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Edinburghhouse Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were supposed to stay here for my friends hen do, however the event we were going to got cancelled due to the red and amber weather warnings. The hotel refused to let us change our dates. Receptionist was also rude when I called and hung up on me and suggested I speak to when I didn’t even book through!!!!!When all I wanted to do at this point was cancel! Very disappointed at the GREEDINESS of this hotel considering the awful weather, unsafe conditions outdoors and we missed out on our entire hen do, we weren’t even asking for a refund just a change of dates. Would not recommend!!! Most other hotels around Edinburgh were offering refunds/ change of dates but these people obviously saw it as a chance to make a quick buck off people who didn’t want to cancel in the first place :(

Booked by a company I was working for. This hotel would be ok if you were out for a night on the beer and just wanted somewhere to crash. However those of us that had to work it's not good. It's tired looking and I was tired because the bed was crap. Breakfast poor. However it's cheap.

Small double bedroom with only one heater. It could be OK if you stay far away from the window, but the fact is that the bed is next to the window, so we were cold the first hours. To finish, we couldn't get a shower in the morning, there was hot water only in the evenings.

I just stayed at the Edinburgh House Hotel for three nights over Hogmanay weekend. In the lead up to the trip I was really worried about all the awful reviews that started popping up, but from my experience these have been over exaggerated. For a budget hotel it was absolutely fine, and with the obscene hotel prices in the city over this weekend it was quite cheap (but still very expensive compared to any other time of the year). It could definitely do with some renovation and is worn in areas but for a place to sleep we had no issues, our room was clean, reasonably spacious and the bed was comfy. The only real issue was the hot water was not consistent so we had a lot of barely warm showers. We enjoyed the 20 minute walk to the city but there are buses every few minutes that stop outside the hotel. We didn’t pay for WiFi or breakfast because these amenities were very over priced.

Before booking this hotel we read a lot of bad reviews about it, but we were looking for something cheap so we decided to book it however. The entire building needs a refurbishment, but the room was clean and spacious and everything worked properly. The reception was nice, kind and helpful.

I don't normally write reviews, but I felt I had to in this case. The price is the ONLY thing recommending this hotel. Otherwise, it's awful. 1. Showers: Cold. 2. Heat: Didn't work. 3. Breakfast: Not fully cooked, and available only between 7:30 and 9. 4. Wifi is NOT free. I can handle lots of things, and I'm not picky, but a room should provide heat and warm showers. This place did neither.

Worst b&b i have ever stayed in. Covered in bruises thanks to the springs sticking out of the mattress. Cold room, cold shower. Mould in the toiletry pumps. Dirty rooms, "cleaner" thinks spraying fabreeze around is cleaning. Receptionist was snotty and refused to do anything about the issues. I left a review on fb..... they have blocked me...... stay elsewhere and avoid this s**t hole.

Stayed at Edinburgh house 8th to 10th December 2017. In short , note to self , must pay a bit more to get constant hot water , double glazing and a stain free carpet . Otherwise good and only a 10- 15 minute walk to the city centre. Loads of nice places to eat and drink nearby. The powers that be in Edinburgh really need to get their act together and do what it takes to help the many homeless people there. I have never seen so many in all the cities I have stayed in and in temperatures of several degrees below zero,

Positive: Very friendly and helpful receptionist (from Sardinia). Good location, not far from City centre and on bus route. Number 11 bus route with regular service. One of the cheapest hotels we found close to city centre. Beds comfortable, bedroom and shower room clean but rather small. We booked a twin room and our room had one single and one double bed with not much room to move around.. Negative: The hotel is very shabby and badly in need of refurbishment. Shabby carpet and paintwork. Down-market from a Youth Hostel, but ok as a place to lay your head for one night.

I stayed here for a couple of nights with a friend, staff were unfriendly, staff weren't happy when visitors asked if the heating could go on ! Rooms were very basic and beds uncomfortable, weren't able to lock door from inside at night , would never stay here again. Paid extra for breakfast which was just toast and cereal , Wifi was only available if you paid daily .

90-92 Pilrig Street Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Easter Road Stadium
  • Free parking
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Edinburghhouse Hotel places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Easter Road Stadium. The 30 rooms at this 3-star guesthouse include coffee makers and LCD TVs. It's also close to Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Edinburghhouse Hotel's 30 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers. LCD TVs come with DVD players, and guests can stay connected with WiFi.

Property features

Edinburghhouse Hotel features WiFi in public areas and a garden. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide tour or ticket assistance.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, Ensuite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room (Attic)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

35.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 431 reviews