The hotel is located in Leith which is a in a suburb outside of Edinburgh, you need a bus to get to the city, the no.12 is just outside of the hotel, and drops you off in Princes Street, but when you go to the other side of the street for the return, none of the bus stops have the number 12 stop at it, so you need a no.16 go two stops up and then get the no.12, easy once you have figured that out, with a lot of help from the locals, it's worth doing as it is cheap £4 for a day ticket, you can use as many buses as you like. O.K. Back to the hotel. The staff are helpful and friendly the room clean and tidy, I was in the basement which has a Sani flow system it's bit noisy but only when your fellow guests use the shower, toilet, and sink at odd hours,(if I used the toilet in the night I flushed it in the morning) the bed was o.k. but I missed mine, but if you want to stay away from the city, for some quiet, Sani flow not with standing and are o.k. using buses then this ideal. Because of the festival and tattoo in August, finding a cheap hotel in, or near Edinburgh is impossible.