The Best Places to Live in Brighton

Not sure where’s the best place to live in Brighton as a student? We’ve put together a list of the top places to live if you’re studying in the city, so you can make the most of your time as a student.

Here are the best places for student accommodation in Brighton.

Elm Grove

Student Accommodation in Elm Grove

Prices start from: £100pppw

House sizes: 4-6 bedrooms

Best for: Being in the middle of Brighton’s student hub

Student homes in Elm Grove are some of the most sought-after among students in Brighton. The atmosphere in the area is perfect, with a great balance between nightlife and study. With popular cafes, bars and pubs dotted along Elm Grove Road, you're close to local amenities whenever you need them. Plus, there’s always something going on nearby.

The University of Brighton is just a short walk away, depending on where you choose to live in Elm Grove. The city centre is easily accessed by public transport, and the University of Sussex is around 30 minutes’ away by bus. This all makes getting around Brighton super easy, adding to the attraction of Elm Grove among students.

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Student Accommodation in Hanover

Prices start from: £120pppw

House sizes: 4-8 bedrooms

Best for: Being close to local amenities

Student homes in Hanover are always a popular choice. With student hubs London Road and Lewes Road in the area, you’ll be close by to all of Brighton’s student hangouts. The area is in close proximity to the University of Brighton’s Falmer Campus, which is just a 20-minute walk away. The University of Sussex takes about 30 minutes by bus.

Hanover is just around the corner from other popular student districts in Brighton, including Round Hill and Elm Grove. This means you’re bound to be close to your best mates. Plus, with Queen’s Park just around the corner, there’s a great place to hang out nearby when the summer weather arrives. With free parking in the area and well sized properties, what more could you ask for?

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Round Hill

Student Accommodation in Round Hill

Prices start from: £110pppw

House sizes: 4-6 bedrooms

Best for: A quieter student experience which is still close to the action

Round Hill is in the centre of the student scene in Brighton. The area is close to all of the local amenities, including popular bars and pubs, but it offers a quieter option for those wanting to knuckle down with their studies. You can head straight into the city centre via London Road, meaning there’s easy access into the city.

Round Hill is a short 15-minute walk to the University of Brighton’s City and Falmer Campuses, making it great for those studying here. The University of Sussex is also close by, and is just a short bus journey away.

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Brighton City Centre

Student Accommodation in Brighton City Centre

Prices start from: £122pppw

House sizes: 1-4 bedrooms

Best for: Always having something going on nearby

The city centre is a great option for student accommodation in Brighton. There’s always something going on nearby, with the Brighton Dome, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and the Royal Pavilion just on the doorstep. The area has a bunch of essential student amenities nearby, including the train station. All of this makes for a buzzing hub of students who love the social scene of a city centre.

Brighton’s city centre is around half an hour from the University of Brighton’s main campus, and the University of Sussex is even further. Yet, with great transport links, being in the middle of the city is definitely one of the best areas to live in Brighton.

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Student Accommodation in Kemptown

Prices start from: £115pppw

House sizes: 4-7 bedrooms

Best for: A home with a beach view and plenty going on

Kemptown sits to the east of Brighton’s city centre and stretches along the city’s gorgeous seafront. The area is famous for its bohemian feel and LGBT+ scene, so it’s perfect for those who love getting involved in the culture. Plus, with the beach right on your doorstep, it’s perfect for a beach day in the summer months.

Kemptown is home to the main shopping district in Brighton, and has plenty of indie shops and businesses nearby. Plus, Kemptown is within walking distance of the University of Brighton, which is only a short 20-minute bus journey away. 

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