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4.3 / 5Excellent
117 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

Popular LocationRoyal Yacht Britannia16 min walk
Popular LocationCalton Hill10 min drive
RestaurantChop House1 min walk
RestaurantThe Hideout1 min walk
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)41 min drive

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  • Double Room (With Extra Bed)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Beds
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  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Beds and 1 Single Bunk Bed
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About this area


Located near the beach, Pillars House is in Edinburgh's Leith neighbourhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat, while Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre are cultural highlights. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Edinburgh Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Royal Yacht Britannia - 16 min walk
  • Calton Hill - 10 min drive
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 10 min drive
  • Arthur's Seat - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcraighall Station - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 41 min drive


  • Chop House - 1 min walk
  • The Hideout - 1 min walk
  • Compass - 1 min walk
  • Cake & Cake - 1 min walk
  • The Queen Charlotte Rooms - 2 min walk

About this property

Pillars House

3.5-star Edinburgh guesthouse in Leith, near Royal Yacht Britannia
Tour/ticket assistance, a front desk safe and free WiFi in public areas are available at this guesthouse. All 6 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find hairdryers and safes.
Pillars House offers 6 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. This Edinburgh guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Microwaves and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Family friendly

Free cots/infant beds
Microwave (on request)
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Front-desk safe
No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Free cots/infant beds
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)




Flat-screen TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Microwave (on request)


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM and 6 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 4 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
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 (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.0 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a 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.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • This property only accepts cash for all bookings and on-site payments. 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

Pillars House Edinburgh
Pillars House
Pillars Edinburgh
Pillars House Edinburgh, Scotland
Pillars House Edinburgh
Pillars House Guesthouse
Pillars House Guesthouse Edinburgh

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Guest reviews

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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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

Had a great stay and would definitely come back. Wendy was very welcoming and helpful! Thanks a lot!

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Staying at Pillars House was like staying with family. It was warm and welcoming and Wendy was a brilliant host. The location was also great and we walked through town to Edinburgh Castle and down the Royal Mile. Sure the rooms are dated and access is not disability friendly. However the building is very old and there are restrictions on updates. We would definitely stay there again.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

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

ice stay

A friendly, happy place. Easy to walk or go by bus to Edinburgh central and very near Leith waterfront too.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Perfect accomodation, home from home.

Edna is a fabulous host, lovely, friendly place to stay, easy parking, access to great pubs, restaurants and the city. Home from home, and a brilliant breakfast. Will always use Pillars House when visiting Endinburgh in the future.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019