MyPad Paisley, Paisley

Gilmour St, Paisley, PA1 1EQ, United Kingdom
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0.8 mi from City Center
( 17m. 14m. 7m)
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University of West Scotland (Pa... | 0.3 mi
Glasgow International College | 5.2 mi
No Visa No Pay
Pay In Instalment
study area
Study Room
Games Room
Cycle Store
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About the Property

Located at 26 Gilmour St, Paisley, with the postal code PA1 1EQ, MyPad Paisley stands as a preferred choice for students seeking comfortable living spaces. This student accommodation in Paisley offers a variety of ensuite rooms to fit diverse preferences. The accommodation's proximity to esteemed educational institutions like the University of West Scotland (Paisley Campus) and others such as Glasgow School of Art, City of Glasgow College, and Glasgow International College, facilitates a short and convenient commute for students.

Choosing MyPad Paisley Isn't just about convenience; it's about embracing the vibrant culture and academic excellence of Paisley itself. Renowned for its substantial student population and rich heritage, Paisley boasts notable establishments like the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow, which are renowned for their high rankings and historical significance. The city not only is a cradle of education but is also sprinkled with cultural landmarks and attractions that amplify student life. The city centre boasts a range of amenities, from cafes and restaurants to shops and leisure facilities, ensuring that students have everything they need within easy reach. Paisley's rich cultural heritage is evident in its historic buildings, museums, and galleries, providing ample opportunities for students to explore and immerse themselves in the local culture. The town also hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, offering students a chance to experience Scottish traditions and festivities firsthand. Additionally, Paisley's proximity to Glasgow ensures easy access to a vibrant city life, with its bustling nightlife, cultural attractions, and shopping districts just a short train or bus ride away. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the surrounding countryside offers opportunities for hiking, cycling, and other recreational pursuits. Overall, student life in Paisley is characterized by a perfect balance of academic excellence, cultural enrichment, and recreational opportunities, making it an ideal destination for students seeking a rewarding university experience in Scotland.


Stepping into MyPad Paisley, students will discover a haven of comfort designed with their academic and social needs in mind. The room types available at MyPad Paisley cater to various preferences, all coming fully furnished to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay. Each ensuite offers a range of in-room amenities, such as double beds, desks and chairs, study rooms, tea and coffee facilities, modern furniture,  wardrobes, storage, shelving, and washbasins. Additionally, utility bills of Wi-Fi, water, electricity, and contents insurance are included in the rent structure at My Pad Paisley.

In regards to the common amenities offered at My Pad Paisley student accommodation, students have access to Wi-Fi and Broadband, a study room and games room, laundry facilities, vending machines, cycle store, residents’ events, and an on-site residents’ team for any assistance. For safety and security, there is also CCTV surveillance and a security team on site.

Location and What's Hot?

Living at MyPad Paisley student accommodation Paisley places you at a prime location with some of the best that the city has to offer just a short distance away. One of the best parts about this accommodation is that students have convenient access to top educational institutions such as Glasgow School of Art, the University of West Scotland (Paisley Campus), and the University of Glasgow, ensuring a swift commute to academia.

There are numerous restaurants and eateries that surround MyPad Paisley. Not only do these restaurants offer a variety of cuisines, but are also reasonably priced. Some of the best restaurants and eating establishments around MyPad Paisley include Grand Fusion, Cafe Fairfull, Pendulum Bar and Grill, Zambretto Italian, Madras Grill House, Pepe’s, and many more. Additionally, students can also visit popular bars in the area, such as The Abbey Bar, Old Swan Inn, and The Last Post - JD Wetherspoon, which are great spots for socializing and unwinding. Bianco E Nero is one of the most well-known cafes around the area and you'll never have to worry about running out of groceries with the convenient Iceland Supermarket Paisley nearby. Healthcare is taken care of with Paisley's Royal Alexandra Hospital within the vicinity. For outdoor relaxation or a leisurely evening stroll, Barshaw Park welcomes you with its green expanses, not to forget the cultural dose at Paisley Abbey and Paisley Museum & Art Galleries that offer a peek into rich history and stunning art. This student accommodation in Glasgow also promises a vibrant array of retail therapy with Paisley Centre nearby, perfect for weekends. Whether it's catching the latest flick at Showcase Cinema or enjoying a live event at Paisley Town Hall, everything you'd want is basically at your fingertips. At MyPad Paisley, you are not just close to campus but life's conveniences, making your student life all the more enjoyable and stress-free. It's more than a place to live; it's a vibrant community that offers a thrilling and convenient student lifestyle.


When staying at MyPad Paisley, the convenience of travel options is exceptional. Students can take advantage of several nearby stops including the Paisley Gilmour Street Railway Station, ensuring quick and easy rail connections. For those who prefer buses, numerous local bus stops, such as Gilmour Street, Paisley Town Hall, and Stop 3 Central Road are available offering extensive routes across the city.

Room Types

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Common Amenities
Wi-Fi & Broadband
Study Room
Games Room
Vending Machine
Cycle Store

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No Visa No Pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.

Payment Policies (5)

  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
  • Pay In Instalment
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

I need a guarantor?

Most of properties require residents to have a guarantor. This person will need to commit to paying the rent if you aren’t able to so please make sure you discuss this with them. They do not have to live in the UK but must be over 18 and not live in a property managed by Fresh. Once you have signed the contract your guarantor will be asked to provide proof of ID and their address and also sign a copy of the agreement. Some of properties are able to offer the option to make your full years payment upfront and not have a guarantor. Please speak to our Residents’ Team to check if this is available at your chosen property.

What is the advance rent?

Most of properties require applicants to pay an advance rent at the time of booking. This is refundable should you decide to cancel within the cooling off period or later find your place has been withdrawn or you are not able to obtain a visa to enter the UK.
The advance rent will show as a payment towards your first rent instalment on your account.

How can I choose the best room for me?

Accommodate want you to choose a room you are going to be happy living in and management know everyone has a different wish list – from the floor the room is on to the view and the amenities in the room, Team will be on hand to discuss this with you and help you make the best selection.

What size is a small double bed?

Room descriptions explain whether you will have a standard or small double bed. A small double is the same length as the standard but just a tiny bit narrower. Also known as a 3/4 size bed, small doubles measure approx. 120cm wide x 190cm long. Still plenty of room for a good night's sleep, even if there's two of you sharing.

Can I come to have a look around before I book?

Of course! Management are very proud of properties and would love to show you around. If you want to bring some friends or family members that’s absolutely fine too – just ask that you speak to team in advance so can make sure management have some rooms available to show you. If you find yourself in the area and haven’t had a chance to speak to team you can still pop in, whilst management might not have a room to show you management will still be able to show you around Shared Spaces.
management can also offer online video viewings if you don’t live locally so let team know what works for you!

I have a medical condition which means I have certain requirements for my room?

Please get in touch with team – they are experts on properties and most have rooms with varying levels of adaptations so team will be able to help you. If you book online, and you indicate you have a medical condition, the booking process will automatically pause so you can speak with team.

I will be aged 16 or 17 when the tenancy starts – can I still book?

Yes, but will ask you to complete a few extra steps during the booking process. This will include nominating a Responsible Adult who will be point of contact for you and will recommend monthly meetings with General Manager once you have moved in but that’s up to you!

Can I book together with a group of friends?

Management know that choosing who you live with is really important so in properties with shared apartments group booking can easily be organized by getting in touch with teams.

What are sanction checks? (please check with your chosen property if these checks apply)?

Some of properties require Sanction Checks to be completed on residents and Guarantors before management are able to issue you with an agreement. The checks will be completed after you have signed the agreement. They use Government sanction databases to identify and list individuals who have been convicted of serious crimes and terrorism offences. The checks are conducted by Veri-Check on the Landlords behalf.

What if I want to cancel my booking?

Please refer to your chosen properties' Terms and Conditions for details of when and how you are able to cancel. Team will be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.

How will I know when payments are due?

All your payment dates are listed in your agreement and on portal. It’s really important you understand these payments must be made on time. Management ask for a portion of your rent in advance of your tenancy starting, usually at the beginning of August.
If management haven’t received your first rent instalment and Tenancy Deposit payment, your booking may be cancelled. Management also won’t be able to let you have your key so it’s important to make sure you have everything in place especially as you may not receive your student finance or bursary until after these dates.

How can I make payment?

If you don’t have access to a smartphone, you can log into Portal on a laptop.
If you will need to make payment by bank transfer, please contact Team at least two weeks before your payment due date for more information. Bank transfers take longer to reach Team so any payments made using this method will need to be done in advance.

Will I need to pay a deposit?

Property ask all residents to pay a Tenancy Deposit – please check your agreement for the date this payment will be due. The good news is that you will get the Tenancy Deposit back at the end of the tenancy if nothing is owing for damages or outstanding rent. The value varies across properties so please take a look at the Fee Schedule for your chosen property for more information. Deposits are fully secured by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (Custodial) in England and Wales or the My Deposits Scheme in Scotland.
In the Republic of Ireland your Booking Fee automatically converts into your Damages Deposit at the start of the tenancy.

When Can I Move In?

