Accommodation – A superior place you can trust





Superior quality and feel at home in Edinburgh.  Krua Thai Cookery School host families can provide short or long-term high-quality B&B accommodation, in the form of a bedsit (for those who are not from the west, bedsit means a bedroom with desk and chair, shared a super clean bathroom and kitchen). Living room for the host to keep their privacy. However, you are welcome to come for a chat but not all the time.  Our price is per person per night.  We do not accept extra guest in your bedroom.   For those who have a  boy/girl friend/partner to visit, you please book the hotel unless you are happy to pay £30/night for using our facility and that all our hosts are running as a business.     

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We offer top quality, comfortable and excellent value residential accommodation in Edinburgh for solo travellers who are looking for a quiet, safe place like home.  You can use the kitchen, washing free once a week, high-speed wifi throughout the house.  The School policy offers you the best accommodation(high-quality home and interior, affluent location, close to bus stop,  to your work,/study) at the best family (very kind, clean, open minded, considerate, generous, educated, professional, manners, empathy) and the best value for money compare to quality).  The various houses in our scheme are all located close by in an affluent suburb (some with parking space off the main road), within an easy walk of Edinburgh University ( 5 mins). Bus stop to Roslin institute (no. 37 every 1/2 hour which is very good to go to a village, Royal Infirmary hospital (no.7) and the city centre ( 15 mins by bus, 35 mins. walk). No pets allowed.   A total of 14 hosts in the scheme.    We are looking for conservative, tidy professional/students /guests that show respect and empathy to our hosts.   Each host will have no more than 2 guests.  

Therefore, we ask our guest not to bring your guest(s) to stay or entertain in the host house to invade our host privacy.  Krua Thai host family have a strict policy on courtesy and moral principle as this to ensure our guest(s) are happy throughout.  (for young non-native speaker:  Courtesy means polite manner, polite behaviour, courteous, respectful.  The moral principle means empathy(think of others feeling, respect, consideration, know the right and wrong that are accepted by social group/individual), not to take advantage or make a good use of others), therefore we expect our guest(s) to have the same quality.

About accommodation in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of high-cost of living cities in Europe.   If you wish to stay in good place, good host, high standard accommodation, good area.   The rent can be up to £900/month for short term ie. 1 – 3  months.  Long term over 6 months can be from £650/pp/month.    This caused many researchers/PhD. students from abroad face with the high-cost of living and prepare to pay extra from the budget they get from their companies/universities.   For this reason, we are confident to say that Krua  Thai offers you the best price for a high standard place, short term.

Talk to us

Please contact us via e-mail: Tel: 0131 664 3036via Skype (Rujira Herd/Krua Thai Cookery School) at the time to suit both parties by appointment only.

Frequent ask questions

  1.  How many people will be sharing within the house:  Each host has 2 spare rooms, therefore each house will have 2 lodgers, the owner, husband and wife which each house/host has 4 bedrooms, dining room, living room, kitchen, utility room, 2 bathrooms.    Most guests here are from university ie.  visiting professors, researchers, doctors, engineers, lawyers, pilots,  Krua Thai international students/clients.
  2. How much for the rent:  From £650/pp/month, or some host will charge £165 – £220/week/pp/week depending on the duration of your stay, except July, August summer time.
  3. Bed sheets and duvet:   We provide you quality bed in all rooms, new set for each guest, quality bed, bet protector, duvet/pillow protector, towels to ensure high standard throughout your stay.
  4. Breakfast:  We provide breakfast, but not for long term guests/lodger.  You will have your own cupboard, fridge, shared kitchen cook at time to suit all, but not at the same time.
  5. More photos of accommodation:   Please send e-mail and ask for Pdf.  we will send to you all.

Our guests

Most of our guests are visiting professors, researchers, PhD.  doctors, post-doc, exchange/internship students or other professionals from around the world.   This type of mature guests love our place and are perfect guests.  Therefore, we expect especially young students to have the same quality:  respect to the house rules and think of others.    

All Krua Thai hosts have strict rules to comply especially moral principle and courtesy.  We want you to be happy here.   If you leave us happy (100/100%  means you are our perfect guest and we thanks for this and respect/understand our house rules. If you leave Krua Thai with unhappy (2/98% age 20-22 yrs old) because you don’t want to be charged for ie. having a guest/boyfriend stay over many nights at the time to suit you or item damaged means you didn’t follow our house rules.    We regret it is your problem you have created and you are responsible not to take advantage our hosts by expecting things for free or ‘overstep’ (to go beyond limit what is considered proper, acceptable or correct).


