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Student Accommodation Colchester

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Student Accommodation in Colchester

Searching for student accommodation in Colchester has never been easier. With Casita, you can easily find the perfect student accommodation in Colchester. We offer several options for Colchester student accommodation close to Colchester universities and colleges. Check out multiple room types in our student accommodation options, or you can ask for private lets. Casita offers you a wide range of student accommodation in Colchester for you to choose from according to your needs and budget. Just reach out to us anytime!

About Colchester

Colchester is a historic market town in Essex, in the East of England. It is not only rich in terms of historical attractions, but it is also rich in terms of festivals and events that are held yearly. The yearly flower festival in Mount Bures is one of the iconic festivals of the town. It includes various flower viewing platforms in the open air, archery booths, jogging activities, etc. The Colchester Food and Drink Festival at Castle Park is another famous festival in the town; it is held yearly in June, and it includes over 100 different stalls with local and international food and drinks. The tickets for the festival are easily affordable, and it is very friendly, which is why it is very suitable for students who are looking for student accommodation in Colchester. 

Best Places to Live in Colchester

There are several areas and neighbourhoods that make for an ideal place for students to book Colchester student accommodation. With different options of eateries, bars, markets, and other facilities in each and every area, you’ll have plenty of options. Choose your student housing in Colchester from our several student accommodations options in the city’s various neighbourhoods. 

Hawkins Road

Hawkins Road is in the Eastern region of England, just a short drive from the centre of the town. Hythe Mills is one of our options for student accommodation close to The University of Essex and the Colchester Institute that lies on Hawkins Road. 

Elmstead Road

Just a few minutes away from the centre of the city, you will find Elmstead Road. The area is also suitable for students of The University of Essex and the Colchester Institute who seek student accommodation options close to their respective educational institutions. Elmstead Place is one of our student accommodation options in the area that you should check out.

Cost of Living in Colchester 

The cost of living in Colchester is obviously cheaper than in other cities in the UK such as Manchester, Liverpool, London, and Birmingham. A single person, estimated monthly costs are around $803 without rent. The city is 41.95% less expensive than cities like New York.

Transportation in Colchester 

The town has a good transportation link that can easily connect the university with the town. There are three main train stations that connect the town: Colchester Station, Colchester town station, and Hythe station. These stations connect the university with everything in town, and all of them have bus stops right outside. Cycling lovers can also move around town using the map provided by Essex Council, or they can visit the Cycle Colchester website to connect with fellow cyclers and attend cycling events. Colchester is also a good place to walk around thanks to the existence of various gardens and green grounds.

Student Life in Colchester 

The city has a great combination of country and urban with tons of culture to experience, making it one of the best UK cities to live in. Access to services and amenities is considered to be ideal with a great variety of shops and restaurants. Colchester is the perfect place for international students who want to experience British culture while maintaining the quietness of the small cities. There are plenty of historical sites you can visit and festivals to attend, so you will surely not be bored. 

Attractions in Colchester 

Colchester boasts several attractions and destinations across different areas of interest. The city has historic attractions, natural scenery, and annual festivals!

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman castle in Europe. It was built as a centre for the first Roman capital of Britain, and it currently holds one of the best museums in Europe with more than 2500 years of history.

Ruins of St. Botolph’s Priory

This was one of the first Augustinian churches in England, and it was destroyed during the English civil war in 1648. A great place to time travel a bit and forget about modern-day technology; maybe yell freedom from the top of your lungs, and remake your own version of Brave Heart, be the modern William Wallace!    

Destress at Beth Chatto’s Plants & Gardens

Serenity at its finest, greenery at eye-sight, no matter where you lay your eyes, you will find a natural splendour taking your breath away; indulge in mother earth’s blessings, away from the tech modern life!    

Castle Park

Picnics and long walks were made for Castle Park, it’s “the place” to spend a whole day enjoying the greenery, take a photograph or two for IG, and even enjoy the ducks swimming heavenly with their flat feet, not caring about anything in the world. Pigeons are sharing the same state of mind as the ducks, maybe you can join them!  

Universities in Colchester

The city has a couple of top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions providing high-quality education to both local and international students. Here are some of them with the nearby transit stations and casita offered Colchester student accommodation!

University of Essex

  • Our Colchester student rooms are within a short ride from the university.

  • There are several bus stops close to the campus for easy access.

  • A short ride will take you to the intriguing Natural History Museum.

Colchester Institute

  • A short ride by public transport from our Colchester student accommodation options will take you to the university.

  • The institute is surrounded by great restaurants as well as transport links.

  • A 25-minute walk will take you to the Roman Circus Centre.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Colchester, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities as well: London, Leicester, Coventry, Nottingham, Southampton, and Derby.

Frequently Asked Questions:


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

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


When should I book my Colchester student accommodation if I’m selected for the September intake?

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


Are short-term stays available in Colchester student homes?

Some providers offer short-term stays in Colchester 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.


How much does it cost to rent student accommodation in Colchester?

The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Colchester is around £160 for an en-suite. Other room types like studios may cost more depending on the provider.


How do I pay for my student room in Colchester?

You can make the payment for your Colchester 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 the rent for my Colchester student accommodation 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 is included in my rent?

This mainly depends on your accommodation provider or landlord; many Colchester 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.


Are there discounts for Colchester student accommodations?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good discounts and pay lower rent in Colchester. 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 in Colchester.


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

Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable 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 should I look for in a Colchester student home?

While searching for student accommodation in Colchester, 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 secure bike storage, Wi-Fi, and on-site laundry facilities to name a few.  


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

Colchester has a couple of famous neighbourhoods and towns that are close to its numerous university and college campuses. Students will be able to find good and affordable student accommodation in Colchester with ease in areas like the city centre, Hawkins Road, Elmstead Road, and Magdalen Street.


What different types of student accommodations can I find in Colchester?

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


What room types are available for student accommodation in Colchester?

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


Can I book a furnished student room in Colchester?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Colchester 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 Colchester 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 way to get around in Colchester?

The main modes of transportation in Colchester are the bus or the train. You can also cycle or walk around the city. Renting a car or hailing a cab are also available transportation options. 


What is dual occupancy student accommodation?

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 Colchester student accommodations put into place? 

Most Colchester 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 Colchester?

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


How secure are the available Colchester student accommodations?

Most of our available options for Colchester 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. 


Who is allowed to book with Casita?

Only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student accommodation in Colchester, 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 parents or guardians allowed to stay over in a Colchester student home?

While some Colchester student flats may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Colchester 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 student accommodation in Colchester?

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an 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 don’t 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 vary from one provider to another. 

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