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St Giles Studios

Studio Flat

110 Gilesgate, Durham DH1 1JA, UK Distance From University

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About St Giles Studios

St Giles Studios: The walkthrough

St Giles Studios feels like home, right from the moment you walk in. Close to all the Durham University Colleges. This amazing student accommodation is designed in a comfy, homely manner but with top-of-the-line facilities.

The St Giles Studios Durham offers several studio flat choices at affordable prices, making perfect options available depending on your requirements. With all your bills included in the rent, you won’t have anything on your mind as you enjoy a stunning stay in Durham.

We love a lil extra

The amenities are plentiful here at St Giles Studios. Along with the usual amenities you see,  there are some extras to make your stay even more comfortable.

  • Free Content Insurance

  • Parking

  • Common Room

  • On-site Laundry Facilities

  • Study Lounge

Know thy neighbourhood

This student accommodation is located in a quaint neighbourhood located close to the Durham City Centre. Along with a quiet neighbourhood, the hustle and bustle of the city centre is just a short walk away.

  • Prince Bishops Shopping Centre - 16-minute walk

  • Sainsbury’s Local - 2-minute walk

  • University Hospital of North Durham - 5-minute drive

  • Clayport Library - 16-minute walk

  • Barclays Bank - 16-minute walk

  • Durham Castle - 20-minute walk

Wheeling your way around Durham

The beautiful town of Durham is connected through several bus links. With stations close to your student accommodation, you can take a chance to explore the town whenever you want. The train station is also close by. Sorted, eh?

  • Sunderland Road Bus Stop - 1-minute walk

  • Magdalene Street Bus Stop - 2-minute walk

  • Durham Train Station - 5-minute drive

Living it up at St Giles Studios

No University experience is complete without parties and those lit nights out. St Giles Studios is located close to some of the best bars, pubs, restaurants, and cafes that Durham has to offer for a truly unforgettable time at University.

  • Pubs and Bars - The Queens Head - 0.1 miles, The Shoes - 0.1 miles, The Woodman Inn - 0.4 miles

  • Restaurants - La Piazza - 0.4 miles, Lebaneat Express - 0.1 miles, Tias - 0.7 miles

  • Cafes - Vennels Cafe - 0.8 miles, Flat White Cafe - 0.8 miles, The Cafe - 0.8 miles

The best way to live while studying at Durham University is living at St Giles Studios. Hurry and book your room today! Do we recommend it? Absobloodylutely!

Pandemic Shield: Features and Measures

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Common area cleaning

Deep cleaning available

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Close to City Centre

Close to Universities

On-site Events

On-Site Laundry Facilities


Secure Door Entry

Price also includes

Electricity Bill

Gas Bill

Water Bill


Book Your Room in St Giles Studios

Studio Flat(5 types to choose from)

Distance from University
St Giles Studios
Payment Info

Deposit Fees:

£49 - £250 to confirm the booking (Refundable at the end of tenancy)

Rent Payments:

Pay in Full (14 days prior to your contract start date) (If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor)
Pay in 3 instalments, due in September, January and April (UK based guarantor required)
Other instalment options may be available.

Mode of Payment:

Pay using a debit card or a credit card (1.5% surcharge) online, over the phone or at the reception
Pay via direct debit or bank transfer

Booking Info

Updates to Policy

Please note that if a university lease or nomination agreement is in place, then the cancellation policy of the relevant university will take precedence over this policy, and the clauses within the agreement apply. 

Tenancy Agreement 

The tenancy agreement is a legal contract between the tenant and property. The tenancy agreement is for a fixed term and the student (and guarantor) are liable for the full term of that agreement unless and until express written release is granted. 

The usual Termination of Student Tenancy Policy applies for all cancellation requests that are not EXPLICITLY related to the COVID-19 (Corona virus) outbreak. 

Initial Cancellation Period -A student can cancel a tenancy agreement for up to 14 days after the date the booking is confirmed (the Initial Cancellation Period). For bookings made from 1st August to 30th September ahead of the academic year the booking is for, the Initial Cancellation Period reduces to 7 days. We will refund the full security deposit (£50 to £250). £20 will be deducted from the refunded amount to cover any international bank charges for deposit refunds made to non-UK banks. 

Outside Initial Cancellation Period- If a student wishes to cancel outside of the Initial Cancellation Period, and the cancellation reason is EXPLICITLY related to COVID-19, then the following applies: 

20-21 Course which is reliant on IELTS/Pre-sessional If the student is a prospective first year Undergraduate or Postgraduate student and the offer of a place at the University or Higher Education Institute in the UK is subject to completing and passing an IELTS (or equivalent) in the UK or in the student’s country of origin, and this is unable to be completed because the IELTS (or equivalent) is withdrawn entirely, the student may be eligible to be released from this agreement. 

The student must provide written evidence that the course is no longer taking place at all within 3 days of being notified and we will release the student from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid.

The student must provide written evidence that the course start date has been delayed within 3 days of being notified and we may then adjust the contract accordingly. 

