New for 2020

From September 2020 Pantycelyn, Wales' most famous hall of residence will offer brand new en-suite accommodation for up to 200 students, exciting social spaces, games facilities and fully equipped study rooms.

A five minute walk from the Penglais campus and town, Pantycelyn is the beating heart of Aberystwyth University's vibrant Welsh speaking community.

It is also the home of UMCA – Aberystwyth's Welsh Students Union – Y Geltaidd's sports teams and social activities, and the Pantycelyn choir.

Uniquely, Pantycelyn is a catered hall, offering residents the chance to come together and socialise at meal times, and at £5512 for the 2020/2021 academic year (including food) is excellent value for money.

Be part of it, make Pantycelyn your home from home. We look forward to seeing you there.

Facilities & Services

Pantycelyn's main facilities include:

  • Catered accommodation with integral ground floor restaurant, available during Monday-Friday for breakfast and evening meal.  During other times, including the weekends, there is a large range of hot food available in the Students’ Union, Arts Centre and Tamed Da.  Further details can be found at our Hospitality Pages.
  • Wi-Fi and wired connection
  • Quiet study rooms with computing facilities
  • Four common rooms:
    Be it for group work, as a performance space, music rehearsals, for society meetings or just another place to sit, study and relax - we have rooms with surround sound system, a piano, soft seating, tables, desk and even gaming facilities – everything you can need under one roof!
    • Lolfa Fach
    • Lolfa Fawr
    • Senior Common Room
    • Junior Common Room
  • UMCA office – Aberystwyth’s Welsh Students’ Union
  • Post room with secure mail boxes
  • Laundry facilities.
  • Cleaning service provided in all communal areas outside of your room, including entrances, landings, stairwells and corridors and ground floor social spaces.
  • Quiet study rooms with computing facilities.
  • Secure cycle storage.
  • Refuse & Recycling collection points.
  • Parking (limited, permit required).
  • Residence Assistants providing you with support and guidance.

What's in your room?

  • Bed & mattress
  • Storage cabinet(s)
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk & computer chair
  • Desk lamp
  • Bookshelves
  • Noticeboard
  • Waste bin

En-suite Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Wash basin with mirror
  • Bin
  • Toilet brush

What's in your kitchenette?

Although Pantycelyn is a catered residence, there are a number of kitchenettes situated within the hall – providing an average of 1 kitchenette per 8 students.


  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave oven
  • Wall mounted hot water boiler
  • Toaster
  • Hoover
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Mop & bucket
  • Dustpan & brush
  • Broom
  • Bins - Dry mixed recycling, glass, food and general waste


Click on the map to view the exact location of Pantycelyn.

Pantycelyn is within a two minute walk of:


Artist drawings of a typical bedroom in Pantycelyn (Please click on the images to see a larger version).


Room Type

Weekly Cost 2020/2021

Length of Licence 2020/2021


£167.02 (includes £50 per week food allowance)

33 weeks*

*33 weeks =     

18/09/2020 – 12/12/2020

02/01/2021- 20/03/2021

10/04/2021 – 18/06/2021

The meal allowance is flexible - if you do not use the daily / weekly allowance, the money will rollover and can be used at any point up until the end of your Licence.

Find out What's included in the Accommodation Fee?