Living at Edinburgh College Residences
Edinburgh College Residences are ideally located in the centre of town with many buses offering a direct route to Princes Street and the West End which has some of the best shopping in the country along with an abundance of museums. Just 10 minutes by bus (or 30 minutes walk along a coastal trail for the more adventurous) is Ocean Terminal which holds lots of shops, restaurants, a cinema, a gym, hairdressers and spa! We are located within walking distance of Cramond and Silverknowes Beaches – great places to spend a day with a BBQ or if just fancy a peaceful walk or jog.
- Great location next to Edinburgh College's Granton Campus
- Amazing rates
- Wifi throughout
- All-inclusive rates & no council tax
- Lounge Area in Kitchen
- 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.
- Can I pay my booking fee 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.
- 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 installments. You do not need to provide a guarantor if you’re paying the full annual rent in advance.
- Can I choose who I live with?
We are more than happy to accommodate groups as well as individuals. Where you’re not booking in 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.
- Can I live with my friends?
Yes you can share a flat, you 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.
- 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 & 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!
- Can I book if I am under 18?
If you are under 18 and wish to stay at Edinburgh College Residences please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a manual booking
Local pubs, clubs, restaurants and more...
At Edinburgh College Residences you could not be better placed to spend your days as a student. There are many great cafes, shops and local interests on the door step. We've asked our students to share their favourite local hot spots and lets hear what they have to say:
- The Haven - Cafe ( 8/9 Anchorfield, Edinburgh, EH6 4JG)
"Cafe in Leith near ocean terminal, the number 16 goes past. This is the best place for a welcoming cup of tea and cake. They also have the yummiest pancakes and is all reasonably cheap!"
- The Cramond Walkway (Cramond Glebe, EH4 6JN)
"This really is a wonderful spot on a nice day for a walk or run, you get wonderful views and can even see the forth road bridge. It is a really calming spot and is such a hidden gem considering the road is just behind it."
- The Pure Gym - Granton - Gym (Granton House, 219 W Granton Rd, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH5 1SA)
"This is a great place to let off some steam, the equipment and staff are really good and is a good environment to work out to."
- The Omni Centre (Greenside Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA)
"I really like this centre as it has a number of different places to eat and drink. It also has the cinema, so is a good place for an evening out."
- The Princess Street Gardens (Princes St, Edinburgh, EH2 2HG)
"This is also a hidden gem the amount of green grass and trees that are there amaze me as it is in a city centre, it is such a nice place for a picnic or icecream in the summer and is good for a stroll down the bottom gardens in winter time."
At Edinburgh College Residences we welcome freshers with open arms.
Our team have all been a fresher and recognise how daunting being away from friends and family can be.
Well rest assured that we are here to help you through those first few weeks. We are full of information; the quickest way to a lecture or the best priced coffee, just ask our team and we will be able to find the answer for you.
Why not contact us today and see how we can help you even before you arrive at Edinburgh College Residences.