Gilwell halls of residence
If you're looking for value for money and a sociable atmosphere, then Gilwell Hall is ideal. Situated in the Student Village directly opposite the main University campus, Gilwell Hall has a really strong community feel and it's a great place to meet new people. With the city centre literally on your doorstep, you'll find everything you need within a few minutes' walk.

This hall has 197 standard and loft rooms and all flats have shared facilities.
“Gilwell Hall is great value for the price and I have everything I need. The location is awesome as I'm so close to the local shops and really close to the Uni.”

Lara – current student


The is now open for bookings for September 2024! Book your room before 17:00 on 4 July 2024 to benefit from our Accommodation Guarantee.

Gilwell hall tour


Discover Gilwell hall of residence with BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology student Sarah, as she takes you on a tour around Gilwell.
"I chose to live in halls because I wanted to experience the social side of first year and I thought it would be easier to make new friends and meet new people."
Frazer, Gilwell resident

Room types and prices

All flats in Gilwell Hall have shared facilities. This means that residents in Gilwell Hall have their own private washbasin in their room and share a separate shower room and toilet with their flatmates.
There are two types of room available to book in Gilwell Hall: standard shared facilities rooms and loft shared facilities rooms.
Please note that all prices listed below are correct for the 2024-25 intake.
Room type – standard shared facilities room (144): standard rooms are spread over 4 floors of Gilwell Hall.
  • Cost: £128.50 per week. Total annual rent: £5,268.50 (for a 41-week licence).
  • Floor size: approximately 9m².
  • Bed size: single bed
  • Bedroom facilities: shelving, wardrobe, desk and chair, sink in room, shared bathrooms – communal shower room (one shower per six people).
Room type – loft shared facilities room (52): only available on the top floor, with an apex roof and Velux window.
  • Cost: £128.50 per week. Total annual rent: £5,268.50 (for a 41-week licence).
  • Floor size: approximately 9m².
  • Bed size: single bed
  • Bedroom facilities: shelving, wardrobe, desk and chair, sink in room, shared bathrooms – communal shower room (one shower per six people).
*Rooms may vary.

Number of flatmates

Five or six students per flat in Gilwell Hall.

Benefits and facilities

  • City centre on your doorstep.
  • Single-sex or mixed flats.
  • Weekly cleaning of the communal washing facilities and kitchens.
  • WiFi included.
  • Contents Insurance included.
  • Bicycle and surfboard storage available.
  • 24-hour campus security.
  • Residence Life events supported by Student Hall Ambassadors.
  • Halls Team on site 11am–9pm.
  • Utility bills included (water, gas, and electricity)*.
  • Student laundry facilities close by.
  • Kitchens include an oven, hob, microwave, kettle, fridge, freezer, toaster and ironing board.
*TV licence not included.

Location

Gilwell Hall is situated in the Student Village directly opposite the main University campus. It has the city centre right on its doorstep and it’s only a minute’s walk away from the Students’ Union, library, campus cafes and lecture theatres.
Address: Gilwell Hall of Residence, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AP.

*This floor plan is a representation of a typical flat in Gilwell Hall. The drawing is not to scale and should not be relied upon when making decisions about your accommodation. Please note that the images above are examples and not all rooms and kitchens will look like this.

Prepaid catering package

Forget about cooking, food shopping and washing up this year, and enjoy the benefits of a flexible prepaid way to eat while studying at the University of Plymouth.
Enjoy sustainable, locally sourced, fresh food from a range of our award-winning campus cafes with our prepaid catered halls package. Available to those living in University-managed accommodation, this package spans over 35 weeks of the year, providing your breakfast and a two course dinner from Monday to Friday, excluding the Christmas break and Bank Holidays.
Cafe JBs on the Derriford campus

Residence life: optimising your student experience

Moving away from home can be daunting, which is why everyone living in University-managed accommodation is welcome to join our Residence Life community. It’s a programme of events, activities and giveaways designed to help you meet new people, make new friends and try new things.
Do you love rock climbing and ice skating? How about cinema trips and pottery painting? What about ghost tours, sunset cruises, escape rooms or coach trips to explore around Devon and Cornwall? Residence Life is a great way to meet people who love the things you love. Best of all? It’s totally free!
Flatmates at a Residence Life welcome event