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Kincaid's 4 life. The beds are larger than singles (!! very exciting), the rooms are a decent size and if you live in a 12 person flat then the living room/kitchen is big and so very social. Also worth mentioning that the bathrooms have been recently done up so they are very nice and shiny, much better than I expected! We do have a few mice but if you embrace them as your friends then they won't hurt :). Best location for uni as you can leave the flat at 9:53 and still make it for a 10am. (!) Also near Hive (what more could you want). If you want a social, (kind of) loud halls then I would recommend Kincaid's.
Decent accommodation, bedrooms good, shared facilities okay, excellent location for university sites and shopping, immediately next to most night life, common room area fairly small but okay. However it is LOUD as many rooms are either facing the courtyard (which gets noisy as many people sit there) or streets with clubs and bars on which gets very rowdy at night. But overall good accommodation, nothing fancy but in a great location (particularly for freshers)
Kinciad's Court is an extremely sociable, friendly student accommodation. If you love a good flat party this is the place for you! My favourite thing about Kincaid's is the location - it's so close to everything at the university and unlike some other accommodation does not require a 30/40 min walk to get everywhere.
In comparison to other halls, you pay for what you get. Facilities are basic in the kitchen/living area, and rooms are what you would expect. Location wise, Kincaid's is fantastic. It is right on the Cowgate, which hosts numerous clubs (Cab Vol, Hive, Bongo) and bars (Three sisters, Sneaky Pete's, the Tron): ideal for a true fresher's experience. For those of you who will be using trains, it's a max. 10 minute walk from Waverley. In terms of shops, there's a Tesco Express 2 mins away on North Bridge St. Further down the road, there is a bigger Tesco Metro, and a Lidl. Plenty of places to eat on this road as well, from little cafes to KFC to the infamous Mosque Kitchen. The george square/bristo square campus is 5 mins walk. The gym is also a 5 minute walk along the Cowgate. So, to sum up, the location is the best aspect of these halls. Common room had table tennis and fooseball. I was in block 4, which was a 12 person flat. So, socially, it was great too!