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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
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

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About Durham Student Accommodation

Looking for affordable student accommodation in Durham? Prepare your lessons in the study spaces or chill down in the communal spaces. With Unilodgers, you get to choose from the widest range of student room options with amenities that will make university life better. Choose a comfortable and budget-friendly flat to live starting from £0 per week only on Unilodgers. Also, all the places of utility such as hospitals, banks, and supermarkets are just a short walk away! Here are the type of student housing available on Unilodgers:

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

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

Best known for the Norman Durham Cathedral, the enchanting Durham Castle, the lip-smacking European food, and Durham University, this city is easily one of the best cities for students to live in. Our student flats in Durham also have shared spaces for you to mingle around with new people. Watch a movie with your group at the cinema room, grill it up at the BBQ area or just hang loose at the lounge- many of our Durham university halls have all this to offer and more! Get ready to have the time of your life in Durham, one of the most livable cities in the world! Students from around the globe come to Durham for its top-notch universities, cultural diversity, exciting culinary scene, bountiful job market, and so much more.

Living in Durham as a Student

  • Cost of living: To give you an idea the monthly grocery bill for a student in Durham is around £70

  • Student-friendly locations: The student-friendly vibe St Margarets Garth, Gilesgate, Durham City Center will keep you busy with all the activities going around.

  • Rent for students: The cost of living in Durham is moderate to affordable, and with Unilodgers you need not worry about the amenities offered because they are included in the rent. Our student homes start from £0 and have offers up to £0.

Student Life in Durham

Enjoy a slew of takeaway eateries, fancy restaurants, and dessert parlours to fight off those sudden cravings. Shake off the shackles of academic stress and prepare to party hard at the numerous pubs and bars close to your student halls in Durham.

  • Museums and Culture: Explore the World Heritage sites of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, or spend a day visiting the Oriental Museum and the National Railway Museum to absorb the cultural heritage. 

  • Parks and Picnics: On a sunny day, you can head out to the Botanical Gardens, a perfect place to relax with your friends.

  • Shopping: For shopping you can check out the Riverwalk, Dalton Park, Durham Dales centre or Prince Bishops Shopping centre as they offer all brands in fashion and are dotted with quaint cafes and restaurants, where you can stop and grab a meal & drink.

  • Festivals: Durham is host to many festivals round the year like Durham Brass Festival which brings the city to life with classical and jazz performances by Brass Bands; the Durham Book Festival and Durham Regatta - which is all about boat racing, so make sure you don’t miss out!

  • Restaurants, Cafes and Bars: There is nothing like unwinding after an intense day of lectures with your friends over drinks and food; for this, you can head to bars & pubs like Osbournes, Market Tavern, Head of Steam and Cellar Door, only to name a few. For club nights there are numerous options within the city, the best being Klute, Loveshack, the Loft and Studio. Also, with Newcastle upon Tyne only 15 minutes away by train, you will never run out of options for a night out!

Student Travel in Durham

Durham is a picturesque city and has many attractions that you must visit as a student here.

  • Train: The railway station is only a short walk from the town centre, and the Cathedral Bus is an affordable way to get there. It is connected throughout the country to cities such as London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Manchester, making getting home to your family a breeze.

  • Bus: Durham's bus system covers almost everywhere you might want to go and runs fairly frequently. In Durham, one fare costs around £1.50. Several students prefer to take the National specific coaches for long-distance locomotives or buses.

Best Student Neighbourhoods in Durham

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I book my off-campus student accommodation in Durham?

Visit unilodgers.com, Select Durham as your city of choice. Browse the available off-campus student accommodations options, You can filter the results based on your preferences, such as location, price, room type, etc. Review the details of the accommodation, such as the room type, the rent, the facilities, etc. Press Book Now after you've selected  Fill in your personal and contact details, Choose your preferred payment method, Review and confirm the booking details and click on Book Now to complete the booking process. That’s it! You will receive a confirmation email with all the details of your booking.

Which are the most affordable student halls in Durham?

The affordability of student accommodation in Durham can vary and mostly depends on the location, type of room, and amenities offered. The ideal way to select affordable accommodation in your budget is to filter accommodation results by price and choose the one in your budget. However, here are some affordable student halls in Durham: The Village @ The Viaduct, St Margaret's Flats, Duresme Court, Ernest Place etc.

How much is the Cost of Living in Durham as a Student?

Average cost of living as a student in Durham is £850 to £1250 per month including accommodation, clothes and toiletries, utilities, food, transportation, and other expenses. Moreover, this cost can vary widely depends on your lifestyle and how much you spend on entertainment, social activities and other non-essential items. To help keep your costs low, most of the students choose to live in shared accommodation, cook their meals at home, and prefer to use public transportation.

