If you do decide to arrive earlier than your accommodation contract's start date, you should be aware that it can be difficult and expensive to find short-term accommodation.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and Hogmanay (New Year) in January are very busy periods in Edinburgh. So if you do want to arrive in Edinburgh prior to your lease start dates, you should try to book temporary accommodation as early as possible.
If you plan to arrive earlier, there may be the option of gaining access to your accommodation earlier but you should have received an email directly from Allocations advising you of this arrangement.
Your contract would be amended accordingly.
Contact Allocations via email or telephone:
You could also look at the following websites for B&B, hotel and budget hostel-style accommodation in Edinburgh:
You should note that credit card details must be given at the time of making any reservation through these online services and booking fees may be charged.
This article was published on Nov 5, 2013