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1 room, 2 adults

The Alba House

3-star3 stars
29 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5PE, United Kingdom

Convenient to University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • The hostess, Kath was very sweet and helpful. The room was spacious and the bed…Aug 3, 2018
  • Booked based on reviews and were not disappointed. Although this was at the start of the…Mar 21, 2020

The Alba House

from €76
  • Classic Twin Room, Ensuite, Garden View (classic twin)
  • Superior Twin Room, Ensuite, Garden View (superior twin)
  • Classic Double Room, Ensuite, Garden View (classic double)
  • Superior Double Room, Ensuite (superior double)

What’s around The Alba House


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 30 min walk
  • Princes Street - 36 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 37 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 40 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 41 min walk
  • George Street - 41 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 42 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 29 min drive
  • Newcraighall Station - 9 min drive
  • Slateford Station - 9 min drive
  • Shawfair Station - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Guests planning to arrive or departure outside of normal check-in and check-out hours must contact this property in advance.

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 in public areas



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the property

Languages Spoken
  • English

The Alba House’s small print

Also known as

  • Alba House B&B Edinburgh
  • Alba House
  • Alba House Hotel
  • The Alba House Edinburgh
  • The Alba House Bed & breakfast
  • The Alba House Bed & breakfast Edinburgh
  • Alba House B&B
  • Alba House Edinburgh
  • Alba House Edinburgh, Scotland


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.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 The Alba House

  • Does The Alba House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Alba 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.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Alba House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Alba House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Alba House?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Alba House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Delhi Diner (5-min walk), Kwok Brasserie (12-min walk), and Edinburgh Food Studio (13-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 26 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
I’d stay here again
Nice location, right on the bus route to/from Edinburgh. Gracious and helpful host. En-suite was modern though the home is Victorian.
Daniel, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Scotland vacation
Large comfortable rooms. Great breakfast and Cath was so accommodating. Talked us through the bus route and told us where the good pubs were. Thanks.
Kevin, us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
My son and I stayed at Alba House for a month. I would definitely stay again and highly recommend. Cath and her family are great people. I also loved Rocky, Zelda and Maisy. Cath can tell you anything you need to know about Scotland. I so enjoyed getting to know her during our stay. She is a lovely human being and works very hard. Her place is charming, clean and comfortable. We stayed on the third floor and the one picture is out of the sky light window in the bathroom. The only thing I would say is don't pick the third floor if you don't like climbing stairs. 😁 I just thought of it as burning calories.
Teresa, us28 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our experience was excellent! The owner was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay
Alba House was a very nice Bed & Breakfast. The best part of our stay was the service and hospitality shown by the Owner who served us a wonderful breakfast and who did everything she could to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Scott, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Owner was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were clean and spacious. Not too far from city centre. Would definitely stay there again when we go to Edinburgh.
Gary, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect weekend break
Great stay in very comfortable room. Easy bus transport in to Edinburgh centre. Good advice available from owner re locality. Highly recommended.
gbRomance trip

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