Prices & Booking
About the accommodation
- All inclusive bills
- 100Mb Wi-Fi throughout
- X2 Quiet Study rooms
- Separate reception area
- Communal lounge with widescreen TV
- Fitted kitchens provided with combination microwave
- Large studio apartments
- Duplex studios
- Your own en-suite bathroom
- On-site laundry facilities
- Security - out of hours emergencies
- On-site management/maintenance team
Who can live at Pure?
Any full-time student (minimum 16 hours per week) enrolled in a university or college, who is 18 years of age or older on the date they submit the application form.
What is the contract length?
TWe offer a variety of contract lengths from short term summer and semester stays and longer academic year stays. Visit each property page to find out more. Some semester stays may be available so please enquire with our bookings team.
What is included in the room rate?
All utility bills (water, lights, and electricity), 100Mb internet access, 24 hour security, contents insurance and gym access at specific sites only. See individual property pages to see full details.
Can I choose my room in the building?
Normally rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis. You can specify any special requests at the time of your booking and we will do our best to accommodate you in that room.
What is your cancellation policy?
Upon receipt of the email confirming your booking ('the acceptance email'), there is a 14 day cooling off period whereby you may cancel your booking by sending notice to the site via email. Individual site email addresses can be found on thier respective web pages. Thereafter charges will be incurred as detailed in our cancellation policy.
Living at Pure
Is there somewhere to store my bike?
Yes, all Pure residences have secure bike storage available free to residents.
Do you have extra storage for suitcases?
If students need to arrive earlier than the check-in time on their contract start date, it is fine to leave suitcases with the Reception team until it's time to check-in. However there is no storage space at any of the Pure residences, and any luggage is left at your own risk.
What is my internet provision?
Ask4 are market leaders in the UK for internet provision specifically for students. They will provide each Pure room with 100MB broadband and Wi-Fi alongside internet support services. You will need an Ethernet cable to connect to the network so please bring this with you. However, Wi-Fi will also be available throughout the building. Residents can upgrade their personal internet speed via Ask4, however this will incur an additonal cost.
Residents can upgrade their personal internet speed via Ask4, however this will incur an additonal cost.
What furniture is in my room?
Our rooms are all standardised and have the same high-quality furniture throughout. A full list of furniture you can expect in-room will be provided in due course.
What are the guest policies?
Pure residences are your home so you are allowed to have friends and family visit you when you want, we just ask that you respect your fellow residents and sign your guests in and out of the buildings so we know who is in the building in case of an emergency.
Is there a curfew?
No, you can come and go as you please. 24-hour security will be available to welcome you at the front door.
Can I smoke in my room?
No, all Pure accommodation is non-smoking. You may smoke outside in designated smoking areas.
Is contents insurance provided?
Yes, we have partnered with the best provider of student contents insurance in the UK; Endsleigh Insurance. Policy detail will be provided to you on check-in.
Will I have a phone in-room?
Phones are not provided in-room, however Ask4 have provided VOIP telecoms which is available using your laptop and allows residents to call home at discounted rates.
Will I have a TV in-room?
No, however flat screen TV’s are provided in all communal areas and IPTV is available to stream on your laptop.
Will my room be cleaned?
At Pure we have a housekeeping team on-site, they will clean all communal areas in the residence. This does not include your room, however you can arrange a room clean with them directly at additional cost.
What if something in my room breaks?
At Pure we have a maintenance team on-site, they maintain the residence and make sure that it is always in the best order for students living in the building. Should you have a problem with anything in your room; say your fridge stops working or a lightbulb needs replacing, they will fix it as soon as possible for you. Maintenance issues can be reported online through your student portal.
Are there accessible facilities throughout the buildings?
All of our our Pure residences feature accessible rooms alongside wheelchair and mobility access throughout.
Facilities at Pure
Is there a laundry?
Yes. At Pure we have enlisted the help of laundry specialists Circuit to manage our laundry facilities within the residence.
Is the use of the Gym included in my rent?
Yes. We have a fully kitted out gym and fitness suite in some of our residences. This is free for students to use and open 24hrs a day.
What about my Post?
Our frontdesk and security staff will take collections for you and sort your mail. Each resident has a secure mailbox which they share with around 4/5 students living in the building.
What hours can I use the courtyard?
The courtyard is open from 10am-10pm and is a smoke-free zone.
Do you provide bedding?
No. It is up to students to purchase their own bedding.
Can I move in early?
Yes, if your room is available. The additional charge will be at the current room rate per week and early move ins are on a week not daily basis. Please check with the site team as to whether your room is available to secure an early arrival.
What time is my check in/check out?
The on-site team will email you closer to your contract start date to advise the check-in time, this will either be from 10am or 3pm. The check-out time is 10am on your contract end date.
What do I need to bring?
Provided your checklist is complete and the required rent payment is received, you will only need to provide an ID at Reception when you arrive to check-in
What documents are required for me to check-in at a Pure residence?
We require a copy of your passport, visa, photo and proof of address.These documents must be uploaded to the Student Portal within 10 days of receiving your accommodation offer. Failure to do this will mean that your check-in could be severely delayed and could possibly result in you not being able to check in.
What if I want to live in a different Pure residence to the one I have booked?
Should a resident book with us at one of our residence and then want to move to another residence, this will be possible providing there are rooms available.
What is the normal payment structure?
You need to pay a booking fee of £250 at the time of making your booking. If you have a UK guarantor you can pay in three installments; the first due 10 days before arrival, the second in January and the last in April. Alternatively the full payment is due 10 days before arrival.
What is my booking fee?
