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.
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
Totally friendly staff, really nice people and very close to the train and bus. Enjoyed it very much!
We stayed in this hostel several times over the years, it it still is a really good choice - and a central location for exploring Edinburgh.
Excellent hostel, great social atmosphere for a city hostel.
We had a lovely time and was very surprised as never stayed in a Hostel before but am planning for our next visit. There were people from all over staying at the hostel and all ages. The staff on reception were very helpful and we had breakfast, and it was a lovely setting eating breakfast in the sun.
Great hostel and just the right location out of the main tourist area. Hostel has lots of nooks and crannies but makes it fun to explore. Make sure you get out the main tourist hub and explore some of the smaller local bars where you can hear some traditional music!
Jen - Sydney Australia
Excellent and very close to Waverley station.
Fantastic helpful staff!
The staff was so polite, friendly and accommodating!
Another excellent hostel ideally located. Friendly and helpful staff.
Nice hostel, well located in the centre of Edinburgh. Have been here for three/four times now and it has always been satisfying. Staff is friendly, rooms are clean.
Best 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.
Brilliant location, wonderful, modern and clean hostel with friendly staff.
Central location, just 10 minutes from the train station.
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).