Deaconess comprises the refurbishment of the original Victorian Deaconess Hospital and the new build of three blocks arranged around a central courtyard to provide a mix of cluster and studio rooms. Situated close to the heart of the city centre, Deaconess is an ideal location for those studying at the central campus. Deaconess has 280 single, en-suite bedrooms with each flat containing three, five or six bedrooms. There is also 35 self-contained studio apartments.


Walking Distances*

Bus Distances**

Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

10 min (0.6mi)



Kings Buildings (University Campus)

38 min (1.9 mi)

30 min (1.9 mi)

7,31,37,47,62A,N37, X37

Easter Bush (University Campus)


60 min (7 mi)

37, 47, 62, N37, X37,

University Gym 

1 min (0.1 mi)



Princes Street (shopping)

19 min (0.9 mi)

24 min (0.9 mi)

29, 37, N37, 41, 42

Waverley Train Station

14 min (0.7 mi)

17 min (0.7 mi)

3, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, N37, X37

Edinburgh Castle

19 min (0.9 mi)



Closest Supermarket (Tesco Metro):

3 min (0.2 mi)



Closest Large Supermarket (Sainsburys, Cameron Toll):


23 min (1.7 mi)

3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, 47, 49

 *Duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.

**Bus services are provided by Lothian buses and are subject to change. Visit their website for more info: The duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.

  • Self catered property
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • Cycle storage
  • Common room


All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:

  • Single bed
  • Desk with drawer and study chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Shelving/ storage at desk
  • Full height mirror
  • Bin
  • Pinboard
  • Internet provision, hard wired and wireless provision


Bedding, bedlinen and towels are not provided in University flats. You will, therefore, need to supply these items yourself (such as a duvet, duvet cover, pillows, pillowcases, blankets, sheets and towels).

Bedding packs, comprising of a duvet and a pillow, can be purchased from the University (at an additional cost) using the order form link in your offer details. However, these packs are only available to students at beginning of lease. 


All rooms are en-suite and have a private shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Communal facilities and services

Common room

There is a common room in building 142, accessible by all students, this is equipped with seating areas, games table and TV/DVD player.

Cooking Facilities

This is self-catered accommodation and kitchens are equipped with the following items:

  • Four-ring electric hob and oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Breakfast bar and stools
  • Sofa/s and coffee table
  • 40" flat screen TV
  • Sweeping brush, mop and shovel
  • Ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Crockery and cutlery are not provided


Students have access to coin-operated laundry facilities on-site.

Cleaning and housekeeping

In all flats common areas within the flats (kitchens, halls and stairs) are cleaned at least once a week.  Cleaners will attend to clean your ensuite once every fortnight.

It is your own responsibility to keep your bedroom clean and between cleaning days it is the joint responsibility of all tenants to keep the kitchen/living area clean and tidy.

Please note that all of our accommodation is non-smoking, this includes e-cigarettes.


All utility bills included  - there is an average allowance of electricity but overuse can result in additional charges.


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High speed wireless internet is available throughout the property and each bedroom has a data outlet for a wired connection. 


Use of internet services is subject to the University of Edinburgh computing regulations and those of the service provider for the property:

University computing regulations

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Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2018-2019 Standard Single Room En-suite £7601.00
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