The 12 Best Airbnbs In Edinburgh, Scotland

July 11, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Edinburgh , you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Edinburgh and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Classical Apartment On The Royal Mile

2 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

This whimsical apartment is a treat to stay in with plush furniture, old portraits and a fireplace. Suitable for a couple or even a girl's trip with your best friend or sister, this apartment gives you Jane Austen vibes but with the comfort and convenience of modernity.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Oak panelled walls, wooden window shutters, and warm parquet floors surround you. Choose from hundreds of books and read in a secret bed box behind floor-to-ceiling shelves. Family portraits and heirlooms happily coexist with works of modern art.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Calim's flat was beyond our expectations. The location was great. It was so central that we didn't use the bus. It's a great place for a quiet weekend” – Seda
“Absolutely beautiful flat, couldn't be happier with my stay!” – Sabrina
“Wonderful. I could stay here forever for I could. Calim is a fantastic host, very responsive and it is clear that much thought and care goes into ensuring that every guest enjoys their stay here.” – Ben
“Calims home was a lovely place to relax and unwind with everything you could need. Communication was great and the property was very clean and tidy.” – Megan
“Calim is an exceptionally thoughtful host! I was especially impressed with the great communication throughout the process. You will not regret choosing to book with him.” – Charity

#2 16th Century Dovecot Cottage In Private Garden

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

If you want a quintessential 16th century English experience, this cottage is the one for you. Set in a private garden, cobblestone walls and wooden floors make this cottage the perfect setting for a wedding or period photoshoot or just an extremely unique holiday especially if you want to be transported back in time. 16th century it may be but this cottage comes with modern comforts and amenities.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Serene rustic-chic. Stunning, quirky & sophisticated. Quietly thrilling. Illuminated ancient nesting boxes. “Architecturally fascinating ancient building tucked away in private garden. Calm and comfortable.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“If you’re debating booking Dovecot, 100% do it. You will not be disappointed. I was blown away when I first arrived, from the beautiful garden to the modern bathroom with heated flooring.” – Ryeannie
“I don't even know where to start honestly.” – Eric
“We loved our stay! What a beautiful, unique space – so thoughtfully and creatively converted, super cosy and well located. Very friendly host who clearly cares a lot about the history and design of the property.” – Gabrielle
“Sarah's Dovecot is beautiful and also much more spacious than we first expected. The bedroom at the top of the Dovecot is perfectly cosy and if you leave the blinds open you can see the moonlight come in onto the sloping ceiling.” – Nastassja
“Beautiful place to stay, great location and lovely host.” – Alexandra

#3 Regal Art-Filled Apartment With Secret Bedroom

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

Perfect for 2 people looking to explore the historical part of Edinburgh since it's just two minutes from the Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland and the Edinburgh Dungeon. A leather sofa, teal bookcase, and comfortable bedding make this apartment perfect for a long weekend in Edinburgh.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Embrace the classic charm of this updated residence. The flat features full panel walls, dark grey contrasted by bright wood finishes, antique furnishings and decor, and a master suite hidden behind a secret bookcase door. Fabulous place and very central – absolutely perfect for exploring Edinburgh with everything in walking distance. “

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Fabulous place and very central – absolutely perfect for exploring Edinburgh with everything in walking distance.We loved the apartment – beautifully appointed with THE comfiest hidden bed and to my daughters delight smack bang opposite Byron & Pizza Expres.” – Leah
“This place is really good fun to stay. It has the best location possible.” – Maury
“David is awesome. He responded to any question we had while we were there in a matter of moments. The space itself was stupendous.” – Tim
“The flat itself is beautiful and quirky and in a great location” – Bethany
“Great place, great location, great communications…all in all a great stay, would be looking to stay here again, if In the area again. Thanks for everything.” – Aaron

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#4 Musician's Home In Trendy Leith

