Where do students typically live in Brighton?

Brighton Student accommodation Cities

Whether you plan to head to the University of Brighton, the University of Sussex, Brighton and Sussex Medical School or Brighton MET, you’ll need a place to stay while studying.

Brighton has a thriving creative scene, rich history and great transport links to London, making it ideal for students from all over the world or closer to home. It also has safe neighbourhoods, entertainment and amazing food. Its streets are filled with cute vegan cafés, plenty of independent shops, live music and, of course, the iconic Brighton Pier.

If you’re not familiar with Brighton and Hove, you might not be sure about where to live in the city. You want to be near where your classes are going to be held, have a comfortable place to stay and be able to get involved in student life to make the most of your time at university. Get to know a little more about the area in our student city guide to Brighton.

When it comes to finding somewhere to call home during your studies, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the best places to live in Brighton as a student.

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Best student areas in Brighton

Wondering where you should live in Brighton when you start your studies? Here’s a closer look at some of the best student areas in Brighton.

Lewes Road

The area around Lewes Road is close to the University of Sussex’s main campus as well as Brighton University’s Moulsecoomb campus, and it’s near the city centre too. The Lewes Road area is filled with small cafes, pubs and shops that make it perfect for student living. It has great transport links to both the city centre and the university sites, or you can cycle and walk it pretty easily. It’s also near the London Road railway station. Plus, Sainsbury’s and Aldi are nearby for all of your essentials.


Moulescoomb is a suburb just a few miles from some of the main campuses, like the University of Brighton’s Falmer Campus and the Moulsecoomb campus. It’s a cheaper area than some of the other student spots in Brighton, but is a little further away from shopping and the city centre so be prepared to spend slightly more on transport costs. There’s a big leisure centre, shops, plenty of community pubs, and railway and bus links into Brighton. Our iQ Student Accommodation Brighton at Sawmills and the Furlong are close to Moulescoomb, meaning you can enjoy luxury living near your campus.


Hollingdean is a semi-suburban area filled with trendy cafes, pubs and places to eat. It’s just over four miles from the University of Sussex’s main campus and on the Brighton to London train line, so if you plan to head to London regularly, this could be the area for you. It’s also handy for buses to the city centre or the university campuses. Our IQ Student Accommodation at Baker Street is close to Hollingdean, so you can stay in fantastic student accommodation near your campus.

London Road

Near Lewes Road, and spanning the areas of Roundhill, Elm Grove and Hanover, London Road had plenty of supermarkets, places to eat and pubs away from the city centre. It’s no wonder that it’s so popular with students. This can be a little more expensive than some other areas of the city, but if you want to be right in the heart of student living with the ability to get around easily (including to and from uni), this is one to consider.

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Make Brighton your home

Brighton is a welcoming, friendly city with a great community spirit and cool alternative subcultures around every corner. It combines city centre living with outdoor spaces, beach life and plenty of independent places to shop, socialise and enjoy. It’s a vibrant, open city unlike anywhere else in the UK. It’s no surprise that so many people choose Brighton for their studies when it has so much to offer.

Check out our student accommodation for the perfect place to stay, study and socialise in Brighton. 

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