Bristol Accommodation Guide

We recognise the importance of students being able to find suitable accommodation whilst studying at BIMM University. It’s a big part of your student experience, and our accommodation guide below is here to answer all of your questions. BIMM University doesn’t have student halls, but this won’t get in your way as there are plenty of private halls and private letting opportunities around the city.

We’ll give you the inside track on dealing with estate agents, what to look for when house viewing and where the best places are to live in the city. We’ll also further discuss your different accommodation options, such as private student accommodation or house shares.

Our friendly Student Support Team are here should you need further accommodation advice, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Accommodation for 2024/25 Entry

BIMM University has partnered with top student accommodation provider, Amber, to service all our campus locations, ensuring you have exclusive access to the best living spaces in the city. Say goodbye to the hassle of searching for the ideal place to live and hello to a worry-free academic year.

What can you expect?

  • Prime Locations: Our accommodations are conveniently located near campus and local amenities.
  • Comfortable Living: Enjoy well-furnished and fully equipped spaces designed with students in mind.
  • Affordable Options: We offer a range of budget-friendly choices to suit your financial needs.
  • Safety First: Your security is our priority; our accommodations are equipped with modern safety features.
  • Peace of Mind: Our exclusive properties are verified, and price match guaranteed.
  • Early Bird Offers: Take advantage of rent reductions by booking early and unlock savings on moving and lifestyle expenses like restaurant charges, luggage fees, gym memberships, and so much more!
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BIMM Institute student accommodation

How to secure your accommodation

  1. Apply to study a degree programme at BIMM Music Institute for the upcoming 2024/25 academic year.
  2. Firmly accept an offer of a place on a degree programme at BIMM Music Institute, conditional or unconditional.
  3. Browse through our available options using the unique link provided by BIMM Music Institute upon firm acceptance of your offer.*
  4. Select your preferred accommodation and follow the easy booking process.

Please note: Applicants must be aged 18 or over and confirm BIMM Music Institute as their firm choice to be eligible for accommodation. If BIMM is your insurance choice, you will not be eligible to apply for accommodation, and we would advise checking out the alternative accommodation options below.

* Exclusive accommodations and discounts, are reserved solely for students who secure their accommodation through the exclusive link provided by BIMM upon firm acceptance. These privileges are not applicable to other properties listed on Amber’s public website.

City Centre

A range of private halls and private rented flats are available in the city centre. Living in the city centre means you are only a short walk from the university and all the amenities offered by living there.

Stokes Croft, Gloucester Road and Montpelier

There are loads of private halls and private rented flats available in the Stokes Croft, Gloucester Road and Montpelier areas. Stokes Croft is where our campus is, so you’d be around the corner from BIMM Music Institute Bristol.

Clifton, Cotham and Redland

Clifton, Cotham and Redland are each around a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute cycle from campus. These areas are all very popular with students and have a range of student lets available.

Other popular areas include:

  • Kingsdown St. Andrews
  • Clifton
  • Redland
  • Bishopston
  • Horfield
  • St Werburghs

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.

Hotwells House

  • Distance to campus: 20-minute walk (located by the harbourside)
  • Includes bills, contents insurance, 24-hour security, and onsite laundry

Cavas Accommodation

  • Distance to campus: 1-minute walk (CANVAS are our next-door neighbours!)
  • Includes rooftop terrace, free Wi-Fi, social and workspaces, onsite laundry, and games room

Kings Square studios

  • Distance to campus: 2-minute walk
  • Includes gym, free Wi-Fi, social and workspaces, onsite laundry, and games room

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 in finding a student house share or flat share.

The cost per week of living in a shared flat or house is much less than in halls. You’ll be able to pick properties based on your budget. 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, which we email to all offer holders.

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

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  •  We recommend trying to view a property twice. You’ll be more likely to notice problems the second time around.
  • 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.
  • It’s also a good idea to visit the area at night. If you do this, please ensure you stick to the point above and take someone with you.
  • Make sure you and all your other housemates view the property. Don’t take someone else’s word that the property is right for you.
  • Compare a range of different landlords and properties.
  • Take your time, and don’t let landlords pressure you; there is a surplus of suitable properties in the area, and you will find somewhere you like.
  • When you go to view, take notes and photos and use our checklist to ensure you don’t miss anything.
  • Knowing your rights will help you view properties more critically and strengthen your negotiating position.
Ells Sivakumaran, Brighton Event Management student - BIMM Institute

"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

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 Music Institute Bristol, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].


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