Prince Alfred House is situated near the old Drostdy Barracks.

Our Home

Prince Alfred House accommodates 52 female students.

Prince Alfred House is close to the heart of campus, and is also very close to the town, and is situated off the lower end of Prince Alfred Street, in the Barratt Lecture Theatre Complex parking lot, behind the Community Engagement Division, and next to Allan Gray House.

Prince Alfred House is overseen by a Warden who resides in the residence, and two Sub-Wardens, who are Rhodes students and live in the residence.  They are available to attend to any concerns of residents on a regular basis.  A House Committee is also elected for each year.

All rooms in Prince Alfred House are single rooms.

Meals are provided in the Drostdy Dining Hall, right across the road from Prince Alfred House.


  • There are 2 bathrooms, one on each floor (top & bottom floor), each consisting:  5 showers, 1 bath, 8 basins.
  • There are toilets, one on each floor (top & bottom floor), each consisting:  5 toilets.
  • Each room has:  a wardrobe, bookcase, desk & chair, lamp, bed & mattress, bedside table, noticeboard, wall heater, waste paper bin, towel rail, mirror, & curtains.
  • Linen is provided by Housekeeping: a sheet, a duvet and duvet cover, a blanket, two pillows and two pillowcases & mattress cover. There is a linen change once a week, on a Wednesday from 13h00 to 14h00.  Students can bring their own linen but they are then responsible for the laundering.
  • A common room with couches and a communal DStv facility (with some channels).
  • A kitchenette with a fridge, freezer, microwave & kettle.  (there is also a fridge on the bottom floor)
  • A laundry room facility: 2 washing machines & 2 tumble driers, and an enclosed drying area.
  • Students can connect to ResNet/WiFi (internet access) in their room, and get support from a fellow res student, the Networking House Rep, in this regard.  Printing facilities are also available in the Residence (one communal printer in common room) and it is charged on each student’s printing balance found online on the Rhodes University Student Support System (ROSS).  There are also two communal computers in the common room.