We have a number of accommodation options to suit different lifestyles and budgets. Most are within easy reach of the school, normally a 25-minute walk or short bus ride.
Our accommodation officer is always on hand to help you find the best kind of accommodation for your needs and to sort out any issues that may arise.
Most of our students stay in homestay accommodation with a British host family. This allows you to share family meals and experience English culture first hand.
Our homestay hosts are families, couples and single people. We have chosen them for you because they have clean, comfortable homes near the school, and they offer a friendly welcome to our students. We want you to feel like one of the family. This is a great way to help you practise your English naturally. We visit all our host families regularly to make sure the accommodation they offer is of the highest standard.
When you arrive, your host will show you how to get to school on the first morning. Most hosts live within 20-30 minutes of the school on foot or by public transport.
Homestay families provide two meals a day, included in the price of your accommodation. You have a private bedroom with somewhere to put your clothes, and a table to work at. Every day you eat with members of the host family at breakfast and in the evening, and you can have meals together at weekends. We never put two students who speak the same language in the same home, so you will have plenty of opportunity to practise your English and get to know more about the English way of life.
Self-catering homestay accommodation, where you live with a family but buy and cook all your food, is also available. This is a little cheaper.
Short Term Apartments:
Only available to students aged 18 years and over, prices start from around £110 per week
Clifton Short Lets - private rented apartments, flexible dates
Clifton Short Lets offer flexible accommodation within a 10 minute walk in the heart of Clifton. International House students are able to receive a 10% discount on their rates which include WiFi, bills, council tax and VAT by using the code 'INTHOUSE'.
Just click on the Clifton Short Lets link to visit their website and choose the option which is best for you. If you have any problems with your booking, let us know and we can contact them to help you.
Only available to students aged 18 years and over, prices start from around £140 per week
Long Term Apartment Rentals:
There are plenty of real estate agencies in Bristol who will help you find an apartment to rent. Bear in mind that the minimum stay is usually 6 months and you will probably need to pay council tax plus a security deposit .
More information about Council Tax here: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/council-tax.
Getting around in Bristol
The best way to get around Bristol is on foot or by bike, but if you prefer to take the bus then First Buses offer an excellent service with student discounts.
Yobike rent bikes by the hour