Emergency and temporary accommodation

If you are already a student at the University of Westminster and need temporary or emergency accommodation during office hours you should first contact Student Accommodation.

Temporary Hotel Accommodation

Visit London on +44 (0)3330 146 268 and quote the reference visitlondon.com. They can recommend a reasonably priced hotel. They have a database of current availability for an extensive range of hotels around London.

For further information visit www.visitlondon.com

The Rhondda Guest House
16 Harrow View

T: 020 8427 5009
(near to the Harrow Campus)

Temporary Hostel Accommodation

A separate information sheet Private Hostels is available from Student Housing Services and some of the hostels included may take temporary bookings.

Central London

One of the most popular student hostels in London is International Students House. You should contact them direct at:

International Students House
229 Great Portland Street,
London W1W 5PN

T: 020 7631 8300

Other hostels providing centrally located, budget priced, short-term accommodation are:

The Generator
Compton Place
London WC1H 9SE

T: 020 7388 7666

Clink Hostels
261-265 Grays Inn Road
London WC1X 8QT

T: 020 7713 7789

Journeys Hostel
54-58 Caledonian Road
Kings Cross
London N1 9DP

T: 020 7833 3893
E: [email protected]

The YMCA offer short-term accommodation for single students and limited short-term accommodation for couples and those with families. You do not need to be male or Christian to stay at them.


8 Errol Street
London EC1Y 8SE

T: 020 7614 5000
E: [email protected]

The Walrus Hostel
172 Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7RW

T: 07545 589 214
E: [email protected]

Youth Hostels Association

The YHA has seven hostels in the London area, the closest to the Central London campuses being on Oxford St. The maximum stay is normally three consecutive nights, depending upon room availability and at the discretion of the Hostel Manager.



Wimdu is an accommodation provider specialising in listing individual private accommodation and bringing together visitors and hosts from all around the world at great rates. With over 3000 listings in London for both long and short term stays, Wimdu is a great resource for students looking to rent in more local areas of the capital.

In order to receive a discount students will need to contact the booking team at Wimdu using their University of Westminster email address.



Euro Hotel London Wembley 1-7 Elm Road
Wembley, Middlesex

T: 020 8902 1764

No.8 Hostel London‎
305 High Road
London NW10 2JT

T: 020 8459 8576

Homeless Persons

If you are homeless and considered in priority need, the Local Authority Homeless Persons Department has a duty to find you accommodation. However, most students are not eligible unless they have children or a serious medical condition.

Shelterline Emergency Service

If you have nowhere to go and have very limited or no money to pay for accommodation then contact Shelterline. This is an emergency housing service which has an up-to-date database of hostel vacancies. This is a 24 hour service available every day on FREEPHONE 0808 800 4444.

Get Connected

Get Connected help people under the age of 25 who find themselves homeless by providing advice and support on searching for accommodation, they are available 365 days a year on FREEPHONE: 0808 808 4994, text: 80849.

Disclaimer: The details given are for information purposes only. Inclusion on the listing does not constitute a recommendation by the University of Westminster.

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