Located on the south coast of England, this seaside town has a large, active student community while still maintaining the chill vibes of coastal living, plus it’s only two hours from London by train, perfect for those students who love to explore their surroundings. Check out what student accommodation in Bournemouth has to offer below.

Student accommodation in Bournemouth at a glance

For contemporary designed student accommodation in Bournemouth, check out Skyline. This eclectic accommodation offers en suite rooms in both shared apartments and studios, as well as a cinema room, virtual gym, TV lounge, games areas, sky lounge, roof terrace, and courtyard. It’s also designed with study spaces on every floor including art rooms and a make-up room for the creative students. Location-wise, it’s a 41-minute walk to Bournemouth University or a 43-minute walk to The Arts University Bournemouth, but with loads of buses available, you can save the steps and get to campus in under ten minutes. 

If you’re after accommodation for students in Bournemouth right in the city centre, have a look at Oxford Point. This contemporary student housing has a range of en suite and studio rooms, as well as great social spaces where you can watch TV, cook in the communal kitchen and hang with friends in the games playing video games, table football or pool. There’s also an outdoor courtyard for those sunny afternoons. This accommodation is located right in the city centre, close to lots of bars and shops, but isn’t as close to campus which means you’re about a 40-minute walk to Bournemouth University or a 44-minute walk to The Arts University Bournemouth. But don’t worry, there are plenty of buses to save you time. 

If private student flats in Bournemouth are what you’re after, check out St Peter’s Hall. This modern student apartments has a selection of private studios depending on your needs, as well as a communal lounge, on-site gym, cinema room and private dining room. It’s located in the town centre, a little way from campus, but most campuses are only ever a 20-minute bus ride away. 

Bournemouth at a glance

  • Home to some great higher educational establishments, here you’ll find Bournemouth University as well as Arts University Bournemouth. Both offer great options for student halls in Bournemouth. 
  • If it’s sun and sand you’re into, you’ll be spoilt for choice with seven miles of beaches. How does heading down to play beach volleyball with friends, perhaps learning to kitesurf, or just grabbing some fish and chips on the Pier sound to you? There are a number of beaches to choose from, with some of the favourites being Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head Beach, Alum Chine Beach and Southbourne Beach
  • The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Bournemouth boasts a lively nightlife with a varied selection of theatres, bars, and pubs. Why not go see some live music at Mr. Kyps or kick it old school at the drive-in cinema. 
  • The ocean isn’t the only natural wonder around Bournemouth. On your doorstep, you’re lucky to find the UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. An impressive 96-mile coastline of significant historical importance, this stretch of coastline is England’s only natural World Heritage Site. People come from all over the world to marvel at this natural wonder, but as students in Bournemouth, you’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to explore this site at your leisure (lucky for you indeed, as it’s not exactly a short stroll).
  • Bournemouth is said to be home to one of the best sandwich shops in the UK. Check out Lord Sandwich and let us know if it’s worth the hype. 
  • Take a break from your private student accommodation in Bournemouth and head into the treetops with GoApe. This treetop adventure park is sure to take your mind off studying for an afternoon. 

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