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FAQs

No, in order to book with us at Nido Student we provide certain opportunities. We would need a proof that you are enrolled in an educational institution (university, university of applied science, apprenticeship, language school, etc.), you can also live with us as an intern. We also offer certain room categories to young professionals at some of our locations, where you can move in if you provide a proof of employment. These categories can be found on our website. Here you can find our sample leasing agreements for: Students Young Professionals
The minimum rental period is 6 months. We regret that we cannot offer rental contracts with a term of less than 6 months (except for Lilienthal Studios in Bremen).
We’ve tried to make booking an easy process for you. Here are the steps you can take once you’re ready to book: Our five-step booking process is easy:
  1. Select if you are a student or young professional
  2. Find the room you want to book
  3. Register your details
  4. Read and sign the rental contract
  5. Pay your deposit to secure your room!
Please follow all detailed instructions during the online booking process. Here you can find instructions to be fully prepared for our online booking process: Instructions – Online Booking Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. We’re happy to support and guide you through our booking process: +49 (0) 30 40361160
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at any of our Nido residences.
Our communal spaces are residence specific, so please check the relevant residence page on our website to see what it includes.  In the majority of our Nido residences, you will have access to a range of comfortable social and study spaces.
Our rental periods at Nido are either 6 months or 12 months, after which you can always rebook and sign a new contract if there is a room available.
Depending on the location, there are bicycle parking spaces in the underground car park or outside, if available, bike racks are listed under ‘what’s included’ on the residence page, please contact the studio team for more information on parking.
Our booking process is available online via our website: www.nidostudent.de The steps to get you to booking confirmed are as follows:
  • Choose your room, term length & register your contact details with us on the Nido Portal (StarRez)
  • Provide all requested documents by electronically uploading them to the portal (copy of ID/Passport and proof of studies/employment/etc.)
  • Electronically sign your lease agreement
  • Complete your payment for deposit and reservation fee
If you have completed all these steps, a member of the team will then review your application. At this point, they will either send a booking confirmation e-mail to you or send you further information on what to do next. If you do not receive either a booking confirmation or a response to your application within 72 hours, please get in touch. If you receive a booking confirmation, your room is secured and you do not need to do anything else. Please check your junk mail, sometimes our e-mails end up in there.
The house rules are part of the tenancy agreement. It is normally attached to the contract. The studio team will be happy to give you a copy.
After booking with us, you have the right to cancel the rental agreement within 14 days. This must be done by email or post, after which time your booking cannot be cancelled.
No, the amounts must be paid via bank transfer. You will find the bank details for the payment of the rent and deposit in the rental agreement as well as in an email sent through our online Nido Student portal during the booking process.
Before you move in, we require a deposit of 1 month’ rent. You’ll get this back after you move out, if your apartment has been kept in good condition. Additionally we charge a one-time reservation fee for any room booking. You’ll also have to pay your broadcasting fee (known as “GEZ-Gebühren”). On the day you move in, we will give you a brochure with information about this contribution. Further information can be found here: https://www.rundfunkbeitrag.de/
The all-inclusive rent includes costs for water, electricity, heating, and the internet.
The “Rundfunkbeitrag” also known as “GEZ Gebühr” must be paid by each tenant. The “Rundfunkbeitrag” is not included in the all-in rent. It is the fee that is incurred for the use of public service broadcasting. Currently (2019), the fee is 17,50 € per month.
You should send us a proof of payment for your first rent, the reservation fee and your deposit within the first 48 hours after you have finished the booking process. (The first month’s rent can also be paid afterward, however, 7 days prior your lease agreement starts.) Please, be aware that we have two different bank accounts.
The rent must be paid in advance via Direct Debit transfer at the latest on the 3rd working day of the beginning month. You can finish the procedure for the direct debit transfer during the booking process or afterwards in your Nido portal.
Please bring the payment receipts for the first rental, the reservation fee and the deposit, your lease agreement as well as a valid ID document (identity card or passport).
Your studio team will provide you with the registration form/lessor’s confirmation after you move in.
Once you’ve found your perfect room, to secure it with us you only need to pay the one-time registration fee and a refundable deposit. The deposit value will be equivalent to one month’s rent, so the amount will vary depending on your preferred room. The remaining rental fees for your stay are then divided into monthly payments, the first of which will need to be paid before you check in.
Every citizen must register at his or her place of residence. That’s a law and must be done within 3 days of the actual move-in date (not after finalizing the rental contract). You can be registered in any civil registration office, regardless of the district in which you reside. Your house manager will provide you with the registration form/lessor’s confirmation after you move in.
If you ever need to contact the team at Nido, feel free to get in touch. Our team is always here to help.
  • Nido hotline: +49 (0) 30 40361160
New to Germany? To make your life easier and put you at ease, we have put together some useful links for you to review so you can better prepare:  
No, when you are packing to move into your Nido residence you will need to pack your own linen, duvet, pillows, towels and kitchen crockery, pans, pots etc.
Own kitchens and common kitchens are rented without additional equipment (i.e. without crockery, cutlery etc.). We provide you with the main electrical appliances. (e.g. refrigerator, stove...).
Depending on the location you will find different bike rental companies. In Bremen, Kiel and Berlin e.g. https://swapfiets.de/.
We are working to improve the internet speed in all Nido residences across Germany, at the moment the speed is different in each residence so please ask the local team of the residence you’re interested in.
Simply contact the studio team and they will be happy to help you.
No, unfortunately not, but please contact our local studio team if you have any questions about how to get to the residence.
Yes, if you are not at home, the Nido team is happy to accept your parcels and you can pick them up during office hours. Please let the team know beforehand.
Anyone who is 16 or over and fits into one of the following categories can stay with us: 
  • a student who is taking a full-time course 
  • a student on an organised study-abroad programme
  • a student enrolled full-time in a language school
  • a student conducting a work placement course as part of a degree-granting programme
You’re able to book from the age of 16 at the time of check-in, however, we do ask that you supply us with an indemnity form and comply with our under 18-year-old policy. Give us a call on +44 (0) 207 1000 100 or visit our contact us page for more information.
We’ve tried to make booking an easy process for you. Here are the steps you can take once you’re ready to book:
  1. Find your perfect room on our website
  2. Select your specific room on the floor plan and click ‘book now’.
  3. Or speak directly to the team to book
Curraheen Point: +35 (0) 386 0320 779 CurraheenPoint@NidoStudent.com
We know that not everyone's requirements are the same which is why we offer a variety of contract lengths.  Our contract lengths vary depending on which Nido you’re staying in. 
  • Curraheen Point: 35-weeks / 47-weeks contracts. Semester/summer stays are also available
  • Ardee Point: To be confirmed
