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The Keel Houses, Edinburgh
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The Keel Houses, Edinburgh

Lower Gilmore Pl, Edinburgh, EH3 9NY, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Situated at 7 Lower Gilmore Pl, EH3 9NY, The Keel Houses Edinburgh offers premium Edinburgh student accommodation that is not just a place to stay but a thriving student community. Students can choose from a variety of room types designed to cater to diverse preferences and budgets, including a wide range of studios perfect for every preference out there. Nearest to this property are respected educational institutions such as the Edinburgh University of Art,  Edinburgh Napier University, and the University of Edinburgh.

Known for its prestigious universities and rich cultural landscape, Edinburgh is a prime choice for students from around the globe. As one of the UK's most historic and visually striking cities, Edinburgh provides an educational environment steeped in history, with important educational institutions that rank high globally and attract students from around the world. With a happening student population that adds to the city’s diverse atmosphere, Edinburgh also hosts annual events like the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Keel Houses Edinburgh, provided by Prestige Student Living, is strategically located to give students easy access to university campuses and the array of cultural landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and Holyrood Park. Choosing Keel House Edinburgh offers an enriching blend of academic excellence and immersive local culture. With its well-appointed shared apartment options, The Keel Houses, Edinburgh are more than just a place to stay; it's the key to experiencing the exciting life Edinburgh has to offer. This student housing is the ultimate destination for you to excel and achieve all your academic dreams as well as enjoy your student life to its fullest. With its amazing local cafes, engaging hangout spots as well as an envied nightlife, Edinburgh student accommodations are the best place for you to live


Step inside The Keel Houses Edinburgh and discover a premium living space tailored to the needs of every student. With an array of room types, from the comfortable Bronze Studio to the luxurious Platinum Plus Studio, residents can find the perfect fit for their unique requirements. Each room in this student accommodation in Edinburgh has been thoughtfully designed to maximise comfort and efficiency, ensuring that students feel right at home from the moment they walk in.

Room amenities are plentiful and cater to both productivity and leisure. Residents can enjoy spaces furnished with a cosy bed and shower. A study desk with your own chair is key for academics, while the bookshelf and breakfast bar with stools is where you can grab a quick bite before classes.

Beyond the private quarters, The Keel Houses extend into communal living with high-grade common amenities. Students can stay connected with 1Gbps wired internet, available throughout the premises. A state-of-the-art cinema area and pool table provide excellent recreation options, while a pristine laundry room adds to the convenience of everyday living.

For group dinners, there's an on-site private dining room. Need to wind down? The cosy communal lounge is the perfect spot to relax or engage with fellow residents. Moreover, The Keel Houses Edinburgh comes complete with solar panels, an outdoor area, and a communal TV. CCTV services ensure your safety. In addition, expenses such as water, electricity, WiFi, and heating are included in your rent.

Location and What's Hot?

Centrally located at the happening heart of Scotland's historic capital, The Keel Houses Edinburgh presents a fun and exciting living experience for students who choose this exceptional Edinburgh student accommodation.

Whether you're studying at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Napier University, or the esteemed University of Edinburgh, transitioning from your cosy abode to university grounds is effortlessly convenient. Just around the corner, you'll find an eclectic mix of restaurants, such as the delectable flavours of The Scran & Scallie and the exotic tastes at Ting Thai Caravan, ensuring your culinary adventures are never dull. For an evening out, lively bars like The Hanging Bat await your exploration, and cafes, including the beloved Artisan Roast, offer a cosy spot for study sessions or a quick caffeine fix.

When it's time to stock up on essentials, grocery stores like Sainsbury's are within easy reach for convenience. In case of medical needs, rest assured as Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh provides comprehensive healthcare services. For a touch of greenery and relaxation, the beautiful expanse of The Meadows is a serene getaway from academic life.

Students at The Keel Houses Edinburgh benefit from the close proximity to prominent educational institutions. Explore nearby tourist attractions like Edinburgh Castle and the historical Royal Mile to get your fill of culture and history.

This accommodation in Edinburgh ensures you're connected to the best the city has to offer while providing a luxurious and restful living space to unwind and focus on your studies. With Keel Houses Edinburgh, discover the allure of modern student living woven into the tapestry of Edinburgh's historic charm. The property's excellent location promises a comprehensive and exciting university experience at the heart of this bustling, picturesque city.


Students residing at The Keel Houses Edinburgh are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the city's excellent public transport network, making the daily commute to university campuses or the city centre both convenient and swift. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, residents have an assortment of transport options at their fingertips. Haymarket Station, one of the city's main railway stations, offers train services that can whisk you to various parts of Edinburgh and beyond. Nearby, numerous bus routes can be accessed at essential hubs like Gilmore Park and Leamington Terrace, ensuring that students can easily navigate the city's lively streets.

What will you get

Your Rent Include


Common Amenities

1Gbps* Wired Internet
Bike Storage
Communal Lounge
Cinema Area
Laundry Room
Pool Table

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 (4)

  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers 1, 3 flexible instalment plans.
  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

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.

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 their properties subject to the Policy for Students under the Age of 18.

How do you allocate rooms?

When applying for a room you will be asked a series of questions to determine the type of room/flat that you require, along with any special requests you may have. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed except where you have disability as defined and covered under the Equality Act 2010. They will attempt to meet your allocation needs as far as practicably possible, should you have a defined disability. If you have a disability, medical condition or special request that affects your accommodation requirement please inform them in the additional notes section when completing your application, either online or by paper form. You are encouraged to disclose any special requests for your stay such as your preferences regarding culture, religion, sex, gender, etc. to enable them to make an informed decision about your room allocation. Where appropriate, an applicant may be prioritised through the allocation categories as a result of disclosing a disability to them.

Can I live at the management property?

