Edinburgh Central

About About this youth hostel ....

Edinburgh Central offers 5 star VisitScotland accredited hostel accommodation in the heart of the city, close to major transport links and ideally positioned for exploring Scotland's capital. The hostel offers a wide variety of private rooms and shared dorm accommodation making it a perfect base for couples, families and solo travellers looking to explore and enjoy Scotland’s capital city on a budget. All rooms have en-suite facilities and individual lockers.

The hostel’s welcoming and vibrant communal spaces are perfect for relaxing and socialising. Our Café Bar is open from 7am to 11pm daily offering a wide selection of delicious food and drink. WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a small but well-equipped guest kitchen, meeting rooms, laundry, secure bike storage and a luggage store for anyone arriving early and eager to head off right away to explore the city!

The hostel is just ten minutes on foot from Waverley railway station, the bus station and close to York Place tram stop. Parking near Edinburgh Central is possible, with on-street Pay & Display spaces in the surrounding area and at nearby Greenside Car Park (contact the hostel directly for more information).

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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

16:00 - 23.00

Check out

07.00 - 10:00

Access Hours

We are happy to welcome you. Subject to availability: early check-in and late check out may be available for an extra £10 per room


Free Wifi

Secure Lockers

Towel Hire


Games Room

Pool Table

Lounge/TV Room

Guest Reviews

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).

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