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CB1 student halls in Cambridge

CB1 is a 15-minute walk from campus and is close to Cambridge train station, supermarkets and plenty of restaurants. It’s also less than ten minutes from a bowling alley, gym, theatre and cinema, so there’s always something to do nearby.

There are 392 en-suite rooms, and 119 studio flats, some of which are suitable for couples. CB1 is managed by CRM Students, who provide 24-hour support from the on-site reception.

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  • 15-minute walk to campus
  • All bills included (gas, water, electricity, internet and possessions insurance)
  • Wi-Fi and wired internet
  • En-suite rooms and studios available
  • Residential Assistants
  • 24-hour on-site assistance
  • Repairs and maintenance service included in the rent
  • Cleaning provided in communal areas
  • Self-service launderette
  • Bicycle storage
  • Post boxes and parcel collection point
  • Parking is only available for Blue Badge holders

  • Small double bed (4 foot) and mattress
  • Under-bed storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Noticeboard
  • Rubbish bin


  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Mirror
  • Clothes dryer
  • Shower

Kitchens (studio flats only):

  • Microwave/combi oven
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Hob
  • Bin
  • Breakfast bar
  • Stool

Kitchens (shared between three to ten students)

  • Fridge freezer(s)
  • Oven with grill and hob
  • Microwave
  • Cupboard space
  • Dining table and chairs or sofas
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Broom
  • Noticeboard

Common room

  • TV
  • PlayStation 4
  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Library
  • Study area

CB1 is about 15 minutes' walk from the Collier Road gate at the back of campus. View on Google Maps.

Before you move in

You’ll need to pay £150 Advanced part payment of the Deposit to secure the room. Before your contracts starts, there will also be a balance of £100 deposit, £84.09 utility bond fee and £84.09 Internet Fee to be paid, plus seven weeks’ rent payment.


For current rent prices, please check our Cambridge halls and houses cost comparison (PDF).

Rent is paid in three instalments in October, January and April (plus the instalment due before you move in).

If you'd like to book a room in CB1, simply apply online.

Once you’ve applied, we will send your details to CRM Students, who own and manage CB1. They'll arrange for you to pay any upfront costs and sign your tenancy agreement.


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