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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

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

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Contactless check-in
Hand sanitiser provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationFestival Theatre7 min drive
Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh8 min drive
Popular LocationNational Museum of Scotland9 min drive
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)34 min drive

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  • Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsTwin Room
  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Family Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Twin Room, External Private Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsTwin Room, External Private Bathroom
  • Basic Single Room, Ensuite with Shower, City View

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsBasic Single Room, Ensuite with Shower, City View

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 Royal Mile. 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 - 7 min drive
  • University of Edinburgh - 8 min drive
  • National Museum of Scotland - 9 min drive
  • Royal Mile - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcraighall Station - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 34 min drive


  • Delhi Diner - 3 min walk
  • Kwok Brasserie - 5 min walk
  • The Old Bell - 6 min walk
  • Voujon - 7 min walk
  • Isola - 7 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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

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


  • Garden


  • 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
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • 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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

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
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
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 sanitiser
Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available

Property is also known as

McGregors Guest House Edinburgh
McGregors Guest House
McGregors Edinburgh
McGregors Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at City Guest House and receive a full refund?
Yes, City Guest House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to City Guest House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is City Guest House pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at City Guest House?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this guest house?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 11 PM.
What time is check-out at City Guest House?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is City Guest House located?
Located in Newington, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Queen's Hall, University of Edinburgh and Festival Theatre. Princes Street and Royal Mile are also within 2 miles (3 km). Edinburgh Waverley Station is 27 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for City Guest House

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