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Student Accommodation Caerphilly

A historic Welsh town which is close to Cardiff and its Universities.Find your student accommodation right here.

Student Properties in Caerphilly

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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Spare room
  • A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.

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Living in Caerphilly as a student

Known for its cheese and close proximity to Cardiff and Newport, Caerphilly is an important commuter town and home to some of Cardiff’s 75,000 students from Cardiff University, University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Cardiff, the nearest university city, has a wide range of accommodation options available to students, with more than 25 halls, some of which belong to one or more of Cardiff’s universities. Private sector is, of course, present too, with newly built, modern halls by the nation’s top providers.

Students can expect a wide range of options when choosing a room, including full board, self-catered, en-suite, studios, shared bathroom facilities, with special provisions for LGBT+ students and Welsh speakers. Private halls offer an attractive array of amenities and social venues with recreation spaces conveniently located nearby. A good range of other accommodation options is also available. If a life in a large city isn’t for you, though, sharing a flat or a house with a group of 4 or more friends in the beautiful Caerphilly would be a fantastic choice. Surrounded by beautiful, green hills, protected by its ancient Roman fort, Caerphilly will be a safe bet for a pleasant tenancy in a flat or a house. Lower prices than those in Cardiff’s city centre, in addition to a 13 minute commute from Caerphilly Station to Cardiff make this town a perfect choice for students wanting to balance study, closeness to nature and party. Caerphilly’s wide choice of properties is offered by professionals such as letting agents or directly by landlords, and there are many in Caerphilly that have an excellent reputation.

For more information have a look at our substantial online guides. If and when you are ready to start looking for your new student home, go to With a variety of student accommodation currently on offer and over 20 years of experience in helping you find your dream uni accommodation, you will surely find what you need on our site. When searching with us you can get directly in contact with the accommodation you choose—no unnecessary intermediaries—or get additional support from our experienced team of specialists who are always ready & happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Caerphilly? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

When is the best time to look for accommodation in Caerphilly?

Most students look for shared housing in Caerphilly from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.

How much does student accommodation cost in Caerphilly?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Caerphilly will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £168 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

What is the best way to search for accommodation in Caerphilly?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Caerphilly. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including City Centre and Near University.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Caerphilly the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.

Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Caerphilly?

Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Caerphilly. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

How much do I have to pay for a deposit?

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Caerphilly halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Caerphilly will be £344.

How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?

All landlords and property manages in Caerphilly are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.

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