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15 Great Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Edinburgh's Old Town, Scotland - Updated 2020

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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 great Airbnb vacation rentals in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

1. The Castle View Penthouse (from USD 124)

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
468 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful view and very comfortable apartment
the apartment was lovely and the view is exactly as shown in the photos
lovely view of edinburgh castle from the room
we loved the views and the bathroom was great for the size of our group
the living room and one of the bed rooms had a great view of edinburgh castle
very clean and tidy
clean well appointed and spacious
very clean apartment through out easy to find and also very clean and tidy inside
the apartment is clean and comfortable
what a gorgeous clean and comfortable flat
nice host very accessible
taiba is a superb host
taiba and mat are the perfect hosts
taiba was very helpful and a wonderful host
great place hosted by great people
great location walk to everything
very cute apartment in an amazing location
the location is great - just a short walk to everything
walking distance to local attractions
great location very friendly communicator
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2. Best View in Town - Castle View Apartment (from USD 56)

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
276 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable beds and all the furniture and amenities you'll need
the apartment had a really scenic view with really nice cafes and restaurants just across the street
the apartment was bright and light with an amazing (amazing ) view
its a small but well furnished 2 bedroom apartment that was perfect for our family of 4
plus a small kind detail like having breakfast already available for you
clean interior and modern design
the apartment is very functional and was clean and tidy
the apartment is spacious and very clean
very clean and unbelievable location
it was clean and bed were really great we would stay here again but would bring ear plugs
great host who was very helpful
great host fantastic spot
beautiful streets arround and the host is really reactive
jordan was very quick to depend to and questions and very helpful
excellent location great communication and hospitality from the host
the location is perfect
great location and great place
great location and just a mile radius from all major tourist attractions
excellent location for fringe fans
the location was central and close to many pubs and major attractions
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3. Central apartment with castle view (from USD 69)

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
598 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved having coffee and a bunch of breakfast items
the apartment is beautifully furnished and has all amenities
charlotte’s place is very cozy and has an amazing view of the castle
the castle view apartment was one of the best airbnb’s we have stayed at
the view from the apartment was spectacular and the flat was very clean
very clean and tidy with thoughtful touches
the space was clean and well kept
the apartment is clean and very well appointed
very clean warm and welcoming home
charlotte's place was clean and exactly as expected
she was so thoughtful and kind
thank you for being and amazing host
charlotte is a marvelous host
helpful and friendly host
charlotte was an amazing host
her place is centrally located and easy walking distance to everything
the location was perfect and easy walking distance to all the major attractions
the location is superb and is within easy walking distance of many attractions
the location of this apartment is awesome
cosy flat in a perfect central location
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4. Amazing Apartment In Central Location (from USD 231)

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
152 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pull out sofa and all beds were extremely comfortable
this is a beautiful apartment to rent in old town
space is comfortable with two bedrooms one full bath and one restroom with just a sink and shower
furniture apart from lovely chair in living room was old pine and just about functioning
4 people sharing one toilet was a small challenge
towels were clean and fluffy
very clean and tidy
appartment clean and access easy
super clean and comfortable
very clean and well equipped
friendly and responsive owner
alexandra was a fantastic host
we had a great time and she was very responsive with my requests and questions
host is very responsive and thoughtful as she provided us with a few basic necessities such as food
she was also very responsive when we had any queries
very comfortable and close to everything
wonderful location near the university in old city
great location near the university and in the middle of old town
fabulous location easy check in
perfect location and spacious apartment
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5. Grassmarket Castle Apartment (from USD 135)

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
432 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also the wifi was super spotty and did not work half the time
perfect little apartment with spectacular views of the castle
the apartment is beautiful presented and affords stunning views of the castle
amazing location and that view spacious apartment with all ameneties recommended
great stylish apartment in a fantastic area with excellent views would recommend
very clean and the bed was really comfortable
modern clean and comfortable
flat was sparkling clean and very stylish and comfortable
the accommodation was beautiful and spotlessly clean
the apartment was spotless clean and had lots of extras to get you started i
amanda great host definitely worth a visit
the area has everything from friendly bars and great restaurants
super helpful host made the process very easy
fair communication with host
i appreciate the host reaching out shortly after our checkin
excellent location for exploring edinburgh
location is perfect
the location is excellent
gorgeous apartment situated in the perfect location in edinburgh
ideal location and a lovely flat
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6. Luxury Flat in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town (from USD 57)

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
256 reviews
Entire apartment 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with all amenities included
a beautiful apartment with great view into an old courtyard right in the heart of edinburgh
melanie had some lovely personal touches like coffee and breakfast snacks for us
nestled in a quiet courtyard accessible through charming alleyways one finds the historic apartment house
wifi is available and there was helpful information on the area placed for us to find
it was spotlessly clean and well equipped
the place is very clean and accurately described
the apartment was clean and tidy
the flat was very clean and the beds were comfy
the flat was nice and clean
host was very responsive
melanie was very quick with responding to our questions - great host
host was great to work with
melanie is an awesome host as well
melanie's response to my correspondence was almost immediate and super helpful
cute place in a perfect location
the location of 2 lady stair's close is rather amazing
very comfortable and conveniently located flat in old town within walking distance to the train station
best location imaginable in the heart of edinburgh
perfect location to explore the city from
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7. Modern Bright Royal Mile Apartment (from USD 94)

