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Top 12 Airbnbs In Edinburgh, Scotland

Marianne
Updated May 25, 2018

As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh brims with culture, history and art. The gorgeous and majestic Edinburgh castle won’t be the only attraction that will catch your attention; there are so many things to see and do in this vibrant and energetic city. Thus, many couples are drawn to the beauty of Edinburgh. However, these Airbnb accommodations are ideal for all types of travellers.


1. 1. Old Town Flat (114 USD)

Old town flat
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You’ll be hard pressed to find a homely flat with a better location than this Old Town Flat. Within walking distance from Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and St Gile’s Cathedral, this flat comprises of a double bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom. Enjoy your host’s genuine Scottish hospitality with her little touches, including tea, coffee, biscuits and cereal. Additionally, your host will provide you with useful information and point you to Edinburgh’s best. While you are at the center of the city, you can retreat into this flat and enjoy peace and quiet.

Flat in amazing central location

Price: 114 USD

Number of Guests: 2 guests

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 326 reviews)

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2. 2. Chic Apartment by the Royal Mile (114 USD)

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Chic and modern, this apartment overlooks St Mary’s street and Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. You’ll find yourself right in the heart of Edinburgh, among quaint medieval buildings and historic architecture. Additionally, you’ll love your accommodating host’s personal touches, including homemade treats and decorative flowers. If you want to catch a bite, there are many exquisite restaurants and pubs around the area. Alternatively, head to your well-stocked kitchen and you’ll find fresh fruit, coffee, tea and breakfast cereal all provided by your host.

Chic Apartment by the Royal Mile

Price: 114 USD

Number of Guests: 2 guests

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 200 reviews)

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3. 3. Classical Apartment on the Royal Mile (124 USD)

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This Airbnb listing encapsulates the traditional vibes and character of Old Town with its oak paneled walls and displays of art, and yet allows you to enjoy the modern comforts of a home. Your bed is a unique and cosy ‘bedbox chamber’ made from Scottish 18th-century carved oak fitted with a king-size mattress and reading lights. You’ll be pampered with this apartment’s beautiful décor, multitude of reading materials and fully stocked kitchen and bar. Moreover, you’re just a 5-minute walk from the castle, National Museum, St Giles Cathedral and National Gallery.

Classical Apartment on Royal Mile

Price: 124 USD

Number of Guests: 2 guests

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 443 reviews)

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4. 4. Modern bedroom with a balcony (from 90 USD)

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This modern bedroom that comes with a secluded balcony for privacy is perfect for up to two guests. Located in a residential area, guests can enjoy artisan cafes and restaurants in the neighborhood during their stay. The room has a private bathroom and guests have access to common areas such as the kitchen-living room (the hosts provide both environmentally-friendly toiletries and selection of teas, coffee and snacks). Guests will have no issues accessing the internet as this Airbnb provides WiFi.

Modern bedroom with a balcony

Price: from 90 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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5. 5. Beautiful Room in New Town (104 USD)

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With its azure blue walls and intricately designed interior, this beautiful room is located just 7 minutes away from Waverley Station and round the corner from shops, restaurants and cafes. Personally designed by the host herself, this spacious and artistic room is a trendy alternative to staying in a bland hotel. You’ll be sharing the living space with your host, who is just as charming as your room. She will work very hard to ensure your stay is the best as it can possibly be.

Beautiful Room New Town

Price: 104 USD

Number of Guests: 2 guests

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 308 reviews)

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6. 6. Bright, Stylish Room in City Center (61 USD)

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Having worked in the hospitality industry previously, your hosts will definitely know how to make you feel welcomed. Stay in this clean, comfortable and modern apartment that includes a newly fitted kitchen with an induction hob, washing machines, fridges and dishwashers. Your all-grey room even has a new bed and a fridge stocked with coffee, tea and milk. Do have a chat with your friendly local hosts and they will direct you to the best attractions and eateries of Edinburgh. If you’re a cat lover, you’ll also love their two adorable cats.

