The 10 Best Airbnbs in Edinburgh City Centre

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Edinburgh is Scotland’s beautiful capital city, enriched with culture and history. The city itself can be divided into three main areas: New Town, Old Town, and the West End. In this blog, we will explore the best Airbnbs to stay in Edinburgh’s New Town and West End – if you are interested in staying in an Airbnb in the Old Town, see here. There are some distinct differences between these areas of the city, so let’s see which one is best suited for your stay! Let’s dive into the best Edinburgh City Centre Airbnbs for your stay.

Airbnb Apartments in Edinburgh City Centre

Airbnbs in Edinburgh New Town

1 Bedroom Open Planned Apartment

A luxurious apartment with lift access, this 1 bedroom studio has been meticulously designed to ensure that guests have everything they need during their stay.

Princes Street and its gardens are a short walk away, where you can shop and eat to your heart’s content, and you will be 5 mins away from the Old Town too.

With a Smart TV, Wi-Fi, a fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine and more, it is no surprise that previous guests have rated this Airbnb 5/5 stars.

  • Location: New Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 225
  • Host: Eden Locke

2 Bedroom Apartment Near Princes Street

Just 3 mins away from Princes Street and George Street, this 2 bedroom apartment is perfect for families and bigger groups up to 6 people.

With the host being part of a professional group, you will be welcomed in a hotel-like reception before heading to your deluxe apartment, which has a travel cot and high chair to accommodate families with younger children.

Some amenities are Wi-Fi, AC, heating, TV, and all the essential kitchen, bathroom and washing facilities.

Despite being a more expensive listing, you are paying for high-quality service and for a central apartment that is maintained to a high standard in terms of cleanliness.

  • Location: New Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 599
  • Host: Edinburgh Castle Apartments & Suite

Beautiful Studio Flat on George Street

This studio apartment is both spacious and modern, the perfect place for tourists and business travellers to stay due to the very central location.

With lift access, laptop-friendly workspace, Wi-Fi, TV, and more, this Airbnb will certainly meet your needs for a lavish weekend away to Edinburgh.

Both the kitchen and bathroom contain the bare necessities (+ more) in addition to washing facilities also being available.

All the famous tourist attractions are a short walk away, including the National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Gardens.

The hosts are very professional and will provide you with exceptional service throughout your stay.

  • Location: New Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 205
  • Host: Eden Locke

Garden Suite

This compact studio apartment has a private terrace and garden area.

A kitchenette, bathroom essentials, and family features are all included.

Restaurants are bars are right on your doorstep, and you’re just one street away from Princes Street.

Also, Waverly Train station is a 10 min walk away so you won’t need to rely on public transport during your stay since the central location of the apartment puts you within walking distance of Edinburgh’s main attractions, especially Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile.

There are AC and heating units too so it is perfect for a winter or summer getaway.

Previous guests thoroughly enjoyed their stay and the excellent service provided by the hosts.

  • Location: New Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 256
  • Host: Edinburgh Castle Apartments & Suite

New Town Garden Apartment with Home Office

Just 10 mins outside the heart of New Town, this amazing 2 bedroom apartment is ideal for families and business travellers.

The apartment itself is extremely spacious, with desk, living, and dining areas in addition to the kitchen and bedrooms – all of which are beautifully furnished.

Everything you’d need at home you can find in this Airbnb; from Wi-Fi, heating, washing facilities to everyday essentials, including an iron and hairdryer.

All of this for just over £100 per night sounds perfect!

The host has received great reviews for their other properties, and they live locally too, meaning they can assist you during your stay if necessary.

  • Location: New Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 110
  • Host: Yvonne

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Studio Apartment with Sofa Bed for 3 Guests

Found on Castle Street, this studio apartment can host up to 3 people which is perfect for a group of friends and business travellers.

Very close to public transport links, restaurants, and bars so there will be lots of things to do during your stay.

Amenities include TV, heating, Wi-Fi and desk space.

