Accommodation during the vacations periods isn't included if you're staying on a 31-week contract in Rosebery Hall, Carr-Saunders Hall or Passfield Hall. But if you want to stay in London, you may be able to book additional nights in your hall.
This is subject to availability, because outside of term-time, Carr-Saunders, Rosebery and Passfield Halls offer bed & breakfast accommodation to London visitors (the revenue we receive from this helps us to keep your term time rent low).
Where is Christmas and Easter vacation accommodation available and how do I book?
Vacation accommodation is offered at Carr-Saunders Hall, Passfield Hall and Rosebery Hall. You can book directly at your hall reception, subject to availability. To check availability and make a booking, visit the reception in person or email your hall at:
How much does it cost?
Your hall reception team will confirm the price when you book. You're offered a lower rate for staying in halls than standard commercial guests. Rates vary throughout the vacations according to availability and the length of your stay. Rates will be higher than during term-time. Breakfast is included during the vacation.
When do I need to pay?
You must pay straight away when you make the booking. Bookings will not be made unless the payment is successful.
Can I stay in my term-time room?
We can't guarantee that you will be able to remain in your term-time room but we will advise you at the time of booking if you will be required to move room.
What if I need to cancel?
You may cancel a booking in writing. If you notify us at least 72 hours in advance of check-in time (that's 3pm three days before your planned arrival), we'll refund you any money paid less a cancellation fee. The cancellation fee equals the cost of your first nights' stay. When you cancel, we'll give you a cancellation number.
If you cancel later than 72 hours before check-in time, or can't provide a cancellation number on request, you will be liable to pay for the full stay and not be entitled to receive any refund. For full details see Terms and conditions for student vacation bookings [PDF].
Can I also stay during the summer vacation?
Dependent on room availability, yes. There are two options:
1) You may be able to stay for a few days (but no longer than a week) after the end of your contract. Check with your hall's reception team for details.
2) Long-term accommodation during the summer is available by application, see Summer vacation accommodation.