Student Accommodation

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.

Homestay accommodation

Staying with an Englush Family whilst studying English in BristolMost 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.

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Rodney House - available until June 2017

Situated in Clifton Village amongst shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, Rodney House is only a short walk away from the school and many famous landmarks.

18 bedrooms across three floors

Six single rooms per floor

Shared bathroom and shower room on each floor

Combined kitchen and eating area - perfect for socialising with other students

Free Wifi & TV

Laundry facilities

Duvets covers, bed sheets and towels are provided

Our apartments are open to IH Bristol students aged 18 years and over.

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.

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Arranging your own accommodation:

Please be aware that you will probably need to pay council tax if you are in your own accommodation. You can find information about this here:

Hotels - There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs in Bristol to suit all budgets.

Getting around in Bristol

The best way to get around Bristol is on foot but if you prefer to take the bus then First Buses offer an excellent service with student discounts.


Travelling from Bristol Airport to Rodney House Apartments

You can get to Rodney House either by bus, train, or taxi.

By bus/train: You can take the 'A1 Bristol Flyer' bus from the airport to Bristol Temple Meads train station.

This will cost £7 for a single ticket or £11 for a return. Buy tickets here:

From Bristol Temple Meads, you can take the First Bus number 8 to 'Clifton Village'. When you get off the bus, turn right and Rodney House will be 1 minutes' walk on your left.