Gilwell Hall

If you're looking for value for money and a sociable atmosphere, then Gilwell Hall is ideal. Situated in the student village directly opposite the main University campus, Gilwell 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. This hall offers 197 Standard and Loft rooms and is perfect for undergraduates, postgraduates, international students and returning residents.

“Gilwell Hall is great value for the price and I have everything I need. The location is awesome as I'm so close to the local shops and really close to the Uni.”

Lara – current student

Gilwell hall tour

Discover Gilwell hall of residence with BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology student Sarah, as she takes you on a tour around Gilwell. 

"I chose to live in halls because I wanted to experience the social side of first year and I thought it would be easier to make new friends and meet new people."

Frazer, Gilwell resident

Gilwell hall tour

Room types and prices

Loft room: Only available on the top floor, with an apex roof and Velux window
Standard room: Standard rooms are spread over 4 floorsof Gilwell
  • Cost: £107 per week – total annual rent £4,387 (41-week licence) 
  • Floor size: approximately 9m².
  • Bed size: single bed.
  • Bedroom facilities: shelving, wardrobe, desk and chair, sink in room, shared bathrooms – communal shower room (one shower per six people).
*Rooms may vary


Gilwell Hall is situated in the Student Village directly opposite the main University campus, benefiting with the city centre right on its doorstep, and only a minutes walk away from the Students’ Union, library, campus cafes and lecture theatres
Address: Gilwell Hall of Residence, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AP.

Number of flatmates

Five or six students per flat. 

Benefits and facilities

  • City centre on your doorstep
  • Single-sex flats
  • Weekly cleaning of the communal washing facilities and kitchens
  • WiFi
  • Bicycle and surfboard storage available
  • 24-hour campus security
  • Residence Life events supported by Student Hall Ambassadors
  • Halls Team on site 11am–11pm daily
  • Utility bills included (water, gas, and electricity)*
  • Student laundry facilities close by
  • Kitchens include an oven, hob, microwave, kettle, fridge, freezer, toaster and ironing board. 
*TV Licence not included
Once you've confirmed your booking, you'll be able to connect with your future Gilwell Hall flatmates by joining an exclusive Facebook group.

*This floor plan is a representation of a typical flat in Gilwell 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 our dedicated residence life team are there to provide you with the support and advice you need.
To help you settle in the team arrange regular residence life events, providing a fantastic way for you to meet new people and have fun with friends you've already made. The events are hosted by our friendly Halls Team, so be sure to keep an eye out throughout the year.

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