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In Edinburgh’s New Town, the Elder York Guest House is 1,650 feet from Princes Street. Located on the second floor, it offers easy access to the city’s sights and breakfasts.

Accessed by stairs only, The Elder York bed and breakfast is located in a Grade-A Listed building so some rooms have period features. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, a TV and a private bathroom.

The dining room offers a continental or full Scottish breakfast. Vegetarian and lighter options are available on request.

The Elder York is located in the heart of Edinburgh. Waverly Railway Station is a 10-minute walk away and Edinburgh's main bus station is adjoining the guest house.

Edinburgh Castle and the Scott Monument are all within 15 minutes’ walk while Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament and the Botanic Gardens are all less than 1 miles away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Elder York Guest House has been welcoming guests since Oct 13, 2010

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish


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Host Info

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Elder York Guest House is run by proprieters Harry and Shirley Ogilvie and our wish is to make your visit to Edinburgh enjoyable. We have an extensive network of contacts in the city, and can help you with directions, local information, arranging reservations in restaurants and guidance on sightseeing, should you need it. We pride ourselves on our personal service and attention to detail. A home from home!
Languages spoken: English,Polish
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Multrees Walk
    0.1 miles
  • Waterloo Place
    0.2 miles
  • Omni Center
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.2 miles
  • Waverley Mall
    0.2 miles
  • Scott Monument
    0.3 miles
  • Calton Hill
    0.3 miles
  • City Art Center
    0.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    0.4 miles
Top attractions
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.4 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.5 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.5 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.6 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.6 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.8 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.3 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    1.8 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Arthur's Seat
    2 miles
Public transit
  • Train Edinburgh Waverley Train Station
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.7 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    34.9 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.4 miles
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Amenities of Elder York Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric kettle
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish
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House rules Elder York Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Until 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa American Express Elder York Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

When booking 4 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

Please note that the guest house is located on the second floor and accessed by stairs only. There is no elevator at the property.

Payment is taken on arrival.

Please inform Elder York Guest House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Elder York Guest House

  • Elder York Guest House is 2,950 feet from the center of Edinburgh.

  • Room options at Elder York Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Quad
    • Single

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Elder York Guest House by:

    • Bus 45min

  • Guests staying at Elder York Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish

  • The prices at Elder York Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Elder York Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at Elder York Guest House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.