Robbins halls of residence
Nestled in the centre of the Student Village, this lively hall is great value for money and is situated directly opposite the main University campus. Robbins Hall has a really strong community feel and it's a great place to meet new people. With the city centre literally on your doorstep, you'll find everything you need within a few minutes' walk. 
Robbins Hall has 268 standard and loft rooms and 162 en suite rooms.

“I did a lot of research and made Robbins Hall my first choice. It's cheap and cheerful. The place feels like it's lived in and it's close to campus, close to the village and I have a lovely balcony, which is great. It's really affordable so I have lots of money left over to buy groceries and to go out!”

Elsa – previous resident

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Applications for September 2024

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Robbins Hall tour

Join BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology student Sarah, as she takes you on a tour around Robbins Hall of Residence. 
“Living in Halls was the absolute best decision for my first year at uni, there's so much support from the residence team (and freebies), it's definitely a cushioned fall from moving out of home.”

Emily – Robbins Resident

Room types and prices

There are three types of room available to book in Robbins Hall: loft shared facilities rooms, standard shared facilities rooms and en suite rooms.
Residents who book loft and standard rooms have their own private washbasin in the room and share a separate shower room and toilet with their flatmates. Residents who book en suite rooms have their own private wet room attached to their room.
Please note that all prices listed below are correct for the 2024-25 intake. 
Room type – loft shared facilities (48): These rooms are only available on the top floor, with an apex roof and Velux window. Some top floor loft flats have a separate social area.
Room type – standard shared facilities (220): These rooms have a standard layout across Robbins Hall. 
  • Cost: £128.50 per week for either a loft room or a standard room. Total annual rent: £5,268.50 (for a 41-week licence).
  • Floor size: approximately 9m².
  • Bed size: single bed
  • Facilities: storage, shelving, wardrobe, desk, chair, notice board and sink in the room. Shared bathrooms, two shower rooms (cubicle) and two separate WCs per flat of eight people.
Room type – en suite (162):
  • Cost: £171.50 per week – total annual rent £7,031.50 (for a 41-week licence).
  • Floor size: approximately 11m².
  • Bed size: single bed
  • Facilities: en suite shower (cubicle), storage, shelving, wardrobe, desk, chair, notice board and sink in the room.
*Rooms may vary

Number of flatmates

Four, five, six or eight students per flat in Robbins Hall. 

Benefits and facilities

  • City centre on your doorstep.
  • 24-hour campus security.
  • Choice of single-sex or mixed flats.
  • Residence Life events supported by Student Hall Ambassadors.
  • WiFi included.
  • Contents Insurance included.
  • Halls Team on site 11am–9pm.
  • Utility bills included (water, gas, and electricity)*.
  • Student laundry facilities close by.
  • Bicycle and surfboard storage available.
  • Kitchens include fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and ironing board.
  • Some flats benefit from having balconies (accessed through the kitchen). Not available on ground floor flats.
*TV Licence not included.


This recently refurbished, lively hall is located in the Student Village directly opposite the main University campus, benefiting from the city centre right on its doorstep, and only a minute's walk away from the Students’ Union, library, campus cafes and lecture theatres.
Address: Robbins Hall of Residence, Gibbon Street, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8BZ.

*This floor plan is a representation of a typical flat in Robbins Hall. The drawing is not to scale and should not be relied upon when making decisions about your accommodation. Please note that the images above are examples and not all rooms and kitchens will look like this.

Prepaid catering package 

Forget about cooking, food shopping and washing up this year, and enjoy the benefits of a flexible prepaid way to eat while studying at the University of Plymouth.
Enjoy sustainable, locally sourced, fresh food from a range of our award-winning campus cafes with our prepaid catered halls package. Available to those living in University-managed accommodation, this package spans over 35 weeks of the year, providing your breakfast and a two course dinner from Monday to Friday, excluding the Christmas break and Bank Holidays. 
Cafe JBs on the Derriford campus

Residence life: optimising your student experience 

Moving away from home can be daunting, which is why everyone living in University-managed accommodation is welcome to join our Residence Life community. It’s a programme of events, activities and giveaways designed to help you meet new people, make new friends and try new things.
Do you love rock climbing and ice skating? How about cinema trips and pottery painting? What about ghost tours, sunset cruises, escape rooms or coach trips to explore around Devon and Cornwall? Residence Life is a great way to meet people who love the things you love. Best of all? It’s totally free!
Flatmates at a Residence Life welcome event