All Krua Thai host families are within a few minutes walk of a bus stop.  There are several bus routes ensuring buses run approximately every 10 minutes throughout the day and 15-20 minutes at night.  It takes only 15 minutes by bus to reach the city centre.  Buses run almost 24 hours, except Sunday with less frequent.


We offer cheaper transport to and from Edinburgh airport at £25/trip/pp.   Typical taxi charge for the same distance is £27-30 depending on which route/traffic.   Payment in advance or cash on arrival.  Approximately 20 minutes from the airport to the School (other than rush hour).  Please send: airline name, flight number, arrival time and departure time via e-mail/in writing (verbal will not be accepted to ensure clear communication).  

 The reason to choose Krua Thai accommodation


All our host families comply with Krua Thai standards.  Our hosts are very friendly, professionals (ie. professor, doctor, lawyer, teacher, nurse etc). They have been strictly selected by the Krua Thai Cookery School. You will be made very welcome and at home. Several of our host families also host overseas students from Applied Language courses at Edinburgh University.

  • We guarantee to secure your place 100 %.  No cancellation in the last minute.  As other hosts, you may face last minute cancellation. This will cause you a hassle.
  • Effective contact for your benefits:  Check with the contract, bills, council tax, wifi, how to share the cleaning.     At Krua Thai we offer you honest, straightforward, stress-free and very sensible contract.    You don’t need to waste your time and money to come to check the place.  We will sort out everything and ensure you receive the best service from us.
  • Book direct at Krua Thai to avoid commission and secure 100% for accommodation.    Your money will be 100% safe.  A full refund will be paid within 7 days if we fail our promise.
  • We guarantee that accommodation just exactly the same as photos sent to you and shown on our facebook/website/airbnb/wimdu/homestay/com/   If we didn’t keep our promise, you will stay one week free at our place.
  • FREE STAY FOR 7 DAYS IF WE FAIL OUR PROMISE:  NO NEED TO COME TO CHECK OUR PLACE IF YOU LIVE FAR AWAY.   Our accommodation is by far beyond general standard from other places because of our professional training chefs most of them from superyachts.  Our training cost average £650/pp/day as private tuition.  For this reason, our place has to fit our clients.  If you get general universities or students, other landlord accommodation.  In no way, you will see the same standard as Krua Thai offers you.    You will be little shocked how simple they offer to guests as everything is cheap, at least the bathroom is clean on the day of the first visit.
  • HELP YOU TO FIND YOUR LONG TERM PLACE.  We also give you a good reference provided you are good lodger when Landlords /agent ask before they decided who they will take, this way to ensure their property will be well looked after by you.    For those who are new to Edinburgh.  You will be well looked after here.  We will help you to find your long term accommodation ie. 1 bedroom flat on your own and will give you
  • Our super clean bathrooms are monitored throughout the day to ensure super clean at all time, but we are looking for guests that know how to keep the bathroom clean too!
  • Perfect for professional male or female solo travellers
  • For those who are looking for some assistance, a nice, super clean and safe place to stay and those who like a homely atmosphere.
  • Our price is much lower than local hotels and other B&B accommodation.
  • Most of our guests are of a professional status such as visiting professors, researchers and PhD students.
  • Booking is on a first come first served basis.
  • To ensure the highest standards are maintained throughout, all host families require to know who are our guests are before we can accept anyone. Proof of identity, that can easily be checked, is essential. Please include this information with your application.
  • Check-in and check-out date required when booking.   Short term stays are not easy to get in Edinburgh and a lot more expensive than what Krua Thai offers you as most landlords want long term at least 6 months.   Therefore the price we offer short term is very close to the long-term price.  
  • Provide the following information: your full name, career, studies, photo and any social media links as you know who we are and we don’t want mystery person in our place.  
    any health issues that you deem relevant and the reason for your visit to Edinburgh.
  • We will send you our ‘Guest Application/registration Form’ with our terms to which you must agree before we can accept you.
  • Visiting the place.  Visit us last and compare our place to others.   Your visit to each place don’t forget to ask how much you have to pay for council house rate, heat & light & wifi bills, Share work for cleaning as sometimes you will hear your friends complained the s/he always cleaned the house/toilet when another flatmate never do the work.   Stay with Krua Thai you don’t need to do or share cleaning and no council tax fee,  We do all the cleaning in public area but your responsibility to clean your bedroom at least once a week, This way you save a lot of your peaceful time, plus you stay in one of the best areas in Edinburgh and best for your address.

Please submit your application form before booking.  We need to know you before we accept you.

After booking:  On your arrival please provide:

  • A copy of your passport
  • Completed registration form.

