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.
Facilities & Services
July and August
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.
Private Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Self Catering Kitchen
Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Parking - Charges Apply (nearby or onsite)
Good location in the Old Town. Can be a bit noisy from the road at night. Quite basic but good to have own kitchen.
Would be helpful to know that you can leave your bags before the 4pm Check-in. Would be even better if you could make it more secure with tags or something-you could charge a fee for that-the station charge £12.00 for half a day .
Ruth - England
Fantastic location for the Fringe. Very basic accommodation but good value for Edinburgh in August. We will stay again!
Fantastic location, but be aware that there's a noisy pub nearby and that the floorboards creak & doors bang (so not for light sleepers or people who go to bed early). Mixed flats now, not female-only/male-only. Rooms are private and secure, staff excellent, self-catering facilities good, but teaspoons (in particular) regularly go missing. There's a Poundstretcher on South Bridge that sells cheap cutlery & crockery. Tesco very handy too!
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).