I'm planning a trip for June '08 and going a bit screen-crazy viewing options for a place to stay. Per person it would be cheaper to go with someone, but all the family who thought, "a trip would be lovely," have backed off when I said, "Let's go!" So, I'm going solo and hoping to stay for 40-45 pounds sterling (approx. 80-90 $US, currently), or less, a night. I've considered hostels but think I need my own room, though willing to share a w/c, if it's not en-suite.
Perhaps it would help with price that my plans are thinking 5-7 nights. I'm in no hurry and will try day trips while having my "home camp" in Edinburgh. One other thing, I look at the gorgeous pictures of some b&b places and they almost scare me with the antiques; I start to wonder if I'll be scolded for touching the furniture.
Internet access is needed to keep up with school work (love those distance education classes!). Walking distance to Princes Street would be great (10 min.) or with a bus stop just outside. Now, I'm probably starting to ask too much, eh?
A simple, homey place to stay, reasonable cost, definitely internet, and convenient access to the sights. Do you have a recommendation?