Hotels near Bristol University

You won't be stuck for a convenient hotel near Bristol University when you stay with Premier Inn. We have a number of Bristol hotels in key locations across the city, including two hotels within easy reach of Bristol University and city centre attractions, as well as a range of budget-friendly hotels. View all hotels in Bristol.

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About Bristol University

Is Bristol University a good university?
The University of Bristol is a very well-respected and commended uni, ranking 10th in the UK and 87th in the world (according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). With over 200 degree courses available, the University of Bristol draws students from all over the world to study in the city.

What does Bristol University specialise in?
The University of Bristol is heavily research-led with specialist institutes including the Bristol BioDesign Institute, the Bristol Heart Institute and Migration Mobilities Bristol. Research-wise, the University focuses on pressing world issues such as infection and immunity, climate change, human rights and information security.

Are there two universities in Bristol?
Yes, within the city of Bristol there are in fact two Universities: the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.

Is Bristol expensive for students?
Bristol is one of the more expensive cities in the UK for students looking to rent accommodation, according to a recent study. However, many restaurants, bars and clubs offer discounts for students, and there’s a variety of cheaper supermarket options for those hoping to save on groceries. Bristol is definitely cheaper than London, but could prove a more expensive option than many other university towns and cities in the country.

How safe is Bristol for students?
Bristol city is renowned for being a friendly and exciting city that’s perfect for students. It’s been awarded Purple Flag status, which recognizes high standards of management for cities at night, meaning it’s easy to make the most of the lively nightlife in a safe and relatively risk-free environment.

Is Bristol University safe?
Just as Bristol is generally a very safe city, so too does the university take steps to ensure its facilities are secure for students. There is a University Police Officer and the university also has its own security services available 24/7 to oversee the safety of all students, lecturers and university workers.

Find out more about the city with our Things to do in Bristol guide.

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Open days at Bristol University

What can you expect at a Bristol University open day?
Open days at the University of Bristol offer a chance to explore the campus and facilities, with a chance to meet undergraduate staff, learn more about courses available and chat with student support teams to learn more about the day-to-day experience of studying at the uni. Societies and sports clubs are usually available too. Online open days, complete with live chats and virtual tours, have also been on offer for times when in-person open days have not been possible.

Do you have to book open days at the University of Bristol?
Yes, in general you do need to book open days, or register interest for online open days.

How often does the University of Bristol have open days?
Open days at the University of Bristol tend to run every June and September, although there are open afternoons available at various dates throughout the rest of the year.

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Getting to Bristol University

How far is Bristol University from the train station?
The University of Bristol is approximately two miles from Bristol Temple Meads main railway station. From here it’s either a half hour walk or 20 minute bus journey. The nearest train station to the university is Clifton Down Station, which is around a 10 – 15 minute walk from the university.

How far is Bristol University from the nearest Premier Inn hotel?
The closest Premier Inn near the University of Bristol is Bristol City Centre (Haymarket) – this is just half a mile from the uni, so around a 15 – 20 minute walk or approximately 5 minutes to drive. 

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