I have been as accomodating as possible to Shadowboxers in Edinburgh! But I'm about to embark on a Round the World trip, and don't know if I'll even BE in Edinburgh this August. If I am, I will be arriving at the very start of the tourist boom and it'll be very unlikely I'll be able to find a decent job or even a BOX ROOM to sleep in. So I'll probably have to stay at my mums for August. She lives pretty centrally but I am only willing to invite personal friends to stay there- Sorry! I'll see what rooms I can find in YH and other cheap accomodation though. Be prepared to look at uni halls as well, though these may be full of (ahem) "up and coming" comedians.
I know I'm only being negative about the festival. But what I've posted up there about HOUSING (I refuse to call it accomodation in my own city) and Jobs and income etc is the very ugly truth of the festival for many Edinburgers. Upper middle class English and Americans with funding behind them take all the central flats available, Australians and Irish (Sorry, Ronan, for that very general grouping) take the Kitchen Porter, Waiting and even Chef jobs, often at wages that someone who lives here wouldn't accept for their dog (and then take all the decent central rooms in large flats). So I personally get left either taking a SHIT job and renting a room in Wester Hailes or some other Trainspotting style suburb. That or I'm unemployed until the 1st of September and only then can look for a job and a flat.