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Book a Student Accommodation in Aberystwyth

Casita offers multiple options for student accommodation in Aberystwyth, a university city where students love to stay. Casita’s options for student accommodation usually feature an array of different room options that range from single, double, triple, and en-suite rooms to self-contained studios, shared apartments, and private flats. Amenities are an important part of living in a Casita offered student accommodation in Aberystwyth, with the available amenities including Wi-Fi, all-inclusive bills, on-site laundry facilities, security, bike storage, and communal social spaces among other things. If you intend to start your university life in Aberystwyth, book one of Casita’s options. We have multilingual support and our services are 100% free. Get your student accommodation in Aberystwyth easily with Casita's free service!

About Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is a popular Welsh-market town with a large student population.  The overall population of the town is 13,000 people, and more than half are counted as students. The city features a pleasant blend of old and new buildings, where Victorian and Edwardian architecture can be seen along the seafront. Locally known as Aber, the city is located on the West coast of Wales. It is the essence of calmness and beauty, and it is only around 4 hours by train to London. Warm and temperate are the best two words to describe the overall climate in Aberystwyth, only if you come from somewhere cold, not tropical or near the equator, in this case, you’ll find Aberystwyth quite cold. April is considered to be the driest of months, and July is the warmest, with an average temperature of 14.8 °C. 

Best Places to Live in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth has several areas and neighbourhoods that make for ideal locations to book student accommodation. The most famous and best places to live in Aberystwyth include Sketty, Northgate Point, and Mount Pleasant. Alexandra Hall is a Casita offered student accommodation in Aberystwyth that you should check out. 

Cost of Living in Aberystwyth

As a university city, Aberystwyth is a generally cheap and considerably affordable place to live as a student. Student accommodation in Aberystwyth is rather cheap and within the budget of the average student, whether local or international. Additionally, transportation, groceries, and food, along with other basic living expenses are generally more affordable in Aberystwyth than in other UK cities. 

Transportation in Aberystwyth 

Although Aberystwyth is a bit far from various major cities, it is easily accessible thanks to its train station – Aberystwyth Train Station. Trains leaving Aberystwyth pass through London, the Midlands, South Wales, and the rest of the UK. Inside Aberystwyth itself, local buses are available throughout the city, with specific stops available on the following online map. Larger towns around Aberystwyth also have bus lines going to and from the town, students can access these lines on the Traveline App. Areas without a bus service have taxi-bus lines that are available, but must be booked in advance to travel with.

Student Life in Aberystwyth

As a renowned university city, Aberystwyth is filled with things for students to see and do during their study period in the city! The city is filled with different student destinations, cafes, and eateries, as well as several student-friendly activities you can be a part of while there. Being a Welsh city, Aberystwyth is also known for its stunning greenery and beautiful natural scenery that attracts eco-friendly students. The city is also affordable, small, easily accessible, and located in close proximity to other major UK cities, making it a great place to live and study. Living as a student in this city is fun, adventurous, beneficial, and definitely worthwhile!

Attractions in Aberystwyth

The city of Aberystwyth is filled with numerous attractions despite its small size and tiny population. Attractions in Aberystwyth feature history, science, and natural scenery; certainly something for everyone! Below are some of our choices for the must-visit Aberystwyth attractions. 

Aberystwyth Castle

This historical landmark was built in 1289; it is a symbol of the town. The castle currently has only the inner and middle walls and war ruins from various wars. It also includes the war memorial from Italy from 1919. The town’s bay is very close to the castle, which makes the castle the best place to visit if you wish to take stunning pictures of the bay. 

Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian Forest Centre.

This is among the natural scenery attractions in the city. You can enjoy cycling, hiking, and walking at Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian Forest Centre among the greenery and beautiful surroundings.

The National Library of Wales 

This is a great place to explore in the city, it is a good place to read and attend scheduled live events and art exhibitions. Book lovers and readers can also get a reader’s ticket from the library, which allows them unlimited access for three full years.

Universities in Aberystwyth 

Although the town is known for its markets and trade centres, it is known among students as the city that hosts Aberystwyth University, one of the top universities on Time’s list of the top 40 universities for quality teaching. The university is ranked as one of the ten safest universities in the UK, according to figures published by the Complete University Guide in 2016. Casita has student accommodation in Aberystwyth close to the university.

