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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

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About Student Accommodation in Cardiff

Looking for a modern student housing in Cardiff? With Unilodgers, you get to choose from 10000+ student rooms options with amenities that will make university life better. Living in the capital of Wales needs you to live in style, and with Unilodgers you will find budget-friendly apartments starting from £105 per week. Types of student rooms in Cardiff:

  • Shared rooms: Students share a bathroom, kitchen, and common space

  • Private rooms: Offer a personal study space and shared common kitchen and living room

  • Studio flats: All studio student accommodation offers complete privacy with a sleeping area, study space, bathroom, and kitchen

  • Entire flat: Offers a bedroom, study space, ensuite bathroom, and wardrobe

The beautiful city of Cardiff is home to extravagant castles, euphoric bays and some of the best universities like Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. It's a city that's a mix of modern development and historical artefacts from a historical perspective. Alternative music nights and festivals abound, such as S?n, which has hosted the likes of Beirut, The Cribs, and Alt J in the past. Cardiff is small enough that most clubs and bars are within walking distance of one another, but large enough that you still feel like you're in a big city. Delve into the mysteries of Cardiff Castle, enjoy a day out at the Cardiff Bay or indulge in a refreshing walk at the riverside gardens of Bute Park- anyhow you’re sure to have the best time in this city!   

Living in Cardiff as a Student

  • Cost of living: With all the amenities included in rent, the cost of living for students in Cardiff comes to added and luxury expenses. To give you an idea a domestic beer is for 3.50 £

  • Student-friendly locations: Each area has unique qualities, but all offer excellent student halls choices close to various schools.

  • Rent for students: With Unilodgers you need not worry about the rent and amenities. Our affordable flats to rent in Cardiff starts from £105 and have offers up to £1000.

Student Life in Cardiff

Apart from the usual Oceana and Revs, Cardiff has a plethora of independent clubs and bars.

  • Sports: The Millennium sports stadium for those rugby days,  Ninian Park football ground is the home turf of Cardiff City Football Club

  • Shopping: Cardiff Fashion Quarter in Womanby Street is a place hosting to 20+ independent stores of handmade gifts and vintage clothes

  • Restaurants, Cafes and Bars: You can socialize over drinks and food with your friends at bars like Bar Billabong, Gassy Jacks, the Taf and the End and you must at least once do the famous Cardiff Pub Crawl. There are more than plenty nightclubs around the city with the Lash, Walkabout, Come Play and Fun Factory being popular choices for epic student nights.

  • History and Culture: At Cardiff, there is much history and culture to absorb, you could spend a day visiting the beautiful castles in the city - Cardiff Castle, Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch or museums such as the National Museum of Cardiff and St. Fagans National History Museum. You could also plan a day of white water rafting right in the city at the Cardiff International White Water (CIWW).

The Cardiff Bay is a popular hangout for students as it offers everything from boat rides around the bay; an ice skating rink and theatres to a vast variety of restaurants, cafes and boutiques. You will have more than ample choices to choose from when it comes to shopping since Cardiff is called the City of Arcades with the biggest concentration of indoor shopping arcades in all of the UK and; the St. David's shopping centre is one of the largest in the UK.

Student Travel in Cardiff

  • Cycling: There are numerous bike lanes throughout the city, as well as places to lock your bike in both our student housings and near university buildings

  • Bus: Cardiff bus service provide comprehensive service to all major location. The minimum bus fare is somewhere close to £1.80

  • Taxi: Even if you don't have enough money for a taxi, you can still get home safely using Walk The Safe Taxi Scheme

So, what are you waiting for? Put on your party shoes and flip the switch to party mode for your stay in Cardiff.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the average rent for student accommodation in Cardiff?

Student accommodation Cardiff comes in all shapes, sizes, and budgets! The average rent for homes in Cardiff is around £130 per week. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just £99 per week. 

How can I find affordable student accommodation in Cardiff?
 

To find houses to rent in Cardiff that have everything you want and fit your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent. 

What are some of the most popular neighbourhoods for students in Cardiff?
 

Cardiff has many chic, trendy neighbourhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in. There are a lot of perfect student neighbourhoods in Cardiff! Some neighbourhoods that you absolutely have to check out are Cathays, Adamsdown and Splott, and Cardiff Bay.

What are the different types of student accommodation available in Cardiff?

When it comes to private student accommodation in Cardiff, the choices just don’t stop coming! You can book anything from shared and private rooms in shared apartments where you can socialize with roomies to entire studio flats and apartments just for you.

Does Unilodgers have short-term stays in Cardiff?

Yes, some of the student accommodation in Cardiff on Unilodgers do offer short-term stays. You can filter these accommodations using the Tenancy Duration filter and find what you’re looking for.

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Cardiff?

Yes, we have a lot of great value deals and bonus add-ons available with our student homes in Cardiff. For details, you can visit the property page and look at the offers listed. 

What’s the best mode of transportation in Cardiff?

Hiring or buying a bicycle is an ideal way to get around the city because a lot of student accommodations have bike storage and the roads in Cardiff are great for cycling. You can also always use the buses to get around the city. The bus routes in the city are amazing and you can get anywhere in the city using them.

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Cardiff?

Many of our Cardiff properties are covered under Unilodgers’ Pandemic Shield, which protects you from any COVID-related uncertainties. The features of Pandemic Shield include deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, and more. For accurate details on what Pandemic Shield facilities are offered at a particular property, you can refer to the property page. Alternatively, you can use the Pandemic Shield filter options to shortlist properties that offer the facilities you are looking for. 

Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?

Many of our student housing in Cardiff offer WiFi at no extra cost or include it in the rent. For details, you can check the property pages.

Are these accommodations secure?
 

Our student flats in Cardiff ensure your security with features like CCTV and secure door entry. Many of them also have on-site staff to keep you safe. You can find specific details about security features on individual property pages.

What all is included in the rent?
 

Many Cardiff accommodations include utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer WiFi and insurance at no extra cost. However, for specific rent inclusions, please refer to the property pages.