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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

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About Edinburgh Student Accommodation

Book student accommodation in Edinburgh with the world’s largest student housing provider. You can choose from over 5000+ student rooms options which include ensuites, studios, shared rooms, student halls and student flats. No booking fee. Best deal guaranteed! Explore student housing options that meets your budget from accommodations ranging from - £179 per Week and get offers up to £350.

You can choose from the popular Edinburgh student accommodations like Elliott House, iQ Grove, Nido Haymarket, Portsburgh Court and Lady Nicolson Court for a comfortable stay in reasonable prices. 

Here are the type of student accommodations available on Unilodgers:

  • Shared rooms: Students share a bathroom, kitchen, and common space

  • Private rooms: Offer a personal study space and shared common kitchen and living room

  • Studio flats: Our studio student accommodation offers complete privacy with a sleeping area, study space, bathroom, and kitchen

  • Entire apartment: Offers a bedroom, study space, ensuite bathroom, and wardrobe

Absorb the rich history of Edinburgh and venture out to Old Town to witness beautiful historic buildings. You can plan a day out to see major landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Park, and Arthur’s Seat, which gives you a 360° view of the entire city. Only 30 minutes from the City Centre, check out the beautiful coastline of Edinburgh. Also, visit Portobello, a seaside town dotted with bars, cafes, and restaurants. Find the perfect home away from home close to  Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Napier University, The University of Edinburgh and Queen Margaret University. With a variety of busses, trams, and taxis, you’ll never have trouble getting around town or to and from campus.

Living in Edinburgh as a Student

  • Cost of living: Edinburgh is an expensive city to live in. To give you an idea the monthly food shop bill for a student in Edinburgh is around £100. A single person estimated monthly costs are 676.02£ without rent. Check Numbeo for current detailed expenses.

  • Student-friendly locations: Old Town, West End, Granton and Hillside Crescent are fantastic places to settle in for students. 

  • Rent for students: Our affordable flats to rent in Edinburgh starts from £179 and have offers up to £350. With Unilodgers you need not worry about the amenities and bills as everything is included in the rent.

Student Life in Edinburgh

Enjoy a slew of takeaway eateries, fancy restaurants, and dessert parlours to fight off those sudden cravings. Shake off the shackles of academic stress and prepare to party hard at the numerous pubs and bars close to your student halls in Edinburgh.

  • Museums and Culture: For art and history lovers, the city has an immense amount of options to explore- Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Park, and Arthur’s Seat

  • Shopping: You can shop at Princess Street, Rose Street, and Castle Terrace

  • Festivals: Edinburgh is also a proud host to about 12 festivals every year with Fringe, Jazz and Blues, and international film festivals, as well as the largest arts festival in the world.

  • Restaurants, Cafes and Bars: If you’re looking for a vibrant student environment with a mix of bars and restaurants, then you’ll love the areas of Cowgate and Grassmarket. The Brass Monkey, Three Sisters, and Cumberland Bar are great places to unwind after a long day of lectures. At least once, visit the smallest pub in all of Scotland called the ‘Wee Pub.’ On club nights, check out popular student haunts like the Bongo Club, Sneaky Pete’s, The Hive, and Electric Circus, to name a few.

Student Travel in Edinburgh

No matter which neighbourhood you choose, Edinburgh is walkable and has great 24/7 public transport. 

  • Edinburgh Bus: Offers a comfortable, stress-free way to travel. A single journey is around £1.60

  • Edinburgh Tram: Seamless connection which costs £4.50 for a day, the best way to travel around

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is student accommodation in Edinburgh?

On average, student accommodations in Edinburgh rent for about £150 a week. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just £99 a week. 

How can I find affordable student accommodation in Edinburgh?

To find student homes that have everything you want and fit your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent. 

Where is the best place to live in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh has many elegant, charming neighbourhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in. Students especially like Calton Road, Fountainbridge, Hillside Crescent and Granton where you can find a variety of comfortable and affordable apartments for rent in Edinburgh.

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Edinburgh?

Yes, we have a lot of great value deals and bonus add-ons available with our homes for students Edinburgh. For details, you can visit the property page and look at the offers listed. 

What’s the best mode of transportation in Edinburgh?

No matter which neighbourhood you choose, Edinburgh is walkable and has great 24/7 public transport. With a variety of buses, trams, and taxis you have will always have a smooth way of getting around the city.

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Edinburgh?

Many of our university housing Edinburgh properties are covered under Unilodgers’ Pandemic Shield, which  protects you from any COVID-related uncertainties. The features of Pandemic Shield include deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, and more. For accurate details on what Pandemic Shield facilities are offered at a particular property, you can refer to the property page. Alternatively, you can use the Pandemic Shield filter options or shortlist properties that offer the facilities you are looking for. 

Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?

Many of our university accommodations in Edinburgh offer WiFi at no extra cost or include it in the rent. For details, you can check the property pages.

Are these accommodations secure?

Our properties ensure your security with features like CCTV and secure door entry. Many of our student apartments in Edinburgh also have on-site staff to keep you safe. You can find specific details about security features on individual property pages.

What all is included in the rent?

Many accommodation for rent in Edinburgh include utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer WiFi and insurance at no extra cost. However, for specific rent inclusions, please refer to the property pages.  

