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Guildhall Walk, PO1 2BR

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25 mins by public transport to Central Portsmouth

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Stanley Studios, Portsmouth
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Coburg Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1JA

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21 mins by public transport to Central Portsmouth

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Greetham Street Unite, Portsmouth
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Greetham Street, PO5 4FB

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24 mins by public transport to Central Portsmouth

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Margaret Rule Hall Unite, Portsmouth
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30 Isambard Brunel Road, PO1 2DR

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23 mins by public transport to Central Portsmouth

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Chaucer House Unite, Portsmouth
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32 Isambard Brunel Rd, PO1 2GP

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Stanhope House, Portsmouth
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Stanhope House, 91-95 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 1BQ

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About Portsmouth 

Portsmouth is located on Hampshier’s southern coast, in the south of England. It attracts students thanks to its prestigious University of Portsmouth, its good post-graduation job opportunities, its coastal lifestyle and history, and its good transportation network. The city has 4,000 international students studying at the University of Portsmouth alone as of 2023, which makes up 20% of the total student population. 

Popular Student Accommodation Areas in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is divided into North and South and has 14 wards. Geographically, it is divided into the areas of Portsea Island and mainland Portsmouth. 

Popular Portsmouth areas include Gunwharf Quays, Southsea, and Old Portsmouth.

1. Students living in Gunwharf Quays will be near the University of Portsmouth, and purposely-built accommodation would cost around £400-£1,000/month.

  • Travel time from Gunwharf Quays to the city centre by different modes of transportation:

    • Bus -  Seven-minutes (avg.)

    • Taxi - Five-minutes (avg.)  

    • Walking - 20-minutes (avg.)  

2. Students living in Southsea pay approximately £400-£1200 /month. Nearby universities include the University of Portsmouth

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

    • Bus - 15-minutes (avg.) 

    • Taxi -  10-minutes (avg.)

    • Walking -  45-minutes 

3. Students living in Old Portsmouth would pay around £500-£1200/month. The nearest campus to this area is the University of Portsmouth. 

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

    • Bus -  10-15 minutes.

    • Taxi -  5-10 minutes

    • Walking - 30-minute (Avg.)

Best Student Accommodation in Portsmouth

Portsmouth has a vast choice of student room options in proximity to their colleges and budgets. 

Popular student housing in Portsmouth include Collegiate Crown Place Portsmouth, Collegiate Middle Street, Portsmouth, Collegiate St James Street, Portsmouth, Stanley Studios, and Stanhope House, Portsmouth.

Discover Student Room Types in Portsmouth (Approx. £325 - £2,000/ month)

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

We have categorised the room types below based on preference and budget to help you in your decision-making. These are the following options:

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Portsmouth: 

These can cost as little as £300-£750 per month on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. Note that the provided costs are to be shared among tenants. 

  • Twin room

    • Amenities: these often include two single beds, study areas, and storage spaces for two. They often have en-suite bathrooms. These also share social areas with flatmates, as well as the kitchen. 

    • Gunwharf Quays avg. Rent: £550 - £750 / month

    • Southsea avg. Rent: £500 - £700/ month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £525 - £725 / month

    • Recommended Portsmouth student accommodation: 

  • Triple rooms

    • Amenities: these often include three single beds, study areas, and storage spaces for three. They often share bathrooms. These also share social areas with flatmates, as well as the kitchen. 

    • Gunwharf Quays avg. Rent: £450 - £650 / month

    • Southsea avg. Rent: £400-£600/month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £425-£625/month

    • Recommended Portsmouth student accommodation: 

  • Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: these often include four single beds, study areas, and storage spaces for two. They often share bathrooms. These also share social areas with flatmates, as well as the kitchen. 

    • Gunwharf Quays avg. Rent: £350–£550/month

    • Southsea avg. Rent: £300 - £500 / month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £325 - £525 / month

    • Recommended Portsmouth student accommodation: 

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Portsmouth with privacy: These rooms cost around £450–£650 per month. 

