Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Edinburgh Central is a 5 star, VisitScotland accredited youth hostel in the heart of Scotland's capital, offering a range of shared accommodation and private rooms, all en-suite. Premium rooms are also available, with TV and coffee making facilities.

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is an ideal base for backpackers, groups or families looking to explore the country's capital city.

The hostel's central location makes it the perfect accommodation choice for Edinburgh's Fringe Festival.

Our licensed cafe, Haddington Place, offers tea, coffee and cake as well as a range of snacks and meals throughout the day. There's also a dining room where we serve continental and cooked breakfasts, lunches and dinners for both individuals and groups.

Our small self-catering kitchen and dining area downstairs is available to individuals and groups of less than 20.

Free Wi-Fi is available for guests to browse the internet, check email and use social media.

Hostellers Love...

  • 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


Open all year

Reception Hours

Open 24 hours

Check in


Check out


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),


Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

En Suite Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Catering Available

Self Catering Kitchen


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

Free Wi-Fi is available for guests to browse the internet, check email and use social media.

Hostellers Love...

  • Central Location
  • Great Breakfast
  • Comfortable Private rooms


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).