When making your online booking, please make sure that you check both the contract length and the cancellation policy before you hit the confirmation button.
  • Ensuite rooms: Shared apartments with your own bathroom.  The kitchen and living room areas are shared.
  • Studio rooms: Opt for a room for access to your own bathroom and private kitchen area.
Find out more about what you can expect from your ensuite or studio room on the relevant residence page.
Our communal spaces are residence specific, so please check the relevant residence page on our website to see what it includes.  In the majority of our Nido residences, you will have access to a range of comfortable social and study spaces.
Yes we do – please check with the residence about whether your studio room is eligible for dual occupancy. Both students who wish to book as joint tenancy MUST be students.
We have accessible rooms available at all our residences. We want to make sure that everyone is able to have a safe and comfortable stay with us.  Please let us know about any medical information or disabilities on your application or contact us directly to find out more.
Yes – some of our Nido residences offer semester and summer stays.  Please  visit the relevant residence page or contact the residence team for more details.
TVs are provided in our studio rooms at Curraheen Point and in all of our shared kitchen/lounges. You are responsible for purchasing a TV license for your room.   TVs are not provided in the ensuite rooms, however, you are welcome to bring your own. You’ll be able to connect the TV to a centralised cable system.  You are responsible for purchasing a TV license for your room.
We talk a lot to the people living with us so we know that payment options are important. You can choose to pay in 10 instalments, 4 instalments or in full. It’s your choice. When booking your room, you’ll be given all three room options to choose from. Once selected, you’ll be given the payment breakdown and payment dates.  Any future payments can be made using the Nido Portal.
If you choose to pay by instalment (4 or 10 payments) or are a 16 year old resident then an Ireland-based guarantor is required.  Once we have collected the guarantor information, we will get in touch with them, via email.
Yes, you will be asked to pay a €100 holding deposit, as well as to sign the agreement for your room, to complete your booking and secure your room. The holding deposit will however be deducted from the first (or only) instalment of your accommodation fees.
To secure your room with us, you’ll need to sign the licence agreement for your room and pay the holding deposit. The holding deposit will however be deducted from the first (or only) instalment of your accommodation fees. If you’re paying in full, the total amount will be due before your arrival in September as well. If you’ve opted for a payment plan of 4 or 10 instalments, the first payment doesn’t need to be paid upon booking, however it will need to be paid before your arrival in September.
When checking in to your Nido residence, we’ll need to see a form of photo identification (passport, drivers license etc).  We’ll also need to see proof of study from your university. The best way to do that is to bring and show us your acceptance letter.  We may also need a copy of this for our records and to provide to the local council upon request.
Check-in weekend takes place in September, however, the dates vary depending on what Nido you’re staying in:
  • Curraheen Point 2020: 26th September 2020
  • Curraheen Point 2021: To be confirmed
Yes, we have WiFi throughout each Nido so you can be connected at all times. More information on how to connect will be provided to you upon arrival.
We know how important your belongings are to you which is why we provide contents insurance to everyone staying in a Nido residence.
It would be possible to change your room if someone drops out or if someone is happy to swap with you. Please contact your residence team and they will try their best to accommodate you.
This is not possible at Nido Ireland this year.  Our first residence to open in Ireland is Curraheen Point in Cork on the 26th of September 2020.
In our ensuite rooms you will find:
  • A small double bed
  • Study desk & chair
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink & toilet
  • Wardrobe with hanging space and shelving
Our studio rooms include:
  • A small double bed
  • Wardrobe with hanging space & shelving
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink & toilet
  • Study desk & chair
  • Breakfast bar and kitchenette with storage, hob, microwave oven and fridge
Lastly, our kitchen/living room spaces include:
  • A shared kitchen with storage, hob, combi microwave oven, oven and fridge
  • A dining area with a dining table
  • A lounge area with sofas and a TV
This is residence specific, so please check the relevant residence page for a full list of what is included in your Nido room and living spaces.
We want to ensure that your check-in experience is as easy as possible.  Before your check-in weekend, we’ll send you an email with bookable time slots so you can choose a time that suits you. 
If you ever need to contact the team at Nido, feel free to get in touch. Our team is always here to help.
  • T: Curraheen Point: +35 (0) 386 0320 779 
  • E: CurraheenPoint@NidoStudent.com
We’re committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all students, employees, clients and other parties who may be affected by our activities.  We are committed to very high standards and learning from experience. We will always engage with all of our staff, students, clients and suppliers so that everyone is involved and invested in managing risk. To understand more about our Health & Safety Policy, click here.
Of course. We allow day and night guests, however, for your child’s safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:
  • Residents can have unlimited guests visiting during the day between 8am and midnight
  • For overnight stays, one guest can stay for a maximum of three consecutive nights throughout the month
  • All guests must be 18 years of age or over
  • Residents will have to sign in their guests, and they must bring a photo ID to gain entry into the building
  • Where a resident lives in an ensuite room, they should ensure their flat mates are comfortable with guests staying
Please note – our guest policy is currently subject to restrictions in place as a result of the CV-19 global pandemic. Please check with your chosen Nido for details.
New to Ireland? To make your life easier and put you at ease, we have put together some useful links for you to review so you can better prepare:
We do allow day and night guests, however, for your own safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:
  • You can have unlimited guests visiting during the day between 8am and midnight
  • For overnight stays, one guest can stay for a maximum of three consecutive nights throughout the month
  • All guests must be 18 years of age or over
  • You will have to sign in your guests, and they must bring a photo ID to gain entry into the building
  • You will be responsible for your guest throughout their time at Nido
You’re responsible for keeping your room tidy throughout your stay. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of cleaning.  We offer a range of room cleaning packages by a member of our housekeeping staff. Pricing and availability is dependant on the Nido residence, so make sure to speak to the team to find out more information about our cleaning packages.
We work hard to make sure that everything is included in your stay. Just so it’s clear, the below items are not included in your accommodation fee: 
  • We have vending machines in some of our Nido residences. All snacks and drinks in the vending machines will be at your own cost.
  • You can pay for your laundry on a pay-as-you-go basis and you can book room cleans at reception for a set fee.
  • While contents insurance is included, you should check the cover suits your individual belongings. Your policy can be enhanced at your own cost for items such as expensive bikes or musical instruments.
If you’d like any bedding, towels and/or kitchen equipment during your stay, you can buy them through UniKitOut. We’ve partnered with UniKitOut to provide you with plenty of options plus they’ll deliver to your door.
We don’t provide phone lines but If you’d like to have a phone in your room, our internet provider can help to set it up for you. You will be able to make and receive external calls for a monthly fee, plus the cost of VOIP calls. All you need to do is purchase a VOIP phone through the internet company and pay for your calls. Alternatively, you could use an internet-based service like Skype or What’s App and set up an account with them.
