Hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
10 Feb — 11 Feb2
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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Edinburgh:$84/night
Cheapest price found:$14/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$34 - $176
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$34 - $70
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Edinburgh hostels

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Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
8.3 Excellent
50 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Centrally located, CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

2
Premier Inn Edinburgh A1 Musselburgh
Carberry Road, Musselburgh Eh21 8Pt, Uk, Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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2.0 km from city centre, Musselburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Premier Inn Edinburgh A1 - Musselburgh offers a comfortable setting when in Musselburgh. It also provides a 24-hour reception, wireless internet and meeting rooms.

3
Castle Rock Hostel
8.6 Excellent
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Conveniently located, Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing areas. It is close to Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral and Royal Mile.

4
Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+)
7.9 Good
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is located just a short walk from Princes Street and St Giles Cathedral. It is steps from the National Museum of Scotland, restaurants and nightlife options.

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Cowgate Hostel
94 -116 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hostel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is moments from St Giles Cathedral, restaurants and nightlife options.

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Destiny Student - Holyrood
6.6 Good
31 Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Within 20 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, Destiny Student - Holyrood Brae House offers guests a convenient base when in Edinburgh. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and a concierge.

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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
7.9 Good
9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.2 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Situated within walking distance of Edinburgh Bus Station, the hostel offers guests a convenient base while in Edinburgh. It is located in close proximity to a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

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Kick Ass Grassmarket (18+)
8.2 Excellent
2 West Port, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Centrally located, Kick Ass Grassmarket 18+ hostel offers easy access to Edinburgh's popular retail areas and tourist attractions. It is also located only minutes away from Edinburgh Castle.

Cheapest hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

West End Hotel
7.5 Good
35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Located in Edinburgh, West End Hostel provides stylish, 3-star accommodation close to St Mary's Cathedral. This modern hostel is set in the heart of the city.

$16
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St Christopher's Edinburgh
6.9 Good
9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

The hostel provides themed accommodation in Edinburgh and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located in the city centre.

$17
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High Street Hostel
8.1 Excellent
8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Centrally located, High Street Hostel offers easy access to Edinburgh's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. Guests can also make the most of free internet in all areas.

$17
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The Baxter Hostel
7.3 Good
5/2 West Register Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

A 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, The Baxter Hostel has an accessible setting, making it an ideal place to stay while visiting Edinburgh. This hostel is set in the heart of the city.

$19
Avg. per night
Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation
8.2 Excellent
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2.0 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First - Campus Accommodation offers 3-star accommodation in Edinburgh. It is located just a short stroll from plenty of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

$166
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Destiny Student Shrubhill - Campus Accommodation
6.6 Good
8 Middlefield, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Located within walking distance of Edinburgh Bus Station, Destiny Student - Shrubhill Campus Accommodation offers guests an ideal base while visiting Edinburgh. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

$808
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Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls
Kincaids Court, Guthrie Street 4/2, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Centrally located, Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main shopping and sightseeing areas. Just a short walk from St Giles Cathedral, it offers modern rooms equipped with an in-room dining area, tea and coffee making facilities and a refrigerator.

$879
Avg. per night

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Facts about staying in Edinburgh

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Edinburgh?

    $85 per night is how much hostels in Edinburgh cost, on average. $14 per night was the lowest price recently found by HotelsCombined users - but anything for $37 per night or less is a good deal. Edinburgh hostel prices fluctuate throughout the year, with August being the most expensive month to book, and in January being the cheapest.

  • What’s the best hostel in Edinburgh?

    Castle Rock Hostel is the best Edinburgh hostel according to HotelsCombined users. Castle Rock Hostel has a rating of 8.6/10 from 2,258 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport?

    The closest Edinburgh hostel to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport is West End Hotel, which is 9.6 km away.

  • What area of Edinburgh is most popular to stay in?

    While there are other neighbourhoods throughout Edinburgh, 8% of HotelsCombined users searched for hostels in Old Town in the past 12 months, making it a popular choice. a&o Edinburgh City is our most popular hostel in this area.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Edinburgh closest to Edinburgh Waverley Station?

    The Baxter Hostel is the most popular hostel in Edinburgh that’s close to Edinburgh Waverley Station (the city’s most popular landmark). There are 0.2 km from The Baxter Hostel to Edinburgh Waverley Station. While there may be other hostels near Edinburgh Waverley Station, The Baxter Hostel is highly rated (7.3/10) by 1,232 users.

  • Should I stay in a Edinburgh hostel?

    Staying at a hostel is beneficial if you’re looking to travel to Edinburgh on a budget. Spending less on accommodations means you can spend more on activities, food, and souvenirs. You may find that some hostels in Edinburgh offer amenities similar to those that hotels provide, such as continental breakfasts, 24/7 check-in, an on-site bar, and free Wi-Fi - so there’s often no need to forego any travel comforts.

  • Does Edinburgh have hostels with “wifi” listed as an amenity?

    Yes, there are hostels in Edinburgh with “wifi” as a listed amenity. According to our data, 15 hostels have the “wifi” amenity in the Edinburgh area. West End Hotel is a popular hostel among HotelsCombined users who are looking for this particular feature.

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