Overview of Capital Guest House

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3.9/5 Good
93 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi



Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh3 min drive
Popular LocationFestival Theatre4 min drive
RestaurantLa Croissanterie1 min walk
RestaurantGood Year1 min walk
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)19 min drive

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  • Double En-suite

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Private Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Twin Private Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Triple Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Twin Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room, Ensuite (Room 06)

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Comfort Double Room, Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 1
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About this area


Capital Guest House is located in Edinburgh's Newington neighbourhood, a walkable area with good shopping. Grassmarket and Royal Mile are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and George Street. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Murrayfield Stadium or Musselburgh Racecourse.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of Edinburgh - 3 min drive
  • Festival Theatre - 4 min drive
  • National Museum of Scotland - 4 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 5 min drive
  • Royal Mile - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min drive
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 19 min drive


  • La Croissanterie - 1 min walk
  • Good Year - 1 min walk
  • Kwok Brasserie - 2 min walk
  • Leslie's Bar - 2 min walk
  • Beetroot Sauvage - 3 min walk

About this property

Capital Guest House

Victorian Edinburgh bed & breakfast in Newington, near University of Edinburgh
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features tour/ticket assistance and free WiFi in public areas. All 8 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, TVs and desks.
Capital Guest House offers 8 forms of accommodation. This Edinburgh bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


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

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)
Tour/ticket assistance


Smoke-free property

Room amenities




Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 1 PM and 9 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

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.
    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

Capital Guest House B&B Edinburgh
Capital Guest House B&B
Capital Guest House Edinburgh
Capital Guest House
Capital Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Capital Guest House and receive a full refund?
Yes, Capital Guest House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Capital Guest House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this bed & breakfast pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 1 PM to 9 PM.
What time is check-out at this bed & breakfast?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Newington, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of National Library of Scotland, University of Edinburgh and Festival Theatre. Grassmarket and Princes Street are also within 2 miles (3 km). Edinburgh Waverley Station is 28 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

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

4/5 Good

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

The property manager was accomodating. It was an overall okay room. Good location!

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Capital Guest House was clean, had a friendly staff and offered us a spatious comfortable room. It was reasonably priced and conveniently located 10 minutes away from Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

    Plain guest house, friendly staff

    This is an average hotel and is advertised as such. The owner is unusually friendly and will do his utmost to make you feel welcome. The hotel itself is in no way luxurious but you will have what you need. You get a small bar of soap and a small bottle of shampoo but no conditioner or lotion. You get a hospitality tray with a kettle, biscuits, instant coffee, and tea, and the staff does remember to replenish them. You can borrow an iron. We found the room a little dark for working. One of the rooms we were in comes with a private bathroom as opposed to an en-suite bathroom; that is to say, you are the only user but the bathroom itself is external to your room. The breakfast is plain. A table is laid out with four types of cereal, a jug of milk, a jug of orange juice, a coffee maker, and fruit. There are scones, toast, and rolls, and you get one kind of sliced cheese, one kind of cheese spread, and jams. There is cable-TV in the room and two wireless Wi-Fi networks. Both networks were okay for speed but sometimes stalled for a minute or two.

    Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2018

    5/5 Excellent

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

    I stayed here for 5 nights during the peak festival season in August. The owner was incredibly nice and helpful, and genuinely wanted his guests to have a great visit to Edinburgh. Room was clean and cozy. The breakfast was a basic continental but plenty to get you up and energized for the first part of your day. Although the location is about a 20 minute walk from the city center, I appreciated the quiet neighborhood considering the city center was extremely loud and full of tourists at the time of my visit. Also, there are plenty of buses in the area (with stops either right across the street or a 3 minute walk around the block) which run every few minutes. I actually ended up taking the buses quite a bit as the 20 minute walk seemed like a lot after several hours of walking in the city center sightseeing/shopping/going on tours each day. But again, this was no problem as they ran so frequently and stopped so close to the house (This includes one of the buses that goes all the way to the airport!). Overall, I had a great stay and would absolutely return on any future trips to Edinburgh!

    Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2018

    4/5 Good

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

    The lodging met my needs as I needed a safe and quiet place to stay while visiting the city with my family. The proprietor is extremely friendly, kind, and provided us with needed information to make our trip much easier.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2018