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Guilden Village

Lido Road, Guildford, GU1 1FQ

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Premium Property Amenities

Roof Terrace

1Gbps* Wired Internet

Up To 250Mbps* WiFi

All Utility Bills Included

Air Conditioning

Cinema Room

Communal Lounge

Games Room


Study Room

Communal TV

Vending Machine

Free Shuttle Bus Service

TV in Every Bedroom



Onsite Maintenance

Safety Deposit Box

Bike Storage


Laundry Room

Post Collection

Mini Golf

Disabled Access


Ping Pong

Table Football


Morsia Gym

Dance Studio

Multilingual Sales Team

Free Printing

About Guilden Village

Guilden Village is a remarkable student accommodation in the heart of Guildford. Designed by Future Generation, it offers exceptional amenities that prioritise students’ health and well-being. Whether you prefer a private studio or sharing an apartment with flatmates, Guilden Village provides the perfect home away from home for the upcoming academic year.

Living At Guilden Village

Conveniently situated among all the major university institutions in Guildford and just a short distance from the charming town, Guilden Village offers a prime location. You’ll find private study rooms onsite, allowing you to concentrate on your university work without distractions. If you prefer a collaborative approach, our co-work study area provides an ideal space for group studying.


When you need a break, we have an array of exciting amenities to enjoy. Visit the secret society rooms, arcade and games room, or our mahjong room for some fun-filled moments. There’s even an onsite gym available, so you can grab your gym towel and engage in a workout session. Releasing endorphins and relieving stress will boost your mood and productivity levels.

