April 17, 2024

Livin’ Boujee on a Budget: Oxford student accommodations

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Oxford student accommodations

Big congratulations are in order for getting into the University of Oxford. You’ve pretty much hit the jackpot, mate! Now the hunt for the perfect student accommodation begins. We’ve got your back on that front. Oxford is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a superb student life owing to the ancient, prestigious university. It feels like there’s magic in the air, or maybe it’s the whole harry potter thing messing with the brain, but the vibe is simply charming. The hidden nooks and alleys, the cobblestone lanes, the hip pubs, iconic buildings, the nightclubs, high street stores, quaint boutiques, cool coffee shops, the parks, fun and quirky hangout, Oxford is completely banging!

Oxford needs no description, all you need to know is that your student life will be epic. But, for that to happen, you first have to decide on where you want to live. There’s no denying that living in Oxford, although amazing, can get preettty…expensive, so listed below are some of the best student accommodation options for those ballin’ on a budget!

Cambridge Terrace 

Located at the heart of the city, Cambridge Terrace Oxford is right in the middle of basically everything. The university campus is just a short walk away, as is the train station, so you can be a buzzing bee, hopping and exploring to your heart’s content. Their cozy, fully-furnished studios and two-bedroom apartments are the best you can get with a low budget. The icing on the cake is that they provide awesome amenities like a free gym, bicycle storage (no mo stress about it getting stolen), a garden to chill in, and a study room (at least you won’t be alone in your assignment misery).

Slade Park 

Nestled in Headington near the Horspath Drift Way, Slade Park Oxford provides a wide range of ensuites and studio student accommodation without making a big dent in your pocket. It is one of the cheapest housing options available in Oxford, and the amenities available for that price are absolutely nuts! Another bonus is that Slade Park is a super easy bus ride away from the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University, and…wait for it…they provide a free bus pass for daily commute to the campus. And, a vending machine for ‘em late-night snackers!

Between Towns Court 

Laying close to the city center and the university campuses, this student accommodation is a dream come true for a thrifty soul. It offers easy access to the market and is within walking distance of budget-friendly restaurants and pubs. The rooms are sleek and chic with cozy yet modern interiors. The place has amenities like a pool table for chillin’ with friends, as well as lit social events to expand your circle. Who wouldn’t like to stay in a place like this?! 

Carfax Quarter

This accommodation is all but a skip away from the University of Oxford, with it being just a 2-minutes walk from campus. You’ll be thanking your stars for that on those early morning classes days. The closest bus station is just a stone’s throw away, making traveling around the city super easy-breezy. Carfax Quarter has a cinema and gaming room, so you’ll have something to keep you entertained while waiting out a gloomy, rainy day. They offer cluster rooms that are perfect for those who want to make friends and socialize. Also, FRIENDS 2.0?  

Student Castle Oxford

The property is located right in the middle of all the buzz, so life will be tots happening. Pubs, clubs, restaurants, coffee shops- you can find pretty much everything within walking distance. Study hard, party hard? Student Castle provides a wide range of options catering to students at every price point- from self-contained studios to ensuite rooms to flats. Moreover, the accommodation is well-connected with the bus and train station being an under a 10-minute walk. Plus, they have a common room, pool table, and gym that you can put to use to chase away the stir-craziness 

West Way Square

located closed to a central public piazza, West Way Square has plenty of shops, restaurants, a library, and a convenience store right on its doorstep. They have a variety of studio and apartment options- a lil something for everyone. The campus is just a short bus ride away, and the accommodation provides some epic amenities, but the one that takes the cake is the rooftop terrace! 

So these are some affordable student homes in Oxford that are listed on the University Living website.

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