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Visitor accommodation in Newcastle student residences

Not just for students - anyone can book!

  • Staying in university accommodation is a convenient and affordable way to visit Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and is ideal for those visiting for both business or pleasure
  • Recently-refurbished bed and breakfast (B&B) rooms are a cost effective alternative to staying in a hostel or cheap Newcastle hotel
  • All are in a convenient location from which to explore this friendly and vibrant city 

Newcastle upon Tyne Visitor information

Newcastle University accommodation

The university has nine accommodation halls spread throughout the city. The age of the accommodation varies, and is regularly refurbished as and when required. It should be understood that the university halls are designed primarily for students: not children or for adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, the halls do meet level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with, and we will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.

Dates of Newcastle's academic vacations

Rooms are available during the academic vacations.

Easter: mid-March to mid-April
Summer: mid-June to late-September
Christmas: early-December to mid-January

Getting to Newcastle

Newcastle is situated on the north-east coast of England, about 280 miles (450 kms) north of London and has excellent road and national rail links.

- From London: options include driving or taking the train or bus. Trains leave regularly from London Kings Cross (enquiries: 08457484950; and take approximately 3 hours. For buses, options include National Express, which take about 6 or 7 hours.
- From Newcastle airport: if travelling by car, it is around a 15 minute drive from the airport to the city center. Airport Taxis (Tel: +44(0)1912146969), the official taxi service for Newcastle International Airport, is a reliable and efficient service operating direct from Newcastle International. By Metro, the journey takes 25 minutes to reach Newcastle city centre. There are trains every 12 minutes from approximately 5.44am (Sundays 6.27am) to 11.58pm. By bus, Newcastle (Eldon Square) - Ponteland, Numbers: X77, X78, X79, Monday - Saturday, Bus stop located on B6918. Blyth - Newcastle International Airport- Kingston Park, Number: 101, Monday – Saturday, Bus stop located opposite airport terminal.
- Taxis: Taxis can be found at the Coach Station, and Newcastle Railway Station. Some taxi numbers: Radio Taxis, Tel: 0(044)1865 249743 or 242424 or ABC Taxis, Tel: 0(044)1865 770077.

History of Newcastle upon Tyne

Situated on the north bank of the River Tyne, the city developed from a Roman settlement called Pons Aelius, though it owes its name to the castle built in 1080, by Robert II, the eldest son of William the Conqueror. The city grew as an important centre for the wool trade and it later became a major coal mining area. The port developed in the 16th century and, along with the shipyards lower down the river, was amongst the world's largest shipbuilding and ship-repairing centres. These basic industries have now gone and the city is largely an administrative and cultural centre. Among its main icons are Newcastle Brown Ale, a leading brand of beer, Newcastle United F.C., a Premier League football team, and the Tyne Bridge. It has hosted the world's most popular half marathon, the Great North Run since 1981.

Newcastle universities

Newcastle University has its origins in the School of Medicine and Surgery which was established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1834. The College of Physical Science was founded in 1871 and offered instruction in mathematics, physics, chemistry and geology to meet the growing needs of the mining industry, becoming the Durham College of Physical Science in 1883, and then renamed as Armstrong College in 1904. Both of these institutions later became part of the University of Durham, consisting of two Divisions, Durham and Newcastle, on two different sites.

Northumbria University has its origins in three regional colleges: Rutherford College of Technology, which was established by Dr John Hunter Rutherford in 1880 and opened formally by HRH The Duke of York in 1894, the College of Art & Industrial Design and the Municipal College of Commerce. Northumbria describes itself as a comprehensive university, it specialises in business, arts and design, computing, environmental science, built environment, applied healthcare, sports science and psychology, and teacher education.

Famous Newcastle Alumni

- Kate Adie - Journalist
- Rowan Atkinson - Comedian/Actor
- Constance Briscoe - One of the first black women to sit as a judge in the UK
- Ed Coode - G.B. Olympic gold medallist
- Robert Westall - Children's writer, twice winner of Carnegie Medal
- Jonathan Ive - Industrial designer, lead designer of the iMac and iPod
- Victoria Pendleton - Olympic cyclist
- Bibiana Aído Almagro - Spanish politician

Reviews For Newcastle upon Tyne)

Average Score


Based On 185 Reviews

I thought the rooms were good value for money, although the communal showers/w.c could have done with a bit of a facelift. bed was comfortable, complimentary toiletries were a nice touch, and the breakfast was excellent.

(Review Of Claude Gibb Hall, Newcastle)

Absolutely outstanding service here. I am ashamed that I can't remember names but all of the staff in the breakfast room spoke to me. A question about accessing the gym was speedily resolved. On all accounts I thought it was excellent. And the breakfast was better than I have received in general hotels.

(Review Of Claude Gibb Hall, Newcastle)

Unfortunately there was no hot water in the morning so myself and my son had to have cold showers which did spoil the experience. I would be wary of booking again because of this. This was a shame because everything else was excellent.

(Review Of Winn Studios, Newcastle)

I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 night stay at Gibb Hall. The proximity of the accommodation to our conference, public transport and the city centre was ideal. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, the breakfast was delicious and the room impeccably clean. I would highly recommend Gibb Hall to anyone.

(Review Of Claude Gibb Hall, Newcastle)

Excellent accommodation, I would highly recommend Winn Studios, Newcastle. The ensuite room was very comfortable, clean and felt very safe. There was a small breakfast included which I did not expect but was much appreciated. I shall certainly visit again soon. Thanks!

(Review Of Winn Studios, Newcastle)

it would help to have - as a minimum - a saucepan, a tin-opener, some basic cutlery and plates (I bought a saucepan and a tin-opener for my stay). These things would not be difficult to provide. Also - there was no lamp but the staff at reception kindly found one for me.

(Review Of New Bridge Street, Newcastle)

Absolutely brilliant. Cannot fault our stay. Rooms are very well equipped and a few supplies ie. bread, butter, milk and water were most unexpected but greatly received after a long journey. Would definitely stay again and also recommend to friends.

(Review Of Winn Studios, Newcastle)

A really nice room but the traffic noise meant that windows needed to be shut and the room was too warm as a result. Much better facilities than expected in kitchen. Wrong phone no. for the reception given on details

(Review Of New Bridge Street, Newcastle)

The stay at Newcastle University was, as over the past 3 years, excellent. HOWEVER, you managed not to let Newcastle University know that I had booked a room with them. This led to some confusion & wasted time at the point where I booked in in person on 6 August. I am not satisfied with this and I would appreciate a reply.

(Review Of Castle Leazes Halls, Newcastle)
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