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Student accommodation in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Universities close to Hillhead


Hillhead Subway Station


Byres Road


Hillhead Bookclub


University of Glasgow


Glasgow Botanic Gardens


Hillhead Subway Station


Byres Road


Hillhead Bookclub


University of Glasgow


Glasgow Botanic Gardens


About student living in Hillhead


Hillhead is an ideal area for students, positioned close to the universities in Glasgow with lots of convenient transport links. Student accommodation in Hillhead is just a four-minute walk from the University of Glasgow. You can also hop on the subway at Hillhead and reach Glasgow city centre in just twelve minutes, or get to the University of Strathclyde in fourteen minutes.


Hillhead is home to the impressive and beautiful Glasgow Botanic Gardens. With Victorian glasshouses featuring plants from around the world, stunning gardens housing brilliant flowers, and even an outdoor theatre, there are lots of exciting things to explore in the Gardens. Located just a stone's throw away from student houses in Hillhead, Glasgow Botanic Gardens is an unmissable site.

Food and Drink

Student accommodation in Hillhead, Glasgow is surrounded by unique and exciting places to grab a drink or a bite to eat. With a strong cafe culture, Hillhead is home to lots of independent eateries and coffee shops. Head to Ubiquitous Chip for a delicious selection of authentically Scottish food and an extensive selection of drinks. For even more Scottish cuisine, served up with a modern twist, head to The Bothy. Or, try Curlers Rest and The Wee Pub at the Chip for a traditional pub scene and a warm atmosphere.


With so much to do in the area, there will never be a dull moment when living in student houses in Hillhead. Be sure to check out Hillhead Bookclub, a fun and eccentric venue where you can enjoy everything from ping pong tournaments and spoken word performances to live DJs and dance nights. For some culture, head onto the University of Glasgow campus where you can explore fascinating exhibitions at the Hunterian Museum, the Hunterian Zoology Museum, and the Hunterian Art Gallery.


Hillhead is home to lots of vintage clothing stores and charity shops. Head to Dowanside Lane to hunt down some bargains at Black Sheep Vintage, Starry Starry Night, and G12 Vintage. With Iceland, Boots, Superdrug, and Ryman Stationery in the area, you can also pick up all your essentials without ever straying too far from Hillhead student houses. Or, pop over to De Courcy's Arcade to explore the Scottish craft shops, vintage teashops and beauty salons.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Hillhead

Is Hillhead a student area?

As it's located so close to the University of Glasgow, Hillhead is extremely popular with students. Student accommodation in Hillhead is some of the most highly sought after in Glasgow.

Where is Hillhead, Glasgow?

Hillhead is located in the heart of Glasgow's West End, close to Partick and Hyndland.

Is Hillhead, Glasgow, safe?

You should feel safe living in student accommodation in Hillhead, Glasgow. The area is generally considered safe and has a very high student population.

Is Hillhead a nice place to live?

Hillhead is a lively area of Glasgow, packed with restaurants, pubs, bars, and shops. With so much going on and extremely convenient transport links, it is a great place to live.

Does the University of Glasgow provide accommodation?

The University of Glasgow offers many halls of residence close to the campus. Typically students will live in halls in their first year before moving into private student houses in Hillhead and the surrounding areas for their final two years.

How long is Byres Road?

Byres Road is 1km long and runs from Great Western Road at the Botanic Gardens in the north to Dumbarton Road at Partick Cross in the south.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Hillhead 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 Hillhead 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 Hillhead 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 Glasgow.

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