The Heights is in the list.
Laycock Studios, Student Roost
Excellent accommodation with courtyard, gym, TV room, common room and study room.
Fully furnished studio flats for students attending Sheffield Hallam, Laycock Studios is fantastic value for money with a score of 4.65. With free wifi in all it's rooms, 24/7 staff and communal areas including a gym, it's no wonder Laycock Studios have an average score of 4.8 for wifi connection. Just one of the reasons students stay here.
John Burnet Hall, University of St Andrews
A great community, a great location, the friendliest staff and the food is generally really good.
Although smaller than other accommodations offered to St Andrews students, the sense of community is what scores John Burnet Hall a 4.65/5. It's increasingly popular with residents with many choosing to stay throughout their course. Offering a large communal area for studying and social events alongside healthy catered meals three times a day, John Burnet offers a fantastic experience.
Albany Park, University of St Andrews
It has such a strong, friendly community with loads of different hall events that many people go to.
Community is key for those staying in Albany Park with well run communal events offered to all residents whilst the staff understand how to add a personal touch to the accommodation gaining it a score of 4.60. With Albany Park being one of the cheaper accommodations, it's the community spirit which allows for great value for money.
Whitefields, University of Warwick
If you are looking for a shared bathroom accommodation, I can say that Whitefields is the best for its value
With an average of 4.9 for location and overall score of 4.6 for Value for Money, Whitefields student accommodation is located directly on The University of Warwick campus. Alongside the shared bathroom facilities and separate shower room, Whitefields offers students the opportunity to share with 12 other students adding a family feel to the accommodation.
Snowdon Hall, Student Roost
Great value of money, good location and great round the clock security.
McIntosh Hall, University of St Andrews
Great way to spend first year. Socially, location-wise, and aesthetically fabulous
Offering a home from home, McIntosh Hall gives St Andrews students a fantastic communal area to socialise. Complemented with a grand piano, computer lab, library and study area, McIntosh has been given a fitting 4.57 for Value for Money.
Maple Bank, University of Birmingham
Cheap and cheerful, wonderful place with wonderful people.
Maple Bank student accommodation is the University of Birmingham's cheapest accommodation but it shows with a score of 4.56 it's incredibly good value for money. Offering students the option of self catered or meal plans alongside shared facilities with 5 other students allows residents to receive everything they are looking for. Great value in a leafy green area.
Central Place (Formerly Sheffield 2), Student Roost
Great halls, good value for money and a decent size.
Offering en-suite accommodation for every resident, students have four options of types of accommodation to choose from. Varying from sharing an apartment with other students or having your own studio, Sheffield 2 caters for every type of student. With fast WiFi, 24/7 staff and fantastic social experiences, Sheffield 2 is easily the highest rated student accommodation for The University of Sheffield with 4.56.
Reichel, Bangor University
Great halls, fab value for money, huge rooms and shared bathrooms.
Earning a respectable 4.55, Bangor University’s Reichel accommodation provides students with great social facilities and great opportunities to socialise. By offering inclusive facilities such as an onsite gym, social events and trips, outdoor social areas and contents insurance, students choose to stay for these benefits. With an average of 5 stars for it’s WiFi, the halls is the perfect place to invite your study group around for project work.
St Regulus Hall, University of St Andrews
Regulus hall is the best thing that could have happened to me in St. Andrews.
With a great and safe surrounding location, St Regulus Hall provides students with a comfortable stay and excellent value money with an average score of 4.55. With 24 hour security, onsite library and computer lab and set meal plans provided for residents, St Regulus offers students a perfect and money saving accommodation throughout their time at university.
Merchant Studios, Student Roost
Great staff, nice facilities, a value for money student accommodation!
Scoring an incredible 4.55/5, Merchant Studios serves University of Strathclyde students with great value for money accommodation. Merchant Studios is well connected by public transport to campus and is famed for its friendly management staff on hand 24/7, super fast wifi and social life.
Capital Gate, Student Roost
The location is perfect that very close to the university and market.
Offering a combination of rooms, Capital Gate is a great choice for those who are looking for a studio or shared accommodation for their university stay. Offering basic facilities alongside a large communal room, 24/7 staff and free WiFi, Capital Gate has earned a 4.54 rating and is the perfect choice for those who are looking for great value for money.
