The 10 Best Airbnbs in Edinburgh’s Old Town

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Looking for Airbnbs in Edinburgh’s Old Town? The Old Town is a popular area of Edinburgh enriched with culture. Right at its core is the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, which juts out of an extinct volcano. The Royal Mile contains many narrow alleyways and traditional buildings with pubs, restaurants, souvenir shops and museums occupying the majority of the street, which stretches from the castle to the Scottish Parliament. There are numerous Airbnbs to rent in Edinburgh, so let’s see where the best ones are in the Old Town.

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Apartment with Salisbury Crags Views

Located in a quiet area in between Holyrood and Southside, this 1 bedroom apartment has a stunning view of the Salisbury Crags.

A short walk from Edinburgh’s Old Town, it is best suited for couples who are looking to stay in a more relaxing place away from the liveliness of the city centre.

Included is an adequately-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, and washing facilities.

The host lives nearby and has been highly reviewed by previous guests, especially for excellent communication and cleanliness of the apartment.

  • Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 75
  • Host: Stewart

Arthur’s Seat View Apartment

Located in a quiet neighbourhood near Holyrood Park, home to the famous Arthur’s Seat, this 1 bedroom apartment is in a convenient location for visiting the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace.

This first-floor accommodation is suitable for business travellers and couples.

Free on-street parking is available in addition to a TV, Wi-Fi, heating and washing facilities.

This Airbnb is perfect for a cheap getaway in Edinburgh and has received some great reviews from previous guests.

  • Location: Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 51
  • Host: Stephen

Castle View Studio Flat

This fourth-floor studio flat has an amazing view of Edinburgh Castle and is located in a quiet area, 10 mins away from Princes Street.

In addition to a queen room, there is a sofabed to accommodate small families.

Some amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, a TV, and Wi-Fi.

The host has received 5/5 stars for their communication on top of excellent reviews from previous guests.

  • Location: Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 3 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 190
  • Host: Robert & Vika

Greyfriars Bobby Apartment

A historic apartment in the centre of Old Town, you will have beautiful views of Greyfriars and the Museum of Scotland during your stay, all whilst remaining close to the Royal Mile and Grassmarket.

With 1 bedroom, this Airbnb would be ideal for couples looking for a weekend break to Edinburgh.

The bathroom and kitchen have been recently refurbished, and the living area has an open fireplace.

Further amenities include TV, washing facilities, Wi-Fi, and heating.

This Airbnb has maintained a 5/5 star rating for cleanliness and communication too.

An ideal Grassmarket Airbnb!

  • Location: Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 85
  • Host: Axel

High Street Flat with Amazing Views

Spacious and well-lit, this Airbnb has stunning views of the city and includes a full kitchen, bathroom essentials, and a washing machine.

An ideal base for couples looking to explore Edinburgh, there are many restaurants and shops on the Royal Mile within walking distance of the flat.

This accommodation is accessed via a spiral staircase, which takes you to the fourth floor of the tenement building, directly above the historic Old Stamp Close.

Some other amenities are Wi-Fi, a TV, heating, and desk space for business travellers.

There is nothing but great reviews from previous guests, with the retention of historical features making the flat very unique and appealing.

  • Location: Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 100
  • Host: Jo

Holyrood Haven by Arthur’s Seat

This stunning house is in a quiet setting whilst remaining 10 mins away from Princes Street.

6 people can stay comfortably in this space, with a double bed and two double sofa beds available.

Encompassed in the grounds are a spacious garden and BBQ, driveway parking, and a gorgeous vinery which fills with natural light during the day.

Also included is an indoor fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, heating, Wi-Fi, TV, washing facilities, and many more amenities to ensure you have an amazing stay!

Public transport links and convenience stores are nearby, with both Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat right on your doorstep.

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At an amazing price, this Airbnb is certainly worthwhile booking for larger parties or a family weekend away to the city.

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

  • Location: Abbeyhill, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 6 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 120
  • Host: Katinka

Luxury Flat by the Royal Mile with Terrace

A beautiful 3 bedroom, newly renovated first-floor apartment situated beside the Royal Mile, this Airbnb is perfect for families and groups of friends who want to stay in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

With a shared terrace, cable TV, and Wi-Fi all included, you will have everything you need for a fun trip to the capital.

Some further amenities are heating, washing facilities, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

The host lives nearby and is happy to help you during your stay if required.

The perfect Royal Mile Airbnb, not quite on it which is actually better to save you from the large crowd noise!

  • Location: Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 290
  • Host: Patricia

Porteous’ Studio

Located beside Edinburgh Castle, this Airbnb is ideal for a weekend away with your partner.

An award-winning apartment, this newly-renovated space is filled with bespoke furniture in the living room, a modern and well-equipped kitchen, heating, and Wi-Fi.

Breakfast and bathroom essentials are provided by the host, which explains why they have received such outstanding reviews from previous guests.

  • Location: Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 200
  • Host: Eilidh

Spacious Home on the Royal Mile in Central Old Town

This Airbnb near Edinburgh Castle is spacious enough to cater for a family of 5 or a group of friends.

The Georgian flat has retained its authentic look, with cornicing and a grand open fireplace in the living room.

Chessels Court is recognisable from Instagram due to the decorative ivy heart on the exterior being a popular backdrop for people’s photos.

Chessels Court Ivy Heart Royal Mile Edinburgh

It is situated in the perfect location for touring the city centre and shopping along the Royal Mile.

Washing facilities, bathroom/kitchen essentials, Wi-Fi, and heating are all included in the price, making it a must-stay during the festive period or the Fringe Festival!

The host offers a self-check-in service and is more than happy to provide any assistance during your stay.

  • Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 bathroom
  • From: £ 187
  • Host: Katie

The Edinburgh Wizarding Residence on Grassmarket

Yes! This is the Harry Potter Airbnb in Edinburgh my muggle friends.

With each room representing a different location from the films, this unique Airbnb is perfect for Harry Potter fans!

Found on the West Bow (which J.K. Rowling used as inspiration for the Harry Potter series), this 1 bedroom space is truly magical and can host up to 4 guests.

Amenities include heating, washing facilities, a fully-equipped kitchen, and Wi-Fi.

Overlooking the Grassmarket, everywhere can be easily accessed by walking, including the Royal Mile and Princes Street.

Also within walking distance are local shops and supermarkets in addition to bus links to Edinburgh Airport and surrounding train stations.

This is an extremely popular Airbnb so book quickly to ensure you don’t miss out on all the magic! Fan of Potter? Don’t miss our guide to all the Harry Potter locations in the city and magic food and drink you must try!

  • Location: Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 231
  • Host: Michael
Wondering where to stay in Edinburgh? This guide to Airbnbs in Edinburgh Old Town shares historic apartments with castle views in the heart of Scotland's capital.

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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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