Undergraduate accommodation

The accommodation on Queens' College's main site ranges from single bedsits to shared sets (shared study/living room and separate bedrooms) in a variety of buildings dating from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries. There are different room rates depending on the type of accommodation you live in and the facilities available to you.

You can find key information about the available accommodation below, along with 360-degree images of some typical rooms that you can explore (click on the video to rotate the image). Many rooms have shared bathroom facilities but most in the CrippsErasmus, and Fisher buildings have private (en suite or adjacent) bathrooms. All Queens' main site accommodation is built on the traditional staircase design, with the exception of the Erasmus building. There are lifts in the Cripps building enabling step-free access to most of its rooms. More details about the range of accommodation available can be found on the Accommodation pages for current students: Accommodation | Queens' College .

Cripps Court (1974)

    Cripps Court was built in stages between 1974 and 1980, and it houses just over 180 students.

    • 180 rooms
    • Four floors and four staircases - AA, BB, CC and DD
    • All floors have gyp rooms (small kitchens), typically shared between 6-7 students
    • Cripps rooms are all either en suite or have adjacent private bathrooms
    • The majority of first year undergraduates are housed in Cripps Court



Dokett Building (1974)

    Located in Friars' Court adjacent to Friars' Building

    • 46 rooms
    • Four connecting floors and three staircases - Q, R and S
    • There are gyp rooms (small kitchens) on most floors
    • Usually only the small study-bedrooms are available for undergraduate students
    • Some rooms are en suite and others share bathrooms between two students
    • Mainly occupied by a combination of Fellows and undergraduate students, occasionally postgraduate students






Erasmus Building (1960)

    *** Erasmus Building accommodation will not be available during 2024-2025 ***

    Located in Friars' Court

    • 43 rooms
    • Four floors and four staircases - M, N, O, and P
    • Rooms are all en suite
    • Mainly occupied by third year undergraduates








Fisher Building

   Located adjacent to Silver Street

    • 79 rooms
    • Four floors and five staircases - T, V, W, X and Y
    • Majority of rooms are sets, i.e. a study with a separate bedroom and en-suite shower room
    • Attic sets are single occupation and have a shared bathroom between four rooms
    • Mainly occupied by third year undergraduates or occasionally postgraduate students


Friars' Building (1885)   

    Located in Friars' Court

    • 52 rooms
    • Four floors and four staircases - M, N, O, and P
    • Typically a staircase landing has 4 rooms with showers and there are WCs on the ground and third floors
    • There are gyp rooms (small kitchens) on all floors
    • Friars' rooms are medium-sized study bedrooms with fitted furniture and washbasins
    • Mainly occupied by third year undergraduates but rooms remaining after ballots are available to a combination of postgraduate and new undergraduate students



Old Court (1448)

    • 14 rooms
    • Three floors and five staircases - A, B C, E and F
    • Old Court comprises 8 sets for shared accommodation
    • There are a further 6 rooms or sets for single occupation
    • Usually taken by third year undergraduates and Fellows


Walnut Tree Court

    Located in Walnut Tree Court

    • Fellows' rooms
    • Three floors and two staircases - G and H
    • Typically a staircase landing has 6 sets, comprising a shared living room and separate bedrooms
    • Usually taken by third year undergraduates and Fellows



Owlstone Croft

    Provided by Business Website

Owlstone Croft is a College-owned hostel set on a 2.5 acre site, located a 10-15 minute walk from the main site and adjacent to a nature reserve on the banks of the River Cam.

    • 90 rooms in three buildings - block A, block B and block D
    • Block A and block B have shared bathrooms while block D rooms are en suite
    • Self-catering
    • Mostly taken by second and third year undergraduates
    • Parking available for residents with a parking permit

Room rates for 2024 (subject to change, pending confirmation)

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No. of Rooms

Room Types

Rates per quarter

Available to Year Groups

Cripps Court


Standard en suite/private bathroom
Large en suite

Standard £2,112 - £2,550
Large £3,042

All Years

Dokett Building


Standard shared bathroom (2)
Standard en suite/private bathroom

£1,458 - £2,112

£2,550 ensuire

Predominantly 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates

Erasmus Building


Standard en suite


*** Not available in 2024/2025 *** Predominantly third year undergraduates

Fisher Building


Sets with en suite
Attic sets with shared bathroom

£2,550 - £3,042

2nd and 3rd year undergraduates

Friars' Building


Standard shared bathroom

£1,458 - £2,112

All Years

Old Court


8 shared sets
6 single rooms

£2,112 - £2,682 sets
£2,466 - £2,550 single

Predominantly 3rd year undergraduates and Fellows

Owlstone Croft


Standard shared bathroom

£1,458 - £1,680

2nd and 3rd year undergraduates

Walnut Tree Court


Fellows rooms

Not available