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Student Accommodation in Guildford

Guildford student accommodation located within a 3 min walk to the University of Surrey campus, Academy of Contemporary Music, or the Guildford School of Acting, our luxury studio apartments are ready to move in for September 2022 and offer students a modern stylish self-contained environment to relax, study and enjoy with friends.

With our luxurious student rooms, you can expect innovative design, spacious layout, ample storage, comfortable double beds, all equipped to create a peaceful and safe space just for you. In addition, you will have access to 1,000 Mb super high speed Wi-Fi, allowing you to study more effectively and relax afterwards, enjoying free Netflix inside your Studio.

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Unilife Student Accommodation in Guildford Riverside House

2024 / 2025 Studios available to Book Now!

Riverside House

Prices from £305 Per Week

Room types
Standard, Premium, Premium Plus, Luxury, Luxury Plus, Luxury VIP

Easy access to
3-minute walk to the University campus & 7-minute walk to Guildford High Street.

Transport links
5-minute walk to Guildford train station.

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Our perfectly located accommodation is within easy walking distance and less than 5 mins away from the University of Surrey, Academy of Contemporary Music, the Guildford School of Acting and the Guildford town centre where you can shop in a number of stores, enjoy meals with friends at restaurants, and explore Guildford’s nightspots.   

Each of our Riverside House Studios include all-inclusive pricing, meaning that you will never incur any unexpected costs. Besides free Internet and utility bills, this even includes contents insurance and unlimited hot drinks from our bean-to-cup coffee machine. The all-inclusive offer also includes free Netflix, Grab&Go Breakfast, a 24hr on-site Gym, Laundry facilities, a Cinema and Music Room.

Our properties have 24hr CCTV monitoring and a secure fob entry system, ensuring your safety at all times. 

Looking for University of Surrey couples accommodation?

Our larger Luxury, Luxury Plus and VIP studios in our Guildford student accommodation offers a very cost-effective home for couples looking to share, as you can simply split the cost of the rent and pay a small sharing supplement. We are also one of the only private student accommodation providers who are happy to accept couples even if one of the tenants is a non-student! Find out more about couples accommodation >>

Frequently asked booking questions for Riverside House

To secure a studio with Unilife, the following payments are required: 

1. £300 deposit is required upon signature of contract. It is refundable at the end of the tenancy, subject to room status. 
2. Once the contract has been counter signed by our city managers, a pre-rent instalment of 30-day rent will be due within 6 days. This payment goes towards the first invoice of the contract. 

Unilife require a £300 deposit payment.

The deposit is protected with a deposit protection scheme and residents are issued with a deposit protection certificate. Our residents refundable security deposit is protected by MyDeposits, a UK government recognised scheme. The Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDPS) is a piece of legislation introduced by the UK Government in April 2006 for landlords in England and Wales. The purpose of the scheme is to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords, who have been accused in the past of taking amounts from deposits unfairly. The legislation ultimately protects you and allows us to follow a very streamlined process for disputes after check out.

To find out more about this service visit and to find out more on how to rent you can read the How to Rent Guide 2023.

All tenancy agreements have a cooling off period of 48 hours from the signature of contract. All cancellation requests must be in writing via an email addressed to the Unilife Team [email protected]

If you have collected your keys within your cooling off period, the eligibility to cancel immediately ends. 

If a resident does not gain a place at their chosen University or College and wishes to be released from their Tenancy Agreement, they must provide Unilife with evidence of their rejection and evidence of the reason why no later than 72 hours after dated correspondence from your University or College. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University.

To be considered, you will need to supply us with a copy of:

- UCAS letter of acceptance. 

- Written evidence from the University admissions team

If a resident moves into Unilife and they withdraw from their course or they are evicted from university, they are still liable to fulfil their contract and they must find a replacement tenant to have their contract withdrawn. 

If the tenancy agreement has commenced, a resident is unable to withdraw from their tenancy agreement free of charge and they must find a replacement tenant to take over their contract. It is the main tenants responsibility to find a replacement tenant. 

If a resident wishes to withdraw from their contract, either before their tenancy has commenced or during their tenancy and it is not reasons that fall under the ‘No Place, No Stay’ or ‘No Visa, No Stay’, they will be required to find a replacement tenant. 

Unilife cannot accept any responsibility for finding a replacement tenant once a resident has signed their tenancy agreement and made the first payment. 

Once a resident has found a suitable replacement tenant to take over their contract, they must put the new tenant’s details into writing to [email protected] and the Unilife Team will contact the new tenant within 48 hours to formally transfer the tenancy. Once the new tenant has accepted the tenancy agreement and made the pre-rent instalment, the original tenant will have their tenancy agreement withdrawn and the refund will be processed within 10 working days minus £100 admin charge. 

The fee will be deducted from their deposit due back to the original tenant.