Get an overview of this hotel3-star Edinburgh guesthouse in Newington, near University of Edinburgh


Located in Newington, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of National Library of Scotland and Royal Commonwealth Pool. University of Edinburgh and Festival Theatre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Property Features

Along with tour/ticket assistance, this guesthouse has a garden and free breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided.

Room Amenities

All 6 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and hair dryers.

Guest House Amenities

Guest House Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Edinburgh guesthouse also offers tour/ticket assistance and a garden. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Total number of rooms - 6 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Free self parking 
  • Garden 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Babysitting or childcare  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning.


Start your morning with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, available each day of your stay.

Guest House Policies


Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Guest house Name

  • Appin Guest house
  • Appin House Edinburgh
  • Appin House Guest house
  • Appin House Guest house Edinburgh
  • Appin Edinburgh

National Rating

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

Appin House - Guest house ratings based on 88 Verified Reviews

Learn more.
4.5 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
Learn more.

Lovely, family B&B which is full of character

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 17, 2017
Pros: Traditional home, Scottish sandstone outside, lovely high ceilings inside with classic ceiling decoration. Very comfortable room.
Cons: Better quality coffee and tea for breakfast. Coffee in particular was very weak. Milk for coffee/tea in room. I couldn't have either as there was none
Location: Hotel in a lovely area, 25minutes walk up the road to the city. Buses are very regular from outside the b&b
Jim was very welcoming and met us at the door and gave us a thorough introduction to the hotel, the local area, best places to visit, where we could get food that late. He made it clear that he was available for any questions. I stayed in the family room with a double bed and two singles, so we had a lot of space. I can't comment on other rooms, but our room was very clean and comfortable. There were lots of leaflets about sightseeing places to go.
Was this review helpful to you?

Lovely place

5 out of 5
by from South Africa
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Lovely place to stay. Warm, cozy, friendly and the breakfast was delicious. Can recommend for a stay.
Was this review helpful to you?

Cute b&b with friendly staff

4 out of 5
by from Vancouver, BC
Posted Feb 4, 2017
The rooms were very clean and comfortable, breakfast was great, and the staff, though often hard to find, were extremely kind and friendly.
Was this review helpful to you?

a lovely stay

5 out of 5
by from mid argyl
Posted Jan 24, 2017
Pros: so clean and friendly
Cons: nothing to think of
Location: buses to anywhere in edinburgh 3 minutes from door
a nice stay the room was spotless and the friendly staff made this a great stay we would definatly recommend this bed and breakfast
Was this review helpful to you?

Good stay

5 out of 5
by from W
Posted Jan 12, 2017
Staff very friendly, hotel is in decent area close enough walk to city center
Was this review helpful to you?

Very nice B&B

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 16, 2016
Stayed for a weekend the room are fine nice big bed, the breakfast was ample and made well,it`s a 25 minute walk to the main centre but buses run every 3 mintes costs £ 1.60 single.Would come back again.
Was this review helpful to you?

Welcoming guest house in lovely part of Edinburgh.

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 7, 2016
We only stayed for one night, the guest house was very clean and the room comfortable. There was parking which was great, as this is difficult in the city centre. I liked the offer of free breakfast if your child is a student in the city and wants to join you. It was great value and I would happily recommend Appin House..
Was this review helpful to you?

Excellent Stay

5 out of 5
by from Manchester
Posted Nov 27, 2016
This hotel is located in a quiet area of Edinburgh well situated for the centre. It is exceptionally clean with a warm family atmosphere would highly recommend and certainly be returning again
Was this review helpful to you?

a very nice place to stay with warm welcome

5 out of 5
by from Paris
Posted Nov 7, 2016
Pros: welcome of the staff qiuet location
Location: nice gardens in the surroundings, many buses to go and visit Edinburgh
we came from France to visit our daughter who study at university (erasmius). we had very pleasant discussion with our host and all the staff. We had a very interesting presentation about whisky (their different flavors) and description of nice place to visit during our stay in Edinburgh
Was this review helpful to you?

Great guest house close to the centre of Edinburgh

5 out of 5
by from Somerset
Posted Oct 25, 2016
Pros: The breakfast was superb, with a choice of either a continental breakfast or porridge, followed by toast and a full breakfast.
Cons: Kettle in the room could have been better.
Location: Close to transport links and a supermarket within a shopping centre, and plenty of nearby places to eat and drink.
A great guesthouse close to transport links to city, which was only took 15 minutes into the centre of Edinburgh. The room I stayed in was big and had a modern on-suite bathroom. The staff were polite and helpful with local information on getting into the centre of Edinburgh and what is on offer in terms of places to go. Loads of leaflets on places to go within Edinburgh and further afield. I would stay here again, and plan too on a future trip to Edinburgh.
Was this review helpful to you?