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

The balance of artistic touches infused with common home furnishings gives a casual yet comfortable feel to this apartment. Perfect for two young couples traveling to Edinburgh together, this apartment is in trendy Leith, surrounded by Scottish bars and pubs and also close to Portobello beach.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Serve up a feast on an industrial-style wood dining table and eat out in Leith’s trendy Shore area. A purple velvet sofa adds rock and roll to calming creams and browns where a flickering gas fire, slick hi-fi, and Netflix are set to entertain. And pack your car just outside; free on-street parking in this part of Leith.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Kitchen | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace

Guest Reviews

“The flat was so beautiful, clean and comfortable. It includes all tools that you need. Great location, it’s near from the bus station and supermarket Lidl and Tesco.” – Razan
“Couldn’t fault the place. Excellent location, very well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and bedrooms and very clean bathroom. Love the dining table in the kitchen!” – Rebekah
“Beautiful home and location! Thank you so much for a amazing stay, we literally had everything we needed.” – Bitts
“Really nice apartment. Looks exactly like it does in the photos. Really clean and the host was very helpful. Would stay here again for sure” – Kalam
“Lovely place with comfy bed and very well-equipped kitchen! Paul was a great host, he was available at all times and very friendly. We had a good time!” – Bastian

#5 5-Star Edinburgh Boutique Retreat

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

This apartment is ideal for a group of 6 people, tucked away in the historic victorian tenement close to the leafy Bruntsfield area. This beautiful quartier hosts trendy bars, restaurants, and quirky boutiques, ideal for travellers who want a taste of the local Scottish scene. It's also a short walk to Edinburgh’s Old Town and Castle.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Relax after a day of sightseeing in modern, Scandinavian style. Beautiful Victorian feature fireplaces and period details complement the light interior. Within walking distance of all of Edinburgh’s best attractions, you’ve just found the perfect place to stay. Exceptionally clean and cosy, you’ll feel at home from the moment you step through the door. Our apartment brings together the modern and the traditional; the period features of an original Edinburgh tenement with the warm, clean decor of contemporary Scandinavian design.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“I had a good 3 week stay at Claire's. Place was in an excellent location for me to do my shopping and every day workouts at the park, clean and warm and also very stylish and bright! I would definitely recommend!” – Alex
“Claire’s flat is gorgeous – well decorated, very comfortable, beautiful atmosphere and details. It was exceptionally clean and disinfected, and all appliances worked perfectly. There is a fabulous collection of literature on the shelves, which I thought was a brilliant touch.” – Clara
“Claire’s place was lovely, clean and bright. It felt like a real home. It was the perfect base from which to explore Edinburgh, with the Old Town a short walk away and plenty of good restaurants nearby.” – Hannah
“Claire was very helpful and had lots of great tips for making the most of our stay. The apartment had everything we needed and was exactly as advertised. The bed linens were clean and fresh and the bed was very comfortable.” – Jason
“We had a fabulous time staying at Claire’s place. The apartment is in a great location for exploring Edinburgh, but also very cosy for lazy days. Claire was an excellent host and responded very quickly to any questions we had.” – Laura

#6 1870s Vintage Style Home With Views of City & Castle

3 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

Spacious living, sparkling clean, and thoughtfully equipped to ensure your stay is comfortable and perfect, this apartment is ideal for young couples or a small family of 3. Especially suitable for foodies, especially if you are eager to explore the famous ‘Pitt' food trucks or The Kitchin Michelin Star Restaurant.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Soak up the period charm in every room of this authentic 1870 tenement. Put a record on the turntable, choose a book from a huge selection, or have a relaxing soak in the bathtub. Gaze out the window for a fabulous view of the Edinburgh skyline. ”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Deanna and her place are excellent. Very spacious, clean, and well-designed. A gorgeous setting for travelers or long-term stay-ers.” – Pranam
“Fantastic long weekend in this beautiful apartment. Stunning views, very comfortable and decorated and furnished with style. Would fully recommend .” – Stephen
“Deanna is a lovely host and the house was beautiful comfortable and very clean” – Elena
“Really nice flat made it very welcoming. Being able to make a cup of tea after long drive and having bread for morning was amazing. Would highly recommend and would definitely say again.” – Philip
“Couldn't recommend Deanna's place more for anyone planning a trip to Edinburgh. The hosting, thoughtful touches, cleanliness and decoration were outstanding! Deanna's tips meant that we ate very well in the surrounding area too.” – Bébhinn

