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38 North Castle Street, New Town, Edinburgh, EH2 3BN, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.4/10! (score from 226 reviews)
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Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
15:00 - 22:00 hours
08:00 - 10:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
Children older than 5 years are welcome.
All children from 5 to 16 years are charged GBP 20 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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It is very clean, comfortable and in a very reasonable price. Best thing is that it is, exactly in the center of the city. No tram, bus etc is required. All known places are within 15 minutes walking. I definitely recommend this guesthouse.
As most visitors mentioned, the guesthouse is not friendly for people with special needs (it is in the 3rd floor with no elevator etc).
The staff were so helpful and kind, the room full of character, cosy and clean, the area fasinating. All we wanted.
There wasn't anything not to like unless you have a problem with stairs.
Clean room, informative staff, excellent location.
Strange building system - a bit of claustrophobic with two floors of stairs that seem not to have an end when you enter the building for the first time.
It was practically on doorstep of city centre. Clean and value for money.
The location was great, the staff were most helpful and friendly, the rooms clean and the beds comfy. Some of the rooms are beautifully decorated and a good size, others smaller but still have nice decorative touches.
I think it was 4 flights of stairs just to get to reception! I had to move accommodation after a couple of days because I'm older and just couldn't cope with the stairs.
Excellent location for Sightseeing
The location is great, on the beautiful Castle Street, just off Princes Street, a short walk from bus and tramway stops, Waverley Station and the castle. Breakfast is not served in house (as this is a guesthouse, not a hotel) but in a nice Café two minutes from the Townhouse. Very friendly proprietor. Lovely furnishing.
Only a very small complaint: the slide window was difficult to open. And the ventiliation system was apparently just over or under my window, because I could hear it all the time.
the location is very good, my room can see a little bit of the castle, not very far from a supermarket, but before you reach the reception, you will need to climb up lots of stairs with all your luggage!
lots of stairs with my very heavy suit case it was no fun at all, the toilet was so small that i hardly find any place to put my stuff!
Nothing. It was a stressful and infuriating experience to say the least.
I arrived 30 mins after my expected time of arrival (emailed in advance) and was told that my room which I ALREADY PAID FOR had been given to another person because I was 30 mins late!!! I did not receive any communication at the time from this guest house about letting my room to someone else. I travelled a long way and was stranded in Edinburgh with nowhere to stay and it was near midnight. All because the greedy and unsympathetic owner double booked my room to someone else to make more money. Even if I did not show up he would still have made the profit for the room as I already paid online. Eventually I could have my room back as the other person did not turn up at the estimated arrival time. I will not return again as the owner has NO BUSINESS ETHICS. It's not worth the stress and definitely not worth giving business to this kind of people.
Good price for central Edinburgh location. Clean and relatively modern B&B
A little noisy, as our room overlooked a late night bar.
The bedroom was great, it looked great and had everything we needed, even got little bottles of shampoo and shower gel. The staff were amazing - so helpful!
Clean and cosy rooms, we had even view of the Edinburgh Castle from our window. The rooms are on the 4th floor (reception on the 3rd) and there's no lift in the building, so don't take too heavy luggage with you. ;) therefore not suitable for people with lowered mobility. The staff was exteremely nice and helpful and although we would probably find cheaper accomodadion with breakfast for the price, the location (and everything else) was worth it.
The shower had low flow and it was sometimes difficult for us to set it up.
Friendly, helpful staff, with lots of information about the City.
A lot of stairs but we knew this before we booked so not concerned about them, and they do tell you in their brochure.
cosy room, kind and friendly and helpful staff, powerful shower!!
Very close to all of Edinburgh's main attractions. Nice cozy little rooms with a friendly and helpful host
rooms are up several flights of stairs and there is no lift.
Cosy, comfy guesthouse, friendly staff. Really liked the room and the bed was very comfy. Would definitely recommend it or stay again.
Location just slightly too far out from the centre, close but you cant pop back easily if you need to. Shared bathroom was a bit of a nuisance.
The guy supported kindly and managed quickly. We could check in earlier and paid by cash instead of credit card.
Wifi was weak. After shower, water was full and bathroom toilet got wet.
Very central location for the Festival so very accessible for all late night shows. Staff were brilliant very helpful.
Pathetic shower. Tiny hand basin made washing undies difficult. No towel rails. No full length mirror.
Receptionist was great, helped with my suitcase up the stairs and pointed out all the best attractions on a map for me, full of great advice. You can see Edinburgh Castle from the front door and the townhouse is right off Princes Street so location is excellent. Breakfast is not available there but instead you get vouchers to take to another venue a 2-minute walk away - the breakfast buffet there is the best I've had in my travels :) Also if you want a really good place to eat I found a place right around the corner called Gourmet Burger Kitchen which looks ordinary at first glance, but I had the best burger I've ever eaten there (try the Taxi Driver!)
Lots of stairs - I was lucky enough to be on the first floor so it wasn't so bad for me but for other rooms you have to climb higher. You can't get to reception without climbing at least a couple of flights of stairs! Also the room was quite small, particularly the bathroom - the sink was so tiny that I had to duck my head underneath the shelf above it to wash my face. The receptionist also warned me that there is often a lot of noise from the street, but I'm quite a heavy sleeper so I didn't find it a problem. The only thing that did wake me up was the fireworks from the military tattoo, but that will only be a problem if you're there in August. They only last a few minutes and happen around 10:30pm anyway so not too late.
Close to Edinburgh castle. Staff is friendly.
The triple room on the top floor is really small..it's not suit for guys who are tall..
I was traveling alone with a 20 kg bag, and my room was located on the 3rd floor. It would be a disaster if you were a female solo traveler. In addition, the toilet was quite small.
We were warned that this hotel had no elevator, but still… they should have something to carry your luggage all the way up! Service was very good, the room was very nice, although it faced a back street where loads of glass was shattered day and night, ruining your rest time a bit. This hotel doesn’t offer breakfast, but for 6 pounds you can go to a nearby restaurant (Rick’s) and enjoy a nice buffet. Hop On, Hop Off buses are recommended since you can take like 5 different routes in 48 hours. Avoid the one that takes you to the docks, unless you’re a Trainspotting hardcore fan and want to see a bit of Leith.
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There's a building nearby with a faulty air system that produces a nonstop horrible and sketchy noise that ruined our stay. It goes on all night long and the staff made up some excuses to justify it. Bathroom was stinky and poorly ventilated. No hair dryer. No elevator and it's 4 levels to reach the rooms.
We loved the location as it was splat in the middle of the city, nearby the castle and main attractions of the city. The people running the place are nice and very meticulous with their cleaning everyday.
The floors of our room were terribly uneven, to a point that my Dad woke up in the morning with a headache because the bed was tilted backwards with his head directed downwards with his legs a little higher than his upper body. On top of that, due to the uneven floors and his disoriented body, he was giddy when he had his cup of coffee and ended up spilling it on the bed from the bedside table.
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