Slateford Road

A few minutes' walk from our Merchiston campus, Slateford Road is situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood with excellent transport links and is close to local amenities.

Slateford Road

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.

  • 50-week tenancy from 4 September 2020 - 23 August 2021, or
  • 39-week tenancy from 4 September 2020 – 4 June 2021
  • Standard en suite: £153.50 per week, total rent for 50-week tenancy £7,763.22 and 39-week tenancy £6,008.82
  • 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.
  • Premium bedroom: £179 per week, total rent for 50-week tenancy £9,055.32
    Premium flats are based on 2 students sharing the kitchen/living area and shower room/toilet but each student would have their own lockable study bedroom with a separate seating area with coffee table.
  • Studio flat: £169 per week, total rent for 50-week tenancy £8,549.10
    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 in Standard ensuite and Studio flats include 40” wall-mounted smart TV (TV licence not included)
  • Premium communal areas include a 50" smart TV (TV licence not included)
  • Mixed- and single-gender flats available
  • Comprised of 42 flats housing 217 students
  • 30-minute walk or 10-minute bus journey to city centre

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.

Download our full checklist to help you plan what to bring! You may order a bedding pack online (duvet, pillow, flat sheet, duvet cover and pillow case) when you apply for accommodation. They cost £33, 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. Costs are approximately £3.10 per wash and £1.60 per dry, but prices are subject to change.

Our laundry contractor is Circuit Laundry. On their website, you can top up your credit and also view which washers and dryers are in use and which are free.


Heating times during the colder months are generally 7am-10am and 4pm-10pm (Monday to Friday) and 8am-10am and 12noon-10pm (Saturday and Sunday). These may change throughout the year.


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

Other information

Our student portal, myNapier, has full details of what to expect when you're living in Student Accommodation. Visit our During Your Tenancy pages for information on reception hours, flat inspections, maintenance, heating times, lock-outs and lost keys and more. You'll also be able to download a digital flat manual for your site, which offers an in-depth look at facilities and procedures and explains how to use the oven and hob, shower and other equipment.

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 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 Slateford Road accommodation.

Slateford Road

1 Slateford Road, EH11 1FE

0131 455 3713