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Pollock Halls offers affordable campus accommodation in Edinburgh City whether you’re an independent travelLer or looking to accommodate large numbers of conference delegates or groups.

Located at the foot of the royal Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat and a short walk to all the main tourist attractions, the Pollock Halls campus offers bed and breakfast accommodation during the University of Edinburgh’s summer vacation from the end of May to the beginning of September.

Each room on the campus features a telephone, free Wi-Fi, in-room tea/coffee and shared laundry and pantry facilities. Some rooms also offer a TV and a safe deposit box. All linen and towels are provided, daily room servicing available.

In the mornings, an extensive breakfast is offered in the self-service restaurant at John McIntyre Conference Centre. We can also offer additional meal options such as lunch and dinner. This is just 5 minutes’ walk from the rooms. Further local amenities include an ATM, a general shop, and a dedicated 24-hour reception centre. The limited free parking is available on a first come, first served basis only.

Perfect for

Residential conferences
Large groups
Leisure travellers
Budget breaks
Short breaks
Edinburgh Festival
Pollock Halls Accommodation
Holland House
The Residences
Chancellor's Court and John Burnett

En-suite 3* and standard 2* options perfect for budget festival accommodation or conferences with strict budgets

Very reasonable rates are available for our simple single rooms in The Residences with shared bathroom facilities, making them an excellent choice if you have a strict conference budget or need to accommodate a large number of guests. In total, 800 single rooms are available across five houses.

The recently refurbished two-storey Holland House offers 345 single bedrooms, all of which have en-suite facilities. Please let us know when making your booking if any of your guests require disabled access, as Holland House has no lift.

Chancellor’s Court offers 524 modern rooms in the centre of the campus. Each single, double and twin en-suite rooms have a Freeview TV, telephone, free wireless internet access, tea/coffee-making facilities and laundry facilities. Chancellor’s Court is a popular choice among conference-goers.

John Burnett is made up of 74 single en-suite bedrooms and 28 en-suite twin bedrooms which have free wireless internet access, tea/coffee-making facilities and laundry facilities.

We also offer free parking and 18 free electric vehicle recharging points with a Charge Places Scotland card (if you do not have one we can lend you one).

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