Vita Student Iona Street, Edinburgh

Iona St, Edinburgh, EH6 8SW, United Kingdom
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1.0 mi from City Center
1.0 mi from City Center( 25m. 13m. 9m)
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city center | 0.9 mi
Mackenzie School of English | 0.8 mi
University of Edinburgh (Holyro... | 0.9 mi
Royal Botanic Garden | 1.1 mi
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About the Property

Located in the heart of Scotland's capital, Vita Student Iona Street Edinburgh at 48-50 Iona St EH6 8SW, is a sought-after Edinburgh student accommodation choice for those looking to immerse themselves in the vibrant student community of Edinburgh. Iona Street Edinburgh offers a wide range of living spaces such as Accessible Room, Ultimate Vita, Two Bedroom, Premium, One Bedroom, Deluxe, Lite, Classic, and Three Bedroom apartments, all fully furnished with modern amenities. Conveniently located, it is proximate to various universities, including the University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus), the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, and Edinburgh Napier University, among others, making it an ideal residence for students studying in the city.

Edinburgh is not just a city with a rich history and cultural heritage. It's also an acclaimed educational hub, home to world-renowned institutions and a lively student population. Vita Student Iona Street Edinburgh offers accommodation in Edinburgh that allows students to thrive academically and enjoy the city's diverse social tapestry. This city, famous for its festivals, historic attractions like Edinburgh Castle, and the picturesque Arthur's Seat, is fertile ground for cultural exploration and academic endeavor. Students residing at Iona Street student accommodation can relish in amenities including a library, study areas, fitness gym, social events and more. This student accommodation, provided by the esteemed Vita Student, complements Edinburgh's standing as an amazing place to live and study and is an excellent choice for students who want a balanced and enriching university experience. Choosing Iona Street Edinburgh is choosing the ideal student accommodation that lets you relax in a new environment and city, letting you feel at home despite being miles away. Vita Student Edinburgh lets you explore Edinburgh from top to bottom, including its nightlife, culture, food, and everything in between

Features

Discover an unrivalled student living experience at Vita Iona Street, a premier accommodation nestled in the heart of Edinburgh. Offering a blend of luxury and comfort, every student can find their perfect retreat with an array of room types, including the Accessible Room, Ultimate Vita, and Three Bedroom apartments, among others.

Furnished to the highest standards, each room boasts modern décor and is complete with essential amenities like under-bed storage, microwave, oven and an inviting desk and chair. With an in-unit bathroom shower with a bathroom sink, bathroom toilet, and bathroom mirror. You get a smart TV for entertainment, comfort melds seamlessly with convenience. The cohesive Kitchen with Appliances and a reliable fridge and freezer make meal prep a breeze, while the en-suite wardrobe, mirror, opening window, and bin add convenience. The double bed offers comfort while the hob lets you cook your favourite cuisine.

The common amenities at Iona Street Edinburgh are nothing short of exceptional. An on-site private study room creates the perfect environment for focused academics, while the fully-equipped gym and dance studio support a well-balanced lifestyle. Leisure times can be enjoyed at the vibrant pool table or over a cup of coffee from the coffee lounge. The private dining room and private outside terrace provide spaces for social gatherings and serene solitude, respectively. The free daily events offer daily fun, while the laundry room is where you can keep your clothes tidy. The 24-hr parcel room, bi-weekly cleaning, and bike store are great add-ons. Students can also grab a quick bite from the free weekday breakfast. When it comes to security, features such as secure key fob access, 24/6 on-site team, and CCTV at Iona Street Edinburgh make living here unparalleled. Students will be glad to know that expenses such as water, electricity, heating, and WiFi are included in your rent at Vita Student Edinburgh.

Location and What's Hot?

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh's exciting city scene, Vita Student Iona Street Edinburgh student accommodation stands surrounded by a wide range of urban amenities and cultural hotspots, ensuring the ultimate university experience. Iona Street Edinburgh is also ideally located for your academic pursuits, with the University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus), the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, and Edinburgh Napier University within easy reach.

