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Student accommodation in Gateshead, Newcastle

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Universities close to Gateshead


Shipley Art Gallery


Saltwell Park


Gateshead Metro Station


Northumbria University


Angel of the North


Shipley Art Gallery


Saltwell Park


Gateshead Metro Station


Northumbria University


Angel of the North


About student living in Gateshead


Gateshead is a well-connected area, with its own metro station making it easy to travel in and around Newcastle. Student accommodation in Gateshead is conveniently located for those studying at Newcastle University, just a ten-minute metro ride away. Many bus routes also run through the area.


There’s a lot to explore in Gateshead, home to the iconic contemporary sculpture, the Angel of the North. You can also head to Saltwell Park to explore the gardens, woodland, and boating lake. Windy Nook Nature Park is just a short distance from Gateshead student accommodation, the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of lectures.

Food and Drink

Student houses in Gateshead are surrounded by places to eat and drink. Head to The Central to enjoy the craft ales and delicious pub grub at the rooftop bar. Try Raval for some of the best Indian cuisine in the North East, or visit Peyote for authentic Mexican flavours. There is so much to choose from in Gateshead.


Gateshead is packed with culture and art. Be sure to visit the exhibitions at Shipley Art Gallery and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. You can also catch the latest flicks at Vue Cinema Gateshead, taking advantage of the student discount. You’ll never be bored living in student houses in Gateshead.


There are lots of shops in Gateshead. You can pick up all your groceries and essentials at the local ALDI, hunt for hidden gems at the range of independent shops, or head a little further afield to Metro Retail Park for some more serious shopping.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Gateshead

Is Gateshead a student area?

With convenient transport links and a vibrant cultural scene, Gateshead is a popular student area. Student houses in Gateshead are increasingly popular.

Is Gateshead a nice place to live?

Gateshead is a great place to live, packed with culture, art, parks, and restaurants.

Where is Gateshead?

Gateshead is located south of the River Tyne from Newcastle city centre.

Is Gateshead safe?

Gateshead is considered a generally safe place to live by current and former residents. As long as you take sensible precautions, you should feel perfectly secure living in Gateshead student accommodation.

Is Gateshead affordable for students?

There are student houses in Gateshead to suit every budget. You can also take advantage of student discounts at hospitality venues in the area to help keep the cost of living down.

How far is Gateshead from Newcastle city centre?

Gateshead is across the river from Newcastle city centre, just a ten-minute metro ride away.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Gateshead 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 Gateshead 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 Gateshead 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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