How can I book my off-campus student accommodation in Edinburgh?

Visit unilodgers.com, Select Edinburgh as your city of choice. Browse the available off-campus student accommodations options, You can filter the results based on your preferences, such as location, price, room type, etc. Review the details of the accommodation, such as the room type, the rent, the facilities, etc. Press Book Now after you've selected  Fill in your personal and contact details, Choose your preferred payment method, Review and confirm the booking details and click on Book Now to complete the booking process. That’s it! You will receive a confirmation email with all the details of your booking.

Which are the most affordable student halls in Edinburgh?

The affordability of student accommodation in Edinburgh can vary and mostly depends on the location, type of room, and amenities offered. The ideal way to select affordable accommodation in your budget is to filter accommodation results by price and choose the one in your budget. However, here are some affordable student halls in Edinburgh: Edinburgh Gorgie, The Mill House, McDonald Road, Edinburgh Westfield etc.

How much is the Cost of Living in Edinburgh as a Student?

Average cost of living as a student in Edinburgh is £700 to £1000 per month including accommodation, clothes and toiletries, utilities, food, transportation, and other expenses. Moreover, this cost can vary widely depends on your lifestyle and how much you spend on entertainment, social activities and other non-essential items. To help keep your costs low, most of the students choose to live in shared accommodation, cook their meals at home, and prefer to use public transportation.

Where do international students live when studying in Edinburgh?

Majority of international students in Edinburgh typically live in off-campus student accommodations, residence halls, private accommodations, flats, student lets, and apartments. It is important to plan in advance and research with Unilodgers.com the different student living options available to ensure a smooth transition to life in Edinburgh. 

Is it good to live in a dorm to achieve better academic outcomes?

Based on research and studies, it has been proved that living in a dorm can lead to better academic outcomes. Because dormitories offer students an organized living environment, which promotes time management and study habits. Students also get opportunities to interact with other students from diverse backgrounds, fostering the development of critical thinking skills and chances to build new relationships. However, it is important to note that living in a dorm is not the only way to achieve better academic outcomes, some other individual factors such as study habits, motivation, and support from family and friends also play a vital role.

When should I book a student room in Edinburgh for the tenancy starting in September?

It's advisable to start looking for student accommodations in Edinburgh 6 months before your desired move-in date in September. The demand for student rooms in Edinburgh is always high during September, so the ideal time to book a room of your choice is between January and February.

What is the exact meaning of dual occupancy student accommodation?

Dual Occupancy is where a studio is shared between 2 students, where they will have either 2 single or one double bed with a designated study area, shared common spaces such as the bathroom, kitchen, and living room with their roommate. Dual occupancy student accommodations are designed for students looking for a cost-effective and sociable housing option while studying.

How can I get private student accommodation in Edinburgh?

Visit the unilodgers.com website and create an account. Search for private student accommodation in Edinburgh by entering the city. Browse through the available options and read the description and amenities of each property. Choose a property that meets your requirements and budget and click on the Book Now button. Fill in the required details and make a payment. That's it. In case of any concerns, you can contact the Unilodgers customer support team for assistance.

How can I pay for my student housing in Edinburgh?

Unilodgers accepts credit and debit cards. If we need to pay directly to the property then we accept various payment methods, including credit/debit card, PayPal, bank transfer, and others as per their respective payment policy. It is advisable to read the terms and conditions of the payment options before making a payment.

Am I allowed to pay my Edinburgh student accommodation rent in installments?

Yes! With Unilodgers, you may pay your Edinburgh student housing rent in installments. The number of installments varies according to accommodation. Before making a payment, it is best to read the terms and conditions of the payment methods.

Is it mandatory to have a guarantor to book my overseas student accommodation in Edinburgh?

It is not mandatory for all UK accommodation to have a UK based guarantor to book your overseas student accommodation. Some properties require a guarantor while others do not. It is advisable to check terms and conditions of individual properties. 

What are the different types of student rooms available?

Unilodgers.com offers various types of student rooms to accommodate the needs and preferences of students such as private rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, studio apartments, deluxe rooms, luxury apartments, cluster flats etc. It's advisable to check the website accommodation page or contact the customer support team for detailed info. 

Am I allowed to see the property before moving in?

Yes! You can see the property via virtual tours or in-person viewings before moving in with UniLodgers.com. But it varies and depends on the property and location. Advisable to check with the UniLodgers team for the options available or not for the specific property.

Can my parents or guardian stay with me in my student room in Edinburgh at the beginning?

Some Edinburgh student accommodations allow parents or guardians to stay for a limited number of days, while others do not. So it differs per accommodation. Each student housing in Edinburgh has its own set of rules and restrictions for international students who come to stay there. Unilodgers recommends that you verify with the provider or contact our customer service team for further information.

What if I don’t like my off-campus student accommodation after moving in?

Unilodgers always do their best to meet students' requirements, comfort, and preferences. Still, if the student has any specific concerns related to his/her off-campus accommodation, They can reach out to the provider and ask them to resolve the issues. Or They can opt-in for cancellation as per the policies. Cancellation policies depend on the provider and vary from accommodation to accommodation. 

How to find a flat in Edinburgh?

To find the best student flats in Edinburgh that has everything you want and fits your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent.