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 the best hostels in Edinburgh with private rooms, here are your top options, guaranteeing a memorable, comfortable, and private stay.
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.
The hostel 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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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.
Their private rooms 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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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 include a movie room with a big screen, a lounge area with comfortable sofas and a cozy fireplace, and an internet lounge with WiFi.
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.
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The 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.
On-site, there is a lounge area available at all times, 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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Princes Street Hostel is centrally located in Edinburgh, close to attractions such as Royal Mile, Edinburgh Playhouse, and the National Museum of Scotland. The accommodation 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 is a modern, 4-star hostel located at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, just 800m from Royal Mile. Here, 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.Available Private Rooms:Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom, Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom, Triple Room with Shared Bathroom.
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Edinburgh Central Accommodation 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.
The 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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Edinburgh Backpackers, 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.
The 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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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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St Christopher's Edinburgh Old Town hostel 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.
This newly renovated hostel 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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