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Student Accommodation in Manchester

Manchester is one of the top study destinations for international students that doesn’t only offer quality education but also a rich history and a vibrant atmosphere. That’s why there’s student accommodation in Manchester at every corner to fit in all the students flocking from all over the world to experience this great city. These student housing options range from single, double, and triple rooms, to studios, en-suite rooms, private plans, and apartments. 

The available student homes are usually fitted with a number of amenities, including Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, secure bike storage, an on-site gym, and a games area, among others. To avoid missing out on one of the best rooms for rent in Manchester that fits your preferences, contact our accommodation experts to snag it before it’s too late!

Explore Manchester

The vibrant city of Manchester, which is known for celebrating many different cultures, has the best of both modern and ancient entertainment venues. It has a great selection of restaurants, museums, art galleries, shops, entertainment venues, and so much more, making life in the city full of excitement. Not only is Manchester renowned for its culture, music scene, architecture, and overall social impact, but it’s also considered a major sports hub with the two major football teams; Manchester United and Manchester City originating from the city.

Best Places to Live in Manchester

Some of the top student neighbourhoods in Manchester are Fallowfield, Deansgate, Oxford Road, Hulme, and Manchester City Centre.

  1. Fallowfield

Located to the south of the Manchester city centre, this neighbourhood serves as a great location for student accommodation. This Manchester neighbourhood is located close to two of Manchester's biggest universities, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. Artisan Heights is one of Casita’s available properties in this neighbourhood!

  1. Deansgate

This neighbourhood boasts an ideal location in the heart of Manchester. This puts students close to the city centre, several of Manchester’s cultural and historical destinations, and in close proximity to the University of Salford and the University of Manchester. Securing Manchester student housing in this area allows you access to plenty of nearby stores and eateries. Both One Cross Street and Piccadilly Point Unite are available properties offered by Casita in the area.

  1. Oxford Road

This is a Manchester neighbourhood that is more on the youthful and fun side. Students would enjoy living in a Manchester student home in Oxford Road and be close to the vibrant atmosphere of the city and its bustling nightlife. Of Casita’s numerous available properties in this neighbourhood, you can check out Circle Square!

  1. Hulme

This Manchester neighbourhood is ideal for students who prefer to live in a quieter area of the city but still close enough to their university and the lively city centre. Located just 20 minutes away from the city centre and in close proximity to Arden University and the University of Manchester, Hulme is a great place to book student accommodation in Manchester. Both 90 Princess Street and Princess Street, Salisbury House are available Casita properties in the area.  

  1. Manchester City Centre

Living in the heart of the city is a great experience that most international students in Manchester would love to take part in. This lively and vibrant neighbourhood allows students to not only live close to their university of choice but also gives them access to plenty of the city’s most notable attractions as well as stores, hangout spots, parks, and student-friendly destinations. Casita’s available properties in this Manchester neighbourhood include Ancoats Gardens and Duke Street.  

Cost of Living in Manchester

Part of what makes Manchester a top student destination is that students can get the perk of experiencing a major UK city while on a budget. As a student in Manchester, you’ll need around $1258 to cover your monthly living expenses. This amount is set to cover your Manchester student accommodation, your basic bills and utilities, groceries, food, and transportation, among other living necessities. 

Transport in Manchester 

Manchester is the second largest city in the UK after the capital. The city hosts a major train station and an international airport with quick, easy, and convenient local and international flights. Students in Manchester can reach London via an easy two-hour train ride. 

Railway Stations in Manchester - What train line is Manchester on?

West Coast Main Line is the train line on which Manchester is. Here are some of the Manchester train stations with the exact postal code for each one: 

  1. Manchester Piccadilly - M60 7RA

  2. Manchester Oxford Road - M1 6FU

  3. East Didsbury - M20 5WP

  4. Deansgate - M15 4GB

  5. Ardwick - M12 6JH

  6. Levenshulme - M19 2DS

  7. Burnage - M20 6FH

  8. Gorton - M18 8GN

  9. Trafford Park - M32 0AP

  10. Moston - M40 0JA

Nearest Airport to Manchester

Here is a list of the nearest airports to Manchester in descending order: 

  1. Liverpool Airport (39km) - (24.2mi)

  2. Chester Airport (47km) - (29.2mi)

  3. Blackpool Airport(68km) - (42.2mi)

  4. Leeds Bradford Airport (70km) - (43.4mi)

  5. Doncaster Sheffield Airport (85km) - (52.8mi)

Student Life in Manchester 

There is no doubt that Manchester is among the most popular destinations for students worldwide. The student population in the city is one of the highest in Europe and the world, currently around 100,000 students. There are a lot of activities to fill your student nights in Manchester, for sure. As a university student, the city of Manchester offers everything you will need from world-class education to a very high quality of life. Students enjoy life in Manchester and all the benefits it offers, both academically and socially. Leisure and a luxurious lifestyle are staples of student life in Manchester. The city holds the status of being a student's paradise when it comes to nightlife, concerts, restaurants, shopping centres, eateries, even museums, libraries, and an overall lively art scene. Students can always find something to do in the city of Manchester, and at reasonable prices too!  

