It is not always possible to secure permanent housing before arriving in Aberdeen and therefore may be necessary to stay somewhere in the interim. There are a number of options for temporary lodging. Keep a few things in mind. You can expect to pay £60 and up a night for a double room. Most guest houses include breakfast in the cost of the stay. If at all possible, avoid arriving during the Oil & Gas Exhibition held in the beginning of September as it will be extremely difficult to find any accommodation in Aberdeen at that time. This is held in Aberdeen every other year, so the exact date will vary.
While not a comprehensive list of all bed & breakfasts and guest houses in Aberdeen, the ones listed here are the closest to the University, all within a few minutes’ walk.
Alba Guest House
444 King Street, Aberdeen
Arkaig Guest House (This one comes highly recommended by a current student.)
43 Powis Terrace, Aberdeen
Ashgrove Guest House
34 Ashgrove Road, Aberdeen
Brentwood Villa Guest House
560 King Street, Aberdeen
The Jay’s Guest House
422 King Street, Aberdeen
442 King Street, Aberdeen
Or, there is the King’s Hall accommodation, which is located on the University of Aberdeen’s campus and may be available for your needs.
These hotels are among the most affordable in the city.
Premier Inn (City Center)
Holiday Inn Express (City Center)
Travel Lodge (City Center)