Student Accommodation in Edinburgh
Why Book Student Accommodation in Edinburgh?
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. It is also around seven and a half hours away from London by car with a total distance of 396mi/637km. Using the underground, it will approximately take four hours and twenty minutes from Edinburgh Waverley station to London King's Cross station.
Universities in Edinburgh
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 travel 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.
Weather and Temperature
The weather in the city varies depending on the season. Summer in Edinburgh is mostly warm and it is the peak travel time for tourists while winter is known to be short, rainy, and cold. If you are thinking about going to Edinburgh, you can check the daily weather using the Accuweather App. The average temperature is 8.3 °C | 46.9 °F. October is the heaviest when it comes to rainfall, while April is the driest. July is the warmest with 14.2 °C | 57.6 °F and January is the coldest with 3.3 °C | 38.0 °F.
What to Pack
If coming from somewhere tropical, that means a whole budget for clothes shopping before heading to your Edinburgh student accommodation. Rain gear, wool padded anything, jackets, coats, scarfs, thermals, caps, heat preserving shoes, gloves, and maybe even some ear muffs will be your stables.
Must-Visit Places in Edinburgh
Students living in Edinburgh can enjoy a long list of things to do in the city. They can visit Edinburgh Castle, which is a royal castle established as a fortress during the 12th century and now turned into the major tourist attraction of the city. They can also visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse which is the queen’s house and the one building that tells all the connections of the royal family with the famous historical figures like Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Students can enjoy the various festivals in the city like the Edinburgh international festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, etc. One of the most famous student festivals is the International Science Festival; it 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.
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Other Student Accommodation In UK
Besides student accommodation in Edinburgh, Casita offers student accommodation in more UK cities:
Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberystwyth, Aberdeen, Belfast, Bradford, Bath, Brighton, Bedford, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Carlisle, Colchester, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Coventry, Cardiff, Chester, Derby, Dundee, Durham
1. How much do the rooms cost?
The average cost of a student room in Edinburgh is £125 per week for a single room. Other room types including en-suites, studios, and flats are available as well.
2. Do you have studios /ensuites available?
Each building has its own range of room types varying between single rooms, en-suites, studios, twin rooms, shared flats, and private flats.
3. Can I pay in instalments?
Yes, you can pay in instalments; however, some providers could require you to have a UK guarantor. Ask your accommodation expert for help if you are not sure.
4. How many people will be in the same apartment /unit with me?
This depends on the room type you choose, you can choose in a private room, studio, or flat, and you can choose to share a flat with 1-6 other students or share a room with 1-3 other students.
5. How to complete my booking?
Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with your booking for your chosen room 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 the enquiry form you see in front of you.
6. What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Edinburgh?
Most providers now have intensified cleaning and sanitizing measures of student rooms and communal areas while other providers provide weekly cleaning free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for details on the COVID measures implemented in your building.
7. Can a tour be arranged for student rooms in Edinburgh?
Almost all providers have the option of online viewings through Skype or Zoom while other providers offer virtual tours of the property so you can get to know your new home.
8. Who can book with Casita?
All university students over the age of 18 can book with Casita and if you are under 18, contact our accommodation experts to find you properties that accept students under 18.