Homestay

We arrange homestay accommodation with caring and responsible homestay providers. In homestays, students are able to learn more about British customs and traditions, and gain additional conversational practice.

  • Visited personally and interviewed in order to ensure they satisfy our criteria
  • Single room or shared rooms
  • Not more than four students in one homestay at a time
  • Full board (breakfast, packed lunch & dinner)
  • Located within the city of Bath, can be reached by walking or 20 minutes by public transport
  • Bus passes currently cost around £20 per week for adults and £12.80 for young people under 21. More information can be found here:  https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/tickets/ticket-prices
  • Room clean once a week
  • Bed linen and towel change once a week
  • Laundry arrangement once a week
  • Wi-Fi connection provided

Student Residence

For long term students and over the summer months (age 12+), accommodation may be available in our college residence, a charming, Georgian residential house close to college and centre of the city:

  • Full-board accommodation with experienced, in-house chef
  • Resident members of staff to ensure students’ safety, happiness and progress
  • 10-minute walk to the college
  • Room clean once a week
  • Bed linen and towel change once a week
  • Laundry arrangement once a week
  • Wi-Fi connection provided

ACCOMMODATION ARRANGED PRIVATELY

We recommend that students stay in homestay accommodation to gain the most from their experience in Bath. However, we understand that some students may prefer to arrange their own accommodation.

Bath is a popular holiday destination there is a range of hotels and guest houses both in and near the town. You can click on the link for a list of hotels and guest houses on the official local tourism website: Visit Bath https://visitbath.co.uk/.

The College does not monitor accommodation arranged privately and is unable to make recommendations.

If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation then please consider the following points

  •  Can I afford the accommodation?
  •  What is included in the price – meals, gas and electricity bills, water rates – and if I am paying my own utility costs, how much should I budget for?
  •  Does the price include possessions insurance?
  •  Is there internet connectivity in the accommodation and if so is there an extra cost?
  •  Are bed linen, towels and kitchen utensils provided and if not, does the institution offer packs I can buy?
  •  What is Council Tax and do I have to pay it?
  •  If I have a car, are there parking facilities and if so, is an extra cost attached?
  •  Am I required to pay a deposit? If so, how much is it and what is it for?
  •  What are the payment terms?
  •  What is a guarantor, and will I need one?
  •  Is there any communal living space and if so, is it adequate?
  •  Do I want or really need en suite provision and can I afford it?
  •  What is the mix of students in the accommodation likely to be?
  •  Can I practice and improve my English?
  •  If I sign a joint contract, will my liability be different?
  •  Does the accommodation offer good social opportunities?
  •  What are the management and security arrangements for the accommodation?
  •  What are the arrangements for the provision of food?
  •  Am I prepared to clean my accommodation and take the rubbish out?
  •  What are the accommodation arrangements for vacation periods?
  •  Does the length of the contract fit my period of study?
  •  Where is the accommodation located?
  •  What are the transport links and what are the costs?