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Choose from a wide range of options

We at Basil Paterson College are passionate about making your stay in Edinburgh as enjoyable as possible. For this reason, the school has a dedicated Accommodation department, whose job it is to find you safe and comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the city centre. Whether you decide to stay with a local host family, in an apartment, or in a hotel or guesthouse, we are happy to help you find the best option and to help deal with reservations.



   Homestay Accommodation


  • Practice your English with friendly and welcoming hosts
  • Guaranteed a room all to yourself
  • No two students of the same mother tongue in one  home
 • Wide variety of families available, incl. self-catering and  executive

   • All families located close to a major bus route

   • Families all within the Edinburgh city boundaries

   • Daily meals available with half-board and B&B options

   • Checked regularly to ensure they are of a high standard




 University Residence (July/Aug only)


 • Perfect for those looking for more independence

 • Located close to a number of major bus routes

 (20 mins to College)

 • Close to all the major Edinburgh Festival venues

 • Meet lots of students from around the world

 • All students guaranteed a single room to themselves

 • Daily meals available with half-board and B&B options

 • Cleaned regularly, with a manned reception 24 hours per day

 • Places fill up quickly, especially during August, so book early!




   Private Apartments 


   • Ultimate independence - cook your own meals
   • All flats with a private bathroom and kitchen
   • Studio and 1-2 bedroom apartments available
   • Centrally located

   • Very close to major Edinburgh Festival venues

   • Modern and light apartments, cleaned regularly

   • Prices subject to availability - contact us for a quote

   • Limited availability - book early to avoid disappointment!




Canal Point (July/August only)


 • All rooms with private shower room

 • 15 minutes walk from city center and Basil Paterson

 • Shared kitchen and living room

 • Internet available

 • All flats are serviced on a weekly basis

 • 24 hour check in available

 • Terms and Conditions apply - see full details here



  Hotels and Guesthouses


 • Huge range of options available to suit all budgets

 • Basil Paterson is close to a large number of hotels

 • The College receives business rates for some guesthouses

• Accommodation Officer can check availability (except summer)

 • Popular with Business and Corporate clients

 • E-mail us for a list of the various options

 • Full Scottish breakfasts available!





2017 Fees


£192 Half-board

£312 Half-board private bathroom

*Half board includes breakfast and dinner.

University Residence (Summer only)


£450 Standard Bed & Breakfast

£465.25 Standard Half-board

Canal Point (Summer only)

£240 Standard self catering

Please note:


  • Prices are per person per week
  • Half-board includes breakfast and dinner everyday (not lunch).
  • All accommodation is booked from Sunday before course to Saturday after it finishes
  • 1 week = 6 days accommodation

Contact details


For information on accommodation, or to become a host, please contact:


Accommodation Department

Basil Paterson College

66 Queen Street

Edinburgh   EH2 4NA


T. +44 (0) 131 225 3802

F. +44 (0) 131 226 6701