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Universities close to Roath


Roath Park


Cardiff Metropolitan University Cyncoed Campus


Roath Recreation Ground


Roath Brook Gardens


Cardiff University


Roath Park


Cardiff Metropolitan University Cyncoed Campus


Roath Recreation Ground


Roath Brook Gardens


Cardiff University


About student living in Roath


Roath is a well-connected area to the northeast of Cardiff city centre. Student accommodation in Roath is just a thirty-minute walk away from the Cardiff Metropolitan University Cyncoed Campus. It also takes just half an hour on the bus to get to Cardiff University from Roath.


Student houses in Roath are surrounded by lots of pleasant green spaces. Roath Park is the perfect place to go to explore the rose gardens and the rockery or take a stroll around the rockery. Or you can head to Roath Pleasure Gardens to soak in the atmosphere or wander over to Roath Recreation Ground to play some sports.

Food and Drink

There are plenty of restaurants, pubs, and cafes close to student housing in Cardiff’s Roath. Waterloo Tea and Penylan Pantry are great spots to grab a coffee from before lectures. For delicious Indian cuisine, head to Lake Spice, or for a tasty takeaway try Penylan Fish Bar. Claude is also the perfect place for a drink with friends.


There’s lots to get stuck into when you live in student houses in Roath, Cardiff. You can do some laps of the pool at Cardiff Met Swimming Pool or use the many facilities at The Gym Group in the area. You can even take a class at Crossfit Cardiff or watch some live music at The Globe.


There are lots of shops close to student accommodation in Roath, Cardiff. You can get all your groceries and essentials from Sainsbury’s or Morrison’s. Or, head over to Matalan or Curry’s to grab anything else you might need.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Roath

Is Roath a student area?

Student houses in Roath are popular as the area is conveniently located near the Cardiff Metropolitan University Cyncoed campus.

What is Roath, Cardiff, like?

Roath is a vibrant area with lots of bars, restaurants, pubs, and cafes, as well as lots of green spaces to enjoy. As a result, student accommodation in Roath is in high demand every year.

Is Roath safe?

You should feel secure living in student houses in Roath, Cardiff, as the area is generally considered to be safe.

Where is Roath in Cardiff?

Roath is located to the northeast of Cardiff city centre, close to Cathays.

Does Cardiff Metropolitan University provide accommodation?

Cardiff Metropolitan University has halls of residence on both Cyncoed and Plas Gwyn campus, as well as relationships with private halls close to campus. Typically, students will live in these halls in their first year before moving into private student accommodation in Roath and the surrounding areas.

Where do students live in Cardiff?

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

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Roath 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 Roath 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 Roath 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.

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