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Hatbox, Luton
Studio - Bedroom
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Hatbox, Luton

Castle St., Luton, LU1 3AG, United Kingdom
0 mi from City Center
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Free Gym
Flexible Tenancy
bills included

About the Property

Hatbox is an excellent student accommodation in Luton which offers a range of en-suites and studios. The property is located within an 8-minute walk from the University of Bedfordshire while the University of Hertfordshire is located at a short distance.


Every room comes with cosy beds, spacious wardrobes, study desks & chairs, free high-speed wi-fi, private bathrooms, a dining area and modern appliances like a microwave, a freezer and an oven. Watch cinematic masterpieces with popcorn in the cinema room. Play a match with friends & refresh your mind in the games room. You can also have intensive workout sessions at the free on-site gym while all your utility bills(electricity, water, heater, internet) will be included in the rent.

Location and What's Hot?

The property is surrounded by tons of shops, pubs and restaurants. Spend fun weekends at Off The Wall and O'Shea's. You can also have steaks at Steakout and Italian dishes at The Olive Garden. Or grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks Coffee and Go Coffee. Visit Stockwood Discovery Centre & Wardown House, Museum and Gallery on free days and enjoy the scenic beauty of Wardown Park.


The accommodation is well-linked to public transport in Luton. Holly Street bus stop is within a 2-minute stroll. To travel to far away distances, you can reach Luton train station within a 14-minute walk.


Distance to University of Bedfordshire

Travelling time by foot - 7 min

Travelling time by bicycle - 3 min

What will you get

Bills Included


Common Amenities

Communal Lounge
Bike Storage
Communal TV
Post Collection
Pool Table
Vending Machine

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling off period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No visa no pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No place no pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.

Payment Policies (5)

  • Security deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
  • Payment instalment plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
  • Mode of payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for dual occupancy?

Dual occupancy is available on most rooms over 23sqm. Both occupants would need to apply and mention in their application that they are applying for dual occupancy so that the price can be amended. The price would be the total rent plus an additional £50 and then divided by two for each occupant’s weekly cost unless otherwise stated.

Can I book if I'm under 18?

If you turn 18 in the first semester of university, they can accept your booking with no restrictions other than an adult over the age of 18 must be a co-signatory on your tenancy agreement and must accept the terms of it. They can accept under 18s in some of properties subject to the Policy for Students under the Age of 18.

How do you allocate rooms?

When applying for a room you will be asked a series of questions to determine the type of room/flat that you require, along with any special requests you may have. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed except where you have disability as defined and covered under the Equality Act 2010. They will attempt to meet your allocation needs as far as practicably possible, should you have a defined disability. If you have a disability, medical condition or special request that affects your accommodation requirement please inform them in the additional notes section when completing your application, either online or by paper form. You are encouraged to disclose any special requests for your stay such as your preferences regarding culture, religion, sex, gender, etc. to enable them to make an informed decision about your room allocation. Where appropriate, an applicant may be prioritised through the allocation categories as a result of disclosing a disability to them.

Does the property management comply with the scottish letting agent code of pratice?

Yes they do and their Scottish Letting Agent Registration Number is LARN2005009.

Can I live at the management property?

You must be a full-time student to live with them. You can book with them whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of their cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

Does my rental price include room cleaning?

Room cleaning services are available at some properties for an additional charge, unless stated as being included with the rent.

Are pets allowed?

No pets of any kind are permitted at the property management except registered assistance dogs.

What can I bring?

You can bring most of your belongings but some electricals aren't suitable for the properties. Non UK compliant electricals such as rice cookers are not suitable for use with UK power outlets and this can cause fire risks.

Can I choose who I live with?

If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you follow our ‘create application’ link , list the friends that you would like to live with and they will then contact them and make the arrangements for you!

Can I choose my room?

If you follow the ‘book now’ process you can select the room of your choice or you can make special requests within the ‘create application’ route which we will do our best to accommodate, however all requests and subject to availability and conditions.

Can I request to move rooms during my tenancy?

