A short walk from Waverley Rail Station, Alva is cute and cosy. The guests I met were mostly repeat visitors. Kitchen/diner is well equipped and a good place to meet other people. Host Martin is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
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I stayed at Alva house, and was greeted by Martin, the room was comfortable functional and perfect for a 3 day stay in Edinburgh, lots of nice places to eat nearby and 10 minutes walk to the Gay triangle and Calton Hill, I would highly...More
I've stayed here on many occasions, usually when attending the Edinburgh Fringe, which was the case here, staying midweek. I travelled by train and walked to the accommodation (yes, it's not far out of the centre). Martin the owner was there to welcome me and...More
I have stayed in Alva on a few occasions. It is very basic. A few things I would like to highlight and see improvement. (I work as Health and Safety hence my recommendations) The microwave is appallingly disgusting, dirty and rusty. I would hate to...More
We stayed for 2 nights (Fri/Sat) and were impressed. The owner was very friendly and gave some useful tourist tips. Our double room was very pleasant, simply furnished but spacious. The bathroom was fine, just across the landing. Tea/coffee is available all day. Breakfast is...More
"It's near a busy road so none of the rooms are especially quiet but it's mainly traffic noise, which..."
"All rooms are recommended. However you can hear traffic in all rooms."
"If u are going to stay here pick the room with the private bathroom"