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Student Accommodation in Bath

Written by Sam | January 18, 2021

Bath has two universities which are, University of Bath and Bath Spa University. Bath is a great place to live if you enjoy having a lot of historical artifacts in the city with some modern twists and being able to venture out into the country.

The University of Bath is well ranked for students and Bath Spa isn’t ranked as highly, however, it is well known for several courses, especially it’s arts and sciences.

Bath Spa has around 7,000 students and University of Bath has just over 14,000 students.

If you want to read more about Bath and what there is to do, our places page will help, Bath. If you want to read more about each university and see what it is known for and what life is like in Bath as a student, then our university pages will help you.

Private Student Accommodation in Bath

Student accommodation in Bath isn’t something that is in short supply. Because of the size of the city and the amount of students that live there, there is a lot to choose from. I have put a picture below.

For this part I am only looking at purpose built student accommodation that isn’t owned by the university.

These are the big blocks of student accommodation where you get a lot of added extras some of these are:

  • Accommodation manager
  • Security
  • Cinema, games and study rooms
  • All inclusive bills
  • Bikes to use
  • Free breakfasts
  • Social events

The only downside is that the price can be quite expensive compared to student housing, however, in student housing you don’t have a gym beneath you.

Map of Student Accommodation in Bath
Map of Student Accommodation in Bath

All the student accommodation in Bath is based around the city centre and close to the train station. These student accommodations are, however, mainly used for the university of Bath because Bath Spa is based slightly further out of the city, however, don’t let that stop you from living in one if you want to. There is plenty of transport to get you to and from Bath Spa university.

See the picture below!

Map Showing Bath Spa University
Map Showing Bath Spa University

If you want to make sure that you find good quality student accommodation while you are in bath, here are my top tips:

  • Always view the accommodation and look for quality in their rooms
  • Make sure the gym and cinema etc are more than a pool table or TV
  • Have a look at the social events and calendar
  • View more than one provider
  • Read the tenancy agreement before booking

Here are some good student accommodation providers in Bath:

Student Housing in Bath

In a small city with near 20,000 students, there are a lot of student letting agents and landlords. A lot of the student housing in good, you will have a good place to live, however, on the flip side there are some places where you do not want to live and we want to help you stay away from these places.

The best places to live as student in Bath are:

  • South Down
  • Oldfield Park
  • Twerton
  • Widcombe
  • Combe Down
  • Weston
  • Larkhall
  • Odd Down

There are a lot places here, however, stick with it. A lot of these will mainly suit University of Bath students, however, some of the areas like Twerton can be used for both universities.

Each area is popular with students because they are close proximity to university without having city centre rents, they are also packed with shops and places to eat and drink.

Each place has slightly different rent however, I would say the average is around £120, the closer to the centre, the more expensive and further away, is less expensive.

If you are looking for student housing in Bath, here are some tips to help you find good quality student housing:

  • Find several agents with good houses
  • Always view the properties
  • Check the inventory
  • Read the tenancy and check the deposit scheme
  • Try and speak to current or past tenants

Some good student housing landlords and letting agents in Bath are:

There are more in Bath, however, I feel like these have a good service and better student accommodation.

If you want to read in more detail how to find your next student accommodation this article will help you: How To Find Your Next Student Accommodation.

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