Gorgie, Edinburgh

Gorgie Rd, Edinburgh, EH11 3AR, United Kingdom
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3.1 mi from Edinburgh
3.1 mi from City Center( 1h 3m. 27m. 17m)
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Edinburgh College (Sighthill Ca... | 1.4 mi
Edinburgh Napier University | 1.6 mi
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game room
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About the Property

Located at 543 Gorgie Road Edinburgh EH11 3AR, UK, Gorgie Edinburgh is a well-known name among the popular student accommodation in Edinburgh. Offering a range of high-end student apartments, including ensuites and studios, Gorgie Edinburgh ensures a comfortable and convenient living experience for students. Moreover, it lies within easy reach of several educational institutions, including Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh College (Sighthill Campus), and University of Edinburgh, making Capitol Students Gorgie an ideal Edinburgh student accommodation for students.


Edinburgh, recognised as a dynamic educational hub, offers a vibrant cultural scene and a rich history alongside its prestigious universities. The Gorgie Edinburgh property, provided by Capitol Students, stands amidst the city's historical allure and modern advancements. With a significant student population, the city ranks at the 13th position according to QS Best Student Cities 2025 in student satisfaction and ranks amongst popular study destinations. The city also boasts stunning architecture, fascinating museums, and galleries, as well as a bustling nightlife. From the picturesque streets of the Old Town to the trendy cafes and shops of the New Town. Additionally, attractions like the iconic Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's Seat, and the tranquil Princes Street Gardens are just a short commute away, adding to the allure for students staying at Gorgie Edinburgh. Choosing this Edinburgh student accommodation means plunging into a city known for its festivals, breathtaking landscapes, and world-class educational opportunities, ensuring a memorable and enriching student life.

Features

While living at Gorgie Edinburgh, you can select from a variety of room types such as the Classic En-suite, Deluxe Studio, the coveted Premium En-suite (Castle View), and Accessible Deluxe Studio, among others, ensuring that every student will find the perfect space to call home. Every room at this property comes fully equipped with basic amenities like a comfortable bed, a huge fitted wardrobe, a spacious study desk, plenty of storage space, ensuite showers, and ultra-fast WiFi available at your disposal. Specific rooms also boast features like convenient breakfast bars and even accessible facilities to cater to all needs.


Besides the room, Gorgie student accommodation is well kept and designed for its amenities by keeping students’ entertainment in mind. Students can park their cycles in the cycle storage area, mingle with peers in the common area, and take a break in the games area. For studious moments, a serene communal study space is available, while a quaint outdoor courtyard offers a breath of fresh air. Lastly, Edinburgh Gorgie is also known for its dedication to keeping your living space safe by having a 24/7 CCTV system and security doors. Additionally, this student residence at Gorgie Road Edinburgh also has a peculiar feature of getting its utility bills covered in the rent, which means that you don’t have to worry “extra” to pay any of the bills.

Location and What's Hot?

Situated in the heart of bustling Gorgie Road Edinburgh, Capitol Students Gorgie provides a perfect blend of convenience and culture tailored for a memorable university experience. For those focusing on academics, University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, and Edinburgh Napier University are all within easy reach, ensuring a short commute. Even more, the Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh College (Sighthill Campus) span throughout the urban landscape of Gorgie, situating you in a hub of scholarly activity.


Apart from being close to the best universities in Edinburgh, this Gorgie Road student accommodation is near some prominent restaurants in Edinburgh. Some notable names include Pepe's, Navarasa Indian Street Kitchen, and Mr Shawarma. Besides this, Edinburgh Gorgie also has a line of cute cafes, including Sitooterie, Coffee Shop, and Costa Coffee nearby that can help you unwind your mind and de-stress on stressful evenings with its aromatic blend of coffees. Not a coffee person? Well, you can always cheer on a good old pint of beer with your friends at The Laich or Luckies, just a short walk from Gorgie, student housing Edinburgh. For groceries and everyday essentials, Londis and ALDI at Unit 1 Fruitmarket Pl are conveniently located to keep your pantry stocked. Healthcare is accessible with MacDonald Medicals and Nuffield Health Edinburgh Clinic providing medical services nearby. In need of a tranquil break from the books? The expansive Saughton Park is just around the corner, offering a serene escape to nature within the city. When it's time to explore, cultural touchstones like the historic Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, and the picturesque views at Arthur's Seat await your discovery.

