Find your student accommodation in Chester

Student Accommodation Chester

Chester is an appealing and vibrant student destination with a well located university that is as easy on the eye as the city itself. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Chester including student houses, flats and halls.

Student Properties in Chester


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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 Chester as a student

Chester is home to the University of Chester, which welcomes over 15,000 students each year. The City is famous for its Roman origins and as an attractive and welcoming destination for students.

With students making up a large proportion of the city’s population it does have a healthy accommodation provision. There are over 53 halls of residence in the city, which include properties owned by the university and privately owned halls of residence. Many University halls offer full board as well as a self-catered option, while the private halls in Chester include the majority of the larger companies that successfully operate student accommodation across the UK.

Private halls in Chester provide students with a good range of options, from a standard en-suite room right through to larger studio suites, with a range of attractive amenities. In addition to the halls of residence there is a good range of other accommodation options. Shared houses are popular with students of the University of Chester that want to move on from halls and are particularly popular with groups of 4 or more friends. There is also a good supply of flats and apartments, often in a city centre location, for those that prefer a smaller place to live. This accommodation is typically managed by landlords or letting agents who specialise in student accommodation and there are many in Chester that have an excellent reputation.

If you are looking for more information about the city you can read our guides online. If you are ready to find accommodation, start your search on We have over 20 years experience of helping students find a place to live and we currently list a good choice of student accommodation. You can use our website to enquire directly with the accommodation or get in touch with our team to get some additional support.

Chester Student Guide

Chester is becoming increasingly popular for both students and the general public alike. With its gorgeous pubs, restaurants and events, it’s no wonder that more and more students are flocking to this historic city.

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Chester Universities

Chester is home to one major university.