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315-349 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DL

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Milton Road, CB4 1ST

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Milton Road, CB4 1ST

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Loris Court, CB1 9GF

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Warren Cl, CB2 1LB

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Newmarket Road, CB5 8EG

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Glenalmond Avenue, CB2 8DB

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Newmarket Road, CB5 8DT

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Coldhams Lane, CB1 3JS

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About Cambridge

Cambridge is very popular among students. According to the National Student Survey (NSS) and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), students enjoy staying in Cambridge. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Cambridge:

  • Undergraduate: 35%

  • Postgraduate: 65%

  • Doctoral: 80%

The proportion of international students in Cambridge has been increasing steadily over the past few years due to a number of factors, including the growing reputation of Cambridge’s universities, the increasing globalisation of higher education, and the UK government's policy of encouraging international students to study in the UK. 

Popular Student Accommodation Areas in Cambridge

Cambridge has several areas that are student-friendly. They all offer a vibrant and diverse life for students to explore and get used to different cultures. These neighbourhoods usually affect the cost of public transportation fares. The further you travel from the city centre, the higher the fare. 

Popular Cambridge areas among university students are Mill Road, Hills Road, and Newnham. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

  1. Students living on Mill Road will be near Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Cambridge Campus, the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Regional College, and Hills Road Sixth Form College. The purpose-built student accommodation options would cost around £190-£400/week.

  • Travel time from Mill Road to the city centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Bike - 10-15 minutes

  • Car - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 20-30 minutes

  1. Students living in Hills Road would pay around £180-£340/week. Nearby universities include the Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Cambridge Campus, the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Regional College, and Hills Road Sixth Form College. 

  • Travel time from Hills Road to the city centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 20-25 minutes

  • Bike - 15-20 minutes

  • Car - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 30-40 minutes

  1. Students living in Newnham would pay around £180-£340/week. Nearby universities include Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Cambridge Campus, the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Regional College, and Hills Road Sixth Form College.

  • Travel time from Newnham to the city centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Bike - 10-15 minutes

  • Car - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 20-25 minutes

Best Student Accommodation in Cambridge

Cambridge offers a wide choice of student room options, and students can explore different areas in Cambridge that are close to their colleges and budgets. 

Popular student housing in Cambridge that provide almost every room type are The Cam Foundry, Student Castle Cambridge, Collegiate Castle Street, and The Railyard - Cambridge.

Discover Student Room Types in Cambridge (Approx. £300 - £2,170/ month)

The purpose-built student accommodation in Cambridge typically includes a variety of amenities and features included in the bills; it varies from high-speed Wi-Fi to on-site gyms according to the provider's terms and conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here, we have categorised the room types given below based on preferences and budgets to help you in your decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Cambridge: 

These cost around £440- £700 per month on average and are recommended for comfortable sharing space students. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. 

  1. Shared room

    • Amenities: Self-contained apartments with multiple bedrooms, shared bathrooms, and shared kitchens

    • Mill Road’s average rent: £500/month

    • Newnham’s average rent: £490/month

    • Hills Road’s average rent: £500/ month

  1. Triple/Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedrooms, shared bathrooms, and shared kitchens

    • Mill Road’s average rent: £300/month

    • Newnham’s average rent: £390/month

    • Hills Road’s average rent: £300/ month

  1. Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedrooms, shared bathrooms, and shared kitchens

    • Mill Road’s average rent: £600/month

    • Newnham’s average rent: £590/month

    • Hills Road’s average rent: £500/ month

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Cambridge with privacy: These rooms cost around £500 to £1,182 per month. 

  1. Student Single Room

    • Amenities: Private bedrooms, shared bathrooms, and shared kitchens

    • Mill Road’s average rent: £500/month

    • Newnham’s average rent: £590/month

    • Hills Road’s average rent: £590/month

    • Recommended student single rooms are The Cam Foundry and The Railyard - Cambridge.

  1. Student-shared Flats

    • Amenities: Private Bedrooms in shared houses or flats, shared bathrooms, and shared kitchens

    • Mill Road’s average rent: £700/month

    • Newnham’s average rent: £690/month

    • Hills Road’s average rent: £700/month

    • Recommended student shared flats are Student Castle Cambridge.

  1. Student Twin Rooms

    • Amenities: One room with two single beds, a shared bathroom, and a shared kitchen

    • Mill Road’s average rent: £650/month

    • Newnham’s average rent: £700/month

    • Hills Road’s average rent: £640/month

    • Recommended student twin rooms are Student Castle Cambridge.

