Beaverbank Place Information
|Telephone||0330 127 2169|
|Price from||£172.00 per week (subject to availability)|
|Features||Close to local amenities, 100Mbps WiFi, common room, car parking available, 24 hours security, on-site laundry and free shuttle bus to to University of Edinburgh|
|Top tip||Book with just £50 deposit. Visit website for more details.|
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Beaverbank is a great place to live! I would say it's specially great if it's your first year at uni. The staff are lovely and always nice and helpful. Some people say it's a bit far away from uni, which it is, but there's a shuttle bus every weekday, and if you like walking, it's a nice walk in the mornings. There's also other public transport just around the corner. The area itself is great, with a nice pub around the corner, and nice cafés and restaurants down towards the sea. There is a Lidl right around the corner as well as a Tesco which keeps open until 10pm so it's almost always possible to pop out and get a snack:) I all in all had a great year living at Beaverbank. The area is nice and so are the people and flats. Would definitely recommend living here:) And enjoy the walks in the mornings:)
In terms of rooms, cleanliness and management these halls are wonderful, and I ended up meeting my best friend here. However, when the university websit tells you it is within walking distance of campus they are straight up lying. Be prepared to either walk up hill for a solid 45 mins whilst running late for a lecture or spend your precious student loan on the (very very reasonably price) bus service. Ultimately I cannot fault the accommodation, but I can fault the uni for continuing to tell students it's a ten minute walk from campus
Beaverbank was the nicest place I stayed in in the 4 years of my student life. The staff is lovely and helpful at all times. They made my stay and the move out process as easy as possible. I really liked the location- I had so many great walks, the Botanic Gardens are a great place to visit, but Beaverbank is also reasonably close to Deans Village and other places you can spend time in. Beaverbank is a bit further from the University than some other locations but there are free shuttle buses and public buses that go to uni. I personally really enjoyed walking to classes, it gave me an opportunity to relax a bit before lectures and kept me motivated to get some light exercise regularly. A little downsides are: laundry machines are a bit pricey and there is no cleaning service (didn't bother me personally, I have no problem cleaning my room and it's really not that difficult to set a rota with your flatmates to clean the kitchen. Overall, I really nice place to stay
Really great place to stay, staff are great and extremely helpful in all situations and problems you encounter. Living space is comfortable and access around the building is easy too, overall it was a good decision to choose to stay here.
The staff are lovely. The flats themselves are clean, the rooms are a decent size, comfy beds and en-suite bathrooms are an amazing utility. Location slightly further than university than preferred but worth it for the rooms and amazing staff. Can’t recommend highly enough.
I have stayed here for 2 years and I am very happy with it. The staff are very friendly and don't hesitate to help with any issues you have. The carpark is a great bonus for moving in and out. The only issue I have is the distance for uni, however there are shuttle busses that drive to the different campuses. It is located near two supermarkets and the botanic gardens which is nice for taking a break from studying.
I had a nice stay at Beaverbank, whereby I rebooked for another year as it just felt right. The staff are lovely, I really enjoyed the short walk to stores and botanical gardens. The people staying at Beaverbank are also lovely, and I had a great experience. However, I do think it needs more social events and would be great to see improvements to the flats (maybe include televisions and music systems?)
Covid-19: I don’t stay here at this moment. But I was offered summer Accomodation from a friend that works at Beaverbank. I have not accepted, but i would not hesitate to stay here.
All in all, I had a good experience living here. Everyone who works here is pleasant, helpful and responsive. The flats themselves are pretty good -- enough storage space, a fully functioning bathroom, the kitchen's spacious. The mattress isn't the comfiest but there you go. I became really close with my flatmates so I can't complain at all about the social experience and I didn't use the common room much. The laundry facilities are through Circuit Laundry which is pricey and the setup is finicky but it's convenient. Many people complain about Beaverbank being far from the uni but I really love the area. It's far enough from the city centre so as it's quiet but it's still in the city so all the necessities and amenities are within walking distance. There are lots of lovely places to explore nearby like the Botanic Gardens and the Water of Leith Walkway. Also, being a bit of a walk from the uni isn't too bad as there's a shuttle to and from, Monday to Friday.
Covid-19: They were extremely helpful and supportive! Honestly, they went above and beyond. They made me feel secure during a very unstable time and helped me with things even after I had left. Again, the Beaverbank staff is great :)
This is the worst place you could stay at. It is expensive for what it is, extremely isolated and there is no professional cleaning, you have to do it all yourself. On top of that the room is so small you will be clostrophobic.
This place is a big concrete block, so noise travels so easily. I am on the third floor and is someone is talking on the pavement outside the building, they might as well be in my room having a conversation. My neighbors are very noisy, so it gets incredibly annoying. The place was dirty when I got here, I have cleaned it since, but I think a lot of it is just wear and tear. The people in the reception are nice and respond relatively quickly. The street itself it boring, but there are two large convenience stores close by and it is only a 30-40 minute to the city center. There are buses running quite often. It is quite expensive considering the price, but it seems to be generally expensive to live in Edinburgh, so I can't complain too much.
Been here just over a month it's crap social aspect is rubbish there's no cleaning it's too far away and none of the people I've spoken to actually had Beaverbank down on their choices, everyone was just put here. A lot of people have transferred to other accommodation and I'd like to join them, don't come here!
All boys 27 minute walk to lectures & buses are always packed Decent sized rooms with good wardrobe space Decent storage space Okay social life Manageable food + small kitchens Shared bathrooms. Good facilities; gym, library, common room, chapel
It's just so far out, much more expensive than average and that doesn't include a bus pass! No cleaners in flats - just monthly ridiculously overzealous inspections. It's nicely designed and easy to clean, however, and the social side is good.
To an outsider, Beaverbank looks great. It's a very new build, every room is en-suite with a double bed and there is twenty four hour security. However, it's a TREK. It's roughly a thirty-five minute walk uphill to get to the main campus uni (and that's on a good day). This means that the accommodation is very isolated in terms of students who live near by - and Beaverbank becomes clique-y to say the least. The staff are lovely, and will do all they can to help but there is no free cleaning service at Beaverbank, and if you live in a flat where not everyone gets along then the monthly kitchen inspections can take their toll. The rent is also sky-high at £660 a month this year (14/15), despite the less than ideal location. The common room promises so much and delivers so little: there is only space for about 10 people, and the "full sky tv" package actually lacks movies and some freeview TV channels. Beaverbank looks nice, but is definitely not the ideal fresher halls.