This award recognises excellence in youth and student accommodation in the UK

Submissions in this category are welcomed from accommodation groups and individual properties All entries into this category must be UK based, although the owners or subsidiaries may be based overseas.

Entries will not be accepted in this category from accommodation agents. Agents should apply for the Best Support Service category

Judges will score the entry out of ten on each of the criteria elements and will be looking for an operator the is providing accommodation that stands out from its competitors. Examples of excellence across as many areas of business practice as possible.  Your commitment to health, safety, accessibility and the environment.

Submissions will also be highly credited for commitment to innovation. User generated reviews and customer ratings will also be taken into consideration.

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation & Improvements
  • Customer care
  • Staff engagement & training
  • Marketing & communications
  • Accessibility & sustainability
  • Commitment to health & safety & ESG agenda
  • Impact on local destination

Earn additional points

Your Dragon’s Den moment. You have the opportunity to film a short video to support your entry. This should NOT be a promotional video, this will NOT be accepted. It should be a short video (maximum one and a half minutes), telling us about your entry and why you deserve to win this award. View our video guidance or if you need some inspiration, check out some of our past entries here

2023 Entry Deadline


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