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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  • Couples
  • Families
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We are a young at heart newly 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 ladies and gents 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.

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


Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • 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.

47 Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5 hearts
    April 2018

    When you have stayed with Alexandra and her husband Ken, you really just want to extend your stay. I met the most wonderful couple, who also were the perfect hosts. They went out of their way to make my stay the most beautiful and eventful experience. I felt so wellcome, and was recieved with so much warmth and care. The home was so warm and cozy. Beautiful room with absolutely everything( and more) that you could wish for. Thank you very much for this wonderful time. I will be back.I can on the warmest recommend to stay with Alexandra and Ken.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you Lene we had a wonderful week with you it was a pleasure to meet and get to know you. We are looking forward to your next visit and hope to see you soon.

  • 5 hearts
    April 2018

    An endearing couple, they helped us a lot with information and always attentive. We recommend it definitely

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you Juan and Stephanie. We are glad that you enjoyed staying with us it was a pleasure to meet you both and hear about all your travels as well. Best wishes Ken and Sandra

  • 5 hearts
    December 2017

    I had a really great 5-weeks-stay! Sandra and Ken were really lovely and very helpful. I enjoyed the time in their house very much. The room was very nice and for breakfast I could choose from a rich selection. The bus connections to the center of Edinburgh are perfect, you can reach them within 5 minutes. I felt completely comfortable during the whole time, due to the friendlyness of Sandra and Ken. Thank you very much, once more!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you for the lovely review and hope you enjoyed your holiday in South America with your friend. It was great having you stay with us and we wish you all the best. Sandra and Ken.

  • 5 hearts
    November 2017

    Es una casa preciosa con todas laa comodidades a nuestra disposición y muy buena atencion por parte de Alexandra y su marido. Un desayuno estupendo con muchos detalles y muy completo. Recomendado

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    We are glad you enjoyed staying with us and we really appreciate your kind words. We loved having you both and if you come again to Edinburgh please come and see us.

  • 5 hearts
    September 2017

    Todo perfecto. Son unos anfitriones espectaculares. El desayuno es delicioso y en el autobús tardas 20 minutos al centro, Viene cada 120 minutos. La habitación y la cama muy bien con todo lo necesario incluso café, te y pastas. Enchufe Ingles por si te hace falta. Cuidan todos los detalles.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you for giving us such a great review. We appreciate getting feedback from our guests and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes to you both and hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Scotland.

  • 5 hearts
    August 2017

    Alexandra and Ken are very frendly hosts. Their house is cosy, nice and clean and the breakfast is plenty and delicious. The area is very quiet and can easily be reached by bus. We really enjoyed staying there! Many thanks!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you both staying with us and glad you enjoyed your holiday in Edinburgh. Best wishes to you both.

  • 4 hearts
    August 2017

    ottima accoglienza e ricca colazione.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alexandra in ,

    Thank you for your kind review, it was great to meet you both. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes to you both.

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