About our accommodation

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We have several University-run student accommodation sites. This includes a brand new 778 bedroom (all en-suite!) student accommodation site opposite Fountain Park, called Bainfield, which will open for September 2013.

All Edinburgh Napier University accommodation is self catered and situated in the centre of Edinburgh, on good transport routes to our campuses. They are well supplied by shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas and sports facilities.

If you are a first year or direct entrant undergraduate student who meets the allocation criteria, you will be guaranteed an offer of accommodation.

We will allocate you a suitable space based on the general criteria outlined below; it's not possible for you to choose your accommodation site.

University accommodation is now full for September 2013.
If you're still looking for accommodation, we run a Support Service to help. You can also email to be put on our waiting list which is used if we have any cancellations.

Flat developments


All accommodation is non-smoking in the flats and stairwell. Cigarette bins are provided outside each flat development for cigarette ends. See what's included at the bottom of this page.

Bainfield, New Fountainbridge, EH11 1AR (postcode tbc)

Brand new for September 2013 

Bainfield student accommodationWe now have 507 brand new bedrooms ready for students at our Bainfield student accommodation site. We hope that students will be delighted with their brand new en suite bedrooms - many with amazing views across the city. 
We have checked all of the flats to ensure that everything works correctly, but if you do come across any problems please alert staff in the management suite at Bainfield. Work on the student bar will start this year and we will send out updates on its progress.
There are seven blocks of flats in total in the development:

  • Arthurs Seat House
  • Blackford Hill House
  • Braid Hills House
  • Calton Hill House
  • Castle Rock House
  • Corstorphine Hill House
  • Craiglockhart Hill House

Castle Rock and Craiglockhart Hill blocks are still to be completed. These buildings are built but the interior fit out (i.e. decoration and floor finishes) needs to be finished. Any disruption from this work should be minimal.

The east facing apartments in two of the blocks look out to the site of the new Boroughmuir High School which will start construction over the course of the next few months.  We anticipate this won't cause too much disturbance. We have ensured that there is hoarding to segregate between the ongoing site works and safe access to the properties. We also have 24 hour security on site.

  • Weekly rent £115 per week (studios £125 per week)
  • 38 week tenancy
  • En suite bedrooms
  • Large development for first year undergraduate students, nursing students, returning students and postgraduate students of all ages
  • 117 flats housing 778 students
  • 10 minute walk to city centre
  • Small number of studio flats available

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Riego Street, EH3 9BLeTour of Riego Street

  • Weekly rent £103 per week
  • 38 week tenancy
  • Large development for mainly first year undergraduate students under 21 years old
  • Shared shower and toilet facilities
  • Mixed and single gender flats available
  • 58 flats housing 269 students
  • 10 minute walk to city centre

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Wrights Houses, EH10 4HReTour of Wrights Houses

  • Weekly rent £101 per week
  • 38 week tenancy
  • Refurbished in 2007
  • Shared shower and toilet facilities
  • Mainly students aged 17 - 22
  • Single gender flats only
  • 24 flats housing 106 students
  • Short walk to 24-hour Jack Kilby Computing Centre at Merchiston campus

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Morrison Circus, EH3 8DWeTour of Morrison Circus

  • Weekly rent £103 per week
  • 38 and 51 week tenancies available
  • Mainly postgraduate students
  • Shared shower and toilet facilities
  • Quiet residential area near Haymarket
  • Single gender flats only
  • 24 flats housing 96 students
  • 10 minute walk to city centre

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eTour of West Bryson RoadWest Bryson Road, EH11 1EH

  • Weekly rent £103 per week
  • 38 week tenancy
  • 51 week tenancy for nursing students
  • Shared shower and toilet facilities
  • Mainly nursing students and students over 22
  • Mostly single gender flats, limited space for mixed gender flats
  • Located in quiet residential area of Polwarth
  • 35 flats housing 155 students
  • Easy walking distance to Edinburgh Napier campuses

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The following are approximate distances from the flat developments to the main campuses.

Craiglockhart Merchiston Sighthill
Bainfield 3.5 miles 1.5 miles 3.5 miles
Morrison Circus 5 miles 2.5 miles 3 miles
Riego Street 3 miles 1.5 miles 3.5 miles
West Bryson Road 2 miles 1.5 miles 3 miles
Wrights Houses 3 miles 1.5 miles 3.5 miles


What's included?


All sites have storage areas for bikes. We offer on-site parking at some of the developments (always check with your Accommodation Officer before bringing your car to Student Accommodation). The new Bainfield development has NO parking facilities.

All kitchens & living areas contain:


  • Fridge freezer
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave, kettle and toaster
  • Laundry facilities (washing machine in flat at Riego Street, West Bryson Road and Morrison Circus / coin operated central washing machines at Wrights Houses and Bainfield)
  • Ironing board (iron not provided)
  • Vacuum cleaner (except Bainfield)
  • Mop, bucket, dustpan & brush set
  • Dining table / breakfast bar & chairs/bar stools
  • Coffee table & sofas / lounge chairs
  • Window blinds / curtains


All bedrooms contain:


  • Single bed & mattress - Bainfield has 4ft wide beds
  • Desk & chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Chest of drawers
  • Wash basin (except Wrights Houses)
  • Shaver point (except Wrights Houses)
  • Modem or data cable for up to 8Mbinternet access
  • Blackout window blinds/curtains
  • Wastepaper bin
  • Bainfield bedrooms are all en suite with their own toilet and shower facilities


You will need to bring your own towels, bedding, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, and you may wish to bring a desk lamp for studying. 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 our flats are close to local shops and department stores where you can pick up the essentials at a reasonable price when you arrive.


The flats are managed by a professional team of accommodation staff based off-site.

Our Accommodation Officers can offer support for personal problems and can put you in touch with welfare and support services in the University. The Officers hold weekly drop-in sessions at the developments, and students can also make meeting appointments in advance.

Senior Residents are older students who live on site to help welcome new residents and check that everything runs smoothly throughout the year.

Contact details of your Accommodation Officer and Senior Resident will be displayed on the notice board for your flat.


The University has a 24 hour security service for any out of hours emergencies. They can be contacted by phone on 0131 455 6119.

CCTV is installed at the larger developments and security patrols are regularly carried out through the night and on weekends. The University does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to the personal effects of residents, either in the flats or in car park areas.