Student Accommodation Bedford
Student Accommodation in Bedford
Getting your student accommodation in Bedford can be done smoothly with us. Set your budget, search through our various options for Bedford student housing, check availability and facilities, and reach out to us. We can help you find the accommodation you need through our efficient team of accommodation experts. If you are searching for student accommodation in Bedford, search for options near your university. Simply check the options above and mark the ones you love. You can even search by facilities and compare prices if you need to. Book your student accommodation in Bedford with Casita now!
Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, England. With a population of over 169,912; it is known for its unique location on the River Great Ouse. The city is only 60 miles away from London, about an hour-long train trip, making it a perfect destination for one-day trips for students living in London. Student accommodations in Bedford are close to nearly every facility you might need as a student.
Best Places to Live in Bedford
Bedford has many neighbourhoods and areas that are student-friendly with several student accommodation options, including areas like St Peter's Street, Shakespeare Road, Salisbury Street, and Rochester Way.
St Peter's Street
This is a nice area to live, with a wide green park just around the corner for you to jog or relax. We offer many options for Bedford student accommodation like Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment and Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment.
Just 4 minutes away driving from the University of Bedfordshire, Bedford Campus lies on this street, with plenty of Bedford student housing options, including Salisbury Street.
Cost of Living in Bedford
In general, when it comes to the cost of living in Bedford, it costs less to live in this city than living in other cities like London or Manchester. Restaurant prices in Bedford are 12.15% lower than in London, while groceries prices are 3.03% lower than in London.
Transport in Bedford
Transportation is easily accessible in town, you can easily plan a public transportation trip by checking the council’s website for information on buses, taxis, and other options.
Student Life in Bedford
Bedford is well-known for having major educational institutions like; Bedford College, and Stella Mann College. The University of Bedfordshire also has a campus in town, making it a very suitable place for students. It is a very friendly city for students with many facilities offered to them, including restaurants, cafes, shops, parks, and many more.
Attractions in Bedford
The city has several exciting places to visit and art museums to explore. You can also enjoy doing other activities in Bedford like walking or cycling through Bedford Castle Mound & Embankment Gardens, Russell Park, or Bedford Park.
The Higgins Bedford
This is an art museum and gallery that was built by the Higgins family in the 19th century. The exhibitions inside are mostly free and the content differs from paintings to photography to simple drawings.
The South Bank Arts Centre
This is also another suitable place for art fans, the theatre inside offers major plays and events held by professional actors and artists.
St. Paul’s Church & St. Peter’s Church
Bedford also has churches that date all the way back to the 13th century, the most known are: St. Paul’s Church and St. Peter’s Church.
Universities in Bedford
Bedford has well-reputed universities that students come from all over the place to study at, including Cranfield University and the University of Bedfordshire, Bedford Campus.
We have around 10 Cranfield student accommodation options.
The university is surrounded by bus links as well as great restaurants and cafes.
We offer around 10 University of Bedfordshire, Bedford Campus student accommodation options.
You can fund several transportation options and bus links, as well as great restaurants and cafes.
When should I start looking for student accommodation in Bedford?
Thorough research is still an essential step to ensuring a smooth booking process, so it's important to start your hunt for Bedford student accommodation as early as possible. Remember that Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university.
When should I book my Bedford student accommodation for the September intake?
Start searching for Bedford student accommodation between January and March, or preferably around six months before your intake.
Are short-term stays available in Bedford student homes?
Some providers offer short-term stays in Bedford student homes. Checking the availability of your Bedford 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.
How do I pay for my student room in Bedford?
Paying via net banking or through your debit card is available. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process.
Can I pay my Bedford student accommodation rent in instalments?
Yes, 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 Bedford student housing rent usually include?
This mainly depends on the provider; many Bedford 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 Bedford student accommodations?
Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good discounts and pay lower rent in Bedford. 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 Bedford.
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 a Bedford student home?
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 Bedford?
Bradford 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 Bedford with ease in any of those areas like St Peter's Street, Shakespeare Road, Salisbury Street, and Rochester Way.
What are the different types of available student accommodations in Bedford?
The types of student accommodation in Bedford 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 Bedford?
The available room types in Bedford 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 Bedford?
Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished student rooms in Bedford 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 property before moving in?
Almost all Bedford 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 Bedford?
While in Bedford, you can take the bus or the train to get from one area to another inside the city or to nearby cities. Walking and cycling are also available options, as well as renting a car or any kind of vehicle 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 Bedford student accommodations usually take?
Most Bedford 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 Bedford?
Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. We always choose the safest and most trustworthy options for Bedford student accommodations providers.
How secure are student accommodations in Bedford?
Most of our available options for Bedford 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 Bedford, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find fitting accommodation.
Are my parents or guardians allowed to stay over in my Bedford student home?
While some Bedford student flats may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Bedford 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 Bedford student accommodation?
This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent a Bedford 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.