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4.1 out of 5

"Brilliant location and open all hours. Spacious and great for large group's. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 24 Feb 2019

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One Bed in a Dorm Room for 8 people

Bed Count 8 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£13* Per night/room 27 Oct - 28 Oct

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 10 People

Bed Count 10 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 people

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

One Bed in a Dorm Room for 4 people

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple (Bunk Bed & Single)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Basic Shared Dormitory, Women only

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the helpful staff at a&o Edinburgh City. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Royal Mile. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. This 2-star hostel has 132 rooms. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi in each room.

  • All rooms offer showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include laundry facilities, a lift and a terrace
  • Guests speak favourably about the clean guestrooms and the helpful staff
  • Steps from Royal Mile and Princes Street
  • Dogs welcome for a fee

a&o Edinburgh City ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for a&o Edinburgh City

Everyone (9)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Aug 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Aug 2020 by Reception team

Thanks for your great rating. We appreciate the support!

5 out of 5
Brilliant location and open all hours. Spacious and great for large group's.

Posted by on 24 Feb 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Feb 2019 by Reception Team

Thank you so much for your feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed staying with us! We hope you had a great time in Edinburgh! Kind Regards

5 out of 5

Excellent stay perfect for new year/hogmany

First impression excellent location, for all intense purposes on the royal mile, with ridiculously friendly and courteous staff. Staff genuinely couldn’t have done more to help and make a good, comfortable stay and facilitate your time away from the hostel too. Really lovely foyer and bar, the beds with [LARGE] lockers were more than adequate. Unfortunately I didn’t like the lack of a partition between the main dormitory area where the beds are through to the cubicles containing the toilet just makes one a little self conscious but hey you’re in a hostel. In a hostel where the advantage of meeting lots of new and interesting people from all round the world massively outweighs the minor element of self consciousness. Can’t recommend this hostel enough.

Posted by , from manchester, england on 4 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jan 2018 by Front Office Manager

Thank you so much for your wonderful review it means a lot to us ! We hope you had a great time in Edinburgh & a safe journey to your next destination! Hope to see you again! Warmest Regards

3 out of 5
It is A perfect location to stay, everything is at walking distance.

Posted by on 7 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Nov 2017 by Front Office Manager

Thank you for your review! We are extremely glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you had a good time exploring Edinburgh and a safe journey onwards! Kindest Regards.

5 out of 5

Everything you need great location for Fringe

Great time will use again. Four ladies we like it because we feel safe staying there. This is the second time using this hostel while attending the Edinburgh Fringe.

Posted by on 30 Aug 2017

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3 out of 5
You get what you pay for... Einzelzimmer direkt über dem Innenhof, relativ laut auf Grund der unten im hoteleigenen Pub feiernden Gäste. Einfach, aber sauber, daher für eine Nacht ok.

Posted by , from München on 6 Sep 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Sep 2020 by Reception team

Thank you Andreas for your review. We are happy to hear you found our hostel worth for the money. Hope you had a good time exploring Edinburgh and have safe travels ahead!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Aug 2019 by Reception Team

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here with us here in Edinburgh! Kind Regards,

2 out of 5
Dusche unsauber, Zimmer Wände die ganze Nacht am vibrieren

Posted by on 6 Aug 2019

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31 Aug 2019 by Reception Team

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that you did not enjoy your time here and have passed all comments on to the relevant departments. Kind Regards

5 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Sep 2018

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18 Sep 2018 by Laura

Hi, thank you for your review, we appreciate it :) I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, hoping you had a great time in Edinburgh as well and will be choosing us again in the future as well. Cheers

4 out of 5
Gemütliche Lounge, bequeme Betten, einzig Sauberkeit im Sanitärbereich war ein Minuspunkt.

Posted by on 12 Apr 2018

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12 Apr 2018 by Abi

Hello! Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope you had a great time exploring Edinburgh & had a safe journey on wards! Warmest Regards

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and vending machine are also featured at a&o Edinburgh City. This Edinburgh hostel is smoke free.

  • 132 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)

Room Amenities

A&o Edinburgh City offers 132 forms of accommodation. This Edinburgh hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Bar 50 – This pub serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed Service animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards
  • Online penalty collection

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 6.8 for adults and GBP 3.4 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
  • Smart Hostels Hostel Edinburgh City
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh Scotland
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Hostel
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Safestay
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels by Safestay
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel
  • Safestay Royal Mile Hostel
  • Safestay Royal Mile
  • Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
  • Safestay Edinburgh
  • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
  • a o Edinburgh City
  • a&o Edinburgh City Edinburgh
  • Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
  • a&o Edinburgh City Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • a&o Edinburgh City Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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