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
This hostel is fantastic and outweighed my expectations. The staff are so friendly and helpful, it is spotlessly clean. It's also in a great location. Would recommend it to anyone!
A back room has no road noise.
Linda - England
Both 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 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.
Central location, just 10 minutes from the train station.
Brilliant location, wonderful, modern and clean hostel with friendly staff.
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).