PRICE:  From £39 – £70/pp/night.  £210 – £295/week/pp.  from £650 – £900/calendar month/pp.  Different prices relate to duration, low or high season.     Wifi, hot water, gas, electricity, tax as low as £25 month/pp (our house tax according to UK law – as bend G : £3050/ per year to pay the government excluded the cost of electricity, gas, hot water, heating, wifi .  You will notice that cost of living in Europe/UK are higher compared to other parts of the world for those who live outside UK. )   Full payment will be paid for a short term under 6 months,  long term will be paid 2 months in advance, then monthly, plus deposit £400/pp. according to our terms.   Deposit means if any damaged, breach of contract will be no refund of this part.   Please avoid this.

DEPOSIT:  £400/pp

Cancellation before agreed time:   Full rental payment will be made plus deposit.   

Can a landlord keep your deposit?

Most landlords will ask you to pay a deposit and they have a good reason for asking for this.  A deposit is like insurance against something going wrong in the property.  However, it’s important to remember that this money is your money and the landlord should only keep it if you have caused damage in the property, you owe rent to the landlord or you have failed to keep to the tenancy agreement and this means that the landlord has lost money.

Reasons for keeping the deposit

Your landlord can make reasonable deductions from the deposit if:

  • the property has been damaged
  • the rent hasn’t been paid
  • items are missing
  • the property needs to be cleaned
  • you left before the end of your tenancy.

Even if your landlord has a valid reason for keeping some of your deposit, you should get the rest back. Your landlord cannot usually deduct money from your deposit for advertising or agency fees to re let the property. Your landlord can only do this if you left your tenancy early.

Your landlord may try to withhold some or all of your deposit for a different reason, such as having a noisy party in the property. Your landlord cannot do this. Landlords can only take money for any financial loss they have suffered.

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HOUSE RULES. To ensure no misunderstanding. 

Should you wish to stay with us.  We ask for your kind cooperation.   The rules are set and will be monitored and take corrective action without notice because we faced problems in previous, but for guests who have excellent discipline/mature, empathy and consideration will enjoy our place.

1. Remove outside footwear and leave at the front door at all times for hygiene reason.  We provide slippers for all guests.    Please show respect to the host and do not abuse their kindness to you.  You will be charged at £20 per time if you break this rules especially come at late night thought no one sees or can’t be bothered to take off shoes.     We reserve the right to terminate the contract if you breach our terms. 

2. Please BE QUIET AT ALL TIMES:  Especially EARLY MORNING AND LATE NIGHT such as closing doors gently, walking up and down stairs -please do not run, as the noise will disturb other guests, playing music, using the phone.     

How do I walk up/down the stairs silently?

Walking silently is an art that takes a little to master.  Learn how to move without making a sound.  Try walking on the balls of your feet, not your heel and using your toes for balance. You can even try side-stepping on the edges of the stair with your entire foot.

3. Renting contact for 1 person only as you registered only 1 name.   No additional guests allowed in the house to keep the host privacy avoid too much traffic and bathroom, cooking time.   Any guest you have must stay in B&B or hotel.  All our hosts are very kind and treat our guests politely and fairly beyond general hosts could offer.   For those who come from different culture.   In return we expect you to respect our host privacy by not invading their space or having your guests when you want, especially undergrad.    We reserve the right to terminate the rent if you breach our terms.  

If you need to have a guest to stay in your bedroom you must organise with the host in advance to ensure the host is available and whether they are   happy to accept your guest or not as they might have their guests on that date it will be too much traffic for the host especially kitchen and bathroom time and that you must  have cash ready to pay £30/pp/night to the host without the host asking for the money. 

For those who are young students and have parents visit:  Please search for Brtish etiquette and manners on appointment.  Culture differences might cause conflict, especially for younger students/undergrad.  If you wish to be happy throughout your stay you must follow our house rules and do not set the rules to suit yourself when staying with the host.   We welcome family visit, but please organise in a few days in advance at the time to suits both the host and the parents.  You don’t just turn up to suit you or send a text the host may be busy and not have time to read.  The host might not be ready to entertain.  It will be the most awkward situation ‘as invading our host privacy’  if you turn up without an appointment.

4. No smoking/alcohol/drugs in the house.  No guest to entertain.    Extra guest to stay overnight with you will be charged at £30/pp/night please discuss with the host well in advance, this will not be available every time you want,   depending on the host decision.   You will need to inform the host and pay cash,  please avoid this. 

