Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

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Five star VisitScotland accredited hostel accommodation in the city centre, close to major transport links and ideally positioned for exploring Scotland's capital. 

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is a popular choice for individual travellers, backpackers, families and groups travelling on a budget. Guests can choose from a wide range of accommodation - from spacious shared rooms with individual lockers to private and premium rooms. All rooms in the hostel are en-suite and premium rooms come with a TV, USB plug sockets and coffee making facilities.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast served daily in the dining room or take advantage of the small but well equipped self-catering kitchen. Lunches and evening meals are also available and our licensed café is open all day, offering guests a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a laundry, secure bike store and luggage storage for guests arriving early and wanting to explore the city.  

The hostel also offers meeting facilities for up to 60 with flexible catering packages available; ideal for groups and organisations looking to meet in central Edinburgh.  

Parking near to Edinburgh Central is possible with on-street Pay & Display spaces in the surrounding area and parking at nearby Greenside Car Park. Please contact the hostel directly for more information.

Reception is open 24 hours and the youth hostel is just ten minutes on foot from Waverley railway station, the bus station and close to York Place tram stop. It’s within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions. And, of course, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is perfectly positioned for anyone looking for great value accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival.

If we’re fully booked in July and August, please check out our Edinburgh Metro seasonal youth hostel located in the busy Cowgate area - a popular choice with backpackers looking to discover Edinburgh on a budget.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

  • Central Location
  • Great Breakfast
  • Comfortable Private rooms

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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
9 Haddington Place EH7 4AL Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

Open all year

Reception Hours

Open 24 hours

Check in

15:00

Check out

10:00

Access Hours

We are happy to welcome you at any time, though room access will only be available after 15:00. Early check in and late check out available for an extra £10 per room (subject to availability)

Amenities

Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

En Suite Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Catering Available

Self Catering Kitchen

Cafe

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Towel Hire Available

Conference and meeting facilities

Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen

Shopping Nearby

Suitable for Wheelchair Users

Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Access with limited mobility

Guest Reviews

Five star VisitScotland accredited hostel accommodation in the city centre, close to major transport links and ideally positioned for exploring Scotland's capital. 

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is a popular choice for individual travellers, backpackers, families and groups travelling on a budget. Guests can choose from a wide range of accommodation - from spacious shared rooms with individual lockers to private and premium rooms. All rooms in the hostel are en-suite and premium rooms come with a TV, USB plug sockets and coffee making facilities.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast served daily in the dining room or take advantage of the small but well equipped self-catering kitchen. Lunches and evening meals are also available and our licensed café is open all day, offering guests a range of hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a laundry, secure bike store and luggage storage for guests arriving early and wanting to explore the city.  

The hostel also offers meeting facilities for up to 60 with flexible catering packages available; ideal for groups and organisations looking to meet in central Edinburgh.  

Parking near to Edinburgh Central is possible with on-street Pay & Display spaces in the surrounding area and parking at nearby Greenside Car Park. Please contact the hostel directly for more information.

Reception is open 24 hours and the youth hostel is just ten minutes on foot from Waverley railway station, the bus station and close to York Place tram stop. It’s within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions. And, of course, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is perfectly positioned for anyone looking for great value accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival.

If we’re fully booked in July and August, please check out our Edinburgh Metro seasonal youth hostel located in the busy Cowgate area - a popular choice with backpackers looking to discover Edinburgh on a budget.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

  • Central Location
  • Great Breakfast
  • Comfortable Private rooms

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Reasons to visit

More than just Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to one of the world's most famous summer festivals. One of the UK's most popular tourist destinations, Edinburgh boasts a plethora of world-class visitor attractions including a number which are free: the National Museum of Scotland, Royal Botanic Gardens, Scottish National Gallery, St Giles Cathedral, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish Parliament Visitor Centre. Many attractions also offer regular free guided tours.

From film locations to museums and galleries, fantastic shopping, a vibrant nightlife and fine or relaxed dining - you can even climb Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano! Add to this the spectacular surroundings of the majestic Lothians, or the opportunity to take a rail trip to the Scottish Borders, and you've got a recipe for an unforgettable break.

Whatever you're looking for Edinburgh has it in bundles and will have you coming back for more!

Some experiences not to be missed:

  • Sunrise from Arthur's Seat
  • The Forth Bridges and the new Queensferry Crossing
  • Underground streets of Mary King's Close
  • The Old Town and Royal Mile
  • Lunch in the Grassmarket
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Palace of Holyrood
  • The Elephant House Café (famous from the Harry Potter films)
  • Take in a free performance at the 'Fringe Festival'
  • Whisky tastings!

Look out for free walking tours including: 'Old Town Tour ' and the 'Potter Trail' (muggles welcome).