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#7 Chic Designer Apartment With Original Stone Walls

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

Slightly outside of Edinburgh Old Town, this chic apartment is perfect for a girl's trip or a family of 4. Easy check-in, close to Haymarket Station, perfect for getting around anywhere else in Edinburgh. The apartment itself is tastefully decorated, with the exposed brick walls reminding you of the historical city that Edinburgh is.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Comfortably relax in a unique and cozy home away from home with original stone walls combined with a classic and modern design. The atmosphere is sophisticated, with high-end furnishings, luxurious linens and bathrooms, and a fully-equipped kitchen. ***Apartment featured @ Good Homes Magazine article ‘Best UK Airbnb's with stunning interiors'***! Self check in and self check out for your convenience and safety!! ”

Amenities

Self check-in | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“The Listing was exactly as advertised. Check-in was very easy. The place was very clean, and located an easy walk from the main street.” – Daniel
“The apartment was perfect it was spotless close to city centre. Eateries close by perfect location” – Andrew
“Very nice experience, comfortable and excellent amenities plus a great location make this a great place for the weekend.” – Guilherme
“Beautiful apartment, very clean & good location – would definitely recommend & would stay here again when visiting Edinburgh!” – Rachael
“A great apartment in a great location. 15/20 minutes walk will take you into the heart of Edinburgh. Comfy and well decorated with all mod cons. Will definitely be looking to stay again when in Edinburgh” – Iain

#8 Vibrant Flat With Fantastic Views By The Royal Mile

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

Touches of vibrant elements pepper this entire apartment, giving is cheerful and bright persona. It's a place you want to come home to after a long day exploring nearby attractions such as the Princes Street Gardens, the National Museum, and Edinburgh New Town. Ideal for a family of 4 who want a refreshing start to their day with scenic views of the Royal Mile.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Prepare meals in a kitchen with streamlined cabinetry and a double oven. Dine at a modern glass table in an open-layout dining area. Sit in the natural light from bay windows offering city views from this colourful flat in a traditional building.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“I thought the stay here overall was excellent. It was in a fantastic location, close to bus stops and the train station, with a lot of the good touristy things to do within walking distance. The place itself was very nice.” – Matthew
“Lovely apartment, great location and more importantly for me..nice and warm!!” – Tracy
“This is a beautiful apartment 5 minutes from Waverley station right in the centre of Edinburgh. The view is stunning. Lots of thoughtful details like labels on the light switches (so you don’t spend ten minutes trying to turn them off before bed!!” – Rachel
“Gorgeous apartment; full of character and super comfortable. The location is perfect. Were I to visit Edinburgh again there’s no where else I’d stay!” – Helen
“Great location! (Center of everything and few min walk to royal mile) Beautiful apartment and awesome view. Andrew was really accommodating offering early check in as our flight arrived very early.” – Mary

#9 Gorgeous Views From An Elegant Apartment In Bruntsfield

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

Wake up refreshed and energized in this apartment ideal for 4. This apartment is ideal for those who want a taste of Edinburgh's buzzing cultural hub that’s brimming with exciting eateries and shops. This flat has all the amenities of a comfortable abode, from fresh white walls, a chaise lounge near the balcony, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Revel in the sleek design of a kitchen with glossy black counters set along a wall adorned with dramatic figure artworks. Recline with a book in a lounge chair staged in soft planes of daylight from bay windows offering picturesque city views. ”

Amenities

Self check-in | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Apartment was beautiful and clean. Had everything we needed, couldn’t have asked for more!” – Abby
“Lovely space and Zoryana made sure we have everything we needed. Would definitely book again the next time we are in Edinburgh.” – Grace
“The apartment is just spectacular! We had the best stay in Edinburgh all thanks to this place. Beautifully decorated and modern decor, just what we were looking for.” – Rhianna
“Very enjoyable stay, great location in a very nice and clean accomodation.” – Fraser
“This beautiful flat is in the most wonderful location – such a gorgeous neighbourhood. Zoryana was very accommodating and helpful. I would definitely stay again!” – Vala

