Room in the heart of city-center

Apartment - Private room · Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JG, United Kingdom
Barbara
Your host, Barbara
52 Reviews
Response rate: 95%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Welcome to your temporary home from home, for however long your travels. Basia and Ze are happy to welcome you into their flat in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town with a cozy room available for your stay.

Edinburgh’s Old Town stretches along a high ridge from Edinburgh Castle on its dramatically situated rock down to the Palace of Holyrood where the Queen actually stays on her trips to town, both visitable. The castle and palace are connected by the famous Royal Mile, the oldest street in town, one mile in length, filled with historic buildings end-to-end and all around. The Old Town is characterised by the survival of the little-altered medieval “fishbone” streets, which are lined with some of the best wool shops, pubs, bars, restaurants and historical monuments in Edinburgh.

Our flat in Old Town is located on Guthrie Street. It is a small side street and its 'S' shape links Chambers Street with Cowgate. The best point about our flat is the location. You cannot beat this location. The flat is in walking distance to everything. Only two-minutes walk is separating you from National Museum of Scotland, statue of Greyfriars Bobby, Meadows parks and Elephant House Cafe, where Harry Potter was written. You'll be standing a mere seven-minute stroll from the Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument, the National Gallery of Scotland and Princes Street Gardens, where every December Highland Village and Traditional German Christmas Markets are inviting you for yummy Angus beef burger and delicious Glühwein (a special brew of mulled of wine and herbs). The flat is equally close to Edinburgh Waverly train station, which is where the airport bus also drops its passengers. We cannot forget about the glorious Arthur’s Seat where in less than 15 minutes you can find yourself immersed in a mini wilderness and admire amazing Edinburgh’s panorama views at the same time. So if you are a walker or a jogger don’t forget pack your trainers or walking shoes. You must go for a walk or run around Arthur’s Seat. The best place ever to do it.

You'll be welcomed into bright and airy, Georgian-era two bedroom flat, with its high ceilings and big windows, complemented by wooden floors and all the amenities you'd expect. The flat consists of an open plan kitchen/living room and bathroom with shower.

The bedroom available for you is suitable for one or a couple and, in addition to the comfortable double bed, there is also a writing desk, a chair and a mirrored wardrobe for storage. We always provide fresh bedding and towels. You are more than welcome to make yourself at home and use the kitchen, living space, washing machine and etc when you need it. Coffee and tea and self-serve continental breakfast included. Throughout the flat you will find free, unlimited high-speed wireless internet.

We are both young professionals and huge enthusiasts of Edinburgh, therefore we will be happy to give you great recommendations for restaurants, pubs, bars, walks, shopping and fabioulous Edinburgh’s attractions. So don’t wait any longer and make your booking with us and experience Edinburgh with the locals.

If you are planning on staying a few days, go ahead and book if the calendar shows your dates are available. However, if you are thinking of staying longer, we are able to offer discounts for stays of more than week.

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing with you our cozy flat in Edinburgh!!

Basia&Ze

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $26 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $123
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  • The hosts are very nice and the apartment location is great. Unfortunately, the street is very noisy and the apartment is very small with only one small bathroom.

    June 2014
  • Zentrale Lage, freundliche Gastgeber, niedliches Baby: Hat wunderbar gepasst. Pluspunkt auch: Frühstück war mit dabei.

    June 2014
  • This was my first airbnb experience but I'm already pretty sure it can't get better than this!

    Barbara, Zee and baby Antek are the 'hostes with the mostes'. Super friendly and helpful in every way! I really felt at home. I was travelling alone so it was great to meet wonderful people like this family.

    The room / flat description matched the description. No surprises when I got here. Plus, Barbara warned me that the family had baby before I booked. That was fine with me.

    If you're looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere, definitely book here!

    June 2014
  • This was my first airbnb experience but I'm already pretty sure it can't get better than this!
    Barbara, Zee and baby Antek are the 'hostes with the mostes'. Super friendly and helpful in every way! I really felt at home. I was travelling alone so it was great to meet wonderful people like this family.
    The room / flat description matched the description. No surprises when I got here. Plus, Barbara warned me that the family had baby before I booked. That was fine with me.
    If you're looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere, definitely book here!

    June 2014
  • It was a joy staying with Barbara, Zee and little Anthony. Their graciousness and recommendations of where to go as well as helping us with the internet were so appreciated! Zee provided tremendous help with our luggage. Wonderfully located by the "Royal Mile". My husband and I highly recommend staying in their home while in Edinburgh!

    June 2014
  • The stay with Barbara and her family was really pleasant and enjoyable! Baby Antek is very charming and adorable, and also quiet which is not something you can say of most children.

    The apartment really cannot be any more well-located - it was a short walking distance from all the tourists attractions. While it is located near the tourist areas, the neighborhood is nice and quaint, and makes for a very safe and pleasant stay.

    June 2014
  • The apartment is very central and convenient. Thanks for having us Barbara

    June 2014
  • Very nice people and very close to the Royal Mile

    June 2014
  • If you are looking for a good fall-out base in the centre of Edinburgh, search no longer. You have reached the right page. Barbara, Zee and little Antek - he has the best smile and is quiet at night, for those doubting - are the some of the kindest and helping people that I've ever met. There are no other words to put it. Need a good pub or restaurant? Ask them. Need help finding a place? Ask them. Need information about anything in the city without doing an expensive guided tour? Ask them. Nothing is too much for them. Hell, I even skipped a night out with friends to spend an evening with these people (that's big!).

    The room is small, but you don't come to Edinburgh to stay in your room, do you? Very comfortable bed, very clean bathroon and exquisite breakfast on top of all of that. Totallly worth the money, no complaints. Some say it's something noisy at night, but bringing earplugs cancels all of that problem (the appartment is top floor), I can tell. For those who want it: privacy is respected if wanted. But hey, why have privacy with the ideal hosts on the other side of the door?

    Conclusion: as Michael Jackson would say it: This Is It. Going to Edinburgh is always nice, but by staying here, the fun was doubled.

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay with Barbara and Z. They were extremely welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The location was perfect for everything we wanted to see throughout the city. We would highly recommend staying here when visiting Edinburgh.

    June 2014
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We are a young couple who have lived in Edinburgh for over 5 years and we are happy to share our home with you and give you tips on the obvious attractions and the ' Hot Spots' of the city.
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