The Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 World Reputation Rankings were published on the 16th of November. This report surveyed published experienced scholars to rank the 200 best institutions in research and teaching. This year the University of Cape Town (UCT) ranked 160th in the world and remains the highest-rated university in Africa. With such a glowing reputation it is no surprise that many students hope to study at UCT.

Naturally many students will need a place and while UCT does have 15 residences for first years this isn’t always enough. Meaning many students are in need of accommodation close to the university. Fortunately, there are many student accommodations available which is the cheapest form of accommodation available with prices ranging from R4000-R9000 per month.

With so many options, it can be challenging to find the right accommodation for you. That is why we decided to put together this list of the best accommodation for students in Cape Town. Allowing you to find the right one to suit your needs.

The Roost

Modern and stylish The Roost strives to provide safe, convenient, and affordable accommodation for students in Cape Town. Located just 1.4km from the UCT campus in the suburb of Mowbray meaning it is within walking distance saving you money and keeping you active and healthy. They pride themselves on giving each of their tenants their own private space while providing a student community experience.

The Roost has 60 individual rooms with 4 different categories, from bronze to platinum. These categories have different room sizes, with the bronze category having 2 bedrooms and a shared kitchen and bathroom. While the rest are single beds with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Room sizes vary from 18-27sq.m (square meters) depending on the category. Regardless of category each room is furnished and includes Wi-Fi access and access to the common spaces, onsite laundry, and braai area. Allowing every tenant to take part in the vibrant student community at The Roost. The building also has biometric security access to ensure the safety of all its tenants.

Accommodation at The Roost costs between R6 750-R9 000 p/m. This rent is all-inclusive meaning it includes water and electricity. While this is one of the pricier student accommodations it is ideal for those wanting to experience student life but requires their privacy.

The Digs on Church

The Digs on Church is a communal accommodation for students in Cape Town. Located in Rosebank the heart of the student quarter, it is a renovated house that is safe and affordable for students. Their boutique and stylish rooms have everything a student needs to fully enjoy their exciting student life.

They have 5 single rooms, that include a bed, desk, wardrobe and bookshelf. Their facilities include a communal lounge, 2 fully fitted kitchens, a games room, and an outside area. The kitchen also has a washing machine that can be used at no extra charge. There are 2 shared bathrooms, and all communal areas are cleaned by staff daily. There is also high-speed fibre internet included for all tenants. The property also has 24/7 security with CCTV and secure parking giving you peace of mind.

The Digs on Church costs R7 400p/m, which includes water and electricity and all amenities mentioned above. This student accommodation is ideal for those looking for a small and intimate student community.

106 Adderley street

106 Adderley is a contemporary apartment building located in Cape Town City Centre. This eye-catching, vibrant and colourful building is right in the heart of the mother city meaning you always have a finger on the pulse of the city. This contemporary apartment caters to all types and includes accommodation for students.

Their accommodation for students in Cape Town comes with all modern conveniences. They offer a variety of room types, from shared bedrooms, private bedroom 2-person apartments, small single apartments, and apartments with double beds. All of their apartments are fully furnished, self-catering, and include private bathrooms. The building also has 24-hour security with CCTV on all floors, secure parking, DSTV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and co-working spaces.

Accommodation at 106 Adderley costs between R4 000-R7 500 p/m, and they require a deposit of one month’s rent. As this building is a standard apartment building it is perfect for students wanting to experience the real world in full as they explore their independence.

210 Loop str

Another great accommodation in Cape Town for students is 210 Loop str. Centrally located in the Cape Town City Centre allowing easy access to all the attractions the city can offer. Their modern apartments allow tenants to immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture.

They offer three different student accommodation packages bronze, silver, and platinum. Each of these has varying room sizes with single beds and the platinum package has a double bed. All of their packages have private ensuite bathrooms and communal kitchens. They also include uncapped fibre internet. The rooms are all furnished and have built-in cupboards. The platinum package includes free Netflix and a private tv with DSTV. The building has biometric security and on-site laundry. There is also a weekly room cleaning service included for all accommodation packages.

Depending on the package accommodation at 210 Loop str costs between R4 450-R6 450p/m. These prices are all-inclusive and include 10 x laundry vouchers. This accommodation for students in Cape Town is the best value for money with packages to suit most budgets.

These are our picks for the best student accommodation in Cape Town. While none of them is in Green Point, which is widely regarded as the best part of Cape Town to stay in. These accommodations are safe and affordable and include everything a student getting their first taste of independence needs.

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