Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Edinburgh Central is a 5 star youth hostel located 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 individuals, groups or families looking to discover the country's capital city.
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.
- Ideal Location
- Great Breakfast
- Comfortable Private rooms
Facilities & Services
Open all year
Open 24 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),
Private Rooms Available
En Suite Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Conference and meeting facilities
Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen
Suitable for Wheelchair Users
Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Access with limited mobility
10/10/18found the staff really great made the stay enjoyable, staff also gave helpful ideas for visits
09/10/18The staff were very helpful. The meals were good. The location of the hostel is perfect for groups. I would use the hostel again: good value and a central location.
Lycée Salvador Allende
09/10/18There was a warm welcome as soon as I arrived. A very comfortable bed and excellent shower plus en suite facilities. My vegetarian breakfast was brought to the table, a very unusual and considerate action. An ideal location for all the city centre attractions.
09/10/18Splendid hostel. Room was comfortable, clean and well appointed. Staff were very friendly.
08/10/18An excellent service with a great price. I made some mistakes whilst reserving a room but customer service were swift and efficient in sorting me out. Stayed in a private 3 person room with two friends and it was great. It also just so happened to be in a perfect location for my group. My only gripe would be that the WiFi wasn't super great but could still be used for the basics just fine. I enjoyed my stay and highly recommend it.
03/10/18I stayed a night. The welcoming was good. I could leave my luggage to visit the city before checking in. The private light didn't work, otherwise it was very comfortable and well situated. I enjoyed the evening spent with other hostellers, and had a good night sleep.
03/10/18It was a great time with our three children (3, 6, 9yo). We felt welcome and really enjoyed our stay.
24/09/18Perfect location. A great place to stay.
24/09/18nice youth hostel with friendly atmosphere and walking distance for the sights of Edinburgh
23/09/18Very friendly and helpful staff. Location was perfect for touring Edinburgh. No complaints and will definitely recommend to my friends.
21/09/18nice twin room
nice friendly staff
18/09/18Friendly staff. Conveniently located. Clean and cozy.
17/09/18I have stayed here regularly over the last year and have always been happy with the friendly staff, great service and the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms. This standard has been constituent throughout the year regardless.
22/08/18Visiting in August for the Fringe and other festivals. Walking up Arthur's Seat for great views of the city and surrounding coastline and countryside.
17/08/18Went for the Edinburgh fringe .. this location was perfect and the airport tram stop is only 5 mins walk away
Fringe Fest Fan
06/08/18The staffs were great, the foods were very good and location was quite and good.
03/08/18Well located in Edinburgh and easy to access with the tram from airport.
28/06/18Make sure you get out the main tourist hub and explore some of the smaller local bars where you can hear some traditional Irish music
Jen - Sydney Australia
24/06/18Very close to Waverley station.
05/06/18Best value accommodation in Edinburgh. Friendly and helpful staff make stay very enjoyable. Comfortable and clean rooms. Well located near centre of Edinburgh and public transport close by.
16/05/18The whole city was friendly and inviting we are coming back note: 3 walking tours in one day all though fantastic maybe overdoing it ?? just spend more time here it truly is well worth it??
02/05/18Excellent, the best city centre hostel I've used, staff really friendly and helpful.
28/04/18Excellent service as ever. Would highly recommend if you need somewhere clean and affordable to stay. Well placed for shops / pubs and City Centre too.
20/04/18I have stayed at Edinburgh Central YH before and it is an excellent place to stay in Edinburgh. On previous visits I have always bought all my meals at the Hostel. This time I made use of the members's Kitchen and was very impressed. A very spacious kitchen area and adjoining dining area with formal and more informal seating to relax with friends in the evening. Many thanks for another very comfortable stay.
16/04/18I love this youth hostel. It's big, warm, ultra-clean. friendly & professional staff and within walking distance of the city center of one of the nicest & safest cities in the World.
15/04/18Perfect base in Edinburgh
14/04/18Very friendly and helpful staff, very comfortable premium room at a great value.
17/03/18Loved the hostel and the overall experience. Great location and. convenience for accessing most of Edinburgh”s most famous attractions??????
12/03/18Both myself and another guest experienced problems with the wi-fi bad enough that rendered it almost useless, even in the lobby. I was unable to even check my email on either of my devices, even in the middle of the day when the hostel was fairly empty. It was surprising, considering how modern all the other facilities were.
- Ideal 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).