What accommodation options are there for Newcastle students?

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The smallest “big” city in the United Kingdom; Newcastle is a vibrant city bursting with culture. Home to both Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Newcastle College, there are around 42,000 students living around the Northeast city utilising the various amenities Newcastle has to offer, including cultural landmarks, sporting arenas and a colourful nightlife.

Starting higher education comes with a few important choices that can determine how much you get out of your student experience. Perhaps the most essential is where you are going to live.

This guide will cover the different types of Newcastle student accommodation, how to decide and how Mansion Student can help.

What are the different types of student accommodation?

As the ideal student destination, there is a vast amount of student accommodation options throughout the city of Newcastle.

University halls of residence

Halls are the traditional option for first-year students. The amount of rent you pay will depend on the type of room you have and whether you want a catered or self-catered experience. Catering is great if you have little experience in the kitchen, but this will increase your rent.

At Newcastle University, the halls of residence typically cost between £95 and £150 per week. This includes Wi-Fi, TVs, onsite laundrettes and wash basins or en-suites. Being on campus is convenient and ensures you are surrounded by other students. However, sometimes you will not get your first choice and you may have to share a communal bathroom.

Private student halls

Private halls are usually on campus or within walking distance. They offer en-suite and studio options and can cost anywhere from £120-170 per week. Private halls do not offer catering, so you will have to buy and cook your own food.

Privately rented accommodation

Renting privately offers you more choices. You can opt for a studio, flat or shared house. Average weekly rents with private landlords in Newcastle sit between £64 and £109 per week. While this initially seems cheaper, it is worth noting that most private rentals do not include bills in the rent as halls do, so your utility bills will be extra.

How do you choose accommodation as a student?


Newcastle view of tyne bridge and riverLocation is key any time you decide to move. As a student, you will want to live close to campus so that getting to lectures is easy. You will also want to live near other students who are sharing your experience.

When moving to a new city centre, you may want to be at the heart of everything, living near restaurants, clubs and bars. Luckily, Newcastle has a Metro rail network that can help you easily explore the city. For student housing, you may want to consider locations close to Newcastle city centre, or that are near places of interest such as Newcastle Glassworks and St James Park.

Who you are living with

If you are new to the area, you probably do not know anyone, which can be worrying when you live in shared accommodation. Studio options are a good choice for those concerned about their privacy. If you choose to live with people who are not students, they will have to pay council tax. As a student, you are exempt.

For more information on who you should live with, read our advice centre piece here.

Are bills included?

Student rentals and halls generally include bills in the rent. If you opt for a private landlord outside of student housing, bills are normally managed separately.

What is included in the price?

Different types of accommodation will include different benefits. Student halls can include catering in your weekly payment, so it is best to research exactly what you get for your money with each option you are considering.

Make sure you understand what is included in the price. Find out more information here.

Size and functionality

Space is important and you need to make sure you can live comfortably. You should decide how much storage you will need for your clothes and other essentials and find student housing that reflects this.

What are the benefits of private accommodation?

Private accommodation has more options and gives you more control over your living space. Often you can find a better balance between having your own space and being part of the student community. You generally have a larger room and access to superior facilities.

Living off campus but within walking distance gives you the best of both worlds. You can easily access campus life while having the city centre on your doorstep. If you live in private halls, this also means you can socialise with students at other universities, such as Newcastle University and Northumbria University in your area.

Mansion Tyne, Howard Street

Mansion Tyne is perfectly placed no matter where you study. It is located on Howard Street within walking distance of Northumbria University, Newcastle University and Newcastle College. You can choose from an en-suite cluster flat, studio or one-bedroom apartment.

Each room has either a ¾ or double bed, en-suite bathroom, study area and plenty of storage. There is also a communal study area, cinema room and social space. Rent starts from £110 per week and includes all bills. Mansion Tyne has a dedicated hospitality office, CCTV and a laundry room.

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How Mansion Student can help

Since 2007, Mansion Student has acquired, developed and maintained modern student accommodations throughout some of the most popular student cities in the United Kingdom. We prioritise your welfare during your stay, and will help you through every stage of the booking and tenancy period. Browse through our different student accommodation locations below:

If you are interested in staying at any of our student accommodations, arrange a viewing here to ensure you are completely happy with the property before booking.

Browse through our student offers here.

Contact Mansion Student today for more information about booking accommodation, or call us at 0800 652 7844

Your well-being is a top priority. Whether you have move-in jitters or need directions to iconic sports venues, Mansion Student can help. Living with Mansion Student will put you at the heart of a vibrant student community. Contact us here today to see how we can help.

Frequently asked questions

What is included in your rent?

At Mansion Tyne, your bills are included in the rent. This covers your utilities, Wi-Fi and contents insurance.

Is a student house cheaper than halls?

The price of any accommodation is going to depend on the type of room and facilities provided. Most rent sits in a similar bracket for halls and private.

What facilities are available in student rooms?

Every room at Mansion Tyne has ample storage, a comfortable bed, dedicated study space and an en-suite bathroom. Apartments have their own kitchens as well.

What are the most common types of accommodation for students?

Halls are a common choice for first-year students. You can opt for university-owned or private-owned halls. Student houses and privately rented accommodation are more popular for second and third-year students.

For more information on our student accommodation, contact Mansion Student today.

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