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The Old Fire Station

256 King Street, AB24 5BU

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  • 273 Beds

  • 0.3 miles from city centre

About The Old Fire Station

Perfectly placed for the University of Aberdeen and North East Scotland College, The Old Fire Station is minutes from Aberdeen city centre. Studying at Robert Gordon? There’s a bus stop right outside for a hassle-free commute.

This grand old building on King Street was constructed from local granite in 1897. Now, it’s fully modernised and home to 273 students - every one with their own private bathroom.

The Old Fire Station’s spacious common room has a TV, table football, a pool table, vending machines, and plenty of comfy chairs for unwinding with your housemates.

Aberdeen’s superb sandy beach is less than a mile away. At the top of King Street, you’ll find the cobbled lanes of historic Old Aberdeen. And at the bottom, the shopping, museums, galleries, and nightlife of Aberdeen city centre await.

Ensuite rooms

A range of rooms in shared flats with shared kitchens and your own bathroom

Studio rooms

Individual flats with your own kitchen and own bathroom
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Classic en-suite rooms at The Old Fire Station have single beds and are 5 metres x 2.5 metres in size. Your wet room is conveniently equipped with everything you would expect in a normal en-suite but with the benefit of no restrictive shower cubicle.

  • 2-4

All year - £99 per week

Academic year - £111 per week


Rooms have either double or three-quarter sized beds. Premium rooms vary between 3.5 metres x 5 metres and 4 metres x 4 metres in size.

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Basic studios are on two levels. The upstairs bedroom has a double bed and en-suite. Downstairs there is an open plan lounge/kitchen area.

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Perfect for students who want to live by themselves, our studios are ideal homes for studying and living independently or with a partner.

As well as a comfortable double bed, you'll have a fully fitted modern kitchen and separate en-suite shower room with sink and toilet.

You’ll also have a well-equipped and Wi-Fi connected work space, with shelves and drawers.

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All of the following comes included in the room price

With Unite Students you won't have to worry about the little details. We've got everything covered, from internet to contents insurance.

Your living essentials

  • All bills included in the rent

  • Wi-fi included throughout the property

  • Basic contents insurance included

  • Secure properties looked after by service teams 24/7

  • Log any maintenance requests with our teams via the free MyUnite app

  • On site support from property teams

  • 24/7 emergency contact centre

Facilities in The Old Fire Station

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    Furnished bedrooms and fitted kitchens

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    Study and socialise in your common space

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    Laundry facilities in the property

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    Bike storage

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    Vending machines - snacks on site!

On your doorstep

Social Scenes
The Old Fire Station is in a fantastic location in the centre of Aberdeen with many popular areas within walking distance or a short bus ride away with a bus stop right outside the property. This bus stop also provides a great link to the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University.
For shopping, there's a large supermarket just across the road as well as a 24 hour newsagent and other shops on your doorstep.
The Union bar at the University of Aberdeen SU is the perfect place to start your night as one of the most popular student venues in Aberdeen. Come here to meet friends and catch live comedy, music and other themed nights throughout the year.
A variety of other bars, clubs and student-friendly nightclubs are just a 5 minute walk from The Old Fire Station so you'll never have a dull night!
Want to visit Aberdeen's number 1 student pub? Well, The Bobbin is just down the road on King Street and boasts live sport, pub quizzes and open mic nights throughout the week.
Other pubs in the area have beer gardens which prove popular when the sun comes out and there's something to catch on Sky Sports.
Duthie Park is another area which is a great place to hang out with friends in the summer, or why not make a trip to the beach? Aberdeen's sandy shores are just a walk away from The Old Fire Station.
Getting Active
Just a 10 minute walk from The Old Fire Station you'll find one of the top sports facilities in the area, The Aberdeen Sports Village, which offers a running track, squash courts,  playing fields, exercise classes and a pool.
You'll also have your pick of gyms nearby with a David Lloyd healthclub at Garthdee and loads more fitness options on campus at Robert Gordon University.
And don't forget, you've also got the beach leisure centre and fairground!

Close and convenient

Travel and Transport
The Old Fire Station is located on the popular King Street with a convenient bus stop right outside. It's a quick bus journey to the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University at Garthdee and if you're going to be based at Aberdeen College that's less than a 10 minute walk away.
Its central location means The Old Fire Station is never far from the action with Duthie Park and Beach Boulevard Shopping Centre nearby.
Aberdeen's train and bus depot is right in the city centre and offers regular services to other parts of Scotland and England.
Aberdeen's International Airport, one of the UK's fastest growing airports, is just 6 miles away from the centre and provides direct links to the UK and Europe for when you need a quick getaway!
Local Essentials
Fill up on food with a large supermarket just across the road from your new home.
Other local essentials such as banks, shops and restaurants are easy to find in the city centre and there are a range of small shops, takeaways and cafés closer to The Old Fire Station.
Belmont Street, just off Union Street in the centre, is home to cosy coffee shops, restaurants, shops, pubs and clubs.
Aberdeen's central library is just a short walk away, and also on the bus route for when you've got too many books to carry!  The University of Aberdeen also has fantastic library facilities, spread across three campuses and offering the best resources to support you in your studies. Robert Gordon University's library is also just a short bus ride away.
Your Wellbeing
You're never far from help at The Old Fire Station, with both city universities offering welfare, career and financial advice across their campuses at various clinics.
A 10-min walk away you'll find The Links Medical Practice, which offers a one-stop-shop for all your ailments with a doctor’s surgery and pharmacy. The King Street Dental Practice is only a two-minute walk away.