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Great Patrick Street Roost
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13 mins walk to Central Belfast
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Aster House
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10 mins by public transport, 17 mins walk to Central Belfast
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LIV Belfast
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Little Patrick Street
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Bruce Street
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9 mins walk to Central Belfast
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John Bell House Roost
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Swanston House Roost
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Student Accommodation in Belfast 

If you are looking for student accommodation in Belfast, don’t look further. We have everything you need at Casita. There are many options available near the most popular universities in Belfast. Also, we have filters to help you find what you are searching for easily. You can use the filters at the top of the page to search via facilities, prices, and even cancellation policy and discounts. Our options for student accommodation in Belfast include all the amenities you need like all-inclusive bills, Wi-Fi, on-site laundry facilities, secure bike storage, parking, study spaces, on-site gyms, games areas, and communal lounges among others.  If you’re looking for student accommodation in Belfast, Casita has got you covered!

About Belfast

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. It lies on the banks of the River Lagan, and it is a famous city among tourists and students alike. It started as a market town and rapidly developed into a centre of industry, arts, higher education, business, and law. Also, Belfast has the highest number of international students in the UK. Suppose you choose Belfast as your study destination. In that case, you will benefit from a new experience surrounded by other international students. The latest info shows that Queen’s university alone accepts more than 2900 international students yearly. Imagine how many students live in the city if other universities like Ulster University are the same? 

Best Places to Live in Belfast

Students in Belfast prefer living near the university they study at. Some of the options they choose include LIV Belfast, John Bell House, and Great Patrick Street. Find out where you intend to study in the UK and choose a nearby accommodation. 

Belfast City Centre

There are many lively locations that surround this area. You will be close to everything you need. One of our best student housing options in the area and close to Ulster University - Belfast Campus is Alma Place.

York Street

This neighbourhood is close to many universities like Queen's University Belfast, Ulster University - Belfast Campus, and St Mary's University College, Belfast. LIV Belfast is one of the Belfast student accommodations we offer our students in this area. The residence is located in a convenient location because it’s only a short walk from the centre of the city. 

Great Patrick Street

This lively neighbourhood is surrounded by amazing restaurants, parks, galleries, and much more. Great Patrick Street Roost is a student housing in Belfast that is close to Ulster University's City Centre Campus just three minutes away walking.

Cost of Living in Belfast 

Belfast is an amazing city with many budget-friendly accommodation options and even transportation is not as expensive as in other cities like London. Still, you have to keep in mind that your expenses need to be tracked to avoid falling for the friendliness of the city. Around 650£ per month is probably all you need to cover your basic living expenses, including food, groceries, and transportation but excluding rent.

Transportation In Belfast

If you are a student living in Belfast, you will want to enjoy all the city’s attractions, and for that transportation is needed. Belfast is still a city that is heavily dependent on cars, but that doesn’t mean there are no means of transportation inside. The company that handles the main transportation methods in Belfast is called Translink. You can easily visit the website to check the timetables for all types of transportation. They offer a complete timetable with maps of all Metro lines and Bus lines.

If you are interested in giving yourself a break from reservations and tickets, you can try the visitor's pass that gives you unlimited access to transportation for up to three days in the city. If you are a cycling lover, you can rent bikes from NextBike in Belfast and cycle around the city centre. There are over 30 bike docking stations in the city centre alone. Finally, walking lovers can find useful maps of Belfast in the following on the outdoor leisure activities page of the government

Student Life in Belfast

There are many great things to do in Belfast while you’re studying there. It is your place to have a rich student experience. You can easily balance your studies with a busy social life there. The city offers fun night-off distractions, exciting events and cool stuff to do whatever your taste or preferences. 

Attractions in Belfast

Belfast is a city housing an array of different attractions that cover all types of interests ranging from history and culture to arts and natural scenery. Below are some of the must-visit attractions in Belfast, check them out!

Ulster Museum

This Belfast attraction is a free museum that has everything you might wish to see in a museum. You can see a mummy if you are interested in Egyptian history, or even a dinosaur if you are interested in Geology for example. There is also an art collection of paintings, jewellery, furniture, costume, and textiles.

Linen Hall Library 

Students studying in any of the universities benefit from a lot of free and cheap activities that the city has to offer. They can visit the Linen Hall Library which is free for full-time students and offers a very small price for membership - £5 per month only for the standard membership. 

The Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens is another free place where students can relax. It is 28 acres and it includes glasshouses with all types of plants. Belfast is known for its interest in agriculture and environmental enhancement, which is why these gardens were built in 1828 by the Belfast Botanic and Horticultural Society. 

