Exceptional university accommodation in Bristol

Our private student accommodation aims to provide all-inclusive, stylish living spaces in central Bristol. Students also get exclusive access to amazing facilities including an on-site gym and cinema, beautiful common areas and stylish study spaces. With Collegiate, you’ll be staying at one of the best student accommodation in Bristol.

Bristol is home to over 30,000 students across two universities. When you’re ready for a study break, you can explore the compact city’s harbour-side, green spaces and buzzing centre easily by foot or bike; or enjoy the city’s fantastic music scene and bustling bar and restaurant offering.

Our accommodation is ideal for students at the University of Bristol or University of the West England Bristol. Our Bristol residence boasts all-inclusive, high-spec individual studios or linked studios, as well as private, en-suite rooms in shared apartments. With an incredible city centre location, students are perfectly placed for enjoying the host of culture and entertainment that Bristol has to offer.

As a student you’ll find exceptional accommodation from Collegiate just a short walk away from the city centre and university campuses. We have a residence to suit you and your budget, but you’ll always benefit from a double bed, flat screen TV and stylish living and studying spaces. With all bills and Wi-Fi included in your rent, there’s no need to worry about extra costs, so you can focus on enjoying your time in Bristol.

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Student studios in Bristol

Choose from our range of stylish student studio flats in Bristol.

Here’s just some of what’s included with our Tower studios:
En-suite bathroom
Large bed with under-bed storage
Plenty of storage and wardrobe space
Large desk space with comfortable chair for studying
Smart TV

FAQs: Student Accommodation in Bristol

How much does rent cost for students in Bristol?

Several factors decide the rent of student residences, including the type of student accommodation you book. The various facilities and amenities provided by the accommodation, and the room’s configuration, all factor into the price for accommodation in Bristol. Private student accommodation in Bristol usually costs between £190 – £250 per week.

How do I pay for my student room in Bristol?

You can make rent payments online using your credit or debit card via your Collegiate Portal account or by bank transfer. Contact your accommodation management team if you’d like to pay by bank transfer.

How much money will I spend on bills as a student in Bristol?

On average, UK students spend £37 per month on bills. However, when you book Collegiate student accommodation in Bristol all bills are included with your room: Electricity, Gas, Water & Broadband. You also get exclusive access to features such as an onsite Laundry room, Study room, Cinema, Gym, Terrace and Games room with Pool table, Fuze-ball table, Air hockey table and Juke Box.

What are the best student areas in Bristol?

Collegiate’s Bristol Accommodations are located in perfect positions, between some of the city’s most popular student hot Spots.  Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road are a must with their multitude of bars and clubs, Park Street and College Green are where students love to sunbathe and visit cafes and vintage shops. Bristol also has the most beautiful Harbour.

Can I view my student flat in Bristol before booking?

Yes, most accommodation providers including Collegiate will provide tours of the apartments – either via video or in person. Simply contact the Bristol team to arrange a viewing (government guidelines allowing).

What different types of student accommodation are available?

Our student accommodation in Bristol benefits from prime city centre locations with amazing facilities and all-inclusive rooms and studios to suit your needs and budget while living in Bristol.

Collegiate Tower

Large Ensuite rooms in shared 3-5 bedroom apartments includes:

> Shared kitchen
> Private study area
> Private ensuite
> Size range from 13-16m2

Standard, Large and Ultra Linked studios includes:

> Shared kitchen
> Private study area
> Private ensuite
> Size range from 11-15m2

Standard, Large and Ultra private studios includes:

> Shared kitchen
> Private study area
> Private ensuite
> DDA rooms also available
> Size range from 17-28m2

Twin apartments includes:

> Two beds
> Shared kitchen
> Private ensuite
> Size range 27-28m2

What are the best ways to travel around Bristol?

Bristol is a great city to live in as a student as it’s affordable, friendly and benefits from great transport links and an easy-to-navigate centre.

Cycle, scooter or walk

Bristol is the first cycling capital in the UK so it has lots of cycle paths to enjoy and places to hire bikes (our Water Lane Apartments accommodation also offers secure on-site bike storage if you’re bringing your own) and is an easy way to travel around Bristol. There are plenty of walking routes to help you get around the city with ease.