Commute

When it comes to travelling around the city, residents of Gorgie Edinburgh, offering private student flats Edinburgh are perfectly situated to take advantage of the city’s extensive public transport network. Students can easily catch a bus from Chesser Avenue on Gorgie Road or Chesser Grove on Chesser Ave Road. Additionally, residents at Capitol Students Gorgie, Edinburgh student accommodation, have access to other transit options, including tram services from the Murrayfield Tram Stop and trains to farther destinations from Haymarket Railway Station.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I pay a booking fee or advance rent?

Management ask for an advance rent payment (£100 to £300 depending on the location) to allocate you a room.
For the properties in England, this will be deducted from the first instalment or payment which is due before the tenancy start date. For the properties in Scotland, this will deducted from the first instalment or payment due on the tenancy start date.

How do I book?

It couldn't be easier! Management only take bookings through their website; this is a really easy and secure system. Simply select your chosen location, the room you want and then follow the steps. If you are having any problems making a booking online then please contact the scheme directly.
Once you've paid your advance rent, you will be allocated a room and receive an email with instructions on how to complete the booking process. Please note, there is a 10 day deadline to accept your room offer and sign your licence agreement electronically. Failure to complete your booking may result in your booking being cancelled and you will forfeit your advance rent. Please note, if your booking is made within 14 days of the licence start date management reserve the right to reduce the acceptance period to within 48 hours of the licence start date.

How do I sign my copy of the Licence Agreement?

Once you’ve accepted an offer, you need to sign your Licence Agreement electronically, after which you’ll need to upload your documentation. At this point management confirm your booking and you can make your first rental payment. If you have a guarantor they’ll also need to sign and upload their ID/proof of address – (only once you have signed). They perform a credit check on all guarantors.
They accept passports, driving licences and national identification cards as valid proof of ID.
You will receive an electronic copy (signed by management) on your move in day.

What happens if I want to cancel my booking?

Get in touch and tell us straight away. How much management can help will depend on the timing and the circumstances of your cancellation.
Licence Agreements are legally binding, so once you have signed and returned your contract you're required to pay your rent. If (under special circumstances only) you need to pull out of the Licence Agreement, they'll help try to find a replacement Licensee for your room - but they can't guarantee that they'll be able to. If a new Licensee is found then they can release you from your licence, but there will be a re-licence fee*. If you require a copy of the re-licence terms and conditions then please contact us.
*England only

Can I leave early and get the remainder of my rent back?

Unfortunately, you are committed under the licence agreement to pay the full rent, however if you decide you want to leave early please tell the managers of your site asap. They may have a waiting list of people that would like to take over your licence agreement which would then relinquish you from your contract. If you find a new Licensee, They'll let you out of your agreement from the day they move in, and refund you any unused rent that you've paid in advance (minus a £50 admin fee)*. They cannot refund your rent until you have found someone to take over your licence agreement, their booking is confirmed and they have paid the first instalment of their rent.
*England only

What bills do I need to pay?

All utility bills (gas, electricity and water), WiFi and contents insurance for your belongings are all included. If you bring your own television or use one that is pre-installed in your room then you will have to buy your own TV licence.
If you cease to be a full time student during the occupation of your room then you will become liable for council tax. If the second occupant of a double occupancy room is not a student then they may also be liable for council tax.

Can I transfer my booking to a different management location?

