Stylish and sleek student accommodation at Potterrow is pretty much the closest you can be to the University of Edinburgh without living on campus.

We have rooms immediately available for late starts!


Potterrow’s student accommodation features boutique rooms in attractive shared apartments or our brand new studios! Oh, and we’re only a 2 minute walk from Edinburgh University!

Enjoy your very own spacious work area, barrel-loads of storage and small double bed. In the shared apartments, you’ll find the shared fully-fitted kitchen/living area with its very own dishwasher, and in the high-spec bathroom quick showers and long soaks in the bath can both be had. Each studio comes with its own en-suite shower room and private mini-kitchen.

If you are couple wanting to share a studio, then we don’t charge extra. Or if its the shared apartments that you’re looking for, then included in your rent is our weekly bathroom and kitchen clean so a cleaning rota is never seen here.

Our students love living at Potterrow, and we are sure you will too. 97% of students loved our location and were pleased with the level of security in the National Student Housing Survey 2020. And there’s more:

– 97% enjoyed the size of their bedroom
– 97% rated the condition and quality of  Potterrow
– 94% of students were satisfied with their experience
– 94% were happy with the overall management

When taking a break from the studying, head to our social spaces to chill out, play games and take part in the jam-packed events we hold.

Stylish and sleek student accommodation at Potterrow is pretty much the closest you can be to the University of Edinburgh without living on campus. Potterrow perfectly places you for Edinburgh Waverly station, the city’s famous Royal Mile and Princess Street, and when the iconic Edinburgh Fringe Festival rolls into town you’ll be in the thick of it.

Get a better idea of where you’ll be staying in our photo gallery. If you want to know more give our friendly accommodation team a call and book in a tour!

What's included...

Your Room

  • Small double bed
    So much roomier than a single - this is 21st century student living!
  • Workspace
    Dedicated desk area for all your books and computer tech.
  • Shared shower room
    Your apartment comes with its very own shower room to share with just your roomies.
  • Shared bathroom
    There's one bathroom for each apartment and plenty of storage space for everyone's essentials.
  • Shared kitchen/living spaces
    Catch up with all the latest gossip over a bite to eat.

Your Property

  • Social space
    With a huge TV, table football and pool table you’ll never want to leave!
  • Quiet study area
    Always be among friends, even when it’s time to study in this dedicated room.
  • CCTV
    For your peace of mind we're always watching out for you.
  • Laundry
    The card-operated machines can wash and dry so there's no excuse for washing going home to mum!
  • Bike Store
    Your bike gets a home that's as safe and secure as your own.
  • Dedicated on-site team
    Our friendly, switched-on staff are here to help you whenever you need it.
  • Ping locker
    This additional service is your personal concierge in your pocket. Go to
  • Social events
    Our social calendar is buzzing with events to give you a great time and leave you feeling far from bored.
  • Vending machines
    Whether you're a night owl or an early riser there's just no need to venture out for a snack.

Your Rent

  • High Speed Broadband
    150Mbps broadband means buffering will never stop you finding out just how that movie ends.
  • Wi-Fi
    Our extensive service will keep you connected wherever you are in the building.
  • All bills*
    No need to stress over bills or ever running out of hot water. *In some locations, Council Tax is payable outside of term time. Please contact your accommodation team for details.
  • Contents insurance
    Keep everything safe with inclusive contents insurance with Cover4Insurance.
  • Secured deposits
    You can trust us; we're part of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
  • ANUK accreditation
    We're signed up to the ANUK code, so you know we're a legit landlord. Find out more at
  • Cleaning service
    Weekly cleaning in the kitchens and bathrooms in shared apartments means you can sit back and relax – or study a bit longer!

We think we’re pretty great, but here’s what some of our students have to say about living with us

I love living at Potterrow. I am always happy living here and having lots of fun.

Daniella, 2nd Year

At Potterrow, I have met so many new friends from all over the world.

Eva, 1st Year

The location is great here. Our accommodation is just a couple of minutes from all my lectures.

Miles, Post Graduate