The Best Places to Live in Bath

Choosing where to live as a student in Bath can be difficult, as there are loads of popular student hubs in the city. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the top student areas in Bath so you can find your perfect pad.

Here are the best places for student accommodation in Bath.

Oldfield Park

Student Accommodation in Oldfield Park

Prices start from: £125pppw

House sizes: 4-6 bedrooms

Best for: The perfect student atmosphere

Oldfield Park is a go-to for students in Bath. It’s close to the city centre, has a lively student community, and is packed full of indie cafes, restaurants and bars. Both the University of Bath and Bath Spa University are close by, with each being a short 20-minute bus journey away. This means you’re never far from your early morning lectures.

The student atmosphere in Oldfield Park is perfect for those wanting to be in the middle of the action. The busy, shop-filled Moorland Road is in the area, so all of the essential student amenities are never too far away. Plus, if you’re hoping for a memorable night out, Bristol Road is the place to go and it’s right on your doorstep.

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Southdown & Odd Down

Student Accommodation in Southdown & Odd Down

Prices start from: £110pppw

House sizes: 4+ bedrooms

Best for: A cheaper, but still popular, student area

If you’re looking for a student home based just outside of the city, then Southdown and Odd Down offer a slightly cheaper alternative for student living. The area is heavily populated with students, so you’re bound to live close by to your mates, and there are plenty of useful shops nearby for the necessities.

The area is around half an hour from both universities by public transport, and the city centre is only 20 minutes by bus. You’re not far from the action at all in Southdown and Odd Down, and there are a bunch of green spaces in the area for those summer BBQs.

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Combe Down

Student Accommodation in Combe Down

Prices start from: £110pppw

House sizes: 4-6 bedrooms

Best for: Amazing views and a quieter student experience

Combe Down borders the base of the Cotswolds, so you’re guaranteed to have some amazing views on your doorstep. The area has a village feel, and is the perfect option for those preferring to live outside of the hustle and bustle of city life.

Bath city centre is just a short bus ride away, and with student hotspot Widcombe nearby, you’re only a short distance from the action. If you choose to live in Combe Down as a student, the local pubs, walking trails and a friendly feel will treat you well.

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Student Accommodation in Weston

Prices start from: £110pppw

House sizes: 4-6 bedrooms

Best for: The perfect balance between work and play

Weston is a popular student area among second and third year students, mostly due to its perfect balance between work and play. You’re close enough to the action should you fancy an unforgettable night out, but you’re also able to knuckle down and study when the time comes.

With plenty of green spaces nearby, such as the Botanical Gardens and Weston Park East, there’s plenty to explore. Plus, many friendly pubs, local shops and useful amenities can be found on the high street which runs through Weston, so you’ve got everything you need close by,

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Bath City Centre

Student Accommodation in Bath City Centre

Prices start from: £135pppw

House sizes: 1-4 bedrooms

Best for: Living in the middle of the action

As with any city centre, the area really has everything to offer. From a thriving social scene, a buzzing nightlife and popular high street stores, you’ll never be at a loose end living in Bath’s city centre. Plus, with great transport links to both the University of Bath and Bath Spa University, you’ve got access to the whole city.

The city centre is home to Southgate, one of Bath’s leading shopping centres. With the city’s most popular nightclubs nearby, and an abundance of cultural attractions in the centre, there’s really everything you need right on your doorstep.

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