The Best Places to Live in Bristol

Are you moving to Bristol this year and don’t know where to live? We’ve rounded up the best areas to live in Bristol as a student, so you can make the most of your studies.

Here are the best places for student accommodation in Bristol.

Cotham & Kingsdown

Student Accommodation in Cotham & Kingsdown

Prices start from: £120pppw

House sizes: 4-8 bedrooms

Best for: Living close to the University of Bristol

Cotham and Kingsdown offer the perfect student experience in Bristol. The student community is buzzing in the area, with many of those studying in the city choosing to call the area home. Plus, with the University of Bristol right on your doorstep, you’re not far from your lectures.

Student homes in Cotham and Kingsdown are incredibly sought-after due to their great location. With a bunch of local pubs, popular bars and essential student amenities on their doorstep, students are right at home.

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Redland

Student Accommodation in Redland

Prices start from: £105pppw

House sizes: 3+ bedrooms

Best for: The perfect student experience

Redland is a popular student housing area among those studying in Bristol. Famous for being Bristol’s ‘party central’, Redland is perfect for living the typical student lifestyle. With the famous Gloucester Road close by, you’ll be in the middle of Bristol’s student hub.

Close to Whiteladies Road, which is filled to the brim with shops, bars and cafes, Redland has all of the essential student amenities. The area is in close proximity to Bristol’s city centre, making it easy to get around the city. Plus, because Redland is a student hotspot, you’re bound to live close by to your course mates.

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Bristol City Centre

Student Accommodation in Bristol City Centre

Prices start from: £130pppw

House sizes: 1-4 bedrooms

Best for: Being in the middle of the action

You can never go wrong living in Bristol’s city centre. The area is full of life at all hours of the day with bars, pubs and nightlife all within walking distance. This is perfect for anyone who wants to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of city living.

With an abundance of Bristol’s culture on your doorstep, as well as the city’s most top-rated indie bars like the Milk Thistle and La Sorella, there’s always something going on. The University of Bristol is a short walk away, and Bristol’s great transport links will get you to the University of the West of England with ease.

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Fishponds

Student Accommodation in Fishponds

Prices start from: £100pppw

House sizes: 4+ bedrooms

Best for: Students studying at the University of the West of England

Fishponds is the go-to for UWE students studying at Glenside and Frenchay campuses. The area is mostly residential and is just a short journey to uni. Plus, homes in the area tend to be more reasonably priced than some of Bristol’s other popular student districts.

Fishponds is packed full of everything you need as a student, including takeaways, convenience stores and plenty of popular local pubs. Getting around Bristol is easy with Fishponds Road leading straight into the city centre. 

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Clifton

Student Accommodation in Clifton

Prices start from: £130pppw

House sizes: 2-6 bedrooms

Best for: Great scenery and having plenty to explore

Clifton is packed full of beautiful spots, so there’s always something new to discover. With Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton Down Park and Bristol Zoo all in the area, you’ll never be lost for things to do. Plus, there’s a bunch of popular bars and quirky shops nearby to explore.

Clifton is one of Bristol’s most affluent areas, so the houses here are developed to a high standard. This means rent tends to be slightly higher, but it’s definitely worth it for larger groups. 

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