Travel Ban If the student is unable to travel to or enter the UK due to a restriction on leaving their country of origin, or a restriction on entering the UK which means they cannot arrive in time to start their course, the student may be eligible to be released from this agreement, subject to evidence being provided of a formal travel ban being in place. 

There must be a specific government ban in place at the start date of the student’s course that prevents the student coming to, or entering the UK in time to start their course, and there must be no realistic prospect of a delayed course start date. 


If the course start date in the UK is formally delayed by the University or Higher Education Institute, the student may be eligible for a reduction in the 20-21 tenancy length, and start the tenancy later.
The student must provide either written evidence that the course start date has been delayed within 3 days of being notified by the education institute, or this must be publicly available and formally announced by the University, the contract may be adjusted accordingly.
If a tenancy agreement is adjusted, the reduction in tenancy length will be by a maximum of the length of the formal delay to teaching unless specifically stated otherwise. Some properties may have a maximum length of delay.

Regular Policy

You can cancel your booking up to 14 days after you accept your offer or pay your deposit (the Initial Cancellation Period) providing you have not already moved into the property and we will refund your security deposit in full.

If you are outside the 14-days cool off period, you may cancel, but are required to find a replacement tenant. Until a suitable replacement is found, you may not be released from the tenancy agreement and are liable to pay the rent.

If you do not meet the grades of the university you initially applied to OR fail to receive a VISA, you may be released from the contract and receive a refund of your deposit provided you provide the documents as a proof of this within 2 working days of the results. In case of University rejection, evidence can be a written rejection letter from the University/College/UCAS, or a screenshot of the customer’s UCAS status along with the results, etc. In case of VISA rejection, evidence can be a copy of the letter from the Home Office or other official Visa issuing body as well as a letter from the university, sponsor or institution where they were supposed to be studying. It must clearly show the student’s full name, address and date of issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who cleans the room and communal area?

The students are responsible for their own rooms and communal kitchen within the flat. All other rooms and communal areas are cleaned by the site cleaner. 

Q. Which room types are suitable for double occupancy?

Some studios are suitable for double occupancy. 

Q. How much is the booking fee and what happens to it?

We charge a booking fee from £150 to £250 which will turn into your deposit once you’ve moved in.

Q. Can I choose who to live with?

We take booking preferences very seriously and take great pride in being able to accommodate these in most cases. There is a preference box on the booking form which allows the student to put any preferences they might have, for example friends they wish to live with, location of room within the building, same sex cluster flats. We always do our best to accommodate these preferences, if for whatever reason we can’t fulfil them we will always try to achieve one or two and notify the student if they aren’t possible.

Q. Can I book a flat with my friends?

Yes, you can book a flat with your friends and specific schemes do sometimes run group booking promotion throughout the year. Please check with the site for more information.

Q. Am I allowed to have guests?

Yes. It is your home so you are allowed to have guests visiting you. Generally speaking, we offer a maximum stay of 3 days with no additional charge. Extensive stay is not allowed.

Q. Do you provide female-only accommodation?

We do provide female only accommodation in some of our schemes but not always possible to accommodation. Please speak to the site team to find out more information.

Q. What shall I bring with me?

We’ve come up with a handy list of things for you take to University, click here for more information.

Q. What’s provided in the bedroom? Do I need to bring my own bedding?

Facilities and features can vary from scheme to scheme. Typically you are provided with a bed, a study with a desk and a chair, book shelves, wardrobe and plenty of storage. Bedding is not provided with each room as most of our students prefer to bring their own, however you can order bedding and kitchen utensils from our friends UniKitOut to be delivered to your room prior to your move in.

Q. Can I bring my own electrical, i.e. rice cooker?

We do not advise our students to bring your own cooking electrical for health and safety reasons. 

Q. Can you arrange airport pick up service?

We are more than happy to arrange airport pick up service for you. All you need to let us know is your name, arrival date and time, flight number and we arrange the transport for you. Please ensure you have enough UK Sterling to pay the taxi fare.

Q. What time can I arrive?

This depends on the scheme you will be living in. Please contact the accommodation team via the online contact form or email the site directly.

Q. I have booked a room but failed to obtain a visa, can I cancel my booking?

Yes you are entitled to cancel your booking but we will need you to provide proof for this.

Q. What are the payment options for international students?

For schemes in England, you can choose to pay the full amount or alternatively you can also pay in instalments. For the latter, you will need to provide a UK guarantor or use our guarantor service provided by our friend HousingHand.

For schemes in Scotland, the maximum required payment in advance is 6 months payment. Please speak to the site team if you wish to pay the full amount.?

Q. What are my options if I don’t get on with other flatmates?

If you don’t get on with your flatmates, we can help you to sort things out and try to get you to see each other’s point of view.

Q. Are there social events organised for the residents?

We want our community to suit you. We don’t force you to come to parties but we welcome you to come to our events over the year and if you have suggestions for us - even better!

Q. Can I move in before my contract starts?

It is possible but it depends on each scheme. We would advise you to check with the accommodation team before you make any arrangement.

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