  • Student Single Room (non en-suite)

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Gunwharf Quays avg. Rent: £450 - £550 / month

    • Southsea avg. Rent: £400 - £500 / month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £425 - £525 / month

    • Recommended Portsmouth student accommodation: 

  • Student Single Room (en-suite)

Room Type 3: Portsmouth student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and proximity to the city centre cost £550–£1,250 (on average) per month. 

  • Portsmouth Student Flats (One-bedroom)

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    • Gunwharf Quays avg. Rent: £850–£1,350 /month

    • Southsea avg. Rent: £750–£1,150 / month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £800–£1,200 / month

    • Recommended Portsmouth student accommodation: Central & Cozy Modern, Private Kitchen & Bathroom.

  • Portsmouth student studio rooms 

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    • Gunwharf Quays avg. Rent: £700 - £1,100 / month

    • Southsea avg. Rent: £550 - £950 / month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £650 - £1,050 / month

    • Recommended Portsmouth student accommodation: Stanley Studios, Portsmouth, Greetham Street Unite, and Stanhope House, Portsmouth.

 

Room Type 4: Amenities over budget

  • Student penthouses in Portsmouth cost from £1,250 to £2,000 per month.  The median rent is £1,500 per month.

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

Cost of Living in Portsmouth for Students (Approx. £350 - £770)

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

  • Food: £150 - £250 /month on average. 

    • Daily recommended budget: £5 - £8 per day.

    • Shop from grocery stores such as Lidl, Aldi, and Iceland (cheapest)

  • Transportation:£50 - £100 /month on average.

    •  Get a Portsmouth & Southsea PlusBus monthly ticket for £49.50.

    • Ferry transport can cost anywhere from £49.50 to £118.40 per month.

    • You can also buy a second-hand bike, which can cost as little as £30 all the way up to £500+ (based on the bike type). 

  • Kitchen Essentials: Market worth around £50 - £150

    • Only a few providers provide bedding packs to their tenants included in bills or as an offer. Otherwise, after move-in, students have to buy on their own.

    • 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 friend's circle and reuse the stuff. 

  • Bedding Essentials: Market worth around £50 - £150

    • Only a few providers provide bedding packs to their tenants as part of their bills or as an offer. Otherwise, after move-in, students have to buy on their own. 

    • Due to airport luggage weight restrictions, former students generally leave their bedding essentials on the property while leaving the city. You can find someone in your friend's circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bathroom Essentials: Market worth around £30 - £70

    • While booking a student room, the focus remains on whether it has shared or private bathrooms, but forget about bathroom essentials. Student can check online where some websites provide at discounted prices from market prices.

  • Cleaning Essentials: Market worth around £20 - £50

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When should I start looking for Portsmouth student accommodation?


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You should start looking before 3-5 months for Portsmouth student accommodation once you submit the university application. 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. Also, if in any case you don't receive your university acceptance letter, Casita gives you the liberty of free cancellation with no hidden charges.

Can you suggest any Portsmouth student residences that are pet-friendly?

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Yes, we have a wide range of pet-friendly flats available, these include Central & Cozy Modern, Private Kitchen & Bathroom, Luxury 1 Bedroom Apartment in Gunwharf Quays, and Airy one bedroom apartment with balcony in Portsmouth. You can find other pet-friendly apartments in Portsmouth here

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

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Yes, they generally are, but this differs from one provider to another and can often include insurance payments, pet rent, and a pet deposit. 

Are there short-term stays in Portsmouth?


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Short-term stays in Portsmouth are available from some providers. You should check the availability of your preferred student accommodation during your desired period. You can also consult a Casita accommodation expert to find lodging that accepts short-term stays.


Can you suggest Portsmouth 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 UOB and BCU.

  2. Apartments and studios are a good option for couples who want their own space such as :- Luxury 1 Bedroom Apartment in Gunwharf Quays, Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment in Gunwharf Quays, Airy one bedroom apartment with balcony in Portsmouth, 2 Bedroom Apartment in Gunwharf Quays (with Parking), and many more.

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