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1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
1 bedroom, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.5/5 Good
8 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Social distancing


Explore the area

Popular LocationUniversity of Essex12 min walk
Popular LocationColchester Visitor Information Centre8 min drive
Popular LocationHollytrees Museum8 min drive
AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)63 min drive

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  • Economy Single Room (shared bathroom)

    Room amenities

    • 100 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsEconomy Single Room (shared bathroom)
  • Single Room (with en-suite)

    Room amenities

    • 205 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Room (with en-suite)

About this area


Located in Colchester, University of Essex - Colchester Campus is in a walkable area with good shopping. Colchester Natural History Museum and Hollytrees Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Colchester Castle Museum and Jumbo Water Tower. Colchester Zoo and Clacton Pier are also worth visiting.

Visit our Colchester travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of Essex - 12 min walk
  • Colchester Visitor Information Centre - 8 min drive
  • Hollytrees Museum - 8 min drive
  • Colchester Natural History Museum - 18 min drive
  • Colchester Castle Museum - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Colchester Hythe Station - 5 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 63 min drive


  • Blue's Cafe — 1 min walk
  • Buffalo Joe's — 1 min walk
  • Bambu - 20 min walk
  • Rice'n'Spice - 4 min drive
  • Henleys Fish and Chips - 4 min drive

About this property

University of Essex - Colchester Campus

Hostel with 3 restaurants, near University of Essex
This smoke-free hostel features 3 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges and a fitness centre. Self parking is free. Other amenities include 2 coffee shops/cafés, a conference centre and a microwave in a common area. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and showers. Separate dining areas, separate sitting areas and desks are among the other amenities available to guests. Weekly housekeeping is available.
University of Essex - Colchester Campus offers 1500 forms of shared accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature free toiletries. This accommodation offers separate dining areas and includes desks. This Colchester hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a weekly basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a fitness centre.

Guests aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: GBP 6.00 for adults and GBP 6.00 for children
  • 3 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 2 bars/lounges

Things to do

  • Fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area


  • ATM/banking services
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Hair salon
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 15 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Dining room
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Separate sitting area
  • Shared accommodations



Check-in between 4:00 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 9:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Information Point
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 6.00 for adults and GBP 6.00 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Social distancing measures are in place

We should mention

Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility

Property is also known as

University of Essex - Colchester Campus Colchester

Frequently asked questions

Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 9:30 AM.
Where is this hostel located?
Situated in Colchester, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Essex, High Woods Country Park and Hollytrees Museum. Colchester Visitor Information Centre and Colchester Natural History Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km). Colchester Hythe Station is 23 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for University of Essex - Colchester Campus

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The property is well spaced out over a large area. Therefore it means a 10 minute walk to reception, 10 mins to accommodation, 5 mins back to car park. There are hills and stairs. The accommodation is basic, but quite adequate. As it is only available during Summer, there are not many people at the University and the internet speed is excellent! The doors tend to slam, but overall it was a good experience

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2019


    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019


      Essex University Campus- Colchester. Good VFM

      This is Campus accommodation. The price reflects what you get, whilst saying that, it was value for money. A very friendly team upon arrival who were most helpful. The room is campus accommodation, so dont go expecting Egyptian Cotton bedding, welcome trays, televisions etc. The important thing was that it was extremely clean, the bed comfortable, safe and secure. The campus has a number of facilities for dining and bars together with a number of various shops. Car parking within easy walking distance. Good power supply for my computer and free Wi Fi. All in all it offers good value for money against what else was available in the area. If i was in the area again I would book it again.

      Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2018

      4/5 Good

        Uni Campus Colchester

        The room was tidy if not a bit basic, but was very quiet.

        Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2018