Student accommodation in Bath at a glance
One of the best luxury student accommodation in Bath is The Depot. This contemporary accommodation offers a range of great studio rooms depending on your budget and needs, as well as fun communal areas, quiet study spaces, and a games room and outdoor space. It’s only an 18-minute walk to the city centre, and a 13-minute walk to the City of Bath College, a 29-minute walk to Bath School of Art & Design, a 48-minute walk to the University of Bath, and a short bus ride to Bath Spa University.
For student flats in Bath not far from the city centre, take a look at Avon Studios. This modern accommodation offers a range of studio rooms, some with access to a shared balcony, as well as buzzing social spaces and chilled study areas. Location-wise, you’re only a 15-minute walk to the City of Bath College, a 30-minute walk to Bath School of Art & Design, a 50-minute walk to the University of Bath, or a short bus ride to Bath Spa University. You’re also right by the city centre, so there’s loads of shopping, bars, and restaurants for when you need to step away from your student housing in Bath.
For university accommodation in Bath with some added extras on your doorstep, make sure The Exchange is on your list of accommodation options to view. Right in the city centre, this stylish accommodation offers a range of rooms depending on your needs and budget, as well as The Kingsmead Complex right next door, a leisure precinct with a cinema, gym, and restaurants. This accommodation is right in the city centre, and a 1-minute walk to the City of Bath College, around a 40-minute walk to Bath School of Art & Design and the University of Bath, or a short bus ride to Bath Spa University.
For student accommodation in Bath located west of the city centre, which is good for Bath School of Art & Design students, check out iQ Twerton Mill. This modern accommodation offers a range of studio and ensuite rooms, as well as a communal lounge area, games room, and an outdoor courtyard for the warmer months. It has a few local shops and restaurants nearby and is a 10-minute walk to Bath School of Art & Design, a 28-minute walk to the City of Bath College, and a short bus ride to the University of Bath.
Bath at a glance
- Home to a number of higher education establishments such as the City of Bath College, Bath School of Art & Design, University of Bath, and Bath Spa University, all with convenient and well-designed student housing in Bath city centre and surrounding suburbs.
- Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset and is built in the valley of the River Avon.
- Visit the famous Roman-built baths and take a guided audio tour. This well-preserved thermae is right in the city centre and is a must-see for anyone visiting the area.
- If the baths have you intrigued, book an afternoon at Thermae Bath Spa and experience the natural spa water for yourself. This luxury spa offers a range of treatments and packages and has an iconic rooftop pool that gives you a beautiful view of the city.
- Climb Bath Abbey’s Tower and witnessa breathtaking panorama of Bath’s iconic architecture. It’s a steep 212 step climb but it’s well worth the effort.
- Fans of Jane Austen will not be disappointed with The Jane Austen Centre. This small but interesting museum covers the life of the famous writer and her time spent in Bath.
- Get out of your student flats in Bath and explore the many parks and green spaces thecity has to offer. Some of our favourites include Alexandra Park, Dyrham Park, the Parade Gardens, and Royal Victoria Park.
- Bath plays host to some great events and markets, most notably their annual Christmas Market that brings crowds from all over the country.
- Visit the sweeping arc of Georgian townhouses known as The Royal Crescent. This stunning street is known for its iconic architecture and often is the set of many films and TVshows such as Bridgerton, The Duchess, and Persuasion.
Student travel in Bath
There are lots of ways to get around Bath, the most common being by bus, train, or even e-scooter. The centre of Bath is prominently pedestrianised, so wandering around while doing your shopping or going to restaurants is perfectly safe. University campuses are not in the city centre, however, so you will need to get public transport when travelling from the heart of the city, but this might not be necessary if you choose to find student accommodation in Bath that is close to campus. For an overview of travel in Bath, click here.
Bath has a great bus network run by First Bus. They provide a regular and reliable service that connects the centre of town, the railway stations, and the surrounding suburbs and villages. There is also the Bath Unibus, run by the University of Bath, that provides a dedicated fleet of buses that travel from surrounding suburbs to their university campuses.
Bath Spa Station is right in the city centre, making it easy to get in and out of town. Bath Spa Station is a busy transit point and can connect you with lots of different parts of the UK, like London, Cardiff, and Bristol. There are also many local stations to explore including Oldfield Park, Keynsham, Bradford, Trowbridge, Frome, and Chippenham when you want to get away from your student flats in Bath. For information on tickets and timetables, click here.
Fancy scooting around the city on an eScooter? Us too. Bath has teamed up with Voi Scooters and has dedicated eScooter bays around town for you to rent.
Featured neighbourhoods around Bath student accommodation
If you want your student housing in Bath to be right in the buzz of university life, Oldfield Park is for you. This popular student area has everything you need close by. It’s only a stone’s throw from the city and has some great independent cafes, pubs, and restaurants to keep you entertained. We recommend hitting up the Belvoir Castle for a cheeky pint or to catch a game, and when hunger strikes, there is nothing better than going to Magu Diner to grab a loaded burger. You’re also right by Moorland Road for great shopping and Bristol Road for a cracking night out. Another big positive about living in Oldfield Park is the great bus links it has to most campuses, as you’re only a 20-minute bus journey to the University of Bath and Bath Spa University.
Southdown and Odd Down
If you don’t mind your university accommodation in Bath a little out of the city centre, Southdown and Odd Down could be a good option for you. Being about a 20-minute bus ride from the city, this popular student area comes with a more affordable price tag than Oldfield Park and is only about a 30-minute bus ride to the University of Bath and Bath Spa University. It has a small selection of local shops and restaurants, and a big Sainsbury’s nearby which is always a huge tick for student living.
Weston is a great part of Bath and popular with students due to the convenient mix of it being both a quiet community and having a small social scene. You’re only a short bus ride to either the city centre or to university, but you’re also right by some amazing green spaces such as the Botanical Gardens and Weston Park East. There’s also a great selection of local pubs and cafes, so you’ve got what you need on your doorstep if you don’t feel like travelling into the city.
Student accommodation in Bath FAQs
Is Bath a good student city?
Bath is a good city for students because it’s small and easy to navigate and is also considered one of the safest cities in the UK. There is also great private student accommodation in Bath that caters to a range of students depending on your budget and requirements.
Where do students live in Bath?
The best places to look for student accommodation in Bath are Oldfield Park, Southdown, Odd Down, Weston, and Combe Down. Check out our guide to the different types of student accommodation to see what’s on offer.
Is Bath student accommodation expensive?
Bath is considered one of the most expensive university cities in the UK, this is due to the higher cost of student accommodation and the cost of living, as it’s a popular area for both students and families. Accommodation ranges from around £185.00 per week to £275.00 per week. Check out our guides to how students pay for accommodation and how to get your tenancy agreement back for more information about financing student accommodation.