Set in the vibrant West End of Edinburgh, Nido Student Haymarket is just minutes walk from the city centre and only a stone’s throw from plenty of bars, shops and cafes. Named after its proximity to Haymarket Train Station, every year our 168 students from the UK and other countries around the globe call Nido Haymarket their home. Why should this be your home too? Some of the perks you’ll enjoy are 24-hour security, super fast wifi, large social spaces and a year-round events programme that we create for you to make sure you’ll always remember your student days!
As a Nido Student Haymarket resident life can be made easier and more fun with a large common space, garden area for those sunny days, on-site laundry facilities, bike storage plus a brand-new gym, reception and social space. We keep you connected with 100Mbps wifi and if you’ve got some friends over – connect up to not only 10 devices at a time. Need a boost to keep up with your internet browsing? Drop our team a line and they’ll let you know how you can upgrade your internet.
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Nido Haymarket is situated in the West End of Edinburgh. Why not check out some boutique shops, go out for a night to remember in the local bars, and eat something that’s not from a packet in the restaurants and cafes in the area? This vibrant city is the definition of quirky when it comes to shopping, lose yourself in endless vintage shops and earn the title of the best dressed. Let’s not forget that a short walk away from your new home, you’ll find a wealth of history, parks and culture in Edinburgh’s city centre – so much to explore you’ll never want to leave.
Navigate through some of our recommendations below to find your favourite hang-out spots.
Enjoy casual Scottish dining in this stylish 2-floor bistro. The Cellar Door restaurant is often referred to as a 'hidden gem' and is located downstairs from George IV Bridge in Edinburgh's Old Town.
44-46 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh - EH1 1EJThe Cellar Door website
The Petit Paris is a cosy French bistro in the heart of Edinburgh. This rustic dining room is happily affordable and offers outdoor seating as well as a reduced set lunch and pre-theatre menu.
38-40 Grassmarket, Edinburgh - EH1 2JUPetit Paris website
A historic fortress and landmark for Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of the city and is one of Scotland's top tourist attractions. Bursting in history and culture, this is a must see when in Edinburgh.
Castlehill, Edinburgh - EH1 2NGEdinburgh Castle website
Next door to Edinburgh Castle, this attraction tells the tale of Scotland's national drink with high-tech exhibits and a barrel ride. There is also plenty of opportunities to taste and buy whisky!
354 Castlehill, Edinburgh - EH1 2NEScotch Whisky Experience website
Designer boutique for quirky, off-the-peg and bespoke kilts, from tartan to contemporary textiles. These kilts have been worn by several famous people and are all over social media. They come in pretty much any fabric you can imagine, even traditional tartan.
48 Thistle Street, Edinburgh - EH2 1EN21st Century Kilts website
ALC is Edinburgh's go-to destination for women's denim. Any denim dilemmas will be solved in this contemporary quirky boutique with its endless variety in jeans. Definitely worth a visit!
61 Thistle Street, Edinburgh - EH2 1DYALC website
Blackbird is a relaxed cafe/bar with exposed stone and high ceilings. Well known for its modern Scottish dishes and classic cocktails. A great place to get a true taste of Scotland!
37-39 Leven Street, Edinburgh - EH3 9LHBlackbird website
Located in the heart of the Old Town, this elegant, plant filled 20s-style cocktail lounge, with chandeliers and weekend DJ sessions, is ideal for an early afternoon pick me up.
52 West Port, Edinburgh - EH1 2LDDragonfly website