We are a top-rated Airbnb® Superhost and have had guests from all across the world and from a variety of cultures and lifestyles staying with us and sharing in the hospitality that we offer from our centrally-located Edinburgh home.
Edinburgh is one of the highest cost-of-living cities in Europe so it’s not easy to find a nice place to stay at an affordable price but you need not look not further than Krua Thai Cookery School. Our home is ideally located on the south side of the city with plenty of transport links whether you want to travel by car, bus, bike or simply walk.
It is Krua Thai policy to ensure both our guests and their family feel safe while living with us in Edinburgh and to know who you will be staying with. Krua Thai will take care of all of your worries to ensure a worry and stress-free time for all guests.
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/supermarket. I would definitely recommend!
Ru and Ian made me feel very welcome in their immaculate and well-located house. My room was very spacious and comfortable
I can’t imagine a better place to start my journey in Edinburgh. Ru is an amazing person – right from the start she picked me up from the airport and served an amazing dinner. The room is very clean and all around the house, you can feel a homely atmosphere. Ru cooking is amazing! I can’t remember when was the last time I have eaten such amazing Thailand food. I recommend this house to anyone who is visiting Edinburgh as a perfect place to stay.
View these images of our accommodation to learn more about what we can offer you. All our guests are treated with traditional Thai warmth and welcome and if you choose to stay with us it will be no different!
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Find out more about our accommodation and learn about the facilities, our house rules, our location and much more.
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To ensure no misunderstanding we offer a set of house rules for any guest to abide by, thus ensuring that any stay is as pleasant as possible for everyone. Should you wish to stay with us we would ask for your co-operation in following these rules at all times.
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.
The School policy offers you the best accommodation high-quality home and interior, an affluent location, close to travel links and the places you work/study and a family who are kind, clean, open-minded, considerate, generous, educated, professional, well-mannered and empathetic.
In your room:
Pots, pan, bedsheets and duvet are all included. We provide you quality beds in all rooms, a new set for each guest, a quality bed, bed protector, duvet/pillow protector and towels to ensure high standard throughout your stay.
We allow for one free load of washing a week though please note you must provide your own washing powder. We also have a room for you to dry your clothes.
You get full use of our shared kitchen though please note that others may be using it at certain times you should always check when it will be available. Please always use a chopping board when you want to cut anything to protect the worktop from damage. Any damage by you will be liable to pay in full for carelessness and no consideration to look after the property.
You will have access to our shared bathroom and would simply ask that you are considerate of others who will also be using it, ensuring that it is cleaned after use and that you check and wipe any wet floor before you leave. Please always remember to close the toilet lid after use and to remember to return any of your belongings to your room after use, rather than leaving them in the bathroom.
Do not let the shower run when not in use as it creates too much steam and causes dampness. We monitor the cleanliness, if the toilet is dirty, we have a brush for you to clean. Don’t let others clean your mess.
Since the bathroom is shared we’d ask that you be flexible as to when you are using it and for how long and try to avoid busy times wherever possible.
We offer short or long-term bed-sit options (for those who are not from the west, bed-sit 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 on occasion.
MONTHLY: From £960-£1200/pp/month short term £1,350 or £338/week for 1 month. Depending on seasons, room.
Full monthly payment will be paid no exempt even if you are on holiday. Payment must be made in full for under 6 months or can be organised every 2 months payment excluded security deposit. Our price for rent is per person. Edinburgh is not cheap to stay and council tax is high. We paid £3,500 per year. excluded electricity, gas, waste, plastic for recycle, rubbish, sewage, water, wi-fi, insurance to provide quick service over £700/year for our guests, plus maintenance cost each year. Low rent in Edinburgh you may get a shock when you see in real.
Long term stay from 7 months. Full payment will be made 7 days in advance prior to your check-in date – no discount will be made if you decide to have a holiday in between or leave sooner. Please ensure your date is absolutely correct to your plan. If you leave sooner, we don’t get a new guest in time.
PAYMENT: PAY KRUA THAI COOKERY SCHOOL: For long term, If you agreed to pay monthly, your monthly payment must reach the school at least 7 days prior to your check-in date: £20 per day will be charged for any delay. Full payment will be made monthly even less days you check-in, rent monthly, or weekly agreement if less than 1 month a £285/week, after long stay, extra night £39/pp/night will be made in advance via bank transfer at the time of booking to guarantee your place.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: 1-month deposit, but any damage you will pay full costs(als save your bank charges/transfer). Please note that you cannot use your security deposit to pay your final month’s rent.
Price for an extra guest: NO EXTRA GUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT KRUA THAI HOST FAMILY
No – you will have your own bedroom and won’t be sharing with anyone. We can accommodate 1 or 2 people.
Please note: If the School is fully booked, we will provide another place outside the School to ensure you have good standard accommodation to stay.
A copy of your passport (you can send via email).
Check-out time: Take all your belongs and clear space. We don’t have storage to keep your belongs.
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, take care of our property, and think of others.
Krua Thai is located on the South side of Edinburgh on a main road with a bus stop right in front of the house. We are near Edinburgh University’s Kings Buildings.
Edinburgh has excellent transport links with frequent buses to locations all across the city, even at nighttime. It takes only 15 -20 minutes by bus to reach the city centre.
Or full address should you wish to check it on Google Maps or similar is 19 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh, EH16 6AQ.
Rujira Herd is the Krua Thai Cookery School’s founder and course leader. She will take care of you so that you don’t feel alone while in Edinburgh. Ru will give you all the information and take you to see your place/study to see a better picture rather than just a map.
No, you should provide your own food, however we will provide a space in the fridge for you.
No, sorry strictly no guest(s) to stay or entertain to invade the host privacy. If you fail to comply with our house rules. You will be charged £50/pp/night.
Cultural differences can cause problems when living with mixed nationalities (ie. noisy eater, slurping food, talk loud, walk loud, spitting) so it is important to know a little about British/European culture before you get here.
If you want to blend well with British culture then the most important thing to be aware of is good manners – I am aware that in some countries acceptable manners are different from British/European ones, such as writing a thank you letter, or bringing a gift when you are invited to a meal/dinner. In the UK, we bring a gift to say thank you to the host for their hospitality – for example a bottle of wine.
Yes, we are happy to help by prior arrangement.
Taxis in the UK are very safe day and night though it is cheaper to take the bus into the city. For travel to/from the airport we recommend AirLink 100 to the city or if you are coming to/from Waverley Station you can get on the no. 7 or 37 bus.
A taxi from the city centre to Liberton Brae (where we are) should cost around £13 or so – please check with the driver to make sure they drop you on the correct side of the road!
We can organise to pick you up by prior arrangement depending on your arrival/departure time at the cost £30 per trip which is cheaper than a taxi (approx. £33-£35/trip).
FLIGHT ADVICE:: If possible. Choose departure flight between 1 – 3 pm. Arrival around 9 pm. then take the taxi straight to the School. Please avoid to leave morning as 7-9 am is a traffic jam from home it’s a rush hour/ traffic jam.
Nationals from the following countries are required to register with the police after they collect their BRP in the UK and also update their details as required:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Stateless or travelling on a non-national document (i.e. Travel Document).
Learn more on the Edinburgh University site at http://www.ed.ac.uk/global/immigration/while-you-are-here/police-registration.
Edinburgh fringe Festival
Following up on the amazing success of previous years, we are pleased to announce that we are once again back at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, during which we offer a range of classes, demonstrations and more!
To purchase tickets or to view what’s on offer please visit our page on the Edinburgh Fringe website.