StudentCrowd-RGB-LongCreated with Sketch. Helping students make decisions SEARCH SIGN IN Write a Review

Needs 2 more reviews to get ranked

Needs 2 more reviews to get ranked

How do you rate Blackfriars Street?

credit: http://www.accom.ed.ac.uk/Images.ashx?i=/propertyfiles/5/DSC_0681.jpg&h=400
 image credit  |   report abuse
http://www.accom.ed.ac.uk/Images.ashx?i=/propertyfiles/5/DSC_0681.jpg&h=400

Most helpful review

Every positive aspect is offset by the noise under the accommodation (50 bar). The bar manager surely has bad taste in music and constantly playing their obnoxious and loud music in the outdoors area where 90% of the songs in the playlist is garbage. Moreover, even if you try to ask them to turn down the music, they will still do it. Moreover, there is noise even during 3 AM in morning, so expect no sleep here. There is only one way to solve this: report to the council or/and call the police about the loud noises. I have tried it and it worked. The problem is that the property manager does not care about the students living in here rather than the profits. Therefore, it is up to the students living here to remind them or they would not care even a little bit about the students’ well-being in here.

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
By member569102
On 21st May 22
verified Verified student

University of Edinburgh Hall Rankings


College Wynd #39
Ratcliffe Terrace #40
Blackwood Crescent/Causewayside #41
New Arthur Place #42
Blackfriars Street #43
Sciennes #44
Kitchener House #45
Warrender Park Road #46
Turner House #47
Student Castle Edinburgh #48

See full league table...

All Student Accommodation in Edinburgh


Accommodation in Edinburgh


Most helpful review

Every positive aspect is offset by the noise under the accommodation (50 bar). The bar manager surely has bad taste in music and constantly playing their obnoxious and loud music in the outdoors area where 90% of the songs in the playlist is garbage. Moreover, even if you try to ask them to turn down the music, they will still do it. Moreover, there is noise even during 3 AM in morning, so expect no sleep here. There is only one way to solve this: report to the council or/and call the police about the loud noises. I have tried it and it worked. The problem is that the property manager does not care about the students living in here rather than the profits. Therefore, it is up to the students living here to remind them or they would not care even a little bit about the students’ well-being in here.

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
By member569102
On 21st May 22
verified Verified student

Applying to Blackfriars Street

Covid-19 Response

TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning.
OPEN DAYS:
On-campus open day on 1st, 8th & 29th Oct.
TEACHING NOTES:
You will receive a mix of digital and in-person teaching, though the exact balance will depend on your School’s arrangements and their ability to hold in-person teaching. Large group teaching, such as lectures, will continue to be delivered digitally. Everyone on campus will continue to wear a face-covering in indoor spaces.
This is the latest available data taken from the ed.ac.uk website on 27th July 2022. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

Accommodation Sponsored

has rooms available to book near University of Edinburgh.


Q&A


Q
Can you please provide us with a list of what is supplied to students [our son will be staying this next academic year ]We live some 250 miles away and are keen to bring with us what he needs and little more
By member1333511 On 20th August 18
Q
Do you have photos of the ensuite bathrooms please. And also the common room. And what lies behind the poor rating for social life? Thanks
By member1331467 On 27th April 18
Q

Ask a new question about Blackfriars Street

Step 1 of 2
Let us know who's asking...
Step 2 of 2
* We'll create your StudentCrowd account and email you when we have responses to your question.


Already a member?
Click here to login and finish submitting your question.
Login to your account
Step 2 of 2


Don't have an account?
Click here to create one!
Thanks! Your question has been received.
We'll contact you via email to let you know when your question receives replies.

Read Blackfriars Street Reviews


Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member569102 On 21st May 22 verified Verified student

Every positive aspect is offset by the noise under the accommodation (50 bar). The bar manager surely has bad taste in music and constantly playing their obnoxious and loud music in the outdoors area where 90% of the songs in the playlist is garbage. Moreover, even if you try to ask them to turn down the music, they will still do it. Moreover, there is noise even during 3 AM in morning, so expect no sleep here. There is only one way to solve this: report to the council or/and call the police about the loud noises. I have tried it and it worked. The problem is that the property manager does not care about the students living in here rather than the profits. Therefore, it is up to the students living here to remind them or they would not care even a little bit about the students’ well-being in here.

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

Student Review: 4 /5
By joey234 On 17th January 19

Overall not a bad experience.

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

Student Review: 4 /5
By joey234 On 17th January 19

Overall not a bad experience.

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

Student Review: 1 /5
By joey234 On 18th December 18

This place has some nice features, but all of them cease to have any value because of this one massive drawback: No sleep. Cowgate is the WORST place to live in edinburgh, by far. Freshers? No sleep. Lectures? No sleep. Exams? You guessed it, no sleep. Lots of noise comming in from the drunkards wandering the street and the "convenient" bar features bad live gigs weekly. It doesn't help that the noise isolation is non-existant and the doors are literally impossible to close quietly. The closing mechanism slams the door shut every time so whenever your flatmate decides to leave their room/go to the kithen you will get woken up. The window might as well be open with how much noise it lets in. Also my neighbors upstairs are often jumping and stomping around so hard that my laptop and bed are shaking. That, seriously overpriced laundry, constant ear-piercing fire alarms, mainenence issues with door keys (cant access kitchen and late to lectures) make this place a no-go.

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

Student Review: 3.4 /5
By Loke On 22nd March 18

Cheap and very central, but I didn't enjoy my flatmates, and I have many friends who had the same experience as me.

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member726491 On 14th May 17

I enjoyed my time here, it's really plush and great value for money. Socially it's a bit crap, you definitely need to make friends outside to have a good year

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1123096 On 9th July 16

Location is very good and is very close to both uni, city centre and supermarkets. Common room is a bit small but bedrooms are great sizes

Value for money
Location
Property management
Cleaning
Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

Considering Blackfriars Street?

We love helping people make the best decisions about University life.
We love helping people make the best decisions about University life.

Looking for Student Accommodation in UK?

Explore from 500,000+ rooms on UniAcco, an award-winning Cross-Border student housing provider.

Keep reading...

Join StudentCrowd for Unlimited Access, to Write Reviews and Help Students.

We'll send you an email so that you can verify your free account.

By joining you agree to our T's and C's. We're committed to protecting your privacy.
Thanks for the feedback!
StudentCrowd is free to use, but in order to report, vote, and leave reviews, you need to create a free account.