About our accommodation

We have nearly 250 flats across the city in four locations. We've got plenty of single-gender flats, and bedrooms with private bathrooms in our Slateford Road accommodation.

Staying in our University accommodation is a great way to meet fellow students from around the world and help settle into student life in Edinburgh.

We have a number of flexible accommodation options throughout the city for our undergraduate students including accessible, adapted accommodation for students with disabilities.

Our accommodation is self-catered with good transport routes to our campuses. They are well supplied by shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas and sports facilities.

What's included?

All flats have shared, fully fitted and furnished kitchen and living areas with Wi-Fi and 40" wall-mounted smart TVs. There is also a secure bike storage area on each site.

You’ll need to bring your own towels, bedding, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. You may order a bedding pack online (duvet, pillow, flat sheet, duvet cover and pillow case) when you apply for accommodation. They cost £30, and you pay for this on application along with your £500 advance rent payment.

All sites have central laundry rooms, which incur an additional charge for usage.

All accommodation is non-smoking in the flats and stairwells.

Support

The flats are managed by a dedicated team of accommodation staff including Accommodation Officers and Resident Assistants. Staff are trained to handle all aspects of tenancy management and provide support and guidance to students throughout the year.

Contact details of your Accommodation Officer and Resident Assistants will be displayed on the noticeboard of your flat and at all accommodation site receptions.

Security

We have a 24-hour security service. They can be contacted by phone on 0131 455 6119.

CCTV is installed at all sites and security patrols are carried out regularly 24 hours a day. Security will often be found at the accommodation sites during the evenings and weekends. 

See Bainfield on Facebook here

Opened in September 2013, this development features a single occupancy room with a 3/4 double bed and private en suite shower room/toilet and a small number of private studios. Suitable for undergraduate students with limited places for students staying for one trimester only.

  • 39-week tenancy from 1 September 2017 to 1 June 2018
  • Standard en suite £139 per week, total rent £5,442
  • Studio flat £154 per week, total rent £6,028
  • All communal lounges include 40" wall-mounted smart TV (with TV license included)
  • Mixed- and single-gender accommodation available
  • 117 flats housing 778 students
  • 15-minute walk to city centre
  • Communal social space with TV screens and meeting rooms

Bainfield

6 Bainfield Drive, Edinburgh EH11 1AR

0131 455 3485

Slateford Road on Facebook here

Opened in 2015, this features single occupancy rooms with a 3/4 double bed and private en suite shower room/toilet. This site also features two-bedroom premium flats. Suitable for Nursing students, undergraduates over 20, and postgraduate students on extended 50-week tenancies.

  • 39-week tenancy from 1 September 2017 – 1 June 2018, or
  • 50-week tenancy from 1 September 2017 - 20 August 2018
  • Standard en suite: £139 per week, total rent for 39-week tenancy £5,442
  • Premium en suite: £160 per week, total rent for 50-week tenancy £8,092
  • Studio flat: £154 per week, total rent for 39-week tenancy £6,028
  • Premium communal areas include a 50" smart TV (with TV license included)
  • Premium bedrooms are larger and include an additional seating area with a coffee table
  • Mixed- and single-gender flats available
  • Comprised of 42 flats housing 217 students
  • 30-minute walk or 10-minute bus journey to city centre

Slateford Road

1 Slateford Road, EH11 1FE

0131 455 3713

Riego Street

A single occupancy room with a single bed, shared shower rooms and toilet facilities (sharing with up to four other tenants).

  • £105 rent per week
  • 38 week tenancies
  • shared shower and toilet facilities
  • limited on-site parking
  • washing machine
  • mixed and single gender flats available
  • 58 flats housing 269 students
  • 10-minute walk to city centre

Riego Street

Riego Street, EH3 9BL

0131 455 3713

Morrison Circus on Facebook here
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A single occupancy room with a single bed, shared shower rooms and toilet facilities (sharing with up to three other tenants).

  • 39 week tenancy
  • Single bedroom in shared flat £107.54 per week, total rent £4194.06*
  • shared shower and toilet facilities
  • limited on-site parking
  • washing machine
  • single gender flats only
  • 24 flats housing 96 students
  • 10-minute walk to city centre
  • The nominations agreement means that you will sign a tenancy with USL, not Edinburgh Napier University.  Their clauses for release may be different to the University, please read their terms here.  Your £500 advance rent payment will be transferred to USL and will be offset against your rent which is payable directly to USL.  A UK-based guarantor will be required.
  • We will send your personal details including your Edinburgh Napier number, full name and address, gender, date of birth, telephone/mobile numbers and email addresses to USL so they can make contact with you in order to secure your accommodation reservation with them.

*exact rent will be shown on your tenancy agreement.

Morrison Circus

Morrison Circus, EH3 8DW

0131 455 3713