Information for summer accommodation guests

Staying with us at Plymouth University? Then this page will give you all the information you need about your visit

How to find us

Plymouth University is right at the heart of Plymouth, visit our getting here webpage to plan your visit and access maps and travel and parking information.

You’ll find the summer accommodation reception is located at

Student Village Reception, 41 Gibbon Street, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8BT

Reception phone number: +44 1752 582984


Parking on campus is highly restricted and where available, there is a charge. If we have been able to reserve a parking space for you, this will be made available to you when you collect your room keys.

However, please note that Plymouth City Council operates 50 car parks and more than 5,200 parking spaces in Plymouth. 19 of these car parks are situated in and around Plymouth city centre in close proximity to the University campus. Further information on parking in Plymouth city centre, including the park and ride service, can be found on the Plymouth City Council website.

Check-in and reception opening times

Check-in time: from 2pm

Check-out time: 10am

Summer accommodation reception: Student Village Reception, 41 Gibbon Street, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8BT

Reception phone number: +44 1752 582984

Reception opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Monday to Friday arrival after 5pm or weekend arrival

Ten minutes prior arrival please phone +44 781 553 5882 for further instructions. Please note that Monday to Friday after 5pm and weekends we operate an on call reception desk, that is why we ask that ten minutes prior arrival you phone +44 781 553 5882 for further instructions.

Room and shared kitchen facilities

Our accommodation is arranged in modern flats containing six-eight bedrooms, each with access to a fully equipped kitchen/dining area with everything you need for a self-catering break. Flats are typically let on a shared basis.

Single en-suite room facilities

  • bedding and linen
  • en-suite shower room with towels and toiletries. Toilet paper is provided in all shower pods
  • high-speed Wi-Fi (everyday free for the first four hours of connection)
  • desk area
  • desk lighting

Single standard room facilities

  • bedding and linen
  • washbasin in each bedroom with towels and toiletries
  • shared toilet and shower facilities with other guests staying in the accommodation. Toilet paper is provided
  • high-speed Wi-Fi (everyday free for the first 4 hours of connection)
  • desk area
  • desk lighting

Please note that coat hangers are not provided in the bedrooms.

Shared kitchen facilities

All of our rooms have access to a shared kitchen which has

  • cooking appliances
  • fridge/freezer
  • microwave oven
  • cookware
  • utensils
  • crockery
  • cutlery
  • an iron and ironing board
  • tea and coffee making facilities

Please note that washing up liquid or cloths are not provided in the kitchens.

Internet access

Wi-Fi internet access is available in all common areas and in your room. Other Wi-Fi areas are available around campus.

The University provides a guest Wi-Fi service. The first four hours of connection, every day, will be free. After this time a payment will be required.

How to connect

1) Select “withPlymouth” from the Wi-Fi connection options on your device.

2) A ‘Sign-In Required’ message may appear. Select ‘ok’.

3) You will be directed to the ‘Connect with Plymouth University’ page. Scroll down this page for your options. Select ‘4 Hours Free’.

5) You will be asked to fill out your first name, last name, email address and agree to the terms and conditions. After you have completed this, click on submit.

6) You should now be connected to the Wi-Fi.

At the end of the four hours free period you will be redirected to authenticate and agree to a payment. Payment is by debit/credit card and is processed by the hosting company which is called WiFi SPARK. Should you have any problems with payment you will need to contact the Guest Wi-Fi help desk on +44 344 848 9555 or

Payment options

First 4 hours free

£2 per day

£5 per week

£10 per month

University staff and students should use eduroam to connect to the wireless network. Instructions for connecting to eduroam can be found on our Library and IT Self help page.

On-site sports facilities

You can use the Plymouth University gym for free during your stay, if you are over the age of eighteen. The gym facilities are located in the Nancy Astor Sports Centre.

The fitness suite offers cardiovascular exercise machines, weight resistance training equipment, lifting platform and a selection of free weights.


There are a number of cafes at the University campus at which you can eat at affordable prices. You don’t need to pre-book to eat at one of our cafes. Our campus cafes provide a range of hot food, salad, sandwiches, soups and drinks with a real focus on local, sustainable produce.

Find out more about our campus cafes

If you prefer to cook, all of our rooms have access to the kitchen facilities, including cookware, utensils, crockery and cutlery. A variety of supermarkets are only a short walk away. There are also plenty of small convenience stores that are usually open until late.

You’ll also find that Plymouth combines a modern vibrant city with a historic maritime heritage – a place that’s got culture, sport, leisure and entertainment high on the agenda. It is renowned for its magnificent waterfront, particularly Plymouth Sound and the Hoe, one of the most historic deep-water harbours in the UK and a real focal point in the city.

Plymouth is the perfect base for visiting the many must-see attractions of the South West of England all within easy reach of Plymouth University.

Take a look at our guide to local area for more information.