It’s possible that you’ll be able to transfer from one management location to another before moving in, but this completely depends on what they have available. If they can transfer you, your booking fee will move with your room but you’ll be charged an admin fee of £50 – and unfortunately they can’t guarantee that you’ll get the same sort of room. If you need to request a transfer, contact the site manager at your original property location.

Can I change my room?

If you’d like to change your room once you’ve moved in, management will do their best to accommodate you (providing they’re not fully booked). Any moves will incur a £50 admin fee*. If you’ve moved to a cheaper room, any excess rent you’ve already paid will be taken off the next instalment. If you’ve already paid for the whole year, they’ll simply give you a refund of the difference.
*England only

What happens if my student loan is late and I can't pay my instalment on time?

The student loan shouldn't be late, however if there is a problem management will need a letter from the loan company showing amount and dates of payments and four week's advance rent before you move in September.

How long is the contract?

Most of management contracts run for either 43, 44, 50 or 51 weeks. This will be indicated when you make a booking.

Do we need a guarantor?

For the following properties,
- Leeds - Asa Briggs House
- Sheffield - Sharman Court
- Southampton - Hampton Square
- Bristol - Transom House
- Huddersfield – Firth Point, Saw Mill, Snow Island
- London – Bernard Myers House, Sunlight Apartments
- Plymouth – Alexandra Works, Central Point, Discovery Heights, St Teresa House, St Thomas Court
- Sheffield – Central Quay
If you want to pay your rent in instalments, you’ll need a guarantor. This is someone who is willing to sign a contract saying they’ll pay your rent if you fail to do so. If your guarantor resides within the UK, they will run a credit check on your guarantor – if they happen to fail management will get in touch about what to do next. Your guarantor cannot be another student or a government.
Alternatively, you will need to pay your rent for the whole Licence Agreement in advance.
For the following properties,
- Glasgow, Clifton & Stewart House
If you want to pay your rent in instalments, you’ll need aUK-basedguarantor. This is someone wholives and works in the UKand is willing to sign a contract saying they’ll pay your rent if you fail to do so. Management will run a credit check on your guarantor – if they happen to fail management will get in touch about what to do next. Your guarantor cannot be another student or a government.
If you do not have a guarantor then you’ll need to pay your rent for the whole Licence Agreement in advance.

How much is my rent?

To find out how much each room costs, go to the location you’re interested in and you’ll find all the details there.

What is included in my rent?

All your utility bills (including super-fast broadband and WiFi) are included, as is contents insurance for your room.

What happens if I can't make my payment on time?

Come and talk to us - management will always work with you to find the best way for you to pay your rent. If your payment is seven days late and they haven't heard from you, you'll be charged a £30 admin fee.

Can I move in earlier or later than my Licence Agreement date if need be?

This depends if your room is ready, so it’s best to contact the scheme direct. You would need to pay for the extra days beforehand.

What's the best way for me to pay for my rent?

Debit card, credit card or bank transfer are all fine – make your choice when you complete your booking.

When do I need to pay?

For management sites in England, if you have a guarantor then you can pay in instalments in September, January and April. The 1st payment will be due before your licence starts, depending on the location, it can be 12 days to 1 month prior to the tenancy start date. If the 1st instalment of your Student Loan is paid after this date then management can accept a payment of 4 weeks rent 1 week before you move in, with the balance paid when you receive your loan.
For management sites in Scotland, they can align payments with when you receive your Student Loan. Please contact management for further information. If you do not have a guarantor, then payment will be due when you move in.

When's the latest I can book?

As long as there’s a room available. Management keep their site perfectly up to date so you’ll be able to see where our spaces are.

Can I book if I'm under 18?

All residents living at one of management schemes in England are required to be over the age of 17 during the academic year booked, and residents living in management  schemes in Scotland to be age 16 or over.
Exceptions may be available on a case-by-case basis, and you will need to contact the site to get approval. If in doubt, please contact the respective schemes and the on-site team will be able to advise you.

