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Student accommodation in Kemptown, Brighton

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Universities close to Kemptown


Brighton Flea Market


Royal Sussex County Hospital


Brighton Beach


The Actors


University of Brighton


Brighton Flea Market


Royal Sussex County Hospital


Brighton Beach


The Actors


University of Brighton


About student living in Kemptown


Student houses in Kemptown are conveniently located just a ten-minute bus or a twenty-minute walk from the University of Brighton. The Royal Sussex County Hospital is also in Kemptown, making it ideal for medical students. For students at the University of Sussex, you can get from student accommodation in Kemptown to campus in just forty minutes on the bus.


Student houses in Kemptown, Brighton, benefit from being right on the beach. Enjoy scenic views of the sea or relax on the sand with friends. You can even take a stroll along Brighton Palace Pier and play the many games at the famous arcade.

Food and Drink

A wide array of restaurants, bars, and pubs surround Kemptown student houses. Grab some vegan pizza at Purezza or enjoy cocktails and pizza over live music and DJ sets at Patterns Brighton. Savour a pint in the sun in the two beer gardens at The Sidewinder and make sure to try the acclaimed cocktails in the funky basement at Black Dove.


Kemptown is home to the Brighton Gay Village, with lots of fabulous entertainment venues to enjoy. Enjoy a live theatre at the historic LGBTQ+ pub, The Actors, or go and see the burlesque performances at The Queen’s Arms. The Charles Street Tap is a budget-friendly choice for a night out, while Proud Cabaret Brighton offers the finest cabaret performances in town. And, if you fancy a day-time activity, student accommodation in Kemptown is just a short distance from Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf and SEA Life Brighton.


With a Lidl and an ADSA close by, you’ll never have to venture too far from Kemptown student houses to pick up all your groceries. If you fancy a shopping spree, hunt for bargains at Brighton flea market or explore the many vintage shops and independent stores near student accommodation in Kemptown.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Kemptown has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Kemptown student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Kemptown and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Kemptown

Is Kemptown a student area?

Due to its close proximity to the University of Brighton, Kemptown is a very popular student area. Student houses in Kemptown are in high demand every year.

Is Kemptown, Brighton safe?

Kemptown has one of the higher crime rates in Brighton. However, as a whole, Brighton has fairly low levels of crime so you should feel safe living in student houses in Kemptown.

Where is Kemptown, Brighton?

Kemptown is an area in the east of Brighton, close to the city centre and Hanover.

What is Kemptown, Brighton like?

Kemptown has been named one of the coolest cities in the UK, with a vibrant community atmosphere, a strong LGBTQ+ scene, and incredible nightlife.

Is Kemptown a nice place to live?

Kemptown is a great place to live, with plenty to get stuck into from art galleries and vintage shops to pubs and nightclubs. Thanks to the impressive nightlife and great transport links, student accommodation in Kemptown is highly sought after.

Does the University of Brighton provide accommodation?

The University of Brighton has seven halls of residence, located close to the campus. Generally, students will live in halls in their first year before moving into private student houses in Kemptown, Brighton city centre, and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Kemptown are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Kemptown can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Kemptown are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Brighton.

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