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Edinburgh Hostels

Is there a recommended Edinburgh youth hostel?

  • Edinburgh Haddington Place Youth Hostel: This is one of the best hostels in Edinburgh for young travellers. Offering single rooms with private bathrooms, you’ll relish having a quiet, clean place to call home as you explore the city. Other perks include a room for secure bicycle storage, laundry facilities and 24-hour reception. Take your bike for a spin or walk to the city centre, about 15 minutes away.
  • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel: Located in the city’s New Town neighbourhood, this Edinburgh hostel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Complete with an on-site restaurant, bar and café, this spot provides the perfect haven between your jaunts throughout the city. There is even a communal kitchen if you prefer cooking your own meals. This hostel is about a 10-minute walk from the bustling shops and restaurants that line Princes Street.

Can I find a good backpackers’ hostel in Edinburgh?

Royal Mile Backpackers: Just 3 minutes away from Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, this hostel is ideal for those backpacking through Scotland. When you’re not dreaming up your next outing, you’ll appreciate the daily breakfast, on-site laundry facilities and the tour and ticketing assistance for attending live shows. For sightseeing in the city, check out St. Giles Cathedral, a 4-minute walk from your accommodation, and the National Museum of Scotland, just 7 minutes away by foot.

Will I be able to find a party hostel in Edinburgh?

Kick Ass Grassmarket: This accommodation is one of the cheap hostels in Edinburgh that brings the nightlife to you. It allows only guests who are 18 and older and has an on-site bar and lounge. This hostel also hosts film and game nights, perfect for getting to know your fellow travellers. You’ll also be smack dab in the middle of Grassmarket, a historical area that’s home to a plethora of pubs, whiskey bars and cocktail bars.

What is a hostel?


A hostel is a short-term, usually shared space accommodation alternative to a hotel. Hostels may include a kitchen, storage lockers, common area, and sometimes private rooms.


How cheap are hostels in Edinburgh?


Hostels in Edinburgh start as low as £36


How much is a hostel per night in Edinburgh?


Hostels in Edinburgh range from £36 to £163.