Student Accommodation
in Cardiff

Welcome to the Welsh mecca. Cardiff – the ultimate student city,
and the home of our brand new student accommodation.


Why Study in Cardiff?

Making up a fifth of the entire city’s population, students in Cardiff are some of the most welcoming. With over 90 languages spoken in here, Cardiff is a place that everyone can easily call home.

Explore more than 300 parks and nature reserves. Browse countless shops, and eat at endless restaurants. Whatever your interests, there’s plenty to do here. Best of all, our brand-new student accommodation in Cardiff is on the doorstep of all of it.

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Our building in Cardiff is at the heart of the University action. It’s within walking distance of the St Davids Dewi Sant shopping centre, the National Museum and all of the city’s hottest student bars and restaurants. Student accommodation in Cardiff doesn’t come better than this.


Vita Student is for students that want it all. For students that want to live without limits.

With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student accommodation lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.

Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.

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A castle sat on top of a hill.
"digitally one of the most well-connected cities."

As the capital of Wales, Cardiff now ranks alongside London, Manchester and Edinburgh as one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

The excellent transport links mean that you never have to travel far to find what you’re looking for, whether that’s open space like Bute Park or Sophia Gardens or a busy student bar like our VIP partner The Botanist. But it’s not just the physical connectivity that’s great here, Cardiff is digitally one of the most well-connected cities in the UK; the first to have 5G available across 4 major networks and an average broadband speed that’s amongst the highest in the UK.

Cardiff has all the advantages of a modern city but at a more affordable level. So, you can spend those extra savings making the most of experiences like the Millennium Centre, Cardiff Central Market or a Vegan Feast at Ana Loca.

A grand museum building.
"Impossible to forget Cardiff's rich history."

Although now a very modern city, it’s impossible to forget the rich history of the area when you have one of the finest remaining castles in the UK, Cardiff Castle overlooking your student accommodation. You can take a short boat ride from Butetown over to Cardiff Bay to enjoy the cool bars and restaurants close to the Millennium Centre.

For cultural highlights, the National Museum holds one of the largest collections of Impressionist paintings outside Paris and Cardiff plays host every year to the Diffusion film and photography festival. You’ll also find the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff but if film and TV is your thing then the Everyman cinema is a fresh environment to enjoy the latest cinema releases.

Silhouettes of people standing on top of a hill at sunset.



Cardiff University describe themselves as a global university with a student experience designed to welcome those from all countries and cultures. By encouraging an inspiring and enriching environment, the University has created a strong community feel.

You’ll also find excellent levels of staff support in the beautiful campus buildings that are all easily accessible from the city centre. Most students will spend their time at either the historic Cathay’s Park or the more modern but just as well located Heath Park campus.

A large building in the middle of a grassy field.

University of
South Wales

The University of South Wales has campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd and is the second largest university in Wales.

This university focuses on three main faculties: Computing, Engineering and Science, Creative Industries and Life Sciences and Education, but is most well regarded for its film school and theatre design so really appeals to those pursuing a career in the creative industries.

Metropolitan University

Listed amongst the best universities in the UK by the Complete University Guide and providing outstanding professional and vocational degrees. Cardiff Metropolitan attracts students from over 143 countries around the world which makes for a really busy, vibrant campus.

That’s why this University was voted the best Welsh University in 2021 according to The Times Good University Guide. Our Cardiff student accommodation is the perfect place to stay whilst attending the metropolitan university.


  1. What is there to do in Cardiff?

    As a student, you’ll never be short on things to do in Cardiff. From culture to cuisine, nightlife to nature, Cardiff has it all. From Vita Student Cardiff, you can walk to Cathay’s Park, a beautiful conservation area and ideal place for reading, or head to Cardiff’s National Museum to feast your eyes on some of Wales’ top art exhibitions. Vita Student Cardiff is in Cardiff’s centre – meaning that you can easily access all of the best bars, restaurants and shops in the city.

    Get inspired with our ‘Things to do in Cardiff’ blog post.

  2. How long does it take to get from Cardiff to London on the train?

    It takes less than two hours to get from Cardiff to London by train.

  3. What is the history behind Cardiff?

    Cardiff has a long and rich history. Once a coal mining city, Cardiff was home thousands of workers and businesspeople from across the country. As a result, it became one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and was then named Wales’ Capital.

  4. Where are the best places for student nightlife in Cardiff?

    Cardiff’s nightlife is some of the best in the country. Students here rave about the unforgettable nights in the city, with tonnes of venues to choose from. If you want to dance the night away to popular chart music, head to Pryzm, but if you want to experience live music, see at gig at Clwb Ifor Bach. There are also plenty of cocktail bars and pubs like The Libertine and Lab 22 for more laid-back nights.

  5. Where are the best places in Cardiff for food and drink?

    If you’re looking for the best food and drink spots in Cardiff, you’re spoiled for choice. Start with street food at Mowgli Street Food – here you can find rotis and curries that are packed with flavour. Or head to Curado Bar to share some tapas and a carafe of red wine with friends. In Cardiff, the options are endless.

  6. Where do students live in Cardiff?

    Most students in Cardiff live in Cathays, which is a short walk to university and near all of the best spots in the city. This is also where you can find our brand-new Vita Student accommodation in Cardiff.

  7. What outdoor spaces are in Cardiff?

    While Cardiff is a lively city, there are loads of outdoor spaces to relax in. First of all is Alexandra Gardens, a beautiful park with colour flower beds and seating areas. Next up is Bute Park, one of Cardiff’s largest parks and an amazing place to meditate, run or relax with a group of friends.

    Escape the city and explore the natural beauty around Cardiff. Discover the best nature hikes, scenic trails, and outdoor destinations in Cardiff on our blog.

  8. Can I see my student accommodation before I move in?

    When you book a room at Vita Student, you can enjoy early access to all your new building’s communal spaces before you move in. Discover your new study spot and save on your gym membership by securing your space today.

  9. What happens after I book my student accommodation?

    When you book at Vita Student, a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours. So if you have any questions about your booking, don’t worry – our customer engagement team will support you every step of your journey with us, from booking until the end of your stay at Vita Student.

  10. What age do I need to be to live with Vita Student?

    You need to be 17+ to live at Vita Student, and a full-time university student in the UK or Barcelona.

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