View of a halls of residence common room with sofas, chairs,and tables

Rooms to rent in Portsmouth available all year round

Find your perfect place to stay in Portsmouth or Southsea

Are you attending a conference in Portsmouth, visiting the city on holiday or looking for rooms to rent while studying in the city over the summer? We have various forms of accommodation in Portsmouth to suit your needs.

All our accommodation is close to the seafront and to main visitor attractions such as the Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays and the iconic Spinnaker Tower. Our accommodation is also the perfect base for those attending events such as the America’s Cup, Victorious Festival, Comic-Con and more.

From June to September each year, the University of Portsmouth has the widest choice of accommodation in Portsmouth available to individuals, coach parties, special interest groups, and conferences of almost any size. Our accommodation has also been voted runner up for Best UK University Accommodation by the Group Travel Organiser magazine for the past 5 years.

Our rooms to rent

With each stay we offer the following choice of catering options:

  • room only
  • self-catering
  • bed and breakfast
  • half-board
  • full-board

Bed and breakfast

  • Our 3-star bed and breakfast accommodation offers single and double en-suite rooms located on Southsea seafront. Our best rooms also provide stunning views across Southsea seafront and the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

    Facilities include:

    • 200 single and 25 double rooms with en-suite
    • 2 guest lounges
    • a bar
    • a courtyard garden
    • a restaurant
    • complimentary towels, soap and shower gel
    • tea and coffee facilities
    • high speed WiFi

    A single en-suite room begins from £52.00 per night and a double begins from £68.00 per night including breakfast and VAT. Bookings over 7 nights receive a 10% discount.

Overhead view of breakfast and tea spread on table with notebook

Self-catered flats

  • We offer private, serviced self-catered flats in the centre of Portsmouth which is ideal for longer stays. If you're a student or visitor on a long-term work-experience placement in Portsmouth, we can provide inexpensive long-stay accommodation to suit you.

Close up of cutlery in halls of residence

The Solent Suite

  • The Solent Suite is a private suite that's available all year round. It has a large double room, a separate lounge, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen.

    Facilities include:

    • a TV and DVD player
    • leather sofas
    • high speed WiFi
    • beeding and towels provided
    • free, secure parking in an underground car park

    The Solent Suite costs £78.00 per night including breakfast, parking and VAT. Bookings over 7 nights receive a 10% discount.

Landscape view of port solent at sunset

Hostel accommodation

  • Our hostel accommodation provides an inexpensive long-term option for those wishing to stay in Portsmouth during the summer months.

    Facilities include:

    • private standard or en-suite single room
    • use of a kitchen
    • high speed WiFi
    • laundry facilities

    Please note, we don't provide bedding, towels, cooking or kitchen utensils in our Portsmouth hostel.

Furnished bedroom in Greetham street halls of residence

Bateson Hall

  • Bateson Hall has 11 self-contained flats with 5 private bedrooms, a kitchen, a shower room and a toilet.

    Rooms in Bateson Hall begin from £15.50 per night and include all utility bills and VAT. The minimum stay is 10 nights.

    Address: Bateson Hall, The Mary Rose St, Portsmouth PO1 2BL (see on Google Maps)

Furnished room in Bateson hall with

Harry Law Hall

  • Harry Law Hall has 50 en-suite rooms and every seven bedrooms shares a kitchen.

    Rooms in Bateson Hall begin from £20.50 per night and include all utility bills and VAT. The minimum stay is 10 nights.

    Address: Harry Law Hall, Isambard Brunel Rd, Portsmouth PO1 2SP (see on Google Maps)

View of kitchen in Harry Law hall

Large group bookings

  • We can provide a choice of more than 3,500 rooms (almost all of which are en-suite) for your group stay in Portsmouth. We have locations across the city so you can choose whether to stay in the city centre, on the seafront or by the harbour.

    As a group, you'll receive benefits that include:

    • discounts on standard rates
    • flexible payment terms
    • complimentary accommodation and catering for coach driver and/or group organiser
    • a dedicate event manager to help you plan your stay in Portsmouth

Group of international students walking through Portsmouth

Language school accommodation

  • Portsmouth is a popular destination for language students from overseas. We offer our own summer language courses at the University, as well as providing accommodation for students on other accredited language courses in the city.

    Portsmouth is a popular location for language schools outside London due to:

    • a safe campus
    • award winning accommodation
    • modern, bright and well-equipped classrooms
    • varied menus for all dietary needs
    • a purpose built entertainment venue for evening activities
    • state of the art sports facilities
    • a dedicated language school event manager

Students studying with papers on table

Contact us to book your accommodation

To book your group stay in Portsmouth or get more information, contact the reservations team on 023 9284 4884 or at

Find out more about accommodation in Portsmouth for language students and how to partner your language school with us by contacting David Goodwin by phone on 023 9284 4567 or by email at

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