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Edinburgh is a compact and hilly city full of pubs, interesting venues, and history, all with the iconic Edinburgh Castle overlooking it.
If you're looking for budget friendly and the best hostels in Edinburgh with private rooms, let us show you the top options, guaranteeing a memorable, comfortable, and private stay.
Quick answer: The Best Hostels in Edinburgh with Private Rooms
Castle Rock Hostel is a lively and stylish property located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. The hostel is just a stone's throw from Waverley Train Station, Grassmarket, and Edinburgh Castle.
Common areas at Castle Rock Hostel include a movie room with a big screen, a lounge area with comfortable sofas and a cozy fireplace, and an internet lounge with WiFi. You can also ask their staff about the free walking tour if you want to explore and know more about Edinburgh.
Guests of this hostel can make use of a large and well-equipped kitchen. Additionally, laundry and luggage storage services are available.
Available Private Rooms:Triple Room, Quadruple Room. The average price per night starts at $165.
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CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT is a former courthouse and jail transformed into a premium pod Hostel in Edinburgh. Here, guests can enjoy unique private rooms and Japanese-style pod concept with secure keypad entry systems at a low cost.
CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT is centrally located in the vibrant and beautiful Edinburgh city center, within walking distance to most major sights, and conveniently located on connections to and from the airport. The train and bus station are just a few minutes walk from the hostel.
Available Private Rooms:Twin Room with Ensuite Bathroom, Double Room with Ensuite Bathroom, Double Room with Shared Bathroom.
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High Street Hostel is a historic property situated in central Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile. Here, guests can enjoy a self-catering kitchen or relax in the quiet internet lounge or more vibrant party lounge. Edinburgh Railway Station and Edinburgh Castle are just minutes away, making it an ideal location.
There is a lounge area at High Street Hostel, where guests can mingle and socialize with like-minded travelers with weekly organized events like pub crawls and trivia nights.
Available Private Rooms:Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom, Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom.
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Let's take a look at another hostel Edinburgh has to offer. Princes Street Hostel is centrally located in Edinburgh, close to attractions such as Royal Mile, Edinburgh Playhouse, and the National Museum of Scotland.
Princes Street Hostel offers a shared lounge and free WiFi in a non-smoking property just 300 meters from Edinburgh Waverley station. Private rooms and shared dormitory-style rooms are available.
All beds feature fresh linen and superior quality mattresses, as well as a comfy bed, lamp, multiple USB/power sockets, WiFi, and large windows.
Available Private Rooms: Double Room, Quadruple Room.
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Kick Ass Greyfriars, one of the best party hostels Edinburgh has to offer, is a modern, 4-star hostel located at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, just 800m from Royal Mile.
At Kick Ass Greyfriars guests can enjoy a beer garden with castle views and a fun atmosphere with pub crawls, pub quizzes, and cozy common areas with games and a pool table.
With 24-hour reception, secure electronic swipe cards, and CCTV throughout, guests will feel at ease while staying in modern, clean private rooms that offer free Wi-Fi and USB charging points. Experience the vibrant energy and non-stop excitement of the party hostel Edinburgh has to offer.
Available Private Rooms:Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom, Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom, Triple Room with Shared Bathroom.
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Argyle Backpackers is a popular Edinburgh hostel located near many top attractions, including the University of Edinburgh, The Real Mary King's Close, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and Edinburgh Castle. The hostel's private rooms are well-furnished, with bed linen included, and some rooms have a safety deposit box. Guests can take advantage of the shared kitchen and luggage storage, bike hire, and cycling opportunities in the area.
Argyle Backpackers is situated in two Victorian townhouses and has been exceeding standards for over 25 years. Organic food shops, fruit and veg shops, supermarkets, cafes, and pubs are all within walking distance. The Old Town, The Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland, and other city attractions are only a short walk away. The area is home to Edinburgh University and Napier University campuses.
Available Private Rooms:Single Room, Double Room, Triple Room, Twin Room.
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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is a 5-star hostel located in the heart of Edinburgh. The hostel is strategically positioned near major transport links, making it easier for guests to explore the city.
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel's recently refurbished entrance, reception, lounge, café/bar, and restaurant spaces provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests to relax, eat, drink, and socialize. Guests can indulge in the delicious range of cakes, snacks, and drinks offered in the café bar, which is open daily from 8 am to 10 pm. If guests prefer to self-cater, there is a small but well-equipped guest kitchen available. Additionally, for those looking for a little more privacy, a room is available to hire for meetings, functions, and special events.
The hostel offers free WiFi to all guests, as well as a laundry service, a secure bike store, and luggage storage for anyone arriving early and eager to explore the city. The historic Royal Mile and the views from Arthur's Seat are just a short walk away, while vibrant nightlife in Cowgate and George Street is within a mile's walk.
Available Private Rooms:Twin Room, Quadruple Room, 2 Person Private Double Room, Single Room with Bathroom, Triple Room, Standard Family Room, Triple Room with Private Bathroom.
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Located in Edinburgh, Just sleep @ Urban bnb offers free WiFi and is situated within 1.9 km of Edinburgh Playhouse and 2.5 km of Edinburgh Waverley station. The hostel is conveniently located near popular attractions such as Royal Mile, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and The Real Mary King's Close, all within 3.3 km. Guests can also visit Royal Yacht Britannia, just 1.7 km away.
The hostel features well-equipped units with amenities like a coffee machine. Some units at Just sleep @ Urban bnb offer a city view and have a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. All rooms provide guests with bed linen and towels.
Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy the popular cycling routes nearby, and bike hire is available at Just sleep @ Urban bnb.
For those interested in exploring the city's cultural offerings, the National Museum of Scotland is 3.6 km away, while Edinburgh Castle is 3.7 km away. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, conveniently located 12 km from the hostel.
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CoDE Co-Living – The LoFT is a unique co-living and hostel hybrid in Edinburgh, offering innovative, modern design combined with traditional, elegant red brick architecture. Here, guests will find a kitchen and communal area intelligently laid out to ensure those who stay here can relax, unwind, and meet interesting new people.
Private rooms at CoDE Co-Living – The LoFT are extremely cozy, but one of their most popular accommodation is their penthouse apartment which offers a luxurious private room with a double bed, its own kitchen, a private bathroom, and a roof terrace with views of the castle.
Available Private Rooms:Family Room with Shared Bathroom, Penthouse Apartment with Balcony.
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Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel, situated in the heart of Edinburgh, provides free WiFi and a shared lounge. The property is close to popular tourist destinations such as The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh Waverley station, and Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel comprises four separate buildings with multiple dormitories and private rooms. As a fun and youthful hostel, Edinburgh Backpackers caters to the needs of young and young-at-heart backpackers who want to enjoy themselves while in Edinburgh. Nearby sites of interest include the National Museum of Scotland, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and the University of Edinburgh.
Available Private Rooms:Double Room with Private Bathroom, Twin Room with Bathroom, Double Room with Shared Bathroom, Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom.
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St Christopher's Edinburgh Old Town is perfectly situated in Edinburgh's Old Town neighborhood. The hostel offers air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi, and a bar. The National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Waverley station are just a short walk away, while the University of Edinburgh is only a 1.1 km journey.
St Christopher's Edinburgh Old Town offers modern and bright rooms, newly built bathrooms, and contemporary dorm and private rooms that include USB ports, plug sockets, and storage lockers. The hostel also offers benefits such as daily drink deals and a Happy Hour in their on-site bar, Belushi's. A continental breakfast is available every morning for an extra fee.
Available Private Rooms:Double Ensuite, Twin Room with Bathroom, Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom, Single Room with Private Bathroom, Budget Twin Room.
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The Baxter Hostel, situated in Edinburgh's city center, offers boutique-style private accommodation. The property includes facilities such as a 24-hour front desk, a shared self-catering kitchen, luggage storage, and a shared lounge. The hostel is conveniently located near Edinburgh Waverley Station, the Omni Centre, and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
This custom-built hostel is designed in a vibrant and unique style and has a shared kitchen and a chilled-out lounging area.
Available Private Rooms:Quadruple Room.
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Conveniently located just off the Royal Mile, a&o Edinburgh City offers guests free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a vibrant restaurant and bar. The hostel is ideally situated, with Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station just 400 meters away.
Guests can choose from a variety of spacious rooms and dormitories at a&o Edinburgh City, all featuring large bunk beds and en suite bathrooms with refreshing power showers. The accommodations boast stylish decor, ensuring a comfortable stay.
a&o Edinburgh City is also home to the popular Bar 50, a fully licensed restaurant and bar equipped with Sky Sports and a pool table, creating a lively and enjoyable atmosphere.
The hostel's prime location places it a mere 700 meters from the shops and bustling nightlife of Princes Street, while Holyrood Palace is half a mile away. Guests can also take a leisurely 5-minute stroll to reach Princes Street Gardens, immersing themselves in the serene surroundings.
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Located in an original Victorian building, The Hostel offers a unique and vibrant atmosphere for travelers. The dorm rooms are spacious and filled with natural light, thanks to the large windows and high ceilings. Situated directly opposite Haymarket Train Station, the hostel provides convenient access, and Princes Street is just a short 5-10 minute walk away.
Guests at The Hostel can enjoy comfortable modern bunk beds and fresh bedding. The bedrooms showcase original artworks by Jade Carrera, adding a touch of creativity to the space. Bathroom facilities are shared among guests.
The hostel offers free 24/7 WiFi in its public areas, allowing visitors to stay connected throughout their stay. For entertainment, there is a pool table and a communal lounge equipped with digital TV. The modern kitchen, complete with two ovens, is available for guests to prepare their meals. Additionally, there is a pleasant outdoor area with tables and chairs, providing a delightful spot to relax and socialize.
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St Christopher's Edinburgh Original offers budget-friendly accommodation in central Edinburgh. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, an electronic card entry system, lockers, and insured luggage storage. The property is just a 5-minute walk from Princes Street, and the University of Edinburgh is half a mile away.
Each room at St Christopher's Edinburgh Original is furnished with comfortable beds and includes bed linen, which is serviced daily. Some room types feature an en suite bathroom, while shared bathroom facilities with complimentary hot showers are also available. Towels can be provided for an additional fee, and guests can request padlocks, international plug adaptors, hairdryers, and ironing facilities.
Start the day with a continental breakfast, available daily. The hostel's 24-hour reception ensures round-the-clock assistance, and the St Christopher's Edinburgh Original kitchen is open from 08:00 to 22:00, offering guests a 25% discount on food. The hostel also boasts a fully refurbished bar, a separate entertainment venue, live sports coverage, and live music, providing ample opportunities for socializing and entertainment.
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Edinburgh offers an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking history, culture, and stunning landscapes. Immerse yourself in the city's rich heritage as you explore iconic landmarks like Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the picturesque Arthur's Seat.
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