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Wharf View, Chester CH1 4GX, United Kingdom

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11 mins walk to Central Chester

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Crewe Street, Chester CH1 3DA, United Kingdom

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8 mins by public transport, 12 mins walk to Central Chester

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Trinity Hall George Street, CH1 3EQ

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8 mins walk to Central Chester

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Waterside Court, Whipcord Lane, Chester, CH1 4GD

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13 mins walk to Central Chester

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Trafford Street, Chester, CH1 3HP

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Trafford Street, Chester CH1 3GY

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About Chester 

According to the University of Chester website, Chester is very popular among students. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Chester:

  • Undergraduate: 72.5%

  • Postgraduate: 26.9%

  • Other: 0.6 %

The proportion of international students in Chester seems to be gradually increasing over time due to a number of factors, including the growing reputation of Chester’s universities and the growing postgraduate interest. Universities in Chester aim to upgrade and vary their programmes, attracting more international students. 

Popular Student Accommodation Areas in Chester

Regardless of their level of extroversion or introversion, York offers a number of nearby locations that are ideal for students. When looking for the ideal student community to call home, there are a few factors to consider: cost of living, transportation, facilities, and the distance to your university. 

1. Students living in Handbridge will be near the University of Chester two miles away, and purpose-built student accommodation would cost around £80-£120/week. That depends on the type of accommodation that the student chooses and the amenities that the property offers. 

  • Travel Time from Handbridge to the city Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Driving- 5- 10 minutes

  • Public Transportation - 10-15 minutes

  • Cycling - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 25-30 minutes

2. Students living in Garden Quarter would pay approximately £90-£190/week.

The University of Chester is the closest university to the area only two miles away. 

  • Travel Time from Garden Quarter to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

    • Driving - 7-12 minutes

    • Public Transportation - 15-20 minutes

    • Cycling - 15- 20 minutes

    • Walking - 30- 35 minutes

3. Students living in Hoole PBSAs would pay around £100-£200/week. This area doesn’t house a university campus. However, it’s approximately 1.5 miles away from the University of Chester

  • Travel Time from Hoole to the city centre by different modes of transportation:

    • Driving - 5-10 minutes

    • Public Transportation - 10-15 minutes

    • Cycling - 10-15 minutes

    • Walking - 20-25 minutes

Best Student Accommodation in Chester

Chester has a wide range of rooms for students to choose from, and students can explore different areas in Chester near their colleges and suitable to their budget. 

Popular student housing in Chester which provide almost every room type are Tramways Roost, The Towpath Roost, Trinity Hall, Waterside Court, Abbeygate, Northgate Point, Northgate Studios, Chester City Aparthotel.

Discover Student Room Types in Chester (Approx. £150 - £1,500/ month)

The purpose-built student accommodation in Chester typically includes a variety of amenities included in bills; it varies according to the provider's terms & conditions. But, we suggest that students consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

To help students in making decisions, we have recommended the room kinds in the list below based on budget and choice.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Chester: 

These cost around £180 - £450 per month on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. 

  • Shared room

    • Amenities: Self-contained apartment with multiple bedrooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Handbridge avg. Rent: £150 - £210 / month

    • Garden Quarter avg. Rent: £160 - £220 / month

    • Hoole avg. Rent: £170 - £230 / month

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Handbridge avg. Rent: £250 - £400 / month

    • Garden Quarter avg. Rent: £275 - £425 / month

    • Hoole avg. Rent: £300 - £450 / month

  • Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Handbridge avg. Rent: £1200 - £1800/ month

    • Garden Quarter avg. Rent: £1300 - £1900/ month

    • Hoole avg. Rent: £1400 - £2000/ month

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Chester with privacy: These rooms cost around £250- £550 per month.  The cost varies according to the type of accommodation the students choose. 

