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Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile
Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2020
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020
Reviewed on Oct. 7, 2020
What Is a Hostel?
If you're searching for somewhere affordable to stay in Edinburgh, one of the 35 hostels here could be a great option. These dorm-style accommodations come in many different forms, but they have a few things in common:
- Budget-friendly prices
- A social atmosphere
- Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
By choosing a hostel in Edinburgh, you can cut your spending on lodging and save more of your money for exploring during your trip. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its historic sites and museums.
Hostels in Edinburgh
You might be wondering, what are some favorite hostels in Edinburgh? Based on our customers' reviews, these options have the highest ratings:
West End Hotel - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Princes Street. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and tour/ticket assistance.
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile - Located steps from Royal Mile. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with showers and free toiletries.
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Princes Street and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. You'll find showers in all rooms.
Cowgate Tourist Hostel - Located steps from National Museum of Scotland. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and tour/ticket assistance. You'll find showers in all rooms.
Castle Rock Hostel - Located steps from Scotch Whisky Experience. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You'll find showers in all rooms.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Edinburgh?
The weather can be important when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats about the local climate:
- The hottest months are typically July and August, while February and January are the coldest months
- January-March: Daytime temperatures average 48° F and nighttime temperatures average 34° F
- April-June: 63° F is the daytime average and 37° F is the nighttime average
- July-September: Daytime averages are around 65° F and nighttime averages are around 46° F
- October-December: The average temperatures are 56° F during the day and 35° F at night
- Average rainfall is 0.94 inches in a year
What Can I Do in Edinburgh?
Depending on what interests you, you might appreciate these places:Top Sights
- Princes Street Gardens
- National Gallery of Scotland
- Scott Monument
- Calton Hill
- Arthur's Seat
- Royal Botanic Garden
- Scotch Whisky Experience
- Edinburgh Castle
- National Museum of Scotland
In general, Edinburgh is known for its:
- Historical sites
How to Get to Edinburgh and Around the Area
You can find the closest airport in Edinburgh (EDI), located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away from the city center. Another option is Dundee (DND), which is 35.3 mi (56.8 km) away. Once you've arrived, you might want to use public transit during your trip. To see more of the area, take a train from Edinburgh Waverley Station, Edinburgh Haymarket Station, or Slateford Station.