Student Accommodation Bristol
Student Accommodation in Bristol
Bristol, the happiest city in the UK, has plenty to offer international students. Also, as a student, finding student accommodation in Bristol has never been easier. With Casita’s amazing team of accommodation experts at your disposal, you will find the accommodation you want. There are plenty of Bristol student accommodation at every corner of the city with all the essential amenities you need. These student accommodation options range from single, double, and triple rooms, to studios, en-suite rooms, private plans, and apartments. All you have to do is contact us and let us know what your idea of a perfect student room is, and we’ll handle the rest!
Bristol is around two hours and 20 minutes away from London. Using the underground, it will take around an hour and 40 minutes from Bristol Temple Meads station to Paddington station. The city’s total population is estimated to be more than half a million, with almost 50,000 students inside the city. Bristol is a real treasure for students thanks to its high-level language institutions, colleges, and universities; for example, the City of Bristol College, University of Bristol, and the University of the West of England. It is also only 90 minutes away from London, which makes it a central and important location for students looking to experience more than just studying in the city.
Best Places to Live in Bristol
One of the most popular student areas in Bristol is Gloucester Road since it’s crawling with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Also, there are plenty of student-friendly areas with several options for Bristol student housing:
One of the biggest neighbourhoods in Bristol with several options for Bristol student housing is Colston Avenue. The area is close to the centre of the city and several universities, like the University of Bristol. Casita offers many student accommodation options in the area, including Stonebridge House, The Colston, Centre Gate, and Zed Alley.
This road is right in the heart of the city, with numerous options for student accommodation for you. Find Hotwell Road student accommodation easily on our website, and one of the options you can check out is Hotwells House.
Cost of Living in Bristol
Even though it’s considered to be one of the least affordable cities in the UK, Bristol is still considered cheaper than other cities for average living costs. Most students spend between £9,000 and £15,000 per year including accommodation.
Transport in Bristol
If you intend to live in Bristol as a student, you are definitely concerned about transportation. First Bus is the main bus operator in Bristol, with many bus stops close to university campuses. Traveline is a good app you can use to plan your transportations inside the city, and if you are a cycling lover, you can plan your cycling trip and check the maps for cycling roads on the BetterBike website. There are also a number of boat companies that operate in Bristol. Bristol Ferry Boats is the most popular of them.
Student Life in Bristol
Bristol also has a lot of free and cheap things you can do as a student to enjoy your time. It is a small, friendly city that offers lots of interest and excitement. It has a lot of festivals, some of which are international and fun to visit. Bristol Balloon Fiesta is one of these festivals; it attracts hot air balloons from all over the world and is the largest hot air balloon festival in Europe. It is held every year in August. Another good festival is the Bristol Harbour Festival; it is the biggest festival in the city, and it’s been ongoing for more than 45 years now. It includes a great combination of music stages, food markets, water display teams, dance areas, and circus acts. As a student in Bristol, you are guaranteed to have so much fun.
Attractions in Bristol
The museum is one of the places that you can visit; it is in the heart of the University district of Bristol, and it includes everything from the normal stuffed animals to Egyptian mummies and art galleries and exhibitions. The museum also has a small café in front of the kids' area for a quick cup of coffee during your visit.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
This is the landmark of the city, and it is, of course, free. If you wish to visit the bridge and walk around it, you can.
You should try and visit Clifton Village; it is a beautiful village that is just a 5-minute drive from the city. A quick visit won’t cost much, and you can visit the Clifton Observatory and the Zoo while you are there.
Universities in Bristol
All our accommodation options are within less than a 20-minute walk from the university.
There are several bus stops nearby as well as shops, restaurants, and cafes.
The iconic Cabot Tower is a 10-minute walk away from the university.
A short ride from our accommodation options will take you to the college in no time.
An array of restaurants and cafes surround the campus, as well as transport links for easy access.
A 10-minute walk will take you to Bristol Aquarium and the Bristol Wheel.
A short ride by public transport from our accommodation options will easily take you to the university.
There are several bus stops near the campus for easy access as well as many cafes and restaurants.
Make sure you marvel at the beauty of Splatts Abbey Wood, just a 10-minute walk away.
UWE Bristol’s International College is right next to the university campus.
Our student rooms are either within a short walk or ride away by public transport.
Transport links surround the university as well as plenty of restaurants and cafes.
The beautiful Temple Gardens are right next to the university as well as the Red Lodge Museum, just a 20-minute walk away.
When should I start looking for Bristol student accommodation?
Starting your search for student accommodation in Bristol early is recommended. The earlier, the better. However, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university.
When should I book my accommodation for the September intake?
Securing a student accommodation should be done around six months before your intake. Book your Bristol student accommodation between January and March.
Are there short-term stays in Bristol?
Yes, but you should check the availability of your Bristol student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.
How much rent does a student pay for student accommodation in Bristol?
The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Bristol, specifically a single room, is around £150. Other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more depending on the provider.
How do I pay for my student room in Bristol?
Payment can be done via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process.
Can I pay my Bristol student accommodation rent in instalments?
Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a UK guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.
Are bills included in my rent?
It depends on the provider, as many Bristol student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. However, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.
Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Bristol?
Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good discounts and pay lower rent in Bristol. 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!
What is a guarantor, and will I need 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 most 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 or live in Bristol.
How do I complete my 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.
What should I look for when booking Bristol student accommodation?
While searching for student accommodation in Bristol, 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, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities, among others.
What are the best areas for students to live in Bristol?
Bristol has a variety of neighbourhoods that are close to its numerous university and college campuses. Students will be able to find good and affordable student accommodation in Bristol with ease in areas like Gloucester Road, Colston Avenue, and Hotwell Road.
What different accommodation types are available for students in Bristol?
The types of student accommodation in Bristol vary and range from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.
What are the different available room types?
The available room types in Bristol student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms, to private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses.
Can I get a furnished student room in Bristol?
Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Bristol 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.
Can I see the property before moving in?
Almost all Bristol 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.
What’s the best mode of transportation in Bristol?
When booking student accommodation in Bristol, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the train, take the bus, hail a cab, cycle, or walk from one place to another.
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.
What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Bristol?
Most Bristol 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.
Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Bristol?
Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Bristol student accommodation providers are always chosen to be the safest and most trustworthy options for students.
Are these Bristol student accommodations secure?
Most of our available options for Bristol 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.
Are only students allowed to book with Casita?
Yes, only students are allowed to book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student accommodation in Bristol, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita, but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find fitting accommodation.
Can my parents or guardian stay in the same student accommodation as me?
While some student flats may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Bristol 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 information you need.
Can my friend and I stay at the same student accommodation in Bristol?
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.
What if I don’t like my accommodation 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.