The 10 Best Airbnbs in Leith

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A waterfront town filled with many seafood restaurants and traditional pubs, Leith is a must-visit place for those who are looking to have a fun getaway in a hip area of Edinburgh.

Leith Walk and The Shore is packed with independent shops and places to eat and links the area to Edinburgh city centre. Leith is a good spot for those driving in the city as there is often free parking close to apartments. With all this in mind, let’s see where the best Airbnbs in Leith can be found.

Lovely Airbnbs in Leith

Leith Walk Airbnbs

1. Cosy 2 Bed Apartment on Leith Walk

A modern and bright space, this 2 bed flat would best suit a group of friends, couples, or a small family.

Fitted with a full kitchen, living area, and free parking available too, this Airbnb is in an ideal location for exploring Leith in addition to Edinburgh city centre, which is easily accessed via frequent public transport departures.

Wi-Fi, washing facilities, and a TV are just a few of the many amenities included.

This flat has been highly recommended by previous guests who have been very impressed by the host’s hospitality.

  • Location: Leith Walk, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 84
  • Host: Margaret

2. Hip Musician’s Home in Leith

This very spacious and bright apartment is located a short walk from Waverly Station and Edinburgh city centre and can host up to 4 people.

There is a dining area beside the adequately-equipped kitchen and a supermarket 5 mins away from the Airbnb, but there are also many restaurants and bars close by too, including an oyster bar. 

Some amenities include an indoor fireplace, Wi-Fi, washing facilities, and a coffee machine.

This Airbnb is accessible through self-check-in and free on-street parking is also available. 

  • Location: Leith, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 94
  • Host: Paul

3. Bright and Spacious Ground Floor Flat with Parking

With public transport links close by getting you into the city centre in just 15 mins, this 2 bedroom flat located in a quiet area can comfortably host 6 guests.

There is a fully-fitted and equipped kitchen, a spacious living room area, and a bath in the main bathroom – everything required for a relaxing trip.

Further amenities are free on-street parking, Wi-Fi, heating, and washing facilities.

Pets are welcome and there are a travel cot and high chair for younger children available, making this Airbnb perfect for families in addition to groups of friends.

The host ensures the flat is thoroughly cleaned after each stay and has received very high reviews in return.

  • Location: Leith, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 bathrooms
  • From: £ 66
  • Host: Phil

4. Quirky Flat 20 Minutes from City Centre

This newly decorated space is found just off Leith Walk – a 20 min walk from the city centre.

Included is an open-planned kitchen/dining area and 2 spacious bedrooms, which can cater for up to 4 guests. 

The Airbnb is located on the ground floor of a tenement building which is several hundred years old, giving it that ‘quirky’ feel.

Some amenities are washing facilities, Wi-Fi, heating, and all the essential kitchen utensils and appliances.

The flat has been highly reviewed for its cleanliness and location, with many guests commenting on the convenience for the many festivals that take place in Edinburgh throughout the year.

  • Location: Leith, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 310
  • Host: Barney & Beth

About Leith Walk

Leith Walk is a long stretch of road starting at Princes Street leading down to The Shore.

Cafes, restaurants, pubs and independent shops line Leith Walk.

The bottom of The Walk meets Duke Street which leads to Leith Links park.

The Shore, Leith

5. Bright and Stylish 1 Bedroom Apartment at the Shore

A spacious second-floor apartment located in the vibrant waterfront area known as the Shore, this is the ideal accommodation for couples looking to enjoy Leith’s many eateries and cool shops. 

Equipped with the essentials (TV, Wi-Fi, and a kitchen area) and numerous transport links to the city centre nearby, you will have everything you need to ensure you have a pleasant stay.

Amenities include heating, washing facilities, and free on-street parking.

For less than £100 per night during peak season, it is no surprise that this Airbnb has only received exceptional reviews from previous guests.

  • Location: Shore District, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 82
  • Host: Daniel

6. Cosy 1860’s Traditional Apartment at the Shore

This historic apartment has retained many of its’ original Victorian features, giving it a unique interior with an indoor gas stove, high ceilings and large windows.

There is a spacious kitchen/dining area in addition to a lounge area with a large TV, not forgetting a newly-refurbished bathroom.

Some amenities are Wi-Fi, washing facilities, and lift access.

For an exceptionally reasonable price, this Airbnb is perfect for a couples getaway, accommodating up to 4 guests in the bedroom and sofabed.

The host is available to help during your stay and previous guests have highly rated the convenience of the location, with many pubs and restaurants nearby.

  • Location: Shore District, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 42
  • Host: Philip

About The Shore

The Shore is a local gem in Edinburgh. Restaurants and bars built on cobbled streets surround the water. A little bit of Amsterdam in Edinburgh.

From The Shore you can walk along the Water of LeithWalkway to the upmarket Stockbridge and scenic Dean Village.

Leith Links

7. Fabulous Studio flat & Parking- Historic Ropeworks

This very affordable studio apartment is close to Leith Links and ten minutes walk from The Shore.

The fully equipped kitchen makes it a great space for those who like to cook in. There is a Tesco supermarket five minutes walk away.

You’ll also find local fruit and veg shops on Leith Walk along with Polish and Asian supermarkets.

A cosy apartment for couples.

  • Location: Leith Links
  • Summary: 3 guests, studio, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 70
  • Host: Lynn

Near Ocean Terminal

8. Apartment with Amazing City Views

This top floor apartment is open-planned and encompasses magnificent views of the city.

It is perfect for couples seeking accommodation outwith Edinburgh city centre.

With lift access, washing facilities, and very good heating, this Airbnb is ideal for a short break in Autumn or Winter.

Some other amenities include a Smart TV with features to access Netflix and other streaming services, high-speed Wi-Fi, free parking, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

All this for less than £100 and remaining just 30 mins away from the city centre is an amazing deal!

Ocean Terminal is a shopping centre (mall) which has a cinema, restaurants and is home to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

  • Location: Leith, Edinburgh
  • Summary: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 68
  • Host: Scott & Jill


9. Fisherman’s Cottage

This unique historic fisherman’s cottage is located in the heart of Newhaven.

This scenic area of Edinburgh is minutes from the Harbour lighthouse which has a stretch of seafood restaurants.

It is also close to Starbank Park which has lovely views over to the Kingdom of Fife.

The cottage has two floors, a kitchen with breakfast bar, lounge with dining area, stairs to the upper floor including the smaller bedroom with bunk beds and larger double bedroom.

The Shore is a 30 minutes walk away and local buses connect Newhaven to the city centre.

  • Location: Newhaven
  • Summary: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
  • From: £ 74
  • Host: Nicola

10. Spacious Waterfront Penthouse For Groups

Looking for a large group apartment with stunning views? This 5-bed penthouse in Newhaven is ideal for those visiting Leith with family and friends.

The penthouse has 3 bedrooms with 3 beds and 5.5 bathrooms.

In addition to the beds in the bedrooms there are three sofa beds and a movable double guest bed stored in utility room.

It can host 10 guests in total and there is free parking.

  • Location: Newhaven, Edinburgh Waterfront
  • Summary: 10 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 5.5 bathrooms
  • From: £ 390
  • Host: MYB Apartments

About Newhaven

A quiet area of Edinburgh, Newhaven has a lovely walk along the waterfront and by Newhaven Lighthouse.

Starbank Park is a well-loved garden with activities for kids.

Seafood fans alight at Newhaven for a variety of types of fish-influenced meals.

If driving, take a run out to Cramond Beach to see Cramond Village. Check out our beaches in Edinburgh guide for more.

Starbank Park Newhaven Edinburgh boat with plants_

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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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