  1. Student Double Room

  • Amenities: One bedroom with a double bed, a shared bathroom, and a shared kitchen
  • Mill Road’s average rent: £650/month

  • Newnham’s average rent: £700/month

  • Hills Road’s average rent: £700/month

Room Type 3: Cambridge student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and proximity to the city centre cost around £500 to £1,200 per month. 

  1. Cambridge Student Flats 

    • Amenities: Private bedrooms, private bathrooms, and private kitchens

    • Mill Road’s average rent: £600/month

    • Newnham’s average rent: £600/month

    • Hills Road’s average rent: £650/month

    • Browse through Cambridge student flats such as Student Castle Cambridge.

  1. Cambridge Student En-Suite Rooms 

    • Amenities: Single bedrooms, private bathrooms, and shared kitchens

    • Mill Road’s average rent: £500/month

    • Newnham’s average rent: £450/month

    • Hills Road’s average rent: £450/month

    • Browse through students' en-suits in Cambridge, such as The Cam Foundry and The Railyard - Cambridge.

  1. Cambridge Student Studios

    • Amenities: private bedrooms, private bathrooms, and private kitchens

    • Mill Road’s average rent: £1,200/month

    • Newnham’s average rent: £1,250/month

    • Hills Road’s average rent: £1,200/month

    • Browse through students' studios in Cambridge, such as Student Castle Cambridge, The Cam Foundry, and Collegiate Castle Street.

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

  • Student penthouses in Cambridge cost around  £1,285-£2,170 per month. 

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, spacious rooms, and a top floor.

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Cost of Living in Cambridge for Students (Approx. £340 - £650)

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, apart from your Cambridge student accommodation rent, other expenses cannot be ignored. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in Cambridge as a student:

Food: £120-£260/month on average. 

  • We suggest buying groceries that cost around £90/month and cooking your own meal.

  • Shop from grocery stores such as Asda, Aldi, and Lidl, as well as larger chains like Tesco. They have some specific days for students' discounts.

Transportation: £60-£150/month on average

  • Use the Stagecoach Student Bus Pass; it offers unlimited travel on Stagecoach buses in Cambridge for a specific period. Prices start at around £150.

  • Many bus routes in Cambridge offer discounted fares for students. Show your student ID when purchasing a ticket.

  • Walking is always an option if you enjoy it. It’s free, which will help you save money.

Kitchen Essentials: Market worth around £30-£50. 

  • Former students generally leave their kitchen essentials on the property while leaving the city due to airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friend's circle and reuse the stuff. 

Bedding Essentials: Market worth around £60-£100. 

  • Only a few providers provide bedding packs to their tenants as part of their bills or as an offer. Otherwise, after move-in, students have to buy on their own.

  • Due to airport luggage weight restrictions, former students generally leave their bedding essentials on the property while leaving the city. You can find someone in your friend's circle and reuse the stuff.

Bathroom Essentials: Market worth around £40-£50.

  • While booking a student room, the focus remains on whether it has shared or private bathrooms, but forget about bathroom essentials. Students can check online, where some websites provide discounted prices from market prices.

Cleaning Essentials: Market worth around £30- £40

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When should I start looking for student accommodation in Cambridge?


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You should start looking before 3-5 months for Cambridge student accommodation once you submit the university application. 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. Also, if in any case you don't receive your university acceptance letter, Casita gives you the liberty of free cancellation with no hidden charges.

Can you suggest any Cambridge student residences that are pet-friendly?

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Some providers offer accommodation options that allow pets. Contact our accommodation experts for more information; they are bilingual and 24/7 available.

Here is the list of some properties that are pet friendly:-

Are pet-friendly student accommodations more expensive than non-pet-friendly accommodations?

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Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

  • Pet deposit: refundable fees, usually around £250 to £300 , that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: non-refundable monthly charges of around £50 for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.

Can you suggest Cambridge student accommodation options for couples?

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There are two options that are private and suitable for couples to choose from:

  1. University accommodations such as the Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Cambridge Campus, the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Regional College.

  2. Apartments and studios are a good option for couples who want their own space. Such as :- Studio apatment in perfect location, One bedroom apartment with stylish decor, Deluxe Apartment with one bedroom, Stunning one bedroom apartment and many more.

Can you suggest girls' or boys' only shared student rooms in Cambridge?

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There are several providers available that offer girls’ or boys’ only Speaking with Casita’s student expert can help you better arrange one.


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