We have laundry rooms in all of our Nido residences. You’ll have 24-hour access to washers, dryers and ironing boards.  To get real-time availability of the washers/dryers, download the Circuit Laundry App. Prices for a wash and dry can be found in your Welcome Book which you’ll receive upon checking-in. Payment is done through a pay-as-you-go card which can be purchased from a machine in the laundry room.  For any other questions on laundry, speak to the team as they’ll be happy to help.
We encourage everyone to bring their bikes to university as it makes for a much more environmentally friendly way to get around town. In fact, all of our Nido residences have bike storage available. Simply speak to the team to book your space. Bikes must only be stored in the specified bike stores. You are advised to check your contents insurance policy as any enhancements to the cover for expensive items (such as bikes) are at your own cost.
If you’d like to move rooms, we’ll always try to accommodate it. Please note that we can only offer room changes if there are rooms available to move into within your Nido residence.   Please bear in mind that a change in room may incur a different room rate.  The rates are based on a number of things, like the size of the room, location in the building and the availability.  As terms and conditions may apply, please make sure you speak to us for more information.
When moving in, you will receive two keys (one for your room and one for the post-box) and one building access FOB/key card.  If you do lose any of your keys or the FOB, please let us know right away for health and safety reasons. For all key/FOB replacement pricing, it’s best to speak to the team however we’ve included some rough estimates below: 
  • Up to 30 for a new room key
  • Up to15 for a new post-box key
Up to 10 for a new access FOB/key card (this is dependent on the building)
No, you are not permitted to sublet any part of your accommodation, as per the agreement for your room. If you need to move out early, you should contact the reception team to discuss the option of a room agreement takeover.
Our Nido Groningen residence is open to all young people and students from any university or country. The requirements to stay at Nido Groningen are as follows, you will need to evidence at least one of the following:
  • a student who is taking a full-time course 
  • a student on an organised study-abroad programme
  • a student conducting a work placement course as part of a degree-granting programme
  • a young professional (no need to be a student) under the age of 28 years old
Our Nido Utrecht residence is open to students from any university of country. The requirements to stay at Nido Utrecht are as follows, you will need to evidence at least one of the following:
  • a student who is taking a full-time course
  • a student on an organised study-abroad programme
  • a student conducting a work placement course as part of a degree-granting programme
Nido Groningen:
  • At Nido Groningen we offer campus contracts, with a duration of minimum 6 months until the duration of your studies
  • Next to that we also offer short-stay contracts of 3, 4, 5 or 6 months!
Nido Utrecht:
  • At Nido Utrecht we offer long-stay contracts from 6 months until the duration of your studies as well as short-stay contracts with a duration of less than 6 months. 
When making your online booking, please make sure that you check both the contract length and the cancellation policy before you hit the confirmation button.
We’ve tried to make booking an easy process for you. Here are the steps you can take once you’re ready to book:
  1. Find your perfect room on our website
  2. Select your specific room on the floor plan and click ‘book now’.
  3. Or speak directly to the team to book
Nido Groningen: +31 627 51 13 90  Groningen@NidoStudent.com Nido Utrecht: +31 627 26 65 44  Utrecht@NidoStudent.com
In all our Nido residences in the Netherlands, we offer studio rooms. All our studio rooms are fully furnished and come with an ensuite bathroom and private kitchenette, all to yourself.   Find out more about what you can expect from your studio room on the relevant residence page.
Our communal spaces are residence specific, so please check the relevant residence page on our website to see what it includes.  In the majority of our Nido residences, you will have access to a range of comfortable social and study spaces.
Yes we do – Please check with the residence teams which studios are eligible for dual occupancy. With dual occupancy just 50EUROS/month is added to the base rent. Simply add both person’s details and sign the agreement when booking your room.
We have accessible rooms available at all our residences and we want to make sure that everyone is able to have a safe and comfortable stay with us.  Please let us know about any medical information or disabilities on your application or contact us directly to find out more.
Yes – all of our Nido residences offer semester and short-stay lets. The terms are residence specific. Please  visit the relevant residence page or contact the residence team for more details.
We talk a lot to the people living with us so we know that payment options are important. You can choose to pay upfront the full payment or pay monthly. For your monthly payment you can choose to transfer it yourself or set up a direct debit (SEPA).  Once selected your desired room, you’ll be given the payment breakdown and payment dates.  Any future payments can be made using the Nido Portal.
TVs are not provided in our studio rooms, however, you are welcome to bring your own. You’ll be able to connect the TV to a centralised cable system.   All our residences also have at least one TV in the common areas.
Once you’ve chosen your Nido room, you’ll need to secure it with us by paying a refundable deposit.
We talk a lot to the people living with us so we know that payment options are important. You can choose to pay upfront the full payment or pay monthly. For your monthly payment, you can choose to transfer it yourself or set up a direct debit (SEPA).  Once selected your desired room, you’ll be given the payment breakdown and payment dates.  Any future payments can be made using the Nido Portal.
If you are a 16 year old resident then a guarantor is required.  Once we have collected the guarantor information, we will get in touch with them, via email.  
Yes, you’re asked to pay a deposit before you move in. The deposit will be released at the end of your contract with us. The deposit amount varies based on the amount of your monthly rent payment.  The refundable deposit amount is based on your room condition report upon checking-out of your Nido residence and is refunded within 60-days of departing.
To secure your room with us, you’ll need to sign your license agreement and pay the relevant deposit amount. If you’re paying in full, the total amount will be due upfront as well. If you’ve chosen for a monthly payment, the first payment needs to be paid before check-in at your residence.
Before your arrival you’ll need to upload a form of photo identification (passport, drivers license etc) and a proof of enrolment in your university.  You’ll also need to bring your passport to your check-in at your residence.
The check-in dates vary depending on what Nido you’re staying in: Nido Groningen:
  • Long Stay: 7th and 28th August 2020 
  • Short Stay: 28th August 2020
Nido Utrecht:
  • Long Stay: 14th August 2020
  • Short Stay: August onwards 2020
Yes, we have WiFi throughout each Nido so you can be connected at all times. More information on how to connect will be provided to you upon arrival.
All our studio rooms include:
  • Double bed
  • Wardrobe with hanging space, shelving & safe
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink & toilet
  • Kitchenette with storage, induction hob, microwave, oven, fridge & garbage bin
  • Breakfast bar
  • Desk, desk chair and table lamp
  • Shelves and pinboard
Some of our more spacious studios come with additional furniture, please check the relevant residence page for a full list of what is included in your Nido room and living spaces.
This is not possible at Nido Netherlands this year. You’ll be able to move in the day your contract starts.
We want to ensure that your check-in experience is as easy as possible.  Before your check-in weekend, we’ll send you an email with bookable time slots so you can choose a time that suits you.
It would be possible to change your room if someone drops out or if someone is happy to swap with you. Please contact your residence team and they will try their best to accommodate you.
