Hatbox, Luton

Castle St., Luton, LU1 3AG, United Kingdom
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£129
per week
0.3 mi from City Center
0.3 mi from City Center( 8m. 8m. 1m)
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city center | 0.3 mi
University of Bedfordshire | 0.2 mi
University of Hertfordshire | 10.7 mi
Cranfield University | 16.5 mi
Pay In Instalment
No Visa No Pay
Gym
Free Gym
Recycling
Pool Table
Pool Table
Communal TV

About the Property

Hatbox, LU1 3AG, 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.

Located at 29-31 Castle St, Hatbox, Luton, offers a range of student accommodation options in the bustling town of Luton.  This property is one of the student accommodation in Luton renowned for its convenient location, with various room types catering to students' needs, including multiple Studio options. The nearest educational institutions, such as the University of Bedfordshire, the Jokings International Business College, and the London School of Science & Technology - (LSST Luton Campus), are easily accessible from Hatbox, making it a sought-after student accommodation in Luton.

The town of Luton, famous for its rich history and cultural significance, creates an ideal environment for students choosing Hatbox,  student accommodation in Luton. With a vibrant student population, the town ranks highly among educational hubs in the United Kingdom. Attractions like the Luton Museum and Wardown Park add to the town's charm and provide perfect leisure activities for students. Furthermore, the property's proximity to amenities and leisure facilities, such as the Galaxy entertainment complex, ensures students have everything they need at their doorstep. Hatbox Luton, is not only steeped in learning and culture but also promises a comfortable and lively stay for those pursuing their academic goals in this dynamic town.

Features

Designed with modern student living in mind, Hatbox, Luton offers an exceptional range of amenities that cater to every aspect of a student's life. The room types at Hatbox, Luton include options like the Standard Ensuite, Classic Ensuite, Studio, and Premium Studio, which provide a private bathroom and a fully furnished space, making it a cosy retreat after a long day at university. For those who prefer more spacious living, this student accommodation in Luton offers extra room and amenities like a microwave, freezer, en suite shower and more for the ultimate convenience.

Communal amenities enhance the living experience. Students have access to a communal lounge for socialising, a cinema room for movie nights, and a fully equipped gym centre to stay active. Additionally, practical services such as a laundry room, a vending machine for those who love the choice of convenience, and a post-collection point add to the hassle-free lifestyle at Hatbox, Luton.

An onsite maintenance team ensures the premises are well-kept and issues are promptly resolved. And let's not forget the leisurely retreats like the pool table that make weekends and study breaks more enjoyable.

Opt for Hatbox Luton accommodation to experience a blend of comfort, convenience, and a vibrant student community designed to enhance your university years.

Location and What's Hot?

Luton places students in a buzzing area that's full of life, ensuring an unforgettable university experience. The nearest educational institutions, such as the University of Bedfordshire, the Jokings International Business College, and the London School of Science & Technology - (LSST Luton Campus), are easily accessible from Hatbox, making it a sought-after student accommodation in Luton. Fancy a coffee break? Just a stone's throw away, you'll find the aromatic brews of The Hardware Cafe or Esquires Coffee Luton. For those nights when cooking just isn't on the agenda, you can indulge in a variety of cuisines with nearby eateries like Charcoal House- CHAPEL ST, Greenfields Restaurant, and the exotic tastes of Zandra's Bar and Restaurant.

Gathering essentials is a breeze with grocery stores such as SS Food & Wine and Oriental Food Centre just outside your door. And for any health concerns, Kamsons Pharmacy and Castle Medical Practiceis within easy reach. When it comes to unwinding, you've got options aplenty – take a stroll in the green expanse of New Town Park or explore the cultural offerings at Luton Turkish Education and Culture Trust. These famous spots are a few to name of the many. The easy and convenient commute can help you reach the best spots all around the city.

