Our Luxury Student Accommodation in Bristol
Our student accommodation in Bristol is some of the best on offer in the city. Our student apartments and studios are sleek, functional and conveniently located. If you want student accommodation that provides style and comfort, you’ll love our refreshingly unique accommodation.
Almero are proud to offer a wide range of Bristol student properties including flats, apartments and studios. All of our student accommodation is ideally situated near the centre of Bristol. Perfectly located for exploring the city and easily getting to lectures at either the Bristol University or the Bristol UWE campuses. Imagine a modern, beautiful, exquisitely decorated student’s home from home, with all the finishing touches you need to make the most of your student living experience. Well, you truly can have it all with our high end student living spaces.
What Does Our Student Accommodation Include?
At Almero, we believe that students should no longer be willing to settle for sub-standard accommodation. Our student accommodation in Bristol is designed to give you the best place to live, with no hassle, for a stress-free university experience.
Bristol is the largest city in the South West of England, and is one of the most exciting, student-friendly and fast moving cities in the UK, boasting some truly magnificent architecture (old and new), along with several new developments including a brand new shopping centre in the heart of the city.
Environmentally friendly, it is the only UK metropolis to have won the European Green Capital title in 2015 and has become the first “cycling city”, involved in a £100,000 government scheme aimed at encouraging cycling. With 400,000 people living there, Bristol is getting bigger and better by the day!
There is always something to see and is one of the most popular tourist destinations, with a whole range of festivals, pubs, restaurants, and activities to entertain and delight. Why not check out the Clifton suspension bridge, see Banksy’s street art, or visit the historic houses or museums before going to an underground gig?
The city centre also delivers fantastic options for downtime and nightlife. With numerous pubs and clubs open day or night this area of the city always delivers whether you are looking for a quiet Sunday stroll or a wild night out.
All of our student accommodation is situated near Bristol’s excellent transport links, making it easy for you to travel all around Bristol, whether you are studying or sight-seeing.
Universities In Bristol
There are two excellent Uni options in Bristol. Bristol is a great place to study and there’s lots to do at any time of the day or night. Besides excellent academic institutions, it also offers nice hotspots for students to hang out, shopping, sightseeing and good food, and is only an hour and a half from London.
University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is highly rated as an academic institution globally, and ranked top ten in the UK as a place to study, and also is the fourth most targeted by leading recruiters. The Uni delivers its prestigious, research-led undergraduate and postgraduate courses through six faculties, namely, the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.
University of the West of England (UWE)
Also an exceptional place to study and highly rated for student satisfaction. The staff of the Uni are well known to be very supportive of their students, and the Uni offers many societies and events for students to get involved in.
What To Do In Bristol?
The largest city in the south-west of England, Bristol is an exciting, multicultural place with a lot to offer students.
Take a boat road around the docks and waterways that enabled Bristol to become so successful. Bristol Ferry Boats offer waterbus services all year round and let you get on and off too. So instead of taking the bus, why don’t you hop on the ferry?
Bristol is known as a “cycling city” due to the government scheme to encourage people to get their bikes out, so why not explore the huge open spaces and wooded trails of Ashton Court, or ride the Bristol to Bath Railway Path that follows the route of an old train line through the countryside for 13 miles.
Book A Hot Air Balloon Ride
View the city from up above with your own balloon ride, and don’t miss the fabulous Bristol Balloon Fiesta in August, Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 150 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. It lasts for four days and is completely free.
See a Band Bristol also offers a great music/social scene and can take credit for great bands such as Portishead, Massive Attack and Kosheen to name but a few. If you are a fan of live music you will love some of the great live music venues that Bristol has to offer from listening to live jazz at the Old Duke to hearing some of the best up and coming bands at the Fleece and firkin or The Academy.
Visit Bristol’s huge covered shopping centre, with over 500 stores filled with restaurants, designer brands and independent retailers there is something very everyone.
Banksy’s Street Art
Situated in the Stokes Croft area, known for being the cultural area of the city, and has kept some of Banksy’s earliest work. Banksy began creating his art in Bristol and, although sadly much of his work has been lost, you can still find some of Banksy’s earliest career- defining graffiti throughout the streets.
Popular Places to Eat in Bristol
For those nights eating in, your student accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen with a large fridge freezer and modern appliances, but for those times when you wish to venture out, here are a few of the most noteworthy restaurants which all visitors are encouraged to visit.
The Wild Beer Co
An American Style Tap Room and restaurant with over 22 draft beers along with a collection of bottles and cans it is a showcase of wild, sour and barrel-aged beers with plenty of pales, lagers and IPAs thrown in for good measure. For beer-lovers it is a must.
While not a restaurant the Wapping Wharf is a new quarter in the historical and cultural heart of Bristol where people can live, shop, eat and relax by the city’s glistening waterfront. It has many wonderful new places to eat, and is one of the perfect places to find culinary delights.
No Man’s Grace
Winner of the “BEST NEWCOMER 2015” at the Bristol Good Food Awards – June 2015, No Man’s Grace serves modern, elegant European and British style food. They utilise local produce in the South West as much as they can and create a menu that reflects and changes according to the seasons.
The Bridge Café
With floor to ceiling windows that open out onto a terrace The Bridge Café boasts amazing views of the famous Clifton Suspension bridge. Offering a modern British menu that changes with the seasons it is easy to understand why this is such a popular place to eat.
The Glassboat Restaurant
As is obvious from the name this restaurant is found on the floating harbour in the heart of Bristol, and serves up fantastic views, as well as a variety of bistro classics inspired by both French and English dishes. Its interior is beautifully restored and is definitely worth a visit.
