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10 Best Affordable Airbnbs Under 45 USD In Edinburgh, Scotland - Updated 2020

10 Best Affordable Airbnbs Under 45 USD In Edinburgh, Scotland - Updated 2020
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It is hardly surprising that Scotland’s capital city is the second most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom. With historical castles set among landscapes that will take your breath away and colourful festivals drawing talents from more than a third of the world’s countries, Edinburgh has no shortage of things to do when it comes to local attractions and experiences. However, a trip to Edinburgh can break the bank when you add up the cost of travel, accommodation, activities and food. We have compiled a list of budget-friendly accommodations that will leave you with space in your kitty to sample the best of Edinburgh. Here is our pick of the top 10 affordable Airbnb vacation rentals in Edinburgh, Scotland under 45 USD.

1. Quiet apartment in the city centre (from USD 52)

This comfy, private room in a three-bedroom apartment is in a fantastic location close to the Royal Mile. Located at a five-minute walking distance from the train and bus stations, this beautiful and airy apartment offers a private room with a super comfy bed, a shared bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living room, Wifi, cable TV and a printer. If you are a traveller from outside the UK, you can also choose to get a ready-to-use SIM card from the gracious host here and get away from all the expensive roaming charges during your stay.

Super King room in the heart of town
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
786 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The private room was spacious in a nice apartment
I woke up one night when the other renters came in
Cozy place with a nice private bedroom
It was a large room as described and very comfortable bed along with lovely view from the bedroom window
Our biggest issue was the fact that the photos did not match the apartment
Cleanliness:
Room was clean main bath was clean but 1/2 bath was not
The room was clean and Marcus Is very friendly
Great location very clean and includes breakfast
Centrally located Clean if a bit cramped with a shared flat
The water pressure is awfully too weak
Host:
The host was quick to respond when I had questions and had great restaurant recommendations in the area
They are close to the Royal Mile
Very friendly and helpful host
We especially appreciated the early check in and the hosts allowing us to store our luggage well after our check out
and he was very hospitable
Location:
Really close to Waverley station too
The location is perfect - really central
The location is really well located next to Waverly Station
The location is very convenient
The train station and several buses are also easy to access
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2. Modern and stylish flat with brand new amenities (from USD 46)

Located in the vibrant Leith Shore district with fantastic cafes and restaurants around, this two-bedroom apartment is ideal for families, couples and solo travellers. The newly decorated, bright flat includes two bedrooms with spanking new comfy beds and furniture, a kitchen, a living room, an ensuite bathroom, a box room with a combination boiler and washing machine and a garden area. The super hospitable hosts here are accommodating and can help you with recommendations and tips to explore the best of the city’s attractions.

Central 2 bedroom Cosy Sunny Flat Free Parking
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
644 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The cosy bedrooms plush bathrooms
spacious living room and well-equipped kitchen were well furnished
the flat was well appointed
Wonderful stay in a beautiful flat with all the amenities I could need
The flat was spotless and felt like home while we stayed there
Cleanliness:
Everything was clean and neat and perfect for us
very clean and tidy flat
Lovely comfortable and clean place
a fantastic bathrooms and bed was very comfortable
really clean and well equipped
Host:
Steven greeted us in person and walked us through the flat
Steven was very helpful and friendly giving us tips about the local area
We particularly appreciated her recommendations and the time she took to make sure we had checked in comfortably
our host could not have been more helpful
the hosts are very responsive and friendly
Location:
A quiet area within walking distance to Oceans Terminal
Fantastic apartment in a great location Very quiet but close to some lovely cafes bars and restaurants
The location also has great food around (a max walk of 7 mins)
A beautiful flat just a few minutes away from Edingburgh
you benefit from the shore restaurants / pubs / coffee shops but easy transport into Edinburgh centre too
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3. Furnished flat with peaceful surroundings (from USD 64)

This beautifully furnished, quiet flat located at a stone’s throw away from the Shore provides a lot of bang for your buck. This gem of a place located 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the city centre is refurbished and offers two bedrooms with comfortable king size beds, a bathroom with bath and electric shower, free Wifi, flat-screen TV, digital radio, electric heating, ironing board and free parking space. The top-floor apartment tucked in a courtyard is surrounded with a serene ambience and is ideal for anyone looking for a relaxing and calm stay in the centre of the city.