Just around the corner, find mouthwatering cuisines at the acclaimed Scran & Scallie gastropub or indulge in the Italian delights of La Favorita. Hopping over to the buzzing Strathmore Bar for a night out with friends has never been easier. For your daily dose of caffeine or a quiet place to read, Not Just Coffee Cafe offers the perfect sanctuary.

When it comes to grocery shopping, Tesco Express is right next to your accommodation, taking care of all your essentials without hassle. And should you need medical attention, Leith Surgery is readily accessible for your wellbeing. Need some tranquility amidst academic pressures? The verdant Leith Links Park provides a serene escape, while the storied Royal Yacht Britannia offers a glimpse into royal maritime history nearby..

Immersing oneself into the rich Scottish culture is effortless, with Edinburgh Castle and the picturesque Calton Hill just a short trip away. Every corner around Vita Student Iona Street Edinburgh accommodation buzzes with energy, providing a dynamic backdrop to student life. Whether arts, academics, or simply the allure of city living draws you, this property ticks all the boxes for a memorable and convenient stay during your university years. Edinburgh is not just a popular university town perfect for your academic pursuits. The city is chock full of recreational spots, hangout areas, intellectually stimulating zones, and a buzzing nightlife, perfect for every individual out there.

Commute

For students calling Vita Student Iona Street Edinburgh their home, commute is a breeze owing to the advantageous location in the heart of Edinburgh. Proximity to various modes of public transport ensures that residents can easily navigate the city. Conveniently located near major bus routes such as Logan Street and Rodney Street, students have hassle-free access to frequent services that link them to educational institutions as well as various city attractions. Tram and train aficionados will appreciate the nearby Edinburgh Trams and Waverley Railway Station, offering smooth connections for both local and regional travel. Vita Student Iona Street Edinburgh ensures that whether it's a day at university or a weekend exploratory trip, students can travel with ease.

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Cancellation Policies (3)

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  • Pay In Instalment
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it too late to book for 2023/2024?

Not at all! We still have some rooms immediately available for this current academic year (2023/24). Please get in touch to reserve your room.

Can I choose my room?

Yes, but provided the room is available. You can book the exact room you want when you book directly through our website or speaking to our Lettings Team.

Can I book a viewing?

Yes! Contact the property team to book a viewing.

Is there a bike storage? Is it included in the fee?

Yes! All of property buildings have bike stores, and they’re included in your fee. Property also have property bikes that you can use whenever you want.

Do you offer printing facilities?

Yes, all of the property buildings have on-site printing facilities. When you arrive, you will receive an email to set up your printing account – once you have confirmed you can add credit to your account and start printing.

What kitchen appliances are included?

Rooms at the property already include kitchen appliances like a fridge, microwave, oven, and hob.

For the safety and security of all property residents, we kindly request that our residents do not bring any of the items from the list below:

Heater, Washing machine, Fridge, Dishwasher, Sun bed, Dryer, Washer / Dryer, Microwave, Cooker, Slow cooker, Smoke machine, Ice machine, Humidifier, Electric blanket, DJ decks / Speakers, Massage chairs / Heated seats, Air conditioning unit, Treadmills and other electronic fitness machines.

Is there a laundry room?

Yes – Property have a laundry room in the building. When using the laundry rooms, all you need to do is top up your account to start using the machines.

What do I need to bring when I move in?

While property rooms include all main kitchen appliances and furniture, you’ll need to bring your own utensils and kitchenware, kettle and toaster, bedroom furnishings, such as towels, duvets, and pillows. However, if you’ve booked a room with us you can order one of our property kitchen and bedding packs, which delivers all the essentials to your room before you arrive.

For the safety and security of all property residents, we kindly request that our residents do not bring any of the items from the list below: 

Heater, Washing machine, Fridge, Dishwasher, Sun bed, Dryer, Washer / Dryer, Microwave, Cooker, Slow cooker, Smoke machine, Ice machine, Humidifier, Electric blanket, DJ decks / Speakers, Massage chairs / Heated seats, Air conditioning unit, Treadmills and other electronic fitness machines.

