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Hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Popular hostels in Edinburgh

Discover well-known properties in Edinburgh that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 4,900 hotels in Edinburgh and price data was last updated on 21 April 2024. The average price for a hotel in Edinburgh is €97/night.
These hostels are among the most popular places to stay for users visiting Edinburgh. Try adjusting the dates or room and guest combinations if you're not seeing the options you're looking for.
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3-5 Amphion Lane (Murano Place), Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Destiny Student - Murano Campus Accommodation is located in Edinburgh and is close to the area's popular attractions. Those staying at the property can also make use of free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
6.6
Good
2456 reviews
Location
1.6 km from city centre
5/2 West Register Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, The Baxter Hostel has an accessible setting, making it an ideal place to stay while visiting Edinburgh. This hostel is set in the heart of the city.
Free Wi-Fi
7.4
Good
2742 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
8 Middlefield, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Located within walking distance of Edinburgh Bus Station, Destiny Student - Shrubhill Campus Accommodation offers guests an ideal base while visiting Edinburgh. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.
Free Wi-Fi
6.6
Good
2117 reviews
Location
1.6 km from city centre
6-8 Douglas Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Belford Hostel is located in Edinburgh and is close to the area's popular attractions. This hostel is set in the heart of the city.
Free Wi-Fi
6.9
Good
375 reviews
Location
1.5 km from city centre
65 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Centrally located, Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main shopping and sightseeing areas. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.
Free Wi-Fi
7.5
Good
1302 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
13 Sciennes, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Meadow Court - Campus Accommodation is a comfortable base while in Edinburgh and is close to everything the area has to offer. Guests can also make use of free Wi-Fi throughout their stay.
Free Wi-Fi
7.4
Good
7 reviews
Location
1.7 km from city centre
Glencoe, Ballachulish, United Kingdom
Glencoe Youth Hostel is ideally placed in a peaceful setting in Glencoe, just a short car ride from Ballachulish and Kinlochleven. Guests can also make the most of complimentary internet access.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.3
Excellent
605 reviews
Location
3.6 km from city centre

Tips for booking hostels in Edinburgh

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Edinburgh. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 21 April 2024.
Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Edinburgh:€97/night
Cheapest price found:€19/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Friday
€29 - €181
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€30 - €205
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Edinburgh hostels

Browse through properties in Edinburgh that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 4,900 properties in Edinburgh and data was last updated on 21 April 2024.
Our users rated these hostels as some of the best places to stay in Edinburgh. Take a look at user reviews to learn why these properties were rated the best.
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50 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€49
Avg. per night
1 a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
€41
Avg. per night
Carberry Road Musselburgh Eh21 8Pt Uk, Musselburgh, United Kingdom
2.0 km from city centre
€106
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50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€33
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18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€66
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14 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€84
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9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€35
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5/3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
€33
Avg. per night

Cheapest hostels in Edinburgh, Scotland

Discover affordable stays in Edinburgh that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Edinburgh can be found for as low as €24 per night. There is currently one property in Edinburgh that can be booked for this price. St Christopher's Edinburgh Original is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Edinburgh. Price data was last updated on 21 April 2024
These Edinburgh properties charge the lowest price per night of those we've come across. If you have the flexibility, change the dates selected to compare prices.
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9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€24
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35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€24
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8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€24
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15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€24
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37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€25
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2 West Port, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€25
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105 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€26
Avg. per night

Hostel prices in Edinburgh

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Edinburgh to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Edinburgh at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 21 April 2024.
hostels located in the Edinburgh area sorted by price and hostel class. You'll also find the most popular and best value properties within each hostel class.
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2 stars and under
5/2 West Register Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 stars
3 stars
Carberry Road Musselburgh Eh21 8Pt Uk, Musselburgh, United Kingdom
€106
35 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Other accommodations in Edinburgh

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42 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€348
Avg. per night
11 Brandfield Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€194
Avg. per night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.3 km from city centre
Air conditioning
€166
Avg. per night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.1 km from city centre
€164
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.8 km from city centre
€185
Avg. per night
10 Hill Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€182
Avg. per night
Picardy Place 16-22, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€177
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Edinburgh to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 21 April 2024.
Utilize the map to find properties close to the Edinburgh area(s) or attractions you plan on visiting. More information on a given hostel can be accessed by clicking the hostel's name within the map.

Facts about staying in Edinburgh

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Edinburgh to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 21 April 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Edinburgh?

    €98/night is an average price for a hostel in Edinburgh throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in August is the most expensive month to book, and in February is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found Edinburgh hostels for as low as €19/night. In general, Edinburgh hostels for €56 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Edinburgh?

    Based on our data, Castle Rock Hostel is the best Edinburgh hostel, with a rating of 8.6/10 from 3,106 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport?

    West End Hotel - Hostel is the nearest hostel in Edinburgh to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport, at a distance of 9.6 km.

  • What area of Edinburgh is most popular to stay in?

    The most popular neighbourhood is Old Town, with 22% of our users looking to stay in Edinburgh searching for hostels in this area over the last 12 months. a&o Edinburgh City is a popular hostel in Old Town that might be available for your travel dates, though there are other great properties in the area as well.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Edinburgh closest to Edinburgh Castle?

    The most popular hostel in Edinburgh that’s close to Edinburgh Castle is Castle Rock Hostel. Just 0.2 km separate Castle Rock Hostel from Edinburgh Castle, the city’s most popular attraction. 3,106 HotelsCombined reviewers gave the Castle Rock Hostel a score of 8.6/10.

  • Should I stay in a Edinburgh hostel?

    Staying in a Edinburgh hostel has many benefits, including cost savings, proximity to the centre of the city, a social and laid-back atmosphere, and similar amenities to hotels (such as Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, or 24/7 check-in). Hostels in Edinburgh tend to attract younger, solo travellers, but they can be great for couples and families as well.

  • Does Edinburgh have hostels with “Restaurant” listed as an amenity?

    Yes, 3 Edinburgh hostels list “Restaurant” as an amenity. If you’re looking for a particular hostel in Edinburgh with this feature, then consider staying at the popular Edinburgh Central Accommodation.

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