Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Reading

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This city is located in the south of England, in the county of Berkshire, on the rivers Thames and Kennet. It is a small city is known largely for its music festival, the Reading Festival. Here you will also find a multitude of museums, shops, restaurants, bars, and other places to enjoy during your mobility.

One of the advantages of living in Reading is that you will be able to reach London in about half an hour by train, so you will also be able to take advantage of everything that the great English capital has to offer to young people. Also, from Reading, you can travel to other beautiful cities, such as Bath, Oxford and Bristol.

Looking for cheap student accommodation in Reading? We have two important recommendations for you: one, you start your search as soon as possible and two, use our Erasmus Play housing search engine to compare the different verified accommodations that are available, from a wide variety of online platforms and accommodation websites. We also recommend that you continue reading this article, in which you will find everything you need to know to find the ideal accommodation in Reading.

Student apartments for rent in Reading

If you want to rent a complete apartment in this English city, we tell you that you will be able to choose between studio flats (with capacity for one or two people) or apartments with several rooms to share with other students. In general, this last alternative is the most chosen by young people, since it allows them to save on the monthly cost of rent and utility bills, as well as living day-to-day more closely with other Reading students who are in the same situation as you.

Each of the floors has characteristics that differentiate them from each other, so you have to pay attention to their details, location, prices, and images. You will be able to see all these important characteristics easily in the Erasmus Play search engine.

The cost of apartments is often high: the minimum price for a studio flat is £ 1,200 and the minimum price for a multi-bedroom apartment is £ 3,100 per month.

Student room for rent in Reading

If you are looking for a cheap room for rent for students in Reading, we recommend that you start your search well in advance, as it is usually the preferred alternative for young Erasmus students who move to live in Reading for a season. Most of the rooms are furnished (with a bed, wardrobe and desk), but each one has different characteristics, so remember that from Erasmus Play you can compare everything (images, locations, characteristics, prices, etc.).

The price of a room in a shared apartment in Reading usually goes from 500 pounds onwards and can go up to 1400 pounds, always depending on its characteristics and location. For its part, the average cost of a room for rent is around 630 pounds.

Student accommodation in Reading

In this section, we mention the most convenient areas for you to find accommodation for your stay in Reading, both for their characteristics and for their location from the university and the entertainment areas most frequented by young people.

Apartments for rent in the centre of Reading

Many students choose this neighbourhood to live in because most of the places of leisure and interest that are most frequented by international young people are located here. In addition, from the centre, you will be able to easily reach the campus of the University of Reading, so it is also a convenient location in that regard.

Apartments in East Reading

This neighbourhood is located east of the city centre, just a few minutes walk from it. From here there is also easy access to the university, as well as various green areas, the marina area, and part of the River Thames.

Room Rentals at The Mount

The Mount is located south of downtown Reading, between that neighbourhood and the University of Reading campus. For this reason, it is full of students, and you will also find many restaurants, bars, shops and other places frequented by young people.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Reading

This institution has a large campus where the buildings of almost all its faculties and other facilities it offers to students meet. Inside the campus, you will also find green areas and a lake where you can walk outdoors. This campus of the University of Reading is located just minutes from the city centre, about a 30-minute walk or less by public transport. However, in the city, you will also find the London Road campus, located closer to the centre, next to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

University residence in Reading

There are several student residences that you will be able to consider when looking for accommodation in Reading. Remember to compare between them, since each one has different characteristics and facilities. You should also look at the location of each residence to choose the most convenient for you.

Frequently asked questions about studying in Reading 

How much does a student flat cost in Reading?
The cost of a studio apartment starts at £ 1,200 and a multi-bedroom apartment starts at £ 3,100 and can go up to £ 4,100 per month.
Where to find a cheap student flat in Reading?
If you search in Erasmus Play you will surely find an apartment that meets all your favourite characteristics. In the comparator you will be able to filter according to budget, details, and dates, seeing all the apartments that meet the requirements and that are verified, making the apartment search easier.
What are the best areas to live in Reading as a student?
Most young internationals choose neighbourhoods like the city centre because they have the busiest entertainment areas, but you can also choose areas like The Mount or East Reading that have easy access to both the centre and the University of Reading.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Reading?
The city's proximity to London means that prices are generally high. One thing to keep in mind is that it is usually easy to get a part-time job to earn some money.
Why go on Erasmus to Reading?
This city is full of students, so it has a very fun atmosphere for young people. In Reading, you will be able to enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, museums, among other places of interest and entertainment. Also, in this city you will be able to improve your knowledge of English exponentially, communicating with both local and international students.