The reviews show that previous guests had brilliant stays and they highly recommend this apartment due to its cleanliness, location, and the excellent service provided by the host.

  • Location: New Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 3 guests, Studio, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 315
  • Host: Edinburgh Castle Apartments & Suite

York Place: Luxurious Apartment for 2 Adults

This ground-floor, self-contained suite is situated on the prestigious York Place; a peaceful location right in the heart of the city.

A spacious apartment, it has been newly renovated but retains some original features.

Wi-Fi, heating, TV, and a kitchen area are some of the amenities included.

Tram, train, and bus stops are all a few minutes away, with major attractions and numerous restaurants in proximity too.

This Airbnb would be perfect for 2 adults looking for a short break to Edinburgh.

  • Location: New Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 195
  • Host: Maureen

About Edinburgh’s New Town

A very elegant part of the city, New Town is filled with Georgian townhouses and wide avenues. Home to many office buildings and the National Portrait Gallery, there are a variety of cultures within the area, with both trendy cocktail lounges and upmarket hotel bars lining the streets.

In terms of shopping, high-street stores are found on Princes Street and more boutique-type shops can be found around George Street, meaning there is something for everyone in New Town!

King George IV Statue George Street West End Edinburgh Shops

Airbnbs in the West End

Bright Edinburgh Apartment

This stunning Airbnb is located close to Murrayfield Stadium and is furnished beautifully with cottage-like decor.

The apartment is very central – just a short walk/bus ride to all Edinburgh’s major attractions, making it the perfect getaway spot for couples or small families who are wanting to explore the city.

Free parking is available as well as a wide range of amenities including washing facilities, Wi-Fi, a spacious kitchen, and heating.

According to previous guests, the host has excellent communication and the convenience of the location has been highly praised, especially for people who are going to be using a car.

  • Location: West End, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 124
  • Host: Steph

Charming Apartment in Edinburgh’s Dean Village

A unique stay, this Airbnb is found on the third floor of a 19th-century courtyard in the peaceful area of Dean Village.

Solo and business travellers are best suited to this unique apartment since it is located 10 minutes from Princes Street, with Stockbridge and the New Town close by.

Equipped with a compact kitchen, washing facilities, heating, and Wi-Fi, you are certainly getting a lot for a cheap price at this apartment, and previous guests have reviewed the location and value for money extremely high.

  • Location: West End, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 85
  • Host: David

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Quirky Cottage in Central Edinburgh

This 1 bedroom cottage constructed in 1850 is a rare find in the city and is ideal for couples looking for a city break.

The property has had a recent modern refurbishment, with a new, spacious living room, dining area, bedroom, and well-equipped kitchen.

Just a 5 minute walk from Haymarket and 15 minutes from the city centre, this little cottage is the perfect getaway for couples and solo explorers.

Free off-road parking is available and there is underfloor heating throughout the cottage with some further amenities including Wi-Fi, a TV, and washing facilities.

With local convenience stores and restaurants all a short walk away, it is no surprise that this quaint cottage has been highly reviewed by previous guests.

This Airbnb features in our list of quirky Airbnbs in Edinburgh.

  • Location: West End, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 196
  • Host: Darius

About Edinburgh’s West End

The lively West End area attracts both office workers and shoppers, especially to the unique boutiques, stores and pubs along Stafford and William streets. Fine dining and casual options are in abundance, with eloquent hotel restaurants and independent pizza and burger bars found in proximity. Trains and trams operate from Haymarket Station, which is 10 mins from Princes Street in the New Town.

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Wondering where to stay in Edinburgh? This guide to Edinburgh city centre Airbnbs shares historic apartments in the heart of Scotland's capital. Including New Town and West End apartments in Edinburgh.

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About the Author: Eilidh has lived in Scotland her entire life and loves visiting Edinburgh with her family, especially during the festive period and when the Fringe Festival is on. As a University student, she is looking to travel more and experience new cultures in the future.

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