The student lived in hotels through the university to save money and said Travelodge was the best


A student decided to stay in hotels throughout her Masters year and claims it cost her less than if she had stayed in university accommodation with private bathrooms

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A student says she stayed in hotels during her master’s year

A woman has explained why she decided to abandon university accommodation in favor of Travelodges and Premier Inns.

Realizing that it would be cheaper than staying in en-suite student accommodation, Esther decided to stay in a hotel once a week when she had to travel from London to Leicester for university.

As previously indicated by the star of the day, the thrifty student, ended up staying at a Travelodge once a week for almost 32 straight weeks.

As she would be booking the room the week before, it cost her £44 at a time, before factoring in other costs such as £10-20 food per day and £15-20 for a coach return or by train.

According to Esther, it only cost her “half of what a decent place with a bathroom would have cost”.







Esther only needed to stay in Leicester once a week for university
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She usually stays at the Travelodge, but recently decided to try the Premier Inn
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What do you think of Esther’s university accommodation? Let us know in the comments…

Esther, who stayed in hotels while studying for her LPC LLM qualification, said: “I haven’t used a single discount code (no Travelodge discount on Unidays lmao) and food and travel are not included.

“But even with both, it’s cheaper than paying rent for accommodation and buying my own food.”

Many of Esther’s followers were impressed with her intelligent thinking, with some keen to follow in her footsteps.







Many followers of Esther have praised her shrewd thinking
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Some say they will do the same during their masters studies
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One inspired future student wrote, “Ohhh I think I might do this when I go for my Masters, it makes more sense and I don’t really like hallways. Thanks for sharing.”

Another advised: ‘I live in hotels, the best discount you can get is 50% but you have to work there to get the discount unless you know someone who works.’

However, Esther also made sure to remind people that this hack only really works if you’re studying for a graduate degree, as undergraduate degrees usually require you to stay on campus full-time.

For Esther, this setup made sense because “the Masters is a maximum of two days a week”, meaning she was only expected to stay in Leicester once a week.

Esther usually books a Travelodge room, but recently tried Premier Inn for the first time, staying there week 32 out of 37.

She gave it a good overall rating of 8/10, but still seemed to prefer Travelodge, explaining, “All my Travelodge rooms have been bigger and the staff are friendlier (but maybe that’s just because at the fifth week they used to see me lol).”

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