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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

Allison House 16 Guesthouse

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNational Library of Scotland10 min walk
    Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh8 min drive
    Popular LocationHolyrood Park13 min drive
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)19 min drive

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  • Comfort Double Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 118 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsComfort Double Room
  • Comfort Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsComfort Single Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsBasic Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Comfort Triple Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsComfort Triple Room

About this area


Allison House 16 Guesthouse is located in Edinburgh's Newington neighborhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Arthur's Seat and Princes Street Gardens, while Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Festival Theatre are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Murrayfield Stadium or Musselburgh Racecourse.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • National Library of Scotland - 10 min walk
  • Greyfriar's Bobby - 4 min drive
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 4 min drive
  • University of Edinburgh - 8 min drive
  • Holyrood Park - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcraighall Station - 9 min drive
  • AirportEdinburgh Airport (EDI) - 19 min drive


  • Kwok Brasserie — 6 min walk
  • Old Bell Inn — 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Food Studio — 8 min walk
  • Voujon — 8 min walk
  • Positano — 9 min walk

About this property

Allison House 16 Guesthouse

4-star Edinburgh guesthouse in Newington, near University of Edinburgh
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free guesthouse has free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. All 7 rooms provide free WiFi, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, showers, and free toiletries.
Allison House 16 Guesthouse offers 7 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Edinburgh guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free offsite parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 6.5 for adults and GBP 6.5 for children
  • 1 restaurant


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (8:00 AM - 11:00 AM) and Monday - Sunday (2:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 6.5 for adults and GBP 6.5 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Auld Reekie Guest House Edinburgh
Allison House 16 Guesthouse Edinburgh
Auld Reekie Edinburgh
Auld Reekie Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
Allison House 16 Edinburgh
Allison House 16
Allison House 16
Allison House 16 Guesthouse Edinburgh
Allison House 16 Guesthouse Guesthouse
Allison House 16 Guesthouse Guesthouse Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Allison House 16 Guesthouse and receive a full refund?
Yes, Allison House 16 Guesthouse offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Allison House 16 Guesthouse cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
As of Jan 17, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Allison House 16 Guesthouse on Jan 18, 2021 start from $255, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Allison House 16 Guesthouse pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Allison House 16 Guesthouse?
Check-out is at 10:30 AM.
Where is Allison House 16 Guesthouse located?
Located in Newington, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queen's Hall and Festival Theatre. University of Edinburgh and Princes Street are also within 2 mi (3 km). Edinburgh Waverley Station is 29 minutes by foot.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 61 out of 119 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 38 out of 119 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 14 out of 119 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 119 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 119 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Small rooms, toast cost 4GBP and a small hot breakfast was even more. Mediocre place.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Don't Reserve Here
Although not noted, it must be under new management. I had a King Bed, Garden view room confirmed with Hotels.com, but got a Double Bed or Queen in the basement with a view of a wall. When I pointed this out, the manager all of the sudden did not understand English very well and would not make any accommodation.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location was quiet and pleasant, and the room very good value for the price. Breakfast was prompt and enjoyable. I was a shade disappointed that the tea and milk were not replenished during my four-night stay, resulting in having to provide my own.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Very nice room, clean and confortable, easy access to the city centre by bus. Ok price. The only issue is that our room was near the breakfast room so it was a nit noisy since early in the morning.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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