5. No drinking, no toasters/coffee maker in the bedroom, no eating food/tea/coffee in bed as it will cause duvet/bed sheet, carpet dirty either by accident and you will be liable to pay for the cost of cleaning or changing the new carpet.  TAKE AWAY TIME:  CURFEW  BY 10 PM. for security reason and don’t want a delivery to ring the bell late night to disturb others.

6. Any guest under the influence of drink or drugs will not be allowed entry to the house.

7. Please show your consideration, this is not the hotel where they charge full price and according to seasons.   Your rent does not mean you can use the light/gas without caring the host expenses.  Please be sparing and aware of the cost of energy / in the use of energy as it is very expensive (eg. do not open window when the heating on.).  Do not turn the light on when sleep.   Failure to do so, the host reserves the right to charge at the end of your check-out at £5/night You pay the rent does not mean you can use whatever you want.   Extra heat will be paid at £50/pp/month if you need more heat in your room.   Our central heating should be sufficient enough.  Our place is high standard compare to many box standard accommodations for rent.  

8. Please keep the bathroom clean and tidy after use ready for next user.  For those who are from the hot country.  Please be aware that Hot water is expensive, unlike your country.  Do not let the show run when not in use as it creates too much steam and cause dampness.  We monitor the cleanliness, if toilet dirty, we have a brush for you to clean.   Don’t let others clean your mess.

9. Please ensure the bathroom is tidy at all times.  Please spend a few munites before you leave as it is for other guests not just for you.  Therefore please keep toiletries in your bedroom not lying around in the bathroom and hang your towels over the radiator in your bedroom to keep dry and ready for the next morning.

10. Curfew 2 am. generally. Our houses are not suitable for those who regularly party late at night.

11.  Cooking time:  before 10.30 pm. to avoid noise,  the kitchen is free to cook at any time if no one uses,  mostly from 6.30 pm.   You can cook and keep in the fridge.   The sink must be clean after used at all times.

12. Bath time:   Please made before 10.30 pm.  to avoid noise.    However, there is a bathroom downstairs you can bath after 10.30 – midnight.

13. Appearance standard:  The School reserves the right to control our public image and that to match with our regular professional guests, therefore  ‘No facial jewellery,  visible tattoo’ in our place.

14.  Termination:  The School reserves the right to terminate your contract if we faced any difficulties with your situation/behaviour/breached our house rules.   No deposit will be refunded.

15.  It is lodger’s responsible:   Clean /dust/hoover once a week especially on your day off to keep your room clean and in good condition as your first seen. Any damaged caused by you will be paid for.

HOW CLEAN THE BATHROOM:  Shared bathroom.   Frist choice bathroom, 2nd choice bathroom as this to avoid the traffic jam.  We have bathroom rules in all bathrooms to ensure the toilet remain super clean at all time.   As you know everyone expects a clean place to live, but to which level in each person expectation.   Our bathroom has been monitored to ensure cleanliness 3-4 times/day, a big window can be opened easily for fresh air/moisture after bathed/showered.  In return, we expect all guests to turn our bathroom to its original clean.    I told our  Asian lodgers that if they passed Krua Thai bathroom etiquette, they can stay with any host families around Europe.    Many of them said they did learn a lot from us.    Our cookery lesson privately here costs £500-£600/lesson/day.   Therefore, we can assure you our bathrooms will not be left under international high standards.    Each guest will prove her/himself to match Krua Thai standard when s/he comes to stay with us.

16. Washing/ironing : Free once a week. During the day is preferable.

17. Bedsit:  All our hosts are available as bedsit (For those who come other parts of the world bedsit in the UK. means you have a bedroom and share kitchen.   A living room is for the host to keep their privacy, indeed, you are welcome now and again, but not all the time).

PAYMENT: PAY KRUA THAI COOKERY SCHOOL: Full payment will be made in advance via bank transfer at the time of booking to guarantee your place.

SAMPLE FEEDBACK FROM OUR GUESTS.  We are rated as Airbnb Super host.  We can send contact e-mail for reference.  

“…Ru and Ian made me feel very welcome in their immaculate and well-located house. My room was very spacious and comfortable…”  Prof. Carrie from US.

“…Rujira is an extremely helpful and friendly host, who maintains fantastic communications and who really makes her guests feel secure, welcome, and well looked after! Thank you so much…”  Professor James – UK.

“…Rujira and Ian and very pleasant and interesting people, and fabulous guests. The house is superb – every detail is thought after. The neighbourhood is very nice. Highly recommended…” Dr. Alvaro – Uruguay.

