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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Edinburgh Central Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Edinburgh Central Guest House
Edinburgh Central Guest House
Panoramas (7)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 133: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sine qua non, the USP, of this place is location, location, location. It's plumb in the middle of that cluster of elegant Georgian terraces centred on George St, ie just to the north side of Prince's St, and on the edge of the New Town district. So you're just two minutes' walk from the epicentre of the city. But... More 

Helpful?
Thank maroondoor
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights, and were very happy with it. The plus side: it is perfectly located, even better than I was expecting. We were welcomed, and Morag helped me understand the parking options available nearby, which had been worrying me. The room was basic and functional, clean and spacious. The shared bathroom was fine. The drawback was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bean4Travel
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Morag couldn't be more helpful, from looking up bus numbers and times to supplying mountains of food and coffee at breakfast. Ideal location as only 5 mins to tram for airport, 2 mins to shops and loads of pubs and restaurants.

Helpful?
Thank Nikki T
morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review of the guesthouse.As you say , we are in an ideal location , very central for all bars, clubs and restaurants.Princes street is only a 5 minute walk. Thanks Morag More 

Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Tiny room, in a rather filthy state. Mattress in poor condition. The landlady threatened to kick me out when I bitterly complained and demanded a decent room for the money I paid (£40). AVOID this "centrally located" establishment.

Helpful?
Thank Lonelyago
morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Firstly, the room was booked through a travel agency. We have 2 single rooms , 1 that's is compact with a single bed or 1 that has a small double bed. You picked the smaller of the 2 . You checked into the guesthouse at 2 pm and I spoke to you at 6. You never mentioned anything then! It... More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This guest house is exceptionally neat and clean. One of the best I've been to. Morag was an excellent host and went out of her way to help when my luggage did not arrive. It's really central to most of the attractions and a five minute walk to Princes St. I'll definitely be staying here again.

Helpful?
1 Thank SatchmoMagoo
morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review and guests can judge all comments. I wish you well and welcome you back in Edinburgh Morag More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

me and our lass stayed here for two nights and loved it the room was large and nice and warm. Only a few minutes walk to rose street for a good night out only thing we didn't like was the shared bathroom but it was well worth the money and breakfast was ok and nice .

Helpful?
Thank Karen B
morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taken the time to review Edinburgh central guesthouse.As you commented , we are only a few minutes away from Princes street . We do however, have rooms with their own bathroom as well Kind regards More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

My friends and me went to Edinburgh in three people and spent two nights there. The room is very huge and lively, also bathroom. The best thing is the staff and the owner, they're very nice! Totally recommend everyone to visit here.

Helpful?
Thank Kol D
morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind comments. We hope to see you in the near future. kind regards morag and paul More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I spent 6 nights staying in room 18 on the 3rd floor with a shared bathroom (the only disadvantage was that this room was next door to the bathroom and the shower is very noisy and I was woken if the other guest awoke and showered earlier than me.) The facilities were great e.g. tea making facilities, hairdryer, the free... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carol A
morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments you have written about your stay here at the Edinburgh Central Guest House. As you say we are very central and only a few minutes from Princes Street. We hope to see you soon morag and paul More 

Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I stayed at the Edinburgh Central Guest House during my time abroad in 2012. I was warmly greeted upon arrival and found the accommodations clean and comfortable (including the shared bathrooms, which were spotless). The location was great - a casual stroll away from the Royal Mile. This central location allowed me to make the most of my 48 hours... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ann B
morag s, Owner at Edinburgh Central Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review of Edinburgh Central Guest House. We hoped you had a fantastic time in Edinburgh and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer time kind regards More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We choose this venue after reading many positive reviews online. The location was fantastic, as the name suggests it is central to everything and it was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was a continental style and the pastries were lovely. The biggest negative for me was the noise! Our first night was restricted to a few hours sleep. The noise... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mark M
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

113 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (21)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (8)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (80)
Viewed
Amenities (6)
Viewed
Double with Shared Bathroom (Alternative) (14)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Single Room (6)
Viewed
The Hotel (22)
Viewed
Twin - Double Ensuite (Upgrade to Triple) (15)
Viewed
Twin with Shared Bathroom (10)

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
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Edinburgh hotels
New Town
Frederick House Hotel
Frederick House Hotel
#106 of 151 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 stars 580 reviews
New Town
The Edinburgh Townhouse
The Edinburgh Townhouse
#42 of 445 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 stars 335 reviews
New Town
Castle View Guest House
Castle View Guest House
#84 of 445 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 stars 345 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
New Town
53 Frederick Street
53 Frederick Street
#33 of 445 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 stars 394 reviews
New Town
Queens Guest House
Queens Guest House
#79 of 445 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 stars 280 reviews
Sandaig Guest House
#31 of 445 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 stars 701 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

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.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Guest House is set in the heart of Edinburgh’s bustling city centre and is only a short walking distance away from the famous Princess Street. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Edinburgh Central Guest House

Address: 8 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: $76 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh Central Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Otel, Priceline, Agoda, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your Edinburgh Central Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Edinburgh Central Guest House Scotland
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay