Best places to use student discounts in Bristol

Studying in Bristol means having delicious food, great bars and outstanding entertainment within arm’s reach! The city is in fact known for having tons to offer, especially to the thousands of students who, every year, pick this as the perfect location for their studies.

While you may never run out of things to do in Bristol, being a student means your finances might be tight from time to time. According to a research conducted by Savills, Bristol is the 9th most expensive place in the world to live as a student. However, although the cost of living might be higher than other cities, this is widely justified by the pool of opportunities available to students living in the city. The upside is that there are hundreds of local amenities, shops and food places offering special student discounts that will allow you to stretch your money and make the most of your time studying in Bristol!

How to save money while studying in Bristol

To help you navigate through the myriad of student offers available, we have put together a brief guide showing you how and where to get the best savings in the city.

  • Visit Bristol

The website is constantly being updated with new offers, tailored specifically to students looking to save a few pennies. The discounts presented on the site include special offers on food and drinks, as well as money-saving deals on events.

Through Visit Bristol, students can get deals like:

  • 10% off food at Bambalan when you show your NUS card 
  • Half-price tickets for jazz at Future Inns Bristol (every Thursday at 8.30pm)
  • 20% off pizza at Pizza on the Park for all students


  • Vanguard Storage

Between terms at university, most students will face the problem of what to do with their belongings until next semester. If home is far away, it just isn’t feasible to lug your belongings halfway across the country, and what’s where self-storage comes in, allowing you to keep your belongings safely in storage between terms.

Strategically located in the east of the city (Moorfields), Vanguard storage will often run promotional campaigns, offering students 20% off self-storage units.


  • Total Bristol

Total Bristol puts together the best student deals and offers in one place. This allows you to maximise your savings and make the most of your time living as a student in Bristol!

A few of the offers available through Total Bristol are:

  • 25% off for all students when buying 2 or more main meals at Chiquitos
  • 10% off all student orders at Tortilla
  • 20% off any meal at Frankie and Benny’s

Shop on a budget in Bristol

  • Bristol Shopping Quarter

Located in the heart of the city, the Bristol Shopping Quarter offers over 400 shops and restaurants over four districts.

Students who are looking to get their hands on a bargain can find a true gold mine of resources on the shopping centre’s website, where they have listed the best deals and offers available to any student presenting a valid student ID card.

The deals available include:

  • 10% off on all products at Craft and More
  • 15% on any iPhone Repair at iSmash
  • 30% off O2 Refresh Airtime Plans at O2
  • 20% off glasses or contact lenses upon presentation of a Vision Express voucher at Vision Express 

Supporting yourself financially while being a student can be challenging at times. Looking for the best student deals and offers will help you make the most of Bristol without breaking the bank!

Save money on student storage in Bristol

Our safe and secure student self-storage is ideal for storing and protecting your belongings until the new academic year. Our storage lockers are a popular option, offering 10 square ft at a great price. Visit our Bristol storage branch – making sure to have your student ID with you – and  enquire about the offers available for students to find out more.

We even offer a Man and Van service to help to you transport your belongings to the unit, and our staff on-site will be happy to assist you with moving in your items.

Our Bristol Self Storage facilities are located in Redfield, in the city centre, and feature a range of storage unit options. Find out more today.