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Fletcher House 4 Fairfield Street Manchester M1 3GF United Kingdom

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11 mins walk to Central Manchester

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36 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4JY

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6 mins walk to Central Manchester

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Lambert and Fairfield House Granby Row Manchester M60 7LH United Kingdom

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9 mins by public transport, 11 mins walk to Central Manchester

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2 Hope Road Manchester M14 5ET United Kingdom

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Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2GH, England, United Kingdom

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9 mins by public transport, 14 mins walk to Central Manchester

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55 Booth St W, Manchester M15 6PQ, UK

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17 mins by public transport to Central Manchester

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20 Church St, Manchester M4 1PN, UK

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8 mins walk to Central Manchester

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Ducie Street Manchester, England, M1 2TP, United Kingdom

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9 mins by public transport, 15 mins walk to Central Manchester

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Exchange Square Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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3 Dickinson Street Manchester, England, M1 4LF, United Kingdom

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Princess St, Manchester M1 6HR, United Kingdom

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36 Princess St, Manchester M1 4JY, UK

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About Manchester

According to the University of Manchester’s 2022–2023 Student Statistics report, Manchester is one of the most popular destinations among students. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Manchester:

  • Undergraduate: 44.7%

  • Postgraduate: 33.1%

  • Research: 22.2%

Manchester has 31.5% international students, making it the city with the largest percentage of international students in the UK outside of London. Three world-class universities are located in the city, including the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Salford, contributing to its excellent higher education reputation.

Popular Student Accommodation Areas in Manchester

Popular Manchester areas amongst university students are Fallowfield, Rusholme, and Hulme. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

1. Students living in Manchester’s Fallowfield will be near the University of Manchester,

and purpose-built accommodation would cost around £120–£240/week.

  • Travel time from Fallowfield to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Tram- 15-20 minutes

  • Bus - 20-30 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 40-50 minutes

2. Students living in Rusholme would pay approximately £130–£260/week.

Nearby universities include the University of Manchester and the University of Arden.

  • Travel time from Rusholme to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Tram- 15-20 minutes

  • Bus - 20-30 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 40-50 minutes

3. Students living in Hulme purpose-built accommodation would pay around £125–£150/week. This area includes Manchester Metropolitan University and Edge Hill University.

  • Travel time from Hulme to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Tram- 15-20 minutes

  • Bus - 15-25 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 30-40 minutes

Best Student Accommodation in Manchester

Manchester has a variety of student room options, and students can explore different areas in Manchester in proximity to their universities and budgets. 

Popular student accommodations in Manchester that provide almost every room type are:- 

Discover Student Room Types in Manchester (Approx. £300 - £750/ month)

The purpose-built student accommodation in Manchester typically includes a variety of amenities included in the bills; it varies according to the provider's terms and conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here, we have categorised the room types given below based on preference and budget to help you in your decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Manchester: 

These cost around £200–£240 per week on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. 

  • Shared room

    • Amenities: Self-contained apartment with multiple bedrooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Fallowfield avg. Rent: £425 / month

    • Rusholme avg. Rent: £520 / month

    • Hulme avg. Rent: £420/ month

    • Recommended Manchester student accommodation for shared rooms is Stylish 2-bedroom flat near the Deansgate train station.

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Fallowfield avg. Rent: £350 / month

    • Rusholme avg. Rent: £325 / month

    • Hulme avg. Rent: £300/ month

  • Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Fallowfield avg. Rent: £750 / month

    • Rusholme avg. Rent: £700 / month

    • Hulme avg. Rent: £650/ month

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Manchester with privacy: These rooms cost around £400–£600 per month. 

  1. Student Single Room

  2. Student Shared Flats

    1. Amenities: Private Bedroom in a shared house or flat, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Fallowfield avg. Rent: £450 / month

    3. Rusholme avg. Rent: £400 / month

    4. Hulme avg. Rent: £350/ month

    5. Recommended student-shared flats include iQ Hollingworth House.

  3. Student Twin Rooms

    • Amenities: One room with 2 single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Fallowfield avg. Rent: £375 / month

    • Rusholme avg. Rent: £350 / month

    • Hulme avg. Rent: £325/ month

  4. Student Double Room

Room Type 3: Manchester student housing with privacy, quiet space, and near the City Centre cost around  £550- £700 per month. 

