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13 Great Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Edinburgh's Old Town, Scotland - Updated 2019

13 Great Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Edinburgh's Old Town, Scotland - Updated 2019
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Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. A great, young, vibrant and lively city having many attractions and points of interests. A great history, wonderful buildings and architectures, many museums and other cultural spaces…well, there are many things to do over there. While enjoying the city’s delights, it’s also a good idea to find a comfy place to stay enabling you to take your time to enjoy the place. In this article, we’ll focus on Airbnb accommodations based right in the middle of the city for you to make the most out of your stay and to enjoy the most of the city.


Read on to find out about the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Edinburgh Old Town, Scotland.

1. The Castle View Penthouse (from USD 106)

This bright, modern and spacious penthouse flat in Edinburgh is a great opportunity to be both close to the vibrant Grassmarket area, the Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile & Central Edinburgh, all while enjoying a high-standing accommodation. Here on the 3rd floor, from the living room and bedroom, you will fall in love with the view of the Edinburgh’s Castle, the most iconic sight of the city. Furthermore, up to 6 guests will appreciate the completely refurbished apartment providing everything needed for a great and comfortable stay (including TV, big living room, king size bedrooms, kitchen, and bathroom).

The Castle View Penthouse, Grassmarket
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
438 reviews
Entire apartment 3 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Bed and pillows made you feel you were at your own place.
Beds very comfy with fresh sheets and pillows.
the beds were so comfortable with really lovely fresh linen.
Cleanliness:
It is clean and has everything you need for your stay.
Expect it to be squeaky clean, comfortable and well supplied.
Very clean and tidy.
Host:
Check out the Hula bar
Would highly recommend anyone who is thinking about staying here :-)
We will be back for sure!
Location:
Location, location, location.
Good place to stay
Really nice place to visit Edinburgh.
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2. Best View in Town - Castle View Apartment (from USD 71)

Based in a historic old romantic building in central Edinburgh, this awesome apartment is a perfect place. 5th floor, 2 double bedrooms, modern kitchen and a lovely large living room featuring a breathtaking view of Edinburgh Castle, this flat is a top-one not to be missed for those looking for close and easy access to all of the city’s attractions and sites of interests. Here, guests will enjoy the fully-furnished accommodation that will provide them all of the commodities (large bedrooms, TV, kitchen, bathroom, and living area) while having the possibility to discover the rich and vibrant history of the old town following your lovely host’s advice.

Best View in Town - Castle View Apartment
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
275 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
I would say the apartment sleeps 4 comfortably in 2 double beds.
The sofa bed is also a bit rickety.
Everything we needed was provided and the beds were comfortable with good sheets!
Cleanliness:
Nice and clean apartment
It was clean and bed were really great!
Very clean, well appointed, easy directions and had all the amenities we needed.
Host:
He provided us breakfast too!
We loved being able to walk almost everywhere.
Would very much recommend the place for anyone visiting Edinburgh.
Location:
The location can not be beat!
Location, location, location.
Coffee was provided but not tea..!
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3. Central apartment with castle view (from USD 97)

Right in the middle of the Edinburgh Old Town, beneath the castle, this cozy and bright apartment is right near the main tourist and festival attractions (the castle, the Royal Mile, National Museum, National Gallery, Princes Street and much more). Moreover, you’ll enjoy having a breathtaking view of the Castle from the bedroom and kitchen, but, even being close to everything, you’ll still appreciate the quietness of the flat. Well, this is a great place to stay for 2 or 4 travelers, providing them with all the useful and necessary commodities at a reasonable price.

Central apartment with castle view
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
560 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Very clean and comfortable - especially the bed!
Be aware no standing shower.
The flat was clean and organized, the tub was huge, and the bed was comfortable.
Cleanliness:
Very clean, warm and welcoming home.
The space was clean and well kept.
The apartment is clean and very well appointed.
Host:
She gave us suggestions of where to eat and visit.
She will not steer you wrong.
I couldn’t recommend any other place!!
Location:
If you are going to visit Edinburgh, this is the place for you!
This is the best place ever!
Further, the place had every convenience of home...
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4. Amazing Apartment In Central Location (from USD 96)

About 1 minute away from all the most iconic sites of the city, this location is a beautiful cozy apartment fitting groups, couples, solos, business travelers, and families. Featuring all the necessary amenities such as bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, and living room, the chic flat is a mix of antique charm and modern comfort where you’ll feel at home while staying in Edinburgh.