Attractions in Manchester

Manchester is home to a wide selection of attractions, landmarks, and student-friendly destinations. Below are some of the must-visit attractions in Manchester that you should absolutely stop by while in the city!

  1. National Football Museum

This Manchester landmark is England’s national museum of football. It showcases and exhibits vast collections of football memorabilia that avid football fans come from all over the world to visit. 

  1. John Rylands Library

This city staple is both an architectural and cultural landmark. This library houses vast collections of books across different genres, including rare books and books that are centuries old. The library also has a research centre, special collections, and regularly held events that students can partake in. 

  1. Manchester Town Hall

Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian, Neo-gothic municipal building in the heart of the city. It is the ceremonial headquarters of the Manchester City Council and as well as a number of local government departments. There are available tours of this city landmark. 

  1. Manchester Art Gallery

This publicly-owned art museum is one of the city’s most notable attractions. Housing vast collections of artworks that attract visitors from all over, The Manchester Art Gallery is a must-see while in the city!

  1. Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral is a famous historical, an architectural, and religious monument located in the heart of the city. Visitors come to this Manchester attraction to admire its intricate design and marvel at the centuries of history. 

Universities in Manchester 

1. University of Manchester

  • We have over 50 accommodation options that are within walking distance from campus or a short ride by public transport.

  • There are several bus stations right next to the university.

  • Manchester Museum is a stone’s throw away from campus where you can go explore the city’s heritage.

  • The University of Law - Manchester is a 10-minute walk from campus.

2. Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Our accommodation options are within a 10-15 minute walk or a 15-minute ride by public transport.

  • All Saints bus station is right next to the university.

  • The scenic Rochdale Canal Lake is a 10-minute walk from campus.

3. University of Bolton

  • Our rooms are within a 50-minute ride to campus.

  • There’s a bus stop right outside the university as well as others surrounding the building.

  • The intriguing Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive is just a 10-minute walk.

4. Arden University Manchester

  • This university is right around the corner from our accommodation options.

  • Portland Buildings and Portland Buildings bus stops are right next to campus.

  • The bustling Albert Square and Manchester Chinatown are a short walk away.

Other universities in the city include Community Revival, INTO Manchester, UCFB Etihad Campus, Abbey College Manchester, and BPP University, Manchester.

Nearby Cities

Not only does Casita have an array of available options for student accommodation in Manchester, but we also offer student housing in other nearby UK cities. These cities include London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry, Sheffield, Leeds, and Nottingham.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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When is the best time to start looking for student accommodation in Manchester?


It's important to start your search for Manchester student accommodation as early as possible. While Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university, thorough research is still an essential step to ensure a smooth booking process.


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When should I book my student housing for the September intake?


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

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Are short-term stays available in Manchester?

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

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How much does a student pay on average for accommodation in Manchester?

The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Manchester, specifically a single room, is around £101. Other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more depending on the provider.

5.

How can I pay for my student room in Manchester?

You can make the payment via several transactional modes, including 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. 

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Can I pay my student accommodation rent in instalments?


Yes, you can pay 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.

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Are bills included in my rent?

This mainly depends on the provider; Many Manchester 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. Again, however, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.

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Are there available discounts for student accommodation in Manchester?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good discounts and pay lower rent in Manchester. 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! 

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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 moving to Manchester.

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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.

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What should I look for when searching for Manchester student accommodation?

While searching for student accommodation in Manchester, 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. 

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

Manchester 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 Manchester with ease in areas like Fallowfield, Deansgate, Oxford Road, Hulme, and Manchester City Centre.

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What different accommodation types are available for students in Manchester?

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

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What are the different available room types?

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

15.

Can I easily find a furnished student room in Manchester?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Manchester 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.

Can I see the property before moving in?

Almost all Manchester 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.

How can I get around in Manchester?

When booking student accommodation in Manchester, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the underground, take the bus, hail a cab, bike, or walk from one place to another.

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 are anti-COVID measures in place at student accommodations in Manchester?

Most 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 renting private student accommodation a safe option?

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

21.

Are the available accommodations secure?

Most of our available options for Manchester 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.

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 Manchester, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find a fitting accommodation. 

23.

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 Manchester 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. 

24.

Can my friend and I stay at the same student accommodation in Manchester? 

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.

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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. 

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