We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Edinburgh Central Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
8 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JZ, Scotland
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Edinburgh Central Guest House
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Edinburgh Central Guest House
Write a Review

112 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    68
    38
    5
    0
    1
See reviews for
11
53
9
9
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (25)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (112)
  • Mar-May only
    (25)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (34)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (37)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (16)
All months
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A charming little guest house with great location (literally 5 minutes’ walk from Princess street). Excellent value for money! I can highly recommend this place and would definitely stay there again. My room was on the first floor, it was really spacious and clean. The hostess Morag was amazing. Continental breakfast served was great. Nothing to complain about.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very homely atmosphere, hop step and a jump from Princess street. Reminded me of my B & B days as a student in the UK. Lovely cozy room and great breakfast. Fantastic service: a packed breakfast was kept for us as we had an early morning tour. What made this all the more astonishing was the one woman show... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant..... would defiantly stay here again. Central, clean, helpful, very welcoming and close to everything. Restaurants are a stones throw away. Shops are in all directions yet Hill street is tucked away without the noise of a busy city. Frankly ideal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
doncaster
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only 10 minute walk from railway station. Ideal location for main attractions, Princes' Street and Royal Mile. Guest house has rooms on three floors and we were right at the top so not so good if you have trouble with stairs. Room was very nice, no en-suite but bathroom just next door with shower and bath. No double glazing and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
bc, canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friend and I in our late fifties went on a visit to Edinburgh for the first time. We took a tram from the airport, visited the Castle and picked up several tours which were all in walking distance to from this B&B. Also it is close to Rose street which is lined with restaurants and pubs (but not so close... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kihei, Hawaii
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This B&B was an amazing find thanks to the reviews on TripAdvisor! We stayed here for a few nights and wished that we could have stay longer. The owner was a very gracious and and attentive host. Breakfast was wonderful and our host had food ready for us even though we had to leave quite early in the morning. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Just had a lovely weekend in Edinburgh. The guest house is very clean and comfortable. Central to all tourist attractions and on a quiet street. Would stay here again. We were able to drop our luggage off early on day of arrival and pick them up later on our day of departure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Myself and my girlfriend stayed here for a two night stay. We flew into Edinburgh and took the newly built tram to princess street. From here it was walking distance to the guest house. We rang the door bell and the lady greeted us, showed us to our room on the 3 rd floor and gave us our keys. She... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Glasgow
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I needed somewhere to stay in Edinburgh as I had work there the next day. I always used the Ailsa Craig Hotel but alas that has closed and I've been lookign around ever since for a reliable replacement. This is the closest I have yet found. I agree with all the comments about kind and friendly Morag is - she... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Edinburgh Central Guest House is an old-style B & B just off Princes Street in Edinburgh's New Town - i.e. very central! The owner, Morag, is incredibly friendly and helpful and could not have been more welcoming. Breakfast is continental, but filling and with lots of variety. Morag did us scrambled egg on toast two mornings while we were there.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

24 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (12)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (12)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...

Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay