Self-catered visitor accommodation in Bournemouth's student residences

Not just for students - anyone can book!

  • A great alternative to a cheap Bournemouth hotel or hostel, these self-catering rooms offer guests flexibility and comfort
  • Rooms are located close to the city centre and the beach, as well as within easy driving distance of the stunning Jurassic Coast
  • These rooms are a great option, whatever the reason for your visit to Bournemouth

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  • Rooms are available when students are away during the summer (July, August and September)
  • If there are no rooms available at the moment please continue to check the website, as rooms are typically loaded 2-3 months in advance
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Bournemouth UniversityRooms reviews

3.8 / 5.0

Based on 27 reviews
Service 3.8
Rooms 3.4
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Value 4.0
Overall Experience 3.7

I would certainly consider booking a university room again. I think it's an excellent idea.
Ms Hope M

Friendly concierge helpful information and great location
Mrs Penny B

very friendly staff, easy and no issues, clean facilities, great location and excellent value for money
Mr George M


Bournemouth Visitor information


Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 95-mile World Heritage Site. Poole is to the west and Christchurch in the east, together these three form the South East Dorset conurbation.

The main attractions within Bournemouth are the beach and the buzzing nightlife, which attract over 5 million visitors each year. The surrounding area is also an incredibly popular area to visit, and includes attractions such as:

Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove – a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coastline with a shingle beach.

Corfe Castle – one of Britain’s most iconic survivors of the English Civil War, this castle was partly demolished in 1646 by the Parliamentarians.

Tynham Village – evacuated in December 1943 for military training for World War II, the village has been deserted ever since. Many of the buildings survive, including the church and the school.

New Forest - one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the south of the UK. Cattle, ponies and donkeys roam throughout.

Bournemouth itself hosts several festivals throughout the year. The annual airshow is an example, which features a spectacular display by the Red Arrows as well as appearances from Hurricane, Spitfires and Lancasters.


The principal route to the town centre is the A338 spur road, a dual carriageway that connects to the A31 close to the Hampshire border. The A31 joins the M27 at Southampton and from there the M3 to London and the A34 to the Midlands and the North can be accessed.

National Express coaches serve Bournemouth Travel Interchange & Bournemouth University. There are frequent departures to London Victoria Coach Station and Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airports.

Two rail stations serve the area, Bournemouth and Pokesdown, both of which lie on the South Western Main Line from Weymouth to London Waterloo.


Bournemouth History


In the 12th century the region around the mouth of the River Bourne was part of the Hundred of Holdenhurst. The hundred later became the Liberty of Westover when it was also extended to include the settlements of North Ashley, Muscliff, Muccleshill, Throop, Iford and Tuckton, and incorporated into the Manor of Christchurch. Although the Dorset and Hampshire region surrounding it had been the site of human settlement for thousands of years, Westover was largely a remote and barren heathland before 1800.

The arrival of the railways in 1870 precipitated a massive growth in seaside and summer visitors to the town, especially from the Midlands and London. In 1880 the town had a population of 17,000, but by 1900, when railway connections to Bournemouth were at their most developed, the town's population had risen to 60,000 and it had become a favourite location for visiting artists and writers. The town was improved greatly during this period through the efforts of Sir Merton Russell-Cotes, the town's mayor and a local philanthropist, who helped to establish the town's first library and museum. The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum was housed in his mansion, and after his death it was given to the town. Bournemouth became a municipal borough in 1890 and a county borough in 1900.

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