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 options we offer students include:
- Quality Homestay
- Student Residence
- Private Apartments and Houses
The listed accommodation options are very convenient for students, especially if coming for short-term courses, 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 our 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 released 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.
Students can choose from single or shared accommodation living with a host family on a room only/bed & breakfast/half board/full board basis.
|Options||Price per person, per week|
|Standard, Single room BB||£155|
|Standard, Single room HB||£185|
|*Standard, Shared room BB||£135|
|*Standard, Shared room HB||£165|
|Executive Single room/Private bathroom BB||£260|
|Executive Single room/Private bathroom HB||£310|
|*Executive Shared room/Private bathroom BB||£190|
|*Executive Shared room/Private bathroom HB||£230|
*A shared room is only available for people arriving together.
Twin or shared 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.
with students of 18 years or older. This will be declared by hosts when booking a student.
This option is available throughout the year, however the prices differ from September to June and 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 linen/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.
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.
|September to June||Price per person, per week|
|Single, en-suite room||£250|
|Double, en-suite room* (sharing a bed)||£180|
|July to August||Price per person, per week|
|Single, en-suite room||£350-£450|
|Double, en-suite room* (sharing a bed)||£225-£275|
Studio Flat (Limited Number)
From 23 June 2019 to 24 August 2019 ELA will offer students private accommodation in studio apartments at Gateway Apartments. Single room with private kitchen and bathroom. Cinema and gym on site. The price includes utilities and Wi-Fi.
Check-in*: Sunday at 3pm
Check out*: Saturday at 11am
|Studio Flat (June-July)||Price per person, per week|
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.
ACCOMMODATION – Quality Homestay
Students can choose from single, shared or single en-suite accommodation living with a host family on a room only, bed & breakfast or half board basis.
*Please note, a supplement of £30 in July and August will be added to all room types, per person, per week.