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Southside Guest House

4-star4 stars
8 Newington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1QS, United Kingdom

Upscale guesthouse within easy reach of Festival Theatre
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Nice b&b, 15 min walk to city center, very friendly staff.Feb 4, 2019
  • Nice quiet house close to the heart of Edinburgh. Clean and comfortable. Nice…Jan 27, 2020

Southside Guest House

from €56
  • Economy Single Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Comfort Double Room, Ensuite, Garden View
  • Comfort Double Room, Ensuite, Garden View
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite (Four Poster)
  • Comfort Twin Room, Ensuite

What’s around Southside Guest House


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 13 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 19 min walk
  • Princes Street - 20 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 20 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 24 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 24 min walk
  • George Street - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 33 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 18 min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station - 9 min drive
  • Newcraighall Station - 10 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

Southside Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • Southside Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Guesthouse Southside Guest House
  • Southside House Edinburgh
  • Southside Edinburgh
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  • Edinburgh Southside Guest House Guesthouse


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Southside Guest House

  • Does Southside Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Southside Guest House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Southside Guest House?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Southside Guest House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Southside Guest House?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Southside Guest House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include August _21 (3-min walk), Rigatoni (3-min walk), and Filament Coffee (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 44 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Charming Guest House
Wonderful gracious hosts with a delicious breakfast. This is a very clean and charming guesthouse. The rooms on the street side are a bit noisy and ask for twins if you have trouble sleeping in a standard double with your partner. We were walking distance to the sights of Edinburgh.
Elizabeth, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great choice
Really nice room in good location. Despite being on a main road, our room was really quiet. Friendly staff.
Karen, gb1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Super place.
Great little B and B. Breakfast was delicious. I had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs but there was the option of full hit breakfast too. Booking easy and efficient. Really friendly staff. Room was nice. Clean, but not spotless. I had an en suite which was nice but felt a bit Heath Robinson ish. Functional and nice to have the privacy. Certainly not a deal breaker. The only negative I had, and not much can be done about it, is the ambulance station must have been round the corner as the sirens were constant and kept me awake. A real shame as this place has loads going for it as far as I’m concerned. I will look to stay again but will try and secure a room at the back away from the main road. Loads of local eating and drinking options close by as well as little supermarkets. Great bus service.
Nikola, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A highlight of our two week trip to UK
When you book a stay in a foreign country, you don’t know what to expect when you actually arrive. Our stay at Southside Guest House was wonderful. The accommodations were just as described. We had a very restful nights sleep each night, and enjoyed a delicious breakfast each morning. Our host, Mr. Chung, was very kind and helpful. We recommend it, and would definitely stay there again.
Stephen, us3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Don’t believe the 5* reviews more 3*
Average BnB with over inflated views and deceptive pictures. All pretty average although reasonable value. The overall reviews give the wrong impression- an average Breakfast with rooms in average condition. For example. None of the furniture matched, the bathroom was a tight 1mx2.5m squeezed into the room which was clean but there was mould about, a hole in the skirting and ceiling. Breakfast was okay.
Martin, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great breakfast
Lovely B&B around 15- 20 minutes walk into the city centre. The host was welcoming and upgraded us to a bigger room as there was one free. Nice 4 poster bed and decent sized bathroom. Wardrobe with plenty of hangers and hairdryer. Plenty of complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits. Very well located into the centre. The host was accommodating when I asked for an omelette instead of scrambled egg and I had a lovely light omelette with delicious smoked salmon. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would come back again.
Amanda, gb1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Very nice
Like most European hotels and inns it did not provide face-clothes with the linens. That is a little annoying to US travelers. Otherwise, compared to other inns on this trip it was very satisfactory and only three blocks from our kids flat so we were quite pleased. It was in a neighborhood with inadequate parking for rental cars. If you have a car, you might want to consider further out or an inn with parking available.
Dave, us5 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great Location, Lovely Building, Breakfast OK
I stayed at the South Side B&B for two nights at the beginning of September. My room was lovely and large, with two single beds, which I didn't mind because I was travelling on my own. The bathroom was clean and facilities were great. The service from Angie was superb, nothing was too much effort. The only downside was the breakfast, it could of been updated with better produce from the local area, maybe some fresh bread and proper ground coffee (we had instant). This was the only difference between a good b&b and a great one.
Rory, gb3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel to stay in
We were very welcomed, staff always willing to help and not to far from city center
Bozlur, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely relaxed guest house
Fabulous little guest house with very relaxed feeling decorated in style with old furniture. Our room ( room 2) needed a little tlc in the bathroom but the bed was very comfortable and room lovely. The service was extremely thoughtful and we appreciated the chocolate left in the room and the decanter of whisky on the landing. The breakfast was really good. Top quality ingredients a nd really neice service in a beautiful room.
Sandra Marie, gbRomance trip

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