Once you check in your booking fee will be converted to a refundable damage deposit. To find out more about how your deposit works, please view visit the Tenancy Deposit Scheme website.
Do I need a television licence?
Yes, if you watch television in your bedroom. All homes in the UK require a television licence and your room is treated as a home under the licensing authority's definition. There is a large screen television with Sky in the Social Hub which has a television licence associated with it. However, for IPTV provided by Ask4 and viewed in your room, you will need a licence. For more information on TV licences please click here.
What other charges can I expect?
You will have to pay for laundry, phone calls, your TV licence, upgrade of insurance or internet packages, and any items purchased from the vending machine.
It is possible to pay by bank transfer, however please be aware that it can take up to 5 working days to reach us and the payment must be showing in your account before you would be able to check-in to the residence.The bank account details are available to view on your student portal.
Arranging a viewing
How do I book my viewing appointment?
Its simple. You can book via our online booking form, or contact us by phone, email, or online chat here to arrange your appointment. Our office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
Is it free?
How long does it take?
The tour will take anything from 30 – 45 minutes depending on how many questions you have for the team member showing you around.
What appointments are available?
Tours can be booked online at each of our residences and are available Monday to Friday at the following times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
What if the appointment I want is not available?
Just contact a member of the Pure reservations team who will be happy to help you
How do I know my booking has been confirmed?
We will email you a confirmation of your tour with the date and time of your appointment which you should bring with you to the viewing.
What if I need to cancel the appointment?
Just contact us giving 24 hours notice and we will cancel your appointment for you.
What will I see at the viewing?
A member of the on-site team will show you around the social and communal spaces of the residence as well as a showroom.
Where is the meeting point?
When you arrive at the residence, please let the Reception team know that you are there for a tour. They will ask you to fill out a quick tour form before the tour starts.
What time should I arrive?
Please arrive 5 minutes before your booked time slot.
Can I bring anyone with me on the tour?
Absolutely, we welcome family and friends on tours. But please let us know at the time of making your booking if you will be bringing additional people on the tour.
Any other questions?
Just contact us and we will be happy to help
CRM have arranged some contents insurance for you with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider. This cover does not protect laptops and phones or other items when you are outside your room. It is important for you to check this cover, so please follow the steps below to ensure you fully understand the protection provided.
Enter CRM in the Accommodation Provider search at endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover to check your policy details.
Visit the review cover link to:
Check what is covered.
- Check key exclusions and limitations.
- Check your policy excess.
- Check how to make a claim.
- Extend and personalise your cover to protect laptops, phones and other valuables.
It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for, as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.
Living at Elliott House
Elliott House is in an ideal location to make the most of your Edinburgh Student Life. Why not spend time enjoying the beautiful historical sights the city has to offer, by visiting our famous Edinburgh castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia, visiting the Dungeons, going on one of our guided Ghost tours in and around many of our haunted closes or by letting loose and enjoying the Edinburgh night life.
Edinburgh also offers the best in transportation with on your doorstep bus services, The Edinburgh tram services with direct links to the airport and Waverley Train Station, all within walking distance.
The famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival runs in the summer, filling Edinburgh with amazing talent and acts providing fun packed entertainment in hundreds of venues around the city as well as out on the streets of Edinburgh.
During The Christmas and New Year Period Edinburgh comes alive with our European market, Winter Wonderland and our world famous Hogmanay street party, ending the year with a huge BANG from our spectacular fireworks display while watching Edinburgh Castle light up before your eyes.
Local pubs, clubs, restaurants and more...
At Elliott House you could not be better placed to spend your days as a student. There are many great bars, pubs and local interests on the door step. We’ve put together a few of the favourite local hot spots:
Ting Thai Caravan, Teviot Place.
“A former festival pop-up, this Hidden Gem is very popular spot amongst students. Stop by for authentic Thai food, freshly cooked in a very casual and cellar style setting with the option of sitting inside at their long communal tables or taking it out in their recyclable boxes to the Meadows on a sunny day. Open for both lunch and dinner, the average meal costs between £5 and £7.”
Mary’s Milk Bar, Grassmarket
“Top up your calcium intake at Mary’s Milk Bar. Far tastier than a glass of milk, this cute little ice cream parlour that specialises in authentic gelato, made with fresh milk. A top treat stop when you’re in need of something sweet, Mary regularly changes her flavours so there’s always another temping reason to pay a visit. If you’re a chocolate lover, Mary’s silky smooth truffles are a must and a great pick me up if exam stress has hit you hard.”
Black Medicine Coffee Co, Nicholson Street
“All-nighters, early starts, a hectic social calendar and busy study schedules all call for a good cup of coffee. When you’re in need of a caffeine top up we recommend Black Medicine Coffee Co. The baristas know how to make a good coffee from freshly ground organic beans. Its cosy interior also makes it a relaxing spot to get some much needed studying done.”
Hula Juice Bar
“Hula specialise in thirst quenching juices and smoothies which are packed with fresh fruit and veg, plus they only use fresh raw ingredients so you know that they’re extra good for you. If you need something a little more filling then their colourful café and gallery on West Bow also serves tasty porridge for brekkie and a brilliant range of bagels for lunch.”
The Elephant House, 21 George IV Bridge
“Opened in 1995, The Elephant House has established itself as one of the best tea and coffee houses in Edinburgh. Made famous as the place of inspiration to writers such as J.K. Rowling, who sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Experience the magic yourself”
The Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair St
“This cavernous live music venue is a student favourite. It is housed in historical vaults that make it the perfect setting for indie gigs. Drinks prices that make a tenner go further than usual and help you loosen up and sidestep to the dancefloor!”