a&o Edinburgh City, Edinburgh

Old Town
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Smart City Hostels is an award winning, five-star hostel accredited by Visit Scotland with great facilities that make it the ideal choice for value Edinburgh accommodation in the heart of the city centre. Smart City Hostel's rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and all have en-suite facilities. Our Edinburgh hostel can provide private rooms as well as larger dorm style living, so there really is something for everyone. Smart City Hostels really is the ultimate urban retreat with Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar, Sky Sports, pool tables, and a great atmosphere. Bar 50 has free wifi access.

We have a 24 hour reception, no curfew, a fully secure locker facility, and all of Edinburgh's lively night scene on our doorstep. Guests are assured of a unique experience where they can eat, sleep and play, all in-house. Smart City also offers fantastic city break deals, family and friend packages, group offers and stag and hen specials as well as seasonal offers. So what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself why Smart City Hostels is the smart choice for your journey to Scotland's vibrant and historic capital city.

Our facilities include:
Free Wi-Fi
Bar 50, a fully-licensed restaurant and a bar with Sky Sports satellite channels and a pool table.
Rooms that take from two right up to twelve people
Smartcitygirl rooms with numerous niceties
Sensational en-suite showers in every room
All the towels and bedlinen you'll need at no extra cost
Lift access to all floors
First-rate laundry and kitchen facilities
Top-notch security, such as room keycards and individual lockers, to give you peace of mind
Key card access to floors and rooms
Lockers in every room
CCTV systems
Security provided by 24-hour management and portering
Wheelchair Friendly
Lift / Elevator
No smoking throughout hostel

Location and Contact


• Smartcityhostel Edinburgh is situated just off Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile and a few minute's stroll from both Waverley Railway Station and the Airport Bus terminal.
• From Waverley Train Station
• 1. Exit Waverley station using the Market Street exit
• 2. Turn to your right, crossing the road and turn left into Cockburn Street.
• 3. At the top of Cockburn Street turn left into the High Street (also known as Royal Mile)
• 4. Walk along the High Street for about 50 metres until you reach the Raddisson SAS Hotel.
• 5. At the Raddisson SAS Hotel turn right down Blackfriars Street
• 6. smart city hostel is further down the street on the right hand side. An easy walk and you have already experienced part of historic Edinburgh
• From the bus station
• 1. Leave the bus station using the St Andrew's Square exit
• 2. Turn left and walk down this road towards Princes Street
• 3. Cross Princess Street and turn left towards the Balmoral Hotel
• 4. Turn right into North Bridge and walk until you reach the High Street (also known as Royal Mile) and walk for about 100 metres
• 5. At the Raddisson SAS Hotel turn right down Blackfriars Street
• 6. smartcityhostel is further down the street on the right hand side. An easy walk and you have already experienced part of historic Edinburgh



Address: 50 Blackfriars Street, Old Town, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

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Phone Number: 0131 524 1989
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Breakfast (£4.95)

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Cultural Tour/Class


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers




Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup


Service Animals


Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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