It’s important that your student accommodation feels like a home away from home when you move to a new city.  What’s more, since Birmingham has three major universities, there’s plenty of accommodation to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly option or something by the canals, there’s a place for everyone. Here’s a list of some of the best student halls in Birmingham to help you make the decision easier!

Private Halls

Mary Sturge – Aston Street, Birmingham 

This popular accommodation is just a few minutes from the city centre. It is home to 677 students, and every room has an ensuite. The flats are comfortable and spacious- plus there is a common room with pool. ping pong tables and study space. In addition to this, there are vending machines, printing facilities, recycling and laundry all available on site. Prices start at £138 per week.

Canalside – Lower Loveday Street, Birmingham

Canalside is another popular accommodation choice for students. This modern accommodation is located just 5 minutes away from some of Birmingham’s universities and offers a range of en-suite rooms. It is set right in the heart of Birmingham’s bustling nightlife, but this accommodation provides a quiet place to come back to. Plus there’s the added bonus of it being near the water.

You’ll be able to enjoy some of the onsite amenities, such as a fully-equipped gym and a TV installed in your room. These are the perfect halls for someone who wants to be right in the thick of things when they go to university! Prices for Calanside start from £114 per week.

The Heights – Staniforth Street, Birmingham

Located right in the heart of Birmingham, The Heights is an ideal location for a student of any of the major universities. There are a variety of en-suite rooms and self-contained studios to choose from, as well as some cool on-site features, such as a sleek and modern common room and a yoga studio.

Better still, The Heights is only a 10-minute walk away from several major universities and puts you right by the city centre. This is the perfect student accommodation for those looking to be close to the action! Prices for The Heights begin at £155 per week.

The Old Fire Station – Aston Street, Birmingham

The Old Fire Station is undoubtedly one of the best student halls in Birmingham.  This 1930s building was converted into student accommodation but still retains some original features, including a 40ft fireman’s pole! Students are equipped with en-suite/ shared facilities, individual studios, as well as several onsite amenities such as a full gym and outdoor courtyard.

In addition to this, it is just a 3-minute drive away from some of the top universities, as well as being well connected to the city centre. This is perfect for someone looking for more unique student halls. Prices for The Old Fire Station start at $155 per week.

88 Bromsgrove House – Broomsgrove Street, Birmingham

This is a brand-new property for students in Birmingham and is very close to the University of Birmingham. This accommodation has some incredible amenities that you won’t find anywhere else, including a karaoke room, a cinema and a library! Of course, you still have all the basics, being able to choose from studios and one-bed apartments.

These are some of the best student halls in Birmingham for those wanting to be on the cutting edge of this vibrant city! To live in Bromsgrove House, prices start from £174 per week.

Selly Oak Court – Selly Oak, Birmingham

This modern accommodation is ideal for students attending the University of Birmingham, as it only 6 minutes away from their Selly Oak and Edgbaston campus.

You will have a choice of en-suite rooms and studio apartments, as well as being able to take full advantage of the onsite perks, such as a games area and common rooms. The Selly Oak area is very popular with university students, so it will be easy to make friends and enjoy the social life that it brings! Selly Oak costs upwards from £130 per week.


Belgrave View – Belgrave Middleway, Birmingham

This accommodation provides the quintessential student halls experience! There are various grades of rooms for students to choose from – ranging from bronze to platinum. What’s more, It is within 10 minutes of all the major universities and has parking available for residents, making transport extremely easy. In fact, it has all your necessities as a student and is one of the cheapest student halls you’ll find so close to the city centre. What more could you ask for! Belgrave View is available from £99 per week.


University of Birmingham

Oakley Court 

Oakley Court is one of UoB’s student halls and consists of 21 flats that accommodate 213 students. The halls have shared bathrooms and kitchens and are self-catered, with modern decor throughout the flats. They are centred around a pretty courtyard, and you will be placed in a flat with between 5 to 13 bedrooms. Oakley Court costs £132 per week and is on offer with a 42 week contract.


Also in Pritchatts Park, Ashcroft is close to the Metchley sports pitches. The halls are self-catered and have shared bathrooms in flats of six. The flats all have new kitchens and 2 showers per flat following a recent refurb, too! Weekly costs for Ashcroft are a nice and low £104.


Self-cateres and en-suite, these halls are great for anyone who wants to pay a little more for a little extra privacy. The halls are modern, and are on;y £174 per week. Chamberlain also has studio flats available for those seeking full independence.

Birmingham City University

University Locks 

University Locks is one of the best student halls in Birmingham for City University students. It’s managed by the uni and is a 2-minute walk from the city campus. It has 24 hour CCTV, security officers and a secure door entry system. Within the block, there are dedicated spaces for socialising and studying, as well as outdoor balconies and an on-site shop. The rooms are en-suite with a shower, sink and toilet, and all rooms have a 3/4 bed, desk, chair, full-length mirror, and notice board. The flats will also have access to a shared kitchen with a cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, iron, vacuum, kettle, toaster and a TV. Prices begin at £155 per week.

At the end of the day, you have to choose the right student halls for you, whether that means having a gym onsite, or just having a place to rest your head. This list compiles only a few of the best options available, but there are many more out there. Make sure to check out other articles about student life at Birmingham to find some other hidden gems around the city. After all, the university is all about trying new things, and your student halls are your first step!

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