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#10 Stylish Georgian Apartment Close To The Royal Mile

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

If you're looking for a simple yet comfortable apartment to spend a weekend in Edinburgh to enjoy the company of yourself, do some meditation, read or just catch up with movies and series, this apartment may be it. It's ideal for one to 2 people with all the comforts and amenities you'd want from a hotel. When you need some fresh air, head out to Polentoni for some tea or the Holyrood Palace and Park, both within walking distance.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Relax in a stylish Georgian apartment in the heart of historic Edinburgh, a short walk from the famous Royal Mile yet quietly located overlooking gardens. Enjoy the original photography and interesting books and magazines while taking in the views. “

Amenities

Full kitchen | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | TV | Coffee maker | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Great place, amazing location and great host. Its perfect for 2 people exploring Scotland. I would highly recommend” – Rasesh
“I really really really had a great time here. It's my first time using Airbnb and I am really satisfied with my first choice. Thank you for all the sevices you've done for me!” – Soyoun
“This accomodation is perfect. It‘s very well located, you can walk to the Hollyrod Palace in about 5 to 10 minutes and the old town in about 15 minutes. The appartment is decorated nicely and everything we needed was there.” – Amira-Theres
“Beautiful place in a great location! I had such a wonderful time and to come home to a comfortable Airbnb was just a perfect end to the day. Would definitely stay again” – Sarah
“Lovely apartment, just a short walk from all local attractions, free parking in the bus lane down the street from 5:30pm Friday until Monday morning, would definitely recommend and will book again” – Jack

#11 Stunning Architect-Designed Home Near King's Theatre

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

Just a few minutes walk from King's Theatre and Princes Street, sits this beautiful and minimalist home with sleek furnishing and thoughtful decorations. Ideal if exploring the Meadows is on your must-do list in Edinburgh, as it is a short walking distance.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Step into a sleek white and grey world with clean lines and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise the natural light. High-end furnishings, dramatic flush mount lighting, underfloor heating, and a private urban courtyard all add to its upmarket feel.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | TV | Coffee maker | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Carolines place was really nice, handy for city centre & local bars & restaurants.” – John
“This modern beauty is small yet spacious and located in a very convenient, safe, quiet spot, far from the busy streets and tourists. Caroline was accommodating, friendly, and easy to communicate with. Long live heated floors!” – Nathan
“Home away from home wonderful:) Thank you again. Great place to stay:)” – Evonne
“I have high expectations especially when it comes to hygiene, and I can safely say that Caroline's place was immaculate, not a single spec of dust or any strange odour. Thoroughly impressed with the condition of the place.” – Zara Aiman
“Caroline is a wonderful host! The place was clean and very modern like home from home. You couldn’t get a better location!” – Georgia

#12 Stylish Georgian Writer's Apartment In The Heart Of New Town

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

If you have been having writer's block and you're looking for a place to get inspired and motivated, why not book yourself into this apartment? A cozy nook overlooks the street beyond, perfect for writing, reading or just having a cup of tea. This listing is close to many of Edinburgh's landmarks, pubs, and bars for an evening stroll.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Plan the day's agenda at the window seat overlooking the city before heading across the street for warm croissants. White-paneled windows, built-in bookcases, and a black stone fireplace are the centerpieces of this charming, chic home. The apartment is located on the top floor of a traditional Georgian building in Edinburgh's New Town. With pleasant city views reaching out to The Forth and Fife.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful house and good location!Cute and stylish inside. It's a great place for a family to stay in and explore Edinburgh” – Synclair
“Beautiful apartment, conveniently located, easy communication–couldn't ask for more!” – Lynne
“This was an amazing home for us for the weekend. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. The location was perfect—we like walking and it was the perfect distance from the city centre!” – Ashley
“Fantastic location, with awesome rooftop views. Right next to everything you need. The check in system was nice and easy.” – Edward
“We had a great time. The location of the flat was spot on. Everything in suitable walking distance.” – Michael

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