Bright, stylish room in city centre - free parking

Price: 61 USD

Number of Guests: 2 guests

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 417 reviews)

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7. 7. Luxury Snug (80 USD)

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Pricey and private are not always mutually exclusive. This snug studio is just a short stroll from Waverley Station and located in a safe neighbourhood (Queen Street). You’re in a prime location from all of Edinburgh’s attractions. This minimalistic all-white studio consists of a mezzanine deck double bed with a cozy area underneath the staircase for watching television. Your lovely and thoughtful host will be available to answer all your queries and clarify any doubts.

Luxury snug

Price: 80 USD

Number of Guests: 2 guests

Travelers Review: Rating 4.5 out of 5(from 370 reviews)

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8. 8. Artist’s Studio Mews House (80 USD)

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The Artist’s Studio tucked away in Stockbridge, a fashionable area filled with the best eateries, bars, artisan shops and even a Sunday Market. Enjoy this sleek and clean studio complete with a stone staircase and top quality furniture. Your thoughtful host will provide you with milk, fruit, tea and coffee to satisfy your midnight cravings. Check out the Royal Botanical Gardens just a 10-minute walk away, or the Gallery of Modern Art and the Dean Gallery which is just a 15-minute stroll away.

ARTIST'S MEWS HOUSE

Price: 80 USD

Number of Guests: 2 guests

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 167 reviews)

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9. 9. Luxury flat 10 minutes to the Royal Mile (from 89 USD)

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If you’re visiting Edinburgh, this luxury flat located on the Quarter Mile is ideal for exploring the city as it puts you 10 minutes to the Royal Mile, Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle. The main shopping area (Princes Street) is approximately a 20 minute walk. For those driving into the city, there’s underground parking available. This is a one-bedroom flat and there’s a king-sized bed and air mattress, comfortably fitting up to four guests. The flat also has an open-plan lounge and kitchen, as well as a luxury bathroom with underfloor heating.

Luxury flat 10 minutes to the Royal Mile

Price: from 89 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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10. 10. Old School Tower Apartment

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105 USD/night for 2 guests

Relax in this opulent and lavish apartment overlooking the gorgeous Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags. The apartment is located in the unique brick-walled Old School Tower, which is just a stone’s throw to Royal Mile. Marvel at Arthur’s Seat from your very own balcony amidst colourful flowers or head out for a picnic at Holyrood Park. Truly live in style in this apartment with its designer furnishings and beautiful interior. Moreover, your friendly hosts will ensure you have a wonderful stay.

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11. 11. Traveller's Dream Boxroom

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37 USD/night for 2 guests

Traveller’s Dream Boxroom is a great accommodation for budget travellers. This small and cozy boxroom, located in Old Town, will serve all your basic needs. Moreover, you’ll have a breathtaking view of Edinburgh Castle from the apartment. You can get to many of Edinburgh’s best attractions (Edinburgh Castle, National Museum, Scott Monument) just by walking. Your welcoming and friendly hosts, a couple with two adorable children, will assist you if there are any problems and give you great recommendations on dining options.

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12. 12. Castle Apartment (88 USD)

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Imagine waking up to the stunning view of Edinburgh castle - well, imagine no more. This apartment is literally right at the foot of the castle and a few minutes’ walk from the Royal mile, National Museum, National Gallery and Princes Street. This is a great central base to explore Edinburgh’s finest. This cosy apartment meets all your needs and has great amenities including cable TV, a stove and fridge. No matter the season, you’ll love the breathtaking view of the iconic Edinburgh Castle from your window.

Castle Apartment

Price: 88 USD

Number of Guests: 2 guests

Travelers Review: Rating 4.5 out of 5(from 220 reviews)

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Explore Edinburgh

Aside from its stunning castle and gorgeous streets, Edinburgh is also famous for its exciting festivals. Most notably, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world’s largest arts festival and occurs in August. Thus, do book your accommodations early, especially during July to September. Additionally, check out what’s happening in Edinburgh during your period of visit. The Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo are festivals that are not to be missed as well.

This article was originally published on Feb 22, 2016

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