🛌 Student Accommodation Southampton


Student Accommodation Southampton

About Southampton

Southampton is a port city situated on the south coast of the UK. The city is one of the UK’s largest ports and the city itself is home to more than 250,000 people with 30,000 students studying here every year - giving the city a fantastic student vibe.

There’s plenty to do and see around town including a number of museums, art galleries, the ocean village, a few shopping centres and a wide range of other facilities located close to Southampton. Southampton is home to two main universities in The University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University,

Popular Student Areas of Southampton


The area of Portswood is popular with students and offers great transport links as well as a high street with all the amenities and many bars and restaurants.


Near to the university the area of Swaythling is popular with Southampton university students. Traditionally offering smaller shops and some takeaways, the area still offers good transport links to other areas of the city including the city centre.


Highfield is located close to the large Southampton Common so is great for those looking for some outdoor space to enjoy. The area is known for being a bit quieter than some other areas and offers easy access to university.


Basset is good for students studying at Boldrewood Campus or Southampton General Hospital. The area is also home to lots of Southampton’s sports facilities including a golf course and snow sports centre.


Shirley sits just northwest of the city centre and has lots to offer in its own right, with a number of bars, pubs and shops in the vicinity. Popular with medical students due to its proximity to Southampton General Hospital.

Top Universities in Southampton

  • University of Southampton
  • Southampton Solent University

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does student accommodation cost in Southampton?

On average, it costs £283 per week to stay in student accommodation in Southampton. The average price for Shared rooms is £147 per week, for Ensuites it is £215 per week, and for Studios it is £354 per week. The actual price will depend on the location, facilities and amenities offered by the accommodation as well as how recently it was built or refurbished. You can browse all options here .

What is the best student accommodation in Southampton?

Students who stayed in Southampton have said good things about Green Wood Court, Vita Portswood House, Vita Richmond House, Hamwic Hall, and Emily Davies student halls.

Can I pay for my student accommodation in installments?

Many properties allow you to pay for accommodation in installments rather than in a single lump sum payment. However, they will usually require you to have a UK-based guarantor (a resident of the United Kingdom between the age of 18 and 75 who will be able to pay your rent).

Can I share my student accommodation in Southampton with a friend?

Yes, many student properties in Southampton allow for dual occupancy of their rooms (e.g. for couples, best friends, siblings). Some properties offer this option absolutely for free, others charge a little extra. When browsing student rooms on Campusboard watch out for the 'Dual occupancy' label which will explain the terms for that room.