  1. Manchester Student Flats 

  2. Manchester Student En-Suite Rooms 

  3. Manchester Student Studios

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

Student Penthouse in Manchester costs around  £650–£750 per month.

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, privacy, spacious rooms, and a top floor which is more over budget.

Cost of Living in Manchester for Students (Approx. £240 - £810)

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, apart from your Manchester student accommodation rent, other expenses cannot be ignored. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in Manchester as a student:

  • Food: £200–£300/month on average.
    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around £150/month and cooking your own meals. 

    • Shop from grocery stores such as Co-op, Asda, Iceland, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Aldi, and Lidl. They have some specific days for students' discounts.

    • Try the Casita Dry Essentials box worth £36 at a discounted rate of £32. The box contains edible items. T&C applied.

  • Transportation: £40-£50/month on average

    • Get a Young Persons Railcard and get around 1/3 discount on train travel to anywhere in the UK.

    • University bike schemes: Some universities, such as the University of Manchester, offer their students discounted bikes.

    • Buy a new bike for £200, easily available for students. Which is equal to one month's rent, and will benefit you for the entire year.

  • Kitchen Essentials: Market worth around £200-£300. 

    • Some properties do not provide utensils; in that case, check our Casita Kitchen Essentials and Casita International Kitchen Essentials at discounted prices from market prices. T&C applied.

    • Former students generally leave their kitchen essentials on the property while leaving the city due to Airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bedding Essentials: Market worth around £80. 

    • Only a few providers provide bedding packs to their tenants, either included in bills or as an offer. Otherwise, after move-in, students have to buy on their own. Casita Bedding Essentials is offered at discounted prices from market prices to its students.T&C applied.

    • Former students generally leave their bedding essentials on the property while leaving the city due to Airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bathroom Essentials: Market worth around £50

    • While booking a student room, the focus remains on whether it has shared or private bathrooms, but forget about bathroom essentials. The Casita Bathroom Essentials pack has it covered and is offered at discounted prices from market prices. T&C applied.

  • Cleaning Essentials: Market worth around £30

    •  Cleaning and hygiene are underrated while booking a student room sometimes. But if you need it on a daily basis. The Casita Eco Cleaning Essentials box has covered everything at discounted prices. T&C applied.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

Can you suggest any Manchester student residences which are pet-friendly?

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Some providers in Manchester offer pet-friendly room options for students, but the policy varies by location. We suggest speaking with our accommodation experts to check with pet policy before you sign a lease.

Here is the list of some properties that are pet friendly:-

  1. PBSA

        2. Private Let


Are pet-friendly student accommodations more expensive than non-pet-friendly accommodations?


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Manchester Exchange allow pets in some of their properties, but the policy varies by location. We suggest speaking with our accommodation experts to check with pet policy before you sign a lease.

Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

  • Pet deposit: Refundable fees that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: Non-refundable monthly charges for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.


Can you suggest Manchester student accommodation options for couples?

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There are 2 options couples suitable and private student rooms can choose from:

  1. University accommodations such as UOM and MMU.

  2. Apartments and Studios are a good option for couples who want their own space like:-  Studio apartment in the heart of Manchester, One Bedroom Service Apartment in Manchester, Stylish flat in Manchester, Charming one bedroom flat in Manchester, and many more.


Can you suggest girls' or boys' only shared student rooms in Manchester?

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Providers like Urbanest, IQ Student Accommodation, and Scape may arrange only girls' or boys' accommodations. Speaking with Casita’s student expert can help you better arrange one.

When should I book my accommodation for the September intake?

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If you are selected for the September intake, you may begin your search for accommodation between January and March or preferably around six months before your intake. 

Booking early comes with a range of benefits. You can:

  • Gain access to an extensive range of options
  • Find affordable rooms in prime locations
  • Get a chance to enjoy the perks of early bird offer

As the intake date approaches, the demand rises and property prices skyrocket. Therefore, it is highly recommended to book early to secure your preferred accommodation at a reasonable price