As a student, school holiday means hauling your stuff home only to bring them back a couple of month later. You might wonder if there isn’t a better way.

It’s simple really! Store your stuff in one of our affordable lockers or small storage units. We keep your belongings safe while you enjoy your break!

5 reasons for renting a unit while studying!

  • Moving into a tiny room – If your room is smaller than you thought, a storage unit near your campus can be the perfect extension of your room.
  • Accumulating stuff – Do you have way more stuff than at the beginning at the year? We’ve been there! Whatever you can’t fit in your room, you store!
  • Enjoying new hobbies – Being a student means trying out new hobbies or sports. And some of these equipment can take up a lot of space! So why not keep that mountain bike or canoe in storage?
  • Worried about security in a shared house – You won’t always know all your housemates’ friends, so keeping some things in storage can be reassuring.
  • Moving home for the summer – No need to move all your belongings out of your room every year. There is a better way! Simply store your stuff at Shurgard during the summer months. 
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How self-storage works at Shurgard

Self-storage with Shurgard is easy and convenient. Here’s how to organise it in 3 easy steps.
Step 1
Find the right unit
Use our tool to find the right storage unit at the right price.
Step 2
Rent your storage unit
Complete your rental online. Not sure? Reserve your unit for free with no obligation.
Step 3
Move in
Pack your belongings and move into your storage unit.
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Small storage unit sizes for students 

As a student you won’t need a storage unit the size of a garage. That’s why we recommend a locker or a small unit.

Locker 10 sq ft

Locker storage unit

From £5/week
For several boxes


Unit 10 sq ft

Locker storage unit

From £5/week
For smaller pieces of furniture, sport equipment and boxes


Unit 15 sq ft

Locker storage unit

From £6/week
For the content of a 150 sq ft room


Unit 20 sq ft

Locker storage unit

From £8/week
For the content of a 200 sq ft room


Student-friendly prices and way more!

Our storage prices match your need for flexibility and budget. 

  • First month’s rent is only £1 – that’s cheaper than a pint!
  • We don’t ask for a security deposit, ever
  • You get free access to your unit 7 days a week
  • You can stay for as long or a short as you like
  • You are the only one who has access to your storage room
  • Our locations are close to campuses and easily accessible by public transport

Other things you need to know

We understand most students are on a tight budget. That’s why we keep additional costs to a minimum. What you will need to take into account:

  • A one-off administration fee of £20 when you sign your first contract
  • A unique lock and key to your unit for £14.90 which you can re-use anytime you store with us
  • Insurance for your stored items starting at £4 a week

New to self storage?

How self storage works

Self storage with Shurgard is easy. You can rent a storage unit in just 3 steps.

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Our self storage prices

Here's how we quote the price of a self storage unit at Shurgard.

About storage unit prices

Our storage unit sizes

Examples of our different storage unit sizes and how to choose the right one.

See unit size examples

Temporary storage

What temporary storage at Shurgard means and how we can help you.

About temporary storage

Community storage vs self storage

The main differences between peer-to-peer storage and self storage.

See comparison

Pick up & delivery vs. self storage

The main differences between pick up & delivery and self storage.

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Self storage FAQs

Do you have questions about self storage at Shurgard?

Check out our FAQs

Housekeeping tips

Get the most out of your storage experience with our housekeeping tips.

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See what customers say about Shurgard

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4.8/5 - 19723 reviews
Micala Mandombe
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I was having trouble with my app and Tim fixed it with no problems. He was very patient and polite.
Ant Watts
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Nice clean and tidy place. The manager Terry is amazing at his job and also very helpful. Got me the right size storage for all my stuff witch save me a few £££ 🤩 A*****
Patrizia Moretti
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Great service! Jamal has been extremely polite and helpful explaining me everything. Def recommend
Benkovics Boldizsar
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Excellent customer service! Alex was most helpful with opening my new account.
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Excellent customer service! Alex was most helpful with opening my new account.
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