5 reasons why you should stay in a coliving space

From figuring out a place to stay in the right location to finding opportunities to meet like-minded people, heading to a new city can be overwhelming. We totally get it and we think we’ve got the answer to your worries.


Whether you are looking for a place to reside for a few months or searching for a home away from home while on the road for a few weeks, coliving could be just what you are looking for. 

Wondering what the actual benefits of staying in a coliving space are versus opting for a flat, Airbnb, hostel or hotel? Check out 5 of the biggest benefits below… 


Moving to a new place can be tough and it can be difficult to meet people and make friends as an adult, right? Well, one of the best things about coliving is that it is ultimately centred around bringing people together under one roof.

From family meals and movie nights to yoga sessions and networking events, coliving spaces host a range of community-building events which give you the opportunity to get to know and develop genuine relationships with your fellow residents.

Moving into a coliving space allows you to meet a diverse range of people, all with unique stories and life experiences to share. But don’t worry about never getting any time alone – with shared social living areas and your own private room (or pod!), coliving allows you to socialise with others when you feel like it while also getting much-needed alone time when the time is right.


As more and more jobs can be fulfilled remotely now, many coliving spaces are filled with remote workers, digital nomads and entrepreneurs who have decided to work while exploring the world. This makes it the ultimate hub for knowledge sharing and networking, providing opportunities to connect and collaborate with like-minded professionals. 

Living in a coliving space with like-minded professionals enables you to discuss new innovative ideas, bond over shared experiences and find new business opportunities.


Finding a place to rent comes with some serious headaches – your to-do isn’t complete once you’ve finally found the right place to move into. Setting up essential utilities such as gas and electricity, finding a wifi provider and cleaning the previous tenant’s mess up are not glamorous tasks and can be super annoying, especially if you are unsure on how long you’ll even be staying there. 

At coliving spaces such as ours, you don’t have to worry about a single thing – from household bills to daily cleaning, we take care of everything for you so you can simply move in, unpack and explore your new surroundings.


Sometimes life isn’t totally certain, and the beauty of coliving is that it totally allows for that.

Unsure of how long you’ll be staying in the city and don’t want to get roped into a long-term tenancy agreement? Maybe you know you’ll just be staying for a month or two but want something a little more permanent than staying in a hostel? Coliving offers ultimate flexibility because so many – including ours – have absolutely zero contract commitments. 

If you want to stay for a few weeks or a few months – or you actually aren’t totally sure about the length of time you’ll be residing there for – coliving allows you to be able to go with the flow, with no big contract obligations to worry about. 


Whether it’s paying for rent, deposit fees and utility bills or totting up a pretty big bill at a hotel, wherever you are in the world, accommodation will always be one of your biggest expenses. 

Staying at a coliving space however, will help lessen your financial burdens. That’s because most – including ours – don’t require a hefty security deposit like a rental agreement does and like we mentioned earlier, all utilities such as water, electricity and wifi are included in the one flat fee. 

At The LoFT, you can stay from as little as £99 per week – when the average rental fee in Edinburgh is £950, that’s some serious savings you’d make so you can spend your money on getting to know the city instead. 

Want more information on our coliving space? Click here for the lowdown.