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Student Accommodation Durham

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Modern studio, in a residence near Durham University
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Cute studio in a residence, in Nevilles Cross
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Alluring studio, in a residence near Durham University
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Awesome studio in a residence, in Nevilles Cross
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Brilliant studio in a residence, in Nevilles Cross
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Bright studio, in a residence near Durham University
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Cozy studio, in a residence near Durham University
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Student Accommodation in Durham

Casita makes it simple to book student accommodation in Durham. You should begin your search for student accommodation in Durham early because it is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the UK. With our staff of housing experts at your disposal, getting your ideal student studio or en-suite room won't be difficult at all. One of our many alternatives for Durham accommodation can meet your demands, including single rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, flats, penthouses, quadruplets, and more. Contact Casita's bilingual, round-the-clock staff to book your student room easily.

About Durham

The County of Durham is home to amazing attractions, first-rate accommodation, unique experiences, and other undiscovered gems you won't find anywhere else. There are innumerable reasons to visit, from breathtaking sights and exciting events to tempting tastes, exhilarating activities, fantastic stories, and fascinating history. Students can easily explore surrounding cities, with Newcastle being 15 minutes away and York just 30 minutes away. There are many options for entertainment, cultural, sporting activities, and shopping in Durham. There are many amazing things to do in Durham whenever you have free time on your hands, including admiring the High Force Waterfall or exploring the Flat White Kitchen.

Best Places to Live in Durham

Durham has plenty of neighbourhoods and areas for students to call home during their study period. The best places to live in Durham include Claypath and Houghall Court.

Claypath

Because it's only seven minutes from the University of Durham and close to the New College Durham, its location makes for excellent student accommodation in Durham. There are many restaurants and bars in this well-known area, as well as student accommodations, such as Durham's Student Castle.

Houghall Court

Being only two minutes from the University of Durham and ten minutes from New College Durham, the neighbourhood makes for excellent student accommodation in Durham. There are numerous Durham restaurants and bars located in this well-known neighbourhood, which is not too far from the city centre.

Cost of Living in Durham

Budgeting between £1,000 and £1,600 per month for living and studying in Durham is advised for students. Depending on whether you plan to spend the holidays at Durham, you should allocate this amount for six to nine months of the year.

Transportation in Durham

Durham has a major train station which allows residents easy access to neighbouring cities and it is only about two hours from London. Durham is by far one of the most unique and highly sought-after places to live for both UK and international students.

Student Life in Durham

Durham, UK, is a great destination for international students. It is a county town in the county of Durham. The university city is one of the most unique places on Earth to live and study. The city is extremely safe, clean, and historic. It has the esteemed Durham University, which is known as an alternative to Oxbridge and has one of the oldest and most historic campuses in the world. 

Tourist Attractions in County Durham

The city of Durham has a lot to offer. Durham's well-known landmarks, tourist spots, and attractions include anything from parks and open spaces to museums and art galleries. In Durham, there is a place for you to enjoy whatever may interest you! Durham beautifully sits on both sides of the River Wear offering picturesque views. Durham City has a population of about 50,000 and is known for its iconic architecture, featuring buildings that are over 1000 years old.

  1. Durham Cathedral

 Durham Cathedral - featured in the Harry Potter series as Hogwarts - is one of the most famous attractions in Durham. It is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  1. Durham Castle

After serving as the Bishops of Durham's seat, Durham Castle, a Norman castle in the English city of Durham, has been occupied by University College, Durham since 1837. It is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  1. High Force Waterfall

High Force is one of England's most spectacular waterfalls. Since ancient times, the River Tees has been pouring into this gorge. Located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is surrounded by the stunning Upper Teesdale scenery.

Universities in Durham 

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Durham is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in Durham near the city’s universities; check some of them out below!

1- Durham University

  • We have Durham student accommodation options that are within a short walking distance or a short ride away by public transport.

  • There are several bus stops nearby as well as restaurants and coffee shops.

  • The gorgeous botanic garden is right next to the campus as well as the Oriental Museum.

2- Teikyo University of Japan in Durham

  • The university is within a 15-25 minute drive from our Durham student rooms.

  • Several bus stops surround the campus for easy access.

  • Durham Museum and Heritage Centre is only a 20-minute walk from the university.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Durham, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities as well: Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield, Edinburgh, and Liverpool.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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When should I start looking for Durham student accommodation?

Starting your search for student accommodation in Durham early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.

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

Securing student accommodation should be done around six months before your intake. Book your Durham student accommodation preferably between the months of January and March.

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Are there short-term stays in Durham?

Yes, but you should check the availability of your Durham student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

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How much does a student pay to rent student accommodation in Durham?

The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Durham, specifically an en-suite room, is around £147. Depending on the provider, other room types like single rooms or studios may cost more or less.

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How do I pay for my student room in Durham?

Payment can be made via 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. 

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Can I pay my Durham student accommodation rent in instalments?

Yes, you can pay your rent 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.

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Are bills included in my rent?

It depends on the provider as many Durham student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent. At the same time, some also provide Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. However, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.

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Are discounts available for student accommodation in Durham?

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

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What is a guarantor, and will I need 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 most 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 study or live in Durham.

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How do I complete my booking with Casita?

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.

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What should I look for when booking Durham student accommodation?

While searching for student accommodation in Durham, 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, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities, among others. 

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

There are many neighbourhoods and locales in Durham where students can make themselves at home while they are studying. The best places to live in Durham include Claypath and Houghall Court.

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What different accommodation types are available for students in Durham?

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

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What are the different available room types in Durham student accommodations?

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

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Can I get a furnished student room in Durham?

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

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Can I see the property before moving in?

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

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What’s the best mode of transportation in Durham?

When booking student accommodation in Durham, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the train, cycle or walk from one place to another.

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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.

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What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Durham?

Most Durham 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.

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Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Durham?

Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Durham student accommodation providers are always picked based on safety and trustworthiness. 

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Are these Durham student accommodations secure?

Most of our available options for Durham 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. 

22.

Can only students book with Casita?

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

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Can my parents or guardian stay in my student accommodation in Durham for the first few days when I arrive?

While some Durham student flats may allow parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Durham 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. 

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

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.

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What if I don’t like my student accommodation in Durham after moving in?

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

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