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Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
2.5 out of 5
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $101 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hostel is steps from Grassmarket, Greyfriars Kirk, and Victoria Street. Greyfriar's Bobby and National Museum of Scotland ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (58 reviews)
"The hostel was really good and staff friendly, only problem was 2 people that decided to have sex during the night and not allowed nobody to sleep and the girl was not even hosted inside the room."

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2021

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
3 out of 5
9-13 Market St, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $103 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hostel is steps from Princes Street, City Art Centre, and Edinburgh Dungeon. St. Giles' Cathedral and Royal Mile are also ...
3.5/5 Good! (168 reviews)
"We were both happy after room exchange as first room B16 was too small for 2 people."

Reviewed on Jul. 15, 2021

St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
Argyle Backpackers
4 out of 5
14 Argyle Place, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $76 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Located in Newington, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The Meadows, University of Edinburgh, and George Square. Queen's Hall and King's Theatre are ...
3.9/5 Good! (167 reviews)
"Perfect deal for 20£, excellent staff & service. Cheers"

Reviewed on Jun. 26, 2021

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High Street Hostel
3 out of 5
8-18 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $132 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hostel is steps from Royal Mile, Princes Street, and Museum of Childhood. Edinburgh Vaults and City Chambers are also within ...
4/5 Very Good! (153 reviews)
"Nice clean good people"

Reviewed on Aug. 21, 2021

High Street Hostel
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
5 out of 5
9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $63 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Located in New Town, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Princes Street, Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, and Omni Centre Edinburgh. Multrees Walk ...
4/5 Very Good! (100 reviews)
"Perfect for our budget"

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2021

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
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2 out of 5
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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The price is CA $23 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hostel is steps from Edinburgh Vaults, Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Museum of Childhood and Festival Theatre are also ...
3.8/5 Good! (760 reviews)
Good for the price
"For the price it’s really good, a private en suite room for less than £25 is great. Having a fan in the room was nice as it was a warm night. Was quiet and genuinely felt safe. I’d recommend it to anyone that’s on a budget and needs somewhere safe to sleep. I stayed in the twin bunk bed room."

Reviewed on Jun. 17, 2021

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Castle Rock Hostel
2 out of 5
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $103 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hostel is steps from Royal Mile, Scotch Whisky Experience, and Victoria Street. Witchery Tours and Camera Obscura and World ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (292 reviews)
"This hostel was great all around!"

Reviewed on Feb. 26, 2020

Castle Rock Hostel
The Hostel
2 out of 5
3 Clifton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Haymarket, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and Princes Street. Edinburgh Gin Distillery ...
3.2/5 (157 reviews)
"Cramped rooms and small bunk beds that you can't even sit up in. I did not see any evidence of the rooms, bed sheets or bathrooms being cleaned during my 4-night stay at all. The bathrooms were freezing cold as they had no heating. Also, the keycards for the front door and rooms did not work (despite ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2020

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The Hostel
Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)
2.5 out of 5
2 West Port, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Grassmarket, Victoria Street, and Royal Mile. Scotch Whisky Experience and Camera Obscura ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (81 reviews)
"The room was quiet as I stayed in an all girl's room but it was very cold. I also don't know how often they change the sheets and blankets. they should have male and female separate toilets."

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

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Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+ hostel)
St Christopher's Edinburgh Old Town - Hostel
2 out of 5
32 Market St, Edinburgh, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $118 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hostel is steps from Princes Street, Edinburgh Dungeon, and City Art Centre. City Chambers and St. Giles' Cathedral are also ...
2/5 (1 review)
Loud and not nice showers
"The noise from the bar blow was louder then imagined and didn't stop until midnight. Very expensive for what you get, also shower is very small and doesn't have a hose shower but a fixed shower which I don't like. Location is very central which is great."

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2021

St Christopher's Edinburgh Old Town - Hostel
Destiny Student Murano - Campus Accommodation
2 out of 5
3-5 Amphion Lane (Murano Place), Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Leith, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Princes Street, Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, and Omni Centre Edinburgh. Calton Hill and Multrees ...
4/5 Very Good! (291 reviews)
"Staff were great and the property was conveniently located to explore the city. But oh my god... the heat. Staying a night in one of these rooms could be likened"

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2021

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Destiny Student Murano - Campus Accommodation
Pollock Halls
2 out of 5
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Newington, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Commonwealth Pool, Queen's Hall, and The Meadows. Surgeon's Hall and Holyrood ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"Good location, quick and easy check in, good value for money. Most of the parking spaces on site were cordoned off and could not be used making it very difficult to get a space. Could not see the reason for this and it was annoying."

