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Addenbrooke's Hospital

Bedroom in Harston House at Addenbrooke's Hospital

If you’re going to be a first year student studying nursing, midwifery or operating department practice at our Cambridge campus, you can apply to live in Harston House at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Harston House has 72 bedrooms available for ARU students, which are arranged in corridors of 11-13 rooms.

Contact Harston House

Sanctuary Addenbrooke's
Grantchester House
Adrian Way
Long Road
Cambridge CB2 0SQ

Tel: 01223 404800

Email: [email protected]

Office opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm; Wednesday 9am-2pm.

  • Gas, water and electricity included in the rent
  • Wi-Fi and wired internet available at an extra cost (8, 12 or 20 Mbps)
  • Shared kitchens and bathrooms
  • Cleaning service provided in communal areas
  • Self-service launderette
  • Bicycle storage
  • Repairs and maintenance service included in the rent
  • Limited car parking available

  • single bed and mattress
  • desk with drawers and a chair
  • wardrobe
  • sink


  • shared between 11-13 students
  • fridge freezer
  • oven with grill and hob
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • microwave
  • dining table and chairs
  • iron and ironing board.

Bathrooms: each flat (shared between 11-13 students) has two baths with showers, one shower room and two toilets with sinks.

Addenbrooke's Hospital is 2.5 miles from Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus, where you’ll have your lectures. View on Google Maps.

Lots of bus routes stop at Addenbrooke’s, including a Park and Ride service. This is a good way to get to campus – journey times are about 30 minutes. Some buses go to Cambridge railway station (less than two miles away) which has regular trains to London King’s Cross.

Check our Cambridge halls and houses cost comparison for information on prices, upfront costs and contract lengths.

There are a limited number of rooms available for nursing students starting courses in September 2023. Applications open from Thursday 30 March 2023.

Please complete our hospital accommodation application form to apply.

We’ll check that you’re eligible and send your form on to Sanctuary Addenbrooke's. Read the Sanctuary Addenbrooke's privacy policy.

You’ll be offered accommodation for one academic year.

There’s high demand for hospital accommodation so we can’t guarantee a room. We suggest you apply as soon as you’ve firmly accepted a course offer.