You must be a full-time student to live with them. You can book with them whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of their 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 the property management except registered assistance dogs.

What can I bring?

You can bring most of your belongings but some electricals aren't suitable for the properties. Non UK compliant electricals such as rice cookers are not suitable for use with UK power outlets and this can cause fire risks.

Can I choose who I live with?

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

Can I choose my room?

If you follow the ‘book now’ process you can select the room of your choice or you can make special requests within the ‘create application’ route which they will do their best to accommodate, however all requests and subject to availability and conditions.

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, their summer bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information or contact.

Do I have to move out during the holidays?

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

Can I move in before my contract?

If you wish to arrive earlier than your contract start date, you need to email or call. If early arrival is possible your contract will be adjusted and you will need to accept it then pay the additional charges prior to arrival. Please note, not all requests can be accommodated.

Does my rental price include insurance?

Contents insurance is included at some management properties, which will be shown on the property page and details of the insurance can be obtained from the property manager when you check in. If you wish to confirm whether the property offers contents insurance, please contact the property team directly. Please note they advise taking out contents insurance if it is not included at your property and management is not liable for the loss or damage of your personal belongings and room contents.

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 them 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.

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.

How do I pay my rent?

Your rent can be paid in a number of ways: They always recommend making your rent payments through your account page in their web portal. You may also make payment by bank transfer. Please contact your property team directly or request bank details here. Please note, you will never be asked to make a payment to any other bank account for any reason. They do not accept cash payments for any reason.

  • Online via by logging into your student account
  • At the property reception desk
  • By telephone to the property team
  • By bank transfer (please ensure you use your name and student ID as the payment reference). International bank transfers may incur a charge from your own bank, so please make sure you account for this amount.

Can I pay in installments?

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, 1 month 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?

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, 1 month 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.

What's included in my rent?

All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water are included in your rent. Unlimited Wi-fi* 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 their properties offer a Wi-fi connection at the stated level** 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. For information on the speed of your internet connection, please ask your Property Team for more information. *a one off connection fee may apply dependent on property. Please see your property page and your tenancy agreement for more information. ** the internet speed is the maximum stated speed available into the property.

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 (or Ireland if Aspen) 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 licence 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.

Do I need a guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a UK guarantor or an Irish Guarantor for Aspen.

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 charge and payable with the initial 2 week rent payment and this £50 admin fee will not be 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 I'm 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 management 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.

How do I book a viewing?

You can book a viewing using the online viewing tool or by contacting.

How do I cancel or re-arrange the viewing?

Please use the link on the viewing confirmation email or contact.

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 the 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.

What do I need to bring with me?

When you come to pick up your keys you need to bring some photographic ID. To find out what else you may need to bring check out.

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.

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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 options for student flats in Edinburgh. 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, or any other prestigious institution in the city, there's a comfortable and convenient place for you. The choicest student accommodation in Edinburgh boasts a range of amenities designed to suit students' needs, such as high-speed internet, communal study spaces, and often fitness centers, all designed to support both academic success and a balanced lifestyle.

Among the available options for Edinburgh student accommodation are properties close to the University of Edinburgh, the University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus), and Heriot-Watt University, providing a hassle-free daily commute. When considering where to live during your studies, student accommodation in Edinburgh 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, locatedin 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 Waverly, Edinburgh City Centre Newington, Potterrow, and Holyrood have become popular among students for their proximity to universities and their charming character. 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 among a long list of choices for student flats in Edinburgh 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 student accommodation in Edinburgh can be a crucial part of ensuring a memorable and fulfilling university experience. For students relocating to Edinburgh, off-campus housing offers 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 accommodation can often be more affordable, with a variety of options that fit different budgets. From ensuite rooms in student halls to private studio apartments, Edinburgh’s accommodation options cater to a range of preferences and needs. Below is a comprehensive list of top student accommodations in Edinburgh, each delivering its unique blend of comfort and convenience, well-suited for any student's requirements:

1. Westfield, Edinburgh
2. Silk Mill, Edinburgh
3. London Nest Straits Meadow Edinburgh
4. Edinburgh College Residence
5. Gorgie, Edinburgh
6. Sugarhouse Close
7. Yugo Arran House, Edinburgh

Cost of Living

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. Knowing the monthly expenses aids in better financial planning, ensuring students can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without unnecessary monetary stress. The cumulative monthly cost of living for a student in Edinburgh is typically around £1,000 to £1,500. Below is the break-up of all the expenses that might come your way:

1. Food & Groceries: £160 - £250

2. Transportation: £55 - $75

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

4. Clothing: £150 - £200

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

Student Travel Edinburgh

Transport and travelling are very convenient tasks for student accommodation in Edinburgh because of the city's well-connected transportation system. The town is famous for its travel services, including buses, trams, and rental bikes. 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.

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 for student accommodation in Edinburgh. Buying a Rida card allows unlimited trips on trams and buses. The tram network connects key places such as universities, shopping malls, and tourist attractions, giving students confidence and convenience of travel. A ticket for a single day will cost 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.

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. Edinburgh accommodation in Edinburgh is about 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. Cradled by hills and the North Sea, the city offers a blend of heritage and modernity, making it a must-visit destination. From the iconic Edinburgh Castle perched on an ancient volcano to the picturesque Royal Mile, there's an adventure at every corner. It's no wonder students seek Edinburgh student accommodation to immerse themselves fully in this remarkable city.
1. Edinburgh Castle

2. Royal Mile

3. Holyrood Palace

4. Arthur’s Seat

5. National Museum of Scotland

6. Scottish National Gallery

7. Princes Street Gardens

8. Calton Hill

9. Edinburgh Zoo

10. The Scotch Whisky Experience

Universities in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for its esteemed universities, each offering an exceptional academic experience amidst the city's historic and cultural backdrop.

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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