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A Guide To Student Accommodation In Portsmouth

So, you’re looking to move to Portsmouth to study? You’re in the right place!

With its lively atmosphere and rich history, there's never a dull moment in the city of Portsmouth. Home to the University of Portsmouth, the city offers a wide range of student-friendly activities, from exploring its historic landmarks, to enjoying its lively nightlife.

When it comes to accommodation, students have plenty of options, such as our very own Catherine House, conveniently located near to campus and some cracking local amenities. With its welcoming student community, Portsmouth is the perfect place for studiers to thrive.

Why Students Love Portsmouth

Thousands of students flock to Portsmouth every year, and there is good reason! The city has everything you need for student life, from cool places to hang out with friends, to a great events calendar. Plus, being right by the sea means you can hit the beach whenever you need a break from studying.

Whether you're into exploring the city’s historic sites or grabbing something to eat from the best bites in town, Portsmouth has got you covered for an unforgettable student experience.


When the sun sets, Portsmouth comes alive with buzzing bars, clubs, and live music venues. Whether you're up for dancing the night away, or prefer chilling with friends over drinks, there's something for everyone. From quirky pubs with cosy vibes to sleek clubs pumping out the latest tunes, Portsmouth's nightlife scene has it all. And, with plenty of student-friendly deals and events, you can enjoy the party without breaking the bank.


Despite being a bustling city, Portsmouth also boasts stunning natural spots that are perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of student life. Head down to Southsea Beach for a relaxing day by the ocean, or take a stroll along the scenic coastline to soak in breathtaking views. If you're feeling adventurous, you can climb Portsdown Hill for panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside. Don't forget about the beautiful green spaces scattered throughout the city, like Victoria Park or Canoe Lake, where you can unwind, have a picnic, and even feed the ducks.

Cultural Hotspots

If you’re into your culture, Portsmouth has a lot to offer! Dive into history at the iconic Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where you can tour historic ships like the HMS Victory and step back in time at the Mary Rose Museum. For the art enthusiasts, the Aspex Gallery showcases contemporary works by local and international artists, while the Portsmouth Guildhall hosts concerts, exhibitions, and performances throughout the year.

Catherine House: Premier Student Accommodation in Portsmouth

Yugo’s Catherine House is Portsmouth’s premier student accommodation offering. With great amenities, a handy location, and over 1,000 beds available, this nifty space is an ideal spot to call home.

Building Amenities

Catherine House is host to a bunch of great amenities for residents to enjoy. With on-site laundry facilities, social areas for games and TV, a common room, and a sky lounge – the building is well equipped for making memories with your newly acquainted mates.

Your room will be fully furnished, and you’ll have access to high-speed Wi-Fi and a 24-hour support desk, too.


We don’t mean to brag, but Catherine House couldn’t be better placed if it tried. Firstly, travel-time to Portsmouth Uni is just seven minutes. The big green of Victoria Park is just over the road, and the shopping centre and supermarket are only two minutes’ walk away.

You can even hit a nearby beach when the weather hots up, or for broader horizons, the main train station is right next door.

How to Find the Right Accommodation

So, you’ve decided Portsmouth is for you – we don’t blame you at all! But, how do you know which accommodation space is right for you?

Well, you need to consider location, budget, facilities, and – of course – your own personal living situation. Would you prefer a shared space, or are you more of an independent soul?  We’d recommend doing your research and taking your time to ask questions well in advance of booking.

Here are some other things to consider:

If you’re not sure what type of accommodation is right for you, check out our handy guide here.

In Conclusion

So, you’ve decided you’re ready to move to Portsmouth. And, hopefully after reading this page, you’re a little more aligned with what type of accommodation you want to stay in. Remember, spending a little extra time searching for the perfect space for you is important – as it will be your new home, after all!

To find out more about Catherine House, please visit here.