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BROOK STREET, PRESTON, PR1 7EA

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GREAT SHAW STREET, PRESTON, PR1 2HF

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5 mins walk to Central Preston

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Urban Hub Ashmoor Street, Preston, PR1 7AL

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Leighton Street, Preston, PR1 8RH

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13 mins walk to Central Preston

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Jubilee Court 129 Fylde Road, PR1 2XP

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160 Corporation Street, Preston, PR1 2UQ

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7 mins walk to Central Preston

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51 Marsh Ln, Preston PR1 8RQ, UK

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Malthouse Ct, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 2 ...

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Oxheys St, Preston PR1 7PS

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53 Marsh Ln, Preston, PR1 8RQ

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Chandler St, Preston PR1 2XF

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Victoria Street PR1 7QT Preston

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About Preston 

Preston is a UK city located in the northwest of England and is in the historic county of Lancashire. This city is very popular among students as it has various high-ranking institutions, which include UClan (the University of Central Lancashire), which ranks 901–950th worldwide as of 2024 according to the QS world rankings. 

It also has good transport links and beautiful countryside, providing beautiful scenic views. The city is also extremely cultural, with more than 100 museums and galleries in the city and surrounding areas. The city is also relatively affordable compared to other UK cities. 

Popular Student Accommodation Areas in Preston 

Preston is divided into three constituencies: Preston, Fylde, Wyre and Preston North, and into 22 wards. 

Popular Preston areas include Fulwood, Broughton, and Ribbleton.

1. Students living in Fullwod will be near the University of Central Lancashire, and purposely-built accommodation would cost around £150–£400/week.

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

    • Bus -  20-30 minutes 

    • Taxi -  10-15

    • Walking - 45-60

2. Students living in Broughton pay approximately £150–£400 / week for a PBSA.

The nearest university campus is the University of Central Lancashire.

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

    • Bus - 15-25  

    • Taxi -  5-10

    • Walking- 30-45

3. Students living in Ribbleton pay approximately £180–£400 / week for a PBSA.

The nearest university campus is the University of Central Lancashire.

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

    • Bus -  10-20

    • Taxi -   5-10

    • Walking- 30-40

Best Student Accommodation in Preston

Preston has various student room options, and students can explore different areas in Preston near their universities and budgets.

1) Top-rated student housing in Preston among students with USPs is given below. Why are these popular? 

  • The Tramshed (Flexible start dates, Summer Stay, Studio Apartments, Private En-suites Available, Near University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Best Furnished Apartments, No Visa No Pay)

  • Urban Hub (Rooms Available, Near University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and City Centre, No Visa, No Pay, Furnished)

  • Modern 1 Bed City Centre Apartment (1-Bed apartments, Short Term, En-suites Available, Near University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Furnished Apartments)

  • Modern 2 Bed City Centre Apartment (2-Bed Apartments, Short Term Available, Near University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Furnished Apartments)

  • Central 4 Bedroom House (4-Bed Apartments, Short Term Available, Near University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Best Furnished Apartments)

  • iQ Kopa (Dual occupancy is available for free at all Studio rooms, studio apartments Available, Near City Centre & Moor Lane and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), No Visa, No Pay, Furnished Apartments)

2) Cheap and best student accommodations with benefits students mostly prefer to have in their housing.

  • Leighton Hall (Summer Accommodation, Pet-Friendly Studios apartments, En-suites Available, Near University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), No Visa, No Pay, Furnished)

  • Trinity Student Village (Private En-suites, Summer Accommodation Available, Near City Centre and UCLan campus, No Visa, No Pay, Fully Furnished Apartments)

  • The WareHouse Apartments (Summer Accommodation, Studio Apartments, En-suites Available, Near City Centre and UCLan campus, Best Furnished Apartments)

  • Jubilee Court (Flexible start dates, Studio Apartments, En-suites Available, Near City Centre and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Fully Furnished Apartments)

  • Foundry Court (Summer Accommodation, Private En-suites Available, Near City Centre and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), No Visa, No Pay, Fully Furnished Apartments)

Discover Student Room Types in Preston (Approx. £450 - £2,000/ month)

The purpose-built student accommodation in Preston typically includes a variety of amenities included 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 Preston: 

These cost around £600–£1,300 per month on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. 

  • 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: £800–£1,300/month

    • Southsea avg. Rent:£750–£1,200/month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £700–£900/month

  • 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: £750–£1,100/month

    • Southsea avg. Rent: £700-£1,000/month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £600-£850/month

  • 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: £650–£950/month

    • Southsea avg. Rent: £600 - £900 / month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £550 - £800 / month

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Preston with privacy: These rooms cost around £350–£850  per month. 

  • Student Single Room (non-en-suite)

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Gunwharf Quays avg. Rent: £450 - £700 / month

    • Southsea avg. Rent: £400 - £650 / month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £350 - £600 / month

  • Student Single Room (en-suite)

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Gunwharf Quays avg. Rent: £550 - £850 / month

    • Southsea avg. Rent: £500 - £800 / month

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £450 - £750 / month

    • Browse through Preston student single-ensuite rooms, such as Jubilee Court and iQ Kopa.

Room Type 3: Preston student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and near the city centre cost as little as £600 up to £1300 per month. 

  • Preston Student Flats (One-bedroom)

  • Preston student studio rooms 

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    • Gunwharf Quays avg. Rent: £600 - £1,000 / month

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

    • Old Portsmouth. avg. Rent: £500 - £900 / month

    • Browse through Preston student studios, such as Canterbury Hall.

Room Type 4: Amenities over budget

  • Student penthouses in Preston cost around  £1,000 to £2,000 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.

International students in Preston, UK also search for:

1 Bedroom2 Bedroom4 bedroom +
Modern 1 Bed City Centre ApartmentModern 2 Bed City Centre ApartmentCentral 4 Bedroom House

Cost of Living in Preston for Students (Approx. £620 - £2,495)

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

  • Food: £180 - £350/ month on average. 

    • Daily recommended budget: £6 - £12 /per day.

    • Shop from grocery stores such as Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, and Tesco. 

    • Transportation: £35 - £100/month on average


    • You can apply for a Preston Bus Easi28Day: £75.00 for unlimited bus travel for 28 days.

    • You can apply for a Uclan Term Ticket for unlimited bus travel during your term if you’re a student at Uclan for almost £238.00 per term.

    • If you use the train, you can opt for a 16-25 Railcard, which costs £30.00 for one year.

    • Buy a second-hand bicycle for as little as £50.

    • Or walk; it is free and healthy. 

  • Kitchen Essentials: Market worth around £150–£480. 

    • Some properties do not provide utensils in that case, student can check online where some websites provide utensils at discounted prices for student from market prices.

    • 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 £90–£645. 

    • 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 £110–£440.

    • 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 £55 - £480

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the best time to look for student accommodation in Preston?

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You should start looking before 3-5 months for Preston 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 Preston student residences that are pet-friendly?

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Unfortunately, we do not currently offer pet-friendly accommodations in Preston. However, our options are always updated, so contact our expert staff to check if any such options are recently available.

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

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Yes, such accommodations typically require additional costs, often in the form of pet deposits and rents, as well as additional cleaning and insurance costs. 

Are short-term stays available in Preston student homes?


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Some providers offer short-term stays in Preston student homes. 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.


Can you suggest Preston student accommodation options for couples?

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Modern 1 Bed City Centre Apartment offers dual occupancy for an additional charge for student couples.

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