Once known as the industrial powerhouse of England, Sheffield is now a buzzing city of cultural and social activities. Home to the largest community of artists and creatives outside of London, Sheffield’s culture is all around green and creative living. Check out what this city has to offer with our student accommodation in Sheffield.

Sheffield student halls at a glance

When looking for ​​student accommodation in Sheffield, it’s worth taking a look at Truro Sheffield. Newly-refurbished, this eclectic accommodation offers studio and one-bedroom apartment living, all with ensuite bathrooms, in the heart of the city. It’s only a six-minute walk to ​Sheffield Hallam University and a 22-minute walk to the University of Sheffield. It’s also a short walk to lots of bars and restaurants.

If you’re looking for Sheffield student halls that offer a more communal living, check out Bailey Fields. You can grab an ensuite room with shared kitchen and living areas, a private studio or even a one-bedroom apartment spread across a spacious two levels. Location-wise, you’re less than a 15-minute walk to both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. It also has great games rooms, a TV room and plenty of hang-out space to spend time with your friends. As far as private student accommodation in Sheffield goes, this place has lots to offer.

When it comes to student flats in Sheffield, it’s no wonder Redvers Tower made the list of our most Instagrammable student accommodations. Offering both private and shared accommodation, Redvers Tower is right in the city centre, which means a short walk to university campuses, as well as having lots of bars, restaurants and activities on your doorstep. And of course, we can’t forget about the epic games room, cinema room, gym and relaxing common areas that you’ll have right in your building.

There are lots of choices when it comes to student studios in Sheffield, but it’s worth a look at the iQ Brocco. Did you know that financial stress is one of the top reasons students struggle to sleep some nights? A great, affordable option without compromising on your standard of living, this modern accommodation has ensuite rooms with shared kitchens and living spaces, as well as private student flats in Sheffield for those who like their own space. There are also plenty of great break-out spaces for studying and socialising, as well as game spaces and TV rooms. Location-wise, you’re never more than a 20-minute walk to either the University of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam University.

Sheffield at a glance

Home to notable higher education establishments, Sheffield has two main universities: The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

With 60% of its area made up of parks, gardens, and countryside, Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in the UK, with the number of trees outnumbering residents. Consult the Greenground Map to plan your adventure; there are lots of great options close to private student accommodation in Sheffield.

Head on over to the old converted Cutlery Works to grab something tasty. This old building was an old cutlery factory (the clue’s in the name) but now hosts multiple vendors from Mexican, sushi, and pizza, so you’re sure to find something for everyone. For other late-night snacks, check out our Drunk Food Index – it doesn’t disappoint.

Being a creative hub, Sheffield has some amazing theatres and music venues. A must is heading to The Leadmill, Sheffield’s oldest running venue, where you can find everything from live music, comedy, and theatre performances to club nights, cinema, and talks.

And don’t forget about the Peak District on your doorstep. This gorgeous National Park is a must-visit for any student needing to step away from the daily grind and get some much-needed downtime away from their student flats in Sheffield.

Student travel in Sheffield

Getting to and from your student accommodation in Sheffield is easy with reliable public buses and a tram system. As with most places, students living in Sheffield are eligible for discounted public transport.

By Bus

There are two main bus operators in Sheffield – Stagecoach and First. They run regularly to and from the universities, so you’ll never be short of options. Check out the bus route information.

By Tram 

The tram system, aka Supertram, is one of the favoured ways to get around Sheffield due to its connections to the universities. With both a traditional tram and a tram-train hybrid available, the first in the UK, this transport network allows you to get home to your student flats in Sheffield from the early hours up until midnight.

By Train

For any travel to the outside suburbs or beyond, the train is your best bet. Operated by Northern, the train system connects you to anything outside the city centre.

Featured neighbourhoods around Sheffield student halls

Eccleshall Road 

Otherwise known as ‘Eccy Road’, this four-mile stretch is known for always having something on and is close to lots of student accommodation in Sheffield. Eccleshall Road is a popular hangout for students, filled with unique independent businesses, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars. It’s just down the road from Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park for those sunny summer days. Don’t forget about Sharrow Vale Road, which has a similar vibe to Eccleshall Road and hosts a large street market three times a year.

Crookes and Crookesmoor

There are lots of Sheffield student halls in the suburbs of Crookes and Crookesmoor. Popular not only because of its close proximity to the University of Sheffield campus but also because of the array of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars, not to mention the much-loved Unwrapped, a zero-waste store for those environmentally conscious students, you’ll always find something to do. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite to eat, a coffee and a croissant, or sitting down for a cocktail, this area is sure to satisfy. Not too far away in the next suburb of Bolehill is the Bolehills BMX Track, a popular spot for those who like to grab their bike and hit the dirt tracks.

City Centre

In the City Centre is where you’ll find Sheffield’s many museums, like the Millennium Gallery or The National Videogame Museum, as well as the iconic Winter Garden, a large temperate glasshouse home to more than 2,500 plants from around the world. Or, if street art is your thing, check out the Sheffield street art trail. The walk is around 40 minutes and will take you to 10 locations featuring the best of street art in Sheffield.

Sheffield student halls FAQs

When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Sheffield?

Generally, the hunt for student accommodation in Sheffield begins in October-November during the term. However, we recommend starting to look at least six months before the contract start date.

What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Sheffield? 

There’s a fantastic range of student accommodation in Sheffield at Mystudenthalls.com, from studios to flats and apartments with ensuites and shared bathroom and kitchen options. Plus, each accommodation option has a range of facilities for residents, including on-site gyms, TV and games rooms and more.

How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Sheffield? 

Student accommodation in Sheffield is generally very affordable, with prices starting at £62 per week and ranging to £155 per week, depending on your choice of location.

Is Sheffield affordable for students?

Budgeting is all part of university life, and thankfully, Sheffield is one of the most affordable student cities in the UK, with a range of student accommodations on offer and plenty of student savings on transport, food and entertainment across the city!

Will I have to pay a deposit on my Sheffield student accommodation?

Many student halls in Sheffield don’t require a deposit, and some may take a booking fee that doubles as a deposit. If you are required to pay a deposit, it is legally capped at five weeks’ rent. Check out our tips on how to make sure you get your deposit back for more information.

Can I stay with a friend in Sheffield student flats?

There are plenty of options for staying with friends in Sheffield student accommodation, including flats and even ‘twodios’, with separate bedrooms and a shared kitchenette/living room area.

Can I view a property before booking?

Absolutely! Look for the eye icon on our listings to see properties that can easily be viewed online, or simply contact your prospective accommodation to see if they offer in-person visits. Open days are another great way to view accommodation in person, as you’ll be able to ask current students what their experience has been.

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