The Rackhay

The Rackhay is one of our City Centre Riverside residences, just moments away from Waverley House and Favell House. Together, these three properties are home to around 550 undergraduates and share social spaces and events, all moments from Bristol’s beautiful harbourside.

How to apply

From £135 per week

  • 112 places
  • 1 miles to campus
  • Self-catered
  • Available as first second or third preference

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Images and video of The Rackhay

Photography is representative - room layout, contents and furnishings may vary.

Location of The Rackhay

Getting to the campus

  • 1 miles from campus
  • Approximately 19 minutes walk
  • Approximately 10 minutes cycle
  • Approximately 10 minutes bus journey

Queen Charlotte St, Bristol, BS1 4HJ

Bristol city centre is within easy walking distance of the University campus, and benefits from an endless supply of shops, cafes and bars. Nearby shopping centres include Cabot Circus, The Galleries and Broadmead, which together have over 500 stores, cafes and restaurants. There are cinemas and theatres, as well as Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside, which hosts many festivals and events throughout the year, and is a popular area for nights out. Our city centre residences will all experience construction noise levels associated with a developing urban centre. The University cannot be held responsible for any such disruption that is outside its control.




Room types availableAccommodation feeWeekly fee
Single no basin £5641.44 £134.32
Anyone living at The Rackhay who is not a full time student may be required to also pay council tax of up to £3,500 per year, for example if you are a part time student or become no longer registered as a full time student whilst living here.

The tenancy is a fixed term contract of 42 weeks (9 September 2017 to 30 June 2018) and covers the duration of the academic year.

Find out more about what's included in your fees and the additional costs that are payable.

Accommodation details

  • Self-catered
  • Run in partnership with Unite Students
  • Part of our city centre riverside group of residences
  • Six-bed flat has 2 toilets and 2 showers, Five-bed flat has 2 toilets and 1 shower
  • Kitchen/diner in each flat shared 5 - 6 students
  • Some alcohol-free flats are available
  • Some single-sex flats are available
  • All beds small double size (4ft/122cm wide)
  • Internet access (StudentCom) in rooms
  • Bike storage (additional cost for insurance)
  • Common room
  • Launderette
  • Study room

Contact us about this residence

Tel: +44 (0)117 954 5548
Warden: Pru Lawrence-Archer
Student Support Adviser: Claudine Anderson
You can visit residences on open days. At any other time contact the residence.

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