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a&o Edinburgh City
2 out of 5
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NE
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The price is $15 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
3.8/5 Good! (836 reviews)
Fist time hostel.
"My daughter and I have never stayed in a hostel, and we were pleasantly surprised. The afternoon reception staff, who were on on the Friday 23rd, had a bad attitude towards us on checking in but Adam and a young girl in the morning were great and bent over backwards to help us. Thank you"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Destiny Student Shrubhill - Campus Accommodation
2 out of 5
8 Middlefield, Shrubhill, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 4QW
3.6/5 Good! (202 reviews)
"Decent location, friendly staff, everything you’d expect from student accommodation."

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JR
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The price is $71 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
4.1/5 Very Good! (82 reviews)
Good value for money
"It's a backpackers hostel, but the location is really good, and I was able to explore the city. The staff are friendly, and food is good, but facilities are basic (which is expected). I liked it for the price."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2022

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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
3 out of 5
9-13 Market St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1DE
The price is $91 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18
3.5/5 Good! (187 reviews)
Bunk Beds 3 High
"The rooms were to small to have 6 people in them. As far as Hostel’s go, it is not how many people or beds are in the room. It just depends on the layout. This one is terrible. Choose another provider other than St. Christopher’s if you can. I would choose TOC over these guys,"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Kick Ass Grassmarket - Adults Only - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
2 West Port, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2JA
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The price is $80 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13
4.3/5 Excellent! (92 reviews)
"Pod beds kept it secluded and was clean overall"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
5 out of 5
9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 4AL
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The price is $53 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.1/5 Very Good! (119 reviews)
"Great room layout for a family"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

High Street Hostel
3 out of 5
8-18 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NE
The price is $58 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
4/5 Very Good! (162 reviews)
"Amazing stay. No complaints"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation
2 out of 5
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5AY
4.1/5 Very Good! (985 reviews)
"Great place to stay"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Destiny Student Holyrood - Campus Accommodation
2 out of 5
31 Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8EH
3.6/5 Good! (408 reviews)
"This is basic accommodation, but clean and completely met my needs. I got a great rate so felt it was good value when most hotels were almost three times the amount."

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Castle Rock Hostel
2 out of 5
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2PW
The price is $75 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
4.5/5 Wonderful! (316 reviews)
A Must Stay
"An amazing place with amazing view, and an amazing staff who were so very friendly and accomodating."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

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Wilde Aparthotels By Staycity Grassmarket
4 out of 5
26 King's Stables Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2JY
4.6/5 Exceptional! (256 reviews)
"The location was perfect. We could walk to the Castle, restaurants and shops. Parking would be an issue if you’re driving a car but taking a taxi was the best decision ever. We stayed the first night there as well as the last and we’d stay there again."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Eden Locke
4 out of 5
127 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 4JN
4.7/5 Exceptional! (746 reviews)
"The staff is friendly and helpful, the property is conveniently located near lots of shopping and site seeing, and the studio room was comfortable."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Fraser Suites Edinburgh
4 out of 5
Fraser Suites Edinburgh, 12 - 26 St Giles Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1PT
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,366 reviews)
"Great location. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

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Edinburgh Hostels information

Number of reviews 3389
Accommodation 35 Hostels
Lowest Price $15
Highest Price $120

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Edinburgh?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your money for fun things to do. You can check out the historic sites and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Edinburgh?
Based on reviews from our guests, these hostels in Edinburgh have the highest ratings: A&o Edinburgh City - Located steps from Royal Mile. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with showers. Kick Ass Grassmarket - Adults Only - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Royal Mile. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers, lockers, and bed sheets. Destiny Student Shrubhill - Campus Accommodation - Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. Kick Ass Greyfriars - Adults Only - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Royal Mile. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers, lockers, and bed sheets in all rooms. St. Christopher’s Inn Edinburgh - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Edinburgh Waverley Station and Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station). Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with showers and lockers.
How many hostels can I expect to find in Edinburgh?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Edinburgh, one of Expedia’s 34 hostels might be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Edinburgh?
The weather is important when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s a little information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 56°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 39°F. Average annual precipitation for Edinburgh is 28 inches.
What is there to see and do in Edinburgh?
Generally, Edinburgh is known for its historical sites, museums, and local tours. Top attractions include Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile. Get out into nature with places like Princes Street Gardens, Calton Hill, and The Meadows. Cultural attractions include Scotch Whisky Experience, National Museum of Scotland, and Usher Hall.
What's the best way to get to and around Edinburgh while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Edinburgh on hand to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Edinburgh Airport (EDI), located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away. Another option is Glasgow International Airport (GLA), which is 48.3 mi (77.8 km) away. Once you’re on the ground, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Make your way to Edinburgh Airport Tram Stop to catch metro. To explore more of the surrounding area, take a train from Edinburgh Waverley Station, Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station), or Edinburgh Haymarket Station.

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