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Student accommodation in Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle

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Universities close to Newcastle City Centre


Northumbria University




Newcastle University


The Gate


Newcastle Train Station


Northumbria University




Newcastle University


The Gate


Newcastle Train Station


About student living in Newcastle City Centre


Student accommodation in Newcastle city centre is less than a ten-minute walk from both Northumbria University and Newcastle University. The area is extremely well-connected with lots of public transport links. With Newcastle train station, Central metro station and a wide network of buses running through the city centre, it's quick and easy to get around wider Newcastle.


Newcastle city centre is a beautiful urban area, with lots to explore. Stroll through the streets and you'll come across impressive architectural feats, like Grey’s Monument. There are also plenty of green spaces to enjoy. Head to Leazes Park to enjoy the vast open space and relax by the lake. Close to student houses in Newcastle, Leazes Park is the ideal place to hang out and unwind with friends.

Food and Drink

With so many options for food and drink in the area, you'll be spoilt for choice living in Newcastle city centre student accommodation. For some hearty British grub, head to The Broad Chare, a friendly and traditional English pub. Chinatown is home to the best Chinese food in Newcastle, while Dabbawal serves up authentic Mumbai street food that's ideal for sharing. Or, if you fancy a taste of the Mediterranean Pani's Cafe offers delicious Sardinian options at very reasonable prices. Of course, Newcastle city centre also offers a brilliant selection of bars and pubs. For tasty cocktails and a brilliant night out, try Banyan, 97 & Social or Alvino's.


Newcastle city centre is a diverse area with lots to explore. Catch some live music at O2 City Hall Newcastle or get stuck into the latest flicks at Tyneside Cinema. If you're looking for some culture, there are plenty of museums and art galleries in the area. And who could forget Newcastle's lively nightlife? Known for being affordable, thriving, and never boring, there are tons of clubs to choose from in Newcastle city centre. Enjoy the £1 at Skint Thursdays at The Point or see if you can spot the Geordie Shore crowd at Bijoux while you enjoy three ‘trebs’ for just £5!


There's a varied shopping scene in Newcastle city centre. For a serious shopping spree, head to The Gate shopping centre or Eldon Square, where you can find all the high street shops you love. If you take a stroll through the streets, you'll also find plenty of hidden gems, from independent boutiques to affordable charity shops. Don't miss Grainger Market, where you can find locally inspired and handmade products across 60 stalls. Offering everything from retro games to scented candles, as well as a wide selection of street food and fresh produce, you can spend hours browsing there.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Newcastle City Centre

Is Newcastle city centre a student area?

As it's home to Newcastle University and Northumbria University, Newcastle city centre is a lively and thriving student area. Student houses in Newcastle city centre are extremely popular every year.

Is Newcastle train station near the city centre?

Newcastle train station is located in the city centre, making it easy and convenient to get around.

Is Newcastle city centre safe?

While Newcastle city centre has a higher crime rate than other areas in the city, this is primarily because of the centrality and popularity of the area. As long as you take sensible precautions, you should feel perfectly safe living in Newcastle city centre student accommodation.

Is Newcastle city centre a nice place to live?

Newcastle city centre is a vibrant and exciting place to live. Packed with culture, beautiful architecture, and a lively nightlife scene, there's always something to get stuck into in the area.

Does Newcastle University provide accommodation?

Newcastle University has eleven halls of residence available for undergraduate students and several more for postgraduate students. Typically, students live in halls for their first year before moving into independent student housing in Newcastle city centre, Jesmond, Heaton, and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Is Newcastle city centre affordable for students?

Newcastle is one of the most affordable cities in the UK, making it ideal for students. While student houses in Newcastle city centre might be more expensive than those in areas further out, you should still be able to keep the cost of living relatively low.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 Newcastle.

Latest student property news in Newcastle

Unite Students and Newcastle University enter PBSA Joint Venture
Unite Students and Newcastle University enter PBSA Joint Venture
Unite Students have entered into a contract to establish a joint venture with Newcastle University, aiming to provide 2,000 new student beds at the university’s Castle Leazes site, subject to planning approval.
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