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This stylish, family-run guest house is close to Edinburgh city centre and has easy access by bus. It has free Wi-Fi and attractive rooms with Freeview TVs and DVD players. The Southside Guest House is a mile (1.6 km) from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and the shops of Princes Street. The regular buses take less than 10 minutes. The stylish en suite rooms are individually decorated and mix original features with modern facilities. Some rooms faces Newington Road and some look out over the rear garden. A full cooked Scottish breakfast is available, along with vegetarian and vegan alternatives.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

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Number of guests
1 double bed
1 single bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Elinor
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Roy was very helpful when I left something in the room. He found it & sent it onto me. Much appreciated. The room was comfortable & the location great too.
  • Iryna
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The location is not bad, 25 minutes from the city center on foot. The room was clean, clean towels and sweat linen. Comfortable bed and pillows. Polite and pleasant staff.
  • Heather
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Roy was very helpful. He carried my bag up the stairs forme and even put a little fridge in my room as I had some perishable food items with me. Room was clean. Bed comfortable.

Host Information

Company review score: 9Based on 1,285 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property information

Southside Guest House at a glance • Privately owned and operated • Recommended by many Travel Publications and On Line Travel Sites • Victorian Town House built in 1867 • Great location on the edge of the Old Town between the Meadows and Holyrood Park, ideal for walking to all landmarks • Eight individually designed bedrooms with character • All bedrooms en suite • Quality linen, toiletries and welcome hospitality tray • Award winning breakfast all inclusive • Non-smoking house • Free Wi-Fi (fibre optic speed) • No lift! Southside Guest House Edinburgh Southside has had the pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world and our horizons have certainly expanded. People have so much more in common than some of the world troubles would lead us to believe. The guides and online travel sites have been good to us and we continue to strive to meet and where possible exceed expecations. We are not a 5 stars hotel but do try and provide comforts and enhancements, , and some of the little touches are appreciated by many guests staying at Southside. Our location is one of our great strengths and whilst there are many excellent Guest Houses further out, we sit right on the ...

Neighbourhood information

Southside Guest House is situated between the Meadows and Holyrood Park, on the doorsteps of The University of Edinburgh and The Old Town of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle and most of Edinburgh major landmarks and venues are close by including theatres, cinemas and concerts halls. There is an excellent selection of restaurants and pubs within 5 to 10 minutes’ walk radius. Arthur's Seat and Edinburgh University Pollock Halls of Residence are less than a ten minutes’ walk away.

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Southside Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Water sport facilities on site
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese

House rules
Southside Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 14:00
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
Until 11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 12 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
£20 per child, per night
Cot upon request
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
£20 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
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Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

When booking, you must give the guest house your expected arrival time. Check-in outside of the published period may be possible on request.

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

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

License number: 08/03754, A

FAQs about Southside Guest House

  • Southside Guest House is 0.9 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

    • Water sport facilities on site

  • Room options at Southside Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin

  • Check-in at Southside Guest House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at Southside Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.