“…My host Ru was amazing. She answered all of my emails promptly after I requested to stay at one of her properties. She picked me up from the airport took me to my host family which was near by her place. The accommodations were exactly as depicted on the site. Ru, made me a cake to go with my tea. Of course she offered me toast, coffee and the like. There are buses that run along the street of the accommodations straight into town and around the surrounding areas. I prefer to walk. Ru gave me a map and it was about a half hour walk into town, however it may have taken me longer as I stopped to take pictures of the beautiful gardens along my walk and check out the shopping mall/plaza and shops on the way. I arranged to have a cooking class at Ru’s Thai Cookery (Cooking School) and that was amazing. We sat and spoke for hours after. Ru is a very busy woman but she is very accommodating as much as she can be and she really was. The people that I stayed with, Ian and Ann were very pleasant and welcoming. They were home when I dropped my bags in the morning when I arrived and then again in the evening when I came home after being out all day and briefly caught up on the day. I sat with them in the kitchen in the morning as they offered me cereal and toasts, jellies, coffee or tea and talked about the day, etc. It is nice being in such accommodations-meeting the locals, I feel more at home than staying at a huge hotel….It was awesome…”  Etty from US.

“…Ru and Ian are just fantastic. The house is really beautiful and my room is quite big and really clean (at least four stars hotel standard). The location is really convenient too, bus stop on sight and easily get to the city center. Ian is really really nice, he gave me really great overview of the history of Edinburgh and pointed out many places to see, we had some nice talking during breakfast as well. Ru is so sweet and considering, moreover, really a good cook! Highly recommend this listing. Amazing value and experience!…”  Ryan PhD. student from China.

“…What a wonderful experience staying with one of the Krua host families in Edinburgh. I stayed at Professor Roland and Janet’s house (house number 4). I was coming for a meeting at the Wellcome Trust Center, and the location was just excellent (10 min walk from the Uni). The house was amazing. Really beautiful. Janet was taking care of every single detail. Wonderful breakfast and dinner! And great Thai party at Ru’s place as well! I do thank Ru, Prof. Roland and Janet for being so warm and welcoming and for making me feel like home….” Dr. Anna from Spain.

“….I can’t imagine better place to start my journey in Edinburgh. Ru is amazing person – right from the start she picked me up from airport and served amazing dinner. The room is very clean and all around the house you can feel homely atmosphere. Ru cooking is amazing! I can’t remember when was the last time I have eaten such amazing Thailand food. I love to recommend this house to anyone who is visiting Edinburgh as a perfect place for stay…” Piotr – Software engineer from Poland.

“…Ru was amazing from the start picking me up from the airport and providing me professionally cooked Thai food for lunch. The room is very clean and very well decorated with a homely atmosphere. I would recommend all first time visitors to stay. Ru will take good care of you…” Dr. Nicolas from Singapore.

“…Ru and Ian are wonderful people. I felt at home from the very first day. When I first arrived I was helped with shopping and I was even given a great home cooked dinner. Ru literally has a degree in hospitality! She is delightful to talk to, and her house is beautiful and well kept, not to mention the great views it has! You are close to bus stations and a mall/super market. I would definitely recommend!..”  Aded – Princeton University. US.

“…Ru and Ian are wonderful hosts. They have a beautiful home, immaculately clean, and comfortable. Loved our chats at her kitchen counter. Ru can whip up a delicious 2 or 3 course meal in less than 15 minutes. Her skills in the kitchen are quite amazing….”  Sheila – Education  from Canada

“…Perfect. Beautiful comfy room in lovely, spotlessly clean and well located house. Rujira and Ian are wonderful hosts: friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. And I was fortunate enough to be able to ask Rujira to cook her fantastic Thai dinners twice. Feel very lucky to have stayed there and would definitely stay again given the chance! Many thanks Rujira and Ian!…”   Dr. Melani NGO Director – Panama.

“..I had a wonderful stay with Ru and Ian. Both were marvellous hosts that made me feel very welcome in their home. This is much more than somewhere to merely sleep, they really do look after you. It’s impossible to enter the kitchen without Ru making sure you’ve had something to eat and drink! I’d recommend staying here in an instant and will definitely be putting friends in touch when they visit Edinburgh…”  Stacy – PhD. student from Wales

“…Rujira is a very friendly and helpful person. The house is as it was described on Airbnb. Rujira had the patience and friendliness to show me the neighborhood and teach me how Edinburgh works. Furthermore she advised me on many aspects of the city. A lovely city. I am more than happy with her and the house. I felt like I was at home. I recommend her houses to have a lovely stay at Edinburgh…”  Dr Nicolas – Argentina

Accommodation at Krua Thai Cookery School:   Pdf  can be sent to you for bigger photos.

Photos below are high-quality bed equivalent to good 3-star hotel:     Desk in all rooms.