how to find a flat: part 4

This is the last entry of the “how to find a flat” series. To help you in your search, I have compiled a list of helpful sites. Most of the sites are catered to flat hunters in Edinburgh, but still may be useful for others  just getting started.

Apartment Listings

Studentpad This website is geared exclusively to students. Most of my classmates found their accommodations through this site.

Gumtree The British version of Craigslist, featuring everything from personal ads to housing. Andrew and I found our flat through this site.

S1 Rental This site is supposed to be one of the best property rental sites in Scotland. It’s fairly well designed and user-friendly.

University Accommodations

University of Edinburgh Accommodation Services Always a good back-up since almost all international students are guaranteed university housing.


The City Council of Edinburgh They have helpful information on what to look for in a flat

Student Flat Finder Very cool site run by students in Edinburgh. Love it and wish I had known about it when I was looking for housing.

Flat Hunting A very helpful leaflet made by the Edinburgh University Students’ Association.


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