McDonald Road, Edinburgh

McDonald Rd, Edinburgh, EH7 4GT, United Kingdom
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0.7 mi from City Center
0.7 mi from City Center( 16m. 12m. 6m)
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city center | 0.6 mi
University of Edinburgh (Holyro... | 0.7 mi
Royal Botanic Garden | 0.9 mi
Edinburgh Theological Seminary | 0.9 mi
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About the Property

Located at 6 McDonald Rd Leith, Edinburgh EH7 4GT, UK, McDonald Road Edinburgh, stands out as a prominent and desired student housing in the heart of this historic city. Offering a wide range of ensuites & studios, it caters to diverse living preferences and budgets. With top universities within reach, such as the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, and Heriot-Watt University, this property provided by Prestige Student Living, ensures students have convenient access to their academic pursuits.

Edinburgh, crowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, offers a rich tapestry of history, culture, and education - making McDonald Road Edinburgh accommodation a prized choice for students. 


The city, known for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, vibrant festivals, and the esteemed University of Edinburgh, is a buzzing educational hub. Students residing at McDonald Road Edinburgh, will be a part of the city's thriving student population, surrounded by iconic landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat, and the tranquility of the Royal Botanic Garden. Edinburgh's thriving art scene, historically significant architecture, and world-class institutions create an outstanding environment for personal and academic growth.


Edinburgh, Scotland's captivating capital, is a city that stirs the imagination. Perched on dramatic hills, it boasts a stunning skyline dominated by the iconic Edinburgh Castle. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its crown jewels and Stone of Destiny, whispers tales of Scottish royalty. Delve deeper into history by exploring the medieval Old Town, a maze of cobbled streets lined with grand architecture. Climb Arthur's Seat, a volcanic peak offering panoramic views, or wander the atmospheric underground vaults for a glimpse into Edinburgh's darker past. McDonald Road Edinburgh is indeed the perfect student accommodation out there.

Features

The McDonald Road Edinburgh student housing stands out as a premier choice for students seeking a comfortable and convenient living experience in the heart of Edinburgh. Designed with modern student life in mind, McDonald Road Edinburgh offers a range of room types including 5 Bed Ensuite, 4 Bed Ensuite, 3 Bed Ensuite, and Premium Studio options, all of which come Fully Furnished with all the essential appliances and comforts for day-to-day living.

Residents of McDonald Road Edinburgh will enjoy high-speed Wi-Fi, which will ensure they stay connected for both study and entertainment purposes.


A wealth of Common Amenities enhances the living experience at this Edinburgh property. A state-of-the-art Cinema Room presents the perfect setting for movie nights and provides communal spaces. The outdoor Courtyard is a serene spot for fresh air and social gatherings. The on-site gym makes keeping up with fitness goals easy. To top it off, the convenience of an in-building Laundry facility ensures that residents' daily routines run smoothly.Managed by prestige student living, this property reflects a commitment to quality and service, ensuring a memorable student experience.

Location and What's Hot?

There are many things to do in Edinburgh for indoor and outdoor enthusiasts. The city has several beautiful parks and green spaces, such as Holyrood Park and the Royal Botanic Garden, that offer a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. For those who love the outdoors, the city is located near several stunning natural landscapes, such as the Scottish Highlands and the beautiful coastlines of the east and west of Scotland. Edinburgh is also a cultural hub with a thriving arts scene. The city is home to several theatres, music venues, and art galleries showcasing the work of both local and international artists. Every summer, the city hosts the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, which brings together performers and artists from around the globe. In terms of dining and entertainment, students living at Mcdonald Road will not be disappointed. McDonald Road Edinburgh is located close to several top-rated restaurants, cafes, and clubs, such as Pizza Plus, Top Wok and Wild Bean Cafe


The city's coastline and Portobello Beach provide picturesque shore views, making them an excellent day trip option. Cramond Island is another tidal island that makes a perfect day trip. With its proximity to some of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes and natural attractions, Edinburgh is truly a city that has something for everyone.

McDonald Road Edinburgh accommodation has everything you need close by, including a pharmacy, shopping centre, and many grocery stores. Tesco Express and Weigh To Go are only 2-3 minutes away from this property.


Edinburgh offers an abundance of tourist attractions. Towering above the city is Edinburgh Castle, a must-see for its stunning views and rich history. Stroll down the Royal Mile, a bustling main street lined with shops, historical buildings, and performers.

For a unique perspective, climb Arthur’s seat, an extinct volcano offering panoramic city views.