Jeshika SinojiaJeshika Sinojia
15:30 17 Nov 23
It’s hand down the best student accommodation in Guildford. I love it here, lot of activities and fun nights. You should stay here if you wanna make friends and memories for life x
Abi BrownAbi Brown
16:25 07 Nov 23
Unfortunately I have a few issues with Guilden Village recently.To begin with, we had a hot water issue that left us with and no hot or even warm enough water for around 2 weeks in October, leaving us to have to take cold showers and unable to wash up properly and unsure if our laundry had been washed in hot enough water.We’ve had persistent wifi issues for upwards of a week now, which as a place that houses students, this is the last thing we need, as we have countless assignments to complete and online lessons to attend. The wifi provider asked us students to directly contact them to look into the issue, which is not our responsibility by any means. Engineers have come out to supposedly fix the issue but seem to be making it worse.There have been countless times i’ve walked into a common space only for it to be heaving with cigarette smoke. Residents appear to be smoking inside the building and little seems to be getting done about that.I was moved into an unclean room on my move in date, that had been smoked in, smelled awful and left in a state. The cleaner came to clean the room and it was still not in a state I wished to live in. The flat itself also smelled incredibly bad, and they advised me they would just have to change the carpet in the flat corridor which is a major inconvenience for someone living there. I refused to move into the room and was moved to another block, once again into an inadequately cleaned room but to spare myself more moving and hassle I cleaned it myself. It was unacceptable and deeply disappointing considering the price.A friend of mine was asked to move rooms within a day after Guilden had not contacted him about his move over date, had someone temporarily staying in the room he was supposed to move into and required him to move over instantly. He was asked to move over in the morning and after a day of packing up his stuff ready to move it over, they didn’t give him a key until 8pm that evening. It was messy on managements behalf, and really inconvenient for the resident to have to move over within a day on such short notice. Once moved over he had to leave for a few days and left his utensils in the kitchen, where they are supposed to go. Cleaners came in and gutted the kitchen without warning and discarded his utensils. He was promised compensation to replace them but hasn’t been given any- this was at least 3 months ago.This place costs upwards of £11,000 a year at base price, and I was hopeful that this price would mean I would receive an excellent living experience, as I pay all of my rent myself, but as it stands it’s satisfactory at best and i’m not pleased with my experience so far.
Cat MathiesonCat Mathieson
14:31 13 Oct 23
The Guilden Village staff have been the most welcoming and supportive people, they provide the best freshers events with freebies. Absolutely loving my stay here!!
14:27 13 Oct 23
Value for money. Room and kitchen equipped with modern amenities. Shuttle bus very practical but the driver sometimes can be grumpy 😀
Jessie/Jess PowerJessie/Jess Power
14:25 13 Oct 23
I lived at guilden village throughout my uni life in Guildford, they held so much fun activities for everyone to socialise and make new friends. The accommodation is clean tidy and modern.
Mia TranMia Tran
14:24 13 Oct 23
Lovely place to live in! Spending my second year in this accommodation and it’s going really well.
Greek HomieruGreek Homieru
19:58 06 Sep 23
Guilden village is a dream student experience, from the privacy of your bedroom with virtually soundproof walls to the private bus service.I thoroughly enjoyed my time here meeting amazing people and lifelong friends not to mention the amazing rooftop views
Ilyzee Boyd-CoxIlyzee Boyd-Cox
21:13 25 Aug 23
When I moved in the kitchen was in a bad condition that my flat mates parents and I had to clean and throw food out that had been left in the fridge. They said this was due to our early booking but hopefully they will be cleaning more efficiently before the next intake of students.The facilities have been amazing. It’s kept me from staying in my room all weekend from just going across the courtyard to the study rooms or to chill on the rooftop terrace. Never mind the fun games they have in some social areas and our saviour, mother the vending machine!The staff have been nothing but welcoming and a warm face to see every so often, even if they bribe you for a review with a pizza Friday in return🫢Guilden village celebrates and decorated for as many occasions as they can with some of their own being movie nights, DJ sets, live music and more!The rooms are very compact with the plus of having a big tv, air conditioning/heating and loads of storage space.I had a few difficulties with paying rent due to the online system splitting up some of my rent details. Which made me think I didn’t owe them money but it resulted in not being totalled for each instalment of paying.I have had a great year living here with so much opportunity to put yourself out there and a community which I felt safe in!
Tomisin AdeboyejoTomisin Adeboyejo
12:39 09 Jun 23
Literally, enjoyed my time here. Has the best facilities and equipments I have used. Really love the place.
Nawal QaddoumiNawal Qaddoumi
12:13 09 Jun 23
I think that the stuff are all wonderful & very friendly. Both day and night shift. The room is to my liking, I’ve rebooked my room for next year because I enjoy it here, the facilities are great.
I’m enjoying my time settling in the new place. Warm and welcome people. Lovely staff as always, keen to meet some new people that I haven’t meet before. It’s been unreal experience 8 months since I first step here🙏🙏
Noah BoltonNoah Bolton
18:57 27 Feb 23
