Hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

21 hostels available. Prices start from $15 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Edinburgh

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Solo Traveller
"…Staff was friendly and helpful. Dorm rooms had enough outlets for all to charge electronics. Disliked -- the wifi gets really bogged down and sketchy with a full crowd (in fairness, August is a … More
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…If we are unable to charge the card the reservation may be cancelled. Cancellation policies for groups: If the whole reservation is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date, the … More
Solo Traveller
"…High Street Hostel is in great condition and is well staffed, with twenty-four-hour reception -- someone is always at hand to answer questions and to stash or retrieve one's valuables in/from a … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…It was close to all things important...Snax, sleazy bars, dark alleyways, and a good view of the large clock. What it lacks in class, it makes it up with in attitude! - Princes Street East … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Guests are usually either longer term stayers or genuine travelers (rather than all-night clubbers and pissheads), and everyone mixes well together. Located just across The Meadows from the town … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The food here is reasonable, but there is a kitchen also provided for guests to use if they wish. The kitchen is quite large and has a lot of facilities for guests to use. Summary The … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Common Spaces Common rooms are abundant and varied. There is a huge entrance with a very helpful information desk staffed twenty-four/seven, a couple of different sitting areas, a luggage room … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
2 West Port More
Adventure Hostels
62 Newhaven road More

CoDE Co-Living – The LoFT

Old Town
Privacy Curtains
Digital Nomads Quiet Rest Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…The mixed bathrooms are found next to the dorm rooms, and offer clean, bright, modern, hotel-type facilities with power showers. If you are travelling as a couple and looking for that extra bit of … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The other functions as a game/party room, with pool table and bar stools. There is no Wi-Fi provided by the hostel (but it can sometimes be accessed from the signal of the cafe downstairs). Books … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Each bed come fitted with USB ports, plug sockets and storage lockers. Did you know the hostel was once a former Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo office? There was even a top secret military safe … More

The Baxter Hostel

City Center
Free Breakfast
Female Solo Traveller Older travelers (+50)
"…Common Spaces There is only one common area, consisting of a living-room/kitchen area. There are several tables, as well as a few places to sit by the window. It is a beautiful area, and many … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The staff were friendly and the facilities (although not quite finished) were impressive for the price -- ensuite toilets and shower rooms, lockers for secure storage, and free internet. The bar … More
Party Hostel
"…The rooms were clean enough (my 4 bed-room had a bathroom in it- nice). The bar seemed cool though I didn't spend any time in it. The staff was nice enough. It was satisfactory, nothing … More
Solo Traveller
"…The real problem with Belford hostel is the lack of ceilings on the rooms. When the church was converted, walls were set up to form rooms. All rooms are open on the top to the high, vaulted … More

The Hostel

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Overall, this reasonably priced, clean hostel located within central Edinburgh and is a great place to stay while traveling through Scotland. Thought it was very clean for a hostel, the staff were … More

Light House Hostel

Free Breakfast
Quiet Rest
20 Gilmore Place ... More
"…Generally, it's tidy and clean but the kitchen is a bit unorderly and crowded. The location of is not ideal, it's a bit far from city centre; it will be an ideal work to walk though the long … More
"…In addition to the noise of cars running, some drunken people shouted and sang songs all night on the street. Finally, it was quite cold at night, although the heater was working. I slept with … More

Hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

22 hostels available. Prices start from $31 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Edinburgh (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Edinburgh.

 On the Royal Mile

Edinburgh is truly one of the greatest cities in Europe, and is often overlooked by those who don't want to spend the time to extend their trip up north to Scotland. Edinburgh serves as a fantastic place to stay, to drink, to explore and as a great launching point into the highlands. Many companies run tours where for less than 50 pounds you can spend the entire day seeing lochs (including Loch Ness), mountains, and valleys.

Edinburgh is a very large city, so be careful to get a hostel close to the downtown core if possible. The city has a great bus system and has been in the works of reinstating their tram system, however as of writing there is no expected date of service. The train station is located in a prime spot right by the Royal Mile, from where you can access the castle, the Queens Scottish residence, Grassmarket or the start of the trail to Arthurs seat. There are a number of Edinburgh backpackers hostels right on Grassmarket (where the nightlife is), but expect lots of noise if you stay there. A more conserved location would be off the Royal Mile, anywhere in the close proximity to the central core.

Edinburgh is known for its rain so make sure you bring a jacket or umbrella. The city has great walking tours and many museums to keep you busy. Try the whiskey and haggis!

Written by local enthusiast for Edinburgh hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Edinburgh hostels Josh

Edinburgh Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Edinburgh, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 21
Average dorm price $39
Average private room price $181
Cheapest hostel in Edinburgh Castle Rock Hostel with $33.5
Party hostels in Edinburgh CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT (9 in total)
Most Edinburgh hostels are located in Old Town, Grassmarket, City Center
Average rating of all hostels 7.6

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Travel Tips for Edinburgh - from the Community

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