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Student accommodation in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

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Gunwharf Quays Shopping Outlet


Vue Cinema


Aspex Portsmouth


Spinnaker Tower


Portsmouth Harbour Station


Gunwharf Quays Shopping Outlet


Vue Cinema


Aspex Portsmouth


Spinnaker Tower


Portsmouth Harbour Station


About student living in Gunwharf Quays


With Portsmouth Harbour train station and a ferry terminal in the area, Gunwharf Quays has lots of efficient transport links. Many bus routes run through the area, making it easy to get around the wider city. It also takes less than fifteen minutes to walk from student accommodation in Gunwharf Quays to the University of Portsmouth.


Student houses in Gunwharf Quays are located near the waterside, offering brilliant, picturesque views. It’s extremely easy to get to Gunwharf Quays Marina to go for a relaxing stroll and take a look at the many boats in the harbour.

Food and Drink

There are lots of bars, restaurants, and pubs close to Gunwharf Quays student accommodation. You can grab dinner at one of the many cheap and cheerful chain restaurants in the area, including Bella Italia, Slug & lettuce, and Las Iguanas. You can also enjoy a drink at The Liquorist or The Old Customs House, or pick up a hot drink at Port Coffee.


There’s lots to get stuck into near student accommodation in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city from the glass-floored platform at Spinnaker Tower. Watch the latest films at Vue Cinema, or explore the art exhibitions at Aspex Portsmouth. If you’re feeling competitive, you can go bowling with friends at Hollywood Bowl, or try your luck at Grosvenor Casino.


Student houses in Gunwharf Quays are ideally located if you love a shopping spree, as they’re very close to Gunwharf Quays Shopping Outlet. You can find lots of high street and independent shops in the area. No matter what you want to buy, from clothes to groceries, you’ll find it in Gunwharf Quays.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Gunwharf Quays

Is Gunwharf Quays a student area?

As Gunwharf Quays student accommodation is just a short walk away from the University of Portsmouth, the area is extremely popular with students.

Where is Gunwharf Quays?

Gunwharf Quays is located to the west of Portsmouth city centre, near Portsmouth Harbour.

How far in Gunwharf Quays from the train station?

Gunwharf Quays is a seven-minute walk away from Portsmouth Harbour train station and less than a twenty-minute walk away from Portsmouth & Southsea train station.

What’s on at Gunwharf Quays?

There’s always lots on at Gunwharf Quays, as there is a cinema and an art gallery as well as lots of shops, pubs, and restaurants to enjoy. As a result, student accommodation in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth is very popular.

Is Gunwharf Quays a nice place to live?

Gunwharf Quays is a buzzy and vibrant place to live with a convenient location, efficient transport links, beautiful views of the water, and lots to get stuck into. It’s no wonder that student houses in Gunwharf Quays are in such high demand.

Where do students live in Portsmouth?

Although students live in lots of different areas across Portsmouth, typically they will live in student accommodation in Gunwharf Quays, Fratton, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth city centre, and Southsea.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Gunwharf Quays 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 Gunwharf Quays 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 Gunwharf Quays 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 Portsmouth.

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