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From student digs to flat shares and HMOs. Here’s our guide for all you need to know about student accommodation at WaterBear.

Although WaterBear does not have its own dedicated student housing, we work closely with local agents and landlords so you can find the best possible accommodation for you. Brighton is a busy student town, so we recommend to anyone needing accommodation that they should start the search as soon as possible. There’s lots on offer in Brighton, from dedicated halls of residence to student HMOs (houses of multiple occupancy), flat shares and single rooms, all of which our network of property agents have access to. We keep in regular contact so they know how many students we’re expecting, and how many are likely to need accommodation.

Brighton is a city, but it's geographically small and public transport links are very good. The cost of accommodation in the middle of town is likely to be more expensive, so consider looking away from the city centre in one of the outlying areas if you need to save on cost. You'll still be close to our central Brighton campus.

Rent and share with others

In addition to working with property agents directly, each year we setup a new 'WaterBear Accommodation' group on Facebook and we invite all our new applicants to join. It’s a great way of getting more advice and information on all things accommodation related, and also to network with other WaterBear students who are looking for likeminded musicians to live with.

Eightfold Property

Eightfold offer a range of student properties throughout Brighton and Hove. They can offer any students a great place to live during their studies. We have been working closely with Eightfold ever since WaterBear started in Brighton and many of our students are resident in Eightfold properties.


A Brighton-based property agents, specialising in student and professional lets. Their friendly and helpful team, most of whom are alumni of Brighton universities, are experts at matching the right tenants to the right homes. They have many shared student properties on their books, which will suit most budgets. Coapt run house hunting events throughout the year too, with special offers up for grabs on selected local properties.

Student Brighton

Student Brighton is a family run professional company that has been successfully providing its own private student accommodation for over 50 years. They offer a friendly, personal service especially for those students who are leaving home for the very first time. 

Spare Room

Living with the right people beats living on your own any day! SpareRoom is a flatmate finder service that helps match people and properties, with a putting like-minded people together.

Hollingbury House

Hollingbury House is a great choice for students wanting to put roots down in Brighton. It’s within easy reach of the city centre and great value for money. There's high speed WIFI and a spacious shared communal space by reception, complete with kitchenette, Xbox, Netflix and a separate study space.   

iQ Student Housing

iQ have three separate buildings in Brighton – Sawmills, Abacus House and iQ Brighton (previously known as Scape). All buildings offer high-quality ensuite rooms and private studios, with excellent onsite facilities included.

Student Castle

Student Castle is located just outside of the Brighton city centre. It offers studios and twin rooms designed in a contemporary, fresh style that provides what students really need. On-site facilities include a mezzanine-style common area, ample study space, landscaped courtyard, and two large roof terraces providing amazing views across the city.

Pavilion Point

Located 5-minutes' walk from Brighton station, Pavilion Point offers great accommodation and facilities. It has an on-site gym, coffee station and plenty of dedicated study areas. All bills, contents insurance and high-speed Wi-Fi are also included in the price, and you can share the studios with a partner at no extra cost.

Property Search Engines

If you’re looking for more choice, it’s always worth checking out the various student-focussed and general property search engines to see what’s available.


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If you have any specific queries about accommodation or need some help with your property search, please call us on 01273 726230 or email [email protected]

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