Finding the right student accommodation can make or break your first year at university. It’s important to get it right. So, these are the best student halls in Cardiff revealed.

Are you looking for student halls that are affordable or perhaps your criteria is to find somewhere with a nice view or a big shower?  If you’re thinking of coming to Cardiff to study, then this list should help!

Here’s our ranking of the top student halls at Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of Cardiff for freshers.

Private halls in Cardiff

Adam Street Gardens 

Less than 20 minutes from the city centre, Adam Street Gardens offers students from both universities in Cardiff happy homes. With 540 rooms in the middle of the gorgeous bayside city, you can choose from one of their studios with everything you need to live alone, or you can opt for an ensuite room with a private bathroom and shared kitchen. There are also cosy communal areas to unwind and an on-site gym.

Bridge Street Exchange 

Bridge Street’s central location makes it a great place to stay whilst studying in Cardiff. This student hall has rooms overlooking the harbour and famous landmarks and is close to all of the universities in the city. There’s a choice of en-suite rooms, apartments or en-suite studios, all of which have access to social spaces such as the gym, TV lounge, dining area, and karaoke room.

Glendower House 

With ultrafast WiFi, all-inclusive bills, a cinema room, ease of access, and a central location – The Glendower House student halls have everything you could want for student accommodation in Cardiff. Add in a gym, communal areas, and a low cost of only £159 per week, and you can see why Glendower is ranked as one of the best student halls in Cardiff.

The Neighbourhood 

The Neighbourhood has award-winning studios available for students with air conditioning, mega-fast broadband, social areas, gyms, a cinema, karaoke, games room, courtyard and coffee bar as well as free bikes and a conveniently central location.

Cardiff University

Senghennydd Court 

With on-site laundry, options for self or part-catered, en-suites, WiFi, shared kitchens, bike sheds and no alcohol options, Senghennydd also has the choice for Welsh-speaking and learners’ flats. Prices start at £114 per week for the coming academic year.

Colum Hall 

These self-catered student halls are opposite the Cardiff Business School and have plenty of flats with 8 en-suite rooms and a shared kitchen. The flats have specialised rooms for those with disabilities and hearing impairments, such as disabled access and rooms equipped with a flashing alarm and vibrating pillows. Prices start at £132 per week.

Aberdare Hall 

Aberdare is the only all-female hall of residence at Cardiff University. There are options for self-catered or part-catered with evening meals served during the week in the latter. The flats have a shared bathroom and kitchen, as well as a strong network connection, WiFi and TV lounge, gardens, a music library and a common room. Prices start at £114 per week.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Plas Gwyn Campus 

Plas Gwyn is located in the pleasant city of Llandagg and is only two miles from the city centre. It is serviced by Cardiff Bus which transports students to the city centre in 10 minutes. The halls have 393 single-study bedrooms which are self-catered and have en-suites. The rooms are grouped into flats of 8 with communal kitchens and have on-set games arenas, data rooms and a communal TV room. Prices start at £121 per week.

Cyncoed Campus

With 277 catered en-suite rooms, 209 self-catered en-suite rooms and mixed catering standard rooms, the Cyncoed campus is located just 2 miles from Cardiff city centre. The student halls are equipped with free sporting facilities, 24-hour PC labs, onsite laundry and numerous cafes. Prices start at £122 per week.

Looking for student accommodation can be very difficult and stressful, but hopefully, this list of the best student halls in Cardiff will help you figure out where is the best place for you.