Bristol is also one of the first cities to trial Voi e-scooters and are available to unlock for £1 and cost just 20p per minute. There’s also daily, weekly, and monthly subscriptions available as well as a generous student discount.

The train

Great Western Railway (GWR) and other major train operators run local, regional and inter-city services from Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station and Bristol Parkway Railway Station, and both stations are less than a mile away from our student accommodation in Bristol. With a GWR Freedom Travel Pass you can get unlimited travel on all trains and most buses in Bristol.

The bus

It’s really easy to get around Bristol by bus with plenty of fast and convenient services available from key locations in the city. Or the new metrobus service which is [promoted as a more environmentally-friendly way of getting around the city, and with faster, more frequent services.

What is there to do in Bristol?

From foodie fanatics to culture vultures, however you like to spend your days there truly is something for everyone in the city of Bristol.


As well as a bustling city centre with the biggest high street names and a host of indie shops, Bristol’s Wapping Wharf is a thriving new quarter on the waterfront. There you can enjoy an eclectic mix of independent shops including a Better Food Co. and Corks wine shop, as well as a florist, jeweller’s, a cycle shop, yoga studio, cheesemonger, bakery and much more. Take a walk down the tree-lined Gaol Ferry Steps or through CARGO, the city’s first retail area made entirely of converted shipping containers.


From burgers and bao buns to steaks and street food, Bristol is one of the UK’s true culinary hotspots. It was also named vegan capital of the world in 2019 so there are no end of vegan restaurants to explore. The city is also well known for its cider and locally-brewed beer which you’ll find proudly served in many of the pubs and restaurants, including the Stable, which offers over 60 types of cider to enjoy. Wapping Wharf is also brimming with amazing foodie options including tapas, poke bowls, caribbean, pizzas and much more.

Culture lovers

The city’s cultural social calendar is packed throughout the year with live music, festivals, productions and exhibitions. You can easily explore some of the best museums in Bristol and learn more about its history and heritage, while the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is just a short walk away from our student accommodation. You may know that Bristol is the hometown of infamous street artist Banksy and you can take a free, self-guided tour of his work in the city. On the Harbourside is We The Curious, with over 300 hands-on exhibits that invite you to do all sorts of weird and wonderful things like present a weather forecast or walk through a tornado. Explore Bristol Aquarium for tropical marine and freshwater creatures, or space fans are sure to enjoy a trip to the city’s Planetarium.

Are there free things to do in Bristol?

There are lots of free things to do in Bristol. The city has over 400 parks and green spaces, with Brandon Hill in the centre being home to the 105ft Cabot Tower offering panoramic views of the city. A 15-minute walk away from Brandon Hill, you’ll find Queen Square, a beautiful Georgian square with leafy tree-lined avenues and lots of space for picnics with friends or relaxing on a study break. The city’s most famous attraction, the Clifton Suspension Bridge offers free guided tours every weekend. You can find more information about the city’s parks and green spaces with the Bristol Parkhive app.

What are some interesting facts about Bristol?

> Bristol is the world’s biggest manufacturer of hot air balloons and even has a dedicated annual festival, the Bristol International Balloon FIesta – one of our favorite unusual things to do in Bristol.

> Ribena, the popular blackcurrant flavoured soft drink, was invented by a University of Bristol scientist in 1933 at the National Fruit and Cider Institute.

> In 2008 Bristol was named the UK’s First Cycling City by the UK Government and the city was rewarded over £10m to create more bike lanes and better cycling facilities.

Which universities are local to Bristol?

In Bristol you’ll find the University of Bristol and University of the West of England, and our student accommodation in Bristol is well-placed.

University of Bristol is 0.6 miles away from Collegiate Tower:

Walk – 15 minutes*
Cycle – 10 minutes*

University of the West of England is 3.9 miles away from Collegiate Tower:

Cycle – 28 minutes*
Bus – 21 minutes* (HCT Bus m1)
Drive – 12 minutes*


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