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Student Accommodation Bristol

Bristol has two universities, one of which consistently ranks in the UK’s top 10. Bristol is one of the country’s most vibrant cities which makes it an ideal place to study. Use our search engine to find student accommodation in Bristol.

Student Properties in Bristol

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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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Spare room
  • A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.

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Living in Bristol as a student

Bristol is home to one of the leading universities in the UK, Bristol University, which is consistently ranked among the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings. The University is also a centre for scientific research and has made global innovations in cot death prevention and nanotechnology to name but just two. The other University in town, UWE Bristol, is no poor relation either, ranking at 28th in the Guardian League Table and receiving a Gold award for teaching from TEF.

Bristol itself was recently voted ‘Best Place to Live in the UK’ by the Sunday Times, who mentioned the fact that it was ideally located for both seaside and scenery, with a big city feel in a small location. They also praised the culture in the area, as well as lots of great food and drink – all big attractions for students.

Bristol is well known for being an independent city of culture, with something for you whether you are into music or museums – and it is also home to a thriving art scene as well. A little known fact about it as well is that it was the first city in the UK to be named as a ‘European Green Capital’. There is not only an abundance of nature and green spaces in the area, but it is also home to many creative industries too, such as aerospace, electronics, creative media and technology.

There is a rich heritage in Bristol, which is easy to explore. You could climb the tower of the Wills Memorial Building to experience wonderful views of the city, or go under St Mary Radcliffe Church to visit Captain Blackbirds Hideaway. You can even take a dip at Clifton Lido or go fishing at Chew Valley nature reserve. The choice is yours.

If the thought of all of this makes you thirsty, then don’t worry there are plenty of pubs and bars around where you can quench your thirst. In fact, you could say the nightlife in Bristol was legendary! Bristol knows how to have fun, and you will enjoy spending time at its huge clubs, karaoke bars and underground live gigs.

If Bristol is your ideal place to study, then book your accommodation in Bristol through us today.

Bristol Student Guide

Wacky and wonderful, Bristol is an exciting city and a popular student destination. Despite not being a campus university, Bristol nonetheless has the strong feel of a student city so you’ll feel at home in no time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Bristol?

Most students look for shared housing in Bristol 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.

How much does student accommodation cost in Bristol?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Bristol 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.

What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Bristol?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Bristol. 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 .

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Bristol 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.

Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Bristol?

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 Bristol. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

How much do I have to pay for a deposit?

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

How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?

All landlords and property manages in Bristol 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.

Bristol Universities

Bristol is home to the University of Bristol and The University of West of England.