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Student accommodation in Morningside, Edinburgh

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Universities close to Morningside


Canny Man's


Dominion Cinema


Church Hill Theatre


Morningside Park


The University of Edinburgh


Canny Man's


Dominion Cinema


Church Hill Theatre


Morningside Park


The University of Edinburgh


About student living in Morningside


Morningside is positioned a little further out from Edinburgh city centre, so you’ll have to journey a bit further to get to your lectures. There are still lots of convenient transport links in the area, including regular buses so it’s not hard to get around. It takes just over twenty minutes on the bus to get from student accommodation in Morningside to the University of Edinburgh, and thirty minutes on the bus to reach Edinburgh Waverley train station.


Morningside is a quaint and charming area with lots of attractive architecture. Take a walk around the streets of your area to soak in the pleasant atmosphere and stunning views. Morningside Park is also just a short walk away from student houses in Morningside, or you can venture a little further afield to get to the Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve.

Food and Drink

There are plenty of excellent options for food and drink close to Morningside student accommodation. Head to Matto Pizza for delicious Italian food, or Seeds for the Soul to try health-conscious vegan dishes. There are some great pubs and bars along Morningside Road, including Canny Man’s and The Merlin, or you can grab a drink close by at Bennets of Morningside or The Hermitage Bar.


Despite it’s location away from the city centre, you’ll rarely be stuck for something to do when living in student houses in Morningside. You can watch the latest film releases at Dominion Cinema, or catch a live performance at Church Hill Theatre. Or, get some friends together and play some pool, snooker, or darts at The Ball Room.


Morningside has lots of fantastic shopping options for you to explore. You can pick up your essentials from Sainsbury’s, M&S, or Waitrose. There are also plenty of charity shops and independent stores to browse, particularly on Morningside Road and Bruntsfield Place.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Morningside has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Morningside student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Morningside and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Morningside

Is Morningside a student area?

There are plenty of student houses in Morningside, making it a popular student area. It’s a little further out from the city centre, but you can still easily reach the universities.

Is Morningside safe?

You should feel secure living in Morningside student accommodation as current and former residents report feeling very safe in the area.

Is Morningside a good area in Edinburgh?

Morningside is a great area to live in Edinburgh, It’s packed with bars, pubs, restaurants, and shops so you’ll never be struggling to find fun things to do. As a result, student accommodation in Morningside is in high demand every year.

Where is Morningside?

Morningside is located about 2.5 kilometres south of Edinburgh city centre. It is bordered by Bruntsfield and is close to Marchmont, another popular student area.

Where do students live in Edinburgh?

Students don’t just live in one specific area in Edinburgh; they are spread all over the city. However, students do tend to live in student accommodation in Morningside, Marchmont, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh city centre, Brunswick, Leith Walk, Stockbridge, Trinity, and the West End.

Does the University of Edinburgh provide accommodation?

The University of Edinburgh has halls of residence that house more than 9,000 students. Students will typically live in these halls for their first year, before moving into student houses in Morningside and the surrounding areas for their second and third years.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Morningside are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Morningside can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Morningside are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Edinburgh.

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