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Student accommodation in Exeter City Centre, Exeter

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Universities close to Exeter City Centre


Exeter Castle


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Exeter Central


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University of Exeter


Exeter Castle


Guildhall Shopping Centre


Exeter Central


Exeter Corn Exchange


University of Exeter


About student living in Exeter City Centre


Exeter city centre is a well-connected area. It only takes fifteen minutes to walk from student accommodation in Exeter city centre to the University of Exeter. Plus, if you study at St Luke’s Campus, you can walk there in just ten minutes. As the city centre is home to Exeter Central train station, a coach station, and several bus stops, it’s easy to travel around the wider city or pop home for the weekend too.


You’ll see lots of impressive sites and monuments when you live in Exeter city centre. Both Exeter Cathedral and Exeter Castle are just a short walk away from student houses in Exeter city centre. There are two beautiful gardens to explore in the grounds of Exeter Castle: Northenhay Gardens and Rougemont Gardens. The grounds are a perfect place to go for a relaxing stroll.

Food and Drink

Exeter city centre is packed with restaurants, bars, and pubs. Tuck into a delicious breakfast at Brody’s Breakfast Bistro or enjoy some chicken at eat the bird. Head to The Old Firehouse or The Stand Off for a perfect pint, or savour a cocktail on the rooftop at The Terrace. You’ll never be short of options when you live in student housing in Exeter city centre.


There’s lots to get stuck into close to student houses in Exeter city centre. You can browse the exhibitions at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery. Or, watch a live performance at the Exeter Corn Exchange or Barnfield Theatre. You can also watch the latest film releases at Vue Cinema.


Student houses in Exeter city centre are perfect for shopping lovers as the area is packed with high street stores, charity shops, and independent boutiques. You can also browse the many stores at Guildhall Shopping Centre or Princesshay.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Exeter City Centre

Is Exeter city centre a student area?

Exeter city centre is a popular student area as it is well-connected and conveniently located close to the University of Exeter. As a result, student houses in Exeter are in high demand every year.

Is Exeter city centre a nice place to live?

Exeter city centre is a great place to live, with lots of restaurants, bars, pubs, and shops to enjoy. It is also home to several impressive and historic monuments, including Exeter Castle and Exeter Cathedral.

Is Exeter city centre safe?

Exeter is generally considered to be quite a safe city. You should feel safe living in student accommodation in Exeter city centre, as long as you take sensible precautions.

How far is Exeter train station from the city centre?

Exeter Central train station is less than half a kilometre from the very centre of Exeter. You can walk there in less than ten minutes.

Where do students live in Exeter?

Students don’t just live in one area in Exeter. They tend to be spread across the city depending on their accommodation preferences and budgets. However, generally, students will live in student houses in Exeter city centre, Heavitree, Mount Pleasant, St Davids, St James, and St Leonards.

Does the University of Exeter provide accommodation?

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

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter.

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