Nelson and Drake House

City centre accommodation.

Nelson and Drake House price range

Nelson and Drake House

Urban as it comes yet well-connected to City, Frenchay and Glenside campuses, Nelson and Drake House offer a buzzing high-rise city-centre community.

Shops, bars, and the Old City's street markets and nightlife right on your doorstep.

Nelson and Drake House are managed by our partners Unite Students, and have recently been refurbished. Fresh rooms, a new common room, study room and courtyard mean you'll soon feel at home.

Why choose Nelson and Drake House?

  • The most central accommodation – everything Bristol has to offer is in walking distance, including plenty of part-time work.
  • Well-connected – on all the major bus routes, with a stop right outside for Frenchay campus.
Nelson and Drake House student accommodation in Bristol city centre

What's included

In your room

  • Three-quarter size beds
  • Under bed storage
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk and chair


In the communal areas

  • Fridge/freezers, microwave, oven and hob
  • Sofa
  • Breakfast bar and stools
  • Iron and ironing board, vacuum, mop and bucket, dust pan and brush


  • Internet access – ASK4
  • TV point in the bedroom - but don't forget your TV Licence
  • Laundry
  • Bike storage
  • Lift
  • Parking – no
  • CCTV
  • On site support
  • 24/7 emergency contact centre
  • Common room with pool table, table tennis and table football, sofa and TV, study area and separate study room, vending machines
  • Free MyUnite app to log maintenance requests

Good to know: Nelson and Drake House is non-smoking throughout.

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Nelson and Drake House, Rupert Street, Bristol, BS1 2PZ

1. Nelson and Drake House, Rupert Street, Bristol, BS1 2PZ

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Accommodation costs are for 42 weeks.

Room type Annual rent Cost per week
85 x classic (shared bathroom) £6,468.84 £154.02
190 x premium (shared bathroom) £6,468.84 £154.02
26 x premium en-suite £6,683.04 £159.12
1 x self contained flat £13,066.20 £311.10

Insurance provided by Endsleigh is included in Nelson and Drake House accommodation costs.

You apply to Nelson and Drake House through the University and we allocate the rooms. Unite Students then issues your tenancy agreement and manages the residence.

You may require a guarantor to complete the booking of this property. A guarantor must be based in the UK, aged over 18, working and a homeowner. Find out more about Contracts and negotiations.

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