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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A five minute walk from Waverley station so a really good location for exploring this wonderful city. We received a lovely welcome from the owners and apart from the several flights of stairs to get to reception and then more to get to the room this is a good guest house. The room was large and relatively quiet.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very good value, friendly staff and satisfying Scottish breakfast. As this is a small guest house, very little extra facilities No Guest lounge. Tea and coffee making facilities are available. There is no lift to rooms. Overall though we will be going back to Elder York.excellent value.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Harry was so helpful with luggage and general advice. Room was comfortable and roomy for an Edinburgh b&b. Breakfast was excellent and in lovely setting. Within easy walking distance to variety of eateries incl. Tesco. Close to galleries, trams, Castle etc.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Location - it was 5 minutes walk from Waverley Bridge( its 20mins by bus from the airport) and if you are visiting London, trains are from Waverley Station which is in the same area also. Waverley mall is located also on the same area. All Hop On Hop Off Bus are starting from Waverley Bridge, there was lots of shopping...

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Canada
Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you're looking for a quiet nights' sleep, look elsewhere. Since there's no air conditioning or fan, you must leave the window open to get some air. It's a very busy street with the bus terminal being nearby, so it's very noisy. Bring your ear plugs. There are loads of stairs to climb just to get to the reception. Really...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Yes, there's a lot of stairs to climb at Elder York Guest House. We wera aware of 2 flights of them but surprised to discover it was actually more than that! With heavy luggage for a 3 weeks tour of Scotland, that was a lot. We managed but were really happy to meet the owner's son the last day and...

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night after our 3 day Isle of Skye tour. It is very close to Waterloo Place were the tour bus drops you off.It is located in New Town Edinburg and at the last stop on the tram, which made it very convenient to get to the airport via the tram,which took 35 mins.We had made an...

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australia
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Stayed for a few nights before flying back to Oz ...and yes I was aware of the many stairs !!! Owner had his son assist with luggage ( thank god ) Room was a bit cramped with 2 suitcases and cabin bags but functional. My biggest grievance was the road noise ! We were in a room on the fron...

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed during the Edinburgh fringe with friends. The lady in charge was really friendly & helpful - nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are quite expensive but you are just off St Andrews square & really central only 5 minutes from Waverly. The whole place is spotlessly clean & the breakfast was excellent! Would definitely go back.

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Norfolk England
Reviewed 19 August 2016

As others have reported the 43 steps up to reception are a workout but so well worth it for the great location, great welcome, comfortable clean room and very good breakfast. Harry, Shirley and Murray go the extra mile for their guests,providing information, directions, booking us a taxi, storing luggage and all with good humour. A very well run guest...

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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
No smoking, homely guest house on 3rd and 4th floor of a grade A listed building, very central location, clean and comfortable with a highly recommended breakfast to suite all appetites. Small pets welcome on agreement, very helpful staff. We aim to please. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elder York Guest House

Address: 38 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range: €72 - €153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elder York Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“I can only comment on room 9.refer to my review”
 of 5 bubbles chrisdooley14, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 is the Attic Room,and has a slanting roof so not good if you are above average height,everything else was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles 910MartinR, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The hotel has a lot of stairs to reception and some of the rooms”
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 of 5 bubbles RichardO612, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back”
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“if you have trouble with stairs ask for a f/floor room”
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