When you’re viewing a property for university, we understand the importance of asking questions and getting the feel of the space. You might feel pressure to secure student accommodation, but it pays off to be thorough when viewing show flats. We’ve put together a list of the best questions to ask when viewing student accommodation.
Got the grades? Got the uni place? Now book your room
The years of hard work have finally paid off. After another year of cancelled exams and virtual learning becoming the norm, the light is finally at the end of the tunnel. Whatever the result, you’ve worked hard. You’re going to uni.
You may have already found yourself a place to live, but it may have also been something nearer the bottom of your to do list.
Need accommodation for September? If you still haven’t found yourself a place, there’s no need to panic. With Host, you’ll be able to choose from a number of prime locations across the UK and Ireland.
You can take a look at all our Host homes across the UK on our locations page.
Why not opt for purpose-built student accommodation?
Most first year university students choose to live in accommodation provided by the uni itself. This is offered to most university students going into their first year. Providing that they are applied for within the given deadlines.
If you like the idea of living in private student accommodation, you’ll be guaranteed an environment that has been built with the best student experience in mind. Luxury and modern living in locations close to your chosen university.
Your bills are also taken care of for you as they are included in your rent. Which means you don’t have to worry about sorting any of that out – which can be a big hassle.
Creating your ultimate uni experience
Living with the friends you’ve made at university can be really special. Many of our properties have cluster flats available. Meaning you and your friends can all live together in the same flat.
Flat sizes vary across properties but can accommodate anything from two to thirteen people in the same flat. You’ll each have your own private bedroom, bathroom and study space. But you’ll share the kitchen and living area. Rooms in the flats are modern and spacious, and you can kit them out the way that you want.
You can use the social spaces available with Host to chat and relax with your friends. There are also on-site fitness suites at some of our locations like King’s Cross in London. And the Printworks in Exeter where you can work up a sweat or perfect your yoga poses.
Many of our student homes have outdoor gardens to enjoy. Like The Hive which has a landscaped roof terrace with beautiful views of the London skyline. And Southampton Crossings with its rooftop garden, the best spot to relax morning till evening.
With over 20 major university cities and towns across the UK and Ireland. We’re sure to offer you something that you’ll love. And be able to call home from first year all the way through to the end of your university studies.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.Show me all news
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