Student accommodation in Bournemouth

Life's a beach at our Bournemouth student accommodation. With student housing close to the town centre and university, and less than a mile from Bournemouth beach, sink your toes into student life.
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We know your plans may change, so all bookings come with a seven day cooling off period. Also, if you don’t get a visa or expected grades after that date, you can cancel your booking for free. T&Cs apply.

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University accommodation in Bournemouth

Sun, sea and student housing – Bournemouth has it all. This coastal town is a stomping ground for holidaymakers and students alike, boasting seven miles of golden sand and an electric nightlife. Whether you’re enjoying a chilled Sunday at the Oceanarium or grabbing a drink at Chaplin’s, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this vibrant student hub.

You’ll find excellent student accommodation in Bournemouth with Unite Students that’s centrally located near the hottest spots of the South Coast. Our student halls are nestled in the city centre, just a stone’s throw from convenient transport links, so you can get to and from classes with ease.

Leave your Bournemouth student accommodation and take a short stroll to one of the city’s blue flag beaches. Or visit the pedestrianised town centre, home to independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, and live music venues.

How to book Bournemouth student accommodation

Booking student accommodation in Bournemouth is quick and easy with Unite Students. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose your property and room type from our selection – from ensuites to studios.
  2. Get in touch to arrange a viewing if you want to see it in person – or view virtually with a 360 tour on the website.
  3. Choose your tenancy length – stay the whole year, the academic year, or for a shorter period like a semester.
  4. Enter your name, date of birth, country of residence, contact details, university of study and course.
  5. Submit your guarantor details - they must be over 25 and could be liable for rent in a debt situation.
  6. Enter your payment details – set up a Direct Debit and never worry about missing a payment again or enter your credit or debit card details.
  7. Choose an instalment plan that works for you –either one, three, or seven payments.

You will need:

  • To be at least 16 years old
  • To be a student in education

Please note, our accommodations are single occupancy rooms only – so there’s no sharing.

You get:

  • 7 Day Cooling-Off Period – if you change your mind about your Bournemouth student accommodation, you can cancel your booking within seven days of receiving your booking confirmation.
  • No Place, No Pay – you may be eligible to cancel your agreement at no cost if your offer is withdrawn or you choose a different university. This is applicable to first-year undergraduate students only.

Types of room

Ensuite rooms

Browse our range of ensuites for a private bathroom and study space.

Enjoy the privacy of your own sleeping space and adjoined private bathroom, while still having access to communal areas to relax with flatmates.


Choose from our sleek and stylish studio apartments for the ultimate privacy.

Opt for an individual flat complete with its own living space, bathroom and kitchen. Perfect for those who value privacy and independence.

Accessible rooms

Opt for a spacious accessible room, suitable for all your needs.

These rooms are generally more spacious with features to help students with additional access requirements. Please email our accessibility team for a room tailored to your needs.

Ways to pay

You can secure a booking for your Bournemouth student accommodation through:

  1. Direct debit
  2. Credit or debit card
  3. UnionPay (for international students)

When you make your booking, you can pay in full or multiple instalments. All Unite Student properties are available with bills included, so you won’t have to worry about any unexpected additional costs.

All renters are required to have a guarantor. This is someone over 25-years-old – such as a parent or carer – who can guarantee payments will be maintained if you’re unable to pay your rent on time.

While a deposit isn’t needed, an advance rent payment may be required. This is a fraction of the full-year amount, and we’ll put this towards your first rent instalment.

Direct debit

Your accommodation fees are automatically deducted from your bank account.

Pay by card

Pay your fees with a debit or credit card. We accept Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard and Maestro.


International students can pay by UnionPay via your online customer account.

When should I book student accommodation in Bournemouth?

You can apply for student accommodation in Bournemouth from the first week in November for the following academic year. Bournemouth is a popular student destination, and there is only one Unite Students property in the city, so it’s best to book as soon as possible.

Be aware that universities often have deadlines for applying ahead of your course start day, so don’t leave it until the last minute. Applying early also means you can lock in the price with no unexpected rises in costs.

Booking Bournemouth student accommodation through clearing

If you’re applying for university through clearing, there’s no need to panic. Most universities will keep rooms available for clearing students. That means we may still have some Bournemouth university accommodation available.

Even if there are no rooms up for grabs, there’s the option to join the waiting list. And if you don’t get your place, you can always cancel for free with our No Place, No Pay policy.


How much is student accommodation in Bournemouth?

Prices for Bournemouth student accommodation can range from budget accommodation away from the city centre to more high-end offerings close to popular amenities within the city. Booking your accommodation early can help to lock in the best price.

How secure is the student accommodation in Bournemouth?

Unite Students takes your safety very seriously. All our properties are accessed by either a secure fob or card system and each room has its own lock. We also have CCTV in operation at every home, as well as a concierge with 24/7 assistance and an onsite service team.

What is the best student area in Bournemouth?

Lansdowne is perfectly placed for enjoying student life, offering an eclectic mix of culture and fun. Holdenhurst Road is home to the Old Fire Station nightclub and Sound Circus. Head along Old Christchurch Road for independent bars and clubs and familiar names like Revolution. You’ll also find our Purbeck House accommodation just off Lansdowne Road.

Can I view accommodation before booking in Bournemouth?

Yes, you can view student accommodation in Bournemouth before booking with Unite Students. We’ve created virtual tours so you can view our properties online, but there is also the option to view the property in person if you’re visiting the city ahead of term starting.

Do you have to stay in halls at Bournemouth university?

With Unite Students, you can choose university-owned halls or privately-run student housing in Bournemouth, as well as group housing. If you’ve requested accommodation through your university, our local property team will get in touch to complete your booking.

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