a&o Edinburgh City

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One Bed in a Dorm Room for 6 people | Free WiFi
Twin Room | Free WiFi

Overview of a&o Edinburgh City

a&o Edinburgh City

2.0 star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
Map
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NE

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh6 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle11 min walk
  • Popular LocationGeorge Street12 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)42 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

A&o Edinburgh City is located in Old Town Edinburgh, a neighborhood in Edinburgh, and is near a train station. Royal Mile and Princes Street are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Edinburgh Zoo. Our Dynamic Earth and Victoria Street are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Real Mary King's Close - 5 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • George Street - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 39 min drive

Restaurants

  • Cabaret Voltaire - 2 min walk
  • Dubh Prais - 2 min walk
  • David Bann's Vegetarian Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Monteiths - 2 min walk
  • Stac Polly - 2 min walk

About this property

a&o Edinburgh City

Hostel in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh
Royal Mile and Princes Street are located near a&o Edinburgh City, which provides a terrace, a garden, and laundry facilities. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Bar 50, the onsite restaurant. In addition to a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), ATM/banking services, and an elevator
  • A 24-hour front desk, a TV in the lobby, and smoke-free premises
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a vending machine, and express check-out
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at a&o Edinburgh City have amenities such as free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers

Languages

English, French, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 7.60 for adults and GBP 3.80 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Bar 50

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: GBP 11
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 11
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 11 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 7.60 for adults and GBP 3.80 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 11 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 11 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 11 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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, debit cards, and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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
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Smart City Hostels by Safestay
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh
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Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile Hostel
Safestay Royal Mile Hostel
Safestay Royal Mile
Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
Safestay Edinburgh
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Frequently asked questions

Is a&o Edinburgh City pet-friendly?

Yes, this hostel allows dogs (limit 1 per room). There's a fee of GBP 11 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at a&o Edinburgh City?

As of Aug 20, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at a&o Edinburgh City on Sep 18, 2022 start from $17.85, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at a&o Edinburgh City?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime. Early check-in is available for a fee of GBP 11 (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at a&o Edinburgh City?

Check-out is at 10 AM. Late check-out is available for GBP 11 (subject to availability).

Where is a&o Edinburgh City located?

Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hostel is steps from Edinburgh Vaults, Royal Mile, and Princes Street. University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km). Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) is 5 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 7 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at a&o Edinburgh City and receive a full refund?

Yes, a&o Edinburgh City offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to a&o Edinburgh City cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

3.8

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 224 out of 820 reviews
5 - Excellent 27%
Rating 4 - Good. 342 out of 820 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 164 out of 820 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 55 out of 820 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 35 out of 820 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

3.8/5

Cleanliness

3.9/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.6/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was overworked but very friendly. Location convenient.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great Place, Very Central. Comfortable and affordable. I extended my stay. I was hiking so could not meet other solo travellers but there was a lot of options to meet. Like quiz night etc. i will return as it is a great stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great Place to stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Friendly staff. Close to old town. Overall Good stay for the money.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Good location and staff are nice
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was amazing. The place was clean, beautiful and had everything a backpacker could ask for. The staff was friendly at A&O hostel, making the experience complete.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Not disabled friendly
Arrived at 3 am on Sunday 8 th of May 2022 and my flight was 3 hours late from Crete and had a job getting into the building as there was no buzzer and had to attract a security night guard to get into the building where the hostel is situated. I was sent an email stating that a lower bunk was reserved for me and when I got to room 108 bunk 7 had been taken by a fit young man . I was forced with back trouble and arthritis to climb to a top bunk numbered 10 which isn’t a good idea if your disabled. Only stayed 4 hours and hurt my back getting out of bunk 10 and had to jump 2 feet getting out of it . This hostel was formerly run by safe stay who did a much better job than A&O hostel in Edinburgh does. Paid for somewhere that was friendly for disabled people to sleep and didn’t get what I paid for by a selfish person. So promised a place to sleep that a disabled person and wasn’t given it as promised by email . Friendly staff but promises were not kept and I left the hostel with an injured back and very little sleep and pains in my legs . Could do much better .
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice place
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022