To get the most out of your time in Leeds, it’s important to find the right student accommodation for you. That’s why we’ve put together this ultimate guide to help students access all the information about accommodation in Leeds in one place. From choosing the type of student accommodation to the best areas to live, our guide will help you find the perfect place to call home during your time in Leeds.

Which are the best areas in Leeds to live? 

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When it comes to the best areas to live in Leeds for students, it really depends on your personal preferences and budget. Some popular areas for students include Hyde Park, Headingley, and Woodhouse, which offer a range of positives. Hyde Park is great for students due to its proximity to the University of Leeds and its vibrant student community. Headingley is another popular area, known for its lively atmosphere and a wide range of shops, bars, and restaurants. Woodhouse is a more affordable option, with a mix of student accommodation and family homes.

You can also choose the surrounding university areas or the city centre as a great place to live that has an easy commute. Both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University have plenty going on nearby, and the lie in before class is definitely something not to overlook!

Which type of student accommodation in Leeds should I choose?

Like most university cities, there’s a range of different accommodation types that students can choose from. It’s a good idea to think about what each type of accommodation offers, as well as who you might be living with. Read on to find out more about student halls, student houses and luxury student accommodation in Leeds.

Student halls

When it comes to student halls, some of the best options in Leeds include Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds Art University and the University of Leeds. These are great options for freshers who are new to the city. Alternatively, you can find private halls such as Concept Place, Vita Student and The Foundry, which are all within easy reach from uni.

You can find more about the best student halls in Leeds in our article.

Student houses

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For those looking for student houses, there are plenty of options available in Leeds. Some popular areas for student houses include Hyde Park and Woodhouse, but the city is generally abundant in options. It’s a good idea to go through a letting agency, who will outline what you need to do and find a house to meet your needs. Many homes will host up to six people, which is handy if you want to share with a group of friends, but there are many student houses in Leeds with more or less bedrooms. Overall, if you choose to live in student houses, you’ll likely have more space and freedom, but may have to get things sorted yourself (such as Internet, tax etc.).

Luxury student accommodation

When it comes to luxury student accommodation, there are several options available in Leeds, including Beyond Letting, Prestige and IconInc. These offer high-end amenities and facilities, such as gyms, study areas, and social spaces. Generally, luxury student accommodation also has great locations, which places you close to the university, public transport and amenities.

How can I find student accommodation in Leeds?

Leeds is home to many to letting agencies, but some of the best options include Unipol, University Living, and Student Cribs. These agencies specialise in student accommodation and can help you find the perfect place to live while you study in Leeds. Or you can reach further afield by reaching out to some of the best letting agencies in Leeds, which you can read more about here. These include MHS Student Lettings, Big Blue Lettings and DEU Estates.

What if I can’t find student accommodation in Leeds?

Sometimes, it can be daunting to find your own student accommodation in Leeds or generally a place you don’t know too well. That’s why it’s a good idea to reach out to your university’s dedicated accommodation help department.

If you’re studying at the University of Leeds, you can reach them on 0113 343 7777 or email

If you’re a student at Leeds Beckett University, you can contact the accommodation department on 0113 812 5972 or by emailing

Last Updated on May 21, 2024