How do I apply for a visa to the UK?

You can apply for a student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and you:
- have been offered a place on a course by a licensed student sponsor
- have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course - the amount will vary depending on your circumstances
- can speak, read, write and understand English
- have consent from your parents if you’re 16 or 17 - you’ll need evidence of this when you apply

How do I open a bank account?

The UK has lots of banks, including National Westminster (NatWest), Barclays, RBS, Santander, HSBC and Lloyds. All of these offer special bank accounts for students, which usually include an interest-free overdraft. All high street banks have the same basic range of services – savings accounts, credit cards, overseas cash transfers and so on – but they offer different deals to attract new customers, so shop around to find your favourite.
To open a bank account you’ll need to visit a branch of your bank (check to see if your chosen bank has a branch near your Capitol Students location) with the appropriate ID. Your passport, driving licence and one or two forms of proof of address (such as a bill or licence) will usually be enough. Bank accounts take a few days to get up and running, so try to open yours before you leave for university – or make sure you have a credit card to keep you going when you arrive.

If I want to get a part-time job, where should I look for opportunities?

You’ll find that your student union often has job adverts, and if you’re looking for shop, bar or restaurant work you can usually spot “Help wanted” signs in the shop windows. Your local Jobcentre will also have opportunities – simply head to the website and search by area.

How do I register with a doctor?

Most surgeries now offer online registration – once you’ve found your local GP, check their website. Check with us too for any recommendations.

If I'm an international student can I open a bank account in the UK?

No problem – you’ll just need the same identification as other students. Take your passport, driving licence and at least one proof of address document such as a bill or licence. If you can get a letter from your bank at home recommending you, that’s even better – but you don’t strictly need this, and you absolutely do need the ID mentioned above.

Is bedding included with the room?

No, but you can purchase bedding and other items.

Are there fridges in the rooms?

Yes – each studio or flat kitchen has a fridge with freezer compartment.
Unfortunately, you cannot bring your own fridge as this would invalidate our insurance.

Do I need to bring any furniture?

All property rooms are all really well equipped with high quality furnishings that provide ample storage and comfort.

Are there kitchen facilities in my room?

Yes – studio rooms and flats have an oven, a hob, a sink and a fridge/freezer and plenty of storage for all your pots and pans. Flats have communal kitchen spaces.

Do I need to bring my own saucepans, wok, etc?

If you would like to bring your own kitchen equipment they have lots of storage space. However, you can buy a kitchen pack from management when making your booking which will be in your room upon arrival.

Is there a TV in my room? Can I bring one if not?

Some of management schemes have TV's in the rooms, however should you wish to use it then you will have to purchase a TV licence. To check if your room has a TV provided, head over to the room type of your preferred location to see what's included in your room.
If the scheme does not provide a TV, you are more than welcome to bring your own to plug in.

Is there a common room?

One of the best things about living with management is the amazing communal space that is open for all residents to enjoy. They've got TV areas, pool tables, private or group study areas that are all perfect for you to enjoy on your own or in a group. They also hold regular social events in the common areas - check your information pack when you arrive for details.

Are there bike storage facilities on site?

Yes – management try to be as eco-friendly as possible so each of their schemes have plenty of secure bike storage space.

Can I bring my car?

All their developments are based in fantastic city centre locations, with great transport links nearby. Management also try and be as eco-friendly as possible so they don't encourage students to bring cars. Very limited parking is available on a case-by-case basis – if you have a genuine need to keep a car at university, you can contact the management for your chosen property development to discuss your options. All their developments have nearby public car parks, perfect for when friends and family visit. Short term car access is available for dropping off or picking up your belongings.

Do you have a gym?

Most of their schemes have gyms. They are open 24/7 and completely free to use for all our residents. Unfortunately, their insurance does not cover guests to use the gym.
To check if the scheme has a gym, head over to the location page to find out more.

