The Residence Hall contains 469 single en-suite bedrooms and 7 twin rooms. Built around a new concept of community, it sits at the heart of the largest postgraduate student campus in Edinburgh and in close proximity to the city centre. What makes it unique in the UK is the large communal kitchen providing space for over 400 residents at any time to cook, eat, meet and celebrate community over food, while enjoying individually allocated cupboard, fridge and freezer spaces. The main common room on the ground floor can also be enjoyed by residents who choose to come together to study or celebrate, while the dedicated study room, TV room and bookable dining room allow for even more flexibility. And there are 4 bookable music rooms equipped with a range of different instruments. 

Residence Hall detailed access guide

Holyrood North introduction video

Holyrood campus
Unique communal kitchen
Common rooms
Music rooms
Courtyard area
Cycle storage

Rooms & Prices

Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2019-2020 Large Twin Room En-suite £4587.00
2019-2020 Large Garden Twin En-suite £4893.00
2019-2020 Standard Single Room En-suite £7106.00
2019-2020 Standard Plus Single Room En-suite £7272.00


  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • En-suite study bedrooms
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • Residence common room with pool tables, table tennis and TV
  • Cycle storage
  • 4 music rooms
  • TV room
  • Study room
  • Private dining room

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


All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:

  • Standard single bed
  • Desk and study chair
  • Additional soft chair
  • Bookshelves
  • Wardrobe with drawers below
  • Fixed lights above bed and desk
  • Internet provision


Duvets, blankets, pillows, bed linen, mattress protectors and towels are not provided. You will, therefore, need to supply these items yourself.

Bedding packs, comprising of a sheet, duvet, duvet cover, pillow and pillowcase (does not include a mattress protector) 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.


Each bedroom in the Residence Hall has its own en-suite (private) shower room.

Common room

There is a main common room on the ground floor, equipped with a seating area, pool table, table tennis table and TV/DVD player. Plus there are additional common rooms and study areas on each floor of the building.

Cooking Facilities

This is self-catered accommodation and the Residence Hall kitchen is equipped with the following items:

  • Cooking equipment such as pots, pans, cooking trays, chopping boards and cooking utensils will be provided.
  • Small cutlery and crockery such as mugs, cups, bowls and plates will not be supplied.


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

Cleaning and housekeeping

Staff will visit your flat weekly and assist you in keeping common areas clean (kitchens, bathrooms, halls and stairs). 

We will visit en-suite shower rooms fortnightly to assist in cleaning these areas too. 

Residents should clear excess rubbish and remove all recycling to the designated areas,  they are also responsible for keeping their own bedrooms clean.

All utility bills are included.


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

University computing regulations

Before you arrive, please email: accom.allocations@ed.ac.uk


O'Shea North - Residence Hall, 9D Holyrood Road, 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):

6 min (0.3 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: http://lothianbuses.com/  The duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.