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Elms Village

Welcome to Elms Village, purpose built accommodation with first year undergraduate students in mind.  New for 2013-14, there is a a range of bedrooms to chose at different prices which meet very different requirements of a mixed student population from a variety of cultural backgrounds.  For 2014-15 there are premium en suite rooms, en suite rooms, standard single bedrooms (standard rooms have a wash hand basin, but share a bathroom between five); there are also a limited number of twin/bunk-bed rooms for 2 students to share (you can apply to share with a friend/family member of the same sex).

The accommodation is in apartment blocks which are three floors high; each floor has a maximum of 11 bedrooms and a shared kitchen and common room.

Elms Village is an ideal introduction to student life.  There is live-in support from our team of Residential Life Coordinators and Residential Assistants whose role is to help students deal with transition issues such as settling-in, making friends, managing money and sharing communal living space.

The postal address for Elms Village is: Elms Village, 78 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5BW.

Lifestyle Options

You can choose dedicated accommodation blocks in Elms Village which offers a lifestyle option. There is a limited availability for:

              • Single Sex accommodation (SS)
              • Quiet Living accommodation (QL)
              • No Alcohol accommodation (NA)

You also have the option of living with other students who have similar interests to you.

Why Elms Village?

With an all-inclusive package, Elms Village offers superb value for money no matter what type of room you choose.  There is also the convenience of being able to reach the University and Belfast city centre easily on foot or by public transport; the Belfast Metro bus passes the Elms Village on the Malone Road.


Everything you need is within walking distance, so there are no transport costs in getting to Queen’s campus for lectures, to sport and recreation venues or Queen's Students’ Union.


Elms Village is at the centre of the local social and cultural scene. So it is the best possible location to make friends and enjoy a full social life.


We provide an all inclusive price, top quality accommodation, excellent facilities and a safe and secure environment specifically for the student market.  Even better, we only ask you to commit to a 38 week contract rather than the full year, saving you money versus a private sector tenancy.

University is about more than academic achievement.  It offers wonderful opportunities to make new friends, meet new challenges and become involved in new activities.  Living in Elms Village enhances these aspects of your university experience by creating community and offering social opportunities.

The common areas in the accommodation blocks and the Treehouse are where relationships are built and lifetime friends are made.  Here is some of what is on offer at the Elms Village Treehouse:


This is an ideal place for you to meet your fellow residents and friends to socialize, watch Sky Sports or play a game of pool or air hockey.  Entertainment is organised by the Residential Life Team throughout each week to suit all tastes, including regular quiz and music events and promotions.

MACE at Elms Village

For all your shopping needs, ready meals, frozen goods and useful items such stationery. It also has a deli section which offers hot and cold snacks.

ATM/Cash Machine

A cash machine with no charge for cash withdrawals.


18 washers and dryers available to use for a small charge; there is also an iron and ironing board and a TV to watch while waiting.

The Lounge

A great no-alcohol area equipped with soft seating, big screen TV, a computer suite which has a photocopier and printer and a bank of computers to study, surf or use Skype.  The Lounge is often used for quiet study. There are also board games, computer games, you can swap books and DVDs or just relax.  Regular events also take place here in the evenings like DVD nights and poker nights. Student clubs and societies can also meet here by arranging with the Residential Life Team.

Treehouse Reception

Providing hoovers (vacuum cleaners) and help with all housekeeping aspects of your accommodation.  It is also where you will find the Residential Life Coordinators.  Please stop by and say hello! 

What's included in the price:

              • Heating, electricity and hot water
                          • Heating and hot water are at set times:
                          • Monday-Friday 7:00-9:00am & 5:00-10:00pm (3:30-10:00pm, December-February)
                          • Saturday/Sunday 9:00-11:00am & 5:00-10:00pm (3:30-10:00pm, December-February)
              • Contents insurance through a block insurance scheme
              • Internet service provided throughout all Queen's accommodation. A base package includes:-
                • A minimum wired internet speed of 20Mb to each room for 2014-15
                • No download limits or usage charges
                • Wi-Fi connectivity in all bedrooms and common areas
                • Free access to 4TV; Freeview and International TV channels to view on your laptop
                • 4Connect - you can create connection accounts for up to 6 devices
                • Gaming support for simultaneous console connections with access to 100 gaming servers and the ability to host tournaments
                • More details about this service can be found on the Accommodation website www.stayatqueens.com 
              • Weekly cleaning of communal areas during core teaching periods
              • Cooker, microwave, oven, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer
              • Television in common rooms/living areas (covered by Queen’s University TV licence)
              • Prompt repairs and maintenance service
              • Carbon aware low energy equipment and recycling bins
              • Pay phones available in Elms Village Reception and the Treehouse
              • 24 hour Reception
              • 24 hour Security
              • Support through Residential Life Coordinators and Residential Assistants


What else do we offer at a small charge?

              • Guest rooms for visiting family and friends (subject to availability)
              • Laundry facilities
              • Car parking
              • Bicycle Hire

What do you NEED to bring?

All Queen's accommodation is furnished but you will need to bring some items to make it your home.  Please note that trips to local supermarkets and Ikea will be arranged during check in week therefore we don't expect you to carry everything in your luggage.  You will need to consider bringing these items:

              • Basic provisions for the first few days, until you have time to go to the shops.
              • Bed linen, including sheets, pillows and duvets or blankets (please note that you can purchase a bedding pack at reception upon your arrival for £30).
              • Crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and pots and pans.
              • A kitchen pack can be purchased at reception upon your arrival for £35.  This includes items such as saucepan, dinner plate, side plate, cereal bowl, mug, knife, fork, tea spoon, slotted spoon, tea towel, tin opener, small vegetable knife and baking tray (please note that if the bedding and kitchen pack are purchased together the total cost is £60).
              • Towels and a tea towel.
              • Hairdryer and toiletries.

Kitchen Common Room

              • Fridge/Freezer
              • Oven & grill
              • Microwave
              • Toaster
              • Kettle
              • Lockers (you will need to bring your own padlock)
              • Dining table and chairs or bench seating
              • Soft seating area
              • TV (licence provided in common area)
              • Curtains
              • Mop & bucket
              • Broom
              • Dust pan & brush
              • Recycling bags
              • Waste bins
              • Notice board
              • Rice cookers available upon request at reception (subject to availability)

En suite Room

              • Bed
              • Desk & desk chair
              • Desk lighting
              • Notice board
              • Internet cable
              • Waste paper bin
              • Curtains
              • Wardrobe
              • Toilet
              • Sink
              • Shower
              • Shower curtain
              • Towel rail
              • Toilet brush with holder
              • Mirror
              • Glass shelf

Standard Room

              • Bed
              • Desk & desk chair
              • Desk lighting
              • Notice board
              • Internet cable
              • Waste paper bin
              • Curtains
              • Wardrobe
              • Sink
              • Mirror
              • Shaving light
Key Facts
Number of En suite Rooms 1127
Number of Standard Rooms 505
Internet Access Yes - wired and WiFi
Laundry Facilities Yes (charge per use- see Guide to Living for more information)
 Lifestyle Options Singe Sex, Quiet Living, No Alcohol
Length of Contract 38 week, or 40 week for international undergraduates arriving for international welcome and inductions




38 week





38 week contract


40 week




Standard Room






Twin Standard






 En suite Room






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Typical ensuite accommodation floor plan






Typical standard accommodation floor plan‌