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Featured Hostels in Edinburgh

Cowgate Tourist Hostel
2 out of 5
94 -116 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland
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The price is AU$86 per night from 5 Oct. to 6 Oct.

Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Parliament House, National Museum of Scotland and St. Giles' Cathedral. Royal Mile and Grassmarket are also ...

3.3/5 (57 reviews)
questionable neighborhood, concrete rooms!

"i had booked a 4 person room with a request for a bottom bunk and ground floor due to disability. when i arrived, even though the sheet he showed me had low bunk highlighted in yellow i was told he had given the bunk to someone else and would a 6 bedroom be ok. i said yes. the room was clean, but ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2019

Cowgate Tourist Hostel
Pollock Halls
3 out of 5
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Located in Newington, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Royal Commonwealth Pool, University of Edinburgh and Princes Street. Royal Mile and Palace of Holyroodhouse ...

4.1/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"Fantastic option for safe, clean accommodation- no frills but not expecting that from student accommodation. For somewhere to sleep and explore Edinburgh is perfect!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2019

Pollock Halls
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
2 out of 5
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is AU$45 per night from 6 Oct. to 7 Oct.

Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Edinburgh Vaults, Royal Mile and Princes Street. Grassmarket and University of Edinburgh are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (749 reviews)

"First time, staying in a hostel. Pleasently surprised. Good central location jusy off the royal mile. Very reasonably priced. Good sized rooms with comfy beds and ensuite shower and toilet facilities. Good bar and food down stairs. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

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Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)
2.5 out of 5
2 West Port, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Located in Old Town, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Grassmarket, Royal Mile and Scotch Whisky Experience. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (82 reviews)

"It was really great the pods were very comfy and when i told them it needed clean sheets and pillow it was down straight away."…"

Reviewed on 22 Dec. 2019

Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)
Castle Rock Hostel
2 out of 5
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is AU$114 per night from 5 Oct. to 6 Oct.

Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Witchery Tours, Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (292 reviews)

"This hostel was great all around!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

Castle Rock Hostel
Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
2.5 out of 5
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Greyfriars Kirk, Grassmarket and National Museum of Scotland. Royal Mile and Princes Street are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (55 reviews)
Good hostel in a great location

"Used this hostel on a group trip to Edinburgh. Great location, everything clean and staff very helpful. They request a refundable deposit for group bookings."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
High Street Hostel
3 out of 5
8-18 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is AU$90 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.

Located in Old Town, this hostel is steps away from Museum of Childhood, Royal Mile and Princes Street. Real Mary King's Close and St. Giles' Cathedral are also ...

4/5Very Good! (152 reviews)
Huge hostel

"It's a big hostel. The room was nice but lack of storage space. The kitchen and lounge were spacious but pretty crowed all the time. If you prefer quiet place, probably here is not for you. But overall here is nice and reasonable price."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

High Street Hostel
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
5 out of 5
9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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The price is AU$76 per night from 1 Oct. to 2 Oct.

Located in New Town, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Princes Street and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. George Street and Calton Hill are ...

4/5Very Good! (96 reviews)
central youth

"will return excellent great situated near pricessis street very clean reat price x"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
The Baxter Hostel
2 out of 5
5/2 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Located in New Town, this hostel is steps away from Multrees Walk and Princes Street. George Street and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (128 reviews)
Shower room was too small

"Overall was ok. The room was small for 9 people. Three level bunker bed was kinda off. The shower room was clean but no place to hang your clothes. So I suppose you either let your clothes wet from the shower or get naked before going into the shower room (just kidding)."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb. 2020

The Baxter Hostel
Arran House- Campus Accommodation
2 out of 5
5 Drysdale Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Located in Haymarket, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Princes Street and King's Theatre. Grassmarket ...

3.6/5Good! (125 reviews)

"Accomodation was as expected in terms of facilities. Rooms were hot as windows are on the safety catch but as soon as we asked we were lent a fan. Cleaning was poor though. Corridors were not clean the entire week we were there, even though they were "swept""…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov. 2019

Arran House- Campus Accommodation
McDonald Road Student Accommodation
2 out of 5
6 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Located in Leith, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Princes Street and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. George Street and Palace of Holyroodhouse are also ...

3.1/5 (154 reviews)
Small but comfortable

"Convenient are, clean, small room but as expected. Friendly staff on desk 24/7, comfortable bed and powerful shower"…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2018

McDonald Road Student Accommodation
West End Hotel - Hostel
2 out of 5
35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Located in Haymarket, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Princes Street. George Street and Edinburgh International ...

3.9/5Very Good! (136 reviews)

"Great service as usual, reliable and clean great value for money"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020

West End Hotel - Hostel
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Other property types in Edinburgh

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile

3.5 out of 5
231 Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is AU$103 per night from 18 Oct. to 19 Oct.
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,028 reviews)

"This is a great place to stay, the location is fantastic in beautiful old town. Just a short walk from the station. Having a little kitchen was so nice to be able to make a cup of tea and keep milk fresh. I would stay here again when visiting Edinburgh"…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep. 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

4 out of 5
The price is AU$167 per night from 18 Oct. to 19 Oct.
4.4/5Excellent! (1,516 reviews)

"The property was in a great location with great facilities."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
YOTEL Edinburgh

YOTEL Edinburgh

4 out of 5
Erskine House, Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is AU$84 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.
4.4/5Wonderful! (406 reviews)

"Everything was nice and i like the standards of the room"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2020

YOTEL Edinburgh
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Edinburgh?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your money for exploring. You can check out the historic sites and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Edinburgh?
Based on reviews from our customers, these hostels in Edinburgh have the highest ratings: Cowgate Tourist Hostel - Located steps from National Museum of Scotland. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers. Pollock Halls - Located within a 20-minute walk of University of Edinburgh and Princes Street. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. You’ll find showers, free toiletries and TVs in all rooms. Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile - Located steps from Royal Mile. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. You’ll find showers and free toiletries in all rooms. Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel) - Located steps from Grassmarket. Property features include free WiFi, a bar and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with lockers and linens. Castle Rock Hostel - Located steps from Grassmarket. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers.
How many hostels can I expect to find in Edinburgh?
If you’re in the market for a low-cost place to stay in Edinburgh, one of Expedia’s 39 hostels might be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Edinburgh?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 13°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual precipitation for Edinburgh is 702 inches.
What is there to see and do in Edinburgh?
Generally, Edinburgh is known for its historical sites, museums and local tours. Major attractions include Princes Street, George Street and Edinburgh Castle. Get out into nature with places such as Princes Street Gardens, Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat. Cultural attractions include Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, Scotch Whisky Experience and National Museum of Scotland.
What's the best way to get to and around Edinburgh while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Edinburgh on hand to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Edinburgh (EDI), 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away. Another option is Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), which is 48.3 mi (77.8 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transport. To see more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Edinburgh Waverley Station, Edinburgh Haymarket Station or Slateford Station.

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