These apartments appear to be a bit of a lottery. The one we stayed at - No.10 James Court - was a little rough around the edges, but it was clean and offered one of the best locations in Edinburgh for a mere £25 per head, based on a family of four. The WiFi was fine and although the owner warned about the plumbing, we didn't have any problems waiting for hot water.
This apartment is ideal for budget travellers and backpackers, with a fully equipped kitchen.
The sitting room offers a great view of Lawnmarket and you'll either love or hate the constant noise of people and bagpipes.
The double bedroom at the back is much quieter and the bed was very comfortable.
The curtains are too thin, so bring a nightshade. I also thought the bedding was a little sparse for the two sofa beds.
Older travellers and those with very young children should be aware that it's a long walk up several flights of a winding stone staircase.
In a nutshell, I'd happily go again because the location and price were very good. My wife wouldn't, as she thinks that carpet stains and cheap-looking decor are more important than a prime location. However, she did concede that the apartment was clean and wouldn't have minded it when she was younger.More