Elder York Guest House

38 Elder StreetEdinburghEH1 3DXUnited Kingdom
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About Elder York Guest House

Boasting well-appointed rooms and a complimentary breakfast, the Elder York Guest House is a cosy accommodation choice that is situated in the heart of Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Playhouse is a five-minute walk from the guest house.

All of the rooms at the Elder York Guest House contain either en-suite facilities or an external private bathroom. Standard room amenities include a colour television, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and ironing equipment.

For convenience, the guest house supplies Wi-Fi in all areas of the building at no additional cost.

Served in the light and airy dining room, both Scottish and continental breakfast options are available each morning. For later in the day, the guest house is surrounded by a large selection of dining choices to suit all tastes and budgets.

Princes Street is a ten-minute walk from the guest house. Edinburgh Castle can be reached in less than 20 minutes on foot.


38 Elder Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3DX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)5561926 | Fax: +44(131)6247140 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Positive Reviews

Exemplary service provided

The customer service delivered by the Elder York Guest House has generated plaudits from essentially all past guests. From keeping the rooms spotlessly clean to offering to help in carrying luggage up the stairs, the service provided by the guest house is said to be virtually faultless.

Within walking distance of most attractions

The location of the guest house was often seen as ideal for getting around the Edinburgh city centre. Many popular points of interest, from the Edinburgh Castle to Princes Street, are within walking distance of the accommodation.

First class breakfast

Many former guests had only positive comments when it came to the full Scottish breakfast served up by the Elder York Guest House. The quality of the breakfast is said to be at a very high level overall.

Negative Reviews

No elevator available

The omission of an elevator was a somewhat regular issue for past visitors that stayed at the Elder York Guest House. This is due to the sizeable amount of stairs that are mandatory to go up before getting to the guest house's rooms, which was especially tricky for those with disability problems.

No possible parking on-site

An understandable problem for some former guests was the lack of on-site parking at the guest house. With that said, public parking options are in close vicinity to the accommodation, which helps to lessen this negative to an extent.

Central location can result in excessive noise

Whilst the Elder York Guest House's enviable central position in Edinburgh is ideal for getting around the city with ease, it does - according to the feedback of previous visitors - come with a cost: external noise. It has been noted by numerous previous visitors that this noise can go on throughout the day and late into the night.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1016 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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    8.4 /10
8.4 out of 10 based on 1016 reviews