Wallscourt Park, UWE Bristol
Perfect, great for the first year of uni
Be at the heart of the action when you stay at Wallscourt Park, with an average 4.54 rating from its alumni. Run by UWE Bristol and opened in 2017, Wallscourt Park offers a variety of affordable properties for students to choose from. With a mix of modern secure townhouses, self-contained studios and ensuite apartments, you’ll have your own room and shared living space within easy reach of everything the campus has to offer.
Bishop Complex, Brunel University London
An amazing experience recommended for all.
Averaging 4.5 across the board including Value for Money, Bishop Complex at Brunel University offers fantastic value for money for its residents. With accommodation starting £152 per room it's slightly more expensive than other accommodation of this type but it offers fantastic facilities for students including fully covered content insurance, 24 hour security and communal kitchen, this accommodation is perfect for those who want to experience London without the cost.
Nightingale Hall, University of Nottingham
Nightingale: smallest hall, biggest rooms, among the prettiest on campus
Based on the University of Nottingham campus, Nightingale Hall offers students excellent catered facilities with a value for money score of 4.50. Nightingale is a small hall in comparison to others but makes up for it in the community spirit and the excellent coverage of WiFi throughout the property.
John Morris-Jones, Bangor University
Couldn't of asked for a better hall!! we have a little community there! The facilities are also great
John Morris-Jones student property offers a communal kitchen for Welsh and Welsh speaking students. Rated 5 star for the free WiFi within the accommodation and 4.5 for Value for Money, residents are promised to always be connected for studying. 24 hour security promises that residents and their contents are safe within the property.
Windsor Terrace, Newcastle University
It's great value for money compared to other halls.
Windsor Terrace, which is owned by Newcastle University, is a fantastic property with modern interiors inside an older building. With all the basic facilities provided to residents including an onsite manager, Windsor Terrace has everything students require without the cost scoring a 4.5 on our list.
Rowe House, University of Exeter
Rowe house aka the best one on campus. You will not regret staying here
With an open air swimming pool in close proximity, it's easy to see why Rowe House has scored a 4.50 and is growing in popularity with students attending the University of Exeter. With only a 7 minute walk away from the centre of campus, students are within walking distance of a number of onsite facilities
William Murdoch, Aston University
Great people, clean and in date rooms with plenty of facilities
Run by Unite, William Murdock is the only accommodation on our list for Aston University with a rating of 4.5. With rooms providing ensuite bathrooms and spacious areas, William Murdock is one of the best accommodations for value as well as facilities.
The Towers, University of Essex
Great value for money as well as its costs under £90 per week!
Offering a skyline view for residents, The Towers are located on the Colchester Campus and with all your standard features included the Towers score 4.47 for value for money. Costing under £90 a week, they are one of the cheapest accomodations on our list without compromising on quality!
Norfolk Terrace, University of East Anglia (UEA)
Norfolk Terrace is the best value for money halls
Norfolk Terrace is one of the cheaper options on our list and whilst it's based on campus it doesn't compromise on quality. With an average score of 4.46 it offers students all the basic facilities including a shared bathroom and communal areas without compromising on value for money. Norfolk Terrace offers to be a great experience for its residents and their guests.
Claycroft, University of Warwick
Very clean, quiet, ideal location and good value for money!
Claycroft is one of the more expensive accommodations on our list but this makes their score of 4.46 for value for money even more impressive! Scoring high for cleanliness, there is regular cleaning of the facilities and the shared bathrooms get cleaned on a twice weekly basis. A communal feeling amongst residents and management is also regularly quotes as some of the pros of staing at Claycroft.
Rowancroft Croft, University of Exeter
Very nice accommodation, great facilities, polite staff, cool activities.
Rowancroft Court has earned a 4.46 from students and offers those who are attending the University of Exeter an amazing off site accommodation option. Rowancroft is a short walk to the St Luke’s campus and still within walking distance to the Streatham campus and the town, Rowancroft Court offers onsite social activities for its residents.
Arthur Vick, University of Warwick
Great value for money. You have lots of room compared to other accommodations at the university.
Arthur Vick's value for money ratin comes in at 4.44 and it's easy to see why!. The accomodation offers students their own ensuite bathrooms with a bath and shower as well as spacious rooms for studying. Providing them with large outside areas for meeting up with other residents and friends whilst still being within a short walking distance from campus, Arthur Vick's earns it's place on this list.
