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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 Student Accommodation in Edinburgh

Looking for student accommodation in Edinburgh? When you’re not busy at school or exploring the town, enjoy amenities like screening rooms for a movie, marathon weekends, lounges, study rooms, on-site laundry services, maintenance teams, and much more. With Unilodgers, you get to choose from 5000+ student rooms options with amenities that will make university life better. Choose a comfortable and budget-friendly flat to live starting from £145 per week only on Unilodgers.

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 rooms 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

  • 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 £145 and have offers up to £2200. 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. 

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

  • 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.

What are the different types of student accommodations available in Edinburgh?

Homes for rent in Edinburgh offer a wide range of options. You can choose shared or private rooms where you will share common spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms. Alternatively, if you prefer more privacy, you can opt for a studio flat. You can also find many apartments that you can share with friends. 

Does Unilodgers have short-term stays in Edinburgh?

Yes, some of the student residence Edinburgh on Unilodgers do offer short-term stays. You can filter these accommodations using the Tenancy Duration filter and find what you’re looking for.

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.