Cheap Student Accommodation in Manchester

Are you going to study in Manchester and are looking for some cheap accommodation? You’ve come to the right place! In this article we list some great student accommodation options in Manchester that won’t break the bank.

Manchester is a great city for students. There are lots of interesting things to see and do, intriguing attractions to visit, and importantly, a few great universities as well. It’s no wonder that Manchester is highly ranked as a student city, and the famous and well-respected QS listed Manchester as the 25th best city for students in the world in its 2023 ranking.

If you’re looking for cheap student accommodation in Manchester, you can start your search on this website or our mobile app. Make sure to sign up for a free account as well. That way we’ll have some basic information about what you are looking for and our booking consultants can help you more efficiently.

A canal in Manchester
Manchester is known for its many canals.

Manchester is a big city with a lot of things to do, but it’s still smaller than, for example, London. This can be a good thing for students in many ways. The city is more compact in size, making the city centre more walkable and getting around the city easier. Another positive is the rental market. Where it can be very difficult to find reasonably priced student accommodation in the very biggest student cities in the world like London, in Manchester it’s still possible to find good options that aren’t super expensive. In this post we’ve listed some of the most popular options we offer for cheap student accommodation in Manchester.

Artisan Heights

Artisan Heights is a brand new building that is very hard to beat in price or location when it comes to student accommodation in Manchester. Opened in 2020, Artisan Heights offers private en-suite rooms within walking distance of the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as the city centre. The rooms are fully furnished and all bills are included in your rent. Prices start from £152/week.

A student bedroom in Artisan Heights, Manchester

true Manchester, Salford One and Two

true Manchester, Salford One and Two is actually two buildings in the same complex, both of which are modern and comfortable. Salford One was opened in 2020 and Salford Two opens in 2023. You’ll only have a 10-minute walk to the popular MediaCityUK, as well as the bars and attractions of Salford Quays. All major universities can be reached in 30 minutes or less by public transport. You can choose a private room with a private bathroom, or go for an entirely self-contained studio apartment. If you’re looking for modern and comfortable student living in Manchester, it’s hard to beat Salford One and Two. Prices start from £209/week.

A studio apartment in true Manchester, Salford

Sir Charles Groves Hall

You’ll be living in a great location just south of the city centre in Sir Charles Groves Hall. You’ll have a short trip to campus and you’ll be close to many cultural hotspots and cool student hangouts. If you want to get some exercise, the excellent Trinity Sports Centre is a 5-minute walk away, featuring a gym and facilities for team sports like football and basketball. You’ll be living in a private room with an en-suite bathroom. Prices start from £152/week.

A nicely decorated student bedroom in Sir Charles Groves Hall, Manchester

Mill Point

Mill Point (which was earlier known as Liberty Point) offers student accommodation in a magnificent location, just south of Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester’s main train station. You’ll be near the exciting city centre cultural scene, and both the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University are within walking distance. All bills are included in your rent and the private rooms are fully furnished. Prices start from £187/week.

Mill Point photographed from outside

All prices are correct as of 27th April 2023. For full details please refer to the property page listing on or contact a member of the team for confirmation of pricing. Our bookings team are always happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the ideal student home for you, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch!