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Property Location A stay at 16 Pilrig Guest House places you in the heart of Edinburgh, within a 15-minute walk of Princes Street and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This guesthouse is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Royal Mile and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Edinburgh Castle. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0....

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A stay at 16 Pilrig Guest House places you in the heart of Edinburgh, within a 15-minute walk of Princes Street and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This guesthouse is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Royal Mile and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Edinburgh Castle. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
- Princes Street - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
- Easter Road Stadium - 1 km / 0.6 mi
- Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre \- 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
- Omni Centre Edinburgh - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
- Calton Hill - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
- Waterloo Place - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
- St. And...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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This smoke-free guesthouse offers complimentary parking nearby.

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No frills kinda place

Reviewed 24 december, 2021

Me and my husband stayed at pilrig guest house for 4 days. We stayed in the room designed for 3ppl.Here's a summary of the positives and could be improved aspects; Positives: - Walking distance from the centre of Edinburgh - free onstreet parking - tea coffee facilities and hairdryer - nice hot shower and heating (much needed for the cold climate!) Needs improvement: - instructions advised we need to call at least 72hrs before check in to recieve check in instructions. No one answered the phone and so we had no instructions. This left us very anxious up until arrival. - Not very welcoming, you get your room key and then you're kind of left to it. No niceties or explanation about breakfast etc - Brekky is not included. Continental provided at a charge - we locked our room from the inside at bed time and couldn't unlock it the next morning. We were eventually saved by the house maid who said she'll report it to management. The door was never fixed. We had to sleep with the door unlocked and put our suitcases up against the door every night to prevent anyone coming in! Not great service. No apologies or goodwill gesture for this inconvenience. - no lifts and so if you're up on the top floor (rooms 6,7 and 8 i think), be prepared! - if you're slightly larger than life, the toilet /shower would be a bit of a squeeze. - bed and pillow was uncomfortable for us - from the pics, it looks nicer and modern on the adverts /websites, reality is a bit more basic old fashioned Overall if you're not too fussed about decor, comfort and service, this is a decent place from a convenience perspective. At around £60 I suppose you're getting what you paid for in Edinburgh?!


Somewhere to get your head down near the city centre, nothing more.

Reviewed 11 december, 2021

Cheap clean hotel with a good location is what it has going for it. The not so good; the beds are really uncomfortable, the walls between rooms are so thin you can here everything. There ring door bell can be heard throughout, especially when pressed at 1 then 3 in the morning. We were on the second storey and it woke us up. Yes it is ensuite, however you need to be double jointed to be able to properly sit on the toilet. We had a room for 3 as we had a friend with us. Trying to get dried and changed in an ensuite that small proves very difficult.


A friendly and warm retreat

Reviewed 24 may, 2021

Very friendly staff. Great location. Clean and tidy with a nice warm and cosey room. Lots of restaurants and attractions close by with decent public transport links. Definitely worth a visit, i would stay agin.


Non helpful staff, misleading information, privacy disturbance and dirty

Reviewed 11 november, 2020

we stayed 3 nights in room 5. when we booked it was advertised as small double private bathroom. the bathroom wasn't en-suit and nowhere was mentioned that it isn't. upon arrival we have been notified that is down the hall passing 2 other rooms...i have asked for an other room and they had a family room non booked an available but she wanted to charge us 40 pounds extra a night! what a joke. we put this aside it was too late to book an other place so we decided to stay. on second day despite the do not disturb sign they wanted to come in the room early in the morning. we have asked them why and didn't give us a proper reason (bare in mind i was naked after a shower and had to have this awkward convo through the closed door, terrified that they would just come in as the person was very aggressively demanding to come in... the place was dirty and mouldy. the wallpaper falling and pumped up from probably a leak. absolutely disgusting place and rude staff. we'll never stay again and don't recommend.



Reviewed 28 september, 2019

I want to start by saying the young man in the reception was so helpful to me. How should I start this... he saved me from being lost in Edinburgh. I am from California I was booked at a hotel near fountain park and the taxi driver dropped me off a different balmour hotel and so I decided to ask for help as my last resort and the young man let me in from the rain after I explained what had happened and so he 1. Rang up my hotel (balmour) and asked about me to check in and the whoever was on the phone did not seem to care that much, as he was demanding that if I want to check in it will cost me 20 GBP!!! 2. He called the taxi that I had no number for. Honestly if it wasn’t for his kind gesture I don’t know what I would do, so a big thank you!

Amanda C