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Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

Liberec, Czech...
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Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

Hi! I would like to stay with a friend in Edinburgh this August for a few days. We are two girls travelling so for safety reasons we would like to shared rooms in hostels. What would be the cheapest alternative to hostels though? Some concrete bed and breakfast? I also looked at the Destiny student accommodation, they seem to have plenty of houses in the city, could you recommend them or which one of them is the best? Thank you so much for your time and any advice in advance! :)

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Bingley, United...
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1. Re: Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

Try the "official" student accommodation website

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London, United...
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2. Re: Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

In August you will have to take what you can get because of the festivals.

Scotland
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3. Re: Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

If you want cheap accommodation in Edinburgh you'll struggle in August. It's the most expensive time of year. If you're not coming for the festivals could you come at another time? Or visit another part of Scotland? Glasgow will be a little less expensive

Edited: 10 June 2018, 17:27
Liberec, Czech...
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4. Re: Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

Thank you for all the advices! We are not going for the festivals but for the city itself. We will be working in the UK during July and would like to take advantage of being on the island so another time for the visit isn´t really an option for this year at least. I was thinking of spending a few days in Glasgow but would really love to go to Edinburgh as well. Thanks again for helping anyway :-)

United Kingdom
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5. Re: Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

Getting to Edinburgh from Glasgow is easy by either bus or train so don’t rule out staying in Glasgow if it works out significantly cheaper.

Gloucester, United...
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6. Re: Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

I was thinking the same as alanwesten. The saving on accommodation prices for Glasgow compared to Edinburgh in August will probably cover train costs between the two.

Liberec, Czech...
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7. Re: Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

I see. Do you have a tip about some concrete place in Glasgow then? :-)

United Kingdom
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8. Re: Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

There is lots, and lots, of student accommodation in Glasgow which may be available so have a look at the universities’s (plural) websites.

Aberdeen, Scotland
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9. Re: Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

You’ll find options in either city with a bit of googling. You can check reviews on hostelbooking we Sites to help you decide - below to get you started.

It not clear in your original post whether you want to stay in a dorm or not, and I’d love to know what you mean by “concrete” - a concrete building....or concrete as in “concrete evidence?!”

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www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/summer-accommodation/

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Edinburgh, United...
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10. Re: Cheap accommodation in Edinburgh

Going back to Destiny, one of their properties is in the Cowgate and is therefore likely to be the noisiest in the evenings, due to pubs, hen and stag parties and lots of Fringe shows. I'd recommend you look at the SYHA Hostel also in Haddington Place, if you want max 'reputation'. I know they have dorms as well as small rooms, but they may be busy in August.

Edinburgh has good buses so don't worry too much about being in the city centre.

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