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Student Accommodation Blackpool

Blackpool and the Fylde College is located in one of the UK's most famous seaside towns.

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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Living in Blackpool as a student

The seaside town of Blackpool is home to many students from Blackpool and the Fylde College. Blackpool is renowned for the Blackpool Illuminations and the Blackpool tower. Many degree studying students from Blackpool and the Fylde College choose to live within the town of Blackpool. Although the College itself does not offer any accommodation, it has strong links with many accommodation providers. Accommodation is generally self-catered and is usually within walking distance of the college.

The majority of flats are managed by private providers. There are often either single or double rooms provided, with the option of bills inclusive packages. For those who prefer to live in a private property rather than a flat, there are also many student houses available within Blackpool.

Student houses are often managed by letting agents or landlords who have years of experience in supporting the student community within Blackpool. Many of the properties will include double rooms and will have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. There are also some properties that include private garden or patio space. This property type is particularly attractive to second- and third-year students.

If you wish to find out more about Blackpool, then head over to our guides, located on our website. At accommodation for students, we have over 20 years of experience in supporting the student community across the UK. Whether you make an enquiry directly on our website, or if you contact a member of our team for more support, we’ll be sure to provide you with an exceptional service. Head over to to begin your search today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Blackpool? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

Most students look for shared housing in Blackpool from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Blackpool will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £168 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Blackpool. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including City Centre and Near University.

In Blackpool the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.

Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Blackpool. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Blackpool halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Blackpool will be £344.

All landlords and property managers in Blackpool are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.