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Student Accommodation in Exeter

Written by Sam | January 15, 2021

Exeter has a good university presence and is a well-established university with many awards and accreditations. Exeter only has one university which is, University of Exeter.

It has 4 campuses, not all based in Exeter, however, for the ease of this blog, we will be focusing on the student accommodation in and around Exeter.

Exeter itself has good transport links, you can get there easily by train and road with a good service in to London should you need it. A big plus for Exeter is that is surrounded by great natural scenery and you can easily get in to Cornwall if you want to.

If you want to read more detail about Exeter and what it has to offer, transport, what you can do and what it is like as a student you will find the blog about Exeter helpful. If you want to read more about the University of Exeter then you will find this University page helpful

Private Student Accommodation in Exeter

There is quite a lot of student accommodation choice in Exeter and this is good as a student. In this section, we are just looking at the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA).

These accommodations have some very good upsides, they have:

  • More security
  • Communal spaces – cinema & games rooms
  • Accommodation managers
  • Breakfasts
  • Bikes to use
  • Bills included

However, one downside can be the price. They are more expensive than student housing but you have to decide whether it is worth the extras.

Because there is a lot in Exeter, it means that it creates friendly competition as to who can have the best. It also means there will be plenty of options for you to choose from.

All the accommodation is within walking distance and either based around the city centre or more towards the university. A lot of the accommodation is also based around one of the train stations as well which makes it really easy to get in and out of Exeter.

Map of Student Accommodation in Exeter
Map of Student Accommodation in Exeter

Some of the good student accommodation providers in Exeter are:

If you are searching for student accommodation and want to find the better ones to enjoy your experience, here are my tips:

  • Always view when you can and view more than one
  • Look for quality of the bed and furnishings
  • Check the cinema and gym and make sure they are fit for purpose
  • Try and speak to tenants when they aren’t there
  • Research the accommodation online to check nothing bad has happened
  • Look at the deposit and rent schedule

Student Housing in Exeter

For student housing in Exeter there are plenty of options for students, I wold say the average is around £125 per week for all bills included. This is slightly higher than the average, however, this is because of the location, area and university.

I have seen some for £150 per week and some for £100 per week, it all depends on where you want to live.

Best places to live in Exeter as a student are:

  • Union Road
  • Victoria Street
  • Howell Road
  • Mount Pleasant

Because Exeter is a fairly small and tight knit community, there aren’t very many places you can choose from. There are more than what is in the list above.

These areas, are most popular for different reasons. Union road is close to the university, but you can expect to pay the most where as Mount Pleasant and Howell are slightly further out and you can have cheaper rents.

Victoria street is just off Union road and again will have higher rents but lower commute times. All the areas have all the basics you need and have good access to the university whether that is by walk, bike or bus!

Some good student letting agents and landlords in Exeter are:

If you are searching for student accommodation in Exeter, then you can follow these tips to make sure you get good quality student housing in Exeter for a good experience:

  • Look for quality in the houses
  • Always view the property
  • View more than one property with one agent for a benchmark
  • Read the tenancy before signing
  • Check the inventory and deposit schemes

If you want more detail on how to find your next student accommodation then this article will help: How to find your next student accommodation.

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