For leisure and entertainment, you don't have to venture far. Be it in the multivarious options of in-house amenities provided by Hatbox, Luton, or an outdoor adventure, the optimal locality and residency of this accommodation have the best of both worlds.

Commute

Getting around the city from Hatbox, Luton, is a breeze, thanks to its prime location and the abundance of public transport options available. Students can easily hop onto a bus at nearby stops like Holly Street or catch a train at Luton Railway Station, connecting them swiftly to various parts of the city and beyond. For those who prefer the tram, Luton's Park Square tram stop is within proximity, offering frequent services. The Metro also provides a handy option, with stations such as Luton Central being readily accessible. Living at Hatbox, Luton student accommodation ensures that convenience is at your doorstep, making daily commutes and weekend explorations equally effortless.

Distance

Distance to University of Bedfordshire


Travelling time by foot - 7 min

Travelling time by bicycle - 3 min

Room Types

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

Cancellation Policies (4)

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Payment Policies (5)

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    This property requires security deposit.
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  • Pay In Instalment
    This property offers 1, 3, 4, 10 flexible instalment plans.
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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

Properties here are located in close proximity to educational institutions and offer strategic advantages for students. Opting for student accommodation in Luton can offer more independence, allowing students to escape the bubble of university life without sacrificing the ease of getting to classes. This is where amber becomes an indispensable resource, simplifying the search for the perfect student accommodation in Luton, such as Luna, Hatfield, 6 Gables Avenue Borehamwood1, and Abbott House. These are located near the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Hertfordshire. Amber's intuitive platform connects students to a selection of room types and locations that cater to varying preferences, whether it's a quiet studio for focused study or a shared apartment for a more social living experience. Common amenities available in these Luton student accommodations often include high-speed internet, communal study spaces, and on-site security, providing comfort and convenience to students. Luton student accommodation is just a few clicks away, allowing students to secure their home away from home with ease.

About Luton

If you're seeking Luton student accommodation, you'll be immersed in the bustling atmosphere of Luton, a town with a rich tale of history dating back to the sixth century. Luton, located just 30 miles north of London in the United Kingdom, is more than just a commuter town. Its storied past, once dominated by the hat-making industry, has transitioned into a modern hub with diverse cultural influences, bolstering its economic landscape.

Known for its multicultural society, Luton hosts a substantial student population drawn to the area's educational institutions and their contributions to the sector. Proximity to leading universities makes Luton a prime location for students. The educational zeal within the town is unquestionable.

The town also provides a variety of localities that cater to different preferences, from the tranquillity of Stockwood to the lively downtown area. Each locality offers unique attributes appealing to students searching for student accommodation in Luton. With a wide range of options available, students can find a perfect match for their housing needs through amber's versatile solutions. The Luton student accommodation scene is as dynamic as the town itself, ensuring students have a comfortable and enriching living experience as they pursue their academic goals.

Best Student Accommodation in Luton

Relocating to the city for educational ambitions, students often seek out comfortable and convenient student accommodation in Luton that provides independence, a sense of community, and, at times, more affordability compared to on-campus options. In Luton, off-campus housing not only offers a blend of personal freedom and shared experiences but also places students with easy access to local universities. Discover some of the best Luton accommodation for students, each tailored to make your university years productive and enjoyable. The process to book student accommodation via amber is quite easy. All you have to do is pick, pay and book. And that’s it! You can even sort through the properties based on your preferences.

1. Fitzroy Court, Luton
2. Luna, Hatfield
3. Room in a 3 Bedroom Apartment, 6 Gables Avenue Borehamwood, London WD6 4SP
4.  Park House, Luton
5. Chapel Street, Luton
6. 1 Bedroom Apartment, Abbott House, Abbey View, St Albans AL1 2QU (Flat 2)
7. Hatbox, Luton
8. 6 Gables Avenue Borehamwood

Cost of Living in Luton

Understanding the cost of living in Luton is crucial for students planning to study and reside in the area. The average monthly cost of living in Luton for a student ranges around £1,000 - £1,200. This figure is pivotal for budgeting purposes as it directly affects one's financial stability and lifestyle choices while pursuing education. Whether looking for Luton student accommodation or day-to-day expenses, these costs serve as the baseline for an informed decision-making process regarding accommodation in Luton.