As someone who doesn’t live here but comes regularly seeing friends, Guilden village has such a homely environment with many places to hang out and do activities my personal favourite being to play pool in the games room. Shout out to David on reception love you.
Jen HalseJen Halse
16:53 16 Feb 23
Spacious facilities with gorgeous decor - each room comes with Samsung TV & there’s a year-long events programme so there’s always something to celebrate in the modern hangout areas including the sky lounge with mini-golf!
Tillie ProffittTillie Proffitt
18:24 10 Feb 23
I’ve been living here for University since September and overall it’s been an experience of ups and downs.Firstly, I experienced a lot of issues with staff regarding emails claiming I had not payed my move in fees due to issues on managements behalf; I had been moved rooms two days before my move in date and this hadn’t been updated on their documents which meant it looked as if I hadn’t payed for my old room on their records whereas I had payed for my new room before I was allowed to move in, which a staff member saw after my parent had given them proof of payment. After a lot of emails and phone calls back and forth, this was amended yet it took a long time to do so.Living here has overall been a pleasant and surprising experience; as most residents attend my school, I am able to visit my friends and spend quality time with them! Guilden also holds a lot of events such as the Chinese New Year party, movie showings at the cinema room, pizza Fridays and countless others which allows us students to meet other people and make new friends, learn about different cultures and celebrate events with others rather than celebrating alone! They have a really lovely community here which is so important, especially for first year students such as myself.For a drama school student, the facilities they provide - the dance studio, study rooms and gym - are very beneficial as I am able to rehearse and work in designated spaces.The rooms are small yet cosy, with samsung TV’s and air conditioning systems that work well all year round! Though the TV’s have had a few issues with the chromecast systems, overall they work very well and are a really nice feature. Although my bathroom light broke before I returned home for the Christmas holidays, it was fixed once I had returned; I did not inform the team about this issue and was impressed that the maintenance team who were checking our shower heads had replaced it!One of my biggest issues is parking; Guilden Village does not have its own parking and, due to Guilden’s location, a car is beneficial when doing things such as shopping, getting to uni and going to the town centre. If Guilden could invest in a car park or create a partnership with another establishment near by with parking (the Lido, Bowling Green etc) for their residents to utilise parking or pay a preferably small amount for a space that would be ideal for someone like me who would need their car to get to and from university. In my opinion, this is Guilden’s biggest downfall, as the supermarkets are almost a 40 minute walk away, meaning residents have to walk to and from with their shopping.Overall, so far I have enjoyed my stay. Although I won’t be rebooking my room for the next academic year, I do recommend the accommodation to students who don’t have friends at their universities who would like to make friends before deciding who to house share with. It has been a great way to get to know people in my school and academic year!
Xiaohan ShenXiaohan Shen
13:53 01 Feb 23
The conditions here are very good, the service is very personal, and the activities are very interesting. In addition, the transportation is very convenient. It is easy to get to the railway station or the city. I love it here
16:59 26 Jan 23
Honestly speaking, I don’t know what happened last year but I’m pretty satisfied with this flat so far. The public area is clear and pretty quite during midnight although sometimes people do have party on the yard but you could call the manager they can handle on this thing. The kitchen will be cleaned by stuff in about one to two weeks. Approx 3 times a month. I may have relatively low requirements, I just want to live in a quiet and clean place, and that's is! This flat meet all my requirments.
David LauDavid Lau
10:51 06 Dec 22
A review from being a resident who stayed in Guilden from 2021 to 2022:Although you may have seen bad reviews, a lot has changed already in many positive aspects. A lot of the messes and irresponsible behaviours are the results of a small minority of tenants that do not take care of the property. The staff actively does their best to clean up constantly and maintain the property always whilst dealing with issues when they arise efficiently!Furthermore, the facilities of the place is exceptional with a brilliant gym, mini golf, study rooms, game rooms and a library full of books to get involved in! Although there has been a lot of staff changes, the currently manager Kerri and the team there now are ready and have implemented positive changes to help Guilden Village which has seen tremendous results and improvements since they have been on!Definitely worth the price and you will definitely be taken care of if you choose to stay here!
Freddie van HeesewijkFreddie van Heesewijk
13:11 11 Nov 22
I’m living in a studio apartment. Loving it. Slightly on the expensive side, but great views. It’s 15 minutes to Guildford town centre. It’s a 2 min walk to Guildford spectrum where you can go bowling with friends. Prestige Student Living puts on good events for Halloween, which was brilliant.
Myren MambetMyren Mambet
15:52 03 Sep 22
I've been living here for a year and I am very happy that I chose to stay here. There are a lot of facilities and the staff is very friendly and supportive. I would also say that the shuttle bus is one of the facilities that I loved the most. It was extremely useful, especially when the weather was bad, and the current driver is very friendly and polite.

