We need a little time to process and assess your application, so we recommend you apply well in advance – preferably not less than 10 business days before you wish to arrive.
If there is no availability for when you wish to stay, you can still submit your application and be placed on the waiting list. We will contact you directly with an update on our availability as soon as we can.
All single rooms are the same size; approximately 2.80 x 4.50 meters (twin rooms are twice the size).
All rooms are furnished with a bed, under bed storage box, wardrobe with hanging rail and drawers, bookshelf, desk and office chair (twin rooms have two of each).
The rooms have main ceiling lights, desk lights, a window, window blinds, and a heater. All rooms have locks on the doors.
The ILSC supplies the mattress, mattress protector, duvet, pillow, pillow protector, pillow case, duvet case, sheet and towel. Residents who wish to have more than one set of bedding and towel are encouraged to purchase their own. During winter it will be possible to borrow a blanket.
You can see photos of a selection of rooms here.
There will be no bills or nasty surprises on top of rent; the rate includes internet in the whole building, electricity, gas, water, heating, lighting etc., as well as breakfast every day.
Whilst en suite rooms can be a preference when first looking for a room we do find that once people arrive this becomes less important.
Apart from the kitchens, our common rooms are located away from residential floors, and while we encourage residents to get together in their spare time, we also ask that everyone keeps noise to a minimum after 10pm, to ensure not to bother other residents or neighbours.
We rarely have noise complaints at the ILSC, but should this occur we are happy to support residents in finding a solution to everyone’s satisfaction.
Sometimes we may have to re-allocate rooms at the last minute, so we are unable to tell you exactly what room you will be going into until the day you arrive. However, all the rooms are the same size and are furnished in similar ways, so there will not be much difference.
We aim to respond within 5 -10 business days. It may take a little longer during holiday periods.
If you are applying for a holiday let or short term stay then you can expect a slightly quicker response, but we always encourage applicants to submit their applications well in advance of their stay, to leave enough time for processing.
The office is manned Monday – Friday 8.30 – 17.00 so it will be during these times we read your applications, send offer letters and prepare for your stay. We will not be able to respond on bank holidays or at the weekend.
There is a resident office assistant on Saturdays 8.30 – 11.30, but they are mostly here for current residents and for this reason they will not be able to take new applications or help with urgent accommodation enquiries.
Anyone wishing to have a guest stay with them overnight in their room must enquire with the office first and make a guest booking. Guests can stay a maximum of four nights in a row and will be able to have breakfast the following morning. It is possible to book a guest mattress and pillow/duvet, linen and towel for an overnight guest.
Due to local council regulation it is only possible for the ILSC to authorise one overnight guest per floor per night, so we recommend residents to check availability and book well in advance.
There will always be a charge for overnight guest bookings. The amount depends on the number of nights and whether you require mattress/linen.