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Cardiff Central Station


Principality Stadium


Clwb Ifor Bach


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Cardiff University


Cardiff Central Station


Principality Stadium


Clwb Ifor Bach


Queens Arcade


Cardiff University


About student living in Cardiff City Centre


Cardiff city centre is very centrally located with lots of convenient transport links. Student accommodation in Cardiff city centre is a ten-minute bus ride or a fifteen-minute walk away from Cardiff University. Cardiff Central train station and Cardiff Queen Street train station are also in the area so it’s extremely easy to get around the wider city.


Student houses in Cardiff city centre are close to lots of green spaces and impressive monuments. Be sure to take a walk around Cardiff Castle and the Castle Green. You can also take a walk around Friary Gardens and take in the beautiful scenery.

Food and Drink

Cardiff city centre is packed with exciting places to eat and drink. Head to Steak of the Art for delicious steak dishes, or Giggling Squid for tasty Thai cuisine. The Dead Canary is the perfect place for a cocktail, while Tiny Rebel is a great spot for a beer and a burger. If you fancy a drink with friends, you can’t go wrong with Scaredy Cats or Porter’s. When you live in Cardiff city centre student accommodation, you’ll be spoilt for choice.


You’ll never get bored living in student accommodation in Cardiff city centre as you’ll be surrounded by things to do. Head to Principality Stadium to watch live sport or music, or catch a play at the New Theatre. Round up a group of friends and enjoy a game of mini-golf at Treetop Adventure Golf, or watch a film at Cineworld. And who could forget the clubs in the city centre? Head to Popworld, Clwb Ifor Bach, or The Live Lounge for a great night out.


If you love a shopping spree, student houses in Cardiff city centre will be perfect for you. Browse the many highstreet stores at Capitol Cardiff, Queens Arcade, Morgan Quarter, or Castle Quarter shopping centres. Or explore the Cardiff Market and hunt for some bargains. You can also find lots of interesting independent shops in the city centre.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Cardiff City Centre

Is Cardiff city centre a student area?

As Cardiff city centre student accommodation is so close to Cardiff University, the area is very popular with students. The thriving nightlife also helps to attract students to the city centre.

Is Cardiff city centre safe?

Like most busy city centres, Cardiff does have a slightly higher crime rate. However, you should feel safe living in student accommodation in Cardiff city centre as long as you take sensible precautions like securing your property when you leave and walking with others at night.

What is there to do in Cardiff city centre?

There is lots to do in Cardiff city centre as the area is rich with historic and cultural attractions as well as offering a buzzing nightlife and range of entertainment options. As a result, student houses in Cardiff city centre are in high demand every year.

Where is Cardiff city centre?

Cardiff city centre is in the middle of Cardiff, bordered by Cooper’s Field, Newtown, Cathays Park, and Tredegarville.

Does Cardiff University provide accommodation?

Cardiff University has lots of different halls of residence. Typically, students will live in these halls in their first year before moving into private student accommodation in Cardiff city centre and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Cardiff?

Students don’t just live in one area in Cardiff, as there are four universities in the city. They tend to be spread across the city, living in student houses in Cardiff city centre, Cathays, Heath, and Roath.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Cardiff city centre 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 Cardiff city centre 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 Cardiff city centre 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 Cardiff.

Latest student property news in Cardiff

Unite Students Sells Six Properties for £184 Million to PGIM Real Estate
Unite Students Sells Six Properties for £184 Million to PGIM Real Estate
Unite Students sells six properties for £184 million, reallocating capital to focus on key university markets.
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