Guilden Village FAQs

What kind of social amenities does Guilden Village have?

At Guilden Village, Stoke Park, you’ll find a range of fantastic social spaces and amenities that are perfect for connecting with friends and enjoying your time:

  • Private Study Rooms: Benefit from a distraction-free environment in our private study rooms, allowing you to concentrate on your university work.
  • Co-work Study Area: Collaborate with fellow students or work on group study projects in our co-work study area, designed to foster a more collaborative approach to studying.
  • Cinema Room: Indulge in a movie night with your friends after a long day of studying in our very own cinema room.
  • Comfy Common Room: Relax and socialise in our comfortable common room, where you can unwind and forge new friendships.
  • Central Landscaped Garden: Take in the beauty of our central landscaped garden, providing a serene outdoor space for relaxation and enjoyment.

In addition to the social spaces, we also provide study-focused amenities to support your academic responsibilities:

  • Private Study Rooms: Benefit from a distraction-free environment in our private study rooms, allowing you to concentrate on your university work.
  • Co-work Study Area: Collaborate with fellow students or work on group study projects in our co-work study area, designed to foster a more collaborative approach to studying.

How safe is Guilden Village?

To ensure your total safety, we have security and staff on-site 24/7, as well as CCTV and a fob entry system. Our site is private and gated off meaning the public cannot just walk into our site, we ask all guests to always sign in and be with the resident. Our on-site maintenance team is always available to address any questions or concerns, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free stay. Guilden Village is the true essence of luxury student living.

How often are amenities cleaned?

All shared communal areas and amenities are cleaned every day to maintain a clean and pleasant environment for all residents. Every two weeks your communal kitchen will be cleaned but in between those deep cleans it is down to the residents to keep it as clean as possible.

How fast is the internet connection?

We provide a 1Gbps broadband connection with a wired connection. While Wi-Fi speeds may vary, an estimated speed of 250Mbps is typically maintained, depending on the time of day and the number of users on the network. This is all included within the bills and rent, meaning no extra cost.

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Guilden Village’s Neighbourhood

Where can you buy Groceries near Guilden Village?

Luckily for our students everything is within walking distance, for groceries our closest shop is LIDLS, it is a 15-minute walk being 0.9 miles away and your cheapest, it occupies an ideal place in Ladymead Retail Park. Most of our students use this shop as it’s close and cheap.


There are other options near Town such as Waitrose, being a 13-minute walk with a premium variety of choice, and of course Tesco’s closest to the Uni of Surrey and Manor Park. If you would rather get groceries delivered to site that is also an option with multiple delivery services meaning it is easy and stress free.

Where can you go shopping near Guilden Village?

Built on a hill leading with stunning views, Guildford has plenty of shops to keep you busy. Whether you want to explore the high street or The Friary, you’ll find a whole bunch of popular stores such as Zara, Hollister or even Primark. There is even a Tunsgate quarter with premium shops for those who love Mac cosmetics or if you are wanting the perfect white towels for your ensuite from the White Company.

Where can you eat out near Guilden Village?

Foodies are in luck, because the town is filled with great places to eat, from chic cafés to high-end restaurants, it’s down to you and your preferences. Head to La Casita, a delicious tapas restaurant on the cobbled streets, famous for its culinary delights. Or, if you like Indian cuisine, RAVIZ is another highly rated restaurant, serving up moreish Indian food guaranteed to please your palate!

What can you do around Guildford?

Guilden Village, Stoke Park is located just a short distance from Guildford Train Station, offering plenty of opportunities for travel. You can explore London for a day trip or venture further afield. If you prefer staying closer to home, Guildford Spectrum leisure complex provides various activities, including a swimming pool, bowling, and an ice-skating rink.


For outdoor enthusiasts, Wildwood Adventure Is within a 4-minute walk from your luxury accommodation. There is also Guildford Boules Club next to us or venture to the beautiful Guildford Castle, a short walk from Guildford Town Centre, offers a chance to learn about the town’s history and provides a 360 panoramic view of Guildford and the stunning surrounding countryside.

Where can you have a night out near Guilden Village?

As we are aware, students love a night out with their mates so go explore what Guildford has to offer with our latest night clubs and bars that have opened recently. Labyrinth being the newest with 4 rooms, 3 DJs and 3 floors to explore and sing along to your favourite songs.

There are also lots of bars such as Y Bar, Five and Lime, The Fallen Angel, Alley Bar or even the Long Bar. Guildford has lots of snazzy pubs which also provide amazing food, so if you’re craving a burger and a pint or want to watch the football, then check out one of those.

Transport from Guilden Village accommodation

Transport from Guilden Village to Guildford train station

Guilden Village, Stoke Park is also just 5-10 minutes shuttle ride or a 25-minute walk away from Guildford Railway Train station, making it easy for you to get into London for a day trip or night out.

Transport from Guilden Village to Guildford University

We offer a shuttle bus service that will take you from Guilden Village to your university campus. Alternatively, most university campuses are within a short 15-25 minute walk.

Transport from Guilden Village to Woking

For our Italia Conti students we are now offering something new and exciting! Italia Conti have showcased their new building in Woking meaning our students will have to travel a bit further than most. But we are thrilled to announce that we have partnered up with Stagecoach and you will receive a free bus pass which will be covered for the full year, this means you won’t have to pay for your travel costs to get to Uni. We want to provide this added extra feature to our wonderful students.