Find your student accommodation in Plymouth

Student Accommodation Plymouth

Join 20,000 students studying by the South Coast of Devon, in a city steeped in its maritime history. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Plymouth including student houses, flats and halls.

Student Properties in Plymouth

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Not sure what type of accommodation is right for you?

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 Plymouth as a student

There is an abundance of excellent private rented accommodation in Plymouth - the vast majority located near the main campus and city centre. With landlords competing for tenants, items such as satellite television, dishwashers and washing machines are becoming standard.

Here you will find details of Private rented accommodation offered by private landlords/letting agents in Plymouth including; student houses, student flats/apartments in Plymouth, bed-sits in Plymouth, larger housing schemes in Plymouth.

Plymouth Student Guide

Upon entering Plymouth, it’s easy to see that this is a city designed with student living in mind. With the university in the heart of the city, everything you need is just a short walk away.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Plymouth?

Most students look for shared housing in Plymouth 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 Plymouth?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Plymouth will cost you £97 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £140 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Plymouth?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Plymouth. 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 Mutley and Lipson.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Plymouth 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 Plymouth?

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 Plymouth. 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 Plymouth halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Plymouth will be £388.

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

All landlords and property manages in Plymouth 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.

Plymouth Universities

Plymouth is home to both Plymouth Marjon and The University of Plymouth.