Student Accommodation in Manchester

Living in Manchester is an experience like no other, and here at Sanctuary Students, we have a brilliant range of student accommodation to help you get the most out of your time at university!

Often voted as being among the best student cities, this popular destination is home to four major universities: the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford and the University of Bolton.

There are around 99,000 students studying in Manchester, and more than 1,000 of them live with us. Our Manchester student rooms offer great benefits, ranging from a common room with games machines to 250MB Wi-Fi and all-inclusive bills – plus, they are conveniently located opposite the main university campus and only a short walk from Manchester’s vibrant city centre!

Check out our student accommodation in Manchester:

Denmark Road
All inclusive bills
Common room with games machines
Free broadband and Wi-Fi throughout
On-site laundry
Free contents insurance
On-site security and CCTV
En-suite double bedrooms
24-hour maintenance

12 Denmark Road, Manchester, M15 6GQ

Denmark Road is a purpose built student accommodation development in Manchester designed with the needs of the modern student in mind. This accommodation is located opposite the University of Manchester Campus and is fully furnished with all bills included.

Grafton Street
All inclusive bills
Free broadband and Wi-Fi throughout
On-site laundry
Free contents insurance
On-site security and CCTV
En-suite rooms available
24-hour maintenance

Nick Everton House, 78 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9LR

Sanctuary Students Grafton Street accommodation in Manchester is a striking development in a great location, which has been designed with students in mind.


Whether you’re looking for a budget student room that will leave you with more money for living your best student life, or a large double en-suite room that’s perfect for studying and relaxing, we have the perfect option for you.

By choosing to live with us, you’re guaranteed to find a welcoming team, great facilities, all-inclusive bills and a jam-packed events calendar, so you can make friends and settle in quickly, with everything you need right on your doorstep.

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Student life in Manchester FAQs

With its world-famous music scene, eclectic nightlife and rich history, Manchester is a student's dream! To help you make the most of student life in Manchester, we’ve answered your most frequently asked questions!

We’re sure you’re eager to make the most of your student life, so when thinking about applying for university, Manchester should definitely be on your radar.

And students are the beating heart of Manchester, with a community of 99,000 students. It’s a popular option for students across the globe, with approximately 19,000 international students from 150 different countries. Manchester is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in western Europe, with over 200 languages spoken, and it even has the third largest Chinatown in Europe, meaning it’s a welcoming city for all.

Manchester was also named the third most affordable university city in the UK by Totally Money last year – on average, it’s 32% cheaper to live in than London. But this doesn’t mean there’s less to do – far from it! Famous for its buzzing nightlife and music scene, not to mention its culture and industrial heritage encapsulated in the iconic ‘MCR bee’, Manchester was named one of the top 15 best cities in the world by Time Out in 2019.

And, to get more from your time in Manchester, why not join our student community here at Sanctuary Students?

Read our article for more information on the Student Cost of Living in Manchester.

Manchester’s reputation as one of the best student cities in the UK might be something to do with the fact it has four world-class universities in its midst! Here you can find the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford and the University of Bolton. With various subjects and specialisms in each uni, it’s no wonder that Manchester has such an exciting and vibrant student population!

Manchester’s proud northern spirit attracts students from across the globe. The city is home to approximately 99,000 students – with approximately 40,000 students attending The University of Manchester, 35,000 students at Manchester Metropolitan University, and 19,000 international students overall. With so much a large student population, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to uni accommodation – if you’re looking for an affordable, centrally located hall with all-inclusive bills, why not come and live with us?

As one of the larger cities in the UK, Manchester does experience crime, but the levels are no higher than other major cities across the country. Small measures, such as avoiding walking home alone at night or choosing adequate locks for your bike, can greatly reduce the risk of vulnerability.

When applying for student accommodation in Manchester, you want to be at the heart of the action! There are a number of popular student areas in Manchester, including the Oxford Road, Fallowfield and Rusholme.

Stretching from Rusholme to the city centre, the famous Oxford Road boasts some of the best student hangouts, with food, nightlife, outdoor areas, plus a number of architectural and cultural delights. Plus, it’s a stone’s throw away from the main University of Manchester campus and the Royal Northern College of Music. Nicknamed ‘the Corridor’, it’s in the centre of Manchester’s nightlife – with numerous bars and nightclubs to keep you busy all night. It’s also where you’ll find the Manchester Academy music venue to listen to the latest bands/musicians live, and close to the LGBTQ area on Canal Street. At Sanctuary Students we have two properties either side of this iconic road, meaning you can make the most of this exciting student area!

Fallowfield is another in-demand option when choosing student accommodation. It caters to student life with its pubs, clubs, kebab shops and wide range of cheap takeaway for easy meals and fun weekend nights out. Just north of Fallowfield is the next popular student area in Manchester, Rusholme. Here, you have supermarkets, restaurants, shops, cafés and parks to enjoy. You can also find plenty of cheap takeaways along the famous ‘curry mile’ (Wilmslow Road), which will satisfy your craving for Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Read our article for more information on cheap Manchester student accommodation.

Our Manchester student rooms start at just £115.50pw, plus our en-suite room prices start from £134.00pw, which is cheaper than other nearby providers. Most of our properties offer state-of-the-art shared kitchen and living areas, where you can meet up with friends and relax in your free time. They are also perfectly located to explore all that Manchester has to offer. Our student accommodation at Denmark Road even has a common room with games machines!

Unfortunately, we don’t currently offer car parking facilities with our student rooms, but we may be able to accommodate your car for a couple of hours during check-in using our contractor and staff car park – subject to availability. With plenty of public transport options a quick walk away, you won’t miss having a car – but if you do want to bring your vehicle, the nearest public car park is on Grafton Street, a short three-minute walk from our student accommodation in Manchester.

Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy once you’re here, thanks to the fleet of buses, trams and trains available. The compact nature of Manchester city centre also makes walking a popular choice. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the official public transport body for the city. Our student halls are perfect bases for getting out there and exploring – there are frequent buses, and the nearby Oxford Road even has its own train station!

When it comes to day-to-day groceries, you couldn’t be in a better place than in our student halls. There are plenty of local greengrocers, which are more reasonably priced than the supermarket chains. If you’re looking to do a ‘big shop’, the nearest supermarket is Morrisons on Grafton Street, which is only a five-minute walk away. There’s a Lidl a 10-minute walk away, and a large ASDA supermarket a five-minute drive away. There’s also a wide variety of fast food restaurants and takeaways on Oxford Road, which is only a five-minute walk from our student accommodation, such as Domino’s, McDonald’s and Red Chilli.

Manchester is one of the best student cities to be an international student, as it’s the most linguistically diverse city in western Europe, with up to 200 languages spoken, plus it’s bursting with culture and history. What’s more, you’ll be in good company as, in addition to any UK students, Manchester is home to 19,000 students from 150 different countries.

Here at Sanctuary Students, we’re proud of our community of international students across the UK, and we’re here to make your transition to student living as smooth as possible. There’s a very good overseas intake at all UK universities, and we’ll allocate you a room with fellow international students to help you settle into your new home.

Here at Sanctuary Students, we’re home to students of all ages at various stages of their studies. Our uni accommodation in Manchester is a perfect option for postgraduate students. We allocate our postgrads rooms near fellow postgrad students, so you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people in the same position as you. We understand that your priorities might have changed since your undergrad days, and we offer value for money and an easy setup (including all-inclusive bills and on-site cleaners), so you can focus on your studies. Plus, our high-speed Wi-Fi is ideal for helping you tackle that heavy workload!

With new restaurants, bars, gastropubs, microbreweries, pop-up markets and cafes opening weekly, the city’s food and drink culture is thriving. Greater Manchester is packed with options to suit any mood, offering any and every cuisine you can think of. There are plenty of delicious foodie options on your doorstep in Oxford Road. Not only that, Manchester’s famous Curry Mile in Rusholme is a mere 20-minute walk away.

If you’re looking to get your shopping on, head up to the Manchester Arndale and The Trafford Centre or high street destinations such as Exchange Square and Market Street.

A key part of student living, you’ll be pleased to hear that Manchester is a vibrant, diverse city that offers a wide range of live entertainment throughout the year. From the city that brought us the likes of Oasis, Stone Roses, The Smiths and Joy Division, there’s still a booming live music scene, with nightly gigs and genres to suit all tastes. Choose from cutting-edge nightclubs, plus the nearby LGBTQ area of Canal Street, internationally famous comedy clubs and performing arts venues, not to mention The Great Northern leisure complex. But entertainment isn’t just about the nightlife, as there’s an array of museums, theatres and galleries to explore.

At Sanctuary Students, our student rooms are located near the Oxford Road, which is home to some of the city’s best live music venues (including the Deaf Institute and the Manchester Academy) and cultural centres (the Whitworth art gallery, Manchester Museum, the International Anthony Burgess Centre and the Pankhurst Centre). Theatre-wise, the Capitol Theatre, Contact Theatre and Palace Theatre are nearby.


We hope the above information has told you everything you need to know about student life in Manchester, and why our student accommodation offers an affordable, well-positioned and welcoming option.

You can find out even more in our handy Manchester City Guide, and read on to find out why at Sanctuary Students, we offer you more than just a room!

Local Areas: Manchester City Centre  | Fallowfield

Local Rooms: Manchester Student Halls

Local Universities: University of Manchester | Manchester Metropolitan University | University of Salford | University of Bolton

Local Accommodation: Denmark Road | Grafton Street

Living with Sanctuary Students

Here at Sanctuary Students, we’re here to help you enjoy the best university experience possible while living a happy and healthy life in our student accommodation in Manchester – and beyond!

We’re an accredited provider of accommodation, so you can trust we’re delivering a professional service. But Sanctuary Students is not just a ‘safe bet’ – we go above and beyond to offer you much more than a place to sleep. We give our students extra help and support, whether that’s by putting money in your pocket through StudentBeans discounts, or providing confidential care through our student advice line with Health Assured.

Check out our More than just a room page for further information!

With Sanctuary Students you’ll be surrounded by a friendly, welcoming team and well-maintained facilities, with a fun-filled events calendar to help you make friends and quickly feel at home in our student halls. Our social activities don’t end after Freshers’ Week – we hold regular events throughout the year to make sure you have the best possible living experience.

Our teams also have a wealth of knowledge about the local areas, and will tell you everything you need to know about this popular student city, from the best way to get to university to their favourite takeaway. Settling into your Manchester student digs will be a breeze!

At our student properties in Manchester, we offer all-inclusive bills (including electricity, water and heating), free contents insurance, on-site laundry, security, maintenance and 250MB Wi-Fi. The building-wide Wi-Fi and ethernet broadband service offer you a reliable and secure internet connection suitable for all your study and personal needs.

We specialise in delivering quality student accommodation in a safe and supportive living environment. We have 24-hour security staff and emergency helplines, secure entry and CCTV. You’ll also receive round-the-clock support from our maintenance teams to make sure everything runs smoothly.


The broadband service is provided by Glide, a leading provider of managed internet services to student accommodation.


*£1 is advance rent and will be deducted from your total rent amount.