Barnes Hall

Located between David Weatherall (Medical School) and the Sports Centre, as well as being a short walk from our Keele Business School and Innovation Hub; Barnes Hall has 2 launderettes, a common room and a bar.  With over 1000 student bedrooms, it offers a range of classic rooms, shared flats and en-suites.

Barnes Hall: Accommodation Tour

Situated at the centre of campus, Barnes Hall houses provides students with easy access to all of the University's buildings and facilities.

Price range:

2019/20 - £110.00 to £165.62 per week

2020/21 - £105.62 to £170.59 per week

Adaptive rooms available: Yes
En-suite rooms available: Yes
Occupancy period:

2019/20 - 37, 44 and 51 week occupancies available

2020/21 - 37, 41 and 44 week occupancies available

Facilities: Common room, Barnes Bar, launderette, bicycle storage, card and coin pay telephones and recycling points. Your Keele Card will give you access to the communal areas.
Sharing ratios:

A-F Blocks (29 rooms per block) have 14/15 per kitchen and bathroom.
G-V Blocks (24 – 48 rooms per block) have 4 per kitchen and bathroom.
W&X Blocks (65/66 rooms per block) have 6 per kitchen and private bathroom.
Y&Z Blocks (231/222 rooms per block) have 6 or 8 per kitchen and private bathroom.

Our kitchens are different from domestic ones – there are more cookers, fridges and microwaves, depending on the numbers sharing. Remember that not everyone gets up, eats or showers at the same time so kitchens and bathrooms rarely get congested.

For 2020/21

‌Blocks W, X Y & ZBarnes Hall, Blocks Y & Z - New Ensuite

En-Suite Superior

Blocks A – FBarnes Hall, Blocks A to F


Blocks G – VBarnes Hall - Blocks G to V

Shared Flats & Houses


Single Occupancy Flats

We have a selection of self-contained flats which are available for single occupancy. These may appeal to those who want to experience campus life, without communal living. They are also located within the halls of residence and are within walking distance of bars, launderettes and common rooms.

We also have several adapted rooms in Barnes Hall.

Barnes BarStudents enjoying the Barnes Bar

This is a student bar by and for students. The bar offers various nights‌ of entertainment throughout each week for students to enjoy and socialise with their friends. 


The StyRelaxing in The Sty student space

The Sty is your common room, the perfect space for you to relax and spend time with your friends. It is an alcohol and smoke free zone, open 24 hours and contains the following facilities: 


  • WiFi Television with multi satellite.
  • Vending machines providing hot & cold drinks plus cold snacks.

What our students think

"Barnes Hall is a very exciting and green place to live. Located between the Medical School and Chancellor's Building and close to the Sports Centre, Barnes Hall is an ideal place for undergraduate and postgraduate students. You can choose between a variety of different accommodation. If you want to share your accommodation with another three friends, Barnes' spacious flats are probably what you are looking for. The hall provides various facilities such as car parking spaces, a 24-hour launderette and a recycling point. There is also a very active Islamic Faith centre. If you want to meet your friends, watch TV or simply have a cup of tea and relax you can pop into The Sty common room. After dinner, you can also enjoy the music and have a drink at the popular Barnes Hall bar, The Pig and Rat."

"I am a postgraduate & this was my first time living in Halls. I was in one of the 'study flats' with some amazing flat mates! Barnes has to be the best Hall on campus & of course we have the best Halls bar right outside."

"The Pig & Rat! Being just a few minutes' walk to lectures, the Sports Centre &, of course, the Union is an added bonus. There's a brilliant community feel in Barnes & the common room & laundry facilities here, make it that much more of a home from home. One word: AWESOME!"

At Barnes we work together as a team and aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We are here to listen and help you have an enjoyable stay with us. We strive to achieve a seamless service to all the residents and welcome any feedback from you at any time.

Members of our team include the Accommodation Services Manager, Housekeeping Supervisors, Stewards & Residence life. We all have different roles and contact details but as a team if one of us is not available you can contact another member of the team who will pass on the enquiry to the relevant person.

Accommodation Services Manager

Student Accommodation Office

Barnes Accommodation Address

Your Name
Barnes Hall, Block, Room Number
Keele University


Up-to-date accessibility information for Barnes Hall can be found on its DisabledGo page.