Students, international students, interns, backpackers, roomates and digital nomads can book cheap dorms and safe private rooms in downtown Edinburgh, close to boarding schools, high schools, colleges, halls of residence and universities, close to buses or train stations, airports or major attractions in Edinburgh.
Enjoy being in Edinburgh's best location & being at the very heart of the city. We are a stroll from the bus, train and the airport bus and a 1 minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, 1 minute from the Royal Mile & 1 minute from the Grassmarket. We are in a relatively quiet street but the city's wonderful late night-life is also just around the corner - ideal! Edinburgh Airport is 10.5 km away. Supermarket,market, cafes, bars & restaurants all nearby. The Scotch Whisky Experience around the corner.
We are located within walking distance of most major sights and we are conveniently located on connections from and to the airport. The train and bus station are just a few minutes by foot from our hostel. We are 10 minutes walk of Edinburgh Waverly Railway Station, while Edinburgh Castle and the old town can be reached in around 15 minutes by foot New Town is a great for tourist attractions, ancient landmarks and scenery. Restaurants, bars, cafe's, shops and supermarkets are all right here.
We are located right in the centre of the Old Town of Edinburgh, in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. All the main attractions of this beautiful city are a mere stone throw away. Stroll to the majestic Edinburgh Castle up the road, or take a quick hike to see the stunning views from Arthur's Seat. Only 5 mins stroll from Edinburgh Railway Station. Edinburgh Castle is a 10-min walk. Supermarket, bars, cafe's all around.
Situated smack bang in the city-centre overlooking Scotland’s most famous street – The Royal Mile. Located halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood palace, you can’t get much closer to the city centre attractions; bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs Step outside and be at the centre of it all. Guests also enjoy the benefit of access to the lively, bustling High Street Hostel with its wide range of facilities.
St Christopher’s Edinburgh is located in the centre of the Scottish capital amongst the charm of the Old Town - right next to Waverley (central) station, opposite the Edinburgh Dungeon and minutes walk from the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle.
Located in the Grassmarket only 3 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle and 3 minutes' walk to Royal Mile, The Elephant House and Greyfriars Kirkyard. Grassmarket, Armstrong's, Edinburgh Castle, The Scotch Whisky Experience all 0.4 km away. Edinburgh Military Tattoo, National Museum of Scotland, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Royal Mile are just under 1 km away. Edinburgh Airport is 10.5 km away. A supermarket, bars, cafes and restaurants are all here.
Located in the Grassmarket only 5 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle and 3 minutes' walk to Royal Mile, The Elephant House and Greyfriars Kirkyard. Grassmarket, Armstrong's, Edinburgh Castle, The Scotch Whisky Experience all 0.4 km away. Edinburgh Military Tattoo, National Museum of Scotland, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Royal Mile are just under 1 km away. Edinburgh Airport is 10.5 km away. A supermarket, bars, cafes and restaurants are all here.
‘Auld Reekie’ is crammed with a volcanic amount of things to do. Literally. With ancient volcano and modern architecture rubbing along side by side and the iconic Edinburgh Castle watching out across the city, the ‘Athens of the North’ has something for groups and backpackers, culture-vultures and comedy diehards alike. One of the most desirable cities to live in the UK, Edinburgh will tempt you out of your dorm and lead you on a merry dance around a city centre overflowing with things to do. And with grand-but-cheap and gloriously shabby-chic hostels downtown, you can properly live the Edinburgh experience without breaking the bank. Just a hop, skip and jump from the city centre youth hostels are bars and shops, museums and the great outdoors that will help you work up a non-too-wee appetite. Time to jump into the Scotland’s beating heart and have a mense time youth hostelling in Scotland’s capital.
Edinburgh Airport is 8 miles (12km) west of the city. There are several ways into the city. The Airlink 100service is a 24-hour shuttle bus between Edinburgh Airport and Waverley Bridge (near Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations). It leaves from Stop D and runs every 10 minutes at peak times, taking about 30 minutes to reach Waverley Bridge. A single costs £4.50. Tickets are available from the driver, the bus stop, the airport information desk or online at www.flybybus.com.
If you get in out of hours (between 00:47 and 04:17, 7 nights a week), the N22 night bus heads into the city and Ocean Terminal in Leith via South Gyle. It runs every 30 minutes and takes 28 minutes to get to Waverley Steps, with a £3 flat fare that gives you unlimited travel for one night.
For a more round-the-houses drive in, going by RBS World Headquarters, the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, take the number 35 bus. It leaves from Stop F and runs every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 30 minutes evenings and Sundays. The journey takes about an hour, and a single is just £1.50.
The tram is a quick way in from the airport to the city centre and the hostels. Pick up a ticket from a vending machine at the airport tram stop. A single ticket to the city costs £5, but that rises to £10 if you buy on board. Trams take about 20 mins to reach the city centre.
Edinburgh Waverley Station is getting a face-lift, but it still has all the usual cafes and services and car hire places you expect from a large rail hub. There are some lovely train journeys along the west coast and to St Andrews, which takes you over the Forth Bridge. Or for a quick jaunt, hop on a train out to Berwick-upon-Tweed for a bit of coastal action.
The tram, with its 15 stops, is a quick way to get around town – and you can now take a bike on the tram too. Single tickets within the City Zone (excluding the Airport Zone) cost £1.50, and 24-hour DAYticket passes covering tram and bus cost £4 (or £9 including the Airport Zone).
Download the Transport for Edinburgh app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to make paying bus fares super easy. Load your phone with m-tickets and the app will let you know when the next bus or tram will be with you.
Buses (except Airlink) are exact-fare only, so you must have the exact change or use an m-ticket. Drivers have no change, so the m-ticket is the way to go if you don’t think you’ll be able to keep the correct change.
A great way to get around, especially when the weather is good. Bike rental can cost between £15 and £20 a day or £70 and £90 a week. The Cycle Scotland shop is just a 7-minute walk from the station, in the heart of the Old Town. They can also recommend some cycle paths or hook you up with a guide.
You can flag down a taxi if it has its light on. At night, going to a taxi rank is the best option (if you call a cab, you’re likely charged about 80p extra). Marshalls at taxi ranks will help you out. Be aware, though, that if you’ve had one too many and the driver doesn’t fancy having you in the car, he or she can refuse to drive you.
Currency: Pound sterling
Voltage:230 V, 50 Hz
Dialing code: +44 for Scotland (United Kingdom), 0131 for Edinburgh
Emergency numbers: Call 999 or 112 for ambulance, police and fire, 808 for a 24-hour medical helpline and 111 for NHS 24 services. For non-emergency police services call 101.
Opening hours:In general, shops are open 09:00-17:30, with late-night shopping on Thursday until 19:30 or 20:00. Many larger stores open all day on Sundays, and pubs, bars and restaurants open much later.
Accident and Emergency Departments (A&Es):
24-hour A&E Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SA
0131 536 1000
24-hour A&E Department, St John’s Hospital
Livingston Howden Road West,
Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6PP
This is the main Post Office and is in the West End of Edinburgh, just a short walk from Haymarket station.
4a West Maitland Street, EH12 5DS
0131 229 5906
3 Princes Street, EH2 2QP, Tel 0131 473 3868
There is also a Visitor Information Centre at Edinburgh Airport.