UniversityRooms.com is the biggest website in the world for universities and student accommodation providers to receive short-term (and long-term) bookings, with availability in over 100 cities around the world.
This website is part of the SpeedyBooker Network which includes: Speedybooker, BeachHuts.com, Britain's Finest and Monasteries.com. We process over 60,000 bookings per year on behalf of bed and breakfasts, hotels, hostels, university residences, holiday rentals in 17 countries.
How come I can stay in a University?
You don't have to be a student to enjoy the great value that UniversityRooms offers; they can be enjoyed by visitors all over the world!
Every summer (and other vacations) a mass of university-owned and independently-owned student residences are vacated when students move out. Universities use us to fill rooms during the academic year and in the summer vacation that would otherwise be empty. For travellers and groups, this presents an affordable and convenient accommodation option, an opportunity to experience life within a university and benefit from use of the facilities. For universities, this means extra revenue to subsidise student rates.
A mixture of single, twin, some double and family rooms, many with ensuite bathrooms are available on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis.
Back in 2002, frantically preparing for his undergraduate Geography exams at the University of Oxford, Charlie Ramsay wanted to keep his room over Christmas and realised that not all the bedrooms in his College were being filled with conferences attendees and summer schools. He came up with the idea of UniversityRooms.com for Universities and Colleges to advertise their excess rooms. Convinced that tourists, business people and visiting academics would welcome the opportunity to stay at low cost in well located university rooms, some with an interesting history, he set about it and the first booking was made in March 2007, with Charlie working from a one bedroom flat in central London.
Within 10 years UniversityRooms.com had generated over £40m / $50m in revenue for over 100 Universities in 11 countries around the world. Many have reinvested the proceeds in their buildings, whilst others have decided to subsidise student rates. So, thank you to all our customers: your bookings are helping support students and academic causes around the world.
See our News for a historical timeline.
Supporting the Environment
We give a small contribution from every booking (at no extra cost to you) to World Land Trust. By booking through UniversityRooms, you are contributing to this success story: thank you for your support.
Sign up your University or College
If you are a university or a college and are interested in hearing more about our service, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will provide information about our service, how much revenue you could generate, and answer any questions you might have.
If you are a student or traveller and would like to see your university or a new city added to our service, please do get in touch. Over the next few years we hope to gradually add more colleges and universities throughout the world. We are committed to both a long-term relationship with our universities and the long-term success of this service.
Partner with us
If you would like us to share our room availability with your website, please get in touch and we can investigate setting up a partnership.