Who should I contact if I have a problem with my internet?

You can register a maximum of 5 devices and the level of bandwidth will vary depending on usage. Please contact the service provider for any internet problems, they have specially trained tech support staff to help sort out your internet as quickly as possible.

Where do I wash my clothes??

All property developments have easy to use laundry rooms with washing and drying machines. You can top up your laundry card from your computer and then use it to pay for your washing, or use your phone through the mobile app.
The laundry rooms are open 24 hours and we do not provide detergent.

Can I bring my e-bicycle or e-scooter?

E-bicycles and e-scooters are strictly prohibited at all of management sites as they pose a significant fire risk.

What happens if there is a breakage or problem with my room?

You can log all maintenance issues online through the Student Portal. Management onsite maintenance team will respond to the issue as soon as possible.

Am I allowed to bring electrical appliances with me?

For safety reasons, management can’t allow any overseas electrical equipment that doesn’t comply with all relevant British standard. They do not allow portable heaters in any of their rooms.

Do I have to supply my own food?

Yes you do. All property sites have plenty of local supermarkets nearby.

Can my friend store their things/belongings/luggage in my room?

No. Letting someone else store their things in your room is a breach of your Licence Agreement, and it will also invalidate your insurance coverage.

Can I have guests to stay?

Of course. Management normally allow a maximum stay of two days per visit for guests but they will need to sign in/out at reception (this is outlined in their guest policy which you will sign when you move in). Guests are not allowed their own key.

Is insurance included in my rent?

Yes – management provide complete personal contents insurance to protect you and your belongings. Additional cover is available at an extra cost.

Is your accommodation suitable for mature students?

Of course! You can enjoy the social aspect of student living, while hanging onto some personal space in one of our self-contained rooms.

Are there specific times of day I have to move in?

So things don’t get too hectic, management will send all students different timeslots prior to move in so you can book your slot.

Am I able to have a party in my room if I want one?

Management don't allow parties in your room - this is because they host regular parties and social events in the common areas throughout the year.

Whose responsibility is it to clean my room?

You’ll be in charge of cleaning your own room and helping to clean the communal area of your flat (if applicable). However, management do offer a cleaning service at a cost (details are in your arrival pack and on the Student Portal).

How safe is my room?

Your room is very safe - all door entry is secured with a lock system and all communal space has CCTV.

How safe is the development?

All property developments have staff on site 24 hours a day, monitoring the entire site to protect you and their buildings.

Can I smoke in my room?

No. As per your Licence Agreement, if you’re caught smoking or tampering with smoke/fire detectors a charge may be applied to your account to cover call out charges of a fire engineer to check or repair the equipment. There are designated smoking areas at each of property developments which you are welcome to use.

What is the Student Portal?

The Student Portal is your online info guide. You can use it to report maintenance issues, book a cleaner, find out if you have post, as well as find useful documents like your Welcome Pack.

Is management affiliated with the university in any way?

Management are not part of a university, but they have excellent working relationships with all the universities whose students they look after.

Can I use the common room facilities to run a private club/event/business?

No, the facilities are only for their residents. It is only polite not to abuse this.

What happens if I stop being a full time student?

You can still live at property until the end of your licence period, however you will become liable for council tax during this time. They can help you try and find somebody to take over your licence should you wish to leave, however this cannot be guaranteed.

How do I make a complaint?

If you're already living with property, the best and quickest way to resolve your issue is to speak to a member of the management team at reception as they are likely to be able to resolve your issue there and then. If you are not living with property, or you are a member of the general public, you can contact us and management will take the details of your complaint and help resolve it. They really want to help resolve your problem quickly so when contacting them by email please provide us with the following information: Management will investigate your issue thoroughly. They will acknowledge all complaints upon receipt and ask that they be allowed 14 working days in order to fully investigate and respond to any issues raised. If you are not happy with their reply you should let them know and explain why - they can then arrange for a manager to contact you directly to discuss. Finally, if you remain unhappy, they will escalate your complaint to our Head Office to review and issue a full and final response.

