Edinburgh is a city steeped in history, culture, and stunning architecture. Whether you're a backpacker on a budget or a seasoned traveler looking for an authentic experience, Edinburgh has something to offer everyone.
And what better way to immerse yourself in the city's rich culture than by staying in one of its best hostels?
Here are the best hostels in Edinburgh!
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Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.
CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT offers premium quality sleeping quarters at an affordable price with a unique Asian-style pod design and secure keypad entry systems.
CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT, formerly a courthouse and jail, now offers private holding cells, pod beds, and an underground bar. They pride themselves on clean rooms and bathrooms, high-quality bedding, healthy breakfast options, and helpful staff. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, attractions are within walking distance, and breakfast includes continental and buffet options.
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Castle Rock Hostel is a grand building that turned into a hostel in 1997. The hostel is packed with art, character, and antiquity, so much so it's more of a museum or art gallery. It's located beside Edinburgh Castle and is just a minute's walk from the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket. You will love the bright and spacious rooms, FREE Wi-Fi, and great facilities.
The helpful receptionists are happy to answer any questions about Edinburgh and Scotland travel. The hostel offers open lounges, a movie room, a delightful patio, a fireplace, and laundry service for an additional fee.
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Located in the heart of Edinburgh, Royal Mile Backpackers offers a cozy and friendly atmosphere with plenty of space to relax and meet new people. The dorms are bright and clean, with spacious bathrooms. The receptionists are very friendly and offer great advice on what to see and do in Scotland, including booking tours to the Highlands.
There is a wide range of facilities, including free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee, and lockers in each room. The kitchen and dining area are open around the clock, and the hostel is just a few minutes walk from the train and bus stations.
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High Street Hostel is a historic property located in central Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile. Free hostel-wide WiFi, personal power points with USB, and bedlights are available to guests. The hostel boasts state-of-the-art facilities while maintaining a backpacker's atmosphere. Weekly pub crawls, trivia nights, live music events, and discounts at local establishments are offered.
The hostel has single beds in shared dormitory rooms with lockers and bedside safes. Guests have access to self-catering kitchens, a quiet internet lounge, and a party lounge for dining. High Street Hostel offers a unique and fulfilling experience in Scotland's favorite city at competitive prices.
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Located in the heart of the city, just steps away from all modes of transportation, including the train, bus, and tram stations, is the newly refurbished Princes Street Hostel. With private rooms and shared dormitory-style rooms available, guests can enjoy a comfortable and safe stay with amenities such as comfy beds, free wifi, and multiple USB/power sockets.
As if that wasn't enough, the Hostel is located close to popular attractions such as Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and the National Museum of Scotland.
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CoDE Co-Living – The LoFT is a hybrid co-living and hostel in Edinburgh, perfect for short-city trips or longer term stays of up to several months. Located within walking distance to most major sights, this fun and the cool hostel is conveniently located on airport connections.
Guests can relax and unwind in our sophistically designed pods, kitchen, and communal area. For the ultimate luxury experience, our penthouse apartment offers a double bed, private bathroom, kitchen, and roof terrace with castle views.
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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel offers centrally located 5-star hostel accommodation with en-suite rooms that fit solo travelers, families, and groups. Guests can choose to socialize in vibrant spaces, try a delicious range of snacks and drinks at the café bar or opt for self-catering with a well-equipped guest kitchen.
The hostel provides free WiFi, luggage storage, secure bike storage and laundry facilities. The hostel is close to major transport links like Waverley railway station and York Place tram stop, and within walking distance to Princes Street and Edinburgh Rail Station. Don't miss out on the fun nightlife in Cowgate and George Street.
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Kick Ass Greyfriars is a 4-star hostel situated in Edinburgh's Old Town, just around the corner from Grassmarket square. With modern and spacious rooms that include free Wi-Fi, USB charging points, bed lights, and hotel-quality mattresses, guests can relax and enjoy their stay. Security is provided with CCTV throughout the hostel, 24-hour reception, secure electronic swipe cards, and lockers for every bed.
The hostel offers a great atmosphere for meeting new people, and its Kick Ass Crew can give insider tips on the best spots in the city. The bar serves breakfast, dinner, and drinks, and popular attractions like the Royal Mile and The Real Mary King's Close are within walking distance.
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Just sleep @ Urban bnb, located in Edinburgh, offers free WiFi and is within 1.9 km of Edinburgh Playhouse and 2.5 km of Edinburgh Waverley station. Set 3 km away from the Royal Mile, the property is also near Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and The Real Mary King's Close. Guests can enjoy a city view in some units and all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.
Bike hire is available for those looking to explore the city on two wheels. The nearby National Museum of Scotland (3.6 km) and Edinburgh Castle (3.7 km) offer plenty of sightseeing opportunities.
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