Bright double room near city centre

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

A sunny, spacious room in a traditional Georgian flat in beautiful Edinburgh. There is a solid pine double bed, with a sofa-bed that comfortably fits an extra person. Come rain or shine (or wind or snow), it's the perfect place to stay in bonnie Scotland!

The space

The flat is located on the second floor of a traditional Georgian tenement, with original cornessing and an original fireplace. The bedroom is very bright, big and airy, south-facing with plenty of sunshine. There is a wardrobe, a chest of 4 drawers in addition to the beds in the bedroom. The flat benefits from recent installation of all double glazing windows. The kitchen is recently renovated, with a dinning table and 4 chairs. Clean dishes and glasses in addition to cutlery, and cookery are all available. Guests have access to use sitting room with a flat screen TV, bay window, an oak table with 6 chairs, sofas and coffee table, again with plenty of space.

Guest access

Unlimited wifi, tea/coffee and shortbread. Anything else you need, just ask!

Interaction with guests

Will meet and greet on initial arrival, and will help you with any questions you may have about the city and around.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 37 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 37
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking or pet, please. Children and alcohol welcome.
Please keep noise to a minimum.
It is appreciated if you can remove shoes in the bedroom, and use slippers provided.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Loren User Profile
August 2017
John was very friendly, easy to communicate with, flexible and all around a great host. There are two rooms he rents out, clean, bright, basic. He provides food for breakfast and lots of shortbread. The place is a little ways from the center of the city, an easy bus ride or maybe about a 20-30 minute walk??
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks for the good review. We are 20mins walk to Usher hall on Lothian road. As I had one comment before, in order to save energy to climb to the Castle it's better take a bus from the bus stop just outside of the flat. It's also a nice walk along the canal, with a beautiful park around.
August 2017

Jenny User Profile
August 2017
John couldn't do enough for us, a very friendly and chatty host. His home was immaculate, we were made to feel extremely welcome during our stay. John advised us on anything we needed to know re: buses, nice walks along the canal and the local area. We will definitely be recommending others to stay at his home in the future. His communication was brilliant, he also said we could check in early as our train arrived much earlier than check in time which was a big help.
John User Profile
Response from John:
It's so nice to have you in the flat, many thanks for the review. And thank you for helping to keep the flat clean. You are very welcome to visit us again.
August 2017

KaNan User Profile
August 2017
John's place was very clean, attractive, and comfortable. He had breakfast food for us and shortbread. His flat was in an area that it was easy to catch the bus to the city center. I recommend staying here.

Charles User Profile
August 2017
John's flat is lovely and spacious. We rented a room which had a double bed and a double sofa bed and plenty of space besides. John stocked the fridge and provided bread, croissants and fruit for breakfast which was lovely. John met us on arrival giving us a comprehensive welcome to the flat which made us feel at ease. The location of the flat is to the west of the city centre, there is a lovely walk along the canal and through Meadows Park, takes probably 30 minutes at a leisurely pace. Alternatively you can reach the city centre by regular bus. Even a late night Uber was only £4.50! All in all, a lovely flat and a great host. Highly recommended!

Taan User Profile
August 2017
Nice double room in a big flat. Really clean and full functionality of all facility with the simple breakfast provided. A living room is really big and comfy. The double bed is comfortable but another bed has a rough mattress which could disturb your sleep. Sharing flat with the host and usually meet him everyday is a bit lack of privacy.
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks Taan for the review. It's a pleasure to host you and group. I provide a private double bedroom in a two bedroom flat. It is spacious, clean and comfortable. I took the advices from a number of guests recently about the sofa bed, now I order a brand new mattress fitted to the sofa bed that should be comfortable enough for most of the users.
August 2017

Byron User Profile
July 2017
John is a gracious, welcoming and hospitable host. His rooms are bright, spacious, and comfortable. He provides milk, coffee, tea, an assortment of fruit and breakfast cereal as well as bread and croissants. Amazing! We recommend him highly!
John User Profile
Response from John:
It's a great pleasure to host you, both of you are so kind, which makes me running Airbnb so easily. We like to keep the flat tidy and clean and maintain a high standard, thanks for helping to do the cleaning. It's amazing we can chat some interest topics, and I very much appreciate the knowledge and experience Byron has. You are welcome to visit again.
July 2017

Kendra User Profile
July 2017
Great location - very close to the bus stop, which got us into downtown in less than 10 minutes. It was very clean and quiet so we could get a good night's sleep. John was a very gracious host and very knowledgeable about Edinburgh. Second, smaller bed was not comfortable but the big bed was very comfortable. Overall we feel the location is a very good value for the price, location, and John's friendliness.
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks for your feedback. It's a great pleasure to have you in the flat. Thanks for pointing out the problem with the sofa bed, the middle frame was somehow exposed and hence caused un-comfortability, now it's fixed.
July 2017

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Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in May 2015
John User Profile

Hi, I am John. I have lived in Scotland for over twenty years, and made Edinburgh my home. I work in a nearby university, and I like travel and sports.

I have used Airbnb facilities for my oversea travels. The location, the size, the comfortability and cleanliness of the facilities are concerns for travellers. A good night sleep provides you with energy to do everything. I wish you an enjoyable stay at my flat while exploring the beautiful Edinburgh and beyond.

Languages: English, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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