Student halls VS house shares

Should I choose student halls or a house share?

We know there are lots of options for student accommodation in Newcastle these days, which is why we've tried to make it as easy as possible for you! We've pulled together the pros and cons for each to help you make your decision. 

Living in Student Halls

The Pros:

  • Living in student halls will be extremely sociable and fun, especially during Freshers Week for nights out in Newcastle. It'll be a great way to make new friends

  • If you're living in student halls, you're either right on campus or very close to campus. This means you can roll out of bed and head to your lectures without getting lost

  • This is probably your first time away from home. It's a great way to get a taste of independent living

The Cons:

  • Living in student halls is generally more expensive than private rentals. If you're on a tighter budget, you may want to look elsewhere.

  • Whilst you do get your own room, it can be tricky to get some time and space to yourself.

  • Unlike private renting, you won't get to choose or meet your flatmates before you move in. 

House Shares  

The Pros:

  • Living in a shared house means you share the costs of your utility bills too, which means cheaper living for everyone

  • You can choose who you want to live with, so it's easier to feel more comfortable in the house as everyone knows everyone else

  • Living in a house share in Newcastle means new friends and constant company should you need it. You'll always have a lunch buddy or TV binge partner!

The Cons:

  • If there are a few of you, you may have different tastes in décor. Putting a personal stamp on your home might be a little difficult to do when you need to take into account everyone's preferences

  • You'll always need to consider your other housemates and neighbours when you are planning on hosting an event at the house

  • Although you have your own room for privacy, everywhere and everything else in the house is shared.

Why choose a Seekers property?

At Seekers, we have a wide range of properties to suit everyone. From city centre apartments, to 6-bed house shares in Jesmond, we cover all bases and locations in Newcastle, and we also provide tenants with the option of getting an all-inclusive bills package to take any stress off of having to sort utilities. Not only do we supply properties to Newcastle students, but also to International students, and young professonals. We have over 20 years' experience in the property sector, and have been trusted by thousands of tenants in that time.

If you would like to speak to one of our lettings team regarding your property needs, please email