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Central Student Accommodation
Centrally located student accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh. Book now!
Summer Rooms available!
Looking for short term accommodation in central Edinburgh? Book your room directly on the SYHA website. Prices start from £34/night.
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About the accommodation
- All-inclusive utility bills
- No hassle, we like to keep it simple
- Great transport links
- Make the most of the central Edinburgh location and all the transport options
- 50Mb internet & Wi-Fi
- For work, friends and family, we’ll keep you connected
- Supermarkets and convenience stores on the doorstep
- Whatever you need, you’ll find it just minutes from your new home
- Quiet study areas
- Space to focus when you need it
- Communal games room with TV and pool table
- Take a quick break from studying and challenge your friends to a game of pool
- On-site laundry
- Clean your clothes day or night
- Secure cycle storage
- Park up in one of the 161 cycle spaces
- Friendly accommodation staff
- For all your questions and queries, why not grab a cup of tea with the on-site team
- On-site state-of-the-art gym
- No need to pay for gym membership!
- Fun social events
- We have a diary of activities you can take part in throughout the year
1. Can I pay my deposit over the phone?
If you're having problems booking online please contact the accommodation team and we can try and assist you, if needed they’ll take your payment over the phone, securing your reservation.
2. Do I need to have a UK-based guarantor?
You only need to provide a UK-based guarantor if you wish to pay your rent in three instalments. You do not need to provide a guarantor if you’re paying the full annual rent in advance.
3. Can I choose who I live with?
We are more than happy to accommodate groups as well as individuals. If you’re not booking with a group, we understand your flat mates will be key to your experience so when you book as an individual, we will ask you a series of questions to help us to match you with the perfect flatmates.
4. Can I live with my friends?
Yes you can share a flat, you just need to let us know who you’re planning to live with. Provided we have the availability at the time of your booking, there shouldn’t be a problem. If you're looking to share a studio with a friend or partner you will have to book together. Please contact the site for further information on whether they allow dual occupancy as not all of our sites allow this. Some of our sites only allow dual occupancy in larger rooms.
5. Do I have to pay council tax?
Students do not have to pay Council Tax, but you must inform the council that your are a student and apply for exemption as this does not automatically happen. It is the responsibility of every student to apply for exemption, your University/College or accommodation provider cannot do this for you, though we can help you!
6. Is there an age limit for booking with CRM students?
We only accept bookings if you are over 18. This is due to the legally binding tenancy agreement that every tenant is required to sign when living with CRM Students. We also can only accept people in full time education.
7. How much is the deposit and what happens to it?
There is a £250 deposit. All deposits are registered with TDS which is a government accredited Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme provider. At the end of your tenancy a final inspection of your room will be carried out prior to your move out and if any deductions are required they will be discussed with you at this point. Assuming the room and its belongings are in the same condition as when you moved and you have provided your bank details within our Portal you will get your deposit back within 10 working days.
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 Haddington Place
Edinburgh is extremely sought after by students and it’s easy to see why - the city is great for both studying and living. The two universities contribute to Edinburgh’s status as a hubbub of history, culture and education; the University of Edinburgh was ranked 21st in the world’s top universities in 2015 and boasts historic alumni including Charles Darwin and Alexander Graham Bell whilst Edinburgh Napier University has a great focus on employability skills alongside degree courses. The city itself is beautiful and a great place to live and Haddington Place is ideally located to make the most of what Edinburgh has to offer during your student life here.
Labelled as the City of Literature, there are also world-famous festivals, iconic attractions, a great fashion scene, shops, bars, restaurants - and even a beach (Portobello) for when the temperature gets into double figures.
Edinburgh Castle overlooks the University of Edinburgh - be sure to visit during fresher’s week for an envy-inducing Instagram post. Leading to the castle, The Royal Mile is the heart of Scotland’s capital and hosts a plethora of landmarks. Just a short walk away is the eclectic Grassmarket, a vibrant area steeped in the city's colourful history.
For shopping, head to Princes Street (a 10-15 minute walk from Haddington Place) which is the main shopping area - you’ll find all the national chains including House of Fraser, also known as Jenners which is an Edinburgh institution (the oldest independent department store in Scotland).
For the adrenaline junkie amongst us, there’s water sports galore include diving, kayaking, surfing and sailing. There’s also an indoor ski centre, ice skating, paintballing and assault courses. For something a little more peaceful and relaxing, head to one of the city’s parks and gardens. The Meadows is less than a minute’s walk from the University of Edinburgh’s central campus and a great chill out location
Princes Street, Edinburgh - Just a 10-15 minute walk from Haddington Place, Princes Street is one of the major thoroughfares in central Edinburgh and the main shopping street. Here you’ll find all of the essential high street shops including Debenhams, Zara, Primark, M&S and also Jenners department store that opened in 1838 - an Edinburgh institution. There are hardly any buildings on the south side (which is very unique) so you’ll be able to enjoy uninterrupted views of Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town and the valley in between. Plus, in December, Princes Street Gardens host the German Christmas Market.
George Street, Edinburgh - If you prefer upmarket shops such as Hollister, Jack Wills and Anthropologie, head to George Street which runs parallel to Princes Street - it’s one of the grandest streets in Edinburgh, boasting interesting Georgian architecture and the famous Assembly Rooms. When day turns to night, people visit George Street for its fashionable bars and restaurants including Jamie’s Italian - a stunning venue in the Assembly Rooms - and sophisticated All Bar One.
Other streets of interest in Edinburgh – Rose Street (running parallel between Princes Street and George Street) and Queen Street are a hubbub of bars and restaurants and they are also great shopping streets. For independent shops, designer and vintage fashion, Edinburgh’s Grassmarket and Victoria Street will delight. The latter was said to be J.K Rowling’s inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter.
St James Shopping Centre – Visit St James Shopping Centre just a ten minute walk away from Haddington Place for the ultimate shopping experience. It’s at the top of Leith Walk before you get to Princes Street and has over 600 brands under one roof including Sports Direct, Yankee Candle and John Lewis.
The Omni Centre – Even closer to Haddington Place is the Omni Centre - a fantastic leisure and entertainment venue. There’s a multi-screen VUE cinema so you can watch all the latest releases and a great number of popular eateries from Frankie & Benny’s to the Wetherspoon’s pub. There’s also a Virgin Active Gym should you wish to find an alternative to the on-site gym at the accommodation. Next door neighbour, The Playhouse, shows quality theatre productions throughout the year.
Restaurants, bars, cafés and more – These really are in plentiful supply around Haddington Place so you’ll never be in short supply whilst studying and living in Edinburgh. Restaurants between the accommodation and the Omni Centre offer a variety of cuisines including Italian, Indian, Turkish and Chinese. There are take-away options too if you want to catch something on the run such as Greggs and a fish and chip shop. For a catch-up coffee with fellow students, there are a number of small independent coffee shops. Also in the area: a number of barbers and hairdressers, local shops, ATMs, bank and a number of pubs.