Student accommodation in Edinburgh at ELA. Limited number of en-suite rooms available.


We can help you find a place to stay while studying with us

During your stay in Edinburgh, we want to make sure you are living comfortably as well as having an enjoyable learning experience with us. We at ELA can take all the hassle out of trying to find accommodation by doing that work for you.

The accommodation option we have to offer students include:
  • Quality Homestay: Students can choose from single, shared, single en-suite or shared en-suite accommodation living with a host family on a room only/bed & breakfast/half board/full board basis.
  • Student Residence: This option is now available throughout the year, however the prices differ: £250 from September to June and £350-450 in July and August. High quality single and shared accommodation with en-suite facilities in shared 4-5 bedroom flats or studio apartments. The price includes weekly clean and bed line/towel change. There is a gym, on-site cinema and a private residents lounge. Most of these residences are a very short walk from the Edinburgh city centre. 
  • Hotels/Hostels/B&B: Edinburgh boasts a huge variety of accommodation and we can advise you on the options within your budget.
  • Private Apartments and Houses: Self-contained private apartments or houses for single/double or multiple guests occupancy can be arranged by ELA, subject to seasonal availability and price. This is option is on a self-catering basis only.

The listed accommodation options are very convenient for students, especially if coming for short-term course, because you won’t have to waste valuable study time looking for somewhere to stay in an unfamiliar city. All of the finer details are taken care of for you and all costs are included in a weekly fee with no surprises.

Please note that:
  • All of our accommodation is pre-selected and carefully chosen through personal visits by our in house Accommodation Manager. Those selected for students maintain out highest standards of safety, comfort and convenience of location. 
  • All accommodation is booked from the Sunday before the course begins until the Saturday after the course finishes. 
  • Both individuals and groups who book Homestay accommodation will be provided with accommodation details two weeks prior to arrival in most cases. All accommodation information is only release upon receipt of full payment to ELA. 
Should you wish to find your own accommodation during your stay you are welcome to do so. We would stress, however, that dealing with UK property rental laws and all the costs involved could end up being a massive strain on your time and will more than likely end up costing you a lot more money in the long run. 
If you have any questions or queries regarding accommodation options with ELA, please contact us for more details.

Options of Homestay accommodation Price, per person per week
Standard, single room BB £ 145
Standard, single room HB £ 175

Standard, shared room BB £ 125
Standard, shared room HB £ 155

Single room, en-suite BB £ 250
Single room, en-suite HB £ 300

Shared room, en-suite BB £ 180
Shared room, en-suite HB £ 220

*Please note, a supplement of £30 in July and August is applied to all room types per person per week.
*Prices for other types of accommodation is available upon request.
*Special diets will impact on a weekly price increase of £30.

Single rooms in Homestay accommodation include: a single bed, storage space and study space within the house.
Twin rooms in Homestay accommodation include: 2 single beds, storage space and study space within the house.
BB — bed and breakfast
HB — half board (breakfast and dinner)
All current homestay hosts or persons with responsibility or substantial access to under 18s, and all new appointees to such roles, will have appropriate suitability checks, for example with the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme, in line with the ELA’s safeguarding policy.
ELA will ensure that students under the age of 18 lodged by us in homestay will not be lodged
with students of 18 years or older. This will be declared by hosts when booking a student.

Student Residence 
En-suite single or shared rooms in modern 4-bedroom cluster apartments with fully equipped shared kitchen.

Price includes weekly cleaning and bed linen/towel change. Only self-catering option is available.

Check-in*: Sunday at 3pm
Check out*: Saturday at 11am


September to June
£250 per person per week - Single en-suite room.
£180 per person per week - Double en-suite room* (sharing a bed).

July & August
£350 - £450
per person per week - Single en-suite room.
£225 - £275 per person per week - Double en-suite room* (sharing a bed).

*Saturday Check-in/Check-out might be possible, subject to availability.
**Self- contained Studio Flats for single/double occupancy might be available at higher cost.

Please note, all Student residence bookings are subject to availability and require full payment at the time of booking. Otherwise, the room and price cannot be booked and confirmed.

Private Apartments and Houses 
A number of Self-contained private apartments or houses for single/double or multiple guest occupancy can be arranged by ELA, subject to seasonal availability and price. This is option is on a self-catering basis only.

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