Manchester has it all! From great restaurants to vibrant nightlife, to an abundance of exciting events. But where should you live? Obviously, the city has a range of student halls. It’s trying to narrow it down to the right one that’s difficult. That’s why we’ve put together the best student accommodation in Manchester to help you decide!

Here are some of the best student halls of residence for freshers at Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester.

Private Halls 

CRM Students, Ropemaker Court

First on our list of the best student halls in Manchester is Ropemaker Court, which offers modern student accommodation in the heart of Manchester’s city centre perfect for students at The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and The Manchester College. Rooms start at £148 PW and are all en-suite, with all-inclusive utility bills and plenty of communal spaces for socializing.


CRM Students, 25 Cross Street 

Without a doubt our favourite Manchester student halls on the list, 25 Cross Street offers stunning studio flats, perfect for young professionals and university students looking for privacy. Its high-spec rooms are fully furnished and come with all-inclusive utility bills. It’s also centrally located! Prices start at £137 PW.


CRM Students, Element Manchester

CRM’s newest student accommodation is Element Manchester. This brand-new student accommodation offers studio rooms with private lounges and study spaces on each floor. In fact, there’s even a cinema room and a private dining room so you’ll be the envy of all of your friends. Rooms start from £225 per week.

Unite Students, Piccadilly Point

Piccadilly Point is home to a whopping 588 students and offers modern and attractive student accommodation in Manchester city centre. Both universities are easy to get to, making it the perfect halls of residence for any student in Manchester. There are 2 types of student accommodation to choose from – ensuite with shared kitchen, or completely independent studio rooms. Either way, you get access to the common room with a pool table and comfy sofas, a study area and a gym. All of this, just a minute away from Manchester Piccadilly train station. Prices start at £156 per week.

Homes For Students, Manchester Court 

In the middle of the bustling city centre, Manchester Court is perfect accommodation for students at both Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester. You can choose from a range of student accommodation, whether it’s a 4-bed apartment or a more private studio, every room has a comfy bed, study area, storage space and access to a modern kitchen and television. Prices start at £122 per week.

CRM Students, Cambridge House 

Just over the road from Manchester Met and a 10-minute walk from the University of Manchester, Cambridge House is an ideal location, based just minutes away from lectures and a short distance from all the great shops in the city centre. The student accommodation building is made up of ensuite rooms in four or five-bed shared flats with a shared kitchen and lounge. You can choose between a premium ensuite room with a shower or a deluxe for a bath. Prices start at £123 per week.

University of Manchester 

Denmark Road

This City campus student accommodation is always in high demand by Manchester Uni students. It’s only five years old, and is right near the University of Manchester campus but also local shops and restaurants. The rooms are arranged in flats of 5 or 6 bedrooms with ensuites and a shared kitchen/lounge area. Students can choose between a 42 or 51-week contract, and prices start at £164 per week.

Richmond Park

Also in high demand as one of the best student halls in Manchester, Richmond Park is on the Fallowfield campus, giving it a diverse community and urban feel. It is well-served by restaurants, supermarkets and bars, so students can enjoy the city as well as the university. This University of Manchester accommodation consists of 8 blocks of 8 flats, and each flat has 8 ensuite rooms with a shared kitchen. Prices start at £154 per week for 41 weeks. Not quite sure when to apply for student accommodation? Read our guide here. 

Canterbury Court

Canterbury Court is one of the best halls of residence for Manchester Uni students. Located on the Victoria Park campus, it is near both bus routes and the University of Manchester, as well as being relatively close to the city centre. Each flat has around 10 people with a spacious lounge and kitchen, and each room has its own private ensuite. Prices start at £153.50 per week.

Manchester Metropolitan University 


Opening for the first time in September 2021, Archway is one of the best student halls in Manchester. This popular student accommodation has flats of 8 bedrooms with ensuites, shared kitchens, plenty of storage, and modern furnishings. Each lounge has a large flat-screen TV, plenty of space and are open-plan to allow students to socialise with their flatmates. Prices start at £165 per week.


Next on our list of the top student accommodation in Manchester is Birley halls of residence. Birley has a mix of townhouses and shared flats, each with its own modern kitchen, social spaces and fast internet. The bedrooms are all fully furnished and there is the option of en-suite rooms. Located on the Brooks campus, Birley is the perfect Manchester Metropolitan University accommodation for those who will be studying there and don’t fancy early mornings! Prices start at £151 per week.


In the heart of the Manchester Metropolitan University campus, Cavendish student halls has a great social atmosphere, a central location and is one of the best value-for-money accommodation choices for Manchester Met students. Each flat has approximately 13 rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, or there are en-suite studio flats available. In addition to the social area in each flat, there is also a common area and a cinema room. Prices start at £125 per week.

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