Universities in Belfast

Belfast is well-known for its education system. Therefore, it houses many international universities that students love. Here is a list to show you some of the most popular universities in the city, nearby student accommodation, and popular attractions you can visit after your lectures. 

Queen's University Belfast 

  • Casita has two popular Belfast student accommodation options less than 15 minutes away from Queen’s University with multiple en-suite rooms, studios, and single rooms. 

  • The university is close to Botanic Gardens, which is less than 5 minutes walk away. 

  • Queen’s University bus stop and College Green bus stop are the easiest you can use to access.

 

Belfast Metropolitan College 

  • If you need options near Belfast metropolitan college, we have 3 Belfast student accommodations within less than 15 minutes. 

  • The college is also close to multiple attractions like the Titanic Memorial Garden and the Solidarity War. 

  • Nearby transportation includes Castle Court and King Street bus stops and City Hospital train station.

Nearby Cities

Dublin and Glasgow are the closest cities to Belfast. You can reach them either by train or by car if you know how to drive. Not only does Casita have facilities for student accommodation in Belfast, but we also have options for student accommodation in both of those cities as well. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

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When should I start looking for student accommodation in Belfast?


Preferably, you should start looking for Belfast student accommodation once you submit the university application. Note that Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university, however, research is still an essential step to ensure a smooth booking process.

2.

When should I book my Belfast student accommodation for the September intake?



It’s safer to start looking for your student accommodation in Belfast between January and March, or around six months before your intake.


3.

Are short-term stays available in Belfast?

Some student accommodation providers offer short-term stays in Belfast. Checking the availability of your student accommodation of choice during your desired period is recommended. Also, you can refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

4.

On average, how much does it cost to rent student accommodation in Belfast?


The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Belfast is around £100 for single rooms. Other room types like studios may cost more depending on the provider.

5.

How do I pay for my Belfast student room?


You can make the payment for your Belfast student accommodation via several transactional modes, including net banking or through your debit card. You can also pay via our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process. 

6.

Can I pay the rent for my Belfast student accommodation in instalments?




Yes, but some providers may require you to have a UK guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

7.

What is included in my rent?





This mainly depends on your accommodation provider or landlord; many Belfast student accommodation providers and landlords offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. Again, however, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.

8.

Are discounts available for students booking Belfast student accommodations?






Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good discounts and pay lower rent in Belfast. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website! 

9.

What is a UK guarantor, and do I need to have one?







A guarantor is a person who signs the rental contract with you and commits to paying your rent if you are unable to do so yourself. A guarantor is often a family member, but it can be anyone. Most UK landlords require you to have a guarantor, so you’ll probably need to find one if you’re planning to study and live in Belfast.

10.

What steps do I need to take to complete my Casita booking?






Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with the booking of your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.

11.

What features or amenities should I look for in a Belfast student home?










While searching for student accommodation in Belfast, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, on-site laundry facilities, secure bike storage, and communal social spaces among other things. 

12.

What are the best areas for students to live in Belfast?









Belfast has a variety of neighbourhoods that are close to its major universities. Students will be able to find good and affordable student accommodation in Belfast with ease in any of those areas: Belfast City Centre, York Street, and Great Patrick Street.

13.

What are the different types of student accommodations in Belfast?










The types of student accommodation in Belfast vary and range from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces. 

14.

What room types are available for student accommodation in Belfast?

The available room types in Belfast student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, and en-suite rooms, to private flats, apartments, and self-contained studios.

15.

Can I easily find a furnished student room in Belfast?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished student rooms in Belfast that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and a chair, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

16.

Am I allowed to view the property before moving in?

Almost all Belfast student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or through virtual tours of the property, so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.

17.

What is the best/easiest way to get around the city of Belfast?

Getting around Belfast is very easy. You can easily use the metro lines or bus lines that are offered by Translink. Visit the company’s website to check the timetables for all types of transportation.  

18.

What is dual occupancy student accommodation?

Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at either the same price or a slightly higher fee.

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What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Belfast?

Most Belfast student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.

20.

Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Belfast?

Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Additionally, when it comes to Belfast student accommodation providers, we always choose the safest and most trustworthy options for students. 


21.

Are Belfast student accommodations secure?

Most of our available options for Belfast student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account. 

22.

Can only students book with Casita?

Yes, only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student accommodation in Belfast, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita, but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find fitting accommodation. 

23.

Can my parents or guardian stay in my Belfast student housing?

While some student flats may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Belfast has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the necessary information. 

24.

Can I stay with a friend at my student accommodation in Belfast? 

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.

25.

What if I don’t like my student accommodation in Belfast after moving in?

At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you happen to not like your accommodation due to any unforeseen or unaccepted circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another. 

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