The 6 Most Popular Student Accommodation in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and it is a beautiful city to live in. It is a modern and multicultural city and students from all over the world come to study here. Students come here not only for its well-known universities, but also because of its diverse culture and stunning landscapes. Edinburgh has been nominated one of the best cities in the world for undergraduates and postgraduates. People here want all the benefits of an exciting city life without being overcome by its fast pace. Best Student Halls is here to offer you some of the best Student Accommodation you can find in Edinburgh with our perfect locations and by suiting your every need.

#1. 200 COWGATE

200 Cowgate is a contemporary student accommodation in Edinburgh, which provides a range of high-quality modern rooms situated in the heart of this vibrant, student-centric city. The position of this student hall is fantastic, it is one of the most central private accommodation blocks located near Edinburgh University, and you will be able to find Central campus just an 8-minute walk away and Holyrood campus that is another 8-minute walk away. 200 Cowgate is also positioned within the heart of Edinburgh’s historical and world-famous Old Town, so you can definitely take in that beautiful scenery. It is located just off the Royal Mile and is surrounded by many of Edinburgh’s leisure and amenity offerings. 200 Cowgate offers different clustered student rooms, en-suite bedroom whilst sharing the kitchen and living space. It also offers a standard and penthouse studio with all amenities included.


Are you looking for a luxurious, peaceful and modern space? Elliott House is the student accommodation for you with rooms overlooking the Royal Terrace Gardens and with some giving views over Calton Hill, these are truly special locations. Elliott House offers plenty of different student rooms accommodating every need of yours, from sharing en-suite bedrooms to duplex apartments. All bedrooms come with private bathroom, dining area, study space, contents insurance, free Wi-Fi and bills included in the price. It’s perfect for a peaceful lifestyle within easy reach of everything you need. Our on-site team will be able to support you with everything you need and make you feel welcome. Make this your home away from home.

Bus routes to the universities stop outside the building, and it’s just a short walk from the energetic Princes Street and the Royal Mile. It’s also closes to a big multiplex cinema, theatres, museums and plenty of shopping options.


Nido Haymarket is situated in the West End of Edinburgh offering plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes close by. Just a short walk away, you’ll find lots of sights rich in history, beautiful green parks and cultural places for you to visit and learn new things about Edinburgh. Named after its proximity to Haymarket Train Station, Nido is home to 168 UK and international students every year. Whether you go for a cosy studio space or choose to live with friends in an en-suite apartment, take advantage of our modern student rooms and exceptional service. Nido has so much to offer, from in-house keeping to our on-site maintenance team, anything you want? We have got it covered. We also have a social calendar full-on events; this is a great opportunity to meet new friends. Nido also offers a laundry room, bike storage, common rooms and a brand-new on-site gym.


New Park is the newest student accommodation in Edinburgh, which opened in Summer 2017 and now offers 238 rooms with a combination of shared flats and different studio apartments. All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with shower, large beds, study areas, smart TV’s and plenty of storage. You can socialise in the excellent communal facility, which is equipped with a pool table, and also have a picnic in the beautiful outdoor space that New Park has to offer. Choose from a variety of room types and sizes available to suit different needs and budgets. Shared apartments provide private en-suite luxury bedrooms with communal living and kitchen facilities. Alternatively, you can cook, relax and study in your own space in a studio apartment. Experience the best Edinburgh has to offer. Walk to the city centre and admire the iconic castle or stroll down the Royal Mile to the University of Edinburgh’s main campus.


Canal Point is one of our three student residences in Edinburgh; it is in a convenient city-centre location, putting you within easy reach of everything. Less than 15-minute walk away, you’ll have easy access to the University of Edinburgh, The Meadows, which is one of the city’s best parks, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, Cameo Cinema and The National Museum of Scotland. Canal Point offers a combination of en-suite student rooms to studio flats, you can choose from a variety of bedrooms depending on your budget, your length stays and what you like. All rooms are fully equipped with a large bed, plenty of storage, a study space and shelves for you to hang your personal belongings. This student accommodation offers on-site maintenance if you need help with anything, a laundry room, bike storage, a 24-hour support team and CCTV throughout the building.


At Portsburgh Court you will find a variety of room choices located in the city centre, directly opposite the Edinburgh College of Art and a 15-minute walk to the University of Edinburgh. Portsburgh Court offers en-suite student rooms and studio flats, all with modern facilities and great views overlooking the city. The choice is yours. Students will be able to benefit from high-speed Wi-Fi, all utility bills included, flexible payment terms, free contents insurance and 24-hour security. And with our 44 or 51-week contracts, you’ll be able to customise your length of stay in Edinburgh. Nevertheless, short stays are also available. If you’d like to share with a friend or live as a couple, dual occupancy is available at no extra cost. Portsburgh Court offers a laundry room, bike storage and an outdoor area. Furthermore, if you choose this student accommodation, there will also be on-site maintenance and in-house keeping. It does not get any better than Portsburgh Court.

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