Bristol Accommodation Guide

We recognise the importance of students being able to find the right student accommodation whilst studying at BIMM Bristol. It’s a big part of your student experience and our accommodation guide below is here to answer all of your questions.

There are two main types of student accommodation:

  • Halls of Residence
  • Shared housing or flats

At BIMM, we don’t own any of our own halls of residence but this won’t get in your way as there are plenty of private halls of residence around the city. There’s also the option of moving into a shared student house or flat in the city and we have plenty of ways you can meet other freshers such as through social media groups and events.

*Please note that the accommodation options listed here are owned and operated by third-party companies and individuals. BIMM Bristol are signposting to these organisations in order to support students finding suitable student accommodation.

BIMM Bristol Accommodation Guide 2022/23 (PDF)

The following halls are central and close to BIMM Bristol, public transport links and amenities. You will be able to request in-person or virtual tours of the spaces and costs will be listed on each webpage:

If you cannot find a suitable spot in halls or if it’s not your preferred option, there are plenty of letting agents within the city to support you finding a student house share or flat share.

Most letting agents will require you to be in a group before you approach them for a property. To make connections and find housemates you can join our BIMM Bristol freshers group here: BIMM Bristol Freshers | Facebook.

Once you have a group together, you can approach local student lettings agents to find properties:

You can also browse Rightmove here using the student accommodation filter.

Our partner student lettings agents HYBR can support you finding a student property.

HYBR is an award-winning platform that empowers students to have a great rental experience by offering everything you need as a student renter in one place.

HYBR offers a broad range of properties and free around-the-clock support for students, priding themselves on going above and beyond to make your first renting experience delightful.

How it works

  • Step 1. Check out HYBR homes on their website or contact [email protected] with your requirements (what are you looking for?).
  • Step 2. Book an online or in-person viewing.
  • Step 3. Get 24/7 customer support before and after your rental starts.
  • Step 4. Move to your dream home and enjoy a great rental experience.
  • Take someone with you or let someone else know exactly where you are when you visit a property, just to err on the side of caution.
  • Compare a range of different landlords and properties
  • When you go to view, take notes and photos and use our checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything.
  • Get informed – knowing your rights will help you view properties more critically and put you in a stronger negotiating position

Our Viewing Checklist

Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions – it’s a big decision.

  1. Does the place look well maintained?
  2. Will you be warm enough in winter?
  3. Will it be safe and secure?
  4. Does it have the space and facilities you
    need (i.e. washing machine, heating,
    fridge/freezer)?
  5. Are the current tenants happy with the landlord
  6. Is the property affordable and good value?
  7. Is the area suitable for your needs?

Student Advice

Why not hear from the students who have lived and breathed the process? Discover our Accommodation Top Tips Checklist by Ells Sivakumaran.


"Some people offer to pay a bit more rent than the others in order to have a bigger room. Even if it’s a small amount, showing that courtesy can be really important in keeping the peace. If you’re a group that would like to have a big communal space, you may need to be willing to compromise on bedroom size. When thinking about space, the most important thing is to be realistic about what you need, nothing too small or too big!"
Ells Sivakumaran, Event Management Graduate

Amy Huscroft

"Bristol is very chilled and friendly. A lot of the main attractions, clubs, and coolest places are within walking distance which is great, especially for us students living in the centre."
Amy Huscroft, Vocals

BIMM Institute Bristol has two campuses in the heart of Stokes Croft, St James’ House and Kings Square.

You will have the majority of your lessons in these two buildings, although depending on your course, some classes are held offsite in music venues across the city. However, it’s still within a short distance of our two buildings.

There is an abundance of student accommodation within a short distance of both campuses.

These areas of Bristol are well known for being vibrant and student friendly places to live:

  • Stokes Croft
  • Kingsdown
  • Gloucester Road
  • Cotham
  • Montpelier
  • St. Andrews
  • Clifton
  • Redland
  • Bishopston
  • Horfield
  • St Werburghs
  • Southville
  • The centre of the city

Redland, Clifton and Cotham are great student areas as they are in close proximity to the University of Bristol so there are plenty of bars, pubs, cafes and student spots.

Gloucester Road, Stokes Croft and Montpelier are a stone’s throw from our two campuses and are vibrant and creative communities with a range of music venues, cafes, bars and independent shops on your doorstep.

Bristol is well connected through public transport services; frequent buses that run all through the night, rail links, cycle lanes and voi scooters make it easy to get around.

Please note there are no parking facilities or allocated bike racks available for students at BIMM, but there are bike racks and rails available nearby to the Institute

Any Questions?

When you enrol our student support team is on hand to support you with any accommodation questions or issues and can liaise with your landlord, halls provider or lettings agents on your behalf.

For any questions regarding student accommodation or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute Bristol, please contact our Admissions Team on 0344 2 646 666 or email [email protected].

 

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