Top 10 Reasons to live at 27 Magdalen Street, Colchester

Planning on studying in Colchester? We provide the perfect student accommodation for you at 27 Magdalen Street, whether you’re starting your academic career as a first-year student or you’re approaching your final years.

You won’t have to worry about paying utility bills because they will be taken care of for you if you choose all-inclusive living. The same holds true for maintenance issues. Waiting weeks for something to be mended is unnecessary when there is an on-site maintenance team.

We want you to get everything you want out of student life. This is and should be the most exciting part of your life to date. But we understand that sometimes student life is an emotional whirlwind.

That’s why we work hard behind the scenes to create a home that is a calm, stress-free, fun place to be, free from the pressures and worries of the outside world. Exactly how a home should feel.


Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at the top reasons for living at 27 Magdalen Street from our previous happy residents:

1. Lots of facilities

At Host, we make sure as a studying student, you have access to little luxuries, a home from home. See below our fantastic facilities on offer at 27 Magdalen Street.

  • Communal lounge
  • Games area
  • Study area
  • Outdoor courtyard & garden space
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Foosball Table
  • Freeview
  • Netflix
  • PlayStation
  • Whiteboard Wall
  • Quiet area

2. Student Accommodation in Colchester Close to town

Colchester Town train station is just a 5 minute walk away from 27 Magdalen Street. Fancy a day out in London or want to spend a day by the beach at Clacton-On-Sea? Easy peasy.


3. Excellent transport options

27 Magdalen Street is situated opposite the bus stop which takes you directly to the university campus. Easily hop on the 74 seasider bus for a quick 12 minute journey. (Top tip, if you stay on this bus it takes you to Clacton-On-Sea).


4. High speed internet

Never miss a video call with friends and family with our free Wi-Fi and internet up to 200MB.


5. Storage for all your things

Bedside shelves, drawers, under bed storage, book shelves, and wardrobes – 27 Magdalen Street rooms have plenty of storage for all of your belongings.


6. 24/7 parcel collection

Not going to be in for a delivery? No drama. Our on site staff will be in to ensure your parcels are always collected and signed for. Whenever you return from your ventures, pop down to the reception and your parcel will be ready to get!


7. Kind and supportive staff

Our staff are there to make your experience as smooth as possible. Need advice or have a maintenance question? Our team are on hand.


8. ResiLife Events

Get involved in our monthly ResiLife events. Our events vary year to year but have included Book Clubs, Coffee Mornings, FIFA Tournaments, Quiz Nights and Pumpkin Carving Competitions.


9. Student accommodation with no rising bills

Our bills are all-inclusive. No need to worry about the cost of bills rising.


10. £200 cashback when you book for September 2023!

There hasn’t been a better time to book! Students who book an en-suite room at 27 Magdalen Street before 28th February for the 2023/24 academic year will be eligible to receive £200 Cashback.


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