Nido Student Castle Hill is home to 102 students from over 17 countries across the globe. Lie-ins, lunches out, library time, and swift commutes to your university – live your best student life by moving here. To add to your student experience, we’ve got 24-hour security, social space, super fast wifi and an events calendar you won’t find anywhere else.
Please note that in this accommodation we can only accept students from the University of Cambridge & Anglia Ruskin University.
Our Castle Hill residence includes an on-site communal and study lounge with widescreen TV, laundry facilities, as well as secure bike storage, a must for the city of Cambridge. We have also added a brand- new, fully kitted out gym to the residence so you can work out in comfort at your convenience.
We know you need to stay up to date with the world and your work, so 100Mbps WiFi is available throughout the residence with the ability to connect up to 10 devices at a time. If you need a speed upgrade simply drop our team an email to find out how this can be arranged.
Take a virtual tour of our common spaces.
A city offering culture in every corner, Cambridge sets the bar high when it comes to ‘university towns’. With over 80% of the town owned by Cambridge University, one could say it is a town built for students. Lose yourself cycling through its historical streets, lunching in a quirky cafe and meeting your friends at a trendy pub, it’s a city offering everything and anything a student may want throughout these memorable years.
Look through some of our recommendations below to find your favourite hang-out spots.
Regarded as one of Cambridge's best restaurants, The Chop House is the perfect location for any celebration. The restaurant offers prime steak cuts and is the place to go if you're after an unforgettable meal.
1 King's Parade, Cambridge - CB2 1SJThe Cambridge Chop House website
La Raza is a relaxed Mediterranean tapas bar offering a variety of delicious dishes and drinks. This cafe/restaurant becomes a music venue after sunset, with live bands and DJs throughout the week.
4-6 Rose Cresent, Cambridge - CB2 3LLLa Raza website
This free admission art and antiquities museum is owned by the University of Cambridge. The museum offers a large showcase of classical art and artefacts, from Asian ceramics to armour, coins and paintings.
Trumpington Street, Cambridge - CB2 1RBThe Fitzwilliam Museum website
Cambridge is worldly recognised for its punting plus its the best way to see the city and hear its history. Also a frequent student destination for sunset drinks.
Quayside Punting Station, Cambridge - CB5 8ABScudamore's Quayside Punt Hire website
The Grand Arcade is Cambridge’s largest shopping centre, offering all high street shops as well as small boutiques and a large John Lewis department store. A popular destination in Cambridge, offering several restaurants and cafes to unwind after shopping.
St Andrew's Street, Cambridge - CB2 3BJGrand Arcade website
Smaller than other shopping centres in Cambridge, Lion Yard is known to be the “secret shopping centre” in Cambridge. Offering the alternative to mainstream shops, here you will find endless boutiques and one-off pieces to complete your wardrobe.
Saint Tibb's Row, Cambridge - CB2 3ETThe Lion Yard website
A secret cocktail bar hidden in the city centre of Cambridge. This intimate and secluded bar is a must visit. Offering generous Happy Hours, make sure to book as it is one of the most popular bars in Cambridge.
7b Jesus Lane, Cambridge - CB5 8BAHidden Rooms website
Cambridge largest dance club offering theme nights 5 days a week across several floors. Many consider Lola Lo to be one of the top 3 nightclubs in the city. Lola Lo will instantly transport you to Hawaii with its hand-carved wood Tiki booths from there, just lose yourself to the music.
1-6 Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge - CB2 3QFLola Lo website