Favell House


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 per cent 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 Please note that information provided on other websites is likely to be out of date and relate to periods during which students were managed differently or from other institutions.

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Accommodation details

  • Self-catered
  • Flats of 5 - 7 students
  • Owned by Unite Students
  • Student experience managed by the University of Bristol


  • 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
  • Launderette

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:

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.

  • 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, newly elected each year from freshers, ensures that you are able to enjoy a range of social events.


At a glance

Availability: In 2013 Favell House was under subscribed. This means applicants have a good chance of being offered a room here. However, we cannot guarantee availability of your preferences.

Facilities: Favell House has a foyer with television and sofas.

Distance to city: Based in the centre of town, on Bristol's historic Harbourside.

Quiet location: Being in the city centre, noise can be an issue for some students. However, noise levels are very much dependent on the people you live with.

Travel time to campus
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)

Rooms and rents

Tenancy: 43 weeks (14 Sept 14 - 11 July 15)

Room fees 2014/15
Single no basin 125 £5,117 or £119/week
Single no basin 95 £5,353 or £125/week
Single no basin 14 £5,590 or £130/week
Total places 234

*Figures rounded to nearest pound. Please also see the full breakdown of fees and also the additional costs that are payable.

Location and contact details

Acting warden: Rafik Mikhaiel
Student support administrator:
Yvonne Olver
City Centre Riverside website
 Favell House, Crow Lane, Bristol, BS1 1DQ


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