Southampton student accommodation
Choosing the right student accommodation is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a fresher. The property you choose can have a big impact on your university experience, so it’s important to find a place that suits your lifestyle and budget. Southampton offers a great selection of properties to suit all tastes and budgets, from student halls to private rented flats. You can also get help from our student accommodaton service, SASSH, to navigate your way around the different options.
You can find a property thats right for you by signing up to our Southampton student accommodation service, or searching on SASSH. It’s free to sign up with your university email and you can then search for student houses, flats or lodgings across Southampton. You can also set up alerts so you get notified when new properties are added. If you’re a landlord who wants to rent out a property to students, then you can create a listing on SASSH too.
The city centre is home to student flats, hostels and student accommodation centres, where you can find a range of rooms. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and shops in the surrounding area. Many of these places are within walking distance of the university, or you can use buses such as First Southampton, Bluestar, Xelabus and Wheelers to get there.
what type of property you choose in Southampton student accommodation
If you choose to live in halls, it’s worth bearing in mind that it’s a shared environment and you’ll probably have to share a bathroom with other Southampton student accommodation. Some people aren’t keen on this, particularly if they’re in a mixed-sex block or there’s only a limited number of showers and toilets. If you’re not happy with this, then renting a studio flat or an en suite room in a private house may be more suitable for you.
Most university halls are catered, so you’ll have meals provided. However, you can also choose to rent a self-catered property, where you’ll need to cook your own meals. This can be cheaper than living in catered halls, but it can take away some of the socialising aspects of student life.
Social spaces, such as communal kitchens, lounges, and outdoor gathering areas, promote social interaction and community building. Accommodation providers are also partnering with local businesses to offer discounts and exclusive benefits to students, further enriching their experience.
Private halls, which are run for profit, tend to be more expensive than university-owned or managed halls. However, they often offer modern facilities and luxuries such as ensuite bathrooms. You should check whether bills are included in the price of a property before you sign up – some student homes include electricity, gas, water and TV licence bills, while others don’t.
Regardless of what type of property you choose, the key is to find somewhere that’s close to your university, and to enjoy all that Southampton has to offer. This includes a buzzing city centre with music venues, museums and art galleries, award-winning parks, amazing shopping and an incredible choice of restaurants and bars. There’s something for everyone in this exciting and vibrant port city, so why not start your student journey here?