We know that looking for student accommodation can be daunting. But we’re here to help! Students moving to Durham are lucky in that the city has a range of student halls to suit pretty much everyone out there. There are catered halls, accommodations with on-site gyms, and a range of prices to choose from for each budget. So if you’re thinking of coming to Durham to study, then this list will help you find the perfect student halls.

Here are some of the best student halls for freshers at Durham University!

Houghall Court 

Home to 222 students, Houghall Court is a beautiful set of student halls. Based on East Durham College’s Houghall Campus, the halls have a comfy common room, a TV room filled with giant bean bags and a large study space for you and your housemates to work together. For those who need access to the city centre or other Durham University campuses, there is a free university bus link too! Students living here can choose from en-suites with shared kitchens, or completely enclosed studios. Prices start from £145 per week.

Student Castle

Whether you’re looking for private studios, shared flats or twin rooms, Student Castle has options to fit all the student lifestyles. Each room is equipped with great, modern furniture and has access to the on-site cinema, TV room, gym and cafe. On top of that, there’s ultra-fast WiFi, study space and 24//7 security. Prices start at £175 per week.

Dun Holm House 

Just an 18-minute walk from the University of Durham, the Dun Holm House offers either ensuite rooms or studios. Each room is equipped with a small double bed and sleek modern furnishings. There are also social areas on-site, like a games room, gym, cinema room and your communal kitchen in shared flats. Prices start at £163 per week.

St Giles Studios

Looking for somewhere close to the city centre and the university colleges? St Giles Studios is exactly that! Located in Gilesgate, it is a quiet gated community with a range of modern studios of different sizes in order to provide options for every budget. On-site, there is also a snug hangout area that leads into a study space as well as an outdoor courtyard. Prices start at £146 per week.


Only 24 minutes from Durham University, 14 minutes from the city centre and 8 from the train station, CityBlock offers modern accommodation with flexible tenancies. Students can choose from budget ensuite singles to studio apartments or cluster flats for those looking to be more social. Prices start at £125 per week.

Chapel Heights 

Chapel Heights is great for those who want and love their own space. It’s close to St Bedes and Hild’s campus and is a 20-minute walk to other campuses. On-site, there’s a cinema room, a gym, a lounge, an outdoor courtyard, a hosting kitchen, and loads of free events! Prices for Chapel Heights studios start at £165 per week.

Ernest Place 

Ernest Place is luxury for students, with sleek and modern social areas for residents to relax in and enjoy. There’s an on-site gym, sky lounge, and rooftop terrace, meaning that you can enjoy time alone in your flat or socialising with friends in a glamourous environment. All of this, and it’s only a short distance from Durham city centre. Prices start at £135 per week.