Edinburgh Metro

About About this youth hostel

Available from mid-July to the beginning of September, Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel takes over Edinburgh University’s halls of residence on the Cowgate, to provide great value accommodation for visitors to Scotland’s capital during the peak summer months.

Accommodation is in single rooms only, within private apartments of four, five and six rooms available to book. Each apartment has shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, with reception open 24 hours. Edinburgh Metro is ideal for groups or individuals visiting the city.

The hostel is located only minutes from the famous Royal Mile, Grassmarket, the Scottish Parliament and all the Edinburgh Festival action. Whether you're visiting Edinburgh for shopping, sightseeing or to enjoy the museums and nightlife, Edinburgh Metro is an ideal base. This part of town really comes alive during the Edinburgh Festival, with many terrific venues within a few minutes’ walking distance.

Edinburgh Metro offers free WiFi to all guests. If we're fully booked please check our other youth hostels in town: Edinburgh Central or Edinburgh Haddington Place.

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Edinburgh Metro

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11/2 Robertson's Close Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LY Get Directions

Facilities & Services


July and August

Reception Hours


Check in

From 16:00

Check out


Access Hours

There is a 24-hour reception and access for you to enjoy the City. Please note that there are no disabled facilities and access to all rooms is via stairs only - a lift is not available.


Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Self Catering Kitchen

Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen

Laundry Room

Towel Hire Available

Shopping Nearby

Parking - Charges Apply (nearby or onsite)

Guest Reviews

Edinburgh Central or Edinburgh Haddington Place.


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).