A few weeks before the start of your tenancy management will get in contact to ask you to watch induction video and book a move-in slot. You will need to do this so management can make sure management are expecting you!

What payments will I need to make before I move in?

Please check your agreement for your first rent instalment and tenancy deposit payment dates. If you have any questions about your rent instalment due dates please contact team. You must pay your first rental instalment before you will be allowed to move in.

Can I order bedding and kitchen packs?

Yes! Order bedding, kitchen packs and other uni essentials from shop.

Do I need a tv licence?

Yes, unless management tell you team are covering it, if you watch or record programmer as they are being shown, watch catch up TV such as iPlayer or watch live TV online you will need a license.
This applies to any provider you use and any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

Can I have a pet?

Student accommodation is often not a suitable environment for pets and that’s why pets of any shape or size aren't allowed.

Can I invite guests to stay in my room?

All grown-ups here so of course occasional overnight guests are allowed. Please don't invite someone to stay for more than three consecutive nights though, and always check with your flatmates first that they're ok with extra house guests.

Will my room be inspected?

Yes, management conduct inspections at least three times during your tenancy. management will keep an eye on cleanliness and hope not to see any damage and missing items. After each inspection management will tell you if any charges need to be made to put something right. You will be invoiced immediately for recharges for the first two inspections and on the final inspection a deduction will be made from your Tenancy Deposit. The cost of recharges for cleaning, damages and missing items can be found in the Residents’ Handbook.

Do I need to move out over the Christmas and Easter holidays?

No, your room is yours for the whole of your tenancy. You only need to move out at the end of the agreement. It will be your responsibility to check with the local Council if Council Tax will be due if you stay during the holidays.

Will I be charged for damages?

As part of your contract you have agreed to look after your room and not cause any damage. Management know accidents do sometimes happen so a list of possible damage charges are available in portal.

Can I smoke/vape?

All properties are smoke free and this includes all types of E-cigarettes and Vapes. Smoking is not allowed in any private or communal area including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and all internal social spaces. Designated smoking areas can be found outside the building. If you do have an e-cigarette or Vape, please ensure that the charger conforms to British or EU safety standards, or they will be removed during room inspections. All drug use, including the use of Laughing Gas, Is prohibited at our properties.

What do I do if I am not totally satisfied?

Management hope you will love living with us but there may be times when management don’t always get it right. management take all complaints seriously and will try best to fix any issues the first time. If you need help and advice, please speak with your General Manager first.

Can I live with fresh once I have graduated?

In most cases student properties are purely for students, however, management do offer rental homes in locations across the UK which are perfect for recent graduates, offering great value rent, on-site Residents' Teams and the fantastic service you would expect from Fresh.

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Student Accomodations in Paisley

Paisley Student Accommodation

Paisley is an area with thousands of students coming here to enrol themselves in prestigious universities. Amber has plenty of affordable student accommodation in Paisley at reasonable prices and excellent facilities. Further, the student accommodation in Paisley is segregated into comfortable, elegant and budget-friendly en-suites, studios, and shared apartments. The student accommodation Paisley Scotland, is found near many esteemed universities like the University of West Scotland Paisley Campus, Glasgow International College, University of Glasgow and Glasgow Clyde College. While finding student accommodation in Paisley, you will never be disappointed as the city has something for everybody.

The student accommodation in Paisley ranges from luxurious paisley accommodation to budget-friendly student flats Paisley. And the best part? These are inclusive of all bills. Booking student accommodation in Paisley for short tenancies is much more effortless than booking it in any other area of Scotland, as the student reviews say. You can check out some student accommodations in Paisley such as Kelvin Court, Thurso Street, West View, West Village and Merchant City House.

About Paisley

Paisley is a vibrant town with a rich history in the heart of Scotland. With over 70,000 residents, Paisley is a major centre of culture, education and natural beauty. With its centuries-old history, Paisley proudly displays its heritage with its magnificent architecture. The town's iconic Paisley Abbey is a testament to its mediaeval past, and its charming streets are lined with beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture. History buffs will immerse themselves in the stories of the past woven into the fabric of the city. It is a well-connected city and shares its borders with Glasgow, Sterling and Edinburgh. Paisley enjoys a mixture of the early 19th and 20th centuries and is said to be influenced by historical and modern economic warfare history. Nature lovers will be happy to explore the beautiful national parks around Paisley. Lake Lomond and Trossachs National Park beckon with pristine lakes, majestic mountains and beautiful forests just a short drive away. It is the perfect place to take a walk, take a boat ride or simply admire the beauty of nature. Paisley is also known for its universities around the world. The city's passion for learning is reflected in the many research centres and libraries that make it a centre of intellectual growth.