Central Edinburgh Cosy 2 bedroom Flat Free Parking
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City, United Kingdom
611 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It might be difficult to discern from the photos
The apartment is true to the pictures and is one of
milk cereals in the fully fitted kitchen
and you feel confident about using everything in the apartment
The beds were really comfortable
Cleanliness:
The apartment was so clean and beautifully decorated
Spotlessly clean and plenty of clean towels
The apartment was very clean
Spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated throughout
Really enjoyed our trip The flat was lovely and clean
Host:
Steven showed us in and gave us so many tips about how to get into town what we should check out and answered any and every question we had
The meet and greet works so well
Zoe was a lovely host who made us feel welcome
Zoe was very helpful before we arrived with all my questions and Steven gave a lot of good information
and they were great with accommodating arrival
Location:
Allow 20 mins by bus to get to the city center
There are plenty of restaurants and bars within a few blocks
Location is excellent for walking to restaurants
but we were easily able to get everywhere by bus and walking
This is a great location for exploring Leith with so many bars coffee shops and restaurants to choose from
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4. Simple and clean apartment (from USD 33)

The immaculate apartment is minimalistic and simple and offers all the amenities needed for a soothing and serene stay. Ideal for solo travellers and couples, this relaxing flat offers a bedroom, a bathroom, a small well-equipped kitchen, a lounge, a laptop friendly workspace and Wifi. The apartment is located in the quiet neighbourhood of Dean village and is great for taking short walks by the riverside.

Historic Edinburgh, Dean Village
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
553 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The double bed sized room was compact
the bed is very comfortable
The bed was not very comfortable
His bed was extremely comfortable
The bedroom isn't large but the rest of the place more than makes up for it
Cleanliness:
It was also very clean and quiet
The flat is very clean and efficient
Gavin's flat is super clean and in style
It was clean and a beautiful location
The place was sparkling clean and comfortable
Host:
Gavin was a great host and very helpful
Gavin was a very welcoming and friendly host
Gavin was super friendly and a great guy
Gavin's He was very helpful and flexible
Nice host and check in
Location:
but if you walk it is close to the city center and buses
Really cosy nice place to stay Walking distance from near castle area Quite close from local market
The place was wonderful location wise; not in a crowded area but also not in too quiet one Very close to city center and there were bus stops within 5 minutes walk Dean Village's surroundings al...
The location is excellent of course
and it is the walking distance from prince street
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5. Newly renovated apartment (from USD 46)

Stay on the same street as the Queen stays. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this lovely apartment is on the road that connects Edinburgh Castle to the Holyrood Palace, which is where Her Royal Highness stays when she visits Scotland. With solid oak flooring and brand new furnishings, this newly refurbished apartment offers a bedroom with two beds, a shared bathroom, Wifi, and central heating options including top-notch touches and is well worth the price paid.

Amazing location/ Royal Mile/ Old Town/Triple Room
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
478 reviews
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Very nice place in the old town
Beautiful apartment with the view fully equipped kitchen clean bathroom
Although shared each room had its own lock for security and
Everything is good but located at top floor without elevator too difficult for travelers with big or heavy luggage like me
the communal space was excellent with tea coffee and cereal Would recommend
Cleanliness:
Her place is clean and vey central
The bedroom and toilet were very clean
The room was clean bright and spacious
Both the bedroom and bathroom are spacious and clean and it was great interacting with Yuchi
The room is lovely airy and very clean
Host:
Great host who puts in effort providing all the informations and giving her guests an awesome experience
YuChi is a great host
Yuchi responded quickly to any questions
very good contact with the host :)
Yuchi made sure the stay is comfortable for any guest and is very quick with her responses
Location:
Of course city centre rhymes with noisy streets but
great location on the mile easy to get around
Amazing location and a great space
The location is perfect easy to go to everywhere
but it's not a surprise
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6. Apartment with gorgeous views of Arthur's seat (from USD 71)

Located with close access to the Old Town, this traditional Scottish apartment provides stunning views of Arthur’s seat from its rooms. The spacious apartment can accommodate a maximum of four guests and features a comfortable double bedroom, a bathroom, a cable TV, a laptop friendly workspace, Wifi and access to a washing machine, a cooker, a microwave and a fridge. This flat is ideal for a single person, a couple and a small family and offers a travel crib to keep the little ones comfortable as well.

Stunning views from a quiet central flat
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
383 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The bed is comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped
The flat was well-equipped with amenities for cooking
but the view is worth the stairs
The rooms are all spacious and the kitchen has everything you need to cook for yourself
There is a modern bathroom and spacious bedroom
Cleanliness:
Everything was very clean and convenient
it's extremely clean and
The apartment was very clean
The apartment is clean and neat
Lovely apartment spotlessly clean and had everything we needed
Host:
We had a good experience Anne is a helpful host
and she is super helpful
she was there to welcome us and let us check in early which
so see why she is a superhost
the hostess was very quick to respond to queries and even left a welcome Scotch for us -
Location:
A quite Place that has some good cafes around
Easy access to great restaurants And Holyrood Park
I live in a big city
and it is possible to walk to city center
Lovely place and great location
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7. Bright and spotless flat (from USD 29)

Conveniently located at a short walking distance away from the bus station, the park and the supermarket, this clean and private flat offers great value. The modern apartment features a comfortable double bedroom, an ensuite bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen that can be used only in the mornings, a TV with access to Freeview, Wifi and free parking space. The friendly hosts here will also help you with useful tips and advice on things to do in the city if needed.

