Hostels near Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

Hostels near Edinburgh Castle

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Hostels in Edinburgh

Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 0.2 km / 0.1 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 Edinburgh Castle: 0.2 km / 0.2 miles
Solo Traveller
"…Would definitely stay here again. Great vibe - Liked -- Location was fantastic. Staff was friendly and helpful. Dorm rooms had enough outlets for all to charge electronics. Disliked -- the wifi … More
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 0.2 km / 0.2 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
2 West Port More
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…There are basins and mirrors, plus a hair dryer for guests to use. Common Spaces There are several common spaces for guests to use. There is a space called the Treehouse, which has a book … More
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 0.4 km / 0.3 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 Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 km / 0.4 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 Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 km / 0.4 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 Edinburgh Castle: 0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Party Hostel
"…Cleaning staff were pleasant and helpful. The location of the hostel is great, so close to everything. No problems with noise from other rooms. Bed linen changed regularly. Meals were good and … More
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 0.7 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 Edinburgh Castle: 0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…But I just find it strange they are always there. It's a very large hostel, which makes socializing optional...good for loners and loud mouths. Not much of a party scene at the hostel, but who … More
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 0.8 km / 0.5 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 Edinburgh Castle: 0.8 km / 0.5 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 Edinburgh Castle: 0.8 km / 0.5 miles
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Adjacent to the kitchen is the common area, which consists of tables and chairs and a few games. The reception has a little shop with snacks, drinks, and breakfast items so you don't need to make … More

The Baxter Hostel

City Center
Free Breakfast
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 0.8 km / 0.5 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 Edinburgh Castle: 0.9 km / 0.5 miles
Solo Traveller
"…Loved Edinburgh -- would stay here again. - Bright and cheery, the High Street Hostel is full of color and character. Plaid wall-hangings and upright full sets of knight's armor stand side by … More

Light House Hostel

Bruntsfield
Free Breakfast
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 0.9 km / 0.5 miles
Quiet Rest
20 Gilmore Place ... More
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 0.9 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

The Hostel

Haymarket
Free Breakfast
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 1.1 km / 0.7 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Thought it was very clean for a hostel, the staff were ok. We were allowed to drink in the hostel which was handy at 4 in the morning after a big night out. Also the female cleaner was very nice, … More
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 1.2 km / 0.8 miles
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…If you drive there, parking is available on the nearby streets, metered and restricted from weekdays during the day, free at nights and weekends. Great! - We spent a really nice week in this … More
Distance to Edinburgh Castle: 1.3 km / 0.8 miles
Solo Traveller
6/8 Douglas Gardens ... 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 Castle District: A Backpacker's Fortress

Welcome to the historic embrace of Edinburgh Castle, where ancient stones whisper tales of valor. This guide is your key to unlocking the secrets of the district, tailored for backpackers seeking a truly unique Scottish experience.

Exploring Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is not merely a fortress; it's a living testament to Scotland's rich history. Wander through time within its walls, where each cobblestone holds echoes of the past. Marvel at the Crown Jewels, stand in awe at the Great Hall, and savor panoramic views of the city from the battlements.

Getting Around

Transportation in the Edinburgh Castle district is a journey through history. Navigate the narrow lanes and alleys on foot, immersing yourself in the medieval ambiance. Edinburgh Castle is a compact district, and exploring by foot ensures you don't miss a single historic nook or cranny.

Local Eats and Budget Finds

While Edinburgh Castle itself may not boast eateries, venture into the nearby Grassmarket for a taste of Scotland's culinary delights. From traditional haggis to savory pies, budget-friendly options await at the charming pubs and cafes nestled in the shadows of the castle.

Culture and Tips

Immerse yourself in Scottish culture by attending the daily events and performances within Edinburgh Castle. From military parades to historical reenactments, each experience enriches your understanding of Scotland's cultural tapestry. Remember, the castle isn't just a monument; it's a living stage for history.

Why Stay Near Edinburgh Castle

Here's why Edinburgh Castle is a backpacker's dream:

  • Living History: Immerse yourself in Scotland's past as you explore the castle's storied halls and battlements.
  • Foot Exploration: Discover the district's hidden corners on foot, from the esplanade to the Crown Square.
  • Culinary Adventures: Indulge in Scottish cuisine in Grassmarket, just a stroll away from the castle.
  • Cultural Experiences: Attend daily events within the castle, where history comes to life through parades and performances.

Edinburgh Castle, where every stone tells a tale. This guide is your passport to a truly authentic Scottish experience, tailored for the intrepid backpacker.

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