Manchester Accommodation Guide

dBs Institute does not have its own accommodation and new students will need to secure housing through private accommodation. As a thriving student city, Bristol is home to a variety of accommodation options for new students.

To better understand how to find the right accommodation for you, we’ve curated a comprehensive guide of accommodation options, the key benefits of student halls and private housing, plus tips on how you can find housemates and get additional support in your search.

dBs Institutes guide to student accommodation in Manchester 2023

Manchester Accommodation Guide

Find The Right Accommodation For You

Student Halls

Renting private student halls is an ideal choice for first year students for a number of reasons:

  • Facilities are located in the city centre
  • A wide range of accommodation types available (studio apartment, en-suite room, room in a shared flat)
  • All of the rooms are fully furnished
  • Facilities have entertaining common areas such as games and TV rooms, gym, etc.
  • Student halls run social events
  • All bills included

House Shares

For those who want to find accommodation in groups of 3+ people or a room in a shared house, there are a number of letting agencies that specialise in properties for students that will help you find the best accommodation to suit your needs.

We can also put you in touch with other students who are looking for housemates.

We've put together a comprehensive guide of recommendations for a variety of accommodation options to help you with your search.

Additional Support

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Applicants who are holding on an offer to study with dBs will be invited to join the dBs Institute Applicant Hub on Discord. This is the best place to meet with other applicants and find housemates. Using the accommodation thread you can speak with others looking for housing and set up private groups within Discord to share potential houses and organise viewings.

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In addition to the support that dBs offers, students can also get support from our accommodation partner, HYBR. Acting as the go-between for students and landlords, HYBR can introduce you to housemates, share exclusive housing options, support with viewing properties, informing you of your rights as a student tenant and much more.

Why we love Manchester

From its ground-breaking music scene and some of the planet’s best sporting teams, to events and innovations that changed the world as we know it, Manchester is a city like no other. Boasting one of Europe’s largest student populations, the city is alive with opportunities to experience and cultures to absorb.

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Here's a few reasons why we think Manchester is an amazing place to live and study:

A student-first city

We weren’t exaggerating when we said there were a lot of students in Manchester and the city has responded. Phenomenal food, culture and attractions are just the start. When the sun goes down you’ll find a plethora of nightlife options to suit all moods. A classy night of cocktails; axe throwing; all-night raves; live comedy; the city’s diverse districts have it all and more.

Head up North(ern Quarter)

Every city has its hub for the quirky and independent and Manchester’s is The Northern Quarter. Adorned with street art and home to an almost limitless array of shops, bars and restaurants, it’s a must-see once you move here. We highly recommend checking out Affleck’s Palace!

Music and gaming abound

It’s easy to look into the city’s past when referring to the music scene, but its present is just as special. From the intimate Soup Kitchen and Deaf Institute, to the larger-scale Gorilla and Albert Hall, Manchester is frequented by artists of all sizes and styles.

With Manchester’s booming tech and digital sector, it has become a haven for the gaming industry. Indie darling Acid Nerve (Titan Souls, Death’s Door) call this city their home, as do larger studios such as Cloud Imperium Games and d3t Ltd. The city is also home to Gameopolis; a network devoted to making Manchester the centre of the UK video game industry who run regular meet-ups, industry panels and events.  

Escape to the country

Feeling the call of the wild? Manchester is just a 90-minute drive from the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Lake District National Parks, and 3-hours from the North Pennines.

For more of our recommendations, check out our student guide to Manchester.

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