Park Court, The Student Housing Company
This is the most fantastic accommodation in Lincoln because there is real value for money.
Owned by The Student Housing Company, Park Court is the closest accommodation you will be able to find near Lincoln University and this shows with a score of 4.42. Residents share with up to 5 people, with each bedroom offering an ensuite and a large communal area for socialising with other residents and friends.
Stephenson Hall, The University of Sheffield
Family friendly clean living, nothing more to say, laundrette is very close
Built in an old Georgian House, Stephenson Hall is the most social hall at the University of Sheffield which has contributed to its 4.41/5 value for money rating. Residents who have attended Stephensons have made friends for life. The accommodation offers all the facilities you will need and has become increasingly popular over the years.
Rootes, University of Warwick
Rootes is the liveliest hall on campus...It is good value for money
Scoring 4.41/5 value for money from students, Rootes accommodation at the University of Warwick offers fantastic self catered accommodation whilst providing them with all the basic facilities. Centrally located for easy access to the university campus as well as the town centre, Rootes has proven to be a popular place to stay.
Constance Stewart Hall, Bishop Grosseteste University
A fantastic experience when starting in first year. The value I got got my money was good.
With an overall score of 4.41, you can see why Constance Stewart Hall is in our Top 50. Offering students access to on site meals, gym and BGU’s on site cinema, they are exceptionally good value for money. In the centre of campus and within walking distance to the main shopping area, Constance Stewart is a highly sought after accommodation by Bishop Grosseteste University students.
St David's, Student Roost
Good value for money
With an average of 4.40 for value for money, students who stay at St David's, which is run by the University of Exeter, are offered great value for money within the accommodation. Although the accommodation is quite a walk from campus they do provide residents with a shuttle bus to allow them to get to lectures on time. As well as being self catered, the accommodation offers you a chance to meet your flatmates and socialise with others throughout your stay.
Wessex Hall, University of Reading
Best halls in the world , so sociable and much cheaper than other halls.
Receiving a 4.39 score, Wessex Hall is set in attractive parkland, conveniently located a few minutes’ walk away from the heart of Whiteknights campus. The hall is self-catered, providing an added social aspect to living there, an all of the rooms have recently been upgraded. This includes a newly renovated bar with pool table and 25-seat cinema.
Hazlerigg - Rutland, Loughborough University
This is the only hall on campus that actually feels like a family - being one of the smallest, everyone knows everyone.
Right at the centre of Loughborough University campus Hazlerigg scores an overall 4.37 for value for money according to their students. Many factors contribute to this including the location of the halls and accessibility. With large communal areas offering fantastic views and being within a 5-7 minute walk from any lecture hall and not far from the shuttle bus stop, Hazlerigg - Rutland is a great place to stay for those attending Loughborough University.
Cook and Llewellyn Mews, University of Exeter
The rooms are big with plenty of shelving and storage and you build a close community really quickly
Achieving an overall 4.36 value for money rating by residents, Cook Mews and Llewellyn Mews offers it's residents a self catered property. Smaller than some of the other accommodation options for the University of Exeter, Cook and Llewellyn Mews are surrounded by some beautiful areas with a 15 minute walk to campus
Truro Sheffield, Fresh Student Living
One of the cheapest accommodations yet best value for money,
Scoring 4.36 by students and alumni, Truro Works offers a truly unique and quirky experience. With a great atmosphere and a place that's full of character, Truro Works offers a variety of accommodation to suit the needs of its residents. Truro Works is one of the cheapest accommodations for Sheffield students with prices starting at just over £80 p/w
The Old Fire Station, Student Roost
This is a good apartment to live, clear environment and friendly staffs and worth and reasonable price.
The Old Fire Station scores 4.36 on our ratings and it's easy to see why. When students come and live at The Old Fire Station they automatically feel comfortable and choose to stay throughout their university life – it is a historic building full of character. There are great facilities on offer including 24/7 staff, a large and social communal room, spacious rooms and a great location not too far from all of Birmingham's Universities.
Parkside Halls, Teesside University
Good for making friends, okay for the money!
Rated 4.35 by students, Parkside Halls is the cheapest on our list with prices starting at just £58 a week. A former Maternity Ward, Parkside Halls offers a unique experience whilst offering modern facilities. Within walking distance from campus, Parkside is amazing value for money.