A 15-minute walk from downtown and close to cinemas, bars, and restaurants, Bainfield is also walking distance from Merchiston and well served by public transport.


2024/25 Prices

  • Standard en-suite: £189.98 per week, total rent £7,436.36
  • Studio flat: £209.23 per week, total rent £8,189.86

Read more: Rent and Financial Information

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 19 years old and under.

Your stay will be covered by a 39-week tenancy starting between 5-7 September 2024 and running to 32-7 June 2025 (Dates depend on block you have been allocated – check rent calculator on Rent and Financial Information page). 

  • Standard en-suite flats are based on 5-9 students sharing the kitchen/living area but students would have their own lockable study bedroom with en-suite shower room/toilet.
  • Studio flats are based on one student having sole use of a bedroom/kitchen/living area with en-suite shower room/toilet.
  • All communal lounges include 40" wall-mounted smart TV (TV licence not included)
  • Mixed- and single-gender accommodation available
  • 117 flats housing 778 students
  • Communal social space with TV screens and meeting rooms
  • 15-minute walk to city centre

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What do our residents say?

Every year, we conduct a student survey to find out what our residents think about our accommodation, and look for feedback on areas we can improve. Here's some of the things our 2020/21 residents liked about living with us:


  • "Modern rooms and nice bathroom, good location with great transport links"
  • "Good facilities in the flats, a big kitchen and living space with enough storage space for everyone and a nice en-suite bathroom and double bed"
  • "My flat are the best people to live with. The view from my window is stunning, I get to see the sun set. The accommodation is so close to the centre of Edinburgh and there are lots of transport links on the main road or a 20 minute walk to the train station. The Resident team are always so supportive and have treated us with lots of goodies this term - including an advent calendar!"
  • "It is an amazing experience to start university life in student accommodation because you'll meet new people from around the world, you can create new connections and friendships."
  • "Flatmates, all bills and repairs included, safety, good location, help available"
  • "Good social life, strong staff relations and community"
  • "The independence of not living at home is the best, it's also nice living with people who are around your age as you can relate to each other"

How to get to Bainfield

Check out our handy information online on how to travel to Bainfield.

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.

We provide:

  • Smart TVs (TV licence not included)
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Standard cleaning equipment
  • 3/4 size double bed
  • Desk
  • Study chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Bookshelves

Some of the things you'll need to bring include bedding (duvet, blankets, sheets, mattress protector, pillows and pillowcases), crockery, cutlery pots and pans, kitchen utensils, towels and toilet roll.

Pre-order your bedding, kitchen & bathroom essentials!!

Ready to start your new adventure? Let UniKitOut make it a breeze and pre-order everything you need. You can choose your essentials, confirm your purchase, and your kit will be waiting for you in your new home when you arrive! Plus, use promo code NAPIER10 for a 10% discount and take advantage of UniKitOut’s 100% Money Back Guarantee for a worry-free move-in experience.

Please note we do not allow suction hooks, rice cookers, fairy lights or door stop within student accommodation flats and you already have a desk light, ironing board, and noticeboard within your allocated accommodation.


All our accommodation sites have an on site laundry room. Our Bainfield laundry is provided by WASHCO

Each wash cycle costs £3.50 and each dry cycle is £2.00 (prices may increase in September 2024). Students do not need to provide their own laundry detergent or fabric softener.

Students and guests don’t need to download an app or obtain a top up laundry card, as it is contactless pay-as-you-go service with a credit/debit card or mobile payment apps. Chip only cards will need to inserted into the payment device. 

WASHCO can be contacted by calling 0800 0546 546 or by email. They also have a live chat service on their website.


Heating times vary dependent upon your accommodation site and the time of year. For further information please contact the Accommodation Office on 0131 455 3713 or check out information on living with us on MyNapier.


We provide free WiFi throughout all our accommodation sites. Our WiFi provider is Wifinity.

Other information

Our student portal, My Napier, has full details of what to expect when you're living in Student Accommodation. Visit our Living with Us pages for information on reception hours, flat inspections, maintenance, heating times, lock-outs and lost keys and more.

All accommodation is non-smoking in the flats and stairwells - this includes e-cigarettes and vapes. 

A dedicated Helpdesk team are available to report all maintenance and repairs during your stay. Repairs can be logged electronically by emailing FacilitiesServiceDesk@napier.ac.uk or by telephone 0131 455 5000. There is also an out of hours response service for urgent repairs.


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.


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. 

Have a look

Take a virtual look inside our Bainfield accommodation.


6 Bainfield Drive, Edinburgh EH11 1AR

0131 455 3482