Hostels in City Centre, Edinburgh

Hostels near City Centre

# Sorted in order of distance from City Centre

Hostels in Edinburgh

Distance to City Centre: 0.2 km / 0.1 miles
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
Distance to City Centre: 0.4 km / 0.2 miles
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
Distance to City Centre: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Party Hostel
"…It was average, made slightly better by it's convenient location (about 2 minutes from the train station). The rooms were clean enough (my 4 bed-room had a bathroom in it- nice). The bar seemed … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
"…I went to a nearby B&B and the person who runs the place used to work for this manager and claims this is a usual practice in that place and people are often placed in corridors as well. I went to … More

Haystack Hostels


Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The facilities are very clean and secure. The Haggis staff (special shout out to Robbie and Longhaired Chris) was great, which I think is the most important feature of any hostel. They helped out … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Solo Traveller
"…A quality experience ... Home away from home - We stayed in the female only dorm and it was an amazing experience. The staff was very friendly, there was a lot of common area space, the facilities … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…2 days later, I had my computer at home! Very very good staff! Possibly one of the best hostels ever, with a very homely atmosphere and a fantastic crowd. Had a blast everyday. The place was a wee … More

The Baxter Hostel

City Center
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Female Solo Traveller Older travelers (+50)
"…The Wi-Fi works throughout the hostel, but is fastest in the common area. Summary The Baxter is one of our favourite hostels, and we would go back without any hesitation. It has great … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…hen/stag or similar parties. Group payment policies: A non-refundable deposit of 20% will be charged in order to secure the reservation. The remaining balance is due 28 days prior to the … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The toilets have a shelf and there's always enough toilet paper. There are basins and mirrors, plus a hair dryer for guests to use. Common Spaces There are several common spaces for guests … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Books can be exchanged. Because of its central location and its many long-term residents (here on temporary working holiday visas), it tends to be a sociable, party hostel. Summary The … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.6 km / 0.4 miles
"…Check-in from 3pm-8pm (a late check-in charge will apply) Check- out by 11am Cancellation policy is 3 days in advance We accept payment by cash & credit card Taxes are included Breakfast is … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
2 West Port More
Distance to City Centre: 0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Taxes included Breakfast not included, available for additional cost General: 24 hours reception. No special conditions Guest will be required to show an official ID with photo at upon … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Solo Traveller
"…Wireless internet is available for free in the reception and adjacent sitting room, the leather sofas and chairs of which make for a comfortable place to rest after a trek through the city. A … More
Distance to City Centre: 0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The rooms were clean and modern, facilities were brilliant, and the staff were friendly. The atmosphere here is excellent, and the staff make sure they have everything guests need to have a good … More
Distance to City Centre: 1.2 km / 0.7 miles
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…The hostel is in a theater section of the city, so there's plenty of nightlife and especially good deals for early meals abound in the many restaurants on the street. Rooms and Bathrooms … More
Distance to City Centre: 1.2 km / 0.7 miles
"…The kitchen is nice and modern and has both indoor and outdoor seating. The kitchen and sitting room get quite crowded in the evening. There is a small laundry room available. It's piled high with … More

Light House Hostel

Bruntsfield
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 1.3 km / 0.8 miles
Quiet Rest
"…One of the best hostels I've ever seen! - This hostel is amazing. Great staff, clean, comfortable beds, good location. Literally not one bad thing to say about this hostel. I didn't want to leave … More

The Hostel

Haymarket
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 1.4 km / 0.9 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The toilets stalls, while not very private, are kept very clean. The common room does not cater to non-smokers and when busy, can get very smoky. It also has a television, pool table, and a … More

Hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

25 hostels available. Prices start from $29.00 for a dorm bed.
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Neighborhoods in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Centre District: Where Backpacker Dreams Unfold

Welcome to Edinburgh Centre, a district that breathes history and whispers tales of centuries gone by. As you embark on your budget-friendly adventure, let's delve into the heart of this vibrant city district, tailored for the backpacker seeking both tradition and trend.

Exploring Edinburgh Centre

Edinburgh Centre is a patchwork of historical wonders and contemporary charm. From the iconic Royal Mile to the serene Princes Street Gardens, every cobblestone has a story to tell. Traverse the city on foot, absorbing the energy of street performers and relishing the timeless beauty of Edinburgh Castle.

Getting Around

Transportation in Edinburgh Centre is a breeze for backpackers. Navigate the city's well-connected bus system, hop on a tram, or simply wander on foot. The district is designed for exploration on foot, ensuring you won't miss the hidden gems tucked away in narrow closes and wynds.

Local Eats and Budget Finds

Indulge in a culinary adventure within the diverse offerings of Edinburgh Centre. From traditional Scottish fare to international delights, discover affordable eateries in Grassmarket or the alleys of the Old Town. Savor every bite, knowing you're tasting the essence of this eclectic city.

Culture and Tips

Immerse yourself in Edinburgh's cultural tapestry by visiting the National Museum of Scotland or catching a performance at the Festival Theatre. For a timeless experience, consider attending the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's largest arts festival, held annually in August. Tip: Embrace the unpredictable Scottish weather; pack for all seasons!

Why Stay Near Edinburgh Centre

Here's why Edinburgh Centre is the ultimate haven for backpackers:

  • Historical Marvels: Immerse yourself in the stories of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.
  • Walkable Exploration: Wander through narrow closes and wynds, discovering hidden gems on foot.
  • Culinary Adventure: Indulge in diverse and affordable dining options in Grassmarket and the Old Town.
  • Cultural Immersion: Attend festivals, visit museums, and soak in the vibrant arts scene of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Centre, where the past meets the present, and every step is a journey through time. This guide is your ticket to a backpacker's paradise, blending tradition with the spirit of adventure.

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