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Student accommodation in Bristol City Centre, Bristol

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Universities close to Bristol City Centre


Bristol Old Vic


Castle Park


Bristol Shopping Quarter


University of Bristol


Bristol Temple Meads


Bristol Old Vic


Castle Park


Bristol Shopping Quarter


University of Bristol


Bristol Temple Meads


About student living in Bristol City Centre


Student accommodation in Bristol city centre benefits from its many transport links and proximity to the universities in the city. The centre of Bristol is just a fifteen-minute walk away from the University of Bristol and UWE is a half an hour bus ride away. Bristol Temple Meads train station is also close to Bristol city centre, so it’s easy to get around the wider city or jump on a train home for the weekend.


Bristol city centre is home to Castle Park, a stunning green space filled with impressive castle ruins and beautiful gardens. Just a short walk away from student houses in Bristol city centre, Castle Park is the perfect place to go to relax and unwind - it even has a peace garden! You can also go to Queen Square to relax on the lawn and take in the stunning Regency surroundings.

Food and Drink

There are a wide range of restaurants, bars, pubs, and cafes close to student housing in Bristol city centre. Head to Oowee Vegan for delicious plant-based dishes, or Dangun for authentic Korean cuisine. The Library is the perfect place to go for a cocktail, while The Mother’s Ruin and The Crown are great spots to end your night as there are regular live music performances. When you live in Bristol city centre student accommodation you’ll never be short of choice.


Bristol city centre is a hub of things to do, offering everything from art and culture, to a thriving nightlife scene. Watch live theatre at the Bristol Old Vic, or catch up on the latest releases at Showcase Cinema De Lux. You can also explore the many exhibitions at Arnolfini Arts, or try your hand at some bowling at The Lanes. In the evening, you can dance the night away at live music performances at SWX or Strange Brew, or head on a night out at one of the many student clubs. There are so many options to choose from close to student housing in Bristol city centre.


If you love a shopping spree, Bristol city centre student accommodation is perfect for you. You’ll be close to the Bristol Shopping Quarter, where you can find shopping centres like Cabot Circus and The Galleries which offer all your favourite high street stores. Every Monday to Saturday, you can also browse the independent stalls and fresh produce at St Nicholas Market. Better watch your spending with all these options!

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Bristol City Centre

Is Bristol city centre a student area?

Bristol city centre is an extremely popular student area as it has a thriving nightlife, lots to do, and a convenient location close to the University of Bristol. As a result, student houses in Bristol city centre are in high demand.

Is Bristol city centre safe?

Like many other busy city centres, Bristol city centre has a relatively high crime rate. However, as long as you take sensible precautions, like locking your doors and windows when you leave your property and walking with friends at night, you should feel safe living in student accommodation in Bristol city centre.

Does the University of Bristol provide accommodation?

The University of Bristol provides over forty residences in and around the city centre. Typically students will live in these halls during their first year before finding private student lets in Bristol city centre and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Bristol?

There isn’t one specific area where students choose to live while studying in Bristol, as they are spread across different areas in the city. However, students tend to stay in student houses in Bristol city centre, Clifton, Filton, Fishponds, Frenchay, Redland, and Stoke Park.

How far is UWE from Bristol city centre?

UWE is about six kilometres from Bristol city centre. It takes just over twenty minutes to drive from Bristol city centre to the University of the West of England, or you can get there on public transport in just over half an hour.

Where is Bristol city centre?

Bristol city centre is located to the north of the New Cut of the River Avon, bordered by Clifton, Kingsdown, and Cotham.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Bristol city centre 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 Bristol city centre 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 Bristol city centre 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 Bristol.

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