University Apartment Guide: Places to Stay Near UK Universities

Thursday 01 October 2020 by Kayleigh Little Heading to a university open day? Are you already a student whose got friends and family pestering you for a campus visit? Or maybe you’re planning on sticking around during the summer and need a place to call home, before heading back to your student accommodation? Whatever your reasons behind needing a place to stay close by, we’ve got you covered.


Finding a place to stay near your chosen university that ticks all the boxes can be tricky. Firstly, you want somewhere that’s ideally within walking distance to campus, or at least somewhere that has good transport links. Next, you’re probably looking for a place that caters to everyone - somewhere that groups of friends, a whole family or just you alone can be comfortable in. Lastly, it’s all about location, location, location – as you’ll obviously want to find accommodation that’s within easy reach of local restaurants, shops, bars, attractions or even nightlife.

Luckily, we’ve put together a university apartment guide to set you on the right track to booking an affordable, cosy and convenient home away from home.


University apartments for friends and family


Places to stay near Manchester University

Graduating from Manchester Metropolitan and need somewhere for you and your parents to stay? Maybe you’re a student at Salford University or the University of Manchester and you’ve got family coming to visit you during term time?

Finding a central place to stay in this exciting city has never been easier. With SACO, you can choose between Whitworth Locke or Manchester Piccadilly for your university apartment needs. Both are just minutes away from everything that Manchester has to offer, but we’ve popped some additional information below on the best places to stay near Manchester University – whichever one you go to!


Salford University

With Salford being a bit further out of the city centre, the nearest SACO aparthotel is at Manchester Piccadilly, which is a 15 minute drive – or a 35 minute walk if you feel like stretching your legs and exploring the city!


University of Manchester

Whitworth Locke is just a 15 minute walk from the University of Manchester, and has all the facilities your friends or family will need for a flawless, relaxing homestay.


Manchester Metropolitan University

Just a brisk 9 minute walk to Manchester Metropolitan, our Whitworth Locke aparthotels are the perfect place to stay if you want to be at the centre of it all. However, our Manchester Piccadilly apartments are also just a 10 minute stroll away – ideal if you’re hopping on the train!


Places to stay near Manchester University


Places to stay near Cardiff University

When we say our apartments are located all over the UK – we really mean it! So if you’re looking for places to stay near Cardiff University, you’re in the right place.

The Welsh capital is home to two of the most renowned universities in Britain – Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan. With such a prestigious reputation, over 30,000 students end up picking Cardiff University as their first choice. That’s a lot of open days and campus visits! If you’re thinking of heading to this seaside city to study, you’ll want somewhere to bed down while you check out your potential future. And if you’re already a student here, odds are your friends are keen to visit you for a night out or a weekend break!

Located just a 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre – and a 20 minute walk from both Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan – SACO’s stunning apartments on Cathedral Road provide the perfect backdrop to any stay in Cardiff.


Places to stay near Bristol University

Voted as the UK’s best city to live in, and home to over 40,000 students, the University of Bristol speaks for itself. Looking for accommodation near Bristol University? You’re in luck.

SACO Broad Quay and SACO Bristol – West India House are both located within a 15 minute walk of Bristol’s famous university campus. Whether you’ve got friends or family visiting, or you’re working throughout the summer months, we’ve got an apartment to suit every need.

Staying with SACO means you’ll be close to Bristol's main business, leisure, harbourside and shopping hubs, and only a 15 minute walk from Temple Meads station. The harbourside has some of Bristol's finest galleries, museums, restaurants and bars, so there's plenty to see and do right on your doorstep.


Places to stay near London Universities

When it comes to universities, London is a bit of a maze. With over 40 different universities and colleges in the city centre, and over 300,000 full-time students, it’s more than likely that someone you know ends up becoming a Londoner!

Luckily, SACO have 11 different aparthotel locations in the capital. So whichever university you’re visiting, we’ve got the place for you!

So, if you’re looking for accommodation near the University of London, University College, Kings College, London Metropolitan, Imperial College…or any of the others on the endless list of campuses in the city, SACO have all the facilities required to fulfil your university apartment needs.


Browse our collection of London aparthotels.


University apartments for every location

Hopefully you’ve been able to make a decision about accommodation near university, but if not, rest assured that we haven’t even scratched the surface on what SACO have to offer! Take a look at our other apartment locations below to book an affordable – yet luxury – stay in the UK.









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