Commute

McDonald Road Edinburgh offers convenient transport options for students with easy access to the city's well-connected transportation system. With buses, trams, and rental bikes readily available, commuting within the city is a breeze. McDonald Road Edinburgh is well-connected to public transport with a bus stops like McDonald road & Shrubhill nearby.The closest tram stop at York Place (Stop YJ) within a 14-minute walk, and Edinburgh Waverley train station is just a 20-minute walk away. To make commuting even more affordable, students can purchase travel cards like the Ridacard, which provides a budget-friendly way to travel around the city. With hassle-free transport options, students can easily explore all that Edinburgh has to offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for dual occupancy?

Dual occupancy is available on most rooms over 23sqm. Both occupants would need to apply and mention in their application that they are applying for dual occupancy so that the price can be amended. The price would be the total rent plus an additional £50 and then divided by two for each occupant’s weekly cost unless otherwise stated.

What do I do if I'm a first year student and I'm still waiting for my exam results?

If you’re still waiting for your exam results and you’re not sure whether your place at university is confirmed, don’t worry, you can still apply. If you are a prospective first year Undergraduate or Postgraduate student and your offer of a place at your preferred University or Higher Education Institute is withdrawn by the University or Higher Education Institute because you do not achieve the required entry grades, you may be eligible to be released from this agreement. You must provide written evidencefrom the University that you do not have a place within3 days ofyour results being published (and no later than 28th August, whichever date is sooner) and They will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year Undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above, you will need to supply us with a copy of: a written or email confirmation that you wish to cancel your reservation, stating full name and full details of the property booked; a written rejection letter from your chosen university/college or UCAS, a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved, or a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment. These document(s) must be received by us within 3 calendar days from the date your results are published. On receipt of the required documentation it will be verified and, provided They are satisfied, They will cancel your agreement and refund your deposit in full.

Do I have to pay a booking fee?

Accommodation do not charge a booking fee. When you accept your room offer, you’ll be asked to pay a deposit to secure your room which is secured with a deposit protection service and refunded at the end of your tenancy.

Can I book if I'm under 18?

If you turn 18 in the first semester of university, They can accept your booking with no restrictions other than an adult over the age of 18 must be a co-signatory on your tenancy agreement and must accept the terms of it. They can accept under 18s in some of our properties subject to our Policy for Students under the Age of 18.

Can I live at accommodation?

You must be a full-time student to live with us. You can book with us whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of our cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

Does my rental price include room cleaning?

Room cleaning services are available at some properties for an additional charge, unless stated as being included with the rent.

Are pets allowed?

No pets of any kind are permitted at accommodation, except registered assistance dogs.

Can I choose who I live with?

If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you follow our ‘create application’ link online, list the friends that you would like to live with and They will then contact them and make the arrangements for you!

Can I request to move rooms during my tenancy?

You would need to make a formal request to the accommodation team of the property you are residing in. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy you will also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move which you will need to sign or accept online. Should your new room be more expensive, then you and your Guarantor shall be liable for the higher rent from the date you are given access to it.

Do you provide summer accommodation?

Yes, our summer bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information or contact the property team.

Do I have to move out in the holidays?

Your room is yours for the full contract period and you don’t need to move out during academic breaks.

Does my rental price include car parking?

On-site car parking is available at some properties, but is not included within the rental price unless explicitly stated and confirmed in writing. Payments for car parking permits are separate to your tenancy agreement. Please speak to the property team if you wish to purchase a car parking space. Car parking spaces are very limited and are strictly on a first-come first-served basis.

Does my rental price include insurance?

Contents insurance is included at some properties which will be specified in your tenancy agreement.

Do I need to pay council tax?

If you are a qualifying full time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. You must provide us with your council tax exemption certificate which your university will be able to arrange. If you do not have this when you move in because you have not yet enrolled on your course, please ensure that you bring with you the name of your university and your university student ID number.

Can I pay in instalments?

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 14 days prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

When do I pay my rent?

When you accept your room offer, you’ll be given two options: To pay your rent in full, To pay your rent in instalments spread throughout the year, You can choose whichever is most convenient for you.

What is included in my rent?

All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water are included in your rent. Unlimited Wi-fi (a one off connection fee may apply dependent on property. Please see your tenancy agreement for more information.) is also included. Your TV licence is not included in your rent as this is not classed as a utility and is your responsibility to purchase. All of our properties offer a Wi-fi connection at the stated level (The internet speed is the maximum stated speed available into the property) included within the rent and there is no additional charge for use of the on-site internet. Some providers may offer more services and packages at an additional charge which you are under no obligation to use. If you choose to add additional features to your internet package, that relationship is with you and the service provider directly and does not fall under the terms of your tenancy.

Can I move in before I pay my rent?

