About the Homestay
For short term stays or more for students of up to one year or more attending University etc. (DISCOUNT ON APPLICATION)
I would love to host students and members of public on holidays at anytime. i have 2 single beds in one room which has a TV . I am retired from the Fire Service ADMIN side. My students have given me a review recently:
Virginia lives in a lovely home in Edinburgh. The bedroom offered for guests/students is a nicely decorated twin room with Wi-Fi Access, a television and plenty of storage. There are excellent transport links, with buses running very frequently into the Edinburgh city centre. Guests/Students can benefit from a nice home and a thoughtful, hospitable host. Virginia has been retired from the fire service for four years and was an active administrator She is very knowledgeable and has plenty of tourism literature for guests/students if needed.
Students from all over the world have been lucky enough to have such a warm and kind hearted person to stay with. Whether student or guest the hospitality is the same.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
***PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE FESTIVE PERIOD OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MY ROOM RATE WILL BE £20 PER PERSON PER NIGHT***
The above map is not a true reflection of how easy it is to travel to the city. My house is an end terrace house in a quiet area. The bus stop is a minutes walk away. There is a shopping centre nearby and then 6 miles away from town, which is a 20 minute bus ride away.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- 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
****NOTE THAT DURING THE FESTIVE PERIOD OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MY ROOM RATE WILL BE £30 PER PERSON PER NIGHT***
The room has 2 single divan beds, but couples are welcome.
PAYMENT METHOD: Please note that we require our guests to pay 50% of the booking total to the host, in advance within 7 days of the booking being made, to hold your room (in addition to the 15% deposit which is paid to Homestay.com)
You must pay the PayPal expenditure for sending the 50% sum of money by you because if you do not it is taken off the hosts money for the stay and they end up with less.
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.
Ich hatte ein paar schöne Tage bei Virginia und habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus ist zwar etwas außerhalb der Innenstadt, aber es gibt eine sehr gute Busverbindung. Auch zum Flughafen kommt man schnell per Bus. Alles war sehr sauber und Virginia konnte mir auch gute Tips geben.
Virginia was an amazing host. She made us feel very welcome and looked after us extremely well! She was very helpful in giving us sight seeing advice around Edinburgh which made going somewhere completely new a lot less daunting! The location is perfect as it’s only a 20 - 25 min bus ride into town with buses running very often. I would definitely go back there again and recommend her to anyone looking for a cheap and convenient place to stay in Edinburgh. ☺️
Very funny and kind woman, great beds and nice time spent in this cute house. So helpful in any time ! <3
My friend and I really enjoyed our first Homestay experience with Virginia! She is very welcoming and kind and it was always great to talk to her. The house is lovely as well and although it is located in a rather quiet area it was easy to get to the city by bus every day. I will definitely consider to come back the next time I am in Edinburgh!
We had a lovely time staying with Virginia, who is more than accommodating and hospitable. She looked after us very well, even printing some maps for me to take a walk up to Crammond Beach - well worth the trip!
Thank you Virginia, perhaps see you next year!
A lovely homely place, Virginia made us feel very welcome and helped in every way for us to get the most out of Edinburgh. Will definitely go back.
Living in Virginia's home was great! She is a very beautiful person with a big heart. Respecting your time and providing a briefcase for breakfast if you do not have time to do it at home. It will be a pleasure to return to her! I and my boyfriend enjoyed our stay
Viginia was a kind and thoughtful host and she was a fountain of knowledge
Virginia went the extra mile to welcome us and help us with any queries. Her very homely place is a wee way from the city centre, but the local bus is frequent and cheap and a great way to meet the locals. I would recommend this accommodation.
Virginia is such a sweetheart! She gave us many tourist information. We really enjoyed our stay with her. Our beds were so comfortable. THANK YOU, VIRGINIA, FOR HAVING US!!!
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) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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.