Riego Street has 269 single study bedrooms, in 4 or 5 bedroom flats with shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom facilities providing a focal point for each. Near to Edinburgh College of Art and a short walk to George Square and the University’s central area, Riego Street is in an excellent location in Tollcross, close to many shops, restaurants and cafes and with easy access to amenities in Castle Terrace, the Grassmarket, Princes Street and Fountainbridge.


Walking Distances*

Bus Distances**

Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

15 min (0.7mi)

With walk 0.7 mi

35 and 47

Kings Buildings (University Campus)

43 min (2.2 mi)

With walk (2 mi)


Easter Bush (University Campus)


with walk 27 min (7 mi)

15, X15, 37, 47, 101 and 102

University Gym 

19 min (1 mi)

with walk 13 mi (1 mi)

 47, 2, 35, 45

Princes Street (shopping)

15 min (0.8 mi)

15 min (0.6mi)

23, 27

Waverley Train Station

22 min (1.1 mi)

15 min (1.1 mi)

20,21,22,27,28,35 and 38 

Edinburgh Castle

13 min (0.6 mi)

15 min (0.6mi)

23, 27

Closest Supermarket (Tesco Express):

2 min (0.1 mi)



Closest Large Supermarket (Sainsburys, Westfield Road):

34 min (1.8 mi)

With walk 18 min (1.8 mi)


1, 2, 22 and 30

 *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.




All study bedrooms are carpeted and equipped with the following items: 

  • Single bed
  • Small chest of drawers
  • Desk and study chair
  • Set of bookshelves
  • Fitted wardrobe
  • Bedside lamp
  • Sink

Duvets, blankets, pillows, 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 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.

Communal facilities and services


You will share shower and WC with your flatmates.

Four-bedroom flats share one shower room (comprising a shower cubicle, sink and WC).

Five- bedroom flats share two shower rooms (comprising shower cubicle, sink and WC)

Cooking facilities

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

  • Four-ring electric cooker with oven and grill
  • Microwave
  • Set of three saucepans, frying pan and chopping board
  • Washing machine
  • Kettle
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Basin
  • Dish drainer and pail
  • Sweeping brush, mop and shovel
  • Ironing board (no iron)
  • Crockery and cutlery are not provided in any of the flats.
  • There are no dryers in the flats but communal dryers are available on site
Cleaning and housekeeping

In all flats, common areas within the flats (kitchens, bathrooms, halls and stairs) are cleaned at least once a week.

It is your own responsibility to keep your bedroom clean.

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.


Provided by Cover4Students


High speed wireless internet is available throughout the property. 


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

Contact us

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

After you arrive please email: Riego-Street@ed.ac.uk

Riego Street
Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2018-2019 Standard Single Room Shared £4969.00
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