No, contents insurance is not included. 
We’re committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all students, employees, clients and other parties who may be affected by our activities. We are committed to very high standards and learning from experience. We will always engage with all of our staff, students, clients and suppliers so that everyone is involved and invested in managing risk.
Of course. We allow day and night guests, however, for your child’s safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:
  • Residents can have unlimited guests visiting during the day between 8am and midnight
  • For overnight stays, one guest can stay for a maximum of three consecutive nights throughout the month
  • All guests must be 18 years of age or over
  • Residents will have to sign in their guests, and they must bring a photo ID to gain entry into the building
  • Where a resident lives in an ensuite room, they should ensure their flat mates are comfortable with guests staying
Please note – our guest policy is currently subject to restrictions in place as a result of the CV-19 global pandemic. Please check with your chosen Nido for details.
New to the Netherlands? To make your life easier and put you at ease, we have put together some useful links for you to review so you can better prepare:
We do allow day and night guests, however, for your own safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:
  • You can have unlimited guests visiting during the day between 8am and midnight
  • For overnight stays, one guest can stay for a maximum of three consecutive nights throughout the month
  • All guests must be 18 years of age or over
  • You will have to sign in your guests, and they must bring a photo ID to gain entry into the building
  • You will be responsible for your guest throughout their time at Nido
You’re responsible for keeping your room tidy throughout your stay. You can borrow a vacuum cleaner from the residence team.
We work hard to make sure that everything is included in your stay. Just so it’s clear, the below items are not included in your accommodation fee: 
  • We have vending machines in some of our Nido residences. All snacks and drinks in the vending machines will be at your own cost.
  • You can pay for your laundry on a pay-as-you-go basis.
If you’d like any bedding, towels and/or kitchen equipment during your stay, you can buy them through UniKitOut. We’ve partnered with UniKitOut to provide you with plenty of options plus they’ll deliver to your door.
We have laundry rooms in all of our Nido residences. You’ll have 24-hour access to washers, dryers and ironing boards.  To make use of the laundry service, you can download the application ‘’appWash’’ or you can access the website via www.appwash.com. Via this app or website you can use and pay for the laundry services.
  • Washing costs €2,35 incl. VAT
  • Drying costs €2,00 incl. VAT
We encourage everyone to bring their bikes to university as it makes for a much more environmentally friendly way to get around town. In fact, all of our Nido residences have bike storage available. Bikes must only be stored in the specified bike stores. You are advised to check your contents insurance policy as any enhancements to the cover for expensive items (such as bikes) are at your own cost.
If you’d like to move rooms, we’ll always try to accommodate it. Please note that we can only offer room changes if there are rooms available to move into within your Nido residence.  Please bear in mind that a change in room may incur a different room rate.  The rates are based on a number of things, like the size of the room, location in the building and the availability.   As terms and conditions may apply, please make sure you speak to us.
When moving in, you will receive two keys (one for your room and one for the post-box) and one building access FOB/key card.  There is a fee of €10 to be paid by the student for a lost or broken key-tag. If you are locked out of your room and need a replacement key-tag, you can be asked for a photo identification. This is for the protection of yourself and your fellow residents. Ask the team for assistance when you have lost the key-tag.
Our maintenance teams are available to help with any issues or questions. They’re also available for any emergencies during the weekends.  If you do experience any maintenance issues during your stay, simply log it on your maintenance portal (full information can be found in your Welcome Book). The team will update you on the progress of the job and book a time with you for accessing your room.
No, you are not permitted to sublet any part of your accommodation, as per the agreement for your room. If you need to move out early, you should contact the reception team to discuss the option of a tenancy takeover.
Your deposit needs to be paid to reserve your room. The amount depends on the studio chosen. Your deposit will be returned to you at the end of your tenancy following room inspections. Deposit retention for damages will apply.
Anyone who is 16 or over and fits into one of the following categories can stay with us:   
  • a student who is taking a full-time course 
  • a student on an organised study-abroad programme
  • a student enrolled full-time in a language school
  • a student conducting a work placement course as part of a degree-granting programme
  You’re able to book from the age of 16 at the time of check-in, however, we do ask that you supply us with an indemnity form and comply with our under 18-year-old policy.  
We know that not everyone's requirements are the same which is why we offer a variety of contract lengths.  Our contract lengths vary depending on which Nido you’re staying in.  When making your online booking, please make sure that you check both the contract length and the cancellation policy before you hit the confirmation button.
We’ve tried to make booking an easy process for you. Here are the steps you can take once you’re ready to book:
  1. Find your perfect room on our website
  2. Select your specific room on the floorplan and click ‘book now’.
  3. Or speak directly to the team to book: Porto@NidoStudent.com
  • Ensuite rooms: Shared apartments with your own bathroom.  Kitchen and living room areas are shared.
  • Studio rooms: Opt for a student room for access to your own bathroom and private kitchen area.
  Find out more about what you can expect from your ensuite or studio room on the relevant residence page.
Our communal spaces are residence specific, so please check the relevant residence page on our website to see what it includes.   In the majority of our Nido residences, you will have access to a range of comfortable social and study spaces.
Yes we do – please check with the residence about whether your studio room is eligible for dual occupancy. Both students who wish to book as a joint tenancy MUST be students.
We have accessible rooms available at all our residences and we want to make sure that everyone is able to have a safe and comfortable stay with us.  Please let us know about any medical information or disabilities on your application or contact us directly to find out more.
Yes – all of our Nido residences offer summer stays.  Please  visit the relevant residence page or contact the residence team for more details.  We also offer semester stays, however, availability depends on the residence and the time of year.
TVs are provided in our studio rooms at Nido Porto and in all of our shared kitchen/lounges. You are responsible for purchasing a TV license for your room.    TVs are not provided in the ensuite rooms, however, you are welcome to bring your own. You’ll be able to connect the TV to a centralised cable system.  You are responsible for purchasing a TV license for your room.
Once you’ve chosen your Nido room, you’ll need to secure it with us by paying a refundable deposit.
We talk a lot to the people living with us so we know that payment options are important. You can choose to pay in full, monthly or in set installments. It’s up to you.  When booking your room, you’ll be given all three room options to choose from. Once selected, you’ll be given the payment breakdown and payment dates.  Any future payments can be made using the Nido Portal.
If you choose to pay by instalments or are a 16 year old resident then a Portugal-based guarantor is required.  Once we have collected the guarantor information, we will get in touch with them via email. 
Yes, you’re asked to pay a deposit before you move in. The deposit will be secured and will be released at the end of your contract with us. The deposit amount varies based on the Nido: Nido Porto: To be confirmed The refundable deposit amount is based on your room condition report upon checking-out of your Nido residence and is refunded within 60-days of departing.
