Student living

ABLE Manchester can arrange a variety of accommodation to suit your requirements and budget!


This is a fantastic opportunity to experience life in a real English family. Living with an English family means that you can have a true English immersion experience as you get the chance to practise your language skills with native speakers outside of class.

All our homestay families are fully vetted and must pass an extensive interview process. At ABLE Manchester we only use host families who have plenty of experience hosting international students. We spend a lot of time matching students with the right host family to ensure students have the best stay possible.

Homestay is divided into two categories - standard and executive - and is available on a full or half board basis.

Student Residence

This is ideal for those who want to live in a young and vibrant environment with other students. Our student residences are located close to the city centre so it is easy to get to the school. This type of accommodation offers excellent value for money as students are close to lots of amenities and can save on transport costs.

Student residences are ideal for people who want to have some freedom, as you can come and go as you please and also have the opportunity to cook for yourself. Living in a residence is perfect for people who love to socialise, as you will typically live with 5-6 other people and very often they will be from all over the world, so you live in a truly international setting!

Student residences have a private bedroom with en-suite bathroom and shared kitchen and living room.

Student Apartment

ABLE Manchester is the only English Language academy in Manchester to be able to offer its students exclusive use of a student apartment. The apartment is located 20 minutes away from the school and contains three double bedrooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Recently renovated, the apartment is an extremely affordable option for students coming to study at ABLE Manchester.

This apartment is only occupied by ABLE Manchester students so you can get to know your flatmates before you arrive - we also try to keep a mix of nationalities in the apartment so that you can speak only English at home. This is ideal for people who are looking for a low-cost option but want the security of renting from a trusted source. The apartment is owned by ABLE Manchester so can be rented on both a long-term and short-term basis.

Private Rentals

If you are planning to stay in Manchester for a long period of time (i.e. over six months) or if you want to live with a friend or partner, then a private rental could be the answer. There are lots of options available to suit all requirements and budgets. ABLE Manchester can assist and advise those looking to rent a house or flat through a private landlord. Just notify us when booking.

Hotels and Hostels

As a major city, there are a number of hotels and hostels available on both a long and short- term basis. In Manchester city centre there are a wide range of hotels to suit everyone - luxury, business and budget, and we are more than happy to advise and book your hotel stay as part of your study package. There is a large hostel close to the school where private rooms and beds in dorms can be rented for short periods.