The Best Places to Live in Portsmouth

The coastal city of Portsmouth is home to thousands of students every year, but which are the best areas to live in while you study? We’ve rounded up our top picks, so you can choose the perfect home to suit you.

Here are the best places for student accommodation in Portsmouth.

Southsea

Student Accommodation in Southsea

Prices start from: £94pppw

House sizes: 3+ bedrooms

Best for: Larger groups who want to a great student atmosphere

Southsea is one of the most popular student areas in Portsmouth. This is mostly down to its lively atmosphere, great coastal views and abundance of local events. Southsea is packed full of students, so you’re bound to live close by to your mates.

Student accommodation in Southsea is within walking distance to the University of Portsmouth and is usually a lot cheaper than living in the city centre. Plus, with Southsea Common at your fingertips, there are a bunch of local events always held nearby, like the annual Southsea Show and Kite Festival.

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Eastney

Student Accommodation in Eastney

Prices start from: £110pppw

House sizes: 4-8 bedrooms

Best for: Amazing scenery and a quieter student experience

Student homes in Eastney are famed for their homely feel, and the area offers a great balance between work and play for final year students. The area has its own stretch of beach to the south of the district, which is perfect for those sunny summer days. 

Eastney is a bit further out from the University of Portsmouth than other popular student districts, but the area is still less than half an hour away via public transport. With Eastney Road running through the middle of the area, you’ll have a beloved collection of local shops and cafes on your doorstep.

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Portsmouth City Centre

Student Accommodation in Portsmouth City Centre

Prices start from: £135pppw

House sizes: 1-3 bedrooms

Best for: Being in the middle of the city’s action

Portsmouth’s city centre is the hub of the city’s action and is packed full of student life. With dozens of the city’s most famous bars, restaurants and clubs sitting in the centre, you’ll never be at a loose end. The popular Cascade’s shopping centre and green space Victoria Park are both nearby, which is another perk for students.

The city centre is home to the University of Portsmouth, so you’ll only be a minute away from campus. Plus, with such great transport links in and around the city, you’ll be able to get around super easily.

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Milton

Student Accommodation in Milton

Prices start from: £80pppw

House sizes: 4+ bedrooms

Best for: Green spaces and local amenities

Milton is home to Milton Common and Milton Park, and is also just around the corner from Eastney’s popular beach front. Collectively, this makes Milton a perfect student area for those wanting an escape from the hustle and bustle of student life.

The University of Portsmouth’s Langstone Campus is found in Milton, making it ideal for those studying nearby. Plus, city campus isn’t far away by bus for those studying centrally. With a number of popular local pubs around the corner, and plenty of space to stretch your legs, Milton has a lot to offer for Portsmouth’s students.

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Fratton

Student Accommodation in Fratton

Prices start from: £85pppw

House sizes: 4-7 bedrooms

Best for: A lively atmosphere and plenty of student action

Fratton is one of the most sought-after student areas in Portsmouth. The lively student scene and wealth of popular pubs and restaurants makes Fratton a hub of student action. With the city centre just around the corner, and a memorable night out never far away, Fratton is considered the place to be.

Fratton caters to those studying at the University of Portsmouth, as it’s only a short walk away to lectures. Plus, with some amazing green spaces, like Kingston Park, in the area, you’ll be sorted for when the summer months arrive.

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