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Hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Popular hostels in Edinburgh

Discover well-known properties in Edinburgh that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 4,660 hotels in Edinburgh and price data was last updated on 12 June 2024. The average price for a hotel in Edinburgh is $122/night.
These are some of the hostels in Edinburgh with the highest demand. Users can use the filters present to refine their search even further.
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5/3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, Haystack Hostel has an accessible location, making it an ideal place to stay while visiting Edinburgh. This modern hostel is set in the heart of the city.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
8.2
Excellent
1018 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
3-5 Amphion Lane (Murano Place), Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Destiny Student - Murano Campus Accommodation is located in Edinburgh and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property can also make use of free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
6.6
Good
2457 reviews
Location
1.6 km from city centre
8 Middlefield, Edinburgh, 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.
Free Wi-Fi
6.6
Good
2121 reviews
Location
1.6 km from city centre
14 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Argyle Backpackers is located in Edinburgh and offers free wireless internet. The various amenities this Victorian hostel has to offer include a tour desk, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.
Free Wi-Fi
7.2
Good
961 reviews
Location
1.5 km from city centre
13 Sciennes, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Meadow Court - Campus Accommodation is a comfortable base while in Edinburgh and is close to everything the area has to offer. Guests can also make use of free Wi-Fi throughout their stay.
Free Wi-Fi
7.4
Good
7 reviews
Location
1.7 km from city centre
5/2 West Register Street, Edinburgh, 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.
Free Wi-Fi
7.4
Good
2947 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
Perth College Uhi, Crieff Road, Perth, United Kingdom
Perth Youth Hostel provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Perth. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.0
Excellent
315 reviews
Location
2.1 km from city centre

Tips for booking hostels in Edinburgh

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Edinburgh. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 12 June 2024.
Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Edinburgh:$122/night
Cheapest price found:$24/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$42 - $183
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$66 - $211
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Edinburgh hostels

Browse through properties in Edinburgh that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 4,660 properties in Edinburgh and data was last updated on 12 June 2024.
Some of the best Edinburgh hostel options as decided by our users. Make sure to read hostel descriptions and reviews to find the right property right for you.
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50 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$62
Avg. per night
1 a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
$44
Avg. per night
Carberry Road Musselburgh Eh21 8Pt Uk, Musselburgh, United Kingdom
2.0 km from city centre
$147
Avg. per night
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$31
Avg. per night
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$32
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105 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$31
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50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$39
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18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$71
Avg. per night

Cheapest hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

Discover affordable stays in Edinburgh that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Edinburgh can be found for as low as $25 per night. There is currently one property in Edinburgh that can be booked for this price. West End Hotel is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Edinburgh. Price data was last updated on 12 June 2024
For those on a budget, these are the cheapest hostels available in Edinburgh for the selected dates. Consider alternative dates if you're able to compare prices.
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35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$25
Avg. per night
9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$28
Avg. per night
8-18 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$30
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2 West Port, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$32
Avg. per night
6-8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$35
Avg. per night
65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$38
Avg. per night
9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$39
Avg. per night

Hostel prices in Edinburgh

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Edinburgh to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Edinburgh at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 12 June 2024.
An overview of the average price of hostels by hostel class in the Edinburgh. We've also highlighted the most popular hostels and best value within each hostel class.
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Carberry Road Musselburgh Eh21 8Pt Uk, Musselburgh, United Kingdom
35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Other accommodations in Edinburgh

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126 Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$132
Avg. per night
10 Hill Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$219
Avg. per night
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
$759
Avg. per night
1 Tower Place Leith, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$223
Avg. per night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.7 km from city centre
$343
Avg. per night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.1 km from city centre
$242
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Edinburgh to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 12 June 2024.
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Facts about staying in Edinburgh

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Edinburgh to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 12 June 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Edinburgh?

    $122 per night is how much hostels in Edinburgh cost, on average. $24 per night was the lowest price recently found by HotelsCombined users - but anything for $61 per night or less is a good deal. Edinburgh hostel prices fluctuate throughout the year, with June being the most expensive month to book, and in June 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 3,180 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, 7% of HotelsCombined users searched for hostels in Old Town in the past 12 months, making it a popular choice. Code Pod Hostels - The Court 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 (7.4/10) by 2,947 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 “Kitchen/kitchenette” listed as an amenity?

    Yes, there are hostels in Edinburgh with “Kitchen/kitchenette” as a listed amenity. According to our data, 7 hostels have the “Kitchen/kitchenette” amenity in the Edinburgh area. Destiny Student Shrubhill - Campus Accommodation is a popular hostel among HotelsCombined users who are looking for this particular feature.

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