All rent that is due must have been paid when you check in. If you are having difficulties or this will be a problem, please contact the property as early as possible who will assist you.

What if I don't have a UK guarantor?

If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, They recommend the service of Housing Hand you can find further information, prices and how to apply on their website.

Who can be a guarantor?

To be a guarantor you must: * Be resident in the UK for a minimum of 1 year * Be over 21 years of age * Be a homeowner or in full-time employment) * Provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving license or ID badge * Provide a copy of proof of your UK address which must be less than 3 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.

Can I pay my rent from overseas?

You can pay your rent either online by logging in to your student account, by bank transfer or by credit or debit card over the phone. Your bank may charge you a fee to make an international payment so please make sure you check their terms and conditions first.

What can I do if my student loan hasn't arrived yet?

You can defer your rent instalments to be in line with your student loan payments if you wish. All requests for deferred payments must be made by 1st August in each academic year to the property team. You will be required to provide evidence of your student loan schedule to the property team in order for the payment plan to be set up. You will be required to pay two weeks rent 14 days prior to your contract start date, which will be deducted from the balance of your first instalment on the agreed date. A one off admin fee of £50 will be charged and payable with the initial 2 weeks rent payment and this £50 admin fee will not deducted from the balance of rent due. Please note deferring your rent must be pre-arranged and agreed with the property manager prior to your move in date. If no arrangement has been made, rent is due as per your tenancy agreement.

Do I need a guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a UK guarantor.

Do I need a guarantor if I am a sponsored student?

They may be able to accept sponsors in place of guarantors in some cases, however this depends on the terms of your sponsorship and whether your sponsor is willing to guarantee rent payments. If you are a sponsored student, please contact your chosen property directly to enquire about using a sponsor in place of guarantor.

Can I pay my rent weekly?

Weekly rent payments are not available, however accommodation offers a number of instalment options for students to pay their rent.

When does the discount come off my rent?

All discounts offered will be deducted off your final instalment of rent.

Can I book a room without a viewing?

Yes, you can.

How long does a viewing take?

A viewing usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes, however you can spend as long as you wish viewing the property.

What will I be shown on my viewing?

The property team will guide you around the building and show you the social areas, outdoor spaces and on-site facilities as well as the rooms you would like to see (dependent upon availability). Please be aware that some rooms and apartments that you view may be occupied by our current residents.

I'm in a different country, how do I view a property?

They offer a Online viewings for those who cannot view in person. Just click 'Arrange a Viewing' and from there you can choose the Online option and organise a time and date that suits you. A member of the team will skype call you at your arranged time.

Is there car parking facilities for when I move in?

Some properties have car parking facilities available for a small charge, please speak to your property team directly if you would like to reserve car parking.

How much are deposits?

Deposits vary by property and your deposit is placed into a deposit protection scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year and will be returned to you at the end of your contract subject to the contract terms. The deposit you pay when making the application cannot be used towards a rent instalment as this is secured with a deposit protection scheme for the duration of your tenancy.

What happens to my deposit?

Your deposit is placed into a deposit protection scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year and will be returned to you at the end of your contract subject to the contract terms. Deposit Protection Service (England and Wales) Letting Protection Service (Scotland).

When do I get my deposit back?

Your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement has ended and your room has been inspected. The amount returned to you will depend on any outstanding charges and any damage found in your room or the communal areas of your apartment. Please see your tenancy agreement for more information. The deposit can take up to 30 working days to be credited at the end of your tenancy period. All deposits are secured with a deposit protection scheme, such as the Deposit Protection Service or Letting Protection Scotland. You will be contacted by the deposit protection scheme and asked to authorise the refund and submit your bank details to them. For this you will require your deposit repayment ID, which will have been sent to you via email at the time of registering your deposit.
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Student Accomodations in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Student Accommodation

Finding suitable student accommodation in Edinburgh can be a challenge, especially for those new to the city. Fortunately, amber simplifies this task, providing plenty of student accommodation Edinburgh options. Deciding to reside off-campus comes with several advantages over on-campus living, such as increased independence, more diverse options, and often a closer immersion into the local Edinburgh culture. Amber offers a range of room types in convenient locations across Edinburgh, ensuring that whether you're studying at the Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Napier University,University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University or any other prestigious institution in the city, there's a comfortable and convenient place for you.

The choicest student accommodation Edinburgh options boast a range of amenities designed to suit students' needs, such as high-speed internet, communal study spaces, and often fitness centres, all designed to support both academic success and a balanced lifestyle. Among the best options for student accommodation are Westfield, Silk Mill, Scotland Nest Straits Meadow Edinburgh, and many more. When considering where to live during your university days, student accommodation in Edinburgh Scotland exemplifies convenience and comfort for a memorable university experience.

About Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, brims with a historical aura that dates back centuries, striking architecture, and a cultural vibrancy that makes it an attractive destination for students worldwide. Edinburgh hosts more than 50,000 students each year in some of the top universities in the World, located in the city. Known for its Edinburgh Festival, the city is a hive of creativity, hosting a range of artistic performances each year. The enchanting cobblestone streets echo stories from its rich past, and the majestic Edinburgh Castle overlooks the city, serving as a constant reminder of its deep-rooted heritage.

The city's academic scene is bolstered by top-tier institutions, including the Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh (King’s Building Campus), and Edinburgh College (Granton Campus), establishing Edinburgh as a global hub for higher education. Whether it's proximity to campuses or the need for a spot to relish the local arts and gastronomic landscape, the demand for student accommodation in Edinburgh is high among scholars.

Localities such as Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh City Centre Newington, Potterrow, and Holyrood have become popular among students for their proximity to universities and the many Edinburgh student housing options. Each area brings something different to the table, from Marchmont's tranquil parks suitable for study sessions in the sun to Old Town's historic allure. Edinburgh's reputation for educational excellence is reinforced by its universities’ accolades, contributing significantly to both local and international educational landscapes. Through platforms like amber, finding the right Edinburgh student accommodation options to suit individual preferences becomes an easier part of the exciting journey of studying in Edinburgh.

Best Student Accommodation in Edinburgh

Finding the perfect off-campus Edinburgh student accommodation can be a crucial part of ensuring a memorable and fulfilling university experience. For students relocating to Edinburgh, short term student accommodation Edinburgh options offer a plethora of benefits. Independence is one of the main draws, as students get the freedom to manage their living space and daily routines without the restrictions often found in on-campus dorms. Moreover, such student housing Edinburgh options can often be more affordable, with a variety of types that fit different budgets. From ensuite rooms to private studio apartments, Edinburgh student accommodation options cater to a range of preferences and needs. Below is a list of properties for student accommodation in Edinburgh, each delivering its unique blend of comfort and convenience, well-suited for any student's requirements:

1. 8 Roxburgh

2. Haymarket

3. Sugarhouse Close

4. Gorgie

5. Edinburgh College Residence

6. Vita Student Iona Street

7. Gateway Apartments

8. McDonald Road

9. Chalmers Street

10. iQ Fountainbridge

Cost of Living in Edinburgh

Understanding the cost of living in Edinburgh is crucial for students planning to study and live in this historic city. The average cost for students can vary widely, with living expenses in Edinburgh forming a significant part of a student's budget. The cumulative monthly cost of living for a student in Edinburgh is typically around £1,000 to £1,500 per month. Below is the break-up of all the expenses that might come your way, apart from the rent for your Edinburgh student accommodation:

1. Food & Groceries: £160 - £250/month

2. Transportation: £55 - $75.month

3. Utilities (including Internet): £120 - £200/month

4. Clothing: £150 - £200/month

5. Sports & Leisure: £100 - £150/month
6. Miscellaneous: £150 - £200/month

Student Travel Edinburgh

Transport and travelling are very convenient tasks, thanks to the city's well-connected transportation system. The town is famous for its travel services, including buses, trams, and rental bikes, with stations conveniently located near your student accommodation Edinburgh options. Lothian Buses is a leading bus company that operates bus connections across the city on over 50 different routes. Additionally, the city also has an excellent railway system. The city has two major train stations - Waverley Railway Station and Haymarket Railway Station. The Waverley Station is nearest to the Edinburgh Fields College, while the latter is closer to the Murray Fields structure. Mentioned below are a few more transportation options:

1. Bus

Travelling by bus in Edinburgh City makes it easy to explore this beautiful Scottish city with a range of travel cards and passes. The city has a Rida card, a payment option for unlimited travel on buses, trains and trains in certain regions. With comprehensive bus services and student fares, commuting is hassle-free and allows students to explore the city's attractions, universities and theatres easily. A ticket for a single journey will cost you around £1.60.

2. Tram

The tram system provides convenient and fast transportation. Buying a Rida card can make unlimited trips on trams and buses. The tram network connects key places such as universities, shopping malls and tourist attractions, giving students the confidence and convenience of travel. A ticket for a single day will cost you around £4.50.

3. Cycling

Cycling in Edinburgh is easy for students, with many affordable options. Edinburgh's excellent bike and cycle paths make it easy and convenient for students to explore the city on two wheels. Additionally, most student accommodation Edinburgh options come with secure bike storage facilities as well for added convenience.

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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