Double room in central apartment

Homestay in Gayfield - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

Cosmopolitan Modern
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

I have a modern apartment in a block twenty minutes walk away from Princes Street. Mostly myself and occasionally 16 year old daughter.

House Facilities
  • Patio
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 4 nights

Maximum stay is for 12 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Room 1
From £54 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

I have an en suite so other bathroom will mostly be exclusively for use by guests.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

Apartment situated in a quiet street at Gayfield. 0.7 miles and 19 minutes walk from Waverley Station and Princes Street (from Google maps).

Plenty of restaurant, shopping and tourist options nearby including the recently refurbished St James Quarter.

All tram, bus and mainline railway options are within easy walking distance.

Local Area Facilities
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Kosher
  • Diabetic
  • Halal

House Rules

Just respect the property. Happy for you to have visitors but I also work from home so it can't be a party flat.

Feel free to use the kitchen if you are cooking independently but I don't provide a free clearing up service

Smoking outside on private patio only please.

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

5 Reviews

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    Phil was a very kind host, taking care of all our needs during our stay in Edinburgh.
    The room, as well as the bathroom, were very comfortable as expected!

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2023

    My daughter and I stayed at Philip's flat for 5 nights during the May half-term and had a wonderful time. The location is very convenient, with shops ( Tesco and co-op) and bus and tram stop very close by, while still being in a very peaceful neighborhood. We had an extremely busy schedule so we loved to be within walking distance to the old town.
    The bedroom is big and we had our own bathroom. The apartment is a pleasant place to stay.
    If you are a book lover ( I need to mention this ) you are in a perfect spot. There is the largest Topping & Company bookshop and Typewrongers 10 min walk from Phil's, we started and ended our day there.
    Philip was very welcoming and very accommodating, creating an easy and comfortable accommodation experience. Philip is lovely to talk and we'd highly recommend him as a host to other travelers.

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  • Aedftp6mjcdiizmaxyoh3otsmoxlzxkah gbhyktejaw=s96 c

    Age 18 - 24

    4 hearts
    April 2023

    Philip was super kind to us and gave us good advice for our trip!!

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2023

    It was a pleasent stay with Phil. Phil is a really helpful person. I can only recommend Phil's place to others.

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    Age 55 - 64

    2 hearts
    March 2023

    El dueño de la casa es muy agradable,la casa es bonita,pero la limpieza deja mucho que desear,no me gustó nada, Edimburgo es muy bonito

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Philip in ,

    If my translator works as expected I am slightly disappointed with this review regarding the cleanliness. The bathroom (for the sole use of the guests throughout the stay) was thoroughly cleaned before the arrival as was the kitchen, including the oven being cleaned. Just laundered bed linen with brand new pillows was used and fresh towels provided. For the record, this is the minimum any guest should expect and what I am happy to provide. As this was my first time hosting I had absolutely a big incentive to provide a good, clean hygienic experience and at no time were there any complaints addressed to me.

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