Is contents insurance included?

Yes, you can get free contents insurance with our partner Endsleigh. When you move in, you will receive an email to confirm your cover.

Is there a car park? Is it included in the fee?

Unfortunately, we don’t have on-site parking at this building. However, all of our buildings are centrally located, with quick access to university and public transport.

What size bed do I get?

The standard size bed is a double, however you can upgrade your room type and get a king-size bed.

What's included at property Iona Street?

Property Iona Street is all-in. Free breakfast, utility bills, private bookable spaces, on-site gym, free-to-use bikes, housekeeping, regular events, and much more are all included when you move in.

Where is the nearest public transport to property Iona Street?

Balfour and McDonald Road tram stops are situated within a 2-minute walk of Property Iona Street, giving you quick and easy access into Edinburgh’s city centre.

What shops are close to property Iona Street?

Property Iona Street is surrounded by the best shops, cafes and restaurants in Edinburgh’s Leith area. The nearest Lidl supermarket is just a 3-minute walk.

How close is property Iona Street to university?

Property Iona Street is a 20-minute journey to Edinburgh University’s main campus.

Can I see the building before I move-in?

When you book a room at the property, you can enjoy early access to all your new building’s communal spaces before you move in. Discover your new study spot and save on your gym membership by securing your space today.

What happens after I book?

When you book at the property, a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours. So if you have any questions about your booking, don’t worry – our customer engagement team will support you every step of your journey with us, from booking until the end of your stay at Property.

Do I need to be a student to live in property accommodation?

Yes. You need to be a full-time student to live at property.

What type of rooms do you have?

Property has a number of student room options to choose from, all designed to give you the best student living experience. Property have a range of luxury studios as well as shared apartments – each room however has its own ensuite, bed and study desk.

When do I need to book my student accommodation?

Rooms at property are quick to sell out, so the best time to book your student accommodation is when you’re applying for your university. If you don’t meet your grade requirements for your chosen uni, and aren’t offered a place, you can cancel your room free of charge – check out the cancellation policy for terms and conditions should this occur.

Can I stay during holidays?

Yes. property contracts allow you to stay over the winter holidays, with the option of staying over summer by choosing a 52 weeks contract.

Are the rooms suitable for disabled access?

Property have many accessible rooms across property buildings – these feature a bigger bathroom, step-free access, and adaptable features.

Are pets allowed property?

Unfortunately, property facilities are not suitable for pets, so property do not allow them in property buildings. But property love to see your photos of them!

Can I have visitors? How long can they stay?

Of course! You can have a guest stay up to 2 consecutive nights free of charge. You’ll need to make sure that they are signed in at reception, and always with you whilst in the building.

Can I move into property early?

It might be possible to check in earlier than your contract starts, if your room is empty over the summer. Get in touch and property can let you know the earliest date that you can move in. Once your contract has officially started, you can move in at any time. Closer to the start date, property ask you to let property know when you plan to arrive so that property can make check-in as seamleas possible – but if you need to amend this date and time, you can easily do so from within your property account.

How long is the usual contract?

For most buildings at property, you can choose between two contract length options: 45 weeks or 52 weeks. Booking a 52 weeks contract allows you to stay in the building over the summer holidays. Some of property buildings only have the option of 45 or 52 weeks contracts – you’ll see the options available when booking your room.

Do you do short-term contracts?

Property have some studios available with shorter contracts in property residences across the UK and Spain. Perfect if you are only studying for a term at a time or on a language course that lasts a few months. To find out more, please contact us and we will try to find something suitable for you.

What happens if I forget to pay on time?

If you think you might not be able to complete your payments on time, it’s really important that you get in touch with property at the earliest opportunity. Contact property via Live Chat in your online account so that property can discuss your situation.

Can I book my room close to my friends?

At property, you choose your own individual room from property availability, so absolutely! Get in touch with property Lettings team and property can help you select a room close to your friends.