How to find a flat in Durham?

To find the best student flats in Durham that have everything you want and fits your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent.

Where do international students live when studying in Durham?

Majority of international students in Durham typically live in off-campus student accommodations, residence halls, private accommodations, flats, student lets, and apartments. It is important to plan in advance and research with Unilodgers.com the different student living options available to ensure a smooth transition to life in Durham. 

When should I book a student room in Durham for the tenancy starting in September?

It's advisable to start looking for student accommodations in Durham 6 months before your desired move-in date in September. The demand for student rooms in Durham is always high during September, so the ideal time to book a room of your choice is between January and February.

What is the exact meaning of dual occupancy student accommodation?

Dual Occupancy is where a studio is shared between 2 students, where they will have either 2 single or one double bed with a designated study area, shared common spaces such as the bathroom, kitchen, and living room with their roommate. Dual occupancy student accommodations are designed for students looking for a cost-effective and sociable housing option while studying.

How can I get private student accommodation in Durham?

Visit the unilodgers.com website and create an account. Search for private student accommodation in Durham by entering the city. Browse through the available options and read the description and amenities of each property. Choose a property that meets your requirements and budget and click on the Book Now button. Fill in the required details and make a payment. That's it. In case of any concerns, you can contact the Unilodgers customer support team for assistance.

How can I pay for my student housing in Durham?

Unilodgers accept credit and debit cards. If we need to pay directly to the property then we accept various payment methods, including credit/debit card, PayPal, bank transfer, and others as per their respective payment policy. It is advisable to read the terms and conditions of the payment options before making a payment.

Am I allowed to pay my Durham student accommodation rent in installments?

Yes! With Unilodgers, you may pay your Durham student housing rent in installments. The number of installments varies according to accommodation. Before making a payment, it is best to read the terms and conditions of the payment methods.

Can my parents or guardian stay with me in my student room in Durham at the beginning?

Some Durham student accommodations allow parents or guardians to stay for a limited number of days, while others do not. So it differs per accommodation. Each student housing in Durham has its own set of rules and restrictions for international students who come to stay there. Unilodgers recommends that you verify with the provider or contact our customer service team for further information.

Is it mandatory to have a guarantor to book my overseas student accommodation in Durham?

It is not mandatory for all UK accommodation to have a UK based guarantor to book your overseas student accommodation. Some properties require a guarantor while others do not. It is advisable to check terms and conditions of individual properties. 

What are the different types of student rooms available?

Unilodgers.com offers various types of student rooms to accommodate the needs and preferences of students such as private rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, studio apartments, deluxe rooms, luxury apartments, cluster flats etc. It's advisable to check the website accommodation page or contact the customer support team for detailed info. 

Am I allowed to see the property before moving in?

Yes! You can see the property via virtual tours or in-person viewings before moving in with UniLodgers.com. But it varies and depends on the property and location. Advisable to check with the UniLodgers team for the options available or not for the specific property.

Is it good to live in a dorm to achieve better academic outcomes?

Based on research and studies, it has been proved that living in a dorm can lead to better academic outcomes. Because dormitories offer students an organized living environment, which promotes time management and study habits. Students also get opportunities to interact with other students from diverse backgrounds, fostering the development of critical thinking skills and chances to build new relationships. However, it is important to note that living in a dorm is not the only way to achieve better academic outcomes, some other individual factors such as study habits, motivation, and support from family and friends also play a vital role.

What if I don’t like my off-campus student accommodation after moving in?

Unilodgers always do their best to meet students' requirements, comfort, and preferences. Still, if the student has any specific concerns related to his/her off-campus accommodation, They can reach out to the provider and ask them to resolve the issues. Or They can opt-in for cancellation as per the policies. Cancellation policies depend on the provider and vary from accommodation to accommodation. 

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

On average, houses for rent in Durham are for about £130 a week. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just £99 per week. 

What is the best area to stay in Durham?

Durham has many aesthetically pleasing and relaxed neighborhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in.The most popular neighborhoods in Durham is Gilesgate. From bars for night outs with friends to museums and galleries for some extra intellect, it’s all here around these localities.

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Durham?

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

What’s the best mode of transportation in Durham? 

The best way to get around Durham is to hop on a bus. It is the most cost-effective way for students to get around Durham city, to and from University or College, shopping, or even for a well-deserved night out. All our student halls in Durham are located close to public transit for a hassle-free commute.

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

Many of our student apartments inDurham 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?

All our accommodations offer WiFi at no extra cost while some might include it in the rent. For details, you can check the property pages.

Are these accommodations secure?

Our student rooms in Durham 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 Durham 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.