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Canal Point

Edinburgh Student Accommodation

Canal Point is one of our three locations in Edinburgh. It’s our flagship residence and it’s in a really convenient location, about a mile southwest of the city centre, so it puts you within easy reach of everything.

Close to All the Fun

The following landmarks will be just 15 minutes (or less!) from your door:

  • The University of Edinburgh – super-handy if this is where you’re studying
  • The Meadows – one of the city’s glorious parks, good for jogging, strolling, and general chilling
  • Edinburgh Castle – a must-see at least once!
  • Princes Street – which is the city’s shopping hub
  • Cameo Cinema for arthouse films, and the Odeon Cinema for blockbusters
  • The National Museum of Scotland – with natural history exhibits and loads of other ancient stuff

And then there are loads of inexpensive bars and eateries in the vicinity for you to spend your evenings (look at our Edinburgh student’s guide for more info on this). And don’t forget: anywhere else you might want to go in the city is only a bus ride away.

Edinburgh is well-equipped for student life, so you’ll get settled in no time at all, and there’ll always be something to do in your spare time.

Your New Home in the Scottish Capital

Now it’s time to choose which type of room you’d like. The main choice to make is whether you want an en-suite room in a shared apartment, or a studio all to yourself.

All rooms come fully furnished, ready for you to move straight in. If you’re in an apartment you’ll share a TV and kitchen with your flatmates, whereas if you’re in a studio you’ll have your own. You can still do plenty of socialising if you go for a studio, because there’s a cosy common room downstairs that’s open to everyone, of course.

Anyway, here’s what your rent will cover:

  • All your water, gas and electricity
  • Your heating – which is unlimited, and therefore a real winner in a coastal area like Edinburgh
  • High-speed broadband and Wi-Fi
  • Access to the on-site laundry room – you’ll be thankful for this
  • Maintenance service – we’ll fix anything quickly
  • 24-hour security service
  • Post and parcel service

Want to Come and View Our Rooms?

Have a look through the photo gallery and the 360° tour at the top of the page – they’ll give you a pretty good idea of what life at Canal Point will be like.

That said, we’d love to meet you so why not pop in and take a proper look around. In fact, we encourage you to do so – we’ll give you a guided tour and even a cuppa if you’re lucky! Arrange a viewing for whenever suits you. If you’ve any questions in the meantime, just give us a shout via email and we’ll get back to you quickly.

Rooms & Price

Room types and prices to match your needs.

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Room Type Description Contract Length 2019/2020 rents Book Now
Classic En-suite Our award-winning en-suite rooms benefit from loads of storage space, a small double bed and well equipped lounge/kitchens. A good size, with modern bathrooms to match! Not to mention the common room and study zone you will also have access to. 43 Weeks
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Premium En-suite Our premium en-suites are the most popular rooms around, with spacious lounge/kitchens and having all bills included, you really can’t get much better. Traditionally, a little more spacious than our Standard En-suites, with all the same stylish features! 43 Weeks
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£165 pw
Deluxe En-suite* The crème de la crème of student accommodation. Whether you are after a larger room or some fantastic views across the city or both, these rooms will make you the envy of all your friends. 43 Weeks
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£170 pw
Premium Studio Live a life of luxury in your very own premium studio, located on one of the top two floors with fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle! Fancy! 43 Weeks
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£250 pw
Dual Occupancy
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£275 pw
Deluxe Studio Live the high life with our largest studios, also located on the 5th and 6th floor with fantastic views! Containing all the same features just more space to stretch your legs! 43 Weeks
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What's included?

Want to know exactly what you're getting for your money? You're a smart cookie. We've got all the details below.


Warm yourself to your heart’s delight with your own individual heater.


Every room has its own deluxe en-suite bathroom with a large shower cubicle.


Studios and shared kitchens include a modern fitted kitchen complete with combi oven, hob and fridge-freezer.


Every studio and shared kitchen in our Edinburgh residence comes with its own flatscreen TV.

Internet, WiFi and IPTV

High-speed, 100Mb broadband wired and/or WiFi and IPTV come as standard.

Common Areas

As one of our newest properties, Canal Point comes complete with a cinema style common room, and bookable study room for you and your new pals to enjoy any time of day.


The site, flats and rooms are all protected by fob lock entry.


Feel secure in our Edinburgh accommodation with 24 hour CCTV security.

All Bills

No need to fret about responsibilities like paying your bills on time with us, just sit back, relax, study hard and we’ll take care of your water, gas and electricity bills.


If things break or go wrong in our buildings, we'll fix them quickly and cheerfully.


All rooms are furnished with small double beds and spacious desks.

Post Service

Your letters and parcels are in safe hands at our Edinburgh student accommodation as our staff are happy to take delivery of your parcels and signed-for items.


There are laundry facilities on-site as and when you need them.


There are internal courtyard areas for you and your friends to enjoy the sunshine in.

Bike Storage

Safely store your bike in Canal Point’s on site secure bike storage.

24 hour staff

One of our wonderful team members is always available day or night, so you know there’s help at hand.

View Documents For This Residence


  • CES Edinburgh has worked with the Student Housing Company for three years, providing accommodation at Canal Point residences for our international students of English on both a short and long-stay basis.  We’ve always had great feedback from our students and the popularity of the residences has grown from year-to-year.  Facilities are great and I cannot say a bad word about the company; both the on-site and off-site teams have always been fantastic to work with, with 24-hour support.  I definitely recommend them as a partner!
    CES Edinburgh
  • I just wanted to thank you and your colleagues for making the moving in process so easy on Saturday. You were all so well organised and the use of the trolley for the luggage was great. Our daughter has settled in really well and the flats are so nice and everything was spotlessly clean. People nowadays are very quick to complain about things so I just wanted to drop you a quick message to praise you and the team. It makes it so much easier leaving your child knowing they are in safe hands. Thanks, Jill

Our story

We are The Student Housing Company and we're the definition of hassle free living! Our rents are inclusive of all bills and you'll get up to 100MB WiFi. We also make 5 promises to you which we think reflect the quality of our accommodation and award-winning service.

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Want to find out more?

Like the look of Canal Point and fancy living here? We certainly hope so! We are now open for bookings for September 2019/20. If you have any questions, fill in your details below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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