Favell House

Favell House
Favell House
Favell House

Favell House

Self-catered central residence, home to 234 students


The University has developed a partnership with UNITE PLC to provide accommodation that is ideally suited for city centre living. Favell House will particularly suit students who are independently minded, keen to mix with a wider group and want to enjoy all the facilities Bristol has to offer. Favell House is just moments from both Waverley House and The Rackhay, and together these three Unite-owned properties make up our City Centre Riverside collection of residences.

Although owned by Unite, the University manages all pastoral, academic and social elements of the student experience - and does all that it can to ensure that students are provided with the same support network and social or sporting opportunities as in any other residence. This residence is exclusive to University of Bristol undergraduates of whom at least 95% will be in their first year. Unite manage the facilities and repair to the building. Please note that information provided on other websites is likely to be out of date and relate to periods during which students were managed differently or from other institutions.

Accommodation details

  • Self-catered
  • Flats of 5 - 7 students
  • Owned and managed by UNITE
  • Tenancy: 43 weeks
    21 September 2013 - 18 July 2014


  • Shared bathrooms - 5 bed flat 2 toilets and 1 shower, 6/7 bed flat 2 toilets and 2 showers
  • Kitchen/diner in each flat shared 5 - 7 students
  • Internet access in rooms (StudentCom) - WiFi
  • Bike storage
  • Car parking - none
  • Launderette

Travel times

Approximate travel times from Favell House to Senate House (main University precinct)
Bus 10 mins (Wessex Red and First Group - Service 8/9)
Walking 19 mins (0.9 miles/1.4 km)
Cycling 10 mins (1 mile/1.6 km)

Living at Favell House

Favell House is located on Bristol's beautiful and historic floating Harbourside, right in the heart of the city, giving you the opportunity to make the most of the vibrant city life. There is a selection of restaurants and shops on your doorstep and also a convenience store underneath the property. Favell House offers easy access to:

  • shopping, both in local high street shops and in Cabot Circus, Bristol’s award winning shopping centre,
  • theatre at Bristol’s Hippodrome for the big west-end shows, and at the renowned Bristol Old Vic, one of the UK's oldest theatres, for independent productions,
  • cinema at the Showcase (five screens) or Odeon (four screens),
  • a host of bars, restaurants and clubs.

Across the road from Favell House are two other residences, The Rackhay and Waverley House, and together these three Unite-owned properties make up our City Centre Riverside collection of residences, which offer around 550 undergraduate places in total. They have a warden who is responsible for pastoral care for first year undergraduate students (freshers). He is supported by deputy wardens and senior residents. There are five live-in senior residents at Favell House who are on call to help with any issues that arise whether personal, social or academic.

The Junior Common Room (JCR) Committee, administered by a sub-committee of senior residents, ensure that freshers are able to enjoy a range of social events.

In addition to JCR events, freshers will be part of Orbital, the University’s society for students living out of halls. For further details of the exciting social and sporting activities and how to get involved visit Orbital.

Security is safeguarded by the use of CCTV cameras plus 24-hour emergency helpline.

Room fees 2013/14
Single no basin 125 £5,117 or £119/week
Single no basin 53 £5,203 or £131/week
Single no basin 42 £5,289 or £123/week
Single no basin 14 £5,461 or £127/week
Total places 234

*Figures rounded to nearest pound. Rental agreements for this accommodation are for one academic year of 43 weeks.
Full breakdown of fees

Additional costs

How to apply for this accommodation
You need to accept an offer of study at the University of Bristol before you can apply for accommodation.

What they say

Favell House wasn't my first or second choice, but I'm glad I got placed here now I've settled in.

Contact details

Favell House, Crow Lane
Bristol, BS1 1DQ

Peter Wilgoss

Student Support Administrator
Yvonne Olver

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