Student Accommodation Edinburgh
Student Accommodation in Edinburgh
Booking student accommodation in Edinburgh has never been easier with our team of accommodation experts at your service. All you need to do is contact us and describe your dream student room and we’ve got you covered! Casita’s student accommodation options have all the amenities you need, including security, Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, secure bike storage, communal areas, and more. The average rent for student accommodation in Edinburgh is lower than the rent in other cities like London for example. Our student housing options range from single, double, and triple rooms, to studios, en-suite rooms, private plans, and apartments. Just reach out to our team of accommodation experts which is available 24/7 for you.
Get to know Edinburgh
Edinburgh is around seven and a half hours away from London by car. Using the underground, it will approximately take four hours and twenty minutes from Edinburgh Waverley station to London King's Cross station. Edinburgh is the main capital of Scotland; it is known for its historical background that goes back to 500 years ago. The city is also known for its distinctive architecture and private gardens. Edinburgh is the second-most populous city in Scotland with a population of about 489,000. About 10% of the population are actually university students with an immense amount of international students visiting the city yearly.
Best Places to Live in Edinburgh
This is a lively neighbourhood with the famous Regent Bridge. The bridge was built in the 19th century, in the neoclassical style as the medieval city was modernised and expanded to the north and east. Panmure Court Roost is one of our best student accommodation options in Colton Road.
Lady Lawson Street
The neighbourhood has an interesting history as it once was host to mass employment in the industrial age. Now it’s occupied by housing. Portsburgh Court Roost is a student housing in Lady Lawson Street that has all what you need, including a games are and a communal area.
Is a lively area as it has the University of Edinburgh, with lots of supermarkets and restaurants to go to. Lady Nicolson Court Roost is one of our top modern student accommodations in Potterrow with a unique design.
Cost of Living in Edinburgh
The average rent for student accommodation in Edinburgh, single rooms, for example, is around £180 which is lower than the rent in other cities like London. Excluding rent, it costs an average of 676£ to cover other living expenses, including food, groceries, and transportation among others.
Transportation in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a city with very good transportation links; there are bus lines everywhere. The main bus operators are Lothian Buses and First Edinburgh. Lothian Buses offers the Ridacard which is a great option for students travelling mainly by buses as it offers unlimited travels starting from one week to one year. Other types of fares include a single fare ticket (£1.70 per journey) and a one day ticket ( £4.00 per day). Edinburgh also has The Edinburgh Tram that passes through the main squares of the city. People who enjoy a more environment-friendly means of transportation can also cycle through the city using the maps provided by Innertube Maps.
Student Life in Edinburgh
Students get to enjoy the various festivals of Edinburgh like Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. One of the most famous student festivals between students is the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The Science Festival is considered one of the largest science festivals in Europe; it is held in April yearly with various exhibitions that will surely benefit any student. Edinburgh International Book Festival is another festival that is highly appreciated by students in Edinburgh; the festival includes award shows for best books, exhibitions, and lectures by famous writers.
Attractions in Edinburgh
The city of Edinburgh is home to a variety of attractions and landmarks that attract visitors from across the UK and from all over the world. Whether you’re a history, architecture, art, or culture fan, you’ll find something for you to do in Edinburgh!
Edinburgh Castle is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. Set in the heart of Scotland's dynamic capital city. It is a royal castle established as a fortress during the 12th century and now turned into the major tourist attraction of the city.
This is the queen’s house and the one building that tells all the connection of the royal family with the famous historical figures like Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Universities in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has a number of top-ranked universities and internationally-recognized learning institutions whose high quality of education attracts both local and international students. Casita has a wide selection of available options for student accommodation in Edinburgh near the city’s universities and institutions, check them out below!
We have over 20 options for Edinburgh student accommodation that are located right next to campus for your convenience.
There are several bus stops surrounding the college for easy access.
Edinburgh Castle is a 15-minute walk from campus.
Our Edinburgh student rooms are all within a short walking distance or a short ride away.
The university is surrounded by fast-food restaurants, coffee shops, and transport links.
The National Museum of Scotland is right next to campus.
The university is located right next to our Edinburgh student accommodation options, just a short ride away by public transport or a short stroll.
There are several transport links as well as many take-out restaurants to grab a quick bite between classes.
A short bus ride will take you to Saughton Park and Craiglockhart Castle.
Our Edinburgh student accommodation options are all within a short ride by public transport.
There are several bus stops nearby for your convenience.
A short drive will take you to the scenic Malleny Garden.
Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Edinburgh, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities as well: Glasgow, Belfast, Bradford, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, and Sheffield.
When should I start looking for Edinburgh student accommodation?
You should be looking for Edinburgh student accommodation as early as possible. Well-done research is important though, just to make the booking process as easy as it can be. Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university.
When should I book my accommodation for the September intake?
Just to be on the safe side, book your Edinburgh student accommodation between January and March. If you are selected for the September intake, you may begin your search for accommodation or preferably around six months before your intake.
Are there short-term stays in Edinburgh?
Some providers offer short-term stays in Edinburgh. However, you should check the availability of your student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.
How much rent does a student pay for student accommodation in Edinburgh?
The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Edinburgh, specifically a single room, is around £180. Other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more depending on the provider.
How do I pay for my student room in Edinburgh?
You pay via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process.
Can I pay my Edinburgh student accommodation rent in instalments?
Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a UK guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.
Are bills included in my rent?
It depends on the provider as many Edinburgh student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. However, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.
Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Edinburgh?
Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good discounts and pay lower rent in Edinburgh. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website!
What is a guarantor, and will I need one?
A guarantor is a person who signs the rental contract with you and commits to paying your rent if you are unable to do so yourself. A guarantor is most often a family member, but it can be anyone. Most UK landlords require you to have a guarantor, so you’ll probably need to find one if you’re planning to study or live in Edinburgh.
How do I complete my booking?
Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with the booking of your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.
What should I look for when booking Edinburgh student accommodation?
While searching for student accommodation in Edinburgh, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities among others.
What are the best areas for students to live in Edinburgh?
Edinburgh has a variety of neighbourhoods that are close to its numerous university and college campuses. Students will be able to find good and affordable student accommodation in Edinburgh with ease in areas like Calton Road, Lady Lawson Street, Potterrow, Haddington Place, and West Park Place.
What different accommodation types are available for students in Edinburgh?
The types of student accommodation in Edinburgh vary and range from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.
What are the different available room types?
The available room types in Edinburgh student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms, to private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses.
Can I get a furnished student room in Edinburgh?
Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Edinburgh that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and a chair, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.
Can I see the property before moving in?
Almost all Edinburgh student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or through virtual tours of the property so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.
What’s the best mode of transportation in Edinburgh?
When booking student accommodation in Edinburgh, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the tram, take the bus, hail a cab, bike, or walk from one place to another.
What is dual occupancy student accommodation?
Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at either the same price or a slightly higher fee.
What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Edinburgh?
Most Edinburgh student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.
Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Edinburgh?
Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Edinburgh student accommodation providers are always chosen to be the safest and most trustworthy options for students.
Are these Edinburgh student accommodations secure?
Most of our available options for Edinburgh student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account.
Can only students book with Casita?
Yes, only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student accommodation in Edinburgh, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find a fitting accommodation.
Can my parents or guardian stay in my student accommodation in Edinburgh for the first few days when I arrive?
While some Edinburgh student flats may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Edinburgh has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the information you need.
Can I stay with a friend at the same student accommodation in Edinburgh?
This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you happen to not like your accommodation due to any unforeseen or unaccepted circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.