To secure your room with us, you’ll need to sign your license agreement and pay the relevant deposit amount (based on the Nido residence you’re booking).  If you’re paying in full, the total amount will be due upfront as well.  If you’ve opted for a payment plan of instalments, the first payment doesn’t need to be paid upon booking, however, it will need to be paid before your arrival in September.
When checking in to your Nido residence, we’ll need to see a form of photo identification (passport, drivers license etc).  We’ll also need to see proof of study from your university.  The best way to do that, is to bring and show us your acceptance letter.  We may also need a copy of this for our records and to provide to the local council upon request.
Check-In weekend takes place in September or October, however, the dates vary depending on what Nido you’re staying in: Nido Porto: To be confirmed 
Yes, we have WiFi throughout each Nido so you can be connected at all times. More information on how to connect will be provided to you upon arrival.
We know how important your belongings are to you which is why we provide contents insurance to everyone staying in a Nido residence.
It would be possible to change your room if someone drops out or if someone is happy to swap with you. Please contact your residence team and they will try their best to accommodate you.
This is not possible at Nido Porto this year.  Our first residence to open in Portugal is Nido Porto so it won’t be ready before your contract start date.
In our ensuite rooms you will find:
  • A small double bed
  • Study desk and chair
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
  • Wardrobe with hanging space and shelving
Our studio rooms include:
  • A small double bed
  • Wardrobe with hanging space and shelving
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
  • Study desk and chair
  • Breakfast bar and kitchenette with storage, hob, microwave oven and fridge
Lastly, our kitchen/living room spaces include:
  • A shared kitchen with storage, hob, combi microwave oven, oven and fridge
  • A dining area with a dining table
  • A lounge area with sofas and a TV
 This is residence specific, so please check the relevant residence page for a full list of what is included in your Nido room and living spaces.
We want to ensure that your check-in experience is as easy as possible.  Before your check-in weekend, we’ll send you an email with bookable time slots so you can choose a time that suits you.
If you ever need to contact the team at Nido, feel free to get in touch. Our team is always here to help.   Porto@NidoStudent.com
We’re committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all students, employees, clients and other parties who may be affected by our activities.  We are committed to very high standards and have learned from our extensive experience. We will always engage with all of our staff, students, clients and suppliers so that everyone is involved and invested in managing risk.
Of course. We allow day and night guests, however, for your child's safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:
  • Residents can have unlimited guests visiting during the day between 8am and midnight
  • For overnight stays, one guest can stay for a maximum of three consecutive nights throughout the month
  • All guests must be 18 years of age or over
  • Residents will have to sign in their guests, and they must bring a photo ID to gain entry into the building
  • Where a resident lives in an ensuite room, they should ensure their flat mates are comfortable with guests staying
Please note – our guest policy is currently subject to restrictions in place as a result of the CV-19 global pandemic. Please check with your chosen Nido for details.
We do allow day and night guests, however, for your own safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:  
  • You can have unlimited guests visiting during the day between 8am and midnight
  • For overnight stays, one guest can stay for a maximum of three consecutive nights throughout the month
  • All guests must be 18 years of age or over
  • You will have to sign in your guests, and they must bring a photo ID to gain entry into the building
  • You will be responsible for your guest throughout their time at Nido
You’re responsible for keeping your room tidy throughout your stay. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of cleaning.  We offer a range of room cleaning packages by a member of our housekeeping staff. Pricing and availability is dependant on the Nido residence, so make sure to speak to the team to find out more information about our cleaning packages.
We work hard to make sure that everything is included in your stay. Just so it’s clear, the below items are not included in your accommodation fee: 
  • We have vending machines in some of our Nido residences. All snacks and drinks in the vending machines will be at your own cost
  • You can pay for your laundry on a pay-as-you-go basis and you can book room cleans at reception for a set fee.
If you’d like any bedding, towels and/or kitchen equipment during your stay, you can buy them through UniKitOut. We’ve partnered with UniKitOut to provide you with plenty of options plus they’ll deliver to your door.
We don’t provide phone lines but If you’d like to have a phone in your room, our internet provider can help to set it up for you. You will be able to make and receive external calls for a monthly fee, plus the cost of VOIP calls. All you need to do is purchase a VOIP phone through the internet company and pay for your calls. Alternatively, you could use an internet-based service like Skype or WhatsApp and set up an account with them.
We have laundry rooms in all of our Nido residences. You’ll have 24-hour access to washers, dryers and ironing boards.    To get real-time availability of the washers/dryers, download the Circuit Laundry App.   Prices for a wash and dry can be found in your Welcome Book which you’ll receive upon checking-in. Payment is done through a pay-as-you-go card which can be purchased from a machine in the laundry room.    For any other questions on laundry, speak to the team as they’ll be happy to help.
We encourage everyone to bring their bikes to university as it makes for a much more environmentally friendly way to get around town. In fact, all of our Nido residences have bike storage available. Simply speak to the team to book your space. Bikes must only be stored in the specified bike stores. You are advised to check your contents insurance policy as any enhancements to the cover for expensive items (such as bikes) are at your own cost.
If you’d like to move rooms, we’ll always try to accommodate it. Please note that we can only offer room changes if there are rooms available to move into within your Nido residence.  Please bear in mind that a change in room may incur a different room rate.  The rates are based on a number of things, like the size of the room, location in the building and the availability.  As terms and conditions may apply, please make sure you speak to us.
When moving in, you will receive two keys (one for your room and one for the post-box) your room key will also act as your building access FOB/key card.    If you do lose any of your keys or the FOB, please let us know right away for health and safety reasons. For all key/FOB replacement pricing, it’s best to speak to the team however we’ve included some rough estimates below: 
  • Up to 30 for a new room key
  • Up to15 for a new post-box key
Up to 10 for a new access FOB/key card (this is dependent on the building)
Our maintenance teams are available to help with any issues or questions. They’re also available for any emergencies during the weekends.   If you do experience any maintenance issues during your stay, simply log it on your maintenance portal (full information can be found in your Welcome Book). The team will update you on the progress of the job and book a time with you for accessing your room.
No, you are not permitted to sublet any part of your accommodation, as per your accepted room agreement. If you need to move out early, you should contact the reception team to discuss the option of a room agreement takeover.
As mentioned above, the amount to secure your room will act as your deposit for the room. We will hold your deposit in a secure Tenancy Deposit Scheme throughout the year until it is returned to you  This will be returned to you at the end of your tenancy following room inspections. Deposit retention for damages will apply.

Anyone who is 16 or over and fits into one of the below categories can stay with us: 

  • a student who is taking a full-time course 
  • a student on an organised study-abroad programme
  • a student enrolled full-time in a language school
  • a student conducting a work placement course as part of a degree-granting programme

You’re able to book from the age of 16 at the time of check-in however we do ask that you supply us with an indemnity form and comply with our under 18-year-old policy.

Give us a call on +44 (0) 207 1000 100 or visit our contact us page for more information.

We know that not everyone's requirements are the same which is why we offer a variety of contract lengths. 

Our contract lengths vary depending on which Nido you’re staying in. 

Globe Works: 51-week / 45-week contracts

Castle Hill: 51-week / 43-week contracts

Haymarket: 51-week / 44-week contracts

Boyce House: 51-week / 44-week contracts

St James: 51-week / 44-week contracts

Haigh Court: 51-week / 46-week contracts

Heritage Court: 51-week / 46-week contracts

West Hampstead: 51-week / 44-week contracts

Stepney Yard: 51-week / 44-week contracts

The Bridge: 51-week / 44-week contracts

Union Square: 51-week / 44-week contracts

The Walls: 51-week contract

For shorter length contracts or summer stays, please check the individual residence pages or contact the Residence Teams directly.

When making your online booking, please make sure that you check both the contract length and the cancellation policy before you hit the confirmation button.

We’ve tried to make booking an easy process for you. Here are the steps you can take once you’re ready to book:

