Book a Viewing

City centre living with community at the heart

Our accommodation in Cardiff is right in the centre of the city so you’re just a hop away form the main train station and universities. It’s a 7-minute walk to he University of South Wales Cardiff Campus and a 23-minute walk to Cardiff University Cathays campus. You have access to excellent public transport, with a direct bus to Cardiff Metropolitan Cyncoed Campus.

The accommodation itself is a modern, versatile space with bright, spacious rooms. It’s designed with community in mind, so you can make friends from day one and feel at home in no time.

You’ll have easy access to all the fun of city-centre living, where you can explore all the local restaurants, bars and shops. There’s plenty to see here!

Just two miles away from the accommodation is the beautiful Cardiff Bay where you’ll find Millennium Centre, and a variety of water sports, including the renowned Cardiff International White-Water Centre.

Join our friendly community and experience the best of student life in the capital of Wales.

Facilities available at our

Free Wi-Fi
All-inclusive bills
Cinema Room
Private dining space
Co-working space
Games room
Social spaces
Secure bike storage
Links to public transport
Printing services
Vending machines
On site team

I have always received fantastic service from the reception, security and maintenance staff at Lumis. One of the main benefits at Lumis is the 24 hour on-site help, even on national holidays, it gives you that safety if something were ever to go wrong.

The reception staff have always been friendly and helpful in all aspects, including the time I got a birthday card from them!

Lumis is the only central accommodation with parking which has been absolutely essential across my 6 years here, and my car has always been secure.”

Phil  |  Leicester

The space is perfect for me, with everything I need in order to have a good mix of study and relaxation. The communal areas (pool tables, laundry room etc) are well kept, clean spaces.

The staff have always been lovely to me whenever I see them, and I am particularly grateful for the fact that they know me by name, adding a personal touch to every time I walk past reception.

If I will be taking post-graduate studies next year, I won’t need to look further than staying at Lumis again. The locations are really great, and access to the city centre is perfect

Mykola  |  Leicester

"Lumis Student Living is an amazing place to live. The rooms here are extremely affordable, spacious with almost all amenities if compared to other accommodations and I've been to all. The management and reception here are super friendly and helpful. Once I raised an issue and it was resolved within a matter of hours. So, I'd definitely recommend Lumis for enriching your student life."

Darshan  |  Cardiff

Live in the heart of Cardiff

Come and live in the vibrant heart of Cardiff

Capital Quarter
Tyndall St
Cardiff CF10 4BZ

What to do in

No items found.

Complete your enquiry

To complete your enquiry, please provide the details in the form and we'll get back to you within 2 working days confirming availability and next steps.

Please note, this enquiry form is not the booking confirmation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lumis accommodation catered or self-catered?

Our accommodation is self-catered. You’ll have a kitchenette to whip up some meals for yourself and friends.

Can I stay in the same room for my entire time at university?

Yes, if you’d like to.

You’ll need to tell us that you want to stay within 8 weeks of the end of the tenancy. But don’t worry about making a note of that now; we’ll remind you in letters and emails.

Can I change my room if I’m not happy?

Yes, but you might have to wait.

Our accommodation is usually full so it can take time for a room to become free. If you’re not happy, make it known to one of our team, and we’ll find another room for you when one becomes available.

If you’d like to change your room at the end of your first year, we can prioritise your request for the start of your second year.

Will I have a private bathroom?

Yes. All rooms come with a private bathroom.

How much does it cost?

Rooms rates will vary with each room type and contract length.  

The rent covers bills for essential amenities like water, electricity, heating and Wi-Fi so you won’t see any extra charges.

What happens on Day One?

When you walk into the building for the first time, you’ll be greeted by one of our Welcome Team. They’ll help you find reception (where you’ll pick up your keys and sign your contract), find your room and point out all the important places like the laundry room.

When you get to your room, you’ll find a comprehensive Welcome Pack, which should answer all of your questions. But rest assured that our Welcome Team will be on hand all day to help you settle in.

Do I need to vacate my room during university holidays?


You have access to your room during holiday time and you can keep your belongings in your room.

Can I come and visit the accommodation before I commit?


You can visit the accommodation during the university’s open days. To respect the privacy of our current tenants, we don’t allow tours at any other time. If you can’t make it to the open day, you can view our tour videos on the site page or look around rooms with our interactive 360 tour.

I’m not a student. Can I still apply for a room at Lumis?


Our accommodation is designed for students, and we only accept applications from students.