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

Allison House 17

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNational Library of Scotland8 min walk
    Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh7 min drive
    Popular LocationHolyrood Park13 min drive
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)30 min drive

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Comfort Twin Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Basic Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

5/5 guest room rating
  • 65 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Junior Double Room

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Economy Twin Room, No Windows

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Economy Double Room, No Windows

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Comfort Double Room

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Double Room, Private Bathroom

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

About this area


Allison House 17 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. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Royal Botanic Garden are not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • National Library of Scotland - 8 min walk
  • Greyfriar's Bobby - 4 min drive
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 4 min drive
  • University of Edinburgh - 7 min drive
  • Holyrood Park - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Shawfair Station - 10 min drive
  • AirportEdinburgh Airport (EDI) - 30 min drive


  • Kwok Brasserie — 5 min walk
  • Old Bell Inn — 6 min walk
  • Voujon — 7 min walk
  • Positano — 7 min walk
  • Isola — 7 min walk
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About this property

Allison House 17

3-star Edinburgh guesthouse in Newington, near University of Edinburgh
This smoke-free guesthouse features express check-in, express check-out, and free WiFi in public areas. All 11 rooms offer free WiFi, rainfall showerheads, and TVs. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and showers.
Allison House 17 offers 11 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. This Edinburgh guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

  • Limited onsite parking
  • 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


  • Lockers available
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Staff working hours are from 8-11 AM and 2-7 PM Monday to Sunday. Telephone contact hours are from 2-7 PM Monday to Friday.
This property offers self-service check-in. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. On check-out, the key must be left in the check-out key box in the lobby.

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between December 16 and December 27.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

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)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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 credit card, debit card, or 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 credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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
Alcohol is not served at this property

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Allison Edinburgh
Allison House Edinburgh
Allison House Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Allison House Hotel Edinburgh
Allison House Hotel
Allison House 17 Guesthouse Edinburgh
Allison House 17 Guesthouse
Allison House 17 Edinburgh
Allison House 17 Edinburgh
Allison House 17 Guesthouse
Allison House 17 Guesthouse Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Allison House 17 and receive a full refund?
Yes, Allison House 17 offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Allison House 17 cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Allison House 17?
As of Jan 25, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Allison House 17 on Jan 27, 2021 start from $46, 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 17 pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Allison House 17?
Limited spots are available. There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Allison House 17?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Allison House 17?
Check-out is at 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Where is Allison House 17 located?
Located in Newington, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queen's Hall, University of Edinburgh, and Festival Theatre. Princes Street and Grassmarket are also within 2 mi (3 km). Edinburgh Waverley Station is 27 minutes by foot.
Very Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 92 out of 223 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 84 out of 223 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 31 out of 223 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 223 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 223 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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large and dirty
the room was large and comfortable. The shower was very tiny and a little bit dirty but apart from that all good!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

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very clean and modern. You have to go a few hundred yards for nbreakfast at no 16 but that is OK.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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Lovely self service hotel. In excellent position for access into city centre and the city by-pass,
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
's Trip
Found the place okay, there seems to be a few B & B's, plus Hotels down this road. Self check-in, so no one to talk to(there is a button to push), our room was in the basement, with a window facing the car park(if you looked up), there is room for 5/6 cars on the front if parked correctly, the room had the usual facilities, tea/coffee/TV etc, queen size bed. if you want breakfast this means a trail down to #16 down on the opposite of the road(we didnt partake) The Town is a 1.5 ile walk, or bus ride away. Would I stay again, unsure as above there are plenty of others in the streeet which could offer a better deal
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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