Reviewed on Aug. 30, 2021

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Pollock Halls
Destiny Student Shrubhill - Campus Accommodation
2 out of 5
8 Middlefield, Shrubhill, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Leith, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Princes Street, Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, and Omni Centre Edinburgh. Calton Hill and Multrees ...
3.6/5 Good! (192 reviews)
"Convenient location to main center of town and train station (moderate walk). Helpful and courteous staff. Clean room. No A/C but Edinburgh usually doesn't need it, I suppose. Fan was available to borrow. Private room with bath was sufficient with external shared kitchen among a "flat" of a few rooms. ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 29, 2019

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Destiny Student Shrubhill - Campus Accommodation
Arran House- Campus Accommodation
2 out of 5
5 Drysdale Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Haymarket, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), King's Theatre, and Royal Lyceum Theatre. Usher ...
3.6/5 Good! (124 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 Nov. 14, 2019

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Arran House- Campus Accommodation
McDonald Road Student Accommodation
2 out of 5
6 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Leith, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Princes Street, Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, and Omni Centre Edinburgh. Calton Hill and Multrees ...
3.2/5 (153 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 Nov. 12, 2018

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McDonald Road Student Accommodation
The University of Edinburgh, Baird House
2 out of 5
Baird House, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Newington, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Commonwealth Pool, Queen's Hall, and The Meadows. Surgeon's Hall and Holyrood Park are ...
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The University of Edinburgh, Baird House
The Baxter Hostel
2 out of 5
5/2 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in New Town, this hostel is steps from Princes Street, St. Andrew Square, and Waterloo Place. George Street and Scott Monument are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (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 Feb. 11, 2020

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The Baxter Hostel
Destiny Student Holyrood - Campus Accommodation
2 out of 5
31 Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Mile, and Scottish Parliament. Arthur's Seat and ...
3.6/5 Good! (366 reviews)
"The room we stayed in was small enough for my and my friend. It had a double bed and small bathroom. I guess you have to remember that uni halls are really meant for one person so sticking two people in the space will feel a bit crowded. I liked it though and the kitchen was massive. Great location ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 15, 2021

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The Mill House - Campus Accommodation
2 out of 5
400 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Gorgie, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Spire Murrayfield Hospital and Edinburgh Zoo are ...
3.7/5 Good! (26 reviews)
Nice and cheap.
"Small basic bed but for the price very good. Good location with a short bus ride into town."

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2019

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The Mill House - Campus Accommodation
Cowgate Tourist Hostel
2 out of 5
94 -116 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hostel is steps from Parliament House, National Museum of Scotland, and St. Giles' Cathedral. Royal Mile and Grassmarket ...
3.3/5 (58 reviews)
Stupid rubbish
"I didn't stay because the property was closed but this is not mentioned on your website"

Reviewed on Nov. 5, 2020

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Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket

Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket

4 out of 5
1 Morrison Link, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $81 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
4/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"Very happy with the hotel, staff and service. I will stay at this hotel in the future. Thank you all."

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2021

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YOTEL Edinburgh

YOTEL Edinburgh

4 out of 5
Erskine House, Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $113 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
4.5/5 Wonderful! (704 reviews)
"Great hotel.. and location. Took my 16year old daughter for a shopping trip in Edinburgh. Would definitely book again"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2021

YOTEL Edinburgh
Jurys Inn Edinburgh

Jurys Inn Edinburgh

3 out of 5
43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $108 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
3.8/5 Good! (1,117 reviews)
"The only thing that was a pain was having to find parking; very expensive in Edinburgh"

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2021

Jurys Inn Edinburgh
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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
Natural Features
  • Calton Hill
  • Arthur's Seat
  • Royal Botanic Garden
Cultural Attractions
  • Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • National Museum of Scotland

In general, Edinburgh is known for its:

  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • Tours
  • Festivals
  • Art
  • Shopping
  • Theater

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.

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