best halls in Reading

The best student halls in Reading revealed

Trying to find somewhere that feels like home is hard, and that’s no secret. So we’ve come to the rescue with a list of the best halls in Reading for you to take a look at. Whether you want lots of storage, a good view, social areas, or just somewhere cheap – there’s something for everyone.

Plus, don’t forget that as well as university-owned accommodation, there are private halls like Unite Students who have 2 properties to choose from in the city!

Crown House 

A small and cosy home to 99 students, there is a definite laid-back homely feel to Crown House. It is 5 minutes away from the London Road campus and 20 minutes from the White Knights Campus. There are ensuite rooms with shared kitchen facilities or you can opt for a contained studio if you’d rather have more privacy. There’s a spacious common room which is great for socialising or utilising the TV for DVD nights. Prices start at £168 per week.

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Central Studios

The name says it all – based in the centre of the city, Central Studios is a short walk from the town centre. There are a range of studio rooms to choose from, and plenty of places to socialise too. Whether you want to go watch some telly, play some table football or study socially, there’s places for it all. All of the studios are furnished with an ensuite, comfy bed, kitchenette and breakfast bar, and when you’re ready to go to uni there is a 24/7 bus link just outside. Prices start at £190 per week.

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Queens Court 

Home to a vibrant community from all around the globe, Queens Court is for people who love recreation as much as revision. They have a gym, an events programme, a cinema room and quiet study spaces, as well as their studios, ensuites and penthouses. All of the rooms are finished to a very high standard, with comfy furniture, smart TVs and storage for you to really make yourself at home. Prices start at £169 per week.

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New Century Place 

New Century Place claims to offer modern luxury at student prices, and by the looks of it, they’re fairly spot on. Just a short distance from the White Knights campus and town centre, this accommodation is a great option for students in Reading. There are sun terraces, a fitness suite, club lounge and comfy rooms with plenty of storage. Prices start at £202 per week.

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Childs Hall 

Opened in October 2012, Childs Hall offers comfortable, airy, self-catered accommodation. There are 594 ensuite rooms arranged into flats of 8 or 10, and each flat has a fully equipped kitchen. The rooms feature basic furnishings with plenty of storage space, and you’re located conveniently on campus. There’s even the option for a single-gender flat for those who want it. Prices start at £130.11 per week.

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Wessex Hall

Set in parkland and located on campus, Wessex Hall has 196 bedrooms, all of which have all the necessary furnishings plus a sink. The rooms share bathroom and kitchen facilities with their flats and are self-catered. Residents get to benefit from the newly renovated bar and slick 25 seat cinema room available to all who stay at Wessex. Prices start at £131.25 per week.

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Wantage Hall

Wantage Hall opened in 1908. The accommodation is split into Old Court and New Court, and has 150 rooms with sinks and 74 without. There is a flexible meal package available to students to allow the purchase of meals and snacks using a cash allowance, as well as shared kitchens. Students can enjoy themselves in the communal facilities like the basement bar, common room and TV room. Prices start at £155.50 per week. a

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