The residence is located in the city centre of Cardiff next to the hustle and bustle of nightlife and entertainment. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants when you stay at this residence.
Mill Lane is on the doorstep of the residence and is home to a range of upmarket cocktail bars such as Kapu, Peppermint and Mocka – all less than a five-minute walk away. These bars are the perfect place to relax in the summer months as they feature outside seating and 2-4-1 cocktail deals. Just across from Mill Lane you will find St Mary’s Street which has a diverse range of student bars, all offering massive deals you won’t be able to turn down. The Australian club and bar Walkabout, Maddison’s and The Brewhouse are just a few of the places you may find here.
For the shopaholic, visit St David’s Shopping Centre – a five-minute walk away! There are 120 branded shops to indulge in, perfect for that retail therapy. Of course, if you are looking for some independent shops, take a trip on down to Cardiff’s many arcades where you will some little gems! To see some of your favourite act live, you’ll want to visit the Motorpoint Arena, a few seconds away from the residence. The venue has hosted some pretty famous acts over the years so keep an eye out for your favourites.
Cardiff Bay is a five-minute journey from Cardiff Queen Street train station where there are plenty of things to see and do. The Doctor Who Experience can be found here; the tour sends you to various film locations around the City and is reasonably priced. Cardiff Bay offers boat trips to and from the city centre, where you can see the Wales Millennium Centre.
As well as all of your utility bills being included in the price of the rent, it doesn’t stop there! The residence comes with an on-site gym for all those students who like to feel the burn, but not in their wallet!! Not only that, but there is a large, deluxe common room kitted out with state-of-the-art furnishings and plenty of activities so you can just sit back and chill with your friends, without the need to leave the residence to do so!! For those of you who want some fresh Welsh air, there is an external courtyard for you to get some quiet time without the hustle and bustle of the town centre.
Seeing as your parents aren’t around to do your laundry for you, and neither are we – there are laundry facilities on-site for you to use with quick, cheap and easy step-by-step instructions. In the event that you maybe need that little support on your first time, the lovely staff at reception are not only there to take your delivery of parcels and signed-for items, but to generally help you out whenever you need it! No query or question is too much for them when it comes to the students of the residence!
Safety of the residents is a number one priority which is why the residence is monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day, with security on-site outside of the hours that the reception staff are! That way you have your very own personal residence guardian angels around all the time. Need something fixed immediately? Well, then the maintenance team are on-hand to repair anything you need at a time which is suitable for you!
The Cardiff Newtown residence has a range of en-suite rooms available.
More details below:
This is a premium en-suite room measuring around 14m². The room has a comfortable double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of storage. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building. You will also have access to the communal living and kitchen areas which you will share with between 4-8 flatmates.
Available from: 13 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
This is a double en-suite studio measuring around 18.4m². The room has a comfortable small double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of storage. The studio is fully equipped with a private kitchenette. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.
Available from: 13 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
You can select the type of room you stay in.
However, you cannot request specific details such as what floor the room is on or who your flatmates are, as the rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you do have a special request, please let us know and we will do our best to help you.
Yes, you can, however, it would need to be arranged with at least 48 hours notice.
Smoking is not permitted in any indoor area in the UK. Please use the designated smoking areas found outside the residence.
Unfortunately, no pets are permitted in any of our residences.
This residence offers dedicated laundry facilities where you can wash and dry your clothes.
Yes, all utility bills are included in the price of the room, including gas, electric and Wi-Fi internet.
Yes, there is wireless internet in every bedroom and throughout the building.
Both rooms have private en-suite bathrooms. The difference is that studios have cooking facilities within the room, while the single en suite rooms have access to a shared kitchen.
No, there is no curfew. You will be living independently, you will have your own key and can come and go as you please.
Yes, the reception staff usually work during office hours Monday to Friday. However, when the reception is closed, there will always be a member of the customer service or security team on hand, either to assist you in person or for you to contact by telephone.
Unfortunately, this residence is only available to students aged 18 or over.
On occasion, subject to management approval, an exception can be made for students who turn 18 during their stay.
En-suite rooms include features such as a private bathroom, a comfortable double sized bed, your own desk for study and Wi-Fi connected work space.
The minimum stay is seven nights.
Rooms are typically 14 square meters.
Really, we are very happy with our room at the residence. James in the residences team has helped us with all aspects of our booking and we would like to say, big thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!Dmitriy and Maria, two students from Russia: Residence booking
“We have been working with London Homestays for over 5 years. With their support, we have managed to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. We strongly recommend London Homestays to anyone who’s looking for quality, reliability and exceptional customer service.”Alex Fernandes, Accommodation & Visa Compliance Manager, Malvern House London
“Having worked with them since 2013, I can state that London Homestays have always taken care to match our students with suitable host families. They have a very friendly yet professional approach to their work. Our students have enjoyed staying at their homestays. Overall, students say that their host families are attentive and welcoming.”Carl Roberton, Principal, Stafford House School of English
“We at Burlington School have worked with London Homestays since 2014, and I professionally know the team since 2009 when I worked for another company in the education and accommodation industry. Having had the opportunity to work with London Homestays since the company started operations in London, all of the enquiries have been dealt with in a dedicated and timely manner, the team members are customer-oriented and always provide an exceptional accommodation experience to our students. I have no hesitation to recommend London Homestays as excellent accommodation providers and business partners.”Eliane Tomasi, Accommodation & Welfare Officer, Burlington School
“LSC Stanton has been working with London Homestays since 2011 and we are very pleased with the quality of accommodation and service they give to us. We have a good relationship with the team and they are always on hand to deal with any last-minute requests.”Nick Bray, Managing Director, London Study Centre
“Cooperation with London Homestays is always great! We highly appreciate proactive approach and effort to ensure the best possible services for our groups. We always had a great clean accommodation, friendly family and smart local organisers. Students of our groups were satisfied and they enjoyed staying in London very much. We would like to recommend this agency. The whole team is very kind.”Miroslava Foltýnová, Owner, CK Bus Tours
“We offer internships in London to European students and looked for a reliable partner to provide accommodation to our candidates. We have been very happy with the services provided by London Homestays, as have our candidates, as they have always received quickly information on families, the possibility to book a room in a short delay and also a good quality of families. I would recommend without any doubt this agency. The team is very professional, efficient and friendly :). We hope to send new trainees soon!”Stéphanie Frassanito, Program Manager, Work Overseas
“Our school from the Czech Republic has had great experiences with London Homestays. They are one of the only hosting agencies who would accept our very young guests (under 12). The host families were generally welcoming, kind, and accommodating. The service provided by the coordinator Kate O’Connor and other admin staff is second to none.”Kate Powers, Vice Principal for English Studies, Sunny Canadian International School
My homestay host Debra transformed my stay into the most amazing experience of my whole life!Florian, student from Belgium: Homestay booking in Zone 3
My stay with my host family makes my time at UK much more fun and exciting! Life is happening!Bao, student from China: Homestay booking in Zone 4+
It was an amazing experience, I’ve found a new home where I feel as comfortable as I do in my own home!Laura, student from France: Homestay booking in Zone 2
Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting (SCIC) has worked with Home from Home many times and they have provided a very professional service.Chan Sen, Director at Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting
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