During the summer months, the University of Reading opens its halls to visiting students and the public, offering quality and affordable accommodation in central Reading. With nearly 1,000 basic, townhouse and premium en-suite rooms at the heart of Whiteknights Campus and within easy reach of all major transport links, Stay@Reading is the perfect alternative to a hotel this summer.
We don’t operate quite like a hotel, so you will need to bring your own bed linen, towels and crockery, but if you need an affordable, quality alternative to a hotel, we can help.
Our rooms also offer access to kitchen facilities so you can save money on meals by preparing your own.
Summer accommodation is open for students extending their halls contract for 18th June, University of Reading students who are not currently in halls from 25th June and visitors from 1st July, until 10th September for all guests.
Rooms and prices
Our prices vary depending on whether you’re a University of Reading student, a student from another University or a visitor. See our full list of room types here.
|Room type||Price for UoR students||Price for visiting students||Price for visitors|
|Basic room with shared bathroom (no kitchen facilities)||£14.25 per night||x||x|
|Basic room with shared bathroom (kitchen facilities)
||£16.00 per night||£19.20 per night
|Premium room with shared bathroom
||£18.88 per night
||£22.66 per night
||£39.95 per night|
|Townhouse room with shared bathroom
||£21.23 per night
||£25.48 per night
||£34.95 per night
(group bookings only)
|Premium en-suite room
||£23.10 per night
||£27.72 per night
||£49.95 per night
Read our full terms and conditions.
You will have the opportunity to include notes when you are booking, e.g prefer single gender. Whilst we attempt to accommodate all requirements, we cannot guarantee to do so.
What's included in the booking?
- Fully furnished bedroom
- Kitchen facilities
- Access to associated communal areas
- 24-hour Halls Hotline service
- 24-hour security
- Access to the laundry
What will I need to bring?
- Bedding – unless you purchase a bedding pack from us
- Towels and toiletries (including loo roll!)
- Cooking and eating utensils. Our kitchens are equipped with all appliances but you will need to bring your own items to cook with and eat on.
- Bedding is not included in your booking. You may book a bedding pack for an additional charge
- Book a parking space
If you wish to purchase crockery, towels or full packs, visit www.unikitout.com/UPP after your booking has been confirmed and use the discount code UPPREADING16 at the checkout to receive a 10% discount and free delivery on items over £70. Your delivery will be made to your hall reception for you to collect once you arrive. We recommend you select a delivery date one day before the date you are due to arrive.
Our summer booking period runs from 1st July to 10th September. If you need to stay outside of these dates we may still be able to help. Please see our Term-time booking page.