Haystack Hostel is perfectly located right in the centre of the city, between Edinburgh Old Town and New Town, and within a five minute walk to both the train and bus stations. Our staff are the friendliest in town, and we pride ourselves on having excellent knowledge of the local bars, restaurants, clubs, historical sites, and attractions. We also have extensive knowledge of the area surrounding Edinburgh, and the rest of Scotland. So whether you’re just looking to explore our amazing city or you fancy going further afield for a trip to visit Scotland’s lochs, islands, and highlands, just ask for recommendations!
Princes Street East caters mainly for independent, international backpackers between the ages of eighteen and thirty. Bear in mind, however, that this is only the core group; any traveller (over 18) with a valid international passport and a desire to have a good time is welcome here!
When we say independent, we mean it! You'll find NO lockouts or silly curfew rules here! The staff are always doing their best to provide our guests with a friendly, easy-going and creative atmosphere.
Budget Backpackers is in the lively Grassmarket area, surrounded by bars and cafés and within walking distance to sites around central Edinburgh. The hostel features quiet, clean and comfortable rooms and highly praised pub crawls and walking tours. Guests have told us there's 'lots of common areas to meet people if you're travelling on your own' and that they 'recommend it for people who are looking to party and meet people'. We've noticed that several of their guests have returned to stay there again and again.
The West End Hotel is located in a B-listed Victorian townhouse only 15-minutes walk from the West End of Princes Street, the perfect base to relax yet within easy reach of all that Edinburgh has to offer.
We offer simple, quality accommodation for guests that want to make the most of their time exploring Scotland’s capital. After a full room refurbishment in 2018, The West End Hotel Edinburgh offers modern and bright DORMITORY rooms which are comfortable and welcoming.
Smack, bang in the middle of town, you won't find a better location than the Royal Mile! In our small and friendly hostel with an open plan kitchen and dining area, making new friends is easy. There is plenty of space to chill and chat with staff and guests in our cosy lounge area with an open fire. Our dorms are all light and bright and our bathrooms are clean and spacious.
Five star VisitScotland accredited hostel accommodation in the city centre, close to major transport links and ideally positioned for exploring Scotland's capital.
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is a popular choice for individual travellers, backpackers, families and groups travelling on a budget. Guests can choose from a wide range of accommodation - from spacious shared rooms with individual lockers to private and premium rooms. All rooms in the hostel are en-suite and premium rooms come with a TV, USB plug sockets and coffee making facilities.
Bursting with character and exceeding standards for over 25 years! Argyle Backpackers is ideal for a stay in Edinburgh.
We are only a 10-15 minute walk from the famous Royal Mile with its castle and the buzzing city center, yet in a calm and relaxed part of town with a nearby pub, restaurant and shops. If you're looking for a good sleep and a relaxing time then this is your place. It is also great for access to the University.
The Light House is a truly unique place to stay - our bright young team will welcome you to our beautiful Georgian townhouse bursting with character and charm. We have created a fusion of contemporary living space with good old fashioned family hospitality. Our guests often say it's more like a family home than a hostel, with a laid back attitude and cosy friendly atmosphere. The Light House is the place to chill out and make new friends. We are only 15 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Castle.
Our Luxury hostel opened in April 2014 and already guests are raving about us. It has been designed to give you the best possible comfort and fun. All Rooms have FREE WIFI access. All beds have private lockers, private night lights, USB charging points and power point.
Guests booking at Kick Ass also get free access to all facilities of our other Kick Ass Hostel (Budget Backpackers) only 2 mins away.
The Baxter offers you something you won’t find anywhere else. More than just a place to put your head down our custom built hostel will wow you with its vibrant and unique style. We aim to be somewhere you genuinely want to hang out, where you can feel at home, meet new people and make the most of our amazing city.
Our dorm rooms range from 4-12 beds, and you can choose from single sex or mixed. Enjoy our immaculate, customised kitchen and chilled out luxe lounging area. Each room has its own lockers to keep your luggage & private belongings safe and the hostel has free WIFI throughout.
When visiting the medieval Scottish capital, there’s no better place to base yourself than in the heart of Edinburgh. Tucked away in the centre of the medieval Old Town, our hostel is just a stroll away from countless incredible attractions like Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish National Galleries and the Royal Mile. From Waverley train station, we’re only a 2 minute walk away with some of Edinburgh’s best traditional pubs and bars just down the road.
Relax, as a result of recent refurbishments we can assure guests of FREE HOSTEL WIDE WIFI and personal POWER POINTS next to EVERY bed. Thrive in the backpackers atmosphere and meet people from across the globe. 24/7 Hot showers, FREE tea, coffee, hot chocolate and unrivaled ambiance are just a few factors combining to make your stay here at High Street Hostel a unique experience. High Street Hostel operates inside a historical 470 year old building formally known as Morton House. The resident, Earl of Morton, was beheaded in 1581, a consequence of his involvement in the murder of Mary Queen of Scots’ husband.
Castle Rock Hostel is in an ideal location just beside Edinburgh Castle, up the hill from Grassmarket. This carefully-decorated hostel has clean, spacious, themed rooms that our guests have described as 'lovely and warm', as well as a large kitchen and multiple lounges, so there's plenty of space to meet others or find a quiet corner. Hostelworld travellers have said 'the staff are wonderful and great at answering questions and giving advice about what to see and do (and not) in the city'. We like their popular, highly praised walking tours and pub crawls. They don't accept guests under 18.
The Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel has more than 18 Double/Twin/Single Rooms across four separate buildings in the best location in town.
In our main building we have a variety of spacious dormitories, ranging in size from 5 to 14 beds. There are also three 'penthouse' private rooms located on the top floor. This building features a fully equipped kitchen, TV room (with Sky TV) and a games room. We are conveniently located in the heart of the historic Old Town, just off the Royal Mile. The hostel is within easy walking distance of all major tourist attractions and Edinburgh's wild nightlife.
Centrally located in Edinburgh's West End near the ancient and beautiful Dean Village and Water of Leith. Belford Hostel is a unique and lively converted church.
We offer free WiFi. Every bed has a double power plug for your phones and computers. Free locker to use during your stay. Every guest will receive a door key (10.00 deposit taken). Private double and twin rooms are also available. We offer a left luggage service on departure. Check-in time is from 2pm. Check out time is 10am.
CoDE Pod Hostels - The Loft is a unique, boutique hostel on Rose street North lane, in the vibrant and beautiful city centre of Edinburgh. We are located within walking distance of most major sights and we are conveniently located on connections from and to the airport. The train and bus station are just a few minutes by foot from our hostel.
Located on the historic Cowgate Street, we are right in the heart of Edinburgh's party and cultural district.
Between Holyrood house (the seat of the Scottish parliament) and Edinburgh Castle, the Cowgate Tourist Hostel gives you the freedom to explore the cities vibrant nightlife, or relax and enjoy a peaceful afternoon wandering through Edinburgh's many museums, art galleries and public parks.