Summer accommodation
Plymouth Sound

Staying with the University of Plymouth

The University’s halls of residence provide good quality, city centre accommodation at competitive rates for groups and individuals each summer in July and August.

The accommodation is well equipped with modern facilities and comfortable furnishings. 

A choice of single en-suite, and single standard rooms are available.

A typical en-suite bedroom in Halls of Residence

Smeaton's Tower

Enquire now

We are already taking bookings for summer accommodation 2020, so please complete our online enquiry form today and a member of our team will be in contact once our room availability has been confirmed. If you are a student, at any educational establishment, please email us at

Please note that for Summer 2020 we can only accommodate guests from 4 July to 31 August 2020.


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.

Dining options

If you prefer not to cook, 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

Free extras

  • Bedding
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Kitchen utensils
  • WIFI


Parking on campus is highly restricted and where available, there is a charge of £10 per night for cars or £20 per night for vans. 

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 14.00

Check-out time: 10.00

Summer accommodation reception: 

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

Francis Drake Hall of Residence, James Street, Plymouth, Devon PL4 6AP

Reception phone number: +44 1752 582984

Reception opening times: Monday to Friday, 9.00–17.00.

Monday to Friday arrival after 17.00 or weekend arrival

Ten minutes prior arrival please phone +44 781 553 5882 for further instructions. Please note that Monday to Friday after 17.00 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.