Student Accommodation

Student Accommodation at ELC Bristol

Accommodation is such an important part of your student experience. At ELC Bristol we do everything we can to help our students feel happy where they are living.

Almost all of our student accommodation is conveniently located within walking distance of the school in Clifton. It is one of the most attractive parts of the city. Here at ELC Bristol, we take care to arrange all of the accommodation ourselves and don’t use an agency. This means we know all our homestay families and all our student residences and self-catering houses really well.

Homestays

It is really important for us that our students are happy where they are living. About 55% of our students choose to live with one of our homestay families on a half-board basis.

Self-catering residences and houses

Many others prefer to be independent and to live in our year-round self-catering student residence and houses.

Summer Residencies

During the summer, we also offer two summer-only residences. We have a self-catering university residence with en suite bathrooms for our students over 18. We also have a Young Adult Summer Residence. This has en suite bedrooms and is on a half-board basis.

No matter which accommodation you choose, our goal is to make you as happy and comfortable as we possibly can!

What makes our student accommodation special?

  • Almost all of our student accommodation is located within walking distance of the school.
  • ELC Bristol is in Clifton, one of the most attractive parts of the city.
  • As most of our students live within walking distance of the school, they don’t usually need to take public transport.
  • We arrange the accommodation ourselves and don’t use an agency.
  • The school was established in 1969 and many of our homestays have been with us for many years.
  • 55% of our students live in homestays, 35% live in independent student houses and apartments and 10% find their own accommodation.

What we offer

Homestays

Staying with one of our caring homestay families is good value for money and is a great way to experience the British way of life. Our families are carefully selected by us and are all within an easy walking distance of the school. Our families provide single study bedrooms (doubles on request), bed, breakfast and evening meals 7 days per week.

Self-catering Student Residences, Houses and Apartments

Many of our students prefer to be a bit more independent and so choose to live with other international students from the school in our student houses or our large year-round student residence. These houses are all self-catered, where the students cook their own food but share communal facilities. The houses are mixed nationality and are a nice sociable environment, where you can be independent but have lots of contact with students from all around the world.

Over-18 Summer University Residence

During the summer period, students over 18 also have the option of staying in our Summer University Residence, which offers en-suite rooms near the centre of town. This self-catering accommodation offers great independence and is only available in July and August. The residence is just 5 minutes from the city centre and main shopping area as well as near lots of restaurants, bars and nighclubs.

Young Adult Summer Residence

During July and August students aged 16 - 17 have the option of staying in our Young Adult Summer Residence. All rooms are en-suite, in a secure building, with breakfast and evening dinner provided, and a shared kitchen to prepare lunches and any other food required.

Before you come, have a look at this map to see exactly where you will be living.

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  • Abon House
  • Summer Centre
  • Over 18 Summer University Residence & Young Adult Summer Residence
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge

Abon House

25 St. Johns Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2HD

0117 970 7060

Summer Centre

4-5 Worcester Road, Clifton College, Bristol, BS8 3JL

Over 18 Summer University Residence & Young Adult Summer Residence

31 Frogmore Street, BS1 5BY

The Clifton Suspension Bridge

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's masterpiece of industrial design spans a deep, urban river gorge.

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