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Student Accommodation in Bolton

Written by Sam | February 8, 2021

Bolton is set outside Manchester and has it’s own university, similar to Salford but further out. It has good connections in to Manchester if you want to get in via train.

There are around 4,500 students at the University of Bolton and this means that you can get plenty of contact time with lecturers because of the student to staff ratio.

In the grand scheme of universities, the university of Bolton is relatively small compared to many other universities. However, you can get a good cost of living, including rent for just being outside of Manchester.

If you want to read more about what life is like in Bolton as a student then our university article will be a good read: University of Bolton

If you are interested in student life in Bolton and want to know what you can get up to outside of lectures then our places page will help you understand what is in Bolton: Life in Bolton as a student.

Private Student Accommodation in Bolton

Bolton doesn’t have a lot of private student accommodation, what I mean by this is the student accommodation that isn’t owned or run by the university. It is ran by a management company.

These types of accommodation usually come with a lot of added extras, however, the prices are usually higher than student housing. Some examples of the extras are:

  • Social events
  • En-suite in flats
  • Accommodation manager
  • Bikes to use
  • Free breakfasts
  • Gym, cinema, study and games rooms
  • All bills included

The student accommodation in Bolton is within walking distance of the university, close to the train station and all the restaurants, pubs and activities.

A lot of students live in the Orlando Village student accommodation because it is endorsed by the SU or University. However, there are some other options you can choose from!

Map of student accommodation in Bolton

Some of the student accommodation providers in Bolton are:

If you are searching for student accommodation in Bolton and want to make sure that you find good quality place to stay here are my tips:

  • View the property
  • Always look in the social areas and make sure they are fit for purpose
  • Look at the quality of fixtures and fittings
  • Read the tenancy agreement – Deposit and cancellations are big parts
  • View more than one provider and room type to get an idea of standard

If you want more detail on finding good quality student accommodation, then this article will help you: How to Find Your Next Student Accommodation

Student Housing in Bolton

This part I look at what is in Bolton in terms of student housing and what are some of the areas students live.

As the university of Bolton only has around 4,000 students, then the demand for student housing isn’t as big as other areas and this can mean less choice for students and lower standards potentially. When looking make sure you do your research first and make sure that you are staying in a quality house with a good quality provider.

Some student housing providers in Bolton are:

There are more providers in Bolton, however, these are the ones that have a good search, have been around for a few years and seem to have a lot of popularity with those students who choose to live in student housing.

Best areas to live in Bolton as a student:

  • Deane and the average rent being £100-£125
  • Darcy Lever – £80-£90

These figures will go up every so often to keep up with demand and inflation. Because Bolton is a relatively small town, the areas where students live don’t matter so much because everything is accessible by transport, whether that be bike, bus, car or taxi!

If you are searching for student housing in Bolton and you want to make sure that you find the better quality student housing, here are my tips:

  • Always view the property
  • View more than one property and more than one agent
  • Read the tenancy agreement and deposit scheme
  • Check the house for good quality fixtures and fittings
  • Make sure it’s designed well and functional

If you would like more information and detail on how to get a good quality student house, then this article will help you: How To Find Your Next Student Accommodation.

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