There are many different kinds of accommodation that exchange students can enjoy in Bournemouth & Poole.

Once you have been accepted for exchange, our Exchange Coordinator will offer you support in finding suitable accommodation close to the AUB campus.

We have summarised the main options below; please remember that all types of accommodation are subject to availability.

AUB Halls of Residence

We have a number of different AUB-managed Halls of Residences:

All our halls are located within a short bus journey, bike ride or walk of the AUB campus.

Prices vary from £120 to £153 per week and include power, water and internet supplies. Some offer private studio flats, whilst others offer shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Limited rooms will usually be available in our Halls of Residence for students coming to AUB on exchange during the spring semester only.

Private Halls of Residence

There is a variety of accommodation in private (not AUB-managed) Halls of Residences in Bournemouth and Poole; a quick Google-search will find you many options.

If you choose to live in private halls you will most likely be living with students from Bournemouth University or the many English Language schools in Bournemouth, so you will get the opportunity to meet lots of new people.

Rent for private halls will be similar to that for the AUB halls.

Private Rented Acommodation

There is an abundance of private rented accommodation for students in the areas surrounding the AUB campus, from one-bed flats to house-shares with up to five other AUB or Bournemouth University students.

Private rented accommodation is probably the cheapest option for your exchange, however bills for energy, water and the internet are not usually included in the standard rent. You can rent a room in private accommodation from anywhere between £70 and £120 per week, depending on the size and location. We would advise to allow approximately £60 per months for bills, depending on the season.


We work with a number of great Homestay Host Families who are located throughout the local area to the AUB campus.

Students who stay in Homestay are provided with a comfortable bedroom, private or shared bathroom facilities and a weekly laundry service in a clean and friendly family home; and have the added bonus of being fully integrated into the English-speaking community!

Homestay fees usually range from £100 to £150 per week, depending on the size and facilities; this price will usually include breakfast, dinner and bills.

Hotels and Holiday Lets

In some rare cases, exchange students choose to stay in local hotels or holiday rentals during their time at AUB.

There is a great variety of different hotels and holiday rentals in Bournemouth although this is likely to be a very expensive accommodation option to choose! Hotel rooms can range from £40 to £100+ per night, depending on location and star rating; some will include breakfast.