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Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Chester

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Chester

type.private_room 37 763/month
type.residence 107 887/month 75 986/month
type.short.houses 17 2537/month

This city in the North West of England is very close to the border with Wales. It was founded as a fortress by the Romans in the 1st century BC, and the red sandstone walls can still be seen today. In addition, it is located near major cities such as Liverpool and Manchester, so you will be able to easily travel to nearby places such as cities, beaches, mountains and even cliffs.

Chester is a nice and friendly little town. Most of the atmosphere is concentrated in the centre, which has various entertainment venues such as bars, restaurants, parks and cafes. In addition, the university campuses are just a few minutes walk from the centre, so international young people tend to move through that area.

If you are looking for student accommodation in Chester, we tell you that it is often difficult for young people who move for a few months. And it is that the sites tend to prefer students who rent for a longer period. However, from Erasmus Play we make it easy for you: in our search engine, you will be able to set the arrival and departure dates and compare the different verified accommodations on a multitude of websites.

Student apartments for rent in Chester

Generally, the price of a student apartment for rent depends on the characteristics and its location. In Chester, you can find apartments in inner-city neighbourhoods, near the walls, or even overlooking the River Dee. Each one has different characteristics, although most include basic appliances such as a refrigerator, oven, washing machine and microwave.

A studio apartment can be found from 600 pounds a month and up and can go up to 4,600 pounds. For its part, an apartment with more rooms to share goes from 2000 pounds onwards and has an average of 2500 pounds.

If you are looking for roommates, we recommend paying attention to rental accommodation that has 2, 3 or 4 rooms. 

Student room for rent in Chester

In this English city, you will find a wide variety of rooms for rent to choose from. We recommend that you search by filtering by your maximum budget and by the characteristics of the room that are essential for you, in this way you will be able to find the ideal accommodation. Most rooms usually include a wardrobe, desk, and bedding, and some include extras such as a balcony, window with views, and/or television. Of course, pay attention to the characteristics of the floor to make sure it has everything you need, such as basic appliances (refrigerator, oven, washing machine, etc.). From the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to see all these characteristics and filter by those that are most important to you.

In Chester, the price of a room in a shared flat starts at 350 pounds and up, and can go up to 1,300 pounds per month.

Student accommodation in Chester

Most students stay in the city centre or surrounding neighbourhoods. We tell you which are some of the most chosen areas:

Apartments for rent in the centre of Chester

The life of students usually takes place in this area, making it one of the neighbourhoods most chosen by students to live. Here, a studio flat is priced from £ 700 upwards and can go up to £ 3,500 per month.

Apartments in Hoole

This area is located east of the centre, a few minutes walk from it. It has Chester Central Train Station, making it a good area to choose if you want to travel on weekends and have easy access to transport. In this area, you will find different types of accommodation, for example, an apartment with three bedrooms and three bathrooms for about 3300 pounds a month.

Room for rent in the Garden neighbourhood

This neighbourhood is where the largest number of students are concentrated, as it is located between one of the university campuses and the centre of Chester. A student room is priced from 370 pounds onwards, with the average being 520 pounds.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Chester

The University of Chester has several buildings spread throughout the city, but all of them are within a few minutes walk from the centre. The following are the different campuses you can find:

  • Parkgate Road / Exton Park: It is located north of the city walls. It houses faculties such as the English Language and Law, as well as recreational facilities of different kinds.
  • Queen's Park: this campus has the faculties of Business and Companies. It is located across the River Dee from the centre of Chester in the Handbridge neighbourhood.
  • Wheeler Building: the building is located along the River Dee, downtown and across from the Queen's Park campus.
  • Kingsway Creative Campus: This is located in the Newton neighbourhood, about 15 minutes by public transport from the centre. It has different creative careers faculties and an exhibition room and art gallery.

University residence in Chester

The University of Chester offers places in its residence to all students. However, they tend to put international students who are going to stay for a long time first, so it can be difficult to get a place in a university residence if you only go for a few months.

When requesting a room, you have to choose whether you want to add full board, half board or just the accommodation. Of course, this will cause the price to vary considerably.

Frequently asked questions about studying in Chester

How much does a room in a shared apartment cost in Chester?

The cost of a room starts at 350 pounds per month and averages 550 pounds. This always depends on the location and the characteristics, both of the room and the floor on which it is located.

Where to look for student accommodation in Chester?

We recommend that you search and compare the accommodation in the Erasmus Play search engine. Here you will find different verified accommodations, being able to see their characteristics, locations and prices, etc. In addition, you will be able to book 100% online and securely.

What are the best areas to live in Chester as a student?

Generally, the areas where most of the students are concentrated during the year are the city centre and some surrounding neighbourhoods. Depending on where the campus you study is located, you can choose between neighbourhoods such as Garden, Hoole, Newton or the centre itself.

How much does it cost to live in Chester for students?

This largely depends on the type of accommodation you choose. Among students, the most common is to choose a room in a shared apartment or a residence hall. Calculate that between accommodation, food, leisure and other expenses you will have to have around 600-700 pounds per month.

Why study at Chester?

This small English city has a good student atmosphere and lots of entertainment. In addition, you will be able to immerse yourself in English culture, practice the language and easily travel to other nearby places. Chester has a rainy climate but surely with a good coat, you will be able to enjoy everything that Chester has to offer.