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3.2 / 5
162 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking


What's nearby

Popular LocationFestival Theatre6 min drive
Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh7 min drive
RestaurantDelhi Diner3 min walk
RestaurantLa Croissanterie4 min walk
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)31 min drive

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  • Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed
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  • Family Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Twin Room, External Private Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Basic Single Room, Ensuite with Shower, City View

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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About this area


Located in Edinburgh's Newington neighbourhood, City Guest House is in the suburbs. Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and Grassmarket. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Murrayfield Stadium or Musselburgh Racecourse.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Arthur's Seat - 6 min drive
  • Festival Theatre - 6 min drive
  • University of Edinburgh - 7 min drive
  • Royal Mile - 9 min drive
  • National Museum of Scotland - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcraighall Station - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 31 min drive


  • Delhi Diner - 3 min walk
  • La Croissanterie - 4 min walk
  • Good Year - 4 min walk
  • Kwok Brasserie - 5 min walk
  • Leslie's Bar - 5 min walk

About this property

City Guest House

Suburban Edinburgh guesthouse in Newington, near University of Edinburgh
This smoke-free guesthouse features concierge services, express check-in and express check-out. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a garden. All 15 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, showers and ironing boards.
City Guest House offers 15 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.
Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Edinburgh guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Guest services

Concierge services
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Free toiletries


Digital channels
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 11 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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.
    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

McGregors Guest House Edinburgh
McGregors Guest House
McGregors Edinburgh
McGregors Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
City Guest House Edinburgh
City Guest House Guesthouse
City Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Guest reviews

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Please please please do not waste your money staying here! It is absolutely revolting. No amenities whatsoever. Half a diluted bottle of soap at the sink but no shower gel etc. Mould everywhere. Dust everywhere. I was over charged as the woman on reception said I needed to pay for the booking and after spending 8 hours in the car I paid it. Only realising when we got to the room that I had already pre paid through Expedia. Took 3 days to get them to refund me after threatening legal action the money appeared in my account immediately. Funny that! To top it all off we left with bed bug bites! Please whatever you do, don’t spend your money with this hotel. Currently still working through Resolver to try and get my money back for this shocking stay!

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Staff & service

This property is like a student doss house - no service and you have to work out how to access your room. The good think was the bus service into Edinburgh and the WiFi.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


One word sums the place up AWFUL. Inhospitable, dingy, the room was far from clean and the wallpaper was peeling in places. The bathroom was tiny and dirty and there was mould growing in the corners of the shower. I wouldn't touch the place a gain with a barge pole and would recommend that others keep away

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

if you are anything but looking for the basics

The place appears ok. No toiletries whatsoever. Very dusty. Carpet on stairs out of rails and could cause an accident. Terrible handwritten notes everywhere. If this hadn’t been paid with 1 reward night I would complain more

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

BEDBUGS!!!! Incompetent management. You had to go outside and ring them if you wanted to talk. Answer was: Give me 20 minutes. Window broken and they would not fix. It rained and got my stuff wet. NO furniture other than bed with lousy mattress. I felt every spring in it. A nightmare. THEY SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN.

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019