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Student Accommodation in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a great choice for student living. The University of Portsmouth is on an island - Portsea, which is also home to the best student accommodation in Portsmouth: our Catherine House residence, just the other side of Victoria Park.

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Pottering Around Portsmouth

There is plenty to do in Portsmouth city centre. The Spinnaker Tower offers panoramic views over the city, giving you the chance to spot your next adventure from a unique perspective. The tower is close to Old Portsmouth, where you can find historic attractions and explore old dock buildings and museums, before a stroll along Southsea promenade.

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  • Catherine House

    Catherine House is right in the middle of the city centre, so it’s perfect if you want to be within easy reach of all Portsmouth has to offer, including bars, restaurants and entertainment.

    The main University of Portsmouth campus is a seven-minute walk at the most, making your commute super-easy. Portsmouth & Southsea railway station is literally next door, Victoria Park (the oldest green space in the city) is just over the road, the Cascades Shopping Centre and Tesco Superstore are each about two minutes’ walk away. Student accommodation in Portsmouth (or anywhere, for that matter!) doesn’t get better than this.

    For booking related enquiries, please email our sales team.

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Our Spaces

Catherine House is our student accommodation in Portsmouth - right in the middle of the city centre, so it’s perfect if you want to be within easy reach of everything. With en suite rooms giving you the chance to share a flat with four to six other people, to various sizes of studio flats to suit different space needs, we have a range of options to match your budget and requirements.

Our one-bed flats are among the best student housing in Portsmouth - just wait until you see the incredible views. We have a limited number of these available and they always sell out quickly, so you will have to let us know fast if you’re interested in this type of room. We even have penthouse studio apartments available, offering a much more luxurious experience than just your basic student halls.


We’re committed to making your stay at university as comfortable as possible, which is why we provide such a wide range of stunning accommodation. But we also make sure your social needs are taken care of too, with regular events running in the communal spaces. We’ve also got a games area and our stunning Sky Lounge, which offers amazing views. Use it as a study space in the daytime or somewhere to chill as the sun goes down - just make sure you use it, because it needs to be seen to be believed.

Student accommodation in Portsmouth can be found dotted across a number of locations, not all of them as convenient as the others. Our residence is very centrally located, close to Portsmouth and Southsea train station and the Cascade Shopping Centre. The University of Portsmouth is only a 7-minute stroll away, while the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy is just a couple of minutes more. Want to see more of the best student housing in Portsmouth? Click the links on this page to see our different room options and offers.

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If you are a first year at the University of Portsmouth you can apply through your accommodation portal for Catherine House. But, we welcome students from all institutions.

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Why choose Portsmouth?

You should not be fooled by the city centre’s island location or relatively small size. You’ll be far from cut off, with dozens of options to keep you entertained, from eating and drinking to browsing boutiques or exploring the historic docks, to relaxing in the sun on Southsea Common.

Going for student housing in Portsmouth means you’ll be able to enjoy live events such as the Pyramids Centre which is a thrilling venue where you can experience music, comedy and sports. And there are countless bars, restaurants, cafes, plus all of your favourite high street stores, to be found in the city. It’s the perfect mix of heritage and modernity.

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