Student Accommodation in Belfast
Globally renowned as a thriving hub for arts, education and culture, this Northern Irish capital has much to offer for those coming to the city to study.
Standing on the banks of the River Lagan, Belfast is the Emerald Isle’s second largest city, and the home of a diverse population of nearly 300,000 people. Between the rich heritage that Belfast boasts and the wealth of modern amenities on offer, it’s easy to see what makes this city so popular with students.
When it comes to finding student accommodation in Belfast, you’ll be spoilt for choice. In the city centre, you can take your pick of the stylish apartments ranging in size to suit groups both small and large. Gorgeous red-brick buildings and striking modern architecture make the centre of town a sight for sore eyes. What’s more, with both Queen's University and Ulster University are within walking distance, so you’ll never have to rely on transport links to get to class in the morning.
That said, the city centre isn’t the only location of choice for students homes in Belfast. In fact, the spacious student homes in Stranmillis are always in demand. From cute cafés like Bob & Berts and District, to the leafy Botanic Gardens, Stranmillis has the perfect balance of students and families, giving the place a suburban feel.
For modern student homes that are surrounded with bars, cafés, restaurants and green space, check out our accommodation on Ormeau Road. This vibrant area is buzzing with things to do, and the nearby park provides the perfect place to kick back and relax.
Being a Student in Belfast
Bustling with some of the UK’s best restaurants and an glimpse of the city’s history down every street, Belfast enjoys a reputation as one of the best places to visit, live and work in Europe. Recent decades have seen Belfast transform into a hotspot for art, culture, food, shopping and nightlife. Named Lonely Planet’s best place to visit in 2018, the city has succeeded in reinventing itself without losing the heritage that made it unique. From the glittering Titanic Quarter to the hustle and bustle at the Victoria Shopping Centre, new students won’t be short on things to do in Belfast.
As the 12th largest in the UK, a distinctly welcoming and friendly environment make Belfast's community feel close-knit. This is amplified by the many market stalls selling locally sourced goods at St George's Market - the last surviving Victorian-covered market in Belfast.
Soak up some culture at the many museums dotted around the city centre. At the Ulster Museum, you’re bound to find more than a few artefacts of interest – whether it’s an ancient Egyptian mummy, a breath-taking dinosaur fossil or one of the many pieces of art on display.
Foodies are drawn to Belfast for the myriad of top-class restaurants the city has to offer. Named the world’s best food destination at the International Travel and Tourism Awards of 2018, Belfast is home to delicious treats from around the world. Thinking of having Mexican night? La Taqueria on Castle Street is a must. Looking for a taste of India? The Nu Delhi Restaurant Lounge on Victoria Street serves flavoursome curries and starters to make your mouth water. Of course, you can’t live in Belfast and not try an Ulster fry up – pull up a chair at Maggie Mays and prepare to have your hangover cured.
Voted the sixth happiest place to live in the UK, summers in Belfast are unrivalled. A thriving music scene attracts people from across the UK to the many music venues and inner-city festivals. For example, AVA Festival invites local and international DJs to bring the city the best of house and techno for a whole weekend.
Talking of music, Limelight on Ormeau Avenue is a legendary nightclub that has played host to acts such as Oasis and the Arctic Monkeys. For one of the best nights out in Belfast, try the Kremlin nightclub on Donegall Street, a Soviet-themed cocktail and disco bar serving up the best bangers and student-priced drinks.
New to the city? Transport links are in abundance in Belfast, so you’ll always feel connected to your friends and family. While bus links help connect the wider city with the universities in Belfast, the stunning combination of green areas, dazzling docklands and urban architecture makes walking through the city a pleasure.
Queen's University Belfast Accommodation
At just a ten-minute drive from the city centre, Belfast’s prestigious Queen’s University continues to attract students globally for its state-of-the-art facilities and innovative research output. Student satisfaction at Queen’s is high, and it’s earned a reputation worldwide for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
From the modern apartments in the city centre, to the spacious homes in Stranmillis, and in-demand properties on Lisburn Road, you won’t struggle to find a property that meets your preferences. If you’re looking for somewhere to live that’s right by your campus, check out properties in Holyland, a student favourite that has a distinct community feel.
Ulster University Accommodation
Currently undergoing rejuvenation to expand its Belfast campus, Ulster University enjoys a reputation for world-leading research and teaching excellence. Situated on York Street, students can take advantage of the offerings of the Cathedral Quarter, the creative and cultural heart of Belfast. From theatre, comedy and art shows to food festivals, independent bistros, coffee shops and hipster bars, the bohemian feel of this area helps students to feel right at home.
If you’re coming to Belfast to study at Ulster University, you’ll have a wide array of choices when it comes to student homes. City centre accommodation comes in many shapes and sizes – from large houses offering multiple rooms for big groups to modest apartments that boast stylish interiors. Living in central Belfast is ideal for those new to the city.
At UniHomes, we proudly handpick a diverse collection of student homes in Belfast to suit your needs. What’s more, we’ve even packaged up the price of your bills into the monthly cost of rent. So, you won’t have to factor in those hidden costs when moving to Belfast. Just select one of our student houses and make yourself at home!