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Cardiff Student Accommodation

If you’re looking for Cardiff Student Accommodation then you’ve come the right place! Here at the Student Housing Guide we take the guess work out of choosing the right student accommodation. Search student accommodation in Cardiff provided by student landlords, letting agents and ultra modern halls of residences.

Cardiff has undergone major transformations in the last century from its revamped waterfront to its spanking new performing arts centre, giving the Welsh Capital many interesting and exciting places to live. But with so much choice, how are you expected to choose the best suited accommodation for you? That’s where we come in! We’ve located numerous student hubs to suit all needs, from cribs in the heart of the buzzing city centre, to rooms just a short walk away from the university. All catering needs are covered with a selection of self-catered, part-catered or catered accommodation, for whether you fancy yourself a budding chef, or whether beans on toast is your only specialty.

The majority of university students can start applying for accommodation around February, giving you plenty of time to choose your flat mates, pick your desired location and discover whether you can hack the cooking for another couple of years. After all, student accommodation isn’t just for those baby-faced fresher’s- they’re still perfect for second and third years too!

Best Student Areas in Cardiff

Cathays is student central for this Welsh city, with its lively atmosphere and close proximity to the university’s Student Union. If you’re a party animal this is the spot, as this area is not only bursting with pubs, bars and clubs, but also has a variety of takeaways for when you stumble home late at night.

The City Centre is unbeatable in terms of nightlife, atmosphere and excitement. St Mary’s Street is bursting with restaurants, clubs, arcades and shops, whilst The Hayes is home to two shopping centres and a bounty of quirky arcades. All of these great facilities do come at a cost- with the city centre being one of the most expensive areas to live.

St Mary’s Street


Roath and Lakeside boasts a more relaxed atmosphere, being in close proximity to the scenic gardens of Roath Park. Whilst still being a popular student area, this is a perfect spot for those sporty-types with a rugby field, tennis courts and a scenic path around the boating lake which is perfect for walking or running.

Canton is wonderfully close to the unique Chapter Arts Centre, which offers a bundle of entertainment and sports classes. It screens a variety of independent films, art exhibitions as well as get-fit classes from yoga to dance. Despite the city centre only being a short walk away, Canton still offers plenty of green spaces with large Bute Park.

Cardiff Bay is a new developing part of the city, with some rather plush accommodation up for grabs. It isn’t the cheapest area to live, but that extra money may be worth it with the close proximity of Mermaid Wuay lined with trendy bars, exciting restaurants and pumping clubs. For a spot of culture, there is the Millennium centre which shows opera, theatre, and dance performances.

Cardiff Bay

Heath is a bit more of a trek to both the city centre and the university campus, but still boasts a range of bars, pubs and cafes. There are facilities for miniature golf, tennis and rugby on Heath Park, as well as a swimming pool and gym in the closely located Talybont Sports Centre.

Adamsdown and Splott is one of the cheapest areas to live- so if you’re on a budget this is the place for you. But the low price doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your social life, with a few pubs dotted around the area. Splott is also well known for its Saturday market and is a treasure hove for health-lovers with Clifton Street Canteen (a veggie haven) and Hungry Planet wholefood shop.

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