  • Your name
  • Contact details - telephone number/email address/home address so that we can get back to you
  • Details of your issue or problem
  • Details of actions you have already taken, or anyone you have already spoken to

Management will investigate your issue thoroughly. They will acknowledge all complaints upon receipt and ask that they be allowed 14 working days in order to fully investigate and respond to any issues raised. If you are not happy with their reply you should let them know and explain why - they can then arrange for a manager to contact you directly to discuss. Finally, if you remain unhappy, they will escalate your complaint to our Head Office to review and issue a full and final response.

Can I choose my flatmates?

You can request to be in a room close to or within the same flat as your friends, however this is subject to availability. Management will do all they can to accommodate your request. Subject to availability you may request to be in a single sex cluster flat for religious or cultural reasons.

As a disabled person I have specific requirements for my living needs, can Capitol Students cater for these?

Management make every effort to ensure that our accommodation is accessible for all.
Rather than try to plan generic “accessible” rooms in advance, they prefer to work with individual students to see how they can help. They have a certain amount of flexibility at each of their schemes, which allows them to offer a wide range of possible solutions.

What does management do for the environment?

They’re committed to considering – and, where possible, reducing – their impact on the environment across everything they do. They focus on green methods of construction and waste reduction, and all their developments have the facilities for you to carry on their eco-friendly mission! You can do your bit by recycling as much as possible.

Are there recycling facilities on site?

Of course. Every site is equipped to recycle cardboard, plastics, paper and glass. To recycle other items, check out the options with your scheme manager.

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4. Clothing: £150 - £200/month

5. Sports & Leisure: £100 - £150/month
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Student Lifestyle and Living in Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh, with its rich history and vibrant culture, offers a fantastic quality of life for students, combining tradition with a modern, dynamic living experience. Edinburgh student accommodation is surrounded by an atmosphere replete with a sense of security and academic focus, making it an optimum environment for learning and personal growth. From the cosy coffee shops perfect for study sessions, like Brew Lab, located on South College Street, to the lively bars of Grassmarket, where students often unwind, there’s something for everyone. Caffe Nero is a perfect retreat for those seeking inspiration or a nice cup of hot beverage. The Meadows Tap is the place to vibe in with great food and the best atmosphere to unwind for students.

The world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe turns the city into a playground of the arts every summer, offering comedy, theatre, and music and drawing audiences from around the globe. Other attractions contributing to Edinburgh's student lifestyle include the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the magical Edinburgh Christmas market, both rich with tradition and entertainment. The student accommodation Edinburgh options are a lot more than just having a place to stay; it's about immersing oneself in a setting that nourishes both academic pursuits and a rich, fulfilling social life. Students in Edinburgh are perfectly positioned to take advantage of all this spectacular city has to offer. Whether it's soaking in the spectacular panoramic views from Arthur's Seat or enjoying a quiet read in the charming local bookshops, Edinburgh accommodates every aspect of student life with grace and ease.

Edinburgh Tourist Attractions

Steeped in history and architecture, Edinburgh captivates visitors with its scenic landscape and cultural jewels. It's no wonder students seek Edinburgh student accommodation options to immerse themselves fully in this remarkable city. Some of the top tourist spots, which are easily accessible from your student accommodation in Edinburgh, include:
1. Edinburgh Castle

2. Royal Mile

3. Holyrood Palace

4. Arthur’s Seat

5. National Museum of Scotland

Universities in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for its esteemed universities, each offering an exceptional academic experience amidst the city's historic and cultural backdrop. These universities offer a range of courses to choose from in different fields. Some of the best are:

1. Edinburgh College of Art
2. Edinburgh Napier University
3. Edinburgh College (Midlothian Campus)
4. University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus)
5. Heriot-Watt University

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