  1. Student Single Room

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Handbridge avg. Rent: £200 - £350 / month

    • Garden Quarter avg. Rent: £220 - £375 / month

    • Hoole avg. Rent: £250 - £400  / month

  1. Student Shared Flats

    • Amenities: Private Bedroom in a shared house or flat, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Handbridge avg. Rent: £180 - £300/ month per person 

    • Garden Quarter avg. Rent: £200 - £325 / month per person 

    • Hoole avg. Rent: £220 - £350/ month per person

  1. Student Twin Rooms

    • Amenities: One room with 2 single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Handbridge avg. Rent: £300 - £500/ month per room 

    • Garden Quarter avg. Rent: £340 - £550/ month per room 

    • Hoole avg. Rent: £380 - £600/ month per room

  1. Student Double Room

    • Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Handbridge avg. Rent: £300 - £500 /month

    • Garden Quarter avg. Rent: £340 - £550 /month

    • Hoole avg. Rent: £380 - £600 /month

Room Type 3: Chester student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and near the city Centre cost around  £300- £700 per month. 

  1. Chester Student Flats 

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen. The cost varies depending on the number of rooms and the amenities each flat has. 

    • Handbridge avg. Rent: £540 - £900 / month

    • Garden Quarter avg. Rent: £600 - £975  /month

    • Hoole avg. Rent: £660 - £1050 / month

  1. Chester Student En-Suite Rooms 

  1. Chester Student studios

Room Type 4: Amenities over budget

  • Student Penthouse in Chester costs around  £750- £1500 per month.  

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

Cost of Living in London for Students (Approx. £470 - £1,020)

Expenses vary from each student’s lifestyle. Apart from the accommodation expenses, other expenses can be a little costly. We have listed some tips for students to save some money. 

  • Food: £150-£350/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around £100/month and cooking your own meal. 

    • Shop from grocery stores that are budget-friendly, like Aldi, Lidl, Costcutter, and Market Gates Shopping Centre. There’s also Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Morrisons that offer student discounts. There are also other stores like Co-op, Asda, and Iceland.

    • Try the Casita Dry Essentials box worth £36 at a discounted rate of £32. The box contains edible items. T&C applied.

  • Transportation: £120-£150/month on average

    • Buy a Stagecoach Unirider card and Merseytravel Travelcard. You’ll get affordable rides on buses, trains, and ferries. You’ll also feel like you’re paying much less per month.

    • Rent electric bikes for £25 - £40 per day from independent bike shops for weekend commutes.

    • Buy a new bike for £200 easily available for students. Which is equal to one month's rent will benefit you for the entire year.

  • Kitchen Essentials: Market worth around £75-£160. 

    • Some properties do not provide utensils. In that case, check our Casita Kitchen Essentials and Casita International Kitchen Essentials at discounted prices from market prices. T&C applied.

    • 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 friends circle and reuse the stuff. 

  • Bedding Essentials: Market worth around £75-£200. 

    • Only a few providers provide bedding packs to their tenants included in bills or as an offer. Otherwise, after move-in, students have to buy on their own. Casita Bedding Essentials is offered at discounted prices from market prices to its students.T&C applied.

    • Former students generally leave their bedding essentials in the property while leaving the city due to Airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bathroom Essentials: Market worth around £30-£100.

    • While booking a student room, the focus remains on whether it has shared or private bathrooms, but forget about bathroom essentials. The Casita Bathroom Essentials pack has it covered and is offered at discounted prices from market prices. T&C applied.

  • Cleaning Essentials: Market worth around £20-£60 

    •  Cleaning and hygiene are underrated while booking a student room sometimes. But if you need it on a daily basis. The Casita Eco Cleaning Essentials box has covered everything at discounted prices. T&C applied.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the ideal time to look for student accommodation in Chester?


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You should start looking before 3-5 months for Chester 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 Chester student residences which are pet-friendly?

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We are currently increasing our properties to be pet-friendly in Chester. We suggest keeping in touch with our accommodation experts to check with pet policy before you sign a lease.

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, that cover any damage caused by the pet.

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

Are short-term stays available in accommodation Chester?


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Some providers offer short-term stays in Chester student homes. Checking the availability of your 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.


Can you suggest Chester student accommodation options for couples?

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There are 2 options that are private and suitable for couples to choose from:

  1. University accommodations such as the University of Chester

  2. Apartments and studios are a good option for couples who want their own space. such as :- smart Studio in the heart of Chester, Studio in the heart of Chester, Great apartment for 2, Bright 1 bedroom apartment.


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