9 room types to choose from.

27 Magdalen Street.

Colchester student accommodation.

FLASH SALE: En-suite rooms from £115pw.

Host 27 Magdalen Street allows you to escape campus and be right in the middle of city centre life. Less than 10 minutes’ walk from Colchester’s shops, bars and restaurants – perfect if you work in town.

Onsite at 27 Magdalen Street you’ll find a range of en-suite (4-6 bedroom flats) and studio rooms with all your bills included plus spacious social spaces including communal lounge with games area and relaxing outdoor courtyards. You’ll also find Colchester’s main ALDI supermarket right next door and the lush green spaces of Castle Park a 10 minute walk away.

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ARU Student? Book an en-suite room at 27 Magdalen Street for September 2024 and you’ll receive a total of £975.00 cashback (£500 cashback and an additional £475 towards your rail fare). Come and view 27 Magdalen Street for yourself. Book a viewing today and as a reward you’ll also receive a £5 Amazon gift card on the day^.

^One gift card per student – gift card received on completion of viewing –
limited number available on a first come first served basis.
Looking for a shorter term contract length?

39 week contracts ending 14th June 2025 available in Gold and Platinum en-suite rooms.
Limited number of semester lets in Gold and Gold Plus En-suite rooms available for 2024/25.

  • No Place No Pay
  • No Visa No Pay
  • £975 cashback for ARU students
  • £500 cashback
  • Rebookers: £500 cashback
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The Facilities.
27 Magdalen Street.


  • 24/7 on-site team with CCTV Coverage
  • Secure key fob access
  • Lifts to all floors
  • 4-6 bedroom en-suite flats
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms available
  • Communal lounge
  • Games area
  • Gaming facilities with Playstation
  • Social calendar of events
  • Study area
  • Outdoor courtyard & garden space
  • Free Wi-Fi & Internet (up to 200mb)
  • Secure bicycle parking
  • Laundry room with washing and drying facilities
  • Onsite recycling facilities

Student rooms in Colchester.
Let's find you a room.

All of our 252 bedrooms have been designed to help you make the most of your time at university. They will be ultra modern, and include lots of little luxuries like high-tech kitchens and beautiful bathrooms.

Please note: All pictures are indicative only – all rooms and layouts vary slightly.

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Looking for a shorter term contract length for September 2024?
39 week contracts ending 14th June 2025 available in Gold and Platinum en-suite rooms.

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Looking for a semester let for 2024/25?
A limited number of September and January semester lets available in Gold and Gold Plus en-suite rooms.

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  • Silver Plus En-suite

    From £128.00 pw.


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  • Gold En-suite

    From £141.00 pw.

    Availability:39 week contract available

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  • Platinum En-suite

    From £146.00 pw.

    Availability:39 week contract available

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  • Platinum Plus En-suite

    From £150.00 pw.


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  • Deluxe En-suite

    From £155.00 pw.

    Availability:Limited availability

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  • Deluxe Plus En-suite

    From £157.00 pw.

    Availability:Limited availability

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  • Studio Gold

    From £245.00 pw.

    Availability:Last one remaining

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Getting to


When it comes to studying, the University of Essex Colchester campus is a 10 minute bike ride or a easy 20-minute bus ride away with the bus stop right outside.

Studying at Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford? You can be on campus within 45 minutes from Colchester Town railway station – a 5 minute walk from our front door.

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Our People. Your Hosts.

Welcoming, helpful, kind. That’s us. Our people work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure your Host home is a calm, stress-free and fun place to be. From our building managers to security guards, support team to maintenance guys, we’re here for you, 24/7, whenever you need us. We’ll be there. Ready to solve any problems and soothe away those worries. We know what’s it’s like being a student, because we’ve all been there and done it. Think of us as one big family, here to make you feel at home.

What our residents say


Best student accommodation I’ve ever lived in, close to the station and the town centre, lovely management (Chris, Emma, Jake and Janine), will really miss living there.


The experience at Host was fantastic and we really appreciated the kindness and help from Gary and the staff. We would definitely recommend this place for other students!


I lived here as a postgraduate student. I had a very good experience. All of the team were very helpful and always made me feel welcome. They even helped carry all of my stuff into my room. The Printworks offers a good environment for studying with sound proof rooms and the study room is very helpful when you don't want to walk to the library. The Gym downstairs was also very handy. I would definitely recommend it. The Printworks is no doubt one of the best accommodations in Exeter.


This could be the most comfort apartment in Southampton! I truly love the karaoke room and the balcony on the top floor. Amazing view and everything is new and modern.