1. Find your perfect room on our website

2. Select your specific room on the floor plan and click ‘book now’.

3. Or speak directly to the team to book

Globe Works: +44 (0) 121 312 3935 / GlobeWorks@NidoStudent.com

Castle Hill: +44 (0) 122 3948 835 / CastleHill@NidoStudent.com

Haymarket: +44 (0) 131 3707 317 / Haymarket@NidoStudent.com

Boyce House: +44 (0) 141 473 4610 / BoyceHouse@NidoStudent.com

St James: +44 (0) 141 4733 993 / StJames@NidoStudent.com

Haigh Court: +44 (0) 151 3187 083 / HaighCourt@NidoStudent.com

Heritage Court: +44 (0) 151 3187 083 / HeritageCourt@NidoStudent.com

West Hampstead: +44 (0) 203 9679 990 / WestHampstead@NidoStudent.com

Stepney Yard: +44 (0) 284 3449 903 / StepneyYard@NidoStudent.com

The Bridge: +44 (0) 284 3449 904 / TheBridge@NidoStudent.com

Union Square: +44 (0) 284 3449 904 / UnionSquare@NidoStudent.com

The Walls: +44 (0) 238 2353 240 / TheWalls@NidoStudent.com

We offer ensuite rooms within shared apartments, where you have access to your own bathroom, but you will share the living room and kitchen space.   Or you can opt for a studio room where you’ll have access to your own bathroom as well as your own private kitchen area. We also offer 7-8 person townhouses, at our Heritage Court residence in Liverpool. In each townhouse, you’ll share the kitchen and lounge area, as well as the bathroom facilities and laundry facilities. You can find out what is included in your ensuite, or studio or townhouse room on the relevant residence page.
Our communal spaces are residence specific, so please check the relevant residence page on our website to see what spaces it includes.  In the majority of our Nido’s you will have access to an on-site gym which is free to use, as well as comfortable social and study spaces.  In some of our newer Nido’s you can also find private dining rooms that you can book out with friends for dinner parties; gaming rooms with projector screens, and lastly cinema rooms complete with plenty of comfortable seating and surround sound.
Yes, we do – please check with the residence about whether your studio room is eligible for dual occupancy. Both students who wish to book as a joint agreement MUST be full-time students. Dual occupancy is available on studio rooms only – please check with the Residence Team for details.
We have accessible rooms available at all our residences. We want to make sure that everyone is able to have a safe and comfortable stay with us, so please let us know about any medical information or disabilities on your application, or contact us directly to find out more.
Yes – some of our Nido’s offer semester and summer stays. Please visit the relevant residence page or contact the residence team for more details.
TVs are provided in our studio rooms at The Bridge (Newcastle), Globe Works (Birmingham), Boyce House (Glasgow), Barnard Point and Alliot House (London). TV’s are also provided in all of our shared kitchen/lounges so anyone who has booked an ensuite room. You are, however, responsible for purchasing a TV license.  TVs are not provided in the ensuite rooms themselves, however, you are welcome to bring your own. You’ll be able to connect the TV to a centralised cable system and again, you will need to purchase a TV license for your TV during your stay with us.
Once you’ve chosen your Nido room, you’ll need to secure it with us by signing the agreement for your room and paying a £50 holding deposit. Both these steps need to be completed to reserve your room until the start of your stay. The holding deposit will however be deducted from the first (or only) instalment of your accommodation fees.

You can choose to pay in 10 instalments, 4 instalments or in full. It’s your choice.

When booking your room, you’ll be given these three options to choose from. Once selected, you’ll be given the payment breakdown and dates so it’s clear. Payments can be made by Direct Debit, via the Nido Portal or directly to the Residence Team by debit/credit card. When choosing to pay in 10 instalments, a Direct Debit agreement must be set up.

Yes, a guarantor will be required if you are paying in 4 or 10 instalments or if you are under 18-years-old. Guarantors do not need to be based in the UK. We collect all of your guarantor information and will send an email to them for you. Easy.

Yes, you will be asked to pay:

A holding deposit of £50, as well as to sign the agreement for your room, to complete your booking and secure your room. The holding deposit will however be deducted from the first (or only) instalment of your accommodation fees.

A £100 security deposit with the first (or only) instalment of your accommodation fees. Your security deposit will be placed into a government approved deposit protection scheme and will be returned to you at the end of your stay, subject to any deductions, for example to pay for the repair of any damage. The deductions that we are permitted to make are set out in the agreement for your room.

To secure your room with us, you’ll need to sign the agreement for your room and pay the holding deposit. The holding deposit will however be deducted from the first (or only) instalment of your accommodation fees.

If you’re paying in full, the total amount will be due before your arrival in September as well.

If you’ve opted for a payment plan of 4 or 10 instalments, the first payment doesn’t need to be paid upon booking, however it will need to be paid before your arrival in September.

When checking in to your Nido, we’ll need to see a form of photo identification (passport, drivers license etc). 

We’ll also need to see proof of studies from your university. The best way to do that is to bring and show us your acceptance letter, we may also need a copy of this for our records and to provide to the local council upon request.

Check In Weekend takes place in September however the dates vary depending on what Nido you’re staying in:

Globe Works: 11 & 12 September 2021

Castle Hill: 4 & 5 September 2021

Haymarket: 4 & 5 September 2021

Boyce House: 4 & 5 September 2021

St James: 4 & 5 September 2021

Haigh Court: 4 & 5 September 2021

Heritage Court: 4 & 5 September 2021

West Hampstead: 4 & 5 September 2021

Stepney Yard: 11 & 12 September 2021

The Bridge: 11 & 12 September 2021

Union Square: 11 & 12 September 2021

The Walls: 4 & 5 September 2021

Yes, we have Wifi throughout each Nido so you can be connected at all times. More information on how to connect will be provided upon your arrival.

We know how important your belongings are to you which is why we provide contents insurance to everyone staying in a Nido. Find out more about what’s covered, here: https://www.nidostudent.com/help/contents-insurance/

If you’d like to move rooms, we’ll always try to accommodate it. Please do note that we can only offer room changes if there are rooms available to move into within your Nido and there is an understandable reason for wanting the change.

Keep in mind that different rooms can be offered at varying prices. The rates are based on a number of things, like the size of the room, location in the building and its availability so it may be that you will have to pay a different rate to occupy another room.

As terms and conditions may apply, please make sure you speak to us.

In our ensuite rooms you will find:
  • A small double bed
  • Study desk & chair
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink & toilet
  • Wardrobe with hanging space and shelving
 Our studio rooms include:
  • A small double bed
  • Wardrobe with hanging space & shelving
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower, sink & toilet
  • Study desk & chair
  • Breakfast bar and kitchenette with storage, hob, microwave oven, and fridge
 Lastly, our kitchen/living room spaces include:
  • Shared kitchen with storage, hob, combi microwave oven, oven and fridge
  • Dining area with dining table
  • Lounge area with sofas and TV
 This is residence specific, so please check the relevant residence page for a full list of what is included in your Nido room.
To ensure you get the best check in experience, we will send out an email with different timeslots when it gets nearer to your check-in weekend, so you can book a time that’s suitable for you.

If you ever need to contact the team at Nido, feel free to get in touch. Our teams are always there to help.

