best halls in Nottingham

The best student halls in Nottingham revealed, plus price compare

Finding the right student accommodation can make or break your first year at university. To help you out we’ve compiled a list of the best halls in Nottingham. 

The city has a range of student halls to suit pretty much every criteria. Some are fully catered, whilst others offer on-site gym/games rooms. Whatever you’re looking for, one of these Nottingham student halls will have the option for you. So if you’re thinking of coming to Nottingham to study, then this list will help you find the perfect student halls.

Here are some of the best student halls for freshers at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.

Nottingham Trent University

Curzon House

Curzon House is one of Nottingham’s private student halls and is a 15-minute walk away from the university campus. This residence has had good reviews from previous occupants for its supportive maintenance staff, as well as its closeness to Aldi, which is perfect for shopping on a student budget! Plus, the accommodation provides bike storage for anyone who is planning on cycling to university. What’s more, prices are slightly lower compared to other private accommodations, from £129 per week dependent on which type of flat you’re in.

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Gill Street South

Gill Street South is one of the newer accommodation blocks built by the uni. This is obvious when you compare the rooms and kitchens to what other accommodations have to offer. At Gill Street, you’re a stone’s throw away from the university and the city centre itself- making it a popular choice amongst Trent students. A room at Gill Street south is a little on the pricier side (£165 per week). However, in our opinion, it’s worth the extra cash!

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Goldsmith Court

If you fancy being even closer to the university action, then Goldsmith Court might be the hall for you. Goldsmith is a private student accommodation that sits right on the doorstep of Nottingham Trent’s Newton building, meaning it would take you less than two minutes to walk to your lectures.  Furthermore, this accommodation offers en-suite rooms, along with a host of other benefits such as on-site laundry facilities and social events throughout the year. Prices start from £136 per week.

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The Glasshouse

Next up, The Glasshouse is another popular choice among Trent students. This is probably because it’s conveniently located above an Aldi and next door to the city’s main shopping centre. The Glasshouse is privately owned and has a variety of different en-suite and non-ensuite rooms for students to rent. Despite it still being less than a 10-minute walk to uni, The Glasshouse is probably one of the better value student accommodations on offer in Nottingham. In fact, prices start from £117 per person per week.

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If you’re a sociable bunny and don’t mind living with quite a few people, then Sandby could be the halls for you. Owned by the university, Sandby is made up of flats with 12 or 13 bedrooms, each with two kitchens and a common room. The accommodation pretty much backs onto the student’s union and is therefore only minutes from the main university buildings, which is great if you don’t fancy a long commute. A standard en-suite room at Sandby will cost you £136.36 per week.

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New Hall

With kitchens that are of generous size and modern design, New Hall is a great residence to live in for your first year at Nottingham Trent. This student hall is split into flats of 6-12 people, so for students wanting to jump straight into university social life, New Hall is certainly ideal. Each room also comes with its own en-suite bathroom, so you won’t have to share it with a large flat. New Hall is on Clifton Campus, so it is perfect for any humanities or technology students. Prices for New Hall start at £157.92 per week.

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Nottingham Square

If you know that private accommodation is the option for you, Nottingham Square is definitely a safe bet. It’s super close to lots of great shops and popular bars, meaning that life at The Square is bound to be far from dull. What’s more, being only 15 minutes away from the City Campus on foot, the location is ideal. As a Grade II listed building paired with stylish, modern interior design, Nottingham Square proves to be an attractive living option for the busy student who loves the historical as well as the functional. Prices vary, with the lowest renting option costing around £117 per week.

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The University of Nottingham

Riverside Point

The University of Nottingham Jubilee campus is just a short walk from Riverside Point, and the University Park campus is just a short bus ride away. What’s more, there are nearly 500 rooms available, all of which have en-suite bathrooms. Kitchens are shared between flatmates unless you have a studio. There is also a common room and study area for you to get to know people. Plus, the site is close to Lenton, an area of the city filled with independent businesses and Nottingham’s only pre-WW2 cinema! Prices start at £157 per week.

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St Peters Court

More than 800 University of Nottingham students call St Peters Court home. It is really close to the Jubilee campus, and all of the rooms are en-suite. The kitchens and lounge areas are shared so you have plenty of space to get to know your new flatmates. Additionally, the court also has a common room with a pool table and tennis and there’s a gym. Plus, there are plenty of supermarkets, bars and cafes nearby to fulfil all your student needs. Room prices start at 145 per week.

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Nottingham Two

It comes as no surprise that Nottingham Two has been rated extremely highly by students. It is privately owned by Student Roost but these halls are only a five-minute walk from the University of Nottingham Jubilee campus. (That’s a short bus ride away from the city centre and next door to a Lidl supermarket.) Furthermore, Nottingham Two also boasts a catalogue of modern facilities. These include an on-site gym, an outdoor courtyard & BBQ area and secure car parking. En-suite contracts start from £155 per week, which includes a small double bed.

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Derby Hall

If you don’t fancy yourself as much of a chef, you should maybe consider Derby Hall as an option for your first-year accommodation. Derby Hall is catered, meaning that you won’t have to worry about cooking your own meals and burning your flat down in the process. It’s also conveniently right in the centre of the University Park campus and has a variety of different room options to choose from, including en-suites. Prices start at £171 per week. Alternatively, if you aren’t sure whether catered accommodation is for you, then take a look at our pros and cons list. 

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Nightingale Hall

Nightingale Hall is another catered University of Nottingham accommodation in the Sports Zone of the University Park campus. It’s surrounded by green space with a couple of tennis courts so it’s a beautiful place to stay. In addition to this, Nightingale hall has its own canteen, bar, common rooms and washing facilities and has been commended for its social atmosphere. Much like other accommodations at the University of Nottingham, there are a plethora of different rooms on offer here to suit every student. Prices start at £206 per week.

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Cripps Hall

Known for its Hogwarts vibe, Cripps Hall is a popular choice for students studying at the University of Nottingham University Park campus. Along with its sizeable dining hall, library and bar area, Cripps has large bedrooms, which are mostly en-suite, and excellent proximity to other university buildings. If you prefer a more traditional looking accommodation, Cripps may be the perfect choice for you! Prices start at £196 per week.

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Raleigh Park

If you are a student looking for self-catered accommodation instead, Raleigh Park may be for you. For years, this privately-owned accommodation has been positively reviewed by students regarding its social life and location. Even though it may lack certain extras that other Nottingham halls possess – such as a student bar – Raleigh features elements that other residences lack, such as an outdoor gym and an Amazon Pick-Up Locker. With only a five-minute walk from the university, Raleigh Park is accessible, and for people not wanting to live in a university-owned student village, it remains a solid choice. Prices start at £109.00 per week, subject to availability.

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Hugh Stewart Hall 

*Closed for refurbishment for 2022/23

Owned by the university, Hugh Stweart Hall is one of the most favoured halls on campus. It’s catered, is the perfect distance from everything, and looks great! Its rooms are spacious compared to other standard university rooms, and when the university is only a 5 to 10 minute walk away, you get to lie in. Prices for Hugh Stewart Hall start at £112 per week, with options and additions taking prices up to £171.

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Broadgate Park 

Broadgate Park is the closest to campus, with it literally being across the road from the University Park West entrance. It isn’t owned by the university but is managed by a private company. There are a few different types of rooms to choose from and is really the best option if you want to cook for yourself but don’t want to live too far away from campus. Broadgate is supposedly the most social out of the self-catered halls as well, as it is quite easy to socialise with your flat in the kitchen. There are various options of room size, en-suite, etc., with prices starting at £125 per week.

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