Best Student Accommodation in Paisley

Student accommodation plays a vital role in shaping student learning. More than a place to rest, it fosters a strong community that nurtures relationships and lifelong friendships. Student accommodation in Paisley offers a supportive environment that supports learning by providing easy access to school facilities and resources. Students live with their peers, developing important life skills, independence and global thinking. In addition, safe and well-designed accommodation is essential for the comfort and well-being that guarantee students' academic and social success. The universities here have many opportunities that pupils can make sure to grab. The areas for student accommodation in Paisley are full of old-school and hip vibes. Below are some of the best places where you can find student accommodation Paisley Scotland at exceptional rates-

1. MyPad Paisley, Paisley

2. Buchanan View

3. Dobbie’s Point

4. Bridle Works

5. True Glasgow

6. iQ Elgin Place

7. Merchant Studios

8. Vita Student West End

9. St Mungos

10. Collegelands

Cost of Living in Paisley

Navigating the cost of living for students in Scotland involves considerations such as accommodation expenses. Students can explore different types of student accommodation in Scotland that are cost-effective. There are a range of choices for budget-friendly student accommodation in Paisley, ensuring a comfortable stay. With a variety of accommodation solutions, including budget-friendly options, students can find suitable living arrangements for themselves. Here is a breakdown-

1. Food and groceries: £40-50 per week

2. Transport: £60-150 per month

3. Gas and electricity: £154 per month

4. Clothes: £30-70 per month

5. Restaurants: £15-60 per month

Student Travel Paisley

Scotland's transportation system can be one of the most efficient globally. On the other side, Southampton is cleverly linked to every major transportation network, making it simple to get within walking distance of every university. Renowned Scotland’s buses, trains and taxis are just a few available transit choices for students in this city. To help you, we've included Scotland's main transit options along with their typical fares. Students must know that the prices can change depending on the day. Here are all the transport systems available-

1. Buses: Buses are the main mode of transport in Paisley. Adult bus fares are around £2.50 one way. However, it is more expensive to buy a travel card or unlimited bus tickets for a certain period of time.

2. Train: The train network connects the city of Paisley with many places in the area. One-way train adult fares vary depending on the journey and the type of ticket purchased. On average, the price ranges from £2.50 to £10 for short trips within the city and up to £30 for longer trips to nearby towns.

3. Cycling: Cycling is a popular activity in Paisley. There are bike lanes and paths throughout the city that are convenient and environmentally friendly. Once you have a bike, cycling is a free form of transportation, but you will have to pay for maintenance.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Paisley

The city of Paisley offers students a vibrant and fun experience with a variety of entertainment, leisure facilities, restaurants, events, green spaces and clubs. As Scotland's largest town in Renfrewshire, it combines a fascinating history with a youthful energy that appeals to the needs and interests of its students. For entertainment and socialising, Paisley has many lounges and cafes where students can relax and meet friends. Places like Blend Coffee Lounge and The Lane offer a comfortable place to relax and enjoy a drink. For food, students have a wide variety of choices, from Scottish fare at places like the Bull Inn and The Last Post to international delicacies at Spice Grill or Thai Siam.

The city also hosts many events throughout the year, such as music festivals, art exhibitions and festivals. Mardi Gras, Paisley Food Festival and Paisley Halloween Festival are just some of the exciting events that bring the community together. Green spaces such as Bashaw Park and Paisley Abbey Gardens provide peaceful spaces for relaxation, dining and outdoor activities. Students can also explore nearby attractions such as the Paisley Museum and Paisley Arts Centre, which offer a wide variety of cultural experiences. Paisley has a vibrant nightlife scene with clubs and bars catering to different musical genres and tastes. Club 69, Vienna's and The Cave are popular places to dance and socialise.

Paisley Tourist Attractions

Nestled on the outskirts of Glasgow, Paisley is a hidden gem ripe for exploration by both international students and travellers alike. From its historical abbeys to contemporary art scenes, it captivates visitors with a blend of cultural allure and Scottish charm. The locale is exceptionally convenient for students seeking Paisley student accommodation near top institutions like the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art.

  1. Paisley Abbey
  2. Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
  3. Coats Observatory.
  4. Sma’ Shot Cottages
  5. Gleniffer Braes Country Park
  6. Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church
  7. Barshaw Park
  8. Paisley Thread Mill Museum
  9. Lagoon Leisure Centre
  10. The Paisley Arts Centre

Universities in Paisley

There are some of the best universities in Paisley, and amber offers quality student accommodations near these universities. They are:

1. University of West Scotland

2. Glasgow International College

3. Glasgow School of Art

4. Stirling University

5. Glasgow Clyde College

6. Edinburgh College(Granton Campus)

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