Globe Works: +44 (0) 121 312 3935 / GlobeWorks@NidoStudent.com

Castle Hill: +44 (0) 122 3948 835 / CastleHill@NidoStudent.com

Haymarket: +44 (0) 131 3707 317 / Haymarket@NidoStudent.com

Boyce House: +44 (0) 141 473 4610 / BoyceHouse@NidoStudent.com

St James: +44 (0) 141 4733 993 / StJames@NidoStudent.com

Haigh Court: +44 (0) 151 3187 083 / HaighCourt@NidoStudent.com

Heritage Court: +44 (0) 151 3187 083 / HeritageCourt@NidoStudent.com

West Hampstead: +44 (0) 203 9679 990 / WestHampstead@NidoStudent.com

Stepney Yard: +44 (0) 284 3449 903 / StepneyYard@NidoStudent.com

The Bridge: +44 (0) 284 3449 904 / TheBridge@NidoStudent.com

Union Square: +44 (0) 284 3449 904 / UnionSquare@NidoStudent.com

The Walls: +44 (0) 238 2353 240 / TheWalls@NidoStudent.com

We’re committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all students, employees, clients and other parties who may be affected by our activities.

We are committed to continual performance through learning from experience. We will always engage with all of our staff, students, clients and suppliers so that everyone is involved and invested in managing risk.
To understand more about our Health & Safety Policy, click here

Of course. We allow day and night guests, however, for your child’s safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:

  • Residents can have unlimited guests visiting during the day between 8am and midnight
  • For overnight stays, one guest can stay for a maximum of three consecutive nights throughout the month
  • All guests must be 18 years of age or over
  • Residents will have to sign in their guests, and they must bring a photo ID to gain entry into the building
  • Where a resident lives in an ensuite room, they should ensure their flat mates are comfortable with guests staying

Please note – our guest policy is currently subject to restrictions in place as a result of the CV-19 global pandemic. Please check with your chosen Nido for details.

 

New to the UK? No worries. To make your life easier, and put you at ease, we have put together some useful links for you to review so you can better prepare:

We have laundry rooms in all of our Nidos. You’ll have 24-hour access to washers, dryers and ironing boards. 

To get real-time availability of the washers/dryers, download the Circuit Laundry App.

Prices for a wash and dry can be found in your Welcome Book which you’ll receive upon checking-in. Payment is done through a pay-as-you-go card which can be purchased from a machine in the laundry room. 

For any other questions on laundry, speak to the team as they’ll be happy to help.

We do allow day and night guests, however, for your own safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:

  • You can have unlimited guests visiting during the day between 8am and midnight
  • For overnight stays, one guest can stay for a maximum of three consecutive nights throughout the month
  • All guests must be 18 years of age or over
  • You will have to sign in your guests, and they must bring a photo ID to gain entry into the building
  • You will be responsible for your guest throughout their time at Nido

 

You’re responsible for keeping your room tidy throughout your stay.

Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of cleaning.  We offer a range of room cleaning packages by a member of our housekeeping staff. Pricing and availability is dependant on the Nido residence, so make sure to speak to the team to find out more information about our cleaning packages.

We work hard to make sure that pretty much everything is included in your stay. Just so it’s clear, the below items are not included in your accommodation fee: 

  1. We have vending machines in some of our Nidos. All snacks and drinks within the vending machines will be at your own cost.
  2. You can pay for your laundry on a pay-as-you-go basis and you can book room cleans at reception for a set fee.
  3. While contents insurance is included, you should check the cover suits your individual belongings. Your policy can be enhanced at your own cost for items such as expensive bikes or musical instruments

If you’d like any bedding, towels and/or kitchen equipment during your stay, you can buy them through UniKitOut. We’ve partnered with UniKitOut to provide you with plenty of options plus they’ll deliver to your door.

We don’t provide phone lines, but If you’d like to have a phone in your room our internet provider can help to set it up for you. You will be able to make and receive external calls for £10 per month plus the cost of VOIP calls.

All you need to do is purchase a VOIP phone through the internet company and pay for your calls. Or you can simply choose to use an internet-based service like Skype or What’sApp and set up an account with them.

We encourage everyone to bring their bikes to university as it makes for a much more environmentally friendly way to get around town. In fact, all of our Nidos have bike storage available. Simply speak to the team to book your space. Bikes must only be stored in the specified bike stores. You are advised to check your contents insurance policy as any enhancements to the cover for expensive items (such as bikes) are at your own cost.

Depending on your Nido, you may receive a combination of keys, fobs, key cards or a mobile (smartphone) key.
If you do lose any of your keys, fobs or cards, please let us know right away for health and safety reasons.

Many of our Nidos have gyms onsite which can be accessed free of charge 24/7, so you are welcome to work out whenever you feel like it. 

Upon Check-In, we do require that you complete a gym induction to ensure you’re comfortable using all of the equipment. 

Our maintenance teams are available to help with any issues or questions. They’re also available for any emergencies during the weekends.

If you do experience any maintenance issues during your stay, simply log it on your maintenance portal (full information can be found in your Welcome Book). The team will update you on the progress of the job and book a time with you for accessing your room.

No, you are not permitted to sublet any part of your accommodation, as per the agreement for your room. If you need to move out early, you should contact the reception team to discuss the option of a room agreement takeover.
As mentioned above, a £50 holding deposit is required to be paid at booking (and the agreement for your room accepted) to secure your room. The holding deposit will however be deducted from the first (or only) instalment of your accommodation fees. A security deposit of £100 is also payable alongside your first (or only) instalment. We will hold your security deposit in a government approved deposit protection scheme throughout the year until it is returned to you. The security deposit will be returned to you at the end of your stay, subject to any deductions, for example to pay for the repair of any damage. The deductions that we are permitted to make are set out in the agreement for your room.
Yes, the agreement for your room, which you are required to accept in order to complete your booking and secure your room, is a legally binding contract.
No, there is no cooling-off period. Once you sign the agreement for your room, you can only cancel is certain circumstances, please refer to the next FAQ for more details.
Once you sign the agreement for your room and pay your £50 holding deposit, you can terminate if you are subsequently not accepted to the first year of study for your course by your chosen university, if your chosen university cancels their course or moves a minimum of the first semester of their course fully online for Covid-19 reasons and if you withdraw from your chosen university for medical reasons. Notification and evidence of the aforementioned must be received as, and within the timeframes, set out in the agreement for your room.

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