Do I need a guarantor to book a room?

No, you don’t need a guarantor to book a room at property.

Do you charge a deposit?

Property don’t charge a deposit to live at property. However, if any damage occurs while you live in the room, you will be expected to pay for any damages caused before you check out. The Advance Licence Fee payment that you pay when you book your room is a pre-payment of the first 2 weeks of your contract and therefore isn’t refunded at the end of your stay.

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

Unfortunately, you are committed under the license period to pay the full license fee. Property may have a waiting list of people that would like to take over your booking which would then relinquish you from your contract. Property cannot refund your license fee until a replacement is found to take over your booking. To learn more, use the Live Chat function within your Online Account and property can explain the process to you.

Are utility bills included at property?

Yes! property is all-in.

How secure is my room?

Your room is absolutely secure. All door entry is key fobbed, property have CCTV and property on-site staff are available at reception or patrolling the building 24 hours a day. Their job is to protect you and the building at all times.

Can I smoke or vape in my room?

No. As per UK Legislation, it is against the law to smoke indoors. Also, as per your Licence Agreement, it is not permitted to smoke or vape inside any property building. There are designated smoking areas at each of the developments which you are welcome to use.

Is there a cleaning service and is it included in my fee?

A fortnightly clean of your studio is part of the service at property. Property brilliant housekeeping team will provide a 20 minute clean of your floor, kitchen worktop surfaces and en-suite to keep things clean for you. Property do this to ensure your room is kept in the very best condition throughout the year and to minimise the damage. However, they will not tidy your belongings or wash your dishes to respect your privacy. If you would like to book additional deep cleans, please speak to a member of the management team who can discuss the options with you and book an additional clean at a time to suit you. The housekeeping team will also clean all communal areas but are not responsible for throwing away your rubbish, so please be mindful and respect the building.

Are events planned for residents?

Property organise events for all properties, for every day of the property weeks. From PT classes, to craft workshops and cooking classes, there’s an event to spark everybody’s interests. Plus, property partner with luxury brands like La Mer, Harvey Nichols and L’Occitane to bring you the best event experiences of any student accommodation in the world.

Do you offer laundry services?

All property residences have an on-site laundry room with washing and drying machines where you’ll simply pay for any washing or drying you need. However, if you’re staying at Telephone House in Sheffield, laundry is included as part of your rent! The laundry rooms are open 24 hours a day.

Do you offer airport pick-up/drop off?

Unfortunately property do not offer airport services, however all of property buildings are located centrally and are easily accessible by public transport or taxi.

What are the payment options?

When you book your room, you’ll be offered the choice of paying in One (Annual) or Four Instalments. You’ll pay for the first 2 weeks of your contract when you book – this is the Advance Licence Fee.

During the booking process, you’ll be presented with the payment due dates and amounts dependent on the building and instalment option that you’ve chosen.

When it’s time to pay, you can simply make your payment via card or bank transfer via your property account. Property have a number of payment methods dependent on the country your bank is located in – but these include all major credit and debit cards, and if you’re an international student, even bank transfers to a local bank in your home currency!

What is your cancellation policy at property? Can I cancel if I’ve already booked or paid?

24/25 Academic Year

You have booked a Clearing Room (see special cancellation terms for Clearing Rooms below) you can cancel free of charge if you are within your cooling off period; your cooling off period is 5 days from the date of booking, for bookings made until 27th May 2024, and 48 hours for bookings made on or after 27th May 2024.

You can also cancel free of charge under the below additional policies:

“No Place, No Pay”

If you are declined a place to study at a university located in the same city as your property accommodation, you may cancel and obtain a full refund,

You are declined a place for any reason other than not meeting the academic requirements to obtain a place (including, but not limited to, academic or other misconduct, financial reasons, or withdrawing from your application or course)

You did not complete all necessary steps required by your university to complete your application in time

The Occupation Period outlined in your Licence Agreement has begun.