Double room with private en-suite
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
281 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The room itself is very pretty comfortable
The room was as described
The space was as described and shown in the photos and
The room was welcoming and bathroom spotless
You have everything you need and the private bathroom is a big plus
Cleanliness:
Hosts respected privacy and everything was very clean and breakfast
Very clean and with great conditions
and we found it very clean
Lovely bedroom and en-suite clean and comfortable
The room is beautiful and very clean
Host:
are very welcoming and friendly hosts
he even offered us coffee/tea when we arrived and gave us some very helpful local tips
so they sent us a great explanation how to arrive
very nice and helpful hosts
we were really happy to find a nicely laid out breakfast for us in the morning
Location:
It is a very quiet but convenient location
The location is near some bus stops and it's easy to go in 15 to 20 minutes to Princes street
and it's very easy to get there by bus from the city centre
the location was prime and very near to city centre
The location is a little way out of the city but is on a good bus route and has decent parking available
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8. A loft ideal for solo travellers (from USD 40)

Located in the fantastically historic neighbourhood of Leith, this lovely loft has wonderful amenities such as a shopping centre, gym, cinemas, pubs and restaurants at a walking distance. With cosy, chill vibes and artistic touches, the charming home offers a super comfortable bed, access to a bathroom, a separate shower room, Wifi speaker and a large selection of reading material in your room. Thursday nights are pizza nights in the house and you are welcome to join the super friendly hosts for pizzas at no extra charges.

A Leith Loft in Edinburgh!
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
213 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
My room was cozy and the bed was very comfortable
you have to be comfortable with dogs and with sharing a bathroom
I could use the bike
-(the apartment is rather small and everything in it is small even the washbasin :-)
The place is very nice and the bed is super comfortable
Cleanliness:
It was also really comfortable and naturally clean
Everything was clean and tidy Domino
but it's lovely and cosy and very comfortable and full of artistic touches
Host:
They are also extremely knowledgeable and helpful in finding hidden gems of Edinburgh and its surroundings
They made me feel so welcome at their home
They're both extremely kind and accommodating and Domino
knowledgeable and incredibly kind hosts - and Domino serves as a sweet and well-behaved welcome ambassador
they made me feel so welcome and were incredibly helpful
Location:
The location is great very easy access to public transport plus lots of places to eat (and shop)
The location is close to many different bus stops that bring you to the center of Edinburgh
Its in a good location in Leith - 5 minutes walk to bars and cafes - and really nice to be close to the sea
The space is small but very well kept The neighborhood is lovely and a pleasant walk to the city center and quite convenient to bus routes
but in the end that didn't matter since there are several busses going to james' place
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9. Homey vibes with stylish decor (from USD 26)

This cosy apartment with Scandinavian decors is located in the central village of Stockbridge famed for its vintage shops, craft stores and charity shops that give a bohemian feel to the area. Ideal for couples, the newly renovated apartment offers a bedroom with a French-inspired double bed, a bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen and a garden area. The ground floor apartment is only a few minutes walk away from the city centre, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Do not miss out on the Sunday market at the end of the street to sip a cuppa, try some fresh produce and buy a souvenir when you are here.

Cosy New Town Apt 10 Minutes Walk from Princes St.
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
211 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Nice and tidy space walkable to everything
Really comfortable and wonderful place
It is also very comfortable and cosy
Great place in the new town of Edinburgh
The shower cabin is a bit low
Cleanliness:
The decor was lovely and everything was very clean
Very clean and well described
The place was clean and stylish-
The best part was how quiet and clean the neighborhood was
Lovely and clean great location
Host:
He was quick to respond to all our questions and concerns
Host Robert is quick to respond
Host was great with communication and answered any questions we had in advance
Robert was a great host
Robert was a great communicator and made the booking experience really easy
Location:
A lovely apartment in a nice neighbourhood in a great location next to shops and a small walk to city centre
Around the area are some excellent bars and cafes
It's far enough from city centre if you're looking for quiet but close enough if you're looking for a place within good walking distance to major sights
everything is just a walking distance away
This place is in a great local neighborhood and only a minutes walk to the central areas of the city
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10. Close to the rugby stadium

This great flat in central Edinburgh is modern and spacious and is ideal for couples and small families. The clean, comfortable apartment with stylish interiors can accommodate a maximum of four guests and offers a bedroom with two beds, a living room, a bathroom, a kitchen, free private parking, Wifi, a laptop friendly workspace and a travel crib. The ground floor flat is 0.8 miles (1.2 km) from the train station, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the rugby stadium, and 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.

Bright lovely flat central Edinburgh Free Parking
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
183 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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Experience Edinburgh on a shoestring

Whether you plan to attend one of the many colourful summer festivals or go on day trips to the stunning lochs around, finding great places to stay close to all the action in Edinburgh is not difficult. However, the costs can creep up during your stay in the capital city, especially during peak seasons. Take a pick from the above list of affordable Airbnb vacation rentals in Edinburgh that suit your needs and experience the best of this enthralling city without busting your budget.

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