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Gap student accommodation during festival

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Gap student accommodation during festival

Can anyone please suggest suitable accommodation for an eighteen year old male gap student hoping to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. He will be travelling solo and hopes to meet other students with similar interest. Do any of the university colleges or schools offer this sort of accommodation. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Gap student accommodation during festival

Hi. Festival time is peak season. There is accommodation in university halls - Pollock halls via University of Edinburgh, but it is obviously not occupied by students in August, it is used by savvy fringe goers. I imagine most gappers on limited budgets will opt to stay in hostel or backpacker accommodation. There are lots of hostels around the city centre. Smart city hostel gets a food write up. Book ASAP or you will miss out any deals.

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2. Re: Gap student accommodation during festival

Ps - it is festival fringe, not fringe festival, for pedants.

Edited: 7:35 am, May 23, 2013
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3. Re: Gap student accommodation during festival

There are many commercial hostels in the centre of town, and The Scottish Youth Hostels Association take over a block of student accommodation in the Summer, as SYHA Metro.

Other university-owned locations such as Pollock Halls are regularly rented out as summer accommodation, usually sublet rather than rented directly.

Sadly you are leaving it late if looking for bargains.

There are a couple of boarding schools - I don;t know about what Fettes or Merchiston might be doing, but they'd probably consider letting directly to visitors to be risky. But you have a couple of names to look up and contact.

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4. Re: Gap student accommodation during festival

Thanks you Abs 140, I am very glad to be corrected on this...

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5. Re: Gap student accommodation during festival

Thank you both for your advice. Will look into these options.

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