You would need to make a formal request to the accommodation team of the property you are residing in. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy you will also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move which you will need to sign or accept online. Should your new room be more expensive, then you and your guarantor shall be liable for the higher rent from the date you are given access to it.

Do you provide Summer Accommodation?

Yes, their summer bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information or contact.

Do I have to move out during the holidays?

Your room is yours for the full contract period and you don’t need to move out during academic breaks.

Can I move in before my contract?

If you wish to arrive earlier than your contract start date, you need to email or call. If early arrival is possible your contract will be adjusted and you will need to accept it then pay the additional charges prior to arrival. Please note, not all requests can be accommodated.

Does my rental price include insurance?

Contents insurance is included at some management properties, which will be shown on the property page and details of the insurance can be obtained from the property manager when you check in. If you wish to confirm whether the property offers contents insurance, please contact the property team directly. Please note they advise taking out contents insurance if it is not included at your property and management is not liable for the loss or damage of your personal belongings and room contents.

Do I need to pay council tax?

If you are a qualifying full time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. You must provide them with your council tax exemption certificate which your university will be able to arrange. If you do not have this when you move in because you have not yet enrolled on your course, please ensure that you bring with you the name of your university and your university student ID number.

Does my rental price include car parking?

On-site car parking is available at some properties, but is not included within the rental price unless explicitly stated and confirmed in writing. Payments for car parking permits are separate to your tenancy agreement. Please speak to the property team if you wish to purchase a car parking space. Car parking spaces are very limited and are strictly on a first-come first-served basis.

How do I pay my rent?

Your rent can be paid in a number of ways:
  • Online via by logging into your student account
  • At the property reception desk
  • By telephone to the property team
  • By bank transfer (please ensure you use your name and student ID as the payment reference). International bank transfers may incur a charge from your own bank, so please make sure you account for this amount.
They always recommend making your rent payments through your account page in our web portal. You may also make payment by bank transfer. Please contact your property team directly or request bank details here. Please note, you will never be asked to make a payment to any other bank account for any reason. They do not accept cash payments for any reason.

Can I pay in installments?

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

When do I pay my rent?

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

What's included in my rent?

All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water are included in your rent. Unlimited Wi-fi* is also included. Your TV licence is not included in your rent as this is not classed as a utility and is your responsibility to purchase. All of our properties offer a Wi-fi connection at the stated level** included within the rent and there is no additional charge for use of the on-site internet. Some providers may offer more services and packages at an additional charge which you are under no obligation to use. If you choose to add additional features to your internet package, that relationship is with you and the service provider directly and does not fall under the terms of your tenancy. For information on the speed of your internet connection, please ask your Property Team for more information. *a one off connection fee may apply dependent on property. Please see your property page and your tenancy agreement for more information. ** the internet speed is the maximum stated speed available into the property.

Can I move-in before I pay my rent?

All rent that is due must have been paid when you check in. If you are having difficulties or this will be a problem, please contact the property as early as possible who will assist you.

What if I don't have a UK guarantor?

If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, they recommend the service of Housing Hand you can find further information, prices and how to apply on their website.

Who can be a guarantor?

To be a guarantor you must:
  • Be resident in the UK (or Ireland if Aspen) for a minimum of 1 year
  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Be a homeowner or in full time employment
  • Provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving licence or ID badge
  • Provide a copy of proof of your UK address which must be less than 3 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.

Can I pay my rent from overseas?

You can pay your rent either online by logging in to your student account, by bank transfer or by credit or debit card over the phone.

Do I need a guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a UK guarantor or an Irish Guarantor for Aspen.

What can I do if my student loan hasn't arrived yet?

You can defer your rent instalments to be in line with your student loan payments if you wish. All requests for deferred payments must be made by 1st August in each academic year to the property team. You will be required to provide evidence of your student loan schedule to the property team in order for the payment plan to be set up. You will be required to pay two weeks rent 14 days prior to your contract start date, which will be deducted from the balance of your first instalment on the agreed date. A one off admin fee of £50 will be charge and payable with the initial 2 week rent payment and this £50 admin fee will not be deducted from the balance of rent due. Please note deferring your rent must be pre-arranged and agreed with the property manager prior to your move in date. If no arrangement has been made, rent is due as per your tenancy agreement.

