About the Homestay
Its a homely friendly space in a great location.This is a lovely room very central where you can walk to the city center in minutes.Numerous buses close by can take you to other parts of the city too and is in a walking distance from haymarket station. Make no mistake that when you come here you are stepping into my home full of (personal) character and this is not your usual neutrally decorated minimalist rental with no personal touch. This is my home fully decorated living space and you are treated as my guests in a way. I would say that "it is more in the bohemian side" quoting one of my beautiful guests some time ago. So if you are looking for just a stereotypical simple place to crash after a long day out and not any cultural personal exchange then probably my home will not be to your licking so it would be better to find something else more appropriate. If you, though, are one of those world travelers that cherish personal human cultural exchange of the place you visit as well as sightseeing, then you reached your destination; this place is for you. Please note that apart from the deposit paid to Homestay we require the rest of the booking paid directly to us as (bank Transfer, Paypal is ok) security after you book which is to guarantee the room is yours. This is no refundable if you decide to cancel in less than 10 days before scheduled arrival time. If you cancel 10 days or more before the schedule arrival time we withhold the right to refund you only half of that payment (excluding the deposit you paid directly through Homestay). This is a double room that has a double bed and a bedside table, a desk and a wardrobe available to you. This is relaxing chill out space. Bed linen and towels provided.
Wifi is available throughout and storage heating. There is a bathtub and shower. Please note that during the busy periods from 11/08 to the 05/09 and 23/12- 03/01 minimum stay is two days and price per night might differ slightly from the display as Homestay doesn't have the facility to display different prices in different periods yet.Thank you
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
This is a very close to the centre and you can walk everywhere in the centre although "everywhere" can be a bit far so there are also very frequent buses to take you back and fro close to your doorstep. Close to the train station too as well as the airport buses and tram. Local supermarkets also abound here. There is a lovely walk in the historic union canal nearby too. Part of the historic waterways transport system in Britain built a couple hundred years ago.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Common sense and courtesy are very important here and as i am keeping to that so i would expect you 'd do too. Respecting each others privacy and yet being friendly and communicative when required.
We take our shoes off while indoors here.
Trust me it feels even cosier.
This is not a place for guys on a stag trip or for girls on a hen night.
I am sorry about that but is not big enough to accommodate noisy party goers or sex-hungry travelers that they want to have "fun" in every nook and cranny of the flat. haha. Well, that was a joke but you get what i mean right?
It will suit cultural visitors that want to experience this very culturally rich city most of the day and come back for a rest and a chill out evening.
Check in is around 2.00 PM and check out is usually around 12:00 noon unless we have arranged otherwise due to your travel arrangements or my work commitments but you will know that in advance upon your booking the dates by just asking me.
As this is a block of flats, or a tenement as we call it here in bonny Scotland, we have to be quiet and discreet so we don't disturb the neighbors.
Pets and children i am afraid can't be accommodated here due to the set up although I personally love them both to bits.
Probably you got the vibe of the place by now but i shall mention a last rule just in case someone was wondering;
smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol and other psychoactive substances are not welcomed here at all.
We welcome, coffees teas joy and laughter.
Payment Method: Please note that we require our guests to pay booking total to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (on top of the 15% service fee paid to Homestay.com, I mean the rest of it.) - Paypal details will be informed after confirming the booking online.
Cancellation Policy: We ask our guests to give us at least 7 days’ notice for any cancellation. Any cancellation later than this will not be refunded.”
Smoking is not allowed.
Quickly response! Tasty breakfast! Clean. Amazing location! Highly recommended!
Nicolas is about 15-20 min walk from heart of Edinburgh. The nice part of this is that it's mostly quiet. He was a gracious and energetic host and helped us find everything we needed. This is a very casual and well lived in home. Not for those who want elegance, but very comfortable. Make sure to know floor and apt # before you arrive otherwise you won't know which buzzer to push!
Very friendly, tidy and clean
Warm welcome, clean tidy room. All in all a very nice experience
Nicholas is an excellent host, he is very helpful and always making sure that you are comfortable . The accommodation is only 20 minute walk from the main places , there is a bus stop in the corner if you don't like or feel like walking :-) , there is a few good restaurants and pubs within 5 minutes . We would definitely go back again!!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.