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 are 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 – Arnolfini and Spike Island are 20 minutes walk away, and there are buses to Frenchay and Bower Ashton close by.
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
  • Shared bathroom
  • 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
  • All utility bills are included in the rent
  • Laundry
  • Bike storage
  • Lift
  • 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: Parking is not available at Nelson and Drake House accommodation. 

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

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

Nelson and Drake House is surrounded by Bristol’s famous street art. You are never more than ten minutes from something to do. St Nicholas Market, Harbourside and King’s Street are all on your doorstep. Get directions

2. Transport links

You can catch a bus from the city centre to all our campuses. The Metro Bus will get you up to Frenchay campus is less than 20 minutes. Get directions

3. Supermarkets and shopping

Being so close to the city centre means there are lots of shops around. You can find a Tesco and Lidl supermarket as well as lots of other places to grab food. Get directions

4. Green spaces

Bristol is a green place to live. There are parks of all sizes, even in the heart of the city centre. A great location for a picnic in the warmer months and a brisk walk when winter arrives. Get directions

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Accommodation costs are for 42 weeks.

Room type Number of rooms Annual rent Cost per week

Classic (shared bathroom)




Premium (shared bathroom)




Premium en-suite




Self contained flat




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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