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 are also 35 self-contained studio apartments that can be rented separately, and once you hold an Unconditional Firm offer, via

Near University Gym
Common room
Courtyard space
Modernised Victorian building

Rooms & Prices

Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2021-2022 Standard Single Room En-suite £8,420.00

Standard en-suite room

Standard room with en-suite bathroom

Self-catered property

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

£8,420.00 lease cost
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Deaconess, 142-146, Pleasance, Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh Campuses

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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.