Portsmouth Student Houses

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The University of Portsmouth is home to over 20,000+ students residing predominately in the City Centre, Southsea and Fratton. Posh Pads have expanded to Portsmouth with the aim of offering high quality desirable student houses & accommodation in premium locations in close proximity to the University, amenities and nightlife. Posh Pads have focussed on building a portfolio of quality student accommodation in close proximity to the city centre, University, Southsea and the common, avoiding the need for a long walk to Portsmouth University or needing to get the bus.

First year students tend to stay in the University of Portsmouth’s city centre located student halls of residence, whilst this is not guaranteed an estimated two thirds of students manage to find a room in halls such as Trafalgar, James Watson, Bateson, Harry Law, etc. All halls are a short distance from the University, Commercial Road, student union and Gunwharf Quays.

Taking inspiration from the University City centre student halls of residence, Posh Pads have been investing and finding student accommodation in Southsea and Somerstown both being ideal locations in Portsmouth. Unlike other landlords / agencies Posh Pads offers student houses shares for 52 weeks of the year allowing tenants to enjoy the summer, Southsea common and have summer jobs.

City Centre

The majority of the University of Portsmouth student accommodation / hall of residence are located the city centre, predominantly surrounding the Guildhall area a short walk to the University quarter. Second year student tend to look to this premium location first as it is short on student accommodation, offers desirable accommodation and is in close proximity to Gunwalf Quays, City Centre and University. Portsmouth city centre is primarily where you will find a student house from Posh Pads.

Most Popular Roads: Queen Street, Kent Street, St james Street, Bishop Street, etc.


Somerstown is a predominantly residential area although being in close proximity to the University of Portsmouth more recently students have taken residence in this area. Being located in the heart of University quarter it makes the location a short 5 – 10 minute walk to most of Portsmouth campus buildings. The majority of Portsmouth student accommodation / houses in this area a 4 bedroom properties with a handful of larger 5 and 6 bedroom properties.

Most Popular Roads: St Pauls Road, King Street, St James’s Road, Peel Place, Eldon Street, etc.


Southsea provides an ideal location for Portsmouth students being a short distance from University. Being a town inside a city Southsea offers its own high street, independent shops, restaurants, bars, sea front and common attracting students throughout the academic year. Areas such as Castle Street present quaint independent cafes and restaurants, whilst Albert Road provide an array of pubs and bars. A full variety of properties are available ranging in size from single bedroom flats and apartments to large 10 bedroom student accommodation.

Most Popular Roads: Castle Road, St Edwards Road, Yarborough Road, Nightingale Road, Shaftesbury Road, Ashburton Road, etc.

Testimonials & Reviews

John C :: Gordon Avenue

Posh Pads have excelled with our property, whilst being responsive, trustworthy and straightforward manner in which they conduct their business. This reputation for reliability helps landlords in any discussions they may have with third parties such as the Council or external contractors. Overall, Posh Pads make the ‘road to renting’ as smooth as possible.