On the south coast of England, you’ll find Brighton and Hove. This beautiful seaside area is a popular destination for students, families, and tourists due to its laid-back, coastal lifestyle and beautiful scenery. Check out what this area has to offer with our student accommodation in Brighton and Hove.

Student accommodation in Brighton and Hove at a glance

If you’re looking for Brighton student housing that is a short walk to the city centre, check out iQ Sawmills. This stylish accommodation offers a range of studios suitable to most requirements and budgets and has great social, study and dining areas. It’s located an 8-minute walk from the University of Brighton on Lewes Road and 14-minutes from the Moulsecoomb campus.

For modern student accommodation in Brighton, take a look at iQ Abacus House. This popular student accommodation is just north of the city and offers a range of self-contained studios that include a kitchen and living space of your own, and an ensuite bathroom. It’s just over a mile from the beach and is only a short walk or a bus ride away to either the University of Brighton or the University of Sussex, depending on which campus you’re attending.

If you want your Brighton student halls to come with a sea view, Crown House should be top of your list. Crown House offers a selection of studios as well as an on-site gym and comfortable communal and quiet study spaces. Plus, being right on the coast means it’s only a short walk to the city and all its great cafes, restaurants, and bars, but it is a short bus ride away from all university campuses.

If you’re after high-end student flats in Brighton, take a look at aparto Vogue Studios. Vogue Studios is city-chic accommodation that offers a range of studios and boasts an on-site gym, an active social calendar, and comfortable communal spaces to chill with friends. This student accommodation in Brighton is located less than a mile from the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb Campus, and is perfectly situated for the University of Sussex, with Brighton Business School a 9-minute walk away.

Brighton and Hove at a glance

  • Brighton and Hove is home to higher educational establishments such as the University of Brighton, the University of Sussex, and the BIMM Institute. Plus, each campus has nearby suburbs filled with options for private student accommodation in Brighton.
  • Being right on the seaside, there are loads of water activities and beaches to explore. Take a walk on Brighton Palace Pier and see the wonders of the ocean at Sea Life Brighton.
  • The area has some amazing beaches, too. We love Brighton Beach, Brighton Naturist, Hove, or Ovingdean Beach, to name but a few!
  • Get your spook on with a Brighton Ghost Tour. This old town hosts some historical buildings that are said to be haunted by infamous characters throughout history.
  • Need a laugh after your ghost tour? Head to Komedia for some more light-hearted at a live comedy event.
  • Spend an afternoon exploring Brighton’s Open Market. Here you’ll find a never-ending selection of independent cafes, local produce, clothing, toys, art, music, art, live music, workshops, and outreach events for the local community.
  • Fancy a tipple? Head on over to the Albourne Estate for a delicious wine tasting at this local, family fun winery.
  • If you need a break from your student accommodation in Hove but don’t fancy the beach, check out the area’s many parks and green spaces. The Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens are well worth a visit, being described as ‘the finest woodland gardens in England’.
  • Grab a drink at The Great Globalls, an art-deco-inspired cocktail bar and indoor mini-golf course that’s full of ultraviolet artwork sure to get the party started.
  • Brighton and Hove have some great charity shops and come in number #14 on our UK’s Best Charity Shop Destinations.

Student travel in Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove is a small area to navigate, which means it’s really easy to get from your student accommodation in Brighton to wherever you need to be. The two main forms of transport in the area are bus and train, but it’s a good city to cycle and walk around too.

By Bus

The bus is one of the most convenient ways to get around Brighton and Hove. There are several providers in the area, such as Stagecoach South, Metrobus, and Brighton & Hove Buses. The bus is the best way to get from your student flats in Brighton to campus and other surrounding areas. For ticket prices and timetables, click here.

By Train

Trains are a great way to get away from Brighton and Hove and to explore other parts of the country. There are useful links to London as well as Southampton, Salisbury, Bath, Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Worcester, and Great Malvern. For tickets and timetables, click here.

Featured neighbourhoods around student accommodation in Brighton and Hove

City Centre

The city centre is a great place to find private student accommodation in Brighton that’s amongst the buzz and excitement of the city. You’re a short walk to some campuses and a bus ride to others, but during your time away from the books you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. There are loads of great student bars to choose from, as well as the beach right on your doorstep to help you maintain your mental well-being while away from home. You’ll also be right in the thick of it when it comes to the many amazing festivals that Brighton hosts each year. Our favourites include Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe, The Great Escape, and Brighton Pride.

Falmer

If you’re a University of Sussex student and keen to find student accommodation in Brighton close to campus, then Falmer is a great area for you. Outside of the main city centre, this quiet neighbourhood is buzzing with students and university activities. What it lacks in city atmosphere, it makes up for with a homely community. And don’t worry, there are a few local bars, such as the Ruby Pub and Hotel, Falmer Bar and The Swan Inn for when you don’t fancy a trip into the city.

Moulsecoomb 

Between Falmer and the city centre is Moulsecoomb, a popular area for students as it’s not as expensive as the city centre, but not as far out as Falmer. While this area doesn’t have much going for it in regards to nightlife, it does have a train station and a large Aldi, which makes life in Moulsecoomb convenient for students. The best part is you’re only about a 20-minute walk to both the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.

Student accommodation in Brighton FAQs

Where do students live in Brighton?

Brighton and Hove is a popular destination for students with lots of great areas to live in. The most popular areas for students, and where lots of student accommodation in Brighton is located, include Falmer, Moulsecoomb, Coldean, Bevendean, Hanover and Lewes Road.

Is Brighton a good place to live as a student?

Brighton is a great place for students to live due to its large student community and exciting social scene. It has lots of great student areas to explore, and you’re never too far away from campus either as the city centre is only 30-minutes from the University of Brighton's main campus.

Is Brighton expensive for students?

Brighton is considered one of the most expensive places for students to live in the UK, with student accommodation in Brighton and Hove ranging from about £195.00 per week to £271.00 per week. If you need any guidance on financing student accommodation, have a read of our guide on how students pay for accommodation.

Is Brighton good for international students?

Brighton is a great university city for international students, with easy transport links, friendly locals, incredible scenery and is home to one of the top universities in the UK.

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