Amazing Apartment In Central Location >>BOOK NOW>>
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
143 reviews
Entire apartment 3 beds 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds are also super comfortable too!
Bed is comfortable.
The pull out sofa and all beds were extremely comfortable.
Cleanliness:
Very clean and well equipped.
Really comfortable and clean.
Very clean and tidy.
Host:
Thank you very much for having us, Alexandra.
Other one only having a shower.
It functioned well with 5 people.
Location:
Location location location!!!
The place was great.
The location is excellent!
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5. Grassmarket Castle Apartment (from USD 97)

Immediately next to the iconic Edinburgh Castle that you can see from the window, this apartment is also nearby (as you can see from the window view) a vast range of traditional pubs, restaurants, coffee bars and boutique shops. Here, you’ll enjoy staying in a comfortable place that allows you to discover the rest of the city; the main shopping areas, museums, sites and attractions.

Castle Apartment I, Grassmarket
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
392 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bed was super comfy.
Very clean and the bed was really comfortable.
The bed is very very confortable.
Cleanliness:
It is centrally located, thoughtfully decorated and spotlessly clean.
Ideally situated, clean, and very comfortable.
The apartment had what we needed and it was very clean.
Host:
Host responded right away when I had a question.
I guess it depends on what you're looking for.
Not sure if it can be beat.
Location:
The location cannot be beat!
Lots of places to eat.
Location is perfect.
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6. Luxury Flat in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town (from USD 80)

This luxurious flat is located straight in the center of Edinburgh Old Town, close to the many sights of the place. The Fringe festival venues, the iconic Edinburgh Castle, and the vibrant New Town are nearby, so this is a perfect place to start your Edinburg exploration for couples, by yourself or with a family.

Luxury Flat in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
232 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It had plenty of room for three of us.
The flat was very clean and the beds were comfy.
Note that she does NOT have laundry facility.
Cleanliness:
It was spotlessly clean and well equipped.
You couldn't have a better location, very clean and has everything you could possibly need.
The flat was nice and clean.
Host:
And for what we paid you just can't beat it!
Thank you, Melanie!!
We just wish we had been able to stay longer.
Location:
Location, location, location.
Great places to eat and drink nearby.
Great place to stay.
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7. Modern Bright Royal Mile Apartment (from USD 110)

Located in a quiet courtyard in the historic Old Town of Edinburgh, this well-equipped flat is close to all the city’s major sights and attractions. Here, you’ll enjoy a spacious modern area where the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and all the flat’s equipment will make you feel at home; it’s quiet and comfortable while being at a walkable distance from the city’s conveniences and things to do. It’s a top place to book for a high-standing stay in the Scottish city.

Modern Bright Royal Mile Apartment + Free Parking
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
309 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Bed linens and bathroom very clean.
Bed are comfortable with very thick blankets.
I just wished we could have a dishwasher and a little larger bed.
Cleanliness:
Perfectly located and clean apartment.
The apartment was very clean and had all amenities as listed.
The apartment was clean and nicely decorated.
Host:
so we didn’t have to wait for host.
She also provides some toiletries as well.
so we were able to wash everything
Location:
I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay if you want to visit Edinburgh.
Good place to say
A great place.
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8. Beautiful apartment in historic center (from USD 65)

Situated in a cobbled lane that used to be part of the King’s stables, you are right below the Castle in Edinburgh. The unit which sleeps three people is next to the Grassmarket in the heart of the historic downtown. Soak up the history which surrounds you as you walk the streets. There’s free street parking close by and a parking area two minutes walk away. The apartment is accessed through a secure entry, and it’s all yours while you stay. The space comes with free TV and WiFi for your entertainment. Your kitchen is fully equipped. Enjoy the bathroom shower or Jacuzzi. It’s a comfortable living space within walking distance of all the sites.

