Student accommodation in Liverpool at a glance
Capital Gate is a great place to start when looking for private student accommodation in Liverpool. It’s conveniently located in the city centre, less than a 15-minute walk to the University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. This accommodation has free parking, bike storage, lots of communal break-out spaces, and an onsite team that runs a full social calendar.
If amenities are a must for you when looking for student halls in Liverpool, check out Calico. This modern and stylish student accommodation in Liverpool city centre offers hi-spec ensuites in apartments with shared living and kitchen spaces. If you’re nervous about living with strangers, check out the different types of roommates you’ll come across in halls to give you a heads up. Alternatively, opt for your own ensuite student studio so you can retreat to a peaceful haven at the end of the day. Less than a 15-minute walk to all the major universities, and situated amongst a great selection of bars and restaurants, everything you need is right on your doorstep.
If space is at the top of your list when searching for private student accommodation in Liverpool, head closer to the sea and check out Baltic 56. This recently built accommodation boasts some of the largest student studio apartments in the city and has 12 different styles of apartments to choose from. Worried you won’t like your room? Check out our six cheap and easy ways to brighten up your room in student halls for some decorating tips. Baltic 56 has an onsite gym, laundry, and large common rooms that double as a cinema. Plus it’s less than a 25-minute walk to most major universities.
If communal living is more your vibe when looking for student halls in Liverpool, check out Maple House. Here you’ll find both studio and three-bedroom apartments, all with ensuite and kitchen facilities. It’s only a five-minute walk to the city centre, and the best bit is the small supermarket, bakery, and a coffee shop on the ground floor. Location-wise, you’re only a 10-minute walk to the University of Liverpool, and no more than a 20-minute walk to other major higher education establishments.
Liverpool student life
Home to the University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, all within a 30-minute walk to most student flats in Liverpool, there are plenty of fun things to do in Liverpool for students.
Catch a gig at Liverpool’s most iconic music venue, The Cavern Club. This iconic venue is where The Beatles played the gig that caught the eye of their manager and shot them to fame. It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in Liverpool and is right in the city centre (generally not far from most student halls in Liverpool).
If a creative community is more your scene, head to Cains Brewery Village on the outskirts of the city. This precinct has everything you could want from independent bars and restaurants to vintage shops, workspaces, tattoo parlours, and even crazy golf.
Head to the heart of Liverpool’s history and wander around the redeveloped Royal Albert Docks. Right on the waterfront is this impressive precinct that’s full of museums, restaurants, bars, and hotels.
If the waterfront isn’t your thing, go underground and enjoy a tour of The Williamson Tunnel. We don’t know why it was built, but that only adds to the amazement of this part of Liverpool’s history, dating back to the early 19th century.
Student travel in Liverpool
Liverpool has a great selection of public transport options to help you get around the city. You can jump on a bus, catch a train or even jump on a ferry to get you where you need to be. There are also great cycling routes for those who like to jump on their bike.
For travel planners and information, check out the Merseytravel website.
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Trains are one of the easiest and fastest ways to move about the city and surrounding areas. With 68 different stations, there’s likely to be a station close to most student flats in Liverpool.
For transport that will take you directly to campus, jump on a bus. This system was designed to hit all the major public locations including hospitals, shopping centres, and airports.
Ferries have been operating on the River Mersey for over 800 years and are a popular tourist attraction for those wanting to see the city by water, but they also play an important part for those commuting from Woodside and Liverpool city centre. It’s likely as a student you won’t be jumping on the ferry every day, but they’re a great alternative option if you’re keen to explore further afield.
Moving about the city on a bike is a favoured mode of transport for lots of students. Most student accommodation in Liverpool provides free bike storage, but for those who don’t own their own bike, Liverpool’s citybike hire scheme lets you grab bikes when you need. Recently, they’ve added pop-up bike lanes to accommodate the increasing number of cyclists.
Featured Neighbourhoods around student halls in Liverpool
Having your student accommodation in Liverpool city centre means you’re only ever a few steps away from a fun activity. Why not head on over to the Royal Albert Dock and explore the Tate Liverpool, or admire the city’s architecture by visiting the Liverpool Cathedral. If culture isn’t your style, make your way to The Baltic Triangle where you’ll find a great mix of street food, live music, and independent shops. Check out our Drunk Food Index 2018, where a takeaway in Liverpool took our number one spot.
For those who like to live outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, Sefton Park is the perfect place for you. About ten minutes from the city centre, this beautiful suburb has great options when looking for student apartments in Liverpool, as well as a Grade 1-listed, 200-acre green space to help you unwind on your study breaks. It’s not exactly a short walk to most campuses, but there are great bus links to get you to and from lectures.
Due to its proximity to university campuses, it’s no surprise Wavertree has a large student population. A little out of the city centre, this leafy suburb provides a quiet alternative while having great bus connections for when you fancy hitting a bar or restaurant. One of Wavertree’s greatest attractions is the Wavertree playground, a huge park and athletics track perfect for athletic students.
Student accommodation in Liverpool FAQs
Where do students live in Liverpool?
Sefton Park, the city centre and Wavertree have several fantastic options for private student accommodation in Liverpool, for students at all four higher education establishments and close to the hubbub of the city.
How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Liverpool?
Liverpool accommodation for students ranges from around £80 per week to £120 per week, depending on the location you choose. In general, the further away from the city centre, the cheaper your rent. Also factored into student rent are the property type, layout, and on-site facilities.
What are the different types of student accommodations available in Liverpool?
What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Liverpool?
With Mystudenthalls.com, you can search by university and budget to find rooms, studios or flats to suit you. Each listing will say what type of accommodation is available as well as its location, what amenities it offers (from onsite laundry to games rooms and gyms) and if there are any special offers on.
As you browse, you can add as many properties as you like to your shortlist and when you’re ready, you can contact all of the properties with your query and any questions you may have. It couldn’t be easier!
What is the best time to look for student accommodation in Liverpool?
Many student accommodations operate on a first-come-first-serve basis so it’s always best to start looking as soon as possible. The popular choices will get booked up quickly, so make sure you get your name in early to avoid disappointment. We recommend aiming for around six months before you’re looking to move in.
How long does a tenancy agreement last?
Student tenancy agreements are typically designed for student life, so most accommodations will offer a 44 to 48-week contract. However, some accommodations will offer longer or shorter tenancies or even flexible agreements; if you think you might need a different agreement, it’s best to ask your prospective accommodation when you request information.
How do I pay for Liverpool student accommodation?
When you request information or apply for a prospective accommodation, the provider should give you information about how you’ll pay for it. If you’re concerned about your financial situation, talk to your university – most universities will have financial services to help you out, and you may find you’re eligible for a grant, bursary or scholarship.
For more information, take a look at our post on how students pay for accommodation.