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.
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 townEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe private room was spacious in a nice apartmentI woke up one night when the other renters came inCozy place with a nice private bedroomIt was a large room as described and very comfortable bed along with lovely view from the bedroom windowOur biggest issue was the fact that the photos did not match the apartmentRoom was clean main bath was clean but 1/2 bath was notThe room was clean and Marcus Is very friendlyGreat location very clean and includes breakfastCentrally located Clean if a bit cramped with a shared flatThe water pressure is awfully too weak
Host:The host was quick to respond when I had questions and had great restaurant recommendations in the areaThey are close to the Royal MileVery friendly and helpful hostWe especially appreciated the early check in and the hosts allowing us to store our luggage well after our check outand he was very hospitableRead more reviewsReally close to Waverley station tooThe location is perfect - really centralThe location is really well located next to Waverly StationThe location is very convenientThe train station and several buses are also easy to access
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 ParkingEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe cosy bedrooms plush bathroomsspacious living room and well-equipped kitchen were well furnishedthe flat was well appointedWonderful stay in a beautiful flat with all the amenities I could needThe flat was spotless and felt like home while we stayed thereEverything was clean and neat and perfect for usvery clean and tidy flatLovely comfortable and clean placea fantastic bathrooms and bed was very comfortablereally clean and well equipped
Host:Steven greeted us in person and walked us through the flatSteven was very helpful and friendly giving us tips about the local areaWe particularly appreciated her recommendations and the time she took to make sure we had checked in comfortablyour host could not have been more helpfulthe hosts are very responsive and friendlyRead more reviewsA quiet area within walking distance to Oceans TerminalFantastic apartment in a great location Very quiet but close to some lovely cafes bars and restaurantsThe location also has great food around (a max walk of 7 mins)A beautiful flat just a few minutes away from Edingburghyou benefit from the shore restaurants / pubs / coffee shops but easy transport into Edinburgh centre too
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 ParkingEdinburgh, Edinburgh City, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsIt might be difficult to discern from the photosThe apartment is true to the pictures and is one ofmilk cereals in the fully fitted kitchenand you feel confident about using everything in the apartmentThe beds were really comfortableThe apartment was so clean and beautifully decoratedSpotlessly clean and plenty of clean towelsThe apartment was very cleanSpotlessly clean and tastefully decorated throughoutReally 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 hadThe meet and greet works so wellZoe was a lovely host who made us feel welcomeZoe was very helpful before we arrived with all my questions and Steven gave a lot of good informationand they were great with accommodating arrivalRead more reviewsAllow 20 mins by bus to get to the city centerThere are plenty of restaurants and bars within a few blocksLocation is excellent for walking to restaurantsbut we were easily able to get everywhere by bus and walkingThis is a great location for exploring Leith with so many bars coffee shops and restaurants to choose from
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 VillageEdinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe double bed sized room was compactthe bed is very comfortableThe bed was not very comfortableHis bed was extremely comfortableThe bedroom isn't large but the rest of the place more than makes up for itIt was also very clean and quietThe flat is very clean and efficientGavin's flat is super clean and in styleIt was clean and a beautiful locationThe place was sparkling clean and comfortable
Host:Gavin was a great host and very helpfulGavin was a very welcoming and friendly hostGavin was super friendly and a great guyGavin's He was very helpful and flexibleNice host and check inRead more reviewsbut if you walk it is close to the city center and busesReally cosy nice place to stay Walking distance from near castle area Quite close from local marketThe 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 courseand it is the walking distance from prince street
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 RoomEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsVery nice place in the old townBeautiful apartment with the view fully equipped kitchen clean bathroomAlthough shared each room had its own lock for security andEverything is good but located at top floor without elevator too difficult for travelers with big or heavy luggage like methe communal space was excellent with tea coffee and cereal Would recommendHer place is clean and vey centralThe bedroom and toilet were very cleanThe room was clean bright and spaciousBoth the bedroom and bathroom are spacious and clean and it was great interacting with YuchiThe room is lovely airy and very clean
Host:Great host who puts in effort providing all the informations and giving her guests an awesome experienceYuChi is a great hostYuchi responded quickly to any questionsvery good contact with the host :)Yuchi made sure the stay is comfortable for any guest and is very quick with her responsesRead more reviewsOf course city centre rhymes with noisy streets butgreat location on the mile easy to get aroundAmazing location and a great spaceThe location is perfect easy to go to everywherebut it's not a surprise
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 flatEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe bed is comfortable and the kitchen is well equippedThe flat was well-equipped with amenities for cookingbut the view is worth the stairsThe rooms are all spacious and the kitchen has everything you need to cook for yourselfThere is a modern bathroom and spacious bedroomEverything was very clean and convenientit's extremely clean andThe apartment was very cleanThe apartment is clean and neatLovely apartment spotlessly clean and had everything we needed
Host:We had a good experience Anne is a helpful hostand she is super helpfulshe was there to welcome us and let us check in early whichso see why she is a superhostthe hostess was very quick to respond to queries and even left a welcome Scotch for us -Read more reviewsA quite Place that has some good cafes aroundEasy access to great restaurants And Holyrood ParkI live in a big cityand it is possible to walk to city centerLovely place and great location
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-suiteEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe room itself is very pretty comfortableThe room was as describedThe space was as described and shown in the photos andThe room was welcoming and bathroom spotlessYou have everything you need and the private bathroom is a big plusHosts respected privacy and everything was very clean and breakfastVery clean and with great conditionsand we found it very cleanLovely bedroom and en-suite clean and comfortableThe room is beautiful and very clean
Host:are very welcoming and friendly hostshe even offered us coffee/tea when we arrived and gave us some very helpful local tipsso they sent us a great explanation how to arrivevery nice and helpful hostswe were really happy to find a nicely laid out breakfast for us in the morningRead more reviewsIt is a very quiet but convenient locationThe location is near some bus stops and it's easy to go in 15 to 20 minutes to Princes streetand it's very easy to get there by bus from the city centrethe location was prime and very near to city centreThe location is a little way out of the city but is on a good bus route and has decent parking available
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
Top guest reviewsMy room was cozy and the bed was very comfortableyou have to be comfortable with dogs and with sharing a bathroomI 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 comfortableIt was also really comfortable and naturally cleanEverything was clean and tidy Dominobut 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 surroundingsThey made me feel so welcome at their homeThey're both extremely kind and accommodating and Dominoknowledgeable and incredibly kind hosts - and Domino serves as a sweet and well-behaved welcome ambassadorthey made me feel so welcome and were incredibly helpfulRead more reviewsThe 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 EdinburghIts in a good location in Leith - 5 minutes walk to bars and cafes - and really nice to be close to the seaThe space is small but very well kept The neighborhood is lovely and a pleasant walk to the city center and quite convenient to bus routesbut in the end that didn't matter since there are several busses going to james' place
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
Top guest reviewsNice and tidy space walkable to everythingReally comfortable and wonderful placeIt is also very comfortable and cosyGreat place in the new town of EdinburghThe shower cabin is a bit lowThe decor was lovely and everything was very cleanVery clean and well describedThe place was clean and stylish-The best part was how quiet and clean the neighborhood wasLovely and clean great location
Host:He was quick to respond to all our questions and concernsHost Robert is quick to respondHost was great with communication and answered any questions we had in advanceRobert was a great hostRobert was a great communicator and made the booking experience really easyRead more reviewsA lovely apartment in a nice neighbourhood in a great location next to shops and a small walk to city centreAround the area are some excellent bars and cafesIt'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 sightseverything is just a walking distance awayThis place is in a great local neighborhood and only a minutes walk to the central areas of the city
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 ParkingEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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