Newcastle upon Tyne

Castle Leazes Halls, Newcastle

Castle Leazes has clean rooms, a convenient central location, breakfast hall, bar with pool tables, and 24/7 reception.

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  • 20th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • No smoking


  • Shared gardens

Food and Drinks

  • Continental breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Gardens
  • Tennis courts (walking distance)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

These are the largest of the University residences, situated in Spital Tongues, an historic area of Newcastle upon Tyne, located north west of the city centre.  Castle Leazes is within approximately 15 minutes walking distance of both the main University precinct and the city's many visitor attractions.

Castle Leazes accommodates over 1,000 students during term time and during the summer vacation many of these rooms are available for guests. Social facilities on the site include 3 large dining rooms, TV rooms, games room, snooker room, shop and launderette. There is also a fully licensed bar on site, however, this is only available when sufficient numbers of guests are in hall.

All the study bedrooms have a wash hand basin and shared shower and bathroom facilities. In addition nine rooms are specially fitted for guests with disabilities.  Some rooms have attactive moorland views. Rooms are clean and tidy and serviced daily.

All bedrooms are double-glazed with thermostatically controlled central heating. Bed linen, towels, welcome packs and complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities are provided in each bedroom.

Hairdryers are available from Castle Leazes main Reception. A £5 deposit will be required.

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast is included in the price of your room and is served in one of the three dining rooms. 

Excellent-value light snacks and sandwiches can also be bought from the bar, coffee shop (only open during busy periods) and shop. Vending machines provide a 24-hour service for confectionery, snacks and drinks.

At certain times an evening meal service is available and guests are able to purchase meal tickets. Details should be obtained from Reception on arrival.

Grounds and gardens

There are three pleasant quadrangle areas within the Hall grounds.

Other facilities

24-hour reception



Bar with satellite TV and large screen (only open for drinks service in busy periods)

Coffee Shop (only open during busy periods

Snooker rooms

TV rooms and table tennis room

Bicycle storage

Parking is free of charge, but is limited. Guests should request a place in the Additional Information section of the booking form.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Castle Leazes Halls, Spital Tongues, Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4NZ, United Kingdom

Check In: From 3pm Check Out: By 10am

Check in at Castle Leazes main reception which is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Arrangements for left luggage can be made with Reception on arrival/departure.

By Car: From the A1 take A69 to Newcastle, straight over first roundabout and stay on A186 (West Road) into town, crossing three roundabouts. After the General Hospital on the left, turn left at the first traffic lights onto Brighton Grove (C116). Follow signs for Castle Leazes through two sets of traffic lights, then first right into Fountain Row and straight along to Main Entrance.

By Rail: Trains arrive at Newcastle Central Station.  Bus numbers 71 - 72 - 73 - 87 - 88 leave from Westgate Road (2 minutes from station) to Fenham Barracks. Cross road and walk through Barracks down Holland Drive to Main Entrance - two minutes' walk. Or, take the Metro from Central Station to Haymarket, then walk up St Thomas' Street, up Richardson Road and across the Moor to Castle Leazes - 15 minutes' walk. Alternatively, a taxi from the Central Station to Castle Leazes takes approximately 7 minutes.
By Air: Take the Metro from Airport to Haymarket, then walk up St Thomas' Street, up Richardson Road and across the Moor to Castle Leazes - 15 minutes' walk. Alternatively, take a taxi direct to the Halls - approximately 20 minutes. The Airport Bus will take you to Newcastle Central Station.

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Customer feedback

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, September 2012: very friendly staff! 4/5

, August 2012: Everything was all right, I got a quiet room, that's what I was looking for. 3/5

, July 2012: Student room was comfortable and what you would expect for the money. Very close to university and town and with nice views over a field. 4/5

, September 2011: Thanks for a very enjoyable stay. I thought the staff at reception and in the catering unit were very good and made our stay even more enjoyable. My comments on the standard of the room are based on what I have encountered at other universities. In several cases the room has included a shower and in some cases a TV. I can not remember if Newcastle offers such facilities but this would have been the icing on the cake. Its certainly not an issue that would prevent me from re-booking or recommending the service to others. 5/5

, August 2011: Very friendly staff who were very helpful 4/5

, July 2011: This is my second stay at Castle Leazes and it was excellent in all aspects. I needed to change rooms and reception staff were helpful & they found me a better room speedily. All staff were friendly & positive, including reception, dining room, domestic & gardeners...everyone I came into contact with. Another happy holiday in Newcastle! 5/5

, September 2010: Ideal location and all staff and security very helpfull and look forward to seeing you all next year many thanks LEE 4/5

, September 2010: Fantastic for the money, nice and quite and a very goog choice of breakfast, i would stay there again no question 4/5

, September 2010: Superb, very good accomodation 5/5

, September 2010: Accommodation was excellent and all the staff were extremely helpful and made you feel welcome. 5/5

, August 2010: This was our 2nd visit-even better than the first; service was excellent -reception staff were all approachable and friendly; rooms were clean and toilet and shower facilities were clean, in good working order and well maintained. The breakfasts were first class-the introduction of 'smoothies' was a real innovation staff and catering staff were helpful and efficient. Everyone involved was a credit to the University-we certainly hope that the University continues to offer this service for many years to come. We really enjoyed our stay 5/5

, August 2010: Lovely quiet location close to the city centre. Very friendly staff, good facilities, great location. I will be syating again on my next trip. Oh and the breakfast is fantastic. 4/5

, August 2010: had a brill time thanks 5/5

, August 2010: never made it for breakfast . First taxi driver did charge us £7 and never eved dropped us of anywhere near halls then the rest of the taxi,s only charged £3! so watch out for that, room was basic but nice and bathroom was very clean and thats what i care about, i would stay here again though! 3/5

, August 2010: rooms were clean ,tidy and comfortable ! reception staff polite and very helpful !! thank you ! 5/5

, August 2010: Lovely friendly helpful staff! 4/5

, July 2010: I would just comment that the curtains did not really fit the windows with the result that I was woken vey early by sunlight in my eyes! Otherwise excellent value and service. 4/5

, July 2010: Great value for money . Excellent facilities . Helpful friendly staff . 5/5

, February 2010: The room was clean and tidy, the staff were very friendly, for me the overall stay was very enjoyable, the breakfast was excellent, the staff at the canteen were very friendly, I shall be coming back soon. Richard Postlethwaite 5/5

, February 2010: Very friendly & professional staff; rooms were comfortable and the Hall is so handy for the city centre. Would certainly come again 5/5

, July 2009: Food at breakfast was plentiful but I did notice that the orange juice was watered down and it would be really good if the hot water supplied for tea and coffee could be kept warmer than in the thermos flasks used. However, I thought you were excellent value for money and very helpful! 4/5

, July 2009: I booked two rooms unfortunately they were on different floors, it would of been better if they were next to each other.Apart from that i enjoyed my stay. 4/5

, July 2009: exactley what we wanted as a group with excellet value for money and very polite staff 4/5

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