The residence is centrally located, so you’ll be right next to all the essential places. It is an easy walk to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff University or the Cardiff Metropolitan University. Located just off Blackweir Fields, the residence is within easy reach of a good choice of student bars and restaurants – so you’ll never be short of things to see and do.
There are two local student pubs on offer just a stone’s throw from the residence; The North Star and the Blackweir Tavern, which has lots of affordable drinks and meals for less than £10.00. The North Star is a cool and quirky place with good quality food and drink. Alternatively, the Uni Kitchen also has some tasty options for food. It is run for students, by students – so you know they just ‘get’ whatever it is you want.
Take a trip back in time and learn about the history and evolution of Wales at the National Museum Cardiff. The museum has an interesting collection of fine art from over 500 years ago. Other places you might also like to visit include Cardiff Castle, which is less than 10 minutes away by bus and is surrounded by the beautiful natural scenery of Bute Park. This is a great spot for taking a break from studying and having some fun outdoors in the sunshine.
To watch live performances and entertainment, Principality Stadium is a popular attraction amongst students, so whether it’s a football match or your favourite band, you’re sure to find something to enjoy.
For eating out, the city centre has a wide selection of restaurants including Pizza Express, Bill’s Nando’s, Cosy Club and the very popular student spot – TGI Friday’s – so you’ll never be stuck for options. For amazing coffee be sure to check out HogWurst; it’s the perfect place for a study session or if you’re in need of a coffee hit before a long day of lectures.
The residence has 410 rooms which are a combination of Classic and Premium en-suites. Both en-suite rooms have your own bathroom in the room which offers you plenty of privacy. Residents have access to a fully fitted kitchen with a large living area which you would share with between 3–5 of your fellow flatmates. Whilst both en-suite rooms have the same facilities within the rooms, if you want that little bit of extra space then the Premium en-suite may be the room for you!
If you need a break from the scenery of your room then there is a large common room which is kitted out with plenty of activities, such as a pool table and foosball table, for you to just sit back and relax and just chill.
So your parents aren’t around to do your laundry for you, however, there are laundry facilities on-site for you to use with quick and easy step-by-step instructions for you to get clean clothes! Don’t worry if you struggle the first time though, the reception team will be more than happy to point you in the right direction where anything is concerned during your stay so you are confident and comfortable.
If anything goes wrong in your room, from a lightbulb going to something more dramatic; then just give the on-site maintenance team a call where an experienced member of staff will be able to sort it for you quickly and at a time that works best for you too!
Not only will you find your guardian residence angels monitoring the residence by CCTV 24 hours a day; when the reception staff have left for the day then you will always find a friendly face with security in place of them! The safety of the students is the residences number one priority, so you will always find 24 hours staff presence on-site 365 days of the year!
The Cardiff Cathays residence has a range of en-suite rooms available.
More details below:
This is a classic en-suite room measuring around 10m². 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 3-5 flatmates.
Available from: 22 Aug 2018 - 05 Sep 2018
This is a premium en-suite room measuring around 13m². 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 3-5 flatmates.
Available from: 22 Aug 2018 - 05 Sep 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.
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 workspace.
The minimum stay is seven nights.
Rooms are typically 10-13 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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