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
354 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
caroline is a thoughtful host as there are numerous supplies for tea and coffee breakfast etc
apartment is very clean with strong wifi and amenities
everything with the space was clean and organized and the wifi and shower worked well
being able to watch netflix on the tv was much appreciated after a long day of sightseeing
the bathroom shower/ bath was excellent
very clean bright and comfortable
clean and in good condition
the apartment was clean and nicely decorated
really clean and tidy and quiet little street
great little place very clean and tidy
the hosts response was excellent
friendly host and good hospitality
host is helpful and informative
she was very helpful and responded quickly
we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this host
a compact place in a great central location
many city attractions are within walking distance
really good location and lovely house
comfy apt in excellent central edinburgh location
this location is ideal for exploring the medieval mile
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8. Beautiful apartment in historic center (from USD 113)

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
452 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
appreciated supplies available including breakfast fixings
comfortable bed with extra quilts available (it was a very cold december night)would visit again
the place is very comfortable and comes with generous breakfast food selection
good to have access to a large smart screen tv
nice selection of breakfast items were included in the price
very clean and nice inside
very clean very well maintain
flat was clean and fresh
easy to find clean and cheap
the apartment was clean and stylish
martin is a fantastic host
martin was a wonderful host
martin is a great host
martin is a great host
martin is a great host
great central location to explore edinburgh
excellent location and comfortable apartment
amazing location and beautiful spot
great location right in the old town and within walking distance of nearly everything
perfect location for exploring the city
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9. Superb apartment in historic center (from USD 123)

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
361 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable flat with all necessary amenities
the view from the apartment on the 19th century buildings is just perfect
there is also a nice sofa and a quite a big smart tv
the bathroom with its heated floor and the bed were especially great
the flat is spacious modern was sparkling clean and the furniture was comfortable
clean and modern space
super clean and stylish space
the flat was clean and came as described
clean and tidy and some very thoughtful touches
martin's place was exceptionally clean and well stocked
martin was a fantastic host
lovely flat and host
martin was a great host
marin is a great host
martin is an excellent host in every means and beyond
perfect location in edinburgh
great location in the heart of old town
large flat located on a nice side street
the location could not be more central to all of the city's attractions
great apartment in superb central location
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10. A pretty apartment in a historic Old Town building (from USD 38)

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
507 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed is comfortable & window opens for fresh air
walking distance to everything we went to and had a stunning view from the living room
the bed was super comfy
the bedroom is small but snug and the bed is super comfy
everything was clean and cozy
it was smart clean and comfortable
apartment itself is clean cozy and super stylish
the place is clean warm and very well equipped
very clean exceptionally well-decorated and charming apartment with everything one could need
amazing place and even better host
this place is incredibly beautiful and the host was great
spectacular apartment; very gracious extremely responsive host
calim is an excellent host: lots of thoughtful and unexpected hospitality touches
calim is a great host
central location near good cafés and restaurants
great apartment in a great location
this is a lovely apartment located close to a city center
the location is perfect for exploring edinburgh
excellent location and lovely flat
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11. Cozy central apartment below Edinburgh Castle (from USD 53)

This cozy apartment can accommodate four people and provides a spectacular view of Edinburgh Castle. The bright and comfortable rental in the heart of historic old town is only walking distance to many popular tourist attractions of Edinburgh such as Grassmarket, Princes street, Royal Mile, the National Gallery National Museum, and more. This accommodation features a bedroom with a king bed, a bathroom with a shower and a kitchen with cooking essentials and equipment great for preparing meals.

The Wee Thistle, Grassmarket by Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
197 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi and netflix
the fantastic wifi connection was particularly handy for when i had to work
my mum said the bed was very comfortable i had the sofa bed which was good too
the house has all the basic amenities that we require and the bed is really comfortable
the apartment is fully equipped comfortable beds nice linnens we really had everything
very clean and maintained well
it was very clean and the bed was very comfortable
it was super clean and tidy
linen and towels are clean and white which i am particular about
the apartment was clean and comfortable
host was super helpful
thanks gavin great host
he was friendly and flexible
not meet the host he was friendly and offered quick and friendly responses
gavin and his dad are great hosts they were very helpful and friendly
location to city was great
great place with excellent location
the location is great good places to eat moments away
gavin's place was very well located
this is a great apartment in a perfect location for exploring edinburgh and attending festival events
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12. A fantastic first-floor apartment in Edinburgh (from USD 120)

This fantastic first-floor apartment known as Old Tolbooth Wynd is close to old Edinburgh. This rental has all modern amenities to ensure you have a comfortable stay. This place has two bedrooms, a spacious living room with splendid views of Canongate Kirk and Burns Monument. The presence of a TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi connectivity will keep you entertained indoors. The famed Royal Mile of Edinburgh is a short stroll away from this stunning Airbnb vacation home.

Royal Mile apartment - Old Tolbooth
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
271 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi amenities and gary was extremely helpful and responsive
great location all the amenities you need and a beautiful apartment
a highlight was the incredibly comfy beds with quality linen
the property was clean comfortable and has all the amenities one could want for a great holiday
it is meticulously clean & very comfortable with all the amenities needed for a lovely stay
the place is very clean and quite
the apartment was clean and comfortable
it is very clean perfectly furnished and very quiet
the flat was lovely and very clean
the apartment is light airy spotlessly clean and perfect for a stay in edinburgh
gary is perfect host
a great host and a great apartment
gary was quick to communicate and very helpful
gary is a very good host provide private car parking to us
fantastic host couldn't ask for more
the location was amazing
perfect location for exploring edinburgh walking distance to pretty much everything
good location just takes 5mins walk to the center
fantastic location heating worked perfectly
perfect location for the fringe
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13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

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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