Potterrow is pretty much the closest you can be to the University of Edinburgh without living on campus.

Located directly opposite the University of Edinburgh, and surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops and scenic views, Potterrow is the perfect student home in the city. We are also just a short walk from Edinburgh College of Art, and a bus ride from Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University.

Choose from our shared apartments equipped with all the essentials for your stay, or one of our en suite studios which include a spacious work area, storage, small double bed, an en suite shower room and your own private mini-kitchen. Plus, we don’t charge extra if you’re sharing as a couple!

We also have great social spaces with games and a study area for when it’s time to work hard.

Our students love living at Potterrow, with the Global Student Living Index/National Student Housing Survey 2021 showing that:

– 100% of students rated how close we are located to uni
– 100% were satisfied with the student care and support we offer
– 100% were satisfied with our internet connection
– 97% were happy with the bedroom space

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!
  • Cycle Store
    Your bike gets a home that's as safe and secure as your own.
  • Dedicated Residents' 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 pinglocker.com
  • 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 Residents' 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 http://www.nationalcode.org/
  • 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