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Universities close to Clifton


Clifton Down


Clifton Down Station


Redgrave Theatre


Bristol Museum and Art Gallery


University of Bristol


Clifton Down


Clifton Down Station


Redgrave Theatre


Bristol Museum and Art Gallery


University of Bristol


About student living in Clifton


Clifton is a popular student area located close to Bristol city centre with efficient transport links. Student accommodation in Clifton, Bristol, is just a twenty-minute bus journey or a twenty-five-minute walk from the University of Bristol. Clifton Down train station is also in the area, making it easy to travel around the wider city or go home for a weekend visit.


Clifton is an extremely green area, with lots to explore outside. Bristol student accommodation in Clifton is close to Clifton Down, a large expanse of open greenery. Clifton Down is the perfect place to hang out with friends, play some sports, or enjoy a picnic. Alternatively, you can visit Clifton Observatory to soak in some stunning views or explore the Giant’s Cave.

Food and Drink

When you live in student houses in Clifton, Bristol, you’ll never be far from a restaurant, pub, or bar. Enjoy a coffee in the greenery at Foliage Cafe, tuck into some vegan goodness at Eden Cafe, or savour the Italian cuisine at Bosco Pizzeria. Grab a pint at The Coronation Tap or The Albion, or try the delicious cocktails at The Last Word.


Clifton student accommodation is surrounded by exciting things to do. There’s lots of culture in Clifton. You can explore the many archaeology, geology and art exhibitions at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Watch a live theatre performance at the Redgrave Theatre, or enjoy the latest film releases at Everyman Bristol. You’ll never be short of options while living in student houses in Clifton, Bristol.


Clifton has a lot of shopping opportunities, with supermarkets like Lidl, M&S, and Sainsbury’s, as well as a wide selection of high street and independent shops in the area. If you’re prone to an unplanned shopping spree, it could be dangerous to live in student housing in Clifton, Bristol!

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Clifton

Is Clifton a student area?

As the area is so well-located and has so much to do, student accommodation in Clifton, Bristol is very popular, particularly with students at the University of Bristol.

How far is Clifton from Bristol city centre?

Clifton is just over two kilometres from the city centre. You can drive there in under fifteen minutes, get there on public transport in under twenty-five minutes, or walk there in forty minutes.

Is Clifton, Bristol, a nice place to live?

Clifton is a great place to live, with lots of open green spaces, an abundance of culture, and plenty of bars, pubs, restaurants, and shops. As a result, Bristol student accommodation in Clifton is in high demand every year.

Is Clifton, Bristol, safe?

Clifton has a lower crime rate than many other areas in Bristol, so you should feel safe living in student accommodation in Clifton, Bristol.

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 accommodation in Clifton 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 stay while studying in Bristol, as they will be spread across different areas in the city. However, students generally live in student houses in Clifton, Bristol city centre, Filton, Fishponds, Frenchay, Redland, and Stoke Park.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Clifton 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 Clifton 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 Clifton 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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