Built during the Victorian era the Lido is an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a spa and restaurant. The perfect place to relax, and it also serves amazing food. Voted in The National Restaurant Awards 2015 enjoy the taste of France, Morrocco, or Spain. It is now a protected site and highly popular.
Bristol is a multicultural city with a wide range of foods and restaurants, and there are many more places to eat in Bristol than this list, so make sure you venture out of your luxury accommodation from time to time and don’t leave Bristol without trying a few dishes first.
Alternative Places To Study
There are those moments when you want to study on your own away from the stresses of the library, need to leave your student accommodation because you’ve been shut in way too long, or maybe just want a change of scene. Here are some of the best alternative places to study:
Redland Library: A quiet library this is a great place to study when you need a break from the university library. It even hosts reading groups on the third Thursday of each month. Next to Clifton Down Station on Whiteladies road it is easy to get there and opens Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, and until 7pm on a Wednesday, so there is no rush to get up early.
Boston Tea Party: A modern, independent British café with a busy buzz this café will make you feel like part of a studying community. Just make sure you get there early as brunch and lunchtimes get busy. Both branches are open from 7am Monday- Saturday and have the added value of studying over a balanced, nutritional breakfast –solving both revision and healthy eating for the day.
Bristol Central Library: This historical grade I listed building situated in College Green is awe-inspiring and suitably grand for writing ground-breaking essays. With massive windows and marble stairs it is truly a wondrous place to study.
Popular Student Areas
Student Areas near University of Bristol: Gloucester Road, Bishopston.
Student Area near University of the West of England: Barrow Ashton
Bristol has many areas that you can enjoy and meet people while you are living in student accommodation. Here are a couple of places we recommend visiting, particularly when you are just beginning student life:
Whiteladies Road (also known as the ‘golden mile’) in Clifton, is always a popular area for students due to its unlimited amount of bars, clubs and restaurants, making it a buzzing lively place and home to many of our accredited student properties. Leading onto the Triangle you will find Bristol Museum, Park Street and Wills Memorial Building.
One of Bristol’s best kept secrets has got to be the gem that is ‘Clifton Village’ with an array of quirky shops, boutique style restaurants and gastro pubs it really cannot be missed and is definitely one of the premier locations to live.
Stocks Croft : According to this website, Stokes Croft is the “Best known as the city’s arty quarter, Stokes Croft in Bristol is packed full of independent and quirky bars.”
Places To Go Out At Night
Hausbar: Located on Whiteladies road hidden underneath an Indian restaurant, this bar embodies the culture of Bristol. The original Bristol speakeasy is one of the best places to drink In Bristol or a great place to have a nightcap before you head home.
The Milk Thistle: Is a traditional pub that caters to the more discerning drinker. Expect wood panelling and Old Fashioneds with some of Bristol’s true hipsters. The pub is sprawled out over 4 floors with plenty of space for large groups.
Small Bar: This pub is great for craft beer lovers with over 25 different beers on draught. The beers at Small Bar are very strong and lots of them are sold in thirds glasses to account for their strength. If you want a good evening with friends trying lots of different beers then Small Bar is the place for you.
Cosies: Wine Bar by day, club by night. Cosies is known for its heavy basslines and drops, making it a firm favourite in the Bristol club scene. It’s called cosies for a reason though, as like a lot of nightclubs in Bristol, things are quite compact and there’s not a lot of space.
Thekla: A nightclub on a boat is not something you’d normally expect to see anywhere but Thekla is just that. It’s a great night out if you are looking for great music and something different to do. The nightclub also hosts some of the best bands in the country so be sure to look out to see if your favourite band is going to be playing there.
Lakota: Is a mega club with acres of space and is one of the oldest clubs in Bristol. It’s gone from the 90s rave scene to the more recent drum ‘n’ bass side of music. It’s always a great night out in Bristol at Lakota, especially if you’re a student as they run plenty of student nights.
Check out our map to find some important locations that you will need to know about before beginning your time at university.
Famous Landmarks in Bristol
There are also many places to visit in Bristol, from museums to architectural attractions you will feel like you never have to leave the city. Here are just a few places you should make a note to visit during your time at university.
Bristol City Docks
The Bristol docks are one of Bristol’s greatest assets, and have drawn trade to the city throughout history. Gone are the days of pirates and sugar traders and now the docks are home to an assortment of restaurants, pubs and museums. While you’re visiting, finish off the night in the famous Thekla nightclub or The Apple cider bar, which are located on boats and found dotted along the dockside.
These limestone caves are truly stunning, with stalagmites, stalactites and natural lakes within them beautifully lit. Walk through on your own or hire a guide to tell you the history and shocking tales that have been told about the place over the last few years. Don’t miss the attractions surrounding the caves, which include a mirror maze, pirate golf and a Victorian Penny Arcade.
SS Great Britain
Designed in 1843 the SS Great Britain was one the largest steamships ever built used to transport passengers between Bristol and New York in only 14 days. She was then sold due to enormous debt and proceeded to serve as a troop vessel, emigration ship and coal hulk before eventually being scuttled (this is where the ship’s hull is filled with water and the ship is allowed to sink). She was then rescued from the ocean and towed back to Bristol. She is now a beautiful sight and can be explored at your leisure.
Bristol Science Museum
The At Bristol Science Museum is an interactive experience that features zones including space, technology, and the human brain. It is one of the largest science centres and advertises the UK’s only 3D planetarium.
If you find yourself searching for a little greenery, visit Queen Square, a beautiful Georgian Park area that regularly hosts outdoor theatre, concerts, and other events. It is also a great place to study and enjoy the sunshine.
It’s easy to overlook having fun at university when you’re studying all the time, so make sure you take a break now and again and enjoy living in student accommodation in such a prime location!