1. Food & Groceries - £200 - £250/month
2. Transportation - £60 - £100/month
3. Utilities (including internet) - £150 - £180/month
4. Clothing - £50 - £100/month
5. Sports & Leisure - £50 - £80/month

Student Travel in Luton

When studying in the city and looking for convenient student accommodation in Luton, ease of travel is a key consideration. Luton's transport network is well-equipped to serve its student population, providing affordable and accessible transit options. Within the vicinity of your Luton student accommodation, you'll find various modes of transport, including buses, a well-connected train network, and cycling routes to ensure you can navigate the town and surrounding areas with ease. With these varied transport options, moving from your Luton student accommodation to the heart of the city, to nearby universities and even for outings to Luton is convenient and efficient. Plus, the added benefit of student discounts and travel cards will make managing your travel expenses in Luton much easier. Here's a breakdown of the transport options available for students in Luton:

1. Buses
Luton boasts an extensive bus network, with frequent services operating across the town and to nearby areas. A single bus fare starts at around £2.00. Students can benefit from travel cards like the Oyster card, which offers discounted fares and daily capping to reduce travel costs significantly.

2. Trains
Luton is served by the Thameslink and East Midlands Railway services, connecting you to London and other major cities. The Luton Railway Station is centrally located, and with trains running regularly, it's a convenient choice for longer journeys. Fares vary, but purchasing a Railcard can save you up to 1/3 on train travel. The average fare is somewhere around £1.25 - £3.

3. Cycling
For the environmentally conscious and those looking to stay active, cycling is a viable option. Luton has dedicated cycle lanes for safety, and with bike-sharing schemes available, it's both an eco-friendly and budget-friendly way to get around.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Luton

Students looking to experience a dynamic and enjoyable student lifestyle need to look no further than Luton, a bustling town located just north of London. With a strong sense of community and safety, Luton is an excellent choice for students seeking a balance between academics and a rich social life. Those looking for Luton student accommodation will find themselves in a welcoming and hospitable environment conducive to both study and leisure activities.

The heart of Luton beats with various cafes, bars, and eateries such as Steakout, Time Out, and Fries Club Ltd, that cater to a diverse student population. The local student haunts offer everything from cosy coffee breaks at The Café to lively evenings at The Hat Factory, which is not only a venue for amazing performances but also a great place to hang out with friends. For those who enjoy greenery, Wardown Park provides a serene escape with its beautiful lake and lush surroundings, perfect for picnics and quiet study sessions under the canopy of trees.

Beyond the day-to-day hangouts, Luton boasts a cultural tapestry that enhances the student experience. The annual Luton International Carnival brings a splash of colour and festivities to the streets, and music lovers can enjoy various events showcasing genres from classical orchestras to contemporary bands. The presence of such attractions within a 5-mile radius ensures that students have an array of choices right around the corner from student accommodation in Luton UK.

Luton Tourist Attractions

Luton is a lovely town in England, offering visitors a mix of cultural, historical, and entertainment experiences. From the scenic beauty of Stockwood Discovery Centre to the fascinating history at Luton Hoo, this locale is bustling with attractions that promise memorable adventures for tourists and locals alike.

1. Stockwood Discovery Centre
2. Luton Hoo Estate.
3. Wardown Park Museum
4. Luton Town Football Club
5. The Mall Luton
6. Kenilworth Road
7. Whipsnade Zoo
8. Wardown Park
9. Dunstable Downs
10. Leagrave Park

Universities in Luton

There are many well-known and respectable universities in and near Luton that provide various degrees and courses to students. Some of the top Luton universities are

1. University of Bedfordshire
2. University of Hertfordshire

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