If you are initially declined a place to study at university, or progress into the next academic year, you must immediately notify property if you intend to appeal the decision. property will confirm to you whether you will continue to benefit from this additional policy during and subsequent to your appeal being made.

“No Visa, No Pay”

If you are declined a Visa to study in the UK, by UK Visas and Immigration, you may cancel and obtain a full refund if notice is provided to property before 16th August 2024,

You did not complete all necessary steps required by UKVI to complete your visa application

Your university was unable to issue you with a CAS Number to obtain your visa owing to you not completing all necessary steps to complete your application to study.

Under both additional cancellation policies:

You must supply suitable proof to property in writing within 48 hours of being made aware of the change in circumstances and property may request additional information to support your cancellation request to satisfy property of the circumstances of your request.

If at any point you have checked in to your Accommodation, you are unable to cancel your Agreement free of charge and must find a replacement student.

Should you need to make a request to cancel your accommodation under any of the above policies, you should send your request in writing (with supporting evidence attached) to property mail.

Once you have booked and your cooling period has elapsed, you are bound into a legal licence agreement which requires you to pay for the full period of the licence agreement. Property suggest if you are unsure about exam results, receiving your visa or other condition on you attending University that you contact property to discuss on call.

If your cancellation request is accepted for one of the above reasons, any Advance Licence Fee Payment will be fully refunded to the account from which it was paid.

Clearing Room Cancellation Policy

There is no cooling-off period for property Clearing Rooms.

You can only cancel free of charge in line with the “No Place, No Pay” policy above.

Outside of these terms, in order to cancel you must organise a replacement student to take over your contract and take over the liability for the License Fee (and you will still be responsible for all payments until a replacement is found). For the avoidance of doubt, if at any point you have checked in to your booking, you are no longer eligible to cancel free of charge and must find a replacement student.

If your cancellation request is accepted for one of the above reasons, any Advance Licence Fee Payment will be fully refunded to the account from which it was paid.

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

Unfortunately, you are committed under the license period to pay the full license fee. We may have a waiting list of people that would like to take over your booking which would then relinquish you from your contract. We cannot refund your license fee until a replacement is found to take over your booking.

Is there WiFi in the room and how fast is it?

All property buildings offer a superfast Wi-Fi connection which allows you to stay connected wherever you are in the building; in your studio, around the residence or in the hub space.

You will also have your own individual private & secure personal wire  network. Unlike services at other providers, not only can you connect each of your devices to the internet but you can also enable 10 personal Smart devices to discover and connect to each other. This means that you can share content between your Smart devices in a private and secure way just like you would in a traditional home setting and you can do it safe in the knowledge that nobody else in the building can connect to them.

property WiFi speeds are as follows:

• 250 mbps Wi-Fi in all buildings in the UK and 100 mbps in property buildings in Spain

• 500 mbps Wired connection through the internet ports (excluding Birmingham, Edinburgh and St Albans as they have no internet ports, and Spain, when property offer 100 Mbps).

If I haven’t been accepted to university yet, can I still secure a room?

You certainly can. And in the event your place is declined, you can cancel free of charge,

You were denied a place for any reason other than not meeting the academic requirements to obtain a place (including, but not limited to, academic or other misconduct, financial reasons, or withdrawing from your application or course)

You did not complete all necessary steps required by your university to complete your application in time

The Occupation Period outlined in your Licence Agreement has begun.

If you are initially declined a place to study at university, or progress into the next academic year, you must immediately notify property if you intend to appeal the decision. Property will confirm to you whether you will continue to benefit from this additional policy during and subsequent to your appeal being made.

Do I need to pay for a TV license and council tax as a student living at property?

If you plan on watching/recording any live terrestrial TV or on BBC iPlayer, you will need to pay for your own TV Licence. You can set up your TV Licence. You only need a TV Licence if you’re living in the UK. If you’re living in Spain, you do not need to buy a TV Licence. You shouldn’t need to pay council tax in the UK as a full-time student. Property might ask for evidence of your student status at any point during your stay in order to ensure you are exempt from council tax.

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