Easy going cosy home on Southside.

Homestay in Southside - edinburgh, United Kingdom
£21Best room price
per night for monthly stays

About the Homestay

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  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We are a young at heart retired couple with time on our hands and a spare twin bedded bedroom. We enjoy meeting people of all ages and will be happy to welcome you into our home. We live in an end terraced house in the south side of Edinburgh with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower over bath, living room and kitchen/dining room with patio doors leading out to furnished decking and private enclosed garden. There is a hut at the foot of the garden which has been converted into a gym with assorted weights, you are free to use the gym along with a bicycle which you can borrow if you wish.We have no pets and there are only the two of us in the house. We provide a light breakfast self service with a choice of cereals, fruit, bread/toast jams/ cheeses/tea/coffee/juice. There is also tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Bus stops a 2 minute walk from our house and a direct bus to the airport bus service no 400.

Additional Info

Free on street parking. Towels provided for your stay.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide detector

Bedrooms available for booking


Twin bedded room
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has been recently decorated new beds and bedding. It is upstairs as is the bathroom. The room has ample storage space, tea/coffee making facilities, cable TV/free wifi and smoke detector. There is a carbon monoxide detector in the upstairs hall.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

Our house is located on the south side of the city in a quiet street off the main road. We are 4km from the city centre a 25 minute drive from the airport via the city bypass. The bus stops to the city centre are a 2 minute walk away and there is an excellent bus service every 10 minutes during the day taking 15 to 20 minutes to reach the city centre.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital


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

House Rules

We have no rules apart from mutual common courtesy and please make sure the door is locked behind you when leaving and entering the house.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

54 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    September 2018

    Ken and Sandra where the best hosts. Lovely home with comfy beds. Parking could be a problem but really close to public transport. Ken has a great wealth of knowledge and can give you great information about Edinburgh. Highly recommended.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thanks Lisa and Meg lovely to meet you both and glad you had a nice time staying with us. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best wishes from Ken and Sandra.

  • 5 hearts
    September 2018

    I really enjoyed staying with Sandra and Ken.
    They helped me with everything (Bus, Sightseeing,..) and are very friendly.
    I felt very well and enjoyed the conversations with them:)
    Greetings Lisa:)

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thanks Lisa we are glad you enjoyed staying with us and wish you all the best for your future travels. Sandra and Ken

  • 5 hearts
    August 2018

    It was a lovely stay! Good bedroom, clean and warm. Breakfast were complete and very great too. Alexandra and Ken were very nice. Perhaps we will come back!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you it would be lovely if you came back. We would be very happy to host you again. Glad you enjoyed your stay here in Edinburgh. Best wishes. Sandra and Ken

  • 5 hearts
    August 2018

    Everythingh was perfect! Cozy house, amazing garden, great hosts. Ken gave us tips and directions to city centre. They are superhost for good reasons! Highly recommended!!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you Crina for your kind words. Ken and I are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes to you both. Sandra and Ken

  • 5 hearts
    August 2018

    Nous avons passé un excellent séjour, et surtout nous avons eu un très bon accueil de la part de Sandra et de Ken.
    Nous vous conseillons de venir dans ce logement, au calme, et à l'écart du centre d'Edimbourg, avec 3 lignes de bus pour le centre ville et une ligne de bus directement pour l'aéroport, et cela à moins de 5 min à pied.
    Un super petit déjeuner complet pour le matin.
    A découvrir absolument.
    Karine et Olivier

    We had a great time, and most of all we had a very good welcome from Sandra and Ken.
    We advise you to come to this accommodation, quiet, and away from the center of Edinburgh, with 3 bus lines to the city center and a bus directly to the airport, and within 5 minutes walk.
    A great full breakfast for the morning.
    To discover absolutely.
    Karine and Olivier

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you Karin and Olivier. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are glad you enjoyed staying with us. Best wishes Sandra and Ken

  • 5 hearts
    August 2018

    Everything was perfect and got really spoiled with generosity and they have a lovely garden to relax in.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you glad you liked staying with us. We enjoyed having you both and hope to see you again
    If you come back to Edinburgh.

  • 5 hearts
    July 2018

    I had such a fantastic stay with Sandra and Ken! They are absolutely lovely and are incredibly welcoming and friendly. Sandra and Ken were also very helpful and good fun to have a chat with! The room and house were lovely and the breakfast selection was also great. I will definitely stay again if I’m in Edinburgh, thank you Sandra and Ken!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you Sam glad you enjoyed staying with us you were great company and we would love you to visit us again if you come back to Edinburgh. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

  • 5 hearts
    June 2018

    We stayed here for 7 nights. It was simply perfect. Gracious hosts, we felt right at home. The breakfast is great and plenty to choose from. We had a great stay. Would definetly recommend and if we're nearby we would definetly book again. Thank you again for our great holiday!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed staying with us and had a good time in Edinburgh. We would be very happy to host you again.
    Best wishes to you both.

  • 3 hearts
    May 2018

    Modest, but clean, close to a bus to downtown...friendly helpful host, when I arrived by train from London, I was overwhelmed, but Alexandra’s directions were spot on. Good value

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you. We hope you enjoy the remainder of your holiday in Scotland.

  • 5 hearts
    April 2018

    It was beautiful. Alexandra and Ken were very nice. We had a greatful time. The room was clean and it was great that tea, coffee and some sweets are in the room for a nice welcome. The breakfast was outstanding. Thank you very much for the great time.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you Katja it was lovely to meet you both and we are glad you enjoyed staying with us. Should you come back to Edinburgh we would be more than happy to host you again.

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