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Student Accommodation in Southampton

It's simple to reserve student accommodation in Southampton with Casita. As one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the UK, you should start your search for student accommodation in Southampton as soon as possible. It won't be difficult at all to find your ideal student studio or en-suite accommodation when you have our team of housing experts at your disposal. Your needs can be met by one of our many Southampton accommodation options, which include single rooms, shared rooms, ensuites, flats, penthouses, quadruplets, and more. To quickly secure a student room with Casita, get in touch with our bilingual, 24-hour staff.

About Southampton

There are more than 40,000 students choosing to study in Southampton, 10,000 of which are international students. The city has three major universities in the city, the University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University, and City College Southampton. The University of Southampton is ranked among the top 100 research facilities worldwide and the top 5 in the UK. It is known for its research in the areas of engineering sciences, optoelectronics, computer science and electronics, chemistry, cancer science, oceanography, and sound and vibration research. On the other hand, Southampton Solent University offers world-leading training, consultancy, and research programmes. City College Southampton offers students a wide range of vocational courses and is well-known for its apprenticeship training. The fact that almost 15% of Southampton residents are university students makes the city very young and exciting to live in for international students. 

Best Places to Live in Southampton

Southampton has plenty of neighbourhoods and areas for students to call home during their study period. The best places to live in Southampton include Portswood, Highfield, and Swaythling.

Portswood

Southampton's Portswood neighbourhood is located northeast of the city's centre. It encircles the primary Highfield campus of the University of Southampton. Fantastic student accommodations like Portswood House and Green Wood Court are located in this area, close to the universities.

Highfield

It is a city suburb to the north of the city centre. Highfield, which was established on the site of a former brickfield, is where the University of Southampton's main campus is situated. Highfield is an excellent choice for students looking for Southampton student accommodation like Mercury Point and Capitol Hampton Square. It's a great choice for students seeking amenities, recreation areas, and green areas. 

Swaythling

There are several restaurants, cafés, entertainment venues, grocery stores, and shops in the major residential neighbourhood of Swaythling, which is close to Southampton's universities. This area is home to the University of Southampton's Watersports Centre. Cumberland Place, Queens Gate, and Southampton Crossings are excellent student accommodation options in Southampton.

Cost of Living in Southampton

Based on average monthly living expenses and average monthly income, Southampton's student living index score is 0.65. Southampton is now ranked as the fourth most student-friendly city in the country. The average cost of living in Southampton for students is £1262.50 per month. Students pay rent each month of roughly £473.90, so they have enough money for necessities and even a thriving social life.

Transportation in Southampton

There are many transportation options in the city for easy daily travel, including bus links and trains. A train ride from Southampton to London is about an hour and a half. There are many cities nearby suitable for fun day trips from Southampton. 

Student Life in Southampton

There is a lot to see and do in Southampton, which is a thriving student city. There are numerous bars, cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs in this area to keep students amused all year. One student city that keeps coming up as one of the top locations for smart people to live and study is Southampton. Every year, thousands of new students move in and get to experience everything this city has to offer.

Tourist Attractions in Southampton

With a beautiful waterfront area, a vibrant city centre, more than 2000 years of history, and many museums and galleries to explore, Southampton offers something for everyone! Also, students can enjoy various free things in Southampton.

  1. Tudor House and Garden

Among the many interesting things to do in Southampton is visiting Tudor House and Garden, the city’s most important historic landmark revealing 800 years of history, located in Old Town.

  1. SeaCity Museum

Southampton’s SeaCity Museum is another popular attraction due to the city’s connection with the doomed RMS Titanic. You can head over there for your own Titanic trail in Southampton. It has several exhibitions exploring the ship’s departure from Southampton on 10 April 1912, 5 days before it sank.

  1. Mayflower Theatre

For those who enjoy live performances, Mayflower Theatre is the place to go, one of the top cultural destinations in the city.

Also, shopping in Southampton is a surreal experience, thanks to its world-class stores.

Universities in Southampton

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Southampton is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in Southampton near the city’s universities; check some of them out below!

  1. University of Southampton

  • There are 15 Southampton student accommodation options that are either within a 15-minute walk or a 20,30-minute ride by public transport. 

  • Jubilee Sports Hall bus station is a short walk from campus.

  • The famous Victorian fountain and Victorian Clock Tower are within a short distance from the campus.

  1. Southampton Solent University

  • Our accommodation options are right next to campus, just a five to ten-minute walk away while other Southampton student accommodation options are around a 15-minute ride away from campus.

  • The university is surrounded by 4 bus stations to easily access your classes.

  • The iconic Tudor House & Garden is a 10-minute walk from campus, as is East Park, where you can catch a breath of fresh air between classes.

  1. City College Southampton

  • Walk to your classes when you book one of our student accommodations in Southampton.

  • The area has several transport links in case you want to catch a bus after classes.

  • The campus is surrounded by a wide range of restaurants and cafes where you can hang out with friends.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Southampton, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities as well: Bristol, London, Cardiff, Coventry, Birmingham, and Leicester.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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When should I start looking for Southampton student accommodation?

While Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university, starting your search for student accommodation in Southampton early is recommended. The earlier, the better.

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When should I book my accommodation for the September intake?

Securing student accommodation should be done around six months before your intake. Book your Southampton student accommodation between January and March.

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Are there short-term stays in Southampton?

Yes, but you should check the availability of your Southampton 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.

4.

How much does a student pay to rent student accommodation in Southampton?

The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Southampton, specifically a single room, is around £79. Depending on the provider, other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more.

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How do I pay for my student room in Southampton?

Payment can be made 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. 

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Can I pay my Southampton 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.

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Are bills included in my rent?

It depends on the provider as many Southampton student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent. At the same time, some also provide 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.

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Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Southampton?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Southampton. 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 planning to study or live in Southampton.

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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 booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable 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 booking Southampton student accommodation?

While searching for student accommodation in Southampton, 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. 

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

There are many neighbourhoods and locales in Southampton where students can make themselves at home while they are studying. The best places to live in Southampton include Portswood, Highfield, and Swaythling.

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What different accommodation types are available for students in Southampton?

The types of student accommodation in Southampton vary, ranging 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 Southampton student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms to private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses. 

15.

Can I get a furnished student room in Southampton?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Southampton that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and air, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

16.

Can I see the property before moving in?

Almost all Southampton student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or virtual tours of the property so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.

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What’s the best mode of transportation in Southampton?

When booking student accommodation in Southampton, 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.

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

Most Southampton 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 it safe to rent private student accommodation in Southampton?

Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Southampton student accommodation providers are always the safest and most trustworthy student options. 

21.

Are these Southampton student accommodations secure?

Most of our available options for Southampton 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.

Can only students book with Casita?

Yes, only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find suitable student accommodation in Southampton, 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 my student accommodation in Southampton for the first few days when I arrive?

While some Southampton student flats may allow parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Southampton 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 necessary information. 

24.

Can I stay with a friend at the same student accommodation in Southampton? 

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 Southampton student accommodation after moving in?

At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you do not like your accommodation due to unforeseen or unaccepted circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.

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