Edinburgh Metro

About About this youth hostel

Open 5 July – 25 August

Located in the vibrant Cowgate area of Edinburgh, minutes from the famous Royal Mile, Grassmarket, Scottish Parliament and popular Festival venues.

Edinburgh Metro is open for six weeks July through to August every summer, offering guests comfortable private apartments of 4, 5 and 6 single rooms. Each apartment has shared kitchen and bathroom facilities and all allow for a mix of male and female guests. All apartments are available for exclusive rental.

With reception open 24 hours and free WiFi, Edinburgh Metro is great for groups and individual travellers visiting the city during the busy summer months.

There is no lift or car parking available at Edinburgh Metro, and all rooms are accessed by stair. If you have any issues with mobility and climbing stairs, we suggest considering our Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel as a more suitable alternative.

Hostellers LOVE...

  • Excellent location for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Comfortable private rooms
  • Clean and comfortable
  • Luggage storage

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Edinburgh Metro

Based on guest review ratings
11/2 Robertson's Close Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1LY Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

July and August

Reception Hours

24hr

Check in

From 16:00

Check out

10:00

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.

Amenities

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

Open 5 July – 25 August

Located in the vibrant Cowgate area of Edinburgh, minutes from the famous Royal Mile, Grassmarket, Scottish Parliament and popular Festival venues.

Edinburgh Metro is open for six weeks July through to August every summer, offering guests comfortable private apartments of 4, 5 and 6 single rooms. Each apartment has shared kitchen and bathroom facilities and all allow for a mix of male and female guests. All apartments are available for exclusive rental.

With reception open 24 hours and free WiFi, Edinburgh Metro is great for groups and individual travellers visiting the city during the busy summer months.

There is no lift or car parking available at Edinburgh Metro, and all rooms are accessed by stair. If you have any issues with mobility and climbing stairs, we suggest considering our Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel as a more suitable alternative.

Hostellers LOVE...

  • Excellent location for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Comfortable private rooms
  • Clean and comfortable
  • Luggage storage
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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).