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Universities close to St Dunstan's


The Unicorn Inn


Canterbury West Station


Victoria Recreation Ground


Canterbury Christ Church University


University of Kent


The Unicorn Inn


Canterbury West Station


Victoria Recreation Ground


Canterbury Christ Church University


University of Kent


About student living in St Dunstan's


St Dunstan’s is a conveniently located area in Canterbury, just a ten-minute walk away from the city centre. You can get from student houses in St Dunstan’s to the University of Kent in less than ten minutes on the bus, or walk to Canterbury Christ Church University in twenty minutes. It’s also only a five-minute walk to Canterbury West train station, making it easy to get around the wider city.


There are lots of pleasant green spaces close to student accommodation in St Dunstan’s. Enjoy the beautiful scenery by the river at Westgate Gardens or head over to Victoria Recreation Ground to hang out with friends in the sun or play some sports.

Food and Drink

Student accommodation in Canterbury’s St Dunstan’s is close to lots of pubs, restaurants, and bars. Tuck into some brunch at The Refectory Kitchen or enjoy traditional Mexican dishes at Cafe Des Amis. In the evening, you can grab a drink with friends at one of the many pubs in the area, including The Monument, The Unicorn Inn, and The West Gate Inn.


There’s lots to get stuck into close to student houses in St Dunstan’s. Explore the artifacts at Westgate Towers Museum, or enjoy the city views from their viewpoint. You could even take part in their escape room experience. Or, if you fancy getting competitive, round up a group of friends and head to The Unicorn every Sunday to take part in their pub quiz.


When you live in student accommodation in Canterbury’s St Dunstan’s you can buy all your essentials and groceries from the Sainsbury’s nearby. You can also browse for interesting finds in the selection of independent stores in the area.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation St Dunstan’s has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in St Dunstan’s to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in St Dunstan’s and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in St Dunstan's

Is St Dunstan’s, Canterbury, a student area?

As student houses in St Dunstan’s are within walking distance of both the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, the area is very popular with students.

Where is St Dunstan’s in Canterbury?

St Dunstan’s is an area slightly to the northeast of Canterbury city centre.

Is St Dunstan’s safe?

You should feel secure living in student accommodation in St Dunstan’s as the area is generally considered to be safe.

Is St Dunstan’s a nice place to live?

St Dunstan’s is a great place to live, with a convenient location, efficient transport links, and lots of pubs and restaurants to enjoy. As a result, student houses in St Dunstan’s are in high demand every year.

Does the University of Kent provide accommodation?

The University of Kent provides over 5,000 rooms on its Canterbury campus, as well as over 1,000 rooms at Pier Quay near its Medway campus. Typically students will live in these halls in their first year, before moving into private student accommodation in St Dunstan’s and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Canterbury?

As there are two universities in Canterbury, students tend to live all over the city. Generally, they will live in student houses in St Dunstan’s, Northgate, Hales Place, Canterbury city centre, Barton, and Wincheap.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in St Dunstan’s are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in St Dunstan’s can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in St Dunstan’s are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Canterbury.

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