Aberystwyth University

  • Casita has a couple of available options for student accommodation in Aberystwyth near this university.

  • Waun Crossroads and National Library are two nearby bus stations that are less than a 5-minute walk away.

  • Nearby attractions include Aberystwyth Castle Grounds.

Nearby Cities

Casita offers student accommodation in Aberystwyth as well as multiple other nearby cities, including Cardiff, which is only 73 miles away from the town, and Wolverhampton, which is only 82 miles away from the town. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.


What is the ideal time to start looking for student accommodation in Aberystwyth?

It's important to start your hunt for Aberystwyth student accommodation as early as possible. While Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university, thorough research is still an essential step to ensure a smooth booking process.


When should I book my Aberystwyth student accommodation for the September intake?

If you are selected for the September intake, you may begin your search for Aberystwyth student accommodation between January and March or preferably around six months before your intake.


Are short-term stays available in Aberystwyth student homes?

Some providers offer short-term stays in Aberystwyth student homes. Checking the availability of your Aberystwyth student accommodation of choice during your desired period is recommended. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


On average, how much does it cost to rent student accommodation in Aberystwyth?

The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Aberystwyth is around £82 for a single room. Other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more depending on the provider.


How can I pay for my student room in Aberystwyth?

You can make the payment for your Aberystwyth student accommodation via several transactional modes, including net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process.


Can I pay my Aberystwyth student accommodation rent in instalments?

Yes, you can pay in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a UK guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.


What does the Aberystwyth student housing rent usually include?

This mainly depends on the provider; many Aberystwyth student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. Again, however, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.


Can I find available discounts for Aberystwyth student accommodations?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good discounts and pay lower rent in Aberystwyth. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website!


What is a UK guarantor, and do I need to have one?

A guarantor is a person who signs the rental contract with you and commits to paying your rent if you are unable to do so yourself. A guarantor is often a family member, but it can be anyone. Most UK landlords require you to have a guarantor, so you’ll probably need to find one if you’re planning to live or study in Aberystwyth.


What steps do I need to take to complete my booking with Casita?

Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with the booking of your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.


What features or amenities should I look for in an Aberystwyth student home?

While searching for student accommodation in Aberystwyth, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, on-site laundry facilities, secure bike storage, and communal social spaces among other things.


What are the best areas for students to live in Aberystwyth?

Aberystwyth has a variety of neighbourhoods that are close to its major university campus. Students will be able to find good and affordable student accommodation in Aberystwyth with ease in any of those areas: Sketty, Northgate Point, and Mount Pleasant.


What are the different types of available student accommodations in Aberystwyth?

The types of student accommodation in Aberystwyth vary and range from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.


What room types are available for student accommodation in Aberystwyth?

The available room types in Aberystwyth student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, and en-suite rooms, to private flats, apartments, and self-contained studios.


Can I easily find a furnished student room in Aberystwyth?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished student rooms in Aberystwyth that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and a chair, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.


Am I allowed to view the Aberystwyth student accommodation before moving in?

Almost all Aberystwyth student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or through virtual tours of the property so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.


What is the best/easiest way to get around the city of Aberystwyth?

While in Aberystwyth, you can take the bus or the train to get from one area to another inside the city or to nearby cities like Cardiff, Wolverhampton, and even London. Walking and cycling are also available options, as well as renting a car or hailing a cab to get around.


What is dual occupancy student accommodation?

Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at either the same price or a slightly higher fee.


What anti-COVID measures do Aberystwyth student accommodations usually take?

Most Aberystwyth student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.


How safe is it to rent private student accommodation in Aberystwyth?

Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. We always choose the safest and most trustworthy options for Aberystwyth student accommodations providers.


How secure are student accommodations in Aberystwyth?

Most of our available options for Aberystwyth student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account.


Can anyone book with Casita or are only students allowed to book?

Only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student accommodation in Aberystwyth, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find a fitting accommodation.


Are my parents or guardians allowed to stay over in my Aberystwyth student home?

While some Aberystwyth student flats may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Aberystwyth usually has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the necessary information.


Can my friend and I stay in the same Aberystwyth student accommodation?

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an Aberystwyth student apartment with your friends. In some cases, you may be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit at no additional cost.


In case I move in and do not like my accommodation, what can I do?

At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you happen to not like your accommodation due to any unforeseen or unexpected circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies may vary from one provider to another.