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27 Magdalen Street.

Colchester student accommodation.

Situated in the City centre, 27 Magdalen Street is the perfect choice for students in Colchester. The University of Essex Colchester Campus and University Centre Colchester are a short distance away, and all of the City’s popular bars, shops and entertainment venues are all within walking distance. Fancy staying in? Sit back, relax and catch up with your friends in our very own on-site social spaces.

Looking for a student room for Semester 1 2023/24?
Semester let from 16th September 2023 to 6th January 2024 available in a Platinum Plus En-suite room.

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The Facilities.
27 Magdalen Street.


  • On-site staff with CCTV Coverage
  • Secure key fob access
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms available
  • Communal lounge
  • Games area
  • Gaming facilities with Playstation
  • ResiLife 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.

Looking for a student room for Semester 1 2023/24?
Semester let from 16th September 2023 to 6th January 2024 available in a Platinum Plus En-suite room.

SPRING OFFER: £500 cashback on en-suite rooms
Book an en-suite room at 27 Magdalen Street for 2023/24 and earn yourself £500 Cashback.

What's it like?


Britain’s first city and the former capital of Roman Britain, Colchester is a historic City in Essex. It may be historic, but it keeps up with the times. 21st Century Colchester is a thriving, modern City popular with students at the University of Essex. Whatever your taste or budget, there’s plenty to see and do in Colchester and the surrounding area.

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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.