Beautiful apartment in historic centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
408 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Jacuzzi is very nice.
My husband enjoyed the Jacuzzi tub!
The bath is very spacious and comfortable, including a Jacuzzi.
Cleanliness:
Very clean, very well maintain.
Very clean and nice inside.
The apartment is equipped with all amenties and very clean.
Host:
Liz and Ryan
He provided all the guides and answered all our questions.
Even told us few legends :)
Location:
The location also cannot get any better—
Overall, this place is an 11/10!
It is walking distance to all the places we wanted to go see.
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9. Superb apartment in historic center (from USD 78)

A Superhost looks after this apartment which is in a listed building. Built in 1850, the modern interior is comfortable and spacious. It’s nicely situated to walk to all the old sites. The unit is just a five-minute walk to the Grassmarket. While the area is bustling and exciting, the accommodation is quiet. A double bed and a sofa bed sleeps up to four people. The apartment comes with high-speed Wifi and multiple TV channels for your entertainment. Guests access the building with their own keys. They have access to a washer and dryer, and kitchen space. However, breakfast is included in the rental. Your host will meet and greet you, and if needed, is a phone call away.

Superb apartment in historic centre
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
310 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The heated floors in the bathroom were amazing and both the bed and sofa bed were perfectly comfortable!
The bathroom with its heated floor and the bed were especially great.
A little noisy if sleeping on the sofa bed
Cleanliness:
The flat was clean and came as described.
The apartment is well located and very clean.
Very clean and he provides some breakfast items to get you started.
Host:
We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend both the space and the host.
Thank you Martin.
Thank you Martin!!
Location:
The place was easy to find.
Really central location.
Location is perfect to explore Edinburgh.
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10. A pretty apartment in a historic Old Town building (from USD 104)

Enjoy a peaceful stay at this pretty apartment that comes with antique and modern furnishings throughout. Sleep like a baby on a super comfortable bed that is perfect for up to two people. Relish the warm sunshine whenever you want thanks to the large skylight. The open-plan living area makes an excellent spot to sit back and unwind in the morning or in the afternoon when you need to refuel. You can also cook your most delicious meal in the kitchen.

Beautiful Apartment in Historic Old Town Building
Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
457 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bed was super comfy.
The bedroom is small but snug and the bed is super comfy.
He was thoughtful- from leaving breakfast items for you as well as shower accessories.
Cleanliness:
Very well located, very clean, Calim was very helpful!
Everything was clean and cozy.
It was smart, clean and comfortable.
Host:
The host went above and beyond.
Calim was kind enough to drop by whilst we were out to log on to Netflix for us as it has been inadvertently logged out.
We really loved that he has a Britta too.
Location:
Calim’s place is the best!
Calim's place was perfect.
The perfect place to stay.
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11. The Wee Highland Coo next to Edinburgh Castle

Based in a quiet courtyard in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, this cozy apartment is close to the Grassmarket, the Royal Mile, the National Museum, National Gallery and all the main attractions but also features and an incredible view of the Edinburgh Castle. Perfect for a traveling couple, the flat offers a beautiful bedroom, a freshly painted living area, and also an all-furnished bathroom and kitchen for an enjoyable and comfortable stay in the heart of the city.

The Wee Highland Coo next to Edinburgh Castle

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12. Be neighbors with Edinburgh Castle

This flat is a great value for money for groups or solo-travelers wanting to discover the city, being close to everything. Situated nearby the Grassmarket in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, staying at this bright flat (literally touching the Old Edinburgh Castle) will allow you to discover and gaze at the beautiful architecture and historic buildings of the city’s center. Moreover, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to get around the several shops, restaurants, entertainment, transport services and other interesting and useful places of the city.

Be neighbors with Edinburgh Castle

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13. Castle Apartment

If you’re looking for a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Edinburgh Castle staying in a top-flat at a reasonable price, here it is. Located immediately next to the famous Castle, straight in the heart of the old town, this accommodation is a great starting point to your city discovery. At a little walk away from all the main tourist and festival attractions such as the Royal Mile, National Museum, National Gallery, Princes Street etc, the flat is suitable for both families, solo-travelers and professionals alike.

Castle Apartment

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Enjoy the heart of Edinburgh comfortably

With these recommended accommodations around the heart of Edinburgh, you’ll appreciate discovering the vibrant and beautiful capital of Scotland while being cozy and comfy in a great Airbnb flat!

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Felix Brassier is a French digital filmmaker / visual storyteller for the web and digital nomad traveling all over the place. Crazy about videography, photography, he's also writing for the web and...Read more

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