According to QS Student Cities Index, Edinburgh is ranked as the second-best city in the UK with a student population of around 40,000, and an excellent selection of Edinburgh student houses. Students largely attend four main universities: The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot-Watt University and Queen Margaret University. Both the Scottish Capital and one of the most desirable UK student cities, Edinburgh blends a rich heritage with a dynamic modern vibe, boasting world-famous festivals, jaw-dropping architecture and world-class educational institutions. The well-sized city centre oozes with life, hosting bars, clubs, theatres, museums and award-winning restaurants, and is best experienced during the annual Fringe Festival. When you want to explore outside of your Edinburgh student house, you will be well entertained. With a busy booking period for student houses after Christmas, we highly recommend booking viewings for Edinburgh student houses in January.
With excellent transport links, student houses in Edinburgh are spread across the whole city. The Haymarket area in Tollcross is a favourite year-after-year for student lets, where our Edinburgh Student Cribs are perfectly located. Read this guide for more details about where to live in Edinburgh as a student.
Top Tips for Finding Student Accommodation in Edinburgh
The student house hunting season in Edinburgh starts slowly during the autumn semester, however is it during January and February that most viewings take place and the majority of student houses, including our Cribs, become fully booked.
Student Cribs in Edinburgh
Student Cribs have a variety of student flats in Edinburgh, perfect for groups of friends looking to live together for their final years in university. The student flats boast open plan communal areas as well as two-bathrooms, and the most modern facilities and stylish furnishings synonymous with Student Cribs. Student Cribs student lets in Edinburgh include all bills, and no fees or deposits are charged.
Best Things For Students to Do In Edinburgh Edinburgh is a fantastic city, with loads of things for students to do. Rich in history, blessed with a buzzing nightlife and full of culture, students in Edinburgh have a huge choice of things to enjoy when not relaxing in their student house. For an outside escape (when the library walls start to close in), the Kyoto Friendship Garden hidden in the grounds of Lauriston Castle offers an oasis away from the books, while the sounds of Cramond Falls along the River Almond will quickly make you forget about deadlines and group projects. For a nightout with friends, you are spoilt for choice. The Stand Comedy Club is a classic choice and a must visit, while The Devil’s Advocate with its 200 strong selection of whisky is great for both it’s chic atmosphere and setting in a former Victorian Pump House. You can also immerse yourself in this cities history in The Real Mary King’s Close, and discover the grave that is rumoured to have inspired the name of Lord Voldemort in the iconic Harry Potter books.