The College Street Abode

   Guest House
with 6 Private Rooms



A home away from home, an ever improving fine place to stay with 6 private rooms and all the amenites you might need.  Our 2 cleaners and 2 managers keeop the guest house immaculately clean and in good order all year round.    Always on call and  at your service.

Enjoy the balcony view, perhaps read, breath the clean air and watch people go by, or rest in deep slumber and warmth after a night out in Gunwharf. 

A stones throw away from Portsmouth's Hard Interchange hub, connecting you to major cites around the UK with South West Trains, along with Heathrow Airport and Gatwick via a direct coach.  A bus ride away you will also find the port taking your over to France.

If you love shopping, why not relish the experience, take it slow and stay for the night.  The Gunwharf Shopping   experiecne might be for you.  Perhaps visit the historic Dockard, roam the streets where Charles Dickens grew up, or pop over on to the Isle of Wight. on the ferry.



Take advantage of one of six private rooms with a capacity to sleep a maximum of up to 3 people over the short term.  

Along with all the amenities you might need including: 

Double or king-size bed

Gas central heating

A 32 inch Android TV

Reading Lamp

Desk and chairs

Iron & Board on demand

Hairdryer on demand

Double locking door bolts

Double glazed windows

Additional bed on demand

Towels and spares

Speed Wifi and Ethernet connection

Shared Facilities




3 x Toilets





Tea and Coffee

We do not provide breakfast, but the kitchen is at your disposal to rustle up your favorite.

Free Wifi


2 routers at work.  Usually around 50mbs to 100mbs in speed, or up to 200mbs using hard wired connection

Balcony View


We have one balcony view overlooking the open car park toward the harbour.

Common Area Housekeeping


We aim to keep all the common areas very clean indeed at all times.  Individual rooms per request


Come and go as you please, make and eat exactly what you wish, or to be in company or in a space of your own.

Extra Beds or Towels

Need an extra bed for your guest then do let us know.



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Gunwharf Shopping and Food


Something for everyone.  With bars, clubs, cafes, and plenty of outlet shops to choose from.  Southsea has some wonderful places to eat too.

Historic Dockyard

Home to the Mary Rose shop, HMS Victory and with a naval heritage going back 100s of years.

Isle of Wight Ferry

Catch the Catamaran or Car Ferry over to the the Island.  Great for families, sun and sea lovers.

Historic Tours

Go to the central library to find out the details behind Charles Dickens.  Or look for the birthplace of Peter Sellers, Christopher Hitchens and others.

The Sea side and swimming

Take some long walks going via old Portsmouth to Eastney, with a fish market along the way.  Take a swim in the sea or the local Eastney baths or the Pyramid centre.

A Pub or Three & Make friends

Find a pub with a quiz night and join in the fun.   Or use Meetup online to see what events are taking place.



Balcony view heaven. Very clean, cosy and well equipped (good quality cupboards and appliances). It was the perfect place. Superb value, cheaper option than staying in nearby hotels with bonus lots of space and nearby transport etc. The location was excellent. Plenty of shops and restaurants. Quick walk to any area. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends. The shower was excellent with plenty of room. Prompt and proactive communication from owner.