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Halls of Residence Information

1. What are Cardiff Met halls of residence like?

There are two Cardiff Met-owned halls of residence which are conveniently located to accommodate students studying on any of our two campuses. Rooms at Plas Gwyn halls are allocated to students studying at the Llandaff Campus and rooms at Cyncoed halls are allocated to students studying at the Cyncoed Campus.

Plas Gwyn Halls​ - Llantrisant Road, Cardiff, CF5 2XJ

The Plas Gwyn campus is located in the small, pleasant cathedral 'city' of Llandaff, which is approximately two miles from Cardiff city centre and walking distance from the Llandaff Campus. All of the single study bedrooms are self-catered and have en suite bathroom facilities.


Cyncoed Halls - Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD

The Cyncoed Halls are conveniently located within the grounds of the Cyncoed study campus. The halls contain single study bedrooms, some self-catering facilities​ whilst others have meals included in the price of the room. International students tend to prefer the self-catered accommodation so they can cook their favourite meals.

Facilities for both halls include on site laundry, data room and communal TV room with vending machines. The halls are in close proximity to shopping, banking and other facilities and students can also take advantage of the sports and leisure facilities at the Llandaff campus as well as the extensive sports and recreational facilities located at the Cyncoed campus, including an indoor swimming pool, Students' Union bar/disco, indoor tennis centre and fitness suite.

2. How much will halls of residence cost?

January 2023 students

Plas Gwyn halls of residence

  • £140 per week for a self-catered and en-suite room.

Cyncoed halls of residence - Please email for availability. 

  • £140 per week for a self-catered and en-suite room 
  • £115 or £121.03 per week for a self-catered room with shared bathroom facilities (limited availability)
  • £197 per week for a catered and en-suite room

Students who book a catered room will be provided with breakfast and an evening meal, 7 days a week (term time only). 

Please note: Students will be booked a self-catered and ensuite room at Cyncoed halls of residence, unless otherwise requested. Please email for further information. 

3. How can I book a room in Cardiff Met's halls of residence?

Courses starting in January 2023

Students who wish to apply for accommodation at halls of residence for courses starting in January 2023 will be able to apply for a room at halls of residence in December 2022. Due to limited availability, rooms will be offered on a first come - first served basis. Students are encouraged to book their room as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Once students have completed the online booking form, they will be contacted via email with further instructions on how to pay the first term's rent in advance to secure their room.  Once again, students are encouraged to pay their rent in advance as soon as possible to avoid disappointment due to the limited availability of rooms. 

If students hold a conditional offer, they can still complete the online booking form but they will not be able to secure their booking until they hold an unconditional offer.

4. How do I pay my accommodation fees?

Your first term accommodation fees must be paid in advance. The remainder of your fees can be paid in instalments.  You can discuss this option on arrival with the Halls of Residence Manager. 

Payment methods

  1. Online payment: Make a payment using web payment via the link below, this payment will be made directly into Cardiff Metropolitan University bank account.


    Full instructions on how to make a web payment can be found here.

  2. Bank transfer: Payment can be made directly to Cardiff Metropolitan University's bank account using the following details:

    National Westminster Bank, 96 Queens Street, Cardiff CF10 2GR
    Account name: Cardiff Met Exchequer
    Sort Code: 01 01 55
    Account Number: 01043838

    IBAN: GB73NWBK01015501043838
    Swift number: NWBKGB2122T

    Please make sure that your Cardiff Met student reference number is clearly quoted as a payment reference.

    Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any bank charges deducted from the payment received into Cardiff Metropolitan University's bank account. In order to avoid underpayments you should arrange for the bank charges to be paid at the time of the transfer.

  3. Credit/debit card payment: Payment can be made via credit or debit card at the I-Zone or accommodation office on arrival. If you would like to pay your accommodation fees by credit or debit card before you arrive, you can contact the Finance Department on 029 2041 6083 (+4429 2041 6083) to make a payment over the telephone.

5. Can my family stay with me in the halls of residence?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. The rooms are all single study bedrooms and are therefore not suitable accommodation for students living with children and family members. However, the Global Student Advisory Service will offer advise you how to find more appropriate privately rented accommodation.