Welcome to Bala House

Accommodation in Edinburgh

Bala House is a family run establishment in the Mayfield area of Edinburgh, a location which is well known for its beautiful architecture and rich history, as well as for close proximity to the city centre, universities and tourist sites.


The Accommodation

Edinburgh Accommodation

We provide simple, quality accommodation which is popular for its cleanliness and competitive pricing. Although the building is only a few years old, it has been designed to externally complement the style of the surrounding Victorian buildings. Internally there is a modern feel with each room having its own toilet/shower room.


Our Location

City of Edinburgh

We are within walking distance of Princes Street and the main Edinburgh University campuses, as well being on one of the main bus routes with transport going across the city.


The Facilites at Bala House

We provide single and double rooms, most of which have space to accommodate a mattress or cot if necessary (please confirm availability of this in advance). All rooms are on the ground of first floor allowing easy access.

– Wifi
– Towels
– Flat screen TVs with freeview channels
– Tea/coffee facilities
– Complimentary toiletries
– Central Heating
– Ironing facilities on request
– Hair dryer on request
– Travel Cot on request

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Online Booking

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For all Booking Terms and Conditions please see the 'Terms and conditions page'.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we get asked when our guests enquire or make a booking at Bala House.

"Can I leave my luggage at the guest house?"

If you arrive earlier than check in time or wish to explore the city on your date of departure we will store your luggage, provided you bring it after 10am. We take no responsibility for loss or damage to personal property, but will take considerable caution to keep all property safe.

"Can I smoke in the guest house?"

No smoking is permitted in public buildings in Scotland. Smoking is not permitted anywhere within Bala House.

"What can I check in and by what time must I check out?"

Check–in is between 14:00-22:00.
Check–out is before 10:00.

If you are planning to arrive out with these times please contact us in advance and we will advise whether this can be accommodated.

"Can I bring my pet to the guest house?"

Unfortunately we do not allow guests to bring pets with them.

"I’ve missed the first night of a multi night stay- will my booking be cancelled?"

If you are not able to make your first night you should contact us as soon as possible. We can then discuss whether you would like us to try to sell the room on your behalf. Unless we sell the room again you will need to pay for your entire stay.

If You have any queries or would like any more information on Bala house please contact us. A memeber of our team will be happy to help.

Bala House Terms and Conditions

Payment strictly on arrival. Please make arrangements for how you plan to do this before arrival. We accept cards and cash (for full details of what cards we accept please contact us) and we do not accept personal cheques.

We reserve the right to alter our offers at any time.

During New Year a minimum 4 Nights Stays is normally required. We have a minimum of two night stay for weekends in peak period. (July-August) For New Year, August, Rugby Internationals, other Special Events/Periods and "long-lead" bookings - a deposit may be required.

Check out is by 10am unless by prior agreement with manager.

Bala House is a no - smoking house.

We offer Parking on a first come first come basis. Parking is limited and is never guaranteed.

Bala House takes no responsibility for loss or damage of personal property, including damage occurring to vehicles using our parking.

Unfortunately guest's pets are not allowed at Bala House.

Bala House reserves the right to refuse entry to any persons who appear drunk or disorderly


Bookings must be cancelled 48 hours in advance of your arrival date. For example; the last time for cancellation of a booking arriving on 13th November is midnight GMT on the 10th November. In the event of a no show or a cancellation with less than 48 hours notice prior to the date of arrival, an amount equivalent to 100% of the total booking value will be charged.

The term 'booking' refers to all or part of a stay. For bookings made long in advance, or for New Year, August, Rugby Internationals, other Special Events/Periods a 7 day cancellation period may be in place. Please enquire at time of booking if this applies to you.


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Contact Us

Please use the enquiry form below for all queries. Alternatively you can contact us via phone or email, a memeber of our team will be happy to help.

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Bala House, 23 Minto Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH9 1RQ


0131 6676153

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