Places to stay in Newport

If you're visiting us for an open day, or simply want to explore the place you'll call home during your degree, there are plenty of places to stay to make the most of your visit.

With lots of different options to suit every taste and budget and as the 3rd largest city in Wales, Newport doesn't fall short of places to stay. Why not make the most of your stay at a budget friendly hotel? Or, for a more luxury experience, choose to stay at a boutique hotel and spa.

To help you organise your trip, below, we've put together a list of popular places to stay in the vibrant city of Newport.

Don't forget, USW is one university across three locations. There's plenty to explore nearby, including Wales' capital city of Cardiff, the valleys town of Pontypridd, and the breathtaking Brecon Beacons.

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Alternatively, you can view a full list of places to stay in Newport on

Here are our top picks this month:

Silurian Hotel


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Why stay? Based in Newport City centre, the Silurian Hotel has been newly refurbished and is in walking distance to campus.

Where is it? 55 High St, Newport NP20 4AB.

Distance from campus: 0.6 miles from Newport City Campus

How much? Typical price from £75 per night.


The Handpost Hotel

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Why stay? Located just outside of the city centre, The Handpost Hotel offers all you could need for a stay, with 2 bars, a restaurant and a short drive from the campus.

Where is it? Risca Rd, Newport NP20 4HX.

Distance from campus: 1.5 miles from Newport City Campus.

How much? Prices available upon request.


Travelodge Newport Central

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Why stay? This hotel is in a convenient location, just minutes away from the centre of town and incredible cultural attractions including Newport cathedral and the ancient castle. 

Where is it? 66 Bridge Street, Newport, Gwent, NP20 4AP. 

Distance from campus: 1.6 miles from Newport City Campus. 

How much? Typical price from £52 per night.


Celtic Manor

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Why stay? The Celtic Manor Resort offers guests a luxury experience, surrounded by 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland. The Celtic Manor also boasts several restaurants, a health club, spa and a golf course. 

Where is it? Coldra Wood, The Usk Valley, Chepstow Rd, Newport NP18 1HQ 

Distance from campus: 3.4 miles from Newport City Campus 

How much? Typical price from £150 per night.


The Priory Hotel

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Why stay? Located in the heart of Caerleon, The Priory offers 27 contemporary bedrooms nestled inside a 12th century Cistercian Monastery.

Where is it? High Street, Caerleon, NP18 1AG.

Distance from Campus: 4.8 miles from Newport City Campus.

How much? Typical price from £115 per night.


Tŷ Hotel

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Why stay? Located just off the M4, Tŷ Magor is just a short drive from many restaurants and country pubs. The hotel is also home to a 24 hour snack shop. 

Where is it? Wales 1 Business Park M4 J 23A, Newport NP26 3RA.

Distance from campus: 7.9 miles from Newport City Campus.

How much? Typical price from £56 per night. 


Considered Cardiff?

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Cardiff is only a short journey from our campus in Newport. If you'd like to stay in the city, here are our top picks this month.

10 things to do in Newport

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To save you a frantic Google search, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things to do whilst you’re visiting us in Newport.

Getting to Newport

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Take a look at our Getting Here pages which have information on where you can find us and what you can do when you visit.

Explore Newport

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From historical Roman baths and museums to exploring the wetlands, there is something for everyone in this up-and-coming city.