Do I need a guarantor if I'm a sponsored student?

They may be able to accept sponsors in place of guarantors in some cases, however this depends on the terms of your sponsorship and whether your sponsor is willing to guarantee rent payments. If you are a sponsored student, please contact your chosen property directly to enquire about using a sponsor in place of guarantor.

Can I pay my rent weekly?

Weekly rent payments are not available, however management offers a number of instalment options for students to pay their rent.

When does the discount come off my rent?

All discounts offered will be deducted off your final instalment of rent.

How do I book a viewing?

You can book a viewing using the online viewing tool or by contacting.

How do I cancel or re-arrange the viewing?

Please use the link on the viewing confirmation email or contact.

How long does a viewing take?

A viewing usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes, however you can spend as long as you wish viewing the property.

What will I be shown on my viewing?

The property team will guide you around the building and show you the social areas, outdoor spaces and on-site facilities as well as the rooms you would like to see (dependent upon availability). Please be aware that some rooms and apartments that you view may be occupied by the current residents.

I'm in a different country how do I view a property?

They offer a Online viewings for those who cannot view in person. Just click 'Arrange a Viewing' and from there you can choose the Online option and organise a time and date that suits you. A member of the team will skype call you at your arranged time.

What do I need to bring with me?

When you come to pick up your keys you need to bring some photographic ID. To find out what else you may need to bring check out.

Is there car parking facilities for when i move in?

Some properties have car parking facilities available for a small charge, please speak to your property team directly if you would like to reserve car parking.

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Student Accomodations in Luton

Luton Student Accommodation

Luton is a city in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, in the southeast of England. This beautiful city is situated on the River Lea in London. In addition to the beautiful sceneries and tourist places in Luton, various universities like the University of Bedfordshire, Cranfield University and many others offer high-quality education. Many students travel to this city from all over the world to pursue their education at the universities in Luton. International students usually look for student accommodation in Luton, which is near the college campus and provides easy access to the rest of the city.

Finding suitable student accommodation in Luton can be a difficult task, but amber makes it easy for you. Amber has a large range of options for affordable student housing in Luton, from private studios to ensuites specially curated, keeping student needs in mind. Most of the student flats in Luton are perfectly located either around renowned universities in the town or in areas that have great connectivity to make student life easier and more comfortable. There are several options for student flats in Luton. View several reasonably priced and fully furnished student accommodation in Luton options, like Abbey View 1, Luna, and Hatbox, on the amber website and select the best one for you.

About Luton

Located on the River Lea, about 30 miles northwest of London, Luton attracts thousands of students each year. The city was first established as a Saxon outpost on the River Lea in the sixth century, giving Luton its name with a population of close to 200,000. It is believed that Luton was founded in the 6th century by Anglo-Saxons. Luton is one of the most populated cities in the UK without city status. Luton holds a record in the Domesday Book as the St. Mary's church is located in this town which is the biggest church in Bedfordshire. The city was very famous for the hat-making industry, which began in the 17th century for several years, and the influence was seen evidently when the Luton Town Football Club was nicknamed the Hatters.

Luton welcomes over 80,000 international students each year, making it one of the most popular international education destinations in England. Luton experiences a temperate marine climate, which means that you will experience light precipitation throughout the year. The weather also depends on and is influenced by the Gulf Stream, so you may notice a daily change in the weather in Luton. Students will have a lot to explore and experience in Luton, whether you’re interested in art, history, fine dining, or shopping.

Best Student Accommodation in Luton

Good student accommodation is a top priority for students moving to a new city or country. Luton offers several student housing options for international students. All student flats in Luton are designed keeping in mind students’ comfort and needs. Student accommodation in Luton is located in welcoming neighbourhoods and at prime distances from the universities. The student flats Luton come with several amenities and services, making students stay more comfortable. We have listed down some of the best student accommodation in Luton that you can check out below:

1. Fitzroy Court

2. Abbey View 3

3. Abbey View 5

4. Abbey View 4

5. Abbey View 2

6. 6 Gables Avenue Borehamwood

7. Abbey View 6

8. Abbey View 7

9. Park House

10. Chapel Street

Cost of Living in Luton

Living far away from home in a completely different country can get overwhelming. Living alone comes with its share of challenges, and managing finance is one of the major aspects one has to deal with. Many factors will influence your cost of living. These factors include the rent of your student accommodation in Luton, the location of your private student accommodation Luton, and spending habits. With effective budgeting, you can manage your finances well. Below is the breakdown of all the expenses you will incur while staying in Luton:

1. Off-Campus Accommodation: £590 - £600 per month

2. Travel: £60 - £70 per month

4. Food: £350 - £370 per month

5. Utilities: £270 - £280 per month

6. Entertainment: £48 - £50 per month

7. Groceries: £90 - £100 per month

8. Clothes: £60 - £70 per month

Student Travel in Luton

Travelling through Luton seems to be a dream because there are beautiful scenic views and natural wonders that could easily mesmerise anyone. Luton has excellent public transportation options, including buses, trains, taxis, and cycling. Students can easily and affordably get around town and explore sites outside of town. Luton offers well-connected routes, providing a high coverage of the rest of the town. Students can experience hassle-free travel via public transport. There are bus stops and train stations located in almost every part of the city.

1. Bus: Luton's bus network runs 24 hours a day, with more than 100 buses running up and down the city. Students can take buses from the main bus terminal at Parnell Place near the City Centre. Students can easily take a bus from the nearest bus station to their student accommodation in Luton, UK, and navigate and explore the city. The Luton zone day ticket costs £4.30, and the weekly tickets cost around £15. Students can also opt for a monthly ticket by purchasing it for £50.

2. Train: The Luton Direct Air-Rail Transit (DART) is a rail link in Bedfordshire that connects the Luton Airport and Luton Airport Parkway station. The Luton DART runs every 30 minutes, and a one-way ticket costs  £2.60.

3. Cycling: Cycling is a very convenient option for most of the students. You can explore local parts of the city via cycling. You can visit Luton's exclusive cycling areas, like Luton's famous Peoples Park.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Luton

The town's city centre is home to a variety of bars, cafes, clubs, and pubs that will make your night out enjoyable. One of Luton's most popular clubs is The Bear Club. The Hat Factory also offers a wide variety of cultural programmes, like live music, club nights, seminars, modern theatre, and more. If you are in town around St. Patrick's Day, take part in the parade with Irish music, dance, and drama. Luton Carnival, which has been running since 1976, is an even larger festival that includes a colourful parade of floats and costumes as well as craft and food stalls.

There are also more than 250 shops and retailers to choose from in the town centre. The Mall Luton is the main shopping area in Luton where one can go shopping. Luton comprises many parks and open spaces like Brantwood Park, Kidney Wood and Memorial Park, where one can go for a day out. If you're someone who enjoys sports activities, you can visit Wardown Park, which is situated on the River Lea and offers various sporting facilities. Luton is home to various sports clubs where you can play sports like football, rugby, and cricket. The Luton Town Football Club, Luton Rugby Club, and the Bedfordshire County Cricket Club are renowned sports clubs where you can enrol.

Luton Tourist Attractions

Luton, located 30 miles northwest of Central London, grew rapidly in the twentieth century, and its city centre is packed with architecture from the era. No matter what you like, art, food, music, greenery, or history, you will find it all in Luton. Here are some of the local attractions you can visit during your stay in Luton.

1. Dunstable Downs

2. The Hat Factory

3. Someries Castle

4. Wardown Park

5. Woburn Safari Park

6. Whipsnade Zoo

7. Wardown Park Museum

8. Wrest Park

9. Leagrave Park

10. Luton Hoo

Universities in Luton

Luton hosts almost 80,000 international students every year because of the quality of education the universities in Luton provide. The universities focus on the curriculum as well as encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities, university clubs, and societies. Here are some of the best universities in Luton, many